THE CENTURION’S FAITH
Tuesday, January 16th
(You Can Have Faith For Others To Be Healed)
TO THE BIBLE: Matthew 8:13
“Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” And his servant was healed that same hour.
The Bible tells several inspiring stories of people who had faith for others to be healed. They couldn’t bring their loved ones to Jesus for one reason or the other, yet they got a miracle. This means therefore, that you can have faith for someone else to receive a miracle. A certain Centurion whose dear servant was sick, and ready to die is one of such. When he heard of Jesus, he sent the elders of the Jews to beseech Him that He would come and heal his servant. Jesus agreed and followed them. But just before they got to the Centurion’s house, the Centurion sent a message to Jesus and said, “Lord, do not trouble Yourself, for I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof. Therefore I did not even think myself worthy to come to You. But say the word, and my servant will be healed” (Luke 7:6-7).
When Jesus heard the words of the centurion He marvelled at his faith and turned to those that followed him and said, “I haven’t found such great faith before, no, not even in Israel.” By the time the messengers got back to the Centurion’s house, they found the previously sick servant perfectly healed and made whole (Luke 7:9-10). The faith of his master prevailed and he got a miracle!
If the Centurion could demonstrate great faith on his servant’s behalf and get a miracle, you too can have faith to receive a miracle today for your loved ones—your siblings, parents, or friends. Like the centurion, all you need is a word from the Master, and that word has already been given in John 16:23-24. So the question is: What do you want? Stand in the gap for others who are weak and helpless by asking the Father, in the Name of Jesus, for a miracle on their behalf, and it will be done for you!
Mark 7:25-30; Hebrews 11:35
Dear Father I thank you for the ability you’ve given me to stand in the gap for others by demonstrating my faith in your Word on their behalf. I pray today for those who are sick and in hospitals, especially those amongst them who are preachers and ministers of the Gospel, that your healing power will mantle them, breaking the stronghold of sickness and disease off them, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Matthew 12:1-21, Genesis 38-39
Matthew 6:25-34, Genesis 16
List those you want the Lord to help today, and pray for them in the Name of Jesus that they would receive their miracle.