Tuesday, December 12, 2017.
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: When he entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him asking for help: “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, in terrible anguish.” Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.” But the centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof. Instead, just say the word and my servant will be healed… Matthew 8 : 5 – 10
LISTEN: A centurion (an officer commanding a Roman century : a subdivision of the Roman legion) came to Jesus Christ immediately he entered Capernaum, and ask for healing for his sick, paralysed and agonising servant. Instantaneously, Jesus accepted to come heal him. But surprisingly, the centurion asked him not to come to his house for he is not worthy of Jesus’ visit; instead, demanded that he should speak the word and his servant will be healed. From this passage of the bible, we can learn the following: 1). That God is willing to heal because He cares for the sick (Mathew 8 : 7 ; Luke 9 : 11). So, do not allow anyone deceive you that God does not care and will not heal you or yours. Jesus told the centurion, “I will come and heal him.” (Matt 8 : 7). 2). Divine healing naturally follows the gospel of the Kingdom (Luke 9 : 11 ; Matthew 14 : 14). This simply means that anywhere the gospel of Christ is preached healing is released. So, no matter your situation, healing is possible if you can release your faith like the centurion.
Beloved, I want you to know that no situation is strong enough to resist divine intervention (Matthew 8 : 6 – 7 ; 4 : 23). If you can pray and trust God for your healing you cannot be put to shame. Determine to grow your faith and know that God answers to your faith, not just to your prayer. The centurion came to Jesus Christ by faith. He asked (prayed) for the healing of his servant just by the spoken word of God. He believes that God’s word carries divine authority, and therefore can heal sicknesses and diseases (Mathew 8 : 9); that is why he said, ” Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.” (Matthew 8 : 8). Just the word, and his servant was heal. Beloved, are you sick and needs healing? Or maybe trusting God to heal someone for you? I want you to know that faith is the currency with which you can purchase your healing (Matthew 8 : 10 , 13). So, acquire it through hearing and studying of the word and your life will not remain the same (Romans 10 : 17).
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Anytime you hear the word of God, determine to grow your faith.
2. Do not give up on your healing, rather determine to be healed no matter what.
3. Confess your healing today and live as one already healed.
4. Come to Jesus Christ with your medical conditions and trust him for intervention.
Daily Prayer: Everlasting Father, all power in heaven and earth belongs to you. Therefore, I surrender my situations to you, heal my sicknesses and diseases, and set me free, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Task: Beloved, determine to acquire faith through hearing and studying of the word of God and your life will not remain the same.
Daily Reflection: Are you sick and needs healing? Or maybe trusting God to heal someone for you? Just know that faith is the currency with which you can purchase healing. So go for it!
Daily Quote: Divine healing naturally follows the gospel of the Kingdom; hence, anywhere the gospel of Christ is preached healing is released.
Today In History: December 12, 1964 Kenya becomes a republic.
SAY THIS: Today, I confess with my mouth, that I am healed by the death of Jesus Christ. Therefore, you sickness and disease in my body, I command you out of my body today, and be cast into hell, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration: You will make a difference. Today, I prophesy to you, because Jesus Christ died and purchased victory and healing for you, you are healed. Henceforth, any symptom of sickness or disease in your body, I command them removed, in Jesus’ name.