Luke 5:12-14

WHAT ARE YOU SAYING ABOUT GOD? If God’s Word was fallible there could never be faith. Faith is tied to infallibility. That is why I can make a statement such as, “It is God’s will to heal everyone.” How can I make such a tremendous blanket statement? Because it is already recorded and documented in the Holy Bible, the Word of God, which is infallible, which is true, which cannot be questioned. It is already on record.

When the leper came to Jesus and said, “… if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean” Jesus said, “I will. Be thou clean” (Luke 5:12,13). He made His will known to him. He was willing.

In Matthew 12:15 we read of Jesus that “…great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all.” Matthew 14:14 puts a motive behind His willingness: “And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and be healed their sick.”

After Jesus was lifted from this earth, the apostles He had commissioned continued to carry out His work. In Acts 5:16, we find that “There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.”

Many people just cannot believe that it is God’s will to heal them. Many actually believe that it is God’s will that they remain sick! When God brought the children of Israel through the wilderness after they left Egypt, we have this tremendous statement of fact: “There was not one feeble person among their tribes” (Psalm 105:37). WHAT ARE YOU SAYING ABOUT GOD?

It is true that Israel as a nation has played a special part in God’s world plan and that they have enjoyed a unique position nationally, but I want you to know that God is no respecter of persons (Acts 10:34). He loves you and me just as much as He loved the Jews of that day. What He did for them, He will do for us, and it is what He will do for the Church if we will just cut Him loose to do it. If we just take the limits off Him! WHAT ARE YOU SAYING ABOUT GOD?

God’s will to heal bodies has been especially stressed in today’s devotional reading, but God’s will for us encompasses many other great blessings also. It encompasses total health and well-being, total prosperity (3 John 2). Many feel it is God’s will for them to be poor and needy. I have known people who felt there was something godly about worn-out shoes and an empty cupboard. If they don’t have the faith to believe that it is God’s will for them to have plenty, how can they pray in faith? WHAT ARE YOU SAYING ABOUT GOD?

Jesus said: “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).

Paul said: “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:9).

David said: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1).

What are you saying about the Lord?

Make this declaration:

I will say of the Lord, He is my shepherd, my healer, my savior, my provider, my deliverer, and my guide.


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