Jesus is our Lord and Savior. In His hands, there is forgiveness of sins and healing. There is nothing like His power. I stand amazed at His great love for us. I can just imagine how people felt when they had opportunities to talk with Him and see His great miracles. John was one of these disciples of Jesus. He said that his eyes looked upon Him and his 3“hands have handled, of the Word of life.” One thing that Jesus brought into the room was life and hope. His light expelled all the darkness. John then went on and said, 3“For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us.” Jesus is the Word and 2“the Word was made flesh” on earth. Through Him is everlasting life. Through Jesus, there is an opening for forgiveness and healing. Those that are sick are also sinners and have need of His mercy. This is why Jesus would often forgive sins, in order to first cleanse the person’s soul. He knew that our body gets sick but also becomes dead in our sins. His cleaning then comes as we come unto Him in faith. Because of His great compassion, Jesus extends His mercy to us all. Our faith in Him is enough to experience His healing power. There is nothing like being cleansed by His blood. His healing touch does come and forgives us as sinners. He is then able to heal our body, because of our faith.
Many people have come to Jesus for healing but it was their faith that healed them. One such man was a man, sick of the palsy. He was brought to Jesus and because of their faith, Jesus said to the man, 1“Son, thy sins be forgiven thee”. Then, to the people that thought He blasphemed God, He said, 1“Is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins.” Through this, Jesus showed His great power and abundant mercy. He then said to the man that was sick, 1“arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house. And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all.” May this be a lesson of what Jesus can do in your life. He does want to heal your sicknesses but most importantly forgive your sins. Through 3“the blood of Jesus Christ”, He 3“cleanseth us from all sin.” However, there is no forgiveness if we voluntarily live in sin. Please know that 3“if we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth.” There is no cleansing until we no longer desire to live in darkness. We are changed as we 3“walk in the light, as he is in the light.” Humble yourselves before God in prayer. It is promised that 3“if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Come to the Lord God in prayer and confess your sins openly and you will be made clean.
Let us pray:
Lord Jesus, I know that You are my Savior and healer. Through Your great love for me, I am made whole. Though I have lived a life of sin, You have brought me out of this wicked lifestyle. You heard my cries, while I was in darkness and dried up all my tears. Because of Your great mercy, my shame and guilt is no more. You cut loose the bondage of addiction and filled me with Your light. Thank You for hearing my confessions and showing me such love and mercy. I never knew that You could love a person so much until I experienced it for the first time. Your love has changed me. I have been brought out of darkness and into Your light. I no longer desire to serve sin but to follow You, my Lord. I want to live in Your light and experience the life You give to the fullest. I pray that others that have not experienced this love and mercy yet, may be humbled today. May they come to You in prayer and be open in their confessions. I trust that You will come to them, as You have come to me. Heal them and cleanse them from all sin. I know that You can do all things. There is power in Your Name. I love You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Mark 2:1-12 (KJV)
1 And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house.
2 And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them.
3 And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four.
4 And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay.
5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.
6 But there was certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,
7 Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?
8 And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?
9 Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?
10 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,)
11 I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house.
12 And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.
2John 1:1-14 (KJV)
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
31 John 1 (KJV)
1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.