The healing of many various people is the next miracle in our series…This miracle is recorded for us in Mat 8:16; Mar 1:32, Luk 4:40-41 .
In this account of the miracles of Christ, we find Him healing many individuals with various sicknesses, as well as those who were demon possessed. In Matt 8:16 we read “When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:”
This account helps us to understand the totality of the authority of Christ. For, here, we find He is exercising authority over both the physical (healing sicknesses) and spiritual realm (casting out demons). Our Lord’s authority over all is described in Col 1:14-20…
In whom we have redemption through his blood, [even] the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all [things] he might have the preeminence. For it pleased [the Father] that in him should all fulness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, [I say], whether [they be] things in earth, or things in heaven.
To summarize the lesson of this miracle …. Our Lord controls ALL things! Knowing this, during the many struggles of life, let’s approach Him prayerfully with confidence knowing that He can intervene and remedy ANY situation. Nothing is too hard for the Lord, nor is it outside the realm of His sovereign control. The next time we feel as if our situation is absolutely hopeless; let’s all remember the lesson King Nebuchadnezzar teaches us about our Lord in Dan 4:35-37….
… all the inhabitants of the earth [are] reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and [among] the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?… Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works [are] truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.
May the Lord bless each one of us as we “Think On These Things”.
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