Sunday, November 15, 2009

Jesus has power to heal and to deliver

Key verse: “And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father” (Luke 9:42).

Miracles happen today. They are usually history-making and earth-shaking events which usually change the whole course of history and the fate of nations. Believing in miracles is a basic necessity of mankind. The fundamental need of the world today is a rebirth of belief in the supernatural power of the Almighty God.

The father of the lunatic boy in the text under consideration, cried unto the Lord with importunity. Prayer is the only force that can draw the power of God into one’s life. The merciful Christ did not refuse his plea but rather healed his child. Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit when he raged most. The devil threw him down, and tore him, distorted him as if he would have pulled him to pieces. But one word from Christ healed and made good the damage the devil had done to him. They were all amazed at the mighty power of God, which they could not but see in all the miracles Christ wrought. The works of God almighty are amazing especially those that are wrought through the hands of the Lord Jesus Christ; for he is the power of God and his name is wonderful.

God has not changed today. His power as of old is still in operation in the lives of those who believe. He can heal all sicknesses, deliver from oppression and set the captives free. We need to draw His miracles into our life through prayer and faith. And if we have committed any sin, let us repent and turn away from this, for He will surely pardon every confessed iniquity.

Are you sick, weary, depressed or afflicted? The devil comes not but to steal, kill and destroy. But for this purpose Jesus Christ was manifested to destroy the works of the devil in your life. There is abundant life in Christ if we can come to Him with unwavering faith.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Faith in Christ secures unflagging victory.

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