Good evening y’all. welcome to day 2 of our study through the book of Mark.
Today we are in chapter 2. Be blessed 🙂
The paralyzed man and the four men in our text today realised that Jesus was the only solution to their problem. They must have heard about the miracles that Jesus has been doing all over town and decided they can’t afford to allow the man miss this opportunity….They have to get him to Jesus at all cost. They started on their journey to the house where they heard Jesus resides….
Upon arriving at the house where Jesus resides, they find the house is fully packed with visitors and absolutely no room whatsoever for them to get in. This means the paralyzed man won’t get a chance at his healing and their journey has been in vain. You would have thought the four men would have said to the paralyzed man- sorry there is not much we can do, maybe we have to come back another time. Instead of that, these four men were willing to do whatever it takes to make sure the man saw Jesus. They dug a hole over the roof to lower him down to Jesus. When Jesus saw their faith, he was amazed.
“When Jesus saw how strongly they believed that he would help, Jesus said to the sick man, “Son, your sins are forgiven!” (Mark 2:5 TLB)
The question today is how far are we willing to go inorder to see Jesus? How deep are we willing to pursue him? Do we start and when it gets tough give up, or do we persevere and keep digging like the four men till we get to Jesus? How strongly do we believe Jesus can help us…maybe thats the reason why our pursuit for Him is not so intense.
Another thing that caught my attention as i read this chapter was the faith demonstrated by paralyzed man in Jesus. After the pharisees tried to distract away from Jesus forgiving his sins, Jesus told him to get up and go home. This guy didnt think twice at all. He got up immediately!!!!.
“And the man jumped up, grabbed his mat, and walked out through the stunned onlookers. They were all amazed and praised God, exclaiming, “We’ve never seen anything like this before!” (Mark 2: 12 NLT)
This is a paralyzed man who probably hasn’t walked in years….here he is in front of Jesus and all the crowd and Jesus tells him to get up and immediately he got up. He didnt question what if I cant get up, what if I fall down.. what if what if…or even start giving excuses as to the reason why he cant get up…No he jumped up at the WORD. He heard the WORD spoken by THE WORD himself and he jumped and emabraced it and got His healing.
Friends what WORD are you hearing today…it might not tally with your circumstance but i need you to look beyond your circumstance and jump at the WORD of God just like the man in our chapter today did. Hold onto the word, believe it, knowing that He who has said it is able to bring it to pass. Run with the word, keep confessing and acting it even though everything around you might say otherwise. The bible says in Jeremiah 1:12 that God watches over his word to perform it. Numbers 23: 19 tells us that God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through? (NLT)
Isaiah 55:11 says : “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it”. (NKJV)
I pray as we go about our daily lives, God will give us the grace to continue to pursue Him and seek Him with all our hearts. That we will learn to trust Him more and believe in His word. In Jesus Name. Amen
Thanks for joining today. Pls feel free to share your thoughts on the chapter.
Have a blessed evening.
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***With God all things are possible***