The power of the Lord was present to heal them: theunfetteredpreacher

“And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed. And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them. And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him.(Luke 5:16-18)

Luke 5 is an interesting chapter, it includes the fishing partners, experiencing their largest catch, and leaving it behind to follow Jesus. (‘Put your nets on the other side‘).

Next, Jesus healed a leper, who asked; ‘If you will you could heal me.’ Jesus said; ‘I will’. He touched the untouchable and made him clean.

The multitudes sought Him, to hear and be touched by His Power and Grace. He went to the wilderness to pray.

Next, He was teaching, and Pharisees and Doctors of the Law were sitting under His teaching.

We then come to a sentence I have read many times and just today realized what and to who it was directed.

“The Power of the Lord was Present to Heal THEM.

The Power of the Lord was present to heal ‘The Pharisees and Doctors of the Law’.

In this chapter, He had a Word of Wisdom for the Fishermen, and they had their greatest catch. He had healed a leper, and would soon see the Faith of the four lowering the paralyzed man through the roof, and forgive his sins.

Yet the emphasis is on the Power to Heal the leaders, those who would charge Him for healing on the Sabbath. Those who were upset when he forgave the paralyzed man his sin.

Jesus perceived their thoughts said: What reason ye in your hearts? Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk?

He was again telling the leaders Whosoever could be forgiven, or healed of their unbelief, their hard hearts, blind eyes, and deaf ears.

It was a statement delivered to those who resisted the Revelation Knowledge that He was God.

The Power of the Lord is Present to Heal TODAY.

If we would only learn to get alone with God and pray for His Wisdom, Knowledge and Power. Then step out in Faith and lay hands on the sick.

What say you?

Thanks for visiting,
Know You Are Loved

We all have the relationship we want with God. My desire is a more intimate one.
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