“...say the word, and my servant will be healed.” February 09 2017
For years we have being reading God’s Word. We have learned about His promises, and have witnessed them fulfilled in the lives and communities of the past and present. Yet are we in every measure of circumstances willing to trust in the “Word” that goes forth from the mouth of God? “...say the word, and my servant will be healed.”
There is a duality with the word “Word”. In the gospel of John, we have read that “in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God...In Him was life, and that life was the light of all men.” In The Word that became flesh was life. The question is, what made this centurion believe there was life and power in the Word of Christ?
Could he have heard that Jesus had healed many? I don’t doubt that. So have we. Could he have heard about Jesus’ teaching and that many claimed He was from God? I don’t doubt that either. So have we. We have heard, we have witnessed, and we have read about our God in Jesus Christ who is able and have done exceedingly and abundantly above all that we could ever hope or think. I dare say also, we have been privy to more of the revelation of who Christ is than the Centurion. Yet he’s the one who has said, “say the word, and my servant will be healed.” What have you and I said?
Jesus said, “man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God. my Word that goes out from my mouth shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.” Do we believe in the life and power of the Word of God?