A Simple Word

18th January

That evening many demon-possessed people were brought to Jesus. He cast out the evil spirits with a simple command, and he healed all the sick.

Matthew 8:16

After Jesus had healed Peter’s mother-in-law, many came to Him, bringing their sick and spiritually possessed to Jesus. Matthew records this event in just one simple verse. Of course there are many other occasions where Jesus healed the sick and delivered the spiritually oppressed. But this verse stands out for the simplicity in which Jesus performed His miracle. Matthew tells us that Jesus cast out the evil spirits and healed the sick with a ‘simple command’. Other translations write, that it was with just a ‘word’, yet what is incredible, is the power of Jesus’ ‘word’ or ‘simple command’!

If we believe that Jesus lives in us, then guess what, that same power also lives in us. Yes, the same power that rose Jesus from the dead lives in us. What is more exciting is the authority of Jesus’ words. We often build up sickness and the demonic to be on an equal level with Christ or at least His opposite, yet in reality, nothing could be further from the truth. Jesus was and is and always will be. Sickness is temporary. The enemy’s work on this earth is temporary. Pain, sadness and sorrow is temporary. Why? Because, Jesus is greater that all the above and has the victory and authority to overcome them all. Guess what? We do too… When we pray in Jesus’ Name, we bring the power of God into our situations and the victory that that brings. The power of Heaven invades the earth. After all, do we not pray Jesus’ model prayer…let Your kingdom and Your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven?This is no meant to be an inspirational philosophy or ideology.. This is the truth. In Jesus’ Name we have the victory. We live in His victory.

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