Healing

Good morning all. I was sitting here reading and it was brought to my mind, we all asked Jesus to heal this beautiful land. But are we willing to allow him? I mean think about it. During this whole so called crisis, I have seen so many praying for Jesus to heal but not too many willing to change their ways. Let's look real closely at chapter 5 starting with verse 12. While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy. (Now I am sure that during Jesus' travels he saw many who were broken and needed healing. This man had an outward disease for all to see. Pretty sure most stayed away from him. Do you have a healing that most people stay away from?) When he saw Jesus, he fell with his face to the ground and begged him, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean." (Now look at this, the man said if you are willing. It also shows that he fell with his face planted to the ground and begged. When is the last time any of us feel to the ground and begged Jesus to heal? Putting posts on any of the social media does not count. Any one can put a post up and then go about your business. When is the last time you fell face first in humility to God and begged for his healing? I mean crying and not knowing what to say and letting that change us from the inside out.) Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" And immediately the leprosy left him. (Jesus is willing to heal the land but he wants to start healing his people, one person at a time. Then the land will stat healing. We have just put a band-aid on our wounds. And when we rip that band-aid off, it is going to start bleeding again. He is looking to heal those who are ready for life changing heart transplants. Are you willing, truly willing to be healed? Because from what I see it says immediately. The man knew that Jesus could heal him. Do you know that Jesus can heal you?) Then Jesus ordered him, "Don't tell anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them." (Now peculiar here Jesus ordered him not to tell anyone what happened but let the healing tell itself. Now with this man, people would probably know pretty quickly that he was healed because of his outward appearance. But some are in need of an inward healing, not one that you can immediately see. But when Jesus heals the broken heart and the person starts loving again, the next person and next person, will feel the effects. The person learns to become whole again. They learn to what he means to truly love because they have found the one that truly loves to point of death. Have you ever had someone love you so much that they would actually climb on a cross and die and they have not even meet you? We need to let the miracles that Jesus is doing in our lives be what is spoken instead of the words.) Yet the news about him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses. (Showing the miracle and the healing moved way more people than the fancy words. It is our actions that is going to heal this land and heal the people. It is our actions that is going to turn the stray heart to Jesus and be found.) But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. Here Jesus knows his time on this earth is but just for a moment and he is spreading the Word of God. This last scripture makes my heart hurt because from a human stand point who did Jesus have to turn to? In his physical state he was the only one that knew that he was going to be sacrificed and murdered on that cross. He had no good time friends that he could confide in. But on the spiritual side, and this is the BEST, it says he prayed. He talked to the Father, who never left Jesus alone. Do you talk to the Father who is always waiting for you to reach out? Do you go straight to the Father with your healing? No, I don't think we do. If we all followed Jesus, then this world would not be in this state and we would not be so willingly to follow what man says then what Jesus says. I hope and I pray that this makes some of you uncomfortable because this is where the healing begins. Have a blessed day.

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