DCLM Daily Manna 21 January 2022 Devotional By Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Power In Christ’s Word
TOPIC: Power In Christ’s Word
TEXT: Matthew 8:1-13 (KJV)
1 When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.
2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,
6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.
KEY VERSE: “The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.” – (Matthew 8:8)
Often, what prevents people from receiving miracle from the Lord is failure to do the simplest thing: believe that God is able and willing to change their situation. Where this is absent, problems defy prayers and despair deepens.
The encounter between Jesus and the Roman military officer, the centurion, is very instructive. The man could have been dissuaded from Jesus on account of race, pride, power, etc. But none of these things mattered to him. He was focused on getting healing for his servant who was sick at home. He told Jesus not to bother coming to his house. He believed that if Christ spoke the Word, his servant would be healed. As a commander over 100 soldiers, he understood authority. He knew that just as he could give order to his soldiers and they would obey him, so Jesus could command healing on his servant, and He would be obeyed.
It was a pleasant discovery for Jesus and He declared that He had not found such great faith in Israel. He warned the Jews that they risked being replaced in the kingdom of heaven by other people. To the centurion, Jesus said, “as thou hast believed, so be it done unto [you].” His servant was healed that very moment.
You must not allow anything to hinder you from receiving the fulfilment of the promises of God for all situations in your life. No sickness, affliction, infirmity, challenge or trouble can resist the word of Jesus Christ. He is the Word personified. So, His word is full of power and anointing; when it is received with faith, it results in explosion of miracles. Believe in His word and nothing shall be impossible to you.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Faith unlocks the door to the supernatural.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.