Are we made whole?
Luke 5:17 “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.”
This is quite a crowd of important religious men…..”and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.”
In other words….if they had sought it….if they had they asked…..The Lord Jesus would have “healed” them.
He would have made them “whole”, which is what this “heal” here means.
(And how many of us are not whole…..
……not completely healed from some sin,…some resentment,…some hurt…..
…..yet the Lord Jesus has this power to do so….and is more than willing to heal us….make us whole again.)
At the same time….there were four friends of a palsied man….who were seeking healing….that their friend would be made whole.
And when they could not get in to see Jesus, because there were so many at the door of the house He was in…….they tore the tiling off the roof, and let him down, for the palsied man was still in his sick bed!
The power of the Lord was present to heal these Pharisees and doctors, sitting right under the teaching of the Lord…..
…..but they did not ask, or seek for it.
But the palsied man…..who came by the help of his friends….was made whole.
For Jesus said:
Luke 5:20 “And when He saw their faith, He said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.”
This man was a sinner…..he needed to be wholly and completely healed….
…..from sin, from the disease, and from inability to do anything about these, himself.
The Lord Jesus healed him…….wholly.
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 thine house.
And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed unto his own house, glorifying God.”
This sinner….healed wholly….did exactly as the Lord said….getting up! And going to his house…..glorifying God, for all He had done!
The others? What about the Pharisees and doctors?
Did they seek that same healing, then?
Luke 5:26 “And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things today.”
Why didn’t they reach out for this same healing?
They glorified God….they knew that this man was healed by God….so why not come and be healed….made whole…themselves?
Individually, I do not know…..but pride and the desire to “stay the course” in our spiritual life….especially if we are religious….often need to be overcome….
….and it is the same for us….don’t let pride or anything hinder your coming to Christ….for anything.
….for remember, the power was there to heal them…
….and just as much power, as before He healed the palsied man….for another time….”He…healed them all.”
Luke 6:17-19 “….and a great multitude of the people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem,….which came to hear Him, and to be healed of their diseases;
And they were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed.
And the whole multitude sought to touch Him: for there went virtue out of Him, and healed them all.”
Plainly…..Jesus Christ has enough power to heal me….to make me whole…
….and He has enough power for you as well.
Will you come to Christ and be made whole?