I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you , today is from the book of Luke 13: 11-13 A woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.”Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God.
From the above passage we come to understand, that Jesus put His hands on a woman with a spirit of infirmity for 18 years, who came seeking for Jesus Christ in the temple. She was desperately in need of deliverance. God gave her deliverance. She immediately, straightened up, and praised God.
In fact she had got used to looking at people out of the corner of her eyes, by looking up and sideways., she could hardly remember any other way of seeing the world. But on this particular Sabbath, there was a special excitement at the synagogue, where she regularly went to worship. A Galilean preacher and prophet, Jesus of Nazareth, had arrived in town and would be teaching there. She and the others in town had heard reports about Jesus–how he talked about God’s reign arriving soon and how he healed sick people. She was not sure how many of the rumours to believe, For Her life already had too many disappointments to count.
When she entered the synagogue, the place was abuzz. As Jesus began to teach, however, the room was hushed. Moments later, his words turned from teaching to invitation. He had caught her eye, It was no mean feat, for He had to lean over and incline his head to do so. “Come here,” he said to her. She slowly made her way to the front of the assembly. What happened next amazed the whole congregation. “Woman, you are set free from your ailment.” When Jesus, spoke those words and put his hands on her broken, bent body, she felt power surge through her. Without hesitation, she straightened her once crooked back. She stood tall and praised her God.
When the Lord removed all the evil spirit from her body her back straightened and she became healthy. She went away praising and glorifying God. In the same way God wants to give deliverance to you also. He wants to bring about a change in your life also. God desires that his people are set free from bondage and slavery. To enjoy freedom from bondages , keep on praising and thanking God. Draw more close to God. May be all these days you might have been moving away from the presence of God. By moving away from God you have been facing only loses, pain ,sickness, prisons, cases, and more of such things. So God wants to draw more close to you.
God wants you to come out of all these struggles. He wants to open new doors for you in your life. God wants to provide a life of Canaan. A life flowing with milk and honey. An abundant life for you. To receive such a life you need to submit to God. When you sanctify yourself, all the evil spirit will disappear. And you will receive the Holy Spirit. And the Holy Spirit removes all sickness, sinful nature and evil spirit out from you. God will bring deliverance to you as He gave deliverance to the woman with a spirit of infirmity. But when that which is perfect comes, then that which is in part shall be done away.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord help us to receive complete deliverance from all our infirmities. Straighten all the crooked areas in our life. Teach us to be diligent, filled with knowledge and wisdom. May we desire the life of Cannan in our life. Teach us to go the extra mile in order to receive what has been appointed for us. And not be slothful and lethargic in achieving our goals.