In Matthew 8:1-4 a leper came and worshipped Jesus. He said, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”
What’s interesting is that the leper did not doubt Jesus’ ability to heal him, but he wasn’t sure whether Jesus was willing.
Isn’t that just like us! We believe Jesus can heal the sick. We know He is able. The thing we often struggle with is whether Jesus is willing to heal us.
Jesus said to the leper, “I am willing ;be cleansed.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
Please receive this message today that Jesus is willing to heal YOU! The devil comes to kill, steal and destroy but Jesus came so you can have life in all its fullness.
Jesus is saying to you, “I am willing, be cleansed”
“I am willing, be healed”
“I am willing, be delivered”
Receive this today and be blessed.
John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”
God loves you
If you were the only person in the world God would still have sent Jesus to die for your sins, so you could be made right with God.
You are important and precious in God’s sight. You are loved. Jesus promised to never leave you and never forsake you, so you are never alone either.
God says, “Your Maker is your husband” in Isaiah 54, and He says with everlasting kindness He will have mercy on you.
The Lord is your refuge and your fortress. When the troubles of the world get too much, run to God for help.
Cast all your cares on God, for He cares for you. He is never too busy to listen to you.
“As the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy to those who fear Him” (Psalm 103:11) God is rich in mercy towards us, His creation.
You can rest in God’s loving arms right now because you are treasured, valued and secure.
To us, when we see someone technically dead, like Jairus’ daughter in Mark 5, we see no more hope.In verse 39 Jesus said, “Why make this commotion and weep? The child is not dead, but sleeping.”
If Jesus says you are only sleeping, there is hope! If Jesus says “You are healed!” there is hope!
Perspective makes such a difference. Don’t look at the circumstances, look to Jesus!
Some people see only the impossibilities – let’s be people that see the endless possibilities that we can have with Jesus.
All things are possible with God!
Today I drove out on the country lanes to get to the school I’ve been working in this week. Every time I get to a particular intersection something unusual happens – the voice of my satnav says, “Take a sharp left” but the map indicates to turn right. It’s very confusing. The first time I followed the voice and got completely lost; the second time I followed the map and reached my destination.
Often in life we hear conflicting messages and we don’t know who to believe. We don’t know where to turn next. The good thing is that God can guide us.
Isaiah 30:21 says, “Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, ” This is the way, walk in it, ” whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left”
If we ask God, He will guide us always. There may be a clamour of voices, but the still, small voice of the Holy Spirit is all we need to hear.
There are new experiences waiting for you in 2017.
In Acts 3 when the lame man was healed he experienced things he never thought he would experience: –
- He walked – which he had NEVER done in all of the 40 years of his life
- He went into the temple instead of being an outsider ,as he had been for all of his life
- He was touched by Peter, hence he touched and experienced the anointing of God through the Holy Spirit (one of the first recorded in the New Testament)
The Bible is full of stories about people having new experiences
Elizabeth , who was barren and very old, experienced the joy of childbirth; blind people became able to see; people were healed and raised from the dead; Joseph experienced prison and then promotion. Many things happened that they couldn’t plan and were not prepared for. They could never have imagined these things happening to them.
You cannot say that you are old now and there’s no time left for new experiences
Moses was in his eighties when he saw the Burning Bush; lead the Israelites out of Egypt; witnessed the parting of the Red Sea and wrote the Ten Commandments.
Serving God is exciting, there are always new things around every corner – for all of us.
But, as it is written in 1 Corinthians 2:9, ” Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” (NKJV)