Matthew 8:13- Then Jesus said to the Roman officer, “Go back home. Because you believed, it has happened.” And the young servant was healed that same hour.
There is an ole family song called “I believe” the words to speak our faith. It says… I Believe, I Believe, I believe in the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost all makes one. I can’t touch Him, and His face I can’t see, but I Believe!
Today, so many people are putting their efforts into learning the latest cults and new age doctrines of these false religions. But there is only one true and living God who has proven himself over and over again. That is Jesus the Christ! The Centurion was a military officer in the Roman army, who had control over a hundred soldiers and they were all hated by the Jews for their oppressive, controlling and ridiculing behavior towards them.
Amazingly, this Roman officer could have let many obstacles stand between him and Jesus. Such as pride, doubt, money, language, distance, time, self-sufficiency, power, race etc. But he didn’t. Nothing was standing in his way of approaching Jesus and requesting Jesus to heal his young soldier, who was paralyzed and in pain.
What is keeping you from Christ?
Jesus was amazed by a gentile, this Roman soldier’s faith, so much so even Jesus recognizes that the Centurion soldier has put to shame the pompous piety of many Jewish religious leaders. Jesus says that many of the religious Jews who should be in the kingdom would be excluded because of their lack of faith.
It is God’s desire to heal! God is willing to heal you!
We must be careful not to become so set in our religious habits that we expect God to work only in specified ways. Don’t limit God by your mind-set and lack of faith. Have the faith that will amaze Jesus! We ought to engage ministry with the expectation and faith that God saves, heals and sets people free today!
Rev. Sakinah O’ Kane- Smith