Tag: Matthew 8:13

Faith, love, and authority!

Scripture reading for January 12th:  Matthew 8

Key Scripture:  Matthew 8:13  “Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go, It will be done just as you believed it would.”  And his servant was healed at that very hour.”  

Rome had placed units of their army in Judea and Galilee to keep peace and protect the land from insurrection.  A Roman centurion was a commander of a hundred men and was under direction of military officers.  The centurion in this story came to Jesus out of deep concern for a servant of his that was paralyzed.   He had evidently heard about Jesus’ ability to heal and came believing in Him.  After Jesus agreed to go and heal the servant, the centurion told Him not to bother coming but to just speak the word!  Jesus was amazed at this Gentile’s faith!  He simply told him to go and it would be done as he believed!  The results were immediate!

As we walk through this year, we will face many difficult situations and attacks of the enemy against us and our loved ones.  Jesus is honored as we call on Him and believe in the authority of His powerful Word!  Let’s make Jesus marvel at our faith each day as we ask and believe for the miraculous!

Observations for over-comers:  Let your compassion for hurting people move you to ask Jesus to heal and to claim His Word as authority over the attacks of Satan!  “. . .and call on Me in the day of trouble;  I will deliver you, and you will honor Me.”  (Psalm 50:15)

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