When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.
And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,
And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
– Matthew 8:1-10
Are you among the Christians that pray the kind of prayer the leper prayed in today’s passage. He said to Jesus, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” To this question, Jesus replied, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately the man’s leprosy was cleansed.
Are you saying to the Lord and Master, “If you are willing, you can heal my disease; If you are willing, you can make me to prosper; If you are willing, you can help me to live above sin and immorality.” His answer to you is exactly the same as He gave to the leper; “I am willing, be made whole.”
The willingness of Christ to help you overcome your challenges should never be in doubt. The reason for His death on the cross was to redeem you from the devil’s captivity and empower you to overcome sin, sickness and poverty. If you have received the supreme sacrifice He made on the cross as having been made on your behalf, then you have received salvation and redemption from the wicked clutches of sin, sickness and poverty.
Not only have you been restored, He has made you an agent for the redemption and restoration of others. He said concerning you in John 14:12 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” How can you do the works that Jesus did? By saying the words He would say; and doing the things He would do under similar circumstances. Jesus lives in you and you are now a mere physical vessel through which He continues to do the work for which He came to the earth. The words you speak are as powerful as the words Jesus speaks.
- Pray for a revelation of who you are in Christ.
CONFESSION: I carry God everywhere I go. I turn His power loose whenever I declare His word.