“17 And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.
18 And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him.
19 And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus.
20And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.
21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?
22 But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts?
23Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk?
24But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house.
25 And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God.
26 And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day,”Luke 5:17-26 (KJV).
We are anointed children of God, and His power through His Holy Spirit is in us. He just wants us to walk with Him and take the opportunities He puts before us, knowing He loves us and will help us to do as He asks. Did you know that when faith is in operation all things are possible?
Some men carried the man with palsy to Jesus because they believed Jesus could help, but they had to get creative because they couldn’t even get close to Him because of the people. It doesn’t say if these men were saved, but they knew Jesus was different and possibly….. we have to help our friend, we have to try…. this Jesus can help.. Did you know these men could not have come without faith….. who gave them that faith… God did. God did the same in your life, the Holy Spirit brought you with cords of love….. now that’s POWER, THE POWER TO SAVE, HEAL, AND DELIVER… and the power of His love to change you so you can be his hands and feet to be used in someone else s life..
He says this morning,
“There will be many in the days ahead who will seek Me. Help them find Me. I WILL GIVE THEM THE FAITH TO SEARCH IT OUT AND COME, THOUGH THEY KNOW ME NOT, AND I WILL FORGIVE THEM, YES, AND WASH THEIR WOUNDS AND MAKE THEM CLEAN………
Trust in Me today and I will show you the way. Do not be afraid of their faces, I have it all under control. They will come not knowing why, help them to find Me. Love is first. They have to see My love in you for it is transforming power. Let My love transform you today, let go and love unreservedly like I did and watch what happens, watch Me work.
Come out from this FEAR where the enemy wants to keep you, and BELIEVE, JUST BELIEVE THAT I AM HE, SAITH THE LORD, I LOVE MY CHILDREN, HOLD FAST TO ME AND BELIEVE.”
~ Celeste Dewey