HEALING OF THE CRIPPLED WOMAN
The crippled woman had the spirit of infirmity for eighteen years and was bowed together and could in no wise lift up herself. This woman was always in the synagogue worshipping God. And it was her habit to worship and to seek the face of God in looking after her life. This woman was where she is supposed to be: worshipping God and expecting a special touch from God which she does not know when and how it will come. Dearly beloved in Christ, Synagogue is a church and most Christians today go to church everyday to worship God but very unfortunate their problems still remain with them just because they praise God with their mouth and worship Him with their lips while their heart is far away from God. But this crippled woman was sincere, ever so sincere in seeking God and His care from the Heart. Please read Luke 13:10-17
The bible said—“Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written thou shall worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shall thou serve.” Matthew 4:10 (KJV)
“God is a spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.” John 4:24 (KJV)
“Give unto the Lord the glory due unto His name: bring an offering, and come before Him: worship the Lord in the beauty of Holiness.” 1st Chronicles 16:29 (KJV)
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” Psalm 23:6 (KJV)
“One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple.” 27:4 (KJV)
“My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.” 84:2 (KJV)
“For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.” Psalm 84:10 (KJV)
The crippled woman was held by the spirit of infirmity for eighteen years and on that faithful day she was in the sanctuary worshipping God and the Great Healer was there. Jesus did not ask her what she want Him to do for her. Infact, our Lord Jesus Christ did not ask her any question because He saw her heart that she was sincere and faithful to God in her worship in the sanctuary of God even with the pains and affliction in her life which to most people because of fear would rather want to be in the hospital than to be in the house of God. And she was immediately healed by Jesus Christ. Amen. Please read 2nd Timothy 1:7
The bible said—“And when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him, and said unto her, woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.” Luke 13:12 (KJV)
What is that problem that is troubling you? That has given you sleepless night one year or five years or ten years even more than fifty years. The solution for the problem is Jesus Christ. No matter how long that problem has stayed, it is Jesus Christ that can take it away immediately and restore you joy once again but you have to be sincere and faith to God in your worship.
The bible said—“Now the Lord is that spirit: and where the spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.” 2nd Corinthians 3:17 (KJV)
Most people are suffering today because they are not actually worshipping God instead jumping from one prayer house to another or looking for powerful pastor or the best doctor and best hospital seeking for help where there is no help. The crippled woman was always in the sanctuary worshipping God sincerely from the heart to activate the spirit of the living God inside her so as to create enabling environment for miracle to take place in her life.
The bible said—“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness: and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33 (KJV)
“And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you, seek, and ye shall find: knock, and it shall be opened unto you. 10. For every one that asketh receiveth: and he that seeketh findeth: and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” Luke 11:9-10 (KJV)
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?” Romans 8:35 (KJV)
“Cast all you care upon Him; for He careth for you.” 1st Peter 5:7 (KJV)
“But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear Him, and His righteousness unto children’s children.” Psalm 103:17 (KJV)
“That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the Prophet, sayings, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.” Matthew 8:17 (KJV)
The woman with the spirit of infirmity for eighteen year was seen and called by Jesus hence the woman’s faithfulness in the worship of God, despite her deformity and pains, attracted Jesus Christ. The woman did not ask Jesus for help but Jesus called her because He saw in her heart the great sacrifice she made to worship the living God. God is always looking into our heart to see the commitment and how sincere we are in worshipping our God in every aspect.
What is that that will attract Jesus into your life to take away that affliction and reproach that has caused you pain over the years?
- Are you faithful in paying your tithe?
- Do you help the poor and the needy always?
- Do you read your bible regularly and pray always?
- Do you invest your money or substance on evangelism, soulwinning?
- Are you very active in your church and in weekly activities of the church?
- Are you sincere and faithful in your business activities?
- Do you have genuine love in your heart for others?
The bible said—“And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the Sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day.” Luke 13:14 (KJV)
The ruler of the synagogue was against the healing of the crippled woman because Jesus healed on the Sabbath day. The synagogue was made up of faithful and fake worshippers of God. And Jesus identified the crippled woman in their midst and healed her immediately because she worshiped God with a true and perfect heart.
Jesus Christ is the head and owner of the Church and He is always there looking for genuine worshipers of God to bless them. If your worship is in truth and with a perfect heart Jesus will visit you and take away your reproach and give you everlasting joy. But if you put your trust and hope in those fake pastors and elders of the church then your problem will remain with you. Brethren your joy and happiness depends on you so you need to work hard to have good success, good health and prosperity in life.
The bible said—“I beseech thee, O Lord, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.” 2nd Kings 20:3 (KJV)
“And Solomon said, Thou hast shown unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee, and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.” 1st Kings 3:6 (KJV)
Worshipping God demands your total submission to God which means Jesus must be in your life completely before you can experience everlasting joy in your life.
The bible said—“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17. If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy: for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” 1st Corinthians 3:16-17 (KJV)
“Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Christ Jesus,” 1st Peter 2:5 (KJV)
“By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name.” Hebrews 13:15 (KJV)
“Take words with you and return to the Lord, say to Him forgive all our sins and receive us graciously, that we may offer the fruit of our lips.” Hosea 14:2 (NIV)
You will not expect God to visit you when you are still living in sin. You must give up your sinful life by accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour and to worship God with a pure and perfect heart before Jesus will come and wipe away your tears and give you everlasting joy. Amen.
The bible said—“For His anger endureth but a moment: in His favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” Psalm 30:5 (KJV)
Please pray this prayer— In the name of Jesus. The blood of Jesus. Righteous Father, look upon mine affliction and my pain and forgive all my sins. Holy Father give me the grace to forgive those who have wronged me in every aspect. Lord Jesus let your light eliminate my heart so that darkness will disappear and the works of the devil will be destroyed in my life and my Joy restored. O Lord, God you have saved me and am saved and you have healed me and am healed. God and my Lord Jesus Christ I thank you for setting me free, and am free indeed. In Jesus name. Amen.
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The bible said—“I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons that need no repentance.” Luke 15:7 (KJV)
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Evangelist Oliver U. Onyeoziri (JP)
Mount Olivet Evangelical Ministries
P.O. Box 8796 Wuse Zone 3, Abuja Nigeria
11th April 2015
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