Posted by: peebles | April 27, 2010

Luke 5:17 (KJV) ~ And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.

Luke 5:17 (KJV) ~ And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them. 

You may have a degree, even a Master’s or Doctorate in theology, sociology or psychology. You may hold a high position in the academic world with letters before and after your name, or a prominent position within government, but there is no substitute for being with Jesus and learning from Him, and by faith, seeing the power of the LORD present to heal wherever you are.

The Bible says in our text for today in Luke 5:17 (KJV), “…and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.” I would give up every title known to man, all the riches this world could afford, just for the power of the LORD to be manifest to heal. Oh, to have God in the house in power! You can have a meeting full of noise and loudest praise, a meeting of great shouting filled of bold words, yet I would rather have a meeting where the power of the LORD was present. There is huge difference in the gathering of a crowd of people, boasting about the size of a congregation, and a crowd of people gathered as the power of the LORD is present to heal.

The truth is, we all long for God to move in power, for the LORD to be present in power to heal, to be present in mighty manifestations of His glory among His people. The Pharisees and doctors of the law that had come that day to hear Jesus teach, and those from every town of Galilee, Judaea, and Jerusalem came because they knew wherever Jesus was something amazing happened there. They could have come to debate Scripture, but no one can quarrel or debate over someone healed before their very eyes. 

My friend, as we gather to hear the words of Jesus Christ, may the power of the LORD be present among us to heal; to heal the lost soul and see them saved, to heal the broken hearted, to heal every form of sickness, infirmity and disease. Lord, come into our gatherings, be present among us in power, so lives will be changed and people set free for the glory of God. So as we go home, we may say one to another, as those who were there that day in Luke chapter five verse 26, “Everyone was amazed and praised God, they were filled with awe and said, ‘We have seen remarkable things today.’” Oh Lord, come amongst us just as you did in Luke 5:17 (KJV) and may our testimony be, “…and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.”

 God bless you my friend, Matthew.


Responses

  1. Amen bro – this is all we need – all we long for – all we work towards – just to rest and see him work in power in our gatherings!!


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