Matthew 8:1-4

Worship a response to healing

There are many diseases in the world today that are doing away with man and beast. From the Ebola,  to Aids, and now to the Coronavirus we have been plagued with no end in sight. Now, some disease were, though they had the symptoms of a disease, categorized as uncleanness. And, an uncleaned person, unlike one with a disease was not supposed to see a physician, but a priest because there was no medicine to heal him; only an act of God would heal him. People who contracted leprosy were categorized as uncleaned and were supposed to keep away from society. The idea that someone or that person sin merited the contraction of the syndrome or illness (Jhn9:3). Leprosy was considered a God induced and God healed syndrome, in other words God was the one who plagued someone with the uncleanliness like he did with Moses sister Miriam (Nm12:10) because she rebelled against Moses, and he is the one who heals us. The bible teaches us that God with one hand disciplines us and with the other he heals us (Job5:18). The correct response to when something happens to us say like an illness is to drop on our knees and worship the Lord, even if he does not heal us. 

Matthew 8:1-4

When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.And, behold, there came a leper and worshiped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

Jesus came down from the mountain with his three inner circle disciples where he changed himself to his majestic being, that is he took Andrew, John and Peter and went to Peter’s house. He found Peter’s mother in-law sick with a fever and took her by the hand, and immediately her fever left her and she began to serve him. The attitude after the healing was service from Peter’s mother in-law. Healing’s should be followed with worship, and serving is a type of worship. This leper man, when he saw Jesus he immediately dropped on his knees (barak- to drop on your knees and worship) and worshiped him. Within the worship time this leper man petition healing, and since God is seeking worshipers to worship him in spirit and in truth(Jhn4:24) this man was healed. Some people will not lift their voices to worship, because of their illness, but that is when the richness of worship takes place; when you can’t no more.

Reports of miraculous healing’s are causing rivals in China and other parts of the world with regards to the coronavirus. Healing’s should cause revivals in us. We should not be blind sighted to what God is doing in us just as were the nine lepers in Luke 17. When these ten men who were plagued with lepers noticed Jesus and from afar off they called upon him and he instructed them to go and see the priest. As they were on their way to see the priest their leprosy left, but only one of them recognized it, and went back and worshiped the Lord (Lk17:12-15). Sometimes, our negligence to notice God working, or healing, does not allow for him to heal us. God’s hand has not been shorten that he cannot heal (Is50:2), it is that our response with worship has not been there for God. 

 

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