Words of Life
Luke 7:2-10 NKJV “And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear to him, was sick and ready to die. So when he heard about Jesus, he sent elders of the Jews to Him, pleading with Him to come and heal his servant.
When the centurion heard about Jesus he sent Jewish Elders to ask Jesus if He could come and heal his servant. What do you think this centurion heard about Jesus? I’m sure he heard about all the miracle healings and demonic deliverance that Jesus was doing.
Friend, have you heard or read about all the miracles that Jesus performed? Have you heard that He is the same, yesterday, today and FOREVER?
Hebrews 13:8 NKJV “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”
Luke 7:4. “And when they came to Jesus, they begged Him earnestly, saying that the one for whom He should do this was deserving, “for he loves our nation, and has built us a synagogue.” Then Jesus went with them. And when He was already not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to Him, saying to Him, “Lord, do not trouble Yourself, for I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof. Therefore I did not even think myself worthy to come to You. But say the word, and my servant will be healed.”
Notice a couple of things here, #1 this centurion is very humble: “I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof. Therefore I did not even think myself worthy to come to You.”
What does it mean pastor Glenn “to be humble before the Lord?”
James 4:6-8 NKJV “But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.” Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”
If you are humble then you will submit to God, remember: God is the Word of God, so if you submit to God, you will be obeying the Word of God; and you will get the sin out of your lives: “Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”
You’ll stop being double-minded: living worldly, in sin, one day and then the day after, you act like a Christian.
#2 The centurion understands the power of words: “say the word, and my servant will be healed.” Words are spiritual containers that will bring a harvest for good or for evil, depending on what you speak.
Will you believe in the Word of God and speak it over yourself?
#3 Jesus is under the authority of His Father, Yahweh, and Yahweh is the spoken Word of God. (John 1:1). The centurion believed that Jesus was under authority because he heard that Jesus had authority over sickness and demons.
8-10. “For I also am a man placed under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it. ”When Jesus heard these things, He marveled at him, and turned around and said to the crowd that followed Him, “I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!”And those who were sent, returning to the house, found the servant well who had been sick.”
Jesus makes the statement: “I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!”
Jesus marveled that a non Jew understood the creative power and authority of the Word of God. The Jews didn’t understand or believe that the words of Jesus had power? Many people desired to touch Jesus, because they didn’t understand the power of His spoken Word. They didn’t equate that the Word of Jesus was equal to the Word of Yahweh.
Mark 6:56 NKJV “Wherever He entered, into villages, cities, or the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged Him that they might just touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched Him were made well.”
The Jews believed the Word of God spoken by Malachi the prophet. Malachi 4:2 NKJV “But to you who fear My name The Sun of Righteousness shall arise With healing in His wings…”
The people believed if they just touched the tassels, wings, on Jesus’ garment that they would be healed. They believed that Jesus was the Messiah. But they didn’t have faith in the spoken Word of Jesus.
What was the centurion’s great faith? He believed that the words spoken by Jesus would be fulfilled.
The Word of God is the Spirit of God and they bring life.
John 6:63 NKJV “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.”
Jesus is the spoken Word of God in the flesh.
John 1:14 NET “Now the Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We saw his glory—the glory of the one and only, full of grace and truth, who came from the Father.”
Jesus tells us that His Word is Spirit and life. In other words, the Word of God = the Spirit of God.
The Father, Yahweh, is the spoken Word of God. John 1:1 NET “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was fully God.”
God the Father is the Spoken Word of God; but He is also the Spirit of God.
John 4:24 “God is spirit…”
If God is the Word of God and God is the Spirit of God then the Spirit = the Word of God. They are one and the same.
The Father is the Spoken Word of God. Jesus, Yeshua Hamashiach of Nazareth, is the Word of God in the flesh. The Holy Spirit is the Word of God in the Spirit. They are One God, they are ALL the Word of God manifested in three entities/persons.
1 John 5:7 NKJV “For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.”
1 John 5:7 AKJV “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”
Isaiah 55:11 NKJV “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”
The Word of God, the Word of Jesus, the Word of the Holy Spirit, WILL accomplish what God pleases and it will prosper in the thing for which He sent it!
Numbers 23:19 NKJV “God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?”
Royal Friends, can you believe the Word of God, the Word of Yahweh?
Isaiah 53:4-5 NET “But he lifted up our illnesses, he carried our pain; even though we thought he was being punished, attacked by God, and afflicted for something he had done. He was wounded because of our rebellious deeds, crushed because of our sins; he endured punishment that made us well; because of his wounds we have been healed.”
Remember: Yahweh, the Word of God, became flesh we called Him Yeshua, Jesus, Yahweh Saves.
Can you believe that Jesus is the Word of God in the flesh? Scripture tells why Jesus was able to heal everyone when He walked on the earth. He did this before He went to the cross in the natural. (But He was the Lamb slain at the foundation of the world)
Matthew 8:16-17 NKJV “When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: “ He Himself took our infirmities And bore our sicknesses.”
Jesus bore the penalty of our sin in His own body: bore our sicknesses and carried our pains in His own body. He literally paid for our sicknesses, pain and sin with His own Blood. He holds the title deed to our sicknesses, pain and sin. WE ARE NOT TO HAVE IT.
1 Peter 2:24 NKJV “who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness— by whose stripes you were healed.”
I ask you Friends, do you believe the Word of God? Do you believe that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and FOREVER?
Do you humble yourself before the Lord: submit to God, obey His Word; do you keep your hands clean, keep the sin out of your life, and live a life of repentance?
Sin is simply disobedience to the Word of God. Do you think that you can disobey the Word of God and still have that same Word heal you? That’s like going against your own healing?
Are you in covenant with the LORD?
Isaiah 59:21 NKJV “As for Me,” says the Lord, “this is My covenant with them: My Spirit who is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendants’ descendants,” says the Lord , “from this time and forevermore.”
Example on how to pray for healing: Father in Heaven, I ask you to forgive me of all my sins, in the name of Jesus. Your Word tells me that I am healed by the stripes of Jesus. Jesus literally bore my sickness and carried my pains on His own body; paid for them with His own Blood. He took title deed to my sickness and pain, therefore I reject them. I command every sickness, defect, disfunction and pain to come out of my body in Jesus name. I command every unclean devil and every infirmity devil to come out of me in Jesus name. I command my body whole and well and pain free in Jesus name, the name above EVERY NAME! By His stripes I am healed!
Royal Ones, do you believe the Word of God? Do you have the faith of the centurion? Will you make the choice to obey the Word of God? Will you put the Word in your mouth and speak to your body?
If YOU need to repent for any reason; (uproot the seeds of sin that you have sown) DO IT! YOU must turn from your sin, disobedience to the Word of God, and turn back to God, and make the choice to obey His Word; then ask for forgiveness in the name of Jesus! Forgive everyone who has ever harmed you; forgive yourself for the hurt that you have done to others and to the heart of God.
Pastor Glenn Harrison
Author:”Two Wheels for Heaven”