DCLM Daily Manna 21 January 2022
Topic: Power In Christ’s Word
TEXT: Matthew 8:1-13
“The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.” – (Matthew 8:8)
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Often, what prevents people from receiving miracles from the Lord is failure to do the simplest thing: believe that God is able and willing to change their situation. Where this is absent, problems defy prayers and despair deepens.
He believed that if Christ spoke the Word, his servant would be healed. As a commander of over 100 soldiers, he understood authority. He knew that just as he could give orders to his soldiers and they would obey him, so Jesus could command healing on his servant, and He would be obeyed.
The encounter between Jesus and the Roman military officer, the centurion, is very instructive. The man could have been dissuaded from Jesus on account of race, pride, power, etc. But none of these things mattered to him. He was focused on getting healing for his servant who was sick at home. He told Jesus not to bother coming to his house.
It was a pleasant discovery for Jesus and He declared that He had not found such great faith in Israel. He warned the Jews that they risked being replaced in the kingdom of heaven by other people. To the centurion, Jesus said, “as thou hast believed, so be it done unto [you].” His servant was healed that very moment.
You must not allow anything to hinder you from receiving the fulfilment of the promises of God for all situations in your life. No sickness, affliction, infirmity, challenge or trouble can resist the word of Jesus Christ. He is the Word personified. So, His word is full of power and anointing; when it is received with faith, it results in an explosion of miracles. Believe in His word and nothing shall be impossible to you.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Faith unlocks the door to the supernatural.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Acts 15-17