Saturday, May 4, 2013

Faith God Can See

Mark 2:3-12 Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men. And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was. So when they had broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven you." And some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, "Why does this Man speak blasphemies like this? Who can forgive sins but God alone?"But immediately, when Jesus perceived in His spirit that they reasoned thus within themselves, He said to them, "Why do you reason about these things in your hearts?Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, 'Arise, take up your bed and walk'? But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins"--He said to the paralytic, I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house." Immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went out in the presence of them all, so that all were amazed and glorified God, saying, "We never saw anything like this!"

When I read this passage I think, "God is so good to heal a paralyzed man!" I read it again and something stood out to me. The paralyzed man and his friends didn't just think they would be healed. The paralyzed man took action and was brought to the feet of The Savior Jesus Christ. What a great account of putting faith into action. They broke through the barriers (the crowd of people and even the ceiling) and pressed forward to get to Jesus. I can image the man was saying, I'm not gonna leave this place until I get to Jesus. I'm not going to stop pressing toward The Healer. 

In verse 5 it says "When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven you."" When Jesus saw their faith the paralytic man was healed and told him to get up and walk and he did. The man had an expectancy to be healed. Christ showed His power to forgive sin by showing His power to cure the man sick of the palsy. 

What areas of life are you paralyzed? We can be paralyzed in: our finances, our body, by fear, our mind and emotions etc...Pray and take action toward healing and Jesus will see your faith. 

I believe that Jesus can heal people at any time. It is not our works that constitute healing, but instead comes from Christ. Thank You Lord! Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal any area you are paralyzed in your life and expect to be healed and made whole.

Have a blessed day in The Lord,
Cindy Mae