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The Power Of The Word

Recorded 10 December 2017 PM
/ Ps Marc Bredenkamp / 2017
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Luke 7:2-10, And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear to him, was sick and ready to die. 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. (NKJV)

In the above scripture, we see that the centurion had heard about Jesus, he had heard that the Word had become flesh, when he heard about this great Light and the darkness that was fleeing, he recognized something that many people still do not. He recognized the authority of Jesus, the power of His Word. This man was a gentile, and this account is only one of two where Jesus stepped out of a dispensation to heal someone. This centurion recognized the power of the Word, he knew that if Jesus just says the Word, his servant would be healed!

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