TO THE BIBLE: Luke 5:17 NIV
“One day as he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law, who had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem, were sitting there. And the power of the Lord was present for him to heal the sick.”
Everywhere Jesus went, the power of God to heal was upon Him and He went about doing good and healing all those who were oppressed of the devil (Acts 10:38). Something worth noting however is, though the power to heal was always present with Him, it didn’t mean that every sick person He came in contact with got healed. Rather, it was those who acted their faith that received healing.
There are two great illustrations of this in the Bible which give credence to this. First is the story of the woman with the issue of blood. This woman, out of the multitude that were thronging the Master, made up her mind that her touch was not going to be just physical, but a touch of faith to draw something out of him. She was aware of the power in Him, and wasn’t ready to miss out of it (Mark 5:28). Another account is the story of the man who was taken with palsy in verses 18–21 of Luke 5. His friends also knew of this power, so they were determined not to stop at anything; even if it meant breaking through the roof. And the Bible records: “When He saw their faith, He said to him, “Man, your sins are forgiven you”” (Luke 5:20). Note that the Master responded when He “saw their faith.”
As a child of God, you carry the presence of the Holy Spirit; you’ve got the power of God in and around you (John 14:17). So, to confront your challenges and bring about the desired change by acting your faith today, stir up that power by speaking in other tongues and effect the changes you desire.
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for your Word assures me of divine health and a glorious life of victory in Christ Jesus. Virtue flows through every fibre of my being today, as I release my faith to the presence of the Spirit, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
2 Thessalonians 2:1-17, Isaiah 46-47
John 6:22-29, 2 Kings 3
Create a quiet time for yourself today; spend time speaking in tongues and making faith declaration on issues that seem to be bothering you.