My Dear Brothers and Sisters, 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 5:24,25. But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into your house.And immediately he rose up before them and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God.
From the above context we understand that Jesus has the power to forgive sins. Two thousand years ago, when Jesus lived on this earth, people gathered wherever He went to listen to His sermon. Jesus not only preached the gospel He healed the sick, drove the evil spirit away, and sent them home joyfully. One day He was preaching at a cottage meeting in a place called Capernaum, when the people heard that Jesus was about to preach there, a huge crowd gathered there. The people brought all those who were sick, weak and evil possessed with a hope that they would all be healed. They had faith in Jesus Christ.
While Jesus was preaching in that cottage his healing power spread out like medicine and people were healed. A few people who felt that healing and miracles were taking place, in that cottage, ran out and brought a man who was paralyzed. They brought him in faith with the hope that he would get healed if he heard the sermon. Because of the crowd they could not enter into the house. so, they went up on the housetop and let him down with his bed through the tiling into the midst before Jesus. On seeing their faith, Jesus was awestruck, and He said to him, “Man your sins are forgiven.” He said to the man “ Arise take up your bed and walk.” Immediately the paralyzed man took up his bed and walked up to his home. What a miracle!
Even as you are reading this message, I am sure that the healing power of Jesus will emerge into your body and heal those of you who are sick and need healing right now. Hallelujah! Jesus is Jehovah Rapha. Rapha means, to restore, to heal. He is the Lord who heals both physical and emotional needs. Jehovah is the great physician who heals all our disease. May God heal you of your sicknesses.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord we thank You for letting us know that you have the power to forgive sins. We thank you for forgiving all our sins and setting us free from illness. From the bondage of sin and slavery. Help us to have faith like the men who brought the paralyzed man before Jesus and helped him to be restored.