“Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed and in terrible suffering.” Jesus said to him, “I will go and heal him.” The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith. Matthew 8:6-10.
I think this passage of scripture is so powerful, I love it! The centurion knew that one thing, and one thing only was needed, and that was for Jesus to speak a word. He knew if he could just get Jesus to speak a word, things would change. There are times when we may feel like, if I could just get my child or my spouse to come to church to hear the word, maybe they would change. This passage shows us that regardless of where they are at, the word can find them. Wherever they may be, the word can work through the atmosphere, the hemisphere and any other type of spheres, speak to their heart and bring about a change. We may have loved ones who are out in the streets, or living in wrong types of situations. Sometimes we talk and talk with them, until it starts to feel hopeless that change will come. God wants us to remember that his word is powerful and it will not return unto him void. So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it Isaiah 55:11. The LIV version says “it shall produce fruit” It didn’t say “it may” or “it might”, it said “it shall”. There may be times, that we just need to cease from the talking and instead speak God’s word over them.
In the book of Ezekiel 37 chapter, God told Ezekiel to speak to the dry bones. Ezekiel began to speak God’s word over the dry bones and what happened? Life began to come back to them. So what is this telling us? We are to speak God’s word, His promises over those situations that seems dried up or dead in our lives. We have to stand on his promises. We have to speak his word and release it into the atmosphere. God tell us in his word:God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? (Number 23:19). God is saying “I will do it”.
We have to believe him, we have to trust him. I know that this can be hard especially if we are more focused on the situation than God’s promise. However, God’s word is able to change things, his word can find that loved one and speak to their heart. We have to remember that there is nothing to hard for God. Just like the case with the centurion, the same applies to you and I. We need to cry out to Jesus and ask him to speak a word only, because that is all we need.
From my heart to yours, I ask that you please share this message. I know there is someone out there who needs to read it. Thanks in advance!
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