Healing Made Easy – 3/11/15

The account in Matt. 8:1-4 is amazing to me! This lawfully unclean man came to Jesus asking for healing. Jesus told Him that healing was His will (as it always is), and touched & healed Him. Jesus did not go through any assessment whatsoever to see if this man qualified for healing. This man did not have to:

-confess any sins
-check his heart for any unconfessed sin(s)
-ask for forgiveness for any sins
-check his heart to see if he had any unforgiveness or bitterness
-tally up his recent prayer time to make sure he’s been fellowshipping with God enough lately to deserve healing
-check his church attendance (he wasn’t even allowed to attend synagogue in his leprous condition)
-make sure that he had been living holy enough lately

All the man did was come in his altogether unqualified state to Jesus to receive healing. And even if he had done all of the things listed above, and then some, that still would not have qualified him for healing. Healing is a free gift from the Lord. Jesus is our sole qualification for healing. The man had to meet no requirements to be healed. And AFTER the Lord healed him, then He gave the man an instruction. This is grace! Blessing first, instruction second!

Matthew 8:1-4 – When He had come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed Him. And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus said to him, “See that you tell no one; but go your way, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”

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