The Faith of the Centurion
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 comes. 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. 11 I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. 12 But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that very hour.
Tell me that you all got that?
Here this man who goes to Jesus, he says Jesus look…..my servant is paralyzed and he needs to be healed. He knows that Jesus is going to say… okay, I’ll go there to your place to heal him,so he says to Jesus…. I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. He said BUT just SAY THE WORD. JUST SAY THE WORD. JUST SAY THE WORD,, JUST SAY THE WORD, JUST SAY THE WORD, JUST SAY THE WORD, JUST SAY THE WORD.
That’s deep in the streets!!!
Now let me go deeper. This man had MAD FAITH.His servants did what he told them to do. In my “mental video” of this story I can see that the man faith came in the area of his servants obeying him making things happen. So to me he expected Jesus to not only be able to heal his servant, but to make it happen from where he was. It wasn’t a doubt in his mind that Jesus could do it, as a matter of fact he didn’t even want or need for Jesus to go to his house and heal this person. He just wanted him to “Say the word” and he KNEW it was a done deal. And you can bet that’s probably the way he is with his servants, a man who does what he says, and expect what he needs done, it will get done.
People with little or no faith will want Jesus to come to their house. No way would they believe that he could/will heal their servant without PHYSICALLY being there. They want to know how long its going to be before he finish with the people before him, what time, what all do THEY need to do. I can see it now. They would be trying to give Jesus directions to their house to make sure he knows the way ( little or no faith). Which would mean, they wouldn’t believe that he could make it. LOL Yall know its true.
You have to really be careful with what you ask for. God is always looking to see if you trust him. I know he told me something years ago, and I was too blind to see that what he said would happen, I AM NOW already living in it. And even though it hasn’t came full circle, I some how keep sabotaging it. I don’t exercise enough patience. But NEXT time around, I’m going to be ready. I already know and I already see it. I don’t have the desire to rush it, to keep talking about it, keep thinking about it, or keep trying to get it to come faster. In my mind its “whateva wheneva” God says. And that I’m standing on.
My question to you…. Do you have enough Faith to believe that God will do what he says he will do for you?
Cree ~ New Level~