Speak the Word
Matthew 8: 5. When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. 6.“Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.”7. Jesus said to him,“Shall I come and heal him?” 8. The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. 9. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he come. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”10. When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.
The Bible tells us in Hebrew 11:6. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. This Scripture did not say should or maybe, it said must believe that God exist and that He rewards those who seek Him with their whole heart.
Today there is an evil force that if it could, would deny the existence of God, by persuading some to believe a lie. This diabolical force holds in high esteem a theory of a man just like you and I, stating that all life at one time or another evolved, and that man is the descendent of an Ape. It takes more faith to believe that, than to simply believe that God created the heavens and the earth. Remember, we must believe that God is and that He rewards those who seek Him. This teaching can shake the very core of the faith of many, and turn their hearts to believe man rather than God.
But nothing could shake the faith of the Centurion Soldier, for he exemplified, a faith far greater than any that Jesus had encountered during that time. The Soldier came to Jesus, on behalf of his Servant, putting away any pride, or fear of being talked about by his peers. He had heard of the Miracles that Jesus had done, and his faith level was high and because of the close relationship with his servant and seeing him in pain and paralyzed moved it him to lay aside all formalities of culture etiquette.
The encounter must have been intense as he explained the reason for their meeting. My servant is in pain and suffering terribly; can you come and heal him? Jesus replied “I will come and heal him”, but before they proceeded to go to the servant, the Centurion said: vs. 8… “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. 9. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he come. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” He understood authority, and that Jesus was the ultimate authority, for he believed that all Jesus had to do was to speak the Word. Jesus did just that and the servant was healed within that same hour. Keep believing that God rewards those who seek Him, never allow doubt or un-belief to enter your heart. Trust in the Lord and whenever possible speak the Word over every situation you may face. Speak the Word!
Church of the Living God
112 Pullen St.
McGregor Texas, 76657
Pastor Sammie & Ciera Haynes Sr.