Sunday, January 3, 2010

Healing an enemy!

Luke 22:48-51

But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?
 When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?
 And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.
 And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.

In the midst of  His own personal agony of tears and sweat of blood, He takes time to heal an enemy.  How can this be?  

When Jesus was in the midst of the Garden, just hours from being crucified for the sins of the world, Judas enters the Garden to betray this Man who has done no wrong.  WHAT WRONG HAS HE DONE?  He came healing, preaching forgiveness, and loving those who are unloved.  What is wrong with this?  The Pharisees and Sadducees, the religious thought this was blaspheme.  They thought and said to themselves  how COULD this Man do these things?  He must be from Satan!!  Sadly, there are many who will say these same things today.  

Judas was the biggest enemy Jesus had.  He was deceived, thinking he was doing good.   He didn't like what Jesus was doing.  He hated Jesus.  He hated the Gospel of Jesus Christ!  He betrayed Jesus by coming to those very people who hated Jesus and smelled of pure jealously.  Those who are in darkness hate those who live in the light and those who love with all their hearts.  Imagine the HATE in their hearts.  They were DARK.   Just because Jesus came healing and doing good. 

Jesus' Disciples were ready to strike with the sword and one (Peter) does. He cuts off the ear of Malchus the servant of the High Priest. But wait, what does Jesus turn around and do?   Just think about it.... He is ready to face his death, the cross...But what does He do?  He leans down and HEALS the ear of the one who is persecuting Him.  He takes time to have compassion and love for an enemy.  And because Jesus LOVES so much, what does He do?   HE HEALS.

So my question to you is?  If Jesus took the time to heal the ear of someone who did not believe in Him, how much more will He heal or should I say has healed the Children of God....The ones who love and believe in Him?   He took the time in the midst of His own agony, to heal an ear. 

This is the NATURE of God. This is JESUS!!

Jesus love is so great that  when He died on the cross all those  2000 years ago,  He bore our sicknesses and our diseases.....BY HIS STRIPES we were HEALED.   He has done it and He is waiting for us to receive it!!!!

1 Peter 2:24

 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

So don't come thinking HEALING is not for today.  Don't believe that God's Will is not to heal all.  This proves that God's WILL is for all to be healed.

Thank You Jesus for your blood that was shed for me and all of us.  AMEN!!


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