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Two weeks ago we were reading Part 1 of this post and what we were observing was the fact that the centurion did not need Jesus to go to his house to heal his servant because he believed all He needed to do was say a word and it would be done. So we continue…
This explains Jesus’ confirmation, “Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.” (Matthew 8:10 KJV) In the entirety of the scriptures, this is the only place we read where Jesus was actually marveled by man. This Roman soldier’s faith touched the Word of Truth. This is where we justly learn that God is no respecter of persons. It does not matter who you are or where you come from—if you have pure, unadulterated faith, you can touch the compassionate hem of Jesus’ heart and find immediate healing for whatever issues torment you. Thereby emphasizing that God has no favorites in the Kingdom. He does not value one over another. He will not withhold his love or provisions from anyone. Everything he has made already exists and can be accessed through faith in Him alone.
Again, by his own confession, he did not have to see the manifestation of God’s word to believe. All he wanted was for God to say it. Many of us have wrestled with this text where we are oftentimes like the man who said “I believe but help thou mine unbelief.” (Matthew 9:24 KJV) Yet here this centurion ‘knew’ the healing of his servant would be the evidence of things not seen. He believed God before he saw the evidence of His power. All he wanted Jesus to do was say it because In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. (John 1:1-3 KJV)
Simply put, Jesus had already brought the end result into the present situation.
The revelation here is the centurion realized Jesus was the Word made flesh. He recognized that in dealing in the realms of sickness and death; Jesus walked in all power and authority of God. He did not need to see the manifestation of the Word of God to believe; for the Word now is! Simply put, Jesus had already brought the end result into the present situation. Is it not written, “Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure …yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass.” (Isaiah 46:10-11KJV)
All the centurion had to know was the word went forth from God. “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11) God sent His word of healing to the centurion’s house. It is in the word not just in scriptural context but in Jesus Christ (Logos) for in him was life: and the life was the light of men. (John 1:4 KJV) Right here instead of grasping at straws of desperation we need to grab hold of this one truth. Allow it to settle in our spirits so that we can build upon this foundational principle of which Jesus is the chief cornerstone. It is your belief in Jesus that releases your faith.
And Jesus said unto the centurion, “Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.” (Matthew 8:13 KJV)The centurion’s measure of faith was strong enough to receive the instantaneous gift of healing for his servant.
May the Blessings of the LORD be with you today and always. Thank you for your continued readership and support. Stay tuned for the conclusion tomorrow….Blessings and Peace!
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