2017-07-31 - Faith in Action
Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. (Matthew 4:23 NIV)
There is no question Jesus healed people while He was on earth. How did He heal them? Was there a common theme? In several instances, people asked, and Jesus responded with a holy touch or word.
People acted out their faith by asking Jesus to heal them, and He obliged. (See Mark 10:46-52, Matthew 8:5-13, and Luke 17:11-14.) Many times, Jesus would touch the sick, and their unwanted condition instantly left. (See Mark 1:30-31, 5:25-34, Luke 6:19, and 13:10-13.)
Sickness and germs have no power in the Lord's presence, when we acknowledge His healing ability.
Lord, You are capable of moving on my behalf, so please move things that are getting in the way! In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.