“And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.“ (Luke 10:9)
The Tenth chapter of Luke is a field ripe for the Harvest. (The home of many a message).
First seventy are sent out 2 by 2, they were told to take nothing with them. They were to stay where their peace remained, to be fed and cared for by those who recieved the Word of God, And they were to ‘heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.‘
They returned with Joy, saying, ‘even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.‘
Jesus replied: ‘I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.‘
‘Behold, I give unto you power
‘For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.‘ (Luke 10)
If the sick are not healed, is the Kingdom of God not nigh?
‘And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.‘ ‘And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing.‘ (Luke 9:2,11)
Healing is tied to the ‘Preaching of the Kingdom of God.’ Jesus often said: “ONLY BELIEVE” When people heard that Jesus was there, they followed.
Do we Believe?
Here I am, wondering far afield of my desired message. Luke 10, goes on to tell us about the Good Samaritan, and Martha and Mary, who chose to sit at His feet.
While I sat at His feet, I realized the Angels, preceded us in the realm of Freewill.
“I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.” (Luke 10:18) Why did Satan and his angels fall from heaven?
‘How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.’
Pride, the original sin, ‘I will be like God.’ Satan used it against Eve. (Genesis 3:5-6)
Satan is the God of this world, and his angels his messengers, who kill, steal and destroy. (John 10:10) They are the ones who tempt us, draw us away from the Lord. They invade our minds and spirits, we become sick, die spiritualy, can be possesed by these wicked spirits.
Jesus gives us a way to escape. ‘Submit yourself to God, resist the devil and he will flee.’ (James 4:7)
He may turn us over to the devil, that we might be saved. (1 Corinthians 5:5)
‘To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.” (Fornicators)
Satan and his messengers only have the power to hurt us, if we don’t call on and trust in the Lord.
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We all have the relationship we want with God. I desire a more intimate one.
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