29 After Jesus left the synagogue with James and John, they went to Simon and Andrew’s home. 30 Now Simon’s mother-in-law was sick in bed with a high fever. They told Jesus about her right away. 31 So he went to her bedside, took her by the hand, and helped her sit up. Then the fever left her, and she prepared a meal for them.
32 That evening after sunset, many sick and demon-possessed people were brought to Jesus. 33 The whole town gathered at the door to watch. 34 So Jesus healed many people who were sick with various diseases, and he cast out many demons. But because the demons knew who he was, he did not allow them to speak.
Jesus is now in FULL MINISTRY MODE – His time has come and it’s time to move!! This is NO small thing, Jesus preaching a “new” thing, bringing healing, miracles and words they have not heard before, In the past this was first only for the Jews and secondly only through the religious leaders! Jesus comes along and preaches FREEDOM, HEALING, SALVATION for all……the crowds grew quickly has he travels through the area.,
Jesus Preaches in Galilee
35 Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place to pray. 36 Later Simon and the others went out to find him. 37 When they found him, they said, “Everyone is looking for you.”
38 But Jesus replied, “We must go on to other towns as well, and I will preach to them, too. That is why I came.” 39 So he traveled throughout the region of Galilee, preaching in the synagogues and casting out demons.
Jesus Heals a Man with Leprosy
40 A man with leprosy came and knelt in front of Jesus, begging to be healed. “If you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean,” he said.
41 Moved with compassion,[i] Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!” 42 Instantly the leprosy disappeared, and the man was healed. 43 Then Jesus sent him on his way with a stern warning: 44 “Don’t tell anyone about this. Instead, go to the priest and let him examine you. Take along the offering required in the law of Moses for those who have been healed of leprosy.[j] This will be a public testimony that you have been cleansed.”
This always perplexes me……why? Why does Jesus tell people NOT to tell what has happened to them? Well from the very beginning of my writing this new blog I have committed to only asking the Holy Spirit and allowing him to direct me. I am not using any study notes, sermons, teachings, book etc…..so with this in mind I will stop here for today and go to prayer…..seeking the answer then pick this back up. Today is 11-19 Tuesday. ……to be continued.
Wednesday 6:00 am — Jesus had a purpose for His time here on this earth. He knew it was short and He knew how big it was. It was not about Him although it was about Him, he did not want to draw all that attention to the work he was doing. IF it got out of hand too quickly his death probably would have come a lot quicker. How many did He heal? How many did He say the same thing to? In this story He wanted the “religious leaders” to see that GOD did it and it was in a way they would understand. I think Jesus needed to keep some type of control of these crowds.
Another thought I had on this was that when the King of Kings enters into our lives, touches us it changes us forever!! When you are touched by God there is NO way you can just keep quiet…….. there is no way you can say “the Dr’s healed me” There is no way to do things like you’ve always done them………Have you experienced this?
45 But the man went and spread the word, proclaiming to everyone what had happened. As a result, large crowds soon surrounded Jesus, and he couldn’t publicly enter a town anywhere. He had to stay out in the secluded places, but people from everywhere kept coming to him.
The Word is out and there is NO stopping it now!!!! Jesus is God and the World is be awakened to it. Can you imagine what it was like? The excitement? The KING OF KINGS here on earth????? Miracles?????? Healings????? People finding TRUTH?????
Well, that same Spirit that was within Jesus resides in you and me!!! We are His hands and Feet…….Jesus said we will do even greater things. Why don’t we see this in our world? Why isn’t the church or body of Christ moving in this same power and Spirit? Is it really available? What do we do to “be” like this? How? Does the body of Christ look like JESUS or like MAN?
Well the answers are coming as we go through this book.