TAKE HIM AT HIS WORD
"Jesus replied, `You may go. Your son will live.' The man took Jesus at his
word and departed. While he was still on the way, his servants met him with
the news that his boy was living" (John 4:50-51 NIV).
The son of a certain nobleman was sick. The man did not want the son to
die, so he went to Jesus Christ so that He would come and heal the sick son
miraculously. Jesus Christ knew that he wanted a miracle to be performed on
his son, but He wanted him to exercise some faith in Him. Instead of
following him to lay His hand on the sick child, Jesus told him to go and
believe that the son would live. This nobleman believed Jesus Christ. He
went back home and found his son well. When he made enquiry about when the
son got well, he found out that it was at the very time that Jesus told him
that the son would live. What an effectual faith!
What is your own problem? In what way are you or someone dear to you sick?
This may not be physical sickness. It may emotional, financial, or even
spiritual sickness. Have you come to Jesus Christ for a miracle? Will you
also take Him at His word today?
Lazarus the brother of Mary and Martha was very sick. The expectation of
the two sisters was that Jesus Christ would come and heal him. They sent to
Jesus but He tarried till Lazarus died. Martha and Mary accused Jesus of
late coming, but He assured them that Lazarus would live. Even when He was
about to raise Lazarus from the dead, Martha was arguing with Jesus. "Then
Jesus said, `Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the
glory of God?'" (John 11:40 NIV).
If you also can call unto Him today, as He promised in Matthew 7:7-8, "Ask
and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door
will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds;
and to him who knocks, the door will be opened" (NIV), and believe in Him,
you will see the glory of God (Matthew 18:19; 21:22; Mark 11:24; John
14:13; 16:24). Take Him at His word!
In His service,
Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).
This message was first sent out on May 21, 2006.
Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).
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