Good evening Y’all. Today we are looking at Matthew 9
In this chapter we see the Authority and compassion of Jesus displayed.
Be Blessed 🙂
Jesus not only has authority to Heal, cast out demons, still storms but He also his authority to forgive and to raise the dead.
Jesus seeing their faith, was able to perform miracles for them. This tells me that FAITH is key to us receiving our miracles
Hebrews 11: 1 defines faith as:
“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.” ( NLT)
“What is faith? It is the confident assurance that something we want is going to happen. It is the certainty that what we hope for is waiting for us, even though we cannot see it up ahead.” (TLB)
The paralysed man was healed because of his faith
The woman with the issue of blood had faith that if only she touched the hem of his garment she would be healed
“for she thought, “If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed”. (Matthew 9: 21 NLT)
The synagogue leader had faith in Jesus to resurrect his daughter even though she had died. Let’s look at his words to Jesus.
“As Jesus was saying this, the leader of a synagogue came and knelt before him. “My daughter has just died,” he said, “but you can bring her back to life again if you just come and lay your hand on her.” (Matthew 9: 18 TLB)
This is great faith from the synagogue leader. He could have given up on the situation but the man must have heard about the miracles Jesus had been performing and was encouraged because he knew Jesus carried authority. It was a dead situation that others might have given up on but this man refused to give up and believed Jesus could raise his daughter back to life.
Jesus was willing to go over to his house and lay hands on his daughter. When He got there, He was met by many doubters and nay sayers proclaiming the death of the daughter. He couldn’t deal with doubters and naysayers . He had to get rid of them, then He went in to the girl and took her by the hand and she stood up.
“When Jesus arrived at the official’s home, he saw the noisy crowd and heard the funeral music. “Get out!” he told them. “The girl isn’t dead; she’s only asleep.” But the crowd laughed at him. After the crowd was put outside, however, Jesus went in and took the girl by the hand, and she stood up!” (Matthew 9: 23-25 NLT)
Sometimes we too need to get away from the doubters and naysayers around us. We only keep those who are going to encourage our faith in God.
“When He saw the throngs, He was moved with pity and sympathy for them, because they were bewildered (harassed and distressed and dejected and helpless), like sheep without a shepherd”.(Matthew 9:36 AMP)
Jesus was filled with compassion when He saw the people. Why? Because the people were distressed, helpless, weary….
Do you find yourself in this category today, be encouraged Jesus is compassionate and will meet you where you are right now. He will turn things around for your good. He cares for you. Let’s keep trusting and holding onto His word and promises.
He is too faithful to fail. Even when we are unfaithful, He remains faithful ( 2 Tim 2:13)
He said heaven and earth will fade away but His word will never fade away ( Matt 24: 35). That means His word can be trusted
He said He will never leave you nor forsake you. Therefore you can confidently say The Lord is my helper, I will not fear (Heb 13: 5b – 6)
He promises to hold you by the hand and help you (Isa 41: 10)
He watches over His word to fulfill it. (Jer 1: 12)
Everything on heaven and earth is subject to His authority ( 1 Chronicles 29: 11, Matt 28: 18)
He is the same yesterday today and forever (Heb 13: 8). If HE has done it before, He can do it again.
Whatever situation you are going through today has no choice but to bow to the authority of Jesus. He is sovereign over all. Be encouraged today 🙂
God is in control …. Hallelujah !!!
Thanks for joining today.
Have a great evening 🙂
***With God all things are possible***