February 8, 2022

He healed them all

But when Jesus knew it, He withdrew from there. And great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all.  Matthew 11:15

Jesus never turned anyone away when they came to Him for healing.  He was always ready to respond to someone who came to Him in faith.  In today’s reading, Jesus healed a man in the synagogue and then those who followed Him out, had faith to believe for healing because they saw it happen to the man with the withered hand.  The scripture says He healed them all!

Where did believers today get the idea that healing was only for certain people that God decided?  There is no evidence for this in the scripture.  Jesus plainly said, anyone who comes to Him He will in no way turn away (see John 6).  Even in the Old Testament it says when we call on Him, He answers us. (Psalms 91)

He will not turn us away when we come to Him in faith.  Whether a sickness or disease?  Through treatments or even something that looks incurable, nothing is too difficult for Him to heal.  The truth is, it is up to us to go to Him in faith.  We cannot go with the mentality that it probably won’t make a difference or just assume that because I am a Christian, Jesus should just heal me.  It has to be an intentional step of faith.  Through faith is how we received our salvation, and through faith is how we receive anything from Him.  Hebrews 11:6 says without faith it is impossible to please or reach Him.  You must believe that His is and He rewards those who diligently and purposefully seek Him.

Today I want to encourage your to walk with Him daily and continually cultivate your own personal relationship with Him.  Make the Word of God final authority in your life and believe that God your Father is the same today.  Believe that He only wants good for you and even though it may take some time, He will see you through every struggle and every affliction to your victory, but you must hold on.  Don’t be discouraged about setbacks or slow progress.  Only believe that He is working all things together for your good because you love Him, and you have a mission to complete and He will accomplish it in you until it is finished.

Today’s scripture reading: Matthew 11:9-21

9 Now when He had departed from there, He went into their synagogue. 

10 And behold, there was a man who had a withered hand. And they asked Him, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”—that they might accuse Him.

11 Then He said to them, “What man is there among you who has one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not lay hold of it and lift it out? 

12 Of how much more value then is a man than a sheep? Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” 

13 Then He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and it was restored as whole as the other. 

14 Then the Pharisees went out and plotted against Him, how they might destroy Him.

15 But when Jesus knew it, He withdrew from there. And great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all. 

16 Yet He warned them not to make Him known, 17that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:

18 “Behold! My Servant whom I have chosen, My Beloved in whom My soul is well pleased! I will put My Spirit upon Him, And He will declare justice to the Gentiles.

19 He will not quarrel nor cry out, Nor will anyone hear His voice in the streets.

20 A bruised reed He will not break, And smoking flax He will not quench, Till He sends forth justice to victory;

21 And in His name Gentiles will trust.”

Published by L. Lyden

Lynette is a recently published author and coordinator of Voices Magazine who endeavors to use her gifts and influence to encourage and promote aspiring writers. Her Daily Dose blog has been an outlet for her to encourage readers to walk closer to God each day. She is a wife, mother and grandmother who loves spending time and going on special outings with her family.

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