“And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.” The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed… When Jesus heard it, He marveled…Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” And his servant was healed that same hour” (Mt 8:7-13)
When Jesus finds true faith in men, He recommends them and heals them. The Centurion was a Gentile but he had true faith in Christ. Observe his great faith: the more humility the more faith. He had an assurance of faith not only that Christ could cure his servant, but, that He could cure him even at a distance. There was a group of friends who brought a sick man to Jesus. It was thru hard labor. Jesus commended their ‘working’ faith. But this centurion had an even greater faith. He believed that the power of Christ knows no limits, and therefore nearness and distance are alike to him. Distance of place cannot obstruct either the knowing or the working of Him who fills all places. ‘Am I a God at hand, says the Lord, and not a God afar off?’ (Jer. 23:23)
Jesus admired the Centurion not for his money or status, but for his faith, his spirit, his attitude. That is what we should do! Look for genuine faith in men! Thru the Word of God and prayer, encourage faith in men! Forget their status or wealth. That is true ministry done for Christ’s sake!
In conclusion: Faith has many forms. If faith is genuine, Christ will commend it and will surely answer its request!
In Christ I declare:
I am healed!
In Jesus name,