“And it happened when He was in a certain city, that behold, a man who was full of leprosy saw Jesus; and he fell on his face and implored Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”
Then He put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately the leprosy left him. And He charged him to tell no one, “But go and show yourself to the priest, and make an offering for your cleansing, as a testimony to them, just as Moses commanded.” (Lk 5:12-14)
There was a man who was very sick. Not only that he had leprosy, an incurable disease at that time, but he was ‘full of leprosy’. There was no hope for him among men. There was no doctor who can cure him. The only hope was found in Jesus. Let’s follow this sick brother and see the path of a healing miracle.
The first thing this man did was to come to Jesus! He saw Jesus. The Bible says that ‘Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God’ (Mt 5:8). Because of his leprosy, this man’s body was counted as unclean. But his heart was ‘clean’ for he saw Jesus as His Lord. Then he fell at the feet of Jesus in true worship. Lastly he prayed making a specific request of healing. Jesus touched the man with His hand and simply said: “I am willing. Be cleansed!” In other words: “I am willing to grant you a miracle! It is my pleasure and joy to heal you! I even desire to bless you more than you’ll ever know! Be healed!”
“Immediately the sickness left him. The word means to be loosed from the chains of sufferings and bondage. The man was free on the spot. Can you imagine the feeling? The body was healed, but can you imagine what happened in him mind; the feelings of gratitude that flooded his soul? This is what Jesus is ‘willing to give to you! If you just believe Him with all your heart!
The Jesus told him something very interesting, to maintain his healing. Jesus said that he should not just go and ‘tell’ men the story, like a spiritual gossip. That will not honor God. He told the man to go to the church and present himself to the pastor bring along a sacrificial offering to God. The miracle should be followed by a public testimony in the church to give glory to God, to disgrace the devil and to encourage the brethren. Just talking about your healing is not good enough. You waste precious oil of anointing. Come to God and to His house and honor Him with ‘an official testimony’ that will be used as weapon against the accuser of the brethren (Rev 12:11)
In other words, Jesus is the author and the center of faith for a miracle. These are the steps to receive and retain a genuine Bible miracle for any need at all:
FAITH- COME- SEE- WORSHIP- PRAYS- HEALED- TESTIFIES- OFFERING!
Whatever is your problem, sickness, poverty, loneliness, singleness, marriage crisis, joblessness…the answer is found at the feet of Jesus. Men can help but not always. But Jesus never fails. Why do you make Jesus the last option? Why do you waste your precious time? Jesus is willing to help you, to change your circumstances, to heal you. He is not too far from you that He cannot hear your prayers! Come to Him in humble worship and with a definite prayer of faith. Millions testify that Jesus is alive! Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever! Today is still today! Start praying now! Promise that you shall give Him all the glory and that you shall honor Him with a clear testimony and an offering in the church! You shall join the ranks of them who adore His very breath! Have faith! Jesus is Lord!
In Christ I declare:
I am healed!
I am delivered!
My miracle has come!
My testimony has arrived!
To the glory of God, to the same of the devil and to the encouragement of the brethren!
In Jesus name