Healings from Jesus Reveal His Love for Us
Welcome to my Healings from Jesus Reveal His Love for Us blog post. Miracle from Dirty Hands is a message given by Pastor John Wesslen on Sabbath, 19 March 2016 at Orchards Seventh-day Adventist Christian Church.
Three Simple Stories of God’s Love for Man are found in Luke 7.
7 Now when He concluded all His sayings in the hearing of the people, He entered Capernaum. 2 And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear to him, was sick and ready to die. 3 So when he heard about Jesus, he sent elders of the Jews to Him, pleading with Him to come and heal his servant. 4 And when they came to Jesus, they begged Him earnestly, saying that the one for whom He should do this was deserving, 5 “for he loves our nation, and has built us a synagogue.”
6 Then Jesus went with them. And when He was already not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to Him, saying to Him, “Lord, do not trouble Yourself, for I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof. 7 Therefore I did not even think myself worthy to come to You. But say the word, and my servant will be healed. 8 For I also am a man placed under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
9 When Jesus heard these things, He marveled at him, and turned around and said to the crowd that followed Him, “I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!” 10 And those who were sent, returning to the house, found the servant well who had been sick.
This is the first time in the Bible that a Gentile recognizes the Divinity of Jesus Christ. The soldier feared ( Respected ) God. His dialogue with Jesus revealed that he understood where Jesus’s authority came from and he believed Jesus could heal his servant. The Greek words dia sosa translates to help get through illness. Jesus took pity on the man and healed him immediately. This reveals that Jesus had power to do healings from a distance.
Jesus Raises the Son of the Widow of Nain
11 Now it happened, the day after, that He went into a city called Nain; and many of His disciples went with Him, and a large crowd. 12 And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the city was with her. 13 When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” 14 Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” 15 So he who was dead sat up and began to speak. And He presented him to his mother.
16 Then fear came upon all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has risen up among us”; and, “God has visited His people.” 17 And this report about Him went throughout all Judea and all the surrounding region.
The People must have thought Jesus was crazy. How could a dead man on the way to be buried be resurrected back to life?
Jesus loved people. He Loves you. God came to the widow woman and healed her son through Jesus Christ.
18 Then the disciples of John reported to him concerning all these things. 19 And John, calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to Jesus, saying, “Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?”
20 When the men had come to Him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to You, saying, ‘Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?’” 21 And that very hour He cured many of infirmities, afflictions, and evil spirits; and to many blind He gave sight.
22 Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard: that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them. 23 And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.”
1. Jesus Came to Save Us All ( heathens, lepers, prisoners and refugees )
2. Jesus Goes to Work to Save People Who Do Not Know Him
3. We Can Recognize Jesus by Miraculous Power Displayed in What He Does
Pastor John Wesslen has a friend that did not attend any church for most of his life. The man’s wife began attending church and soon the man started going so he could be with his wife.
The friend that began going to church vowed he would never give up the fine wines that he enjoyed every evening. About a year later after he had accompanied his wife to church, the man realized that he had not had any of the fine wines in a few weeks. The amazing thing is the man did not miss the wine. Jesus had removed the alcohol from the man’s life.