“And He [Jesus] was
teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath.
And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit
of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise
lift up herself.
"And when Jesus saw her,
He called her to Him, and
said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine
infirmity. And He laid His hands on her: and immediately she was made
straight, and glorified God. ... Ought not this woman, being a daughter of
Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath
day?” (Luke 13:10-13, 16)
Some people wrongly
believe that sickness, disease, accidents, incidents and injuries just might be a test from God.
these things just might be lessons of sorts. Normally when asked exactly what
that lesson might be, they are at a loss for words. They just never seem to
This is because they simply do not know what the Bible
The Bible teaches that sickness,
disease, accidents, incidents and injuries do not come from God. They come
Yes, some things
can and do occur naturally. But if it were not for Adam bowing his
knee to Satan's temptation in the Garden, there would be none of these
things in the Earth today. Therefore, all sickness, all disease, every
accident, incident and injury can be traced directly back to Satan.
Jesus knew this.
This is why in our above
text, the moment Jesus saw this sick woman He
set her free. He laid His hands
on her and immediately delivered her with no questions asked. He knew it
was not His Father's will for her to remain in this afflicted
condition. He knew healing her and delivering her from Satan's
oppression would bring great glory to His Father.
What does the Bible say the
woman did when her back suddenly straightened up?
The Bible says she
did not hesitate to immediately heal this woman because He knew her
affliction came from Satan and not from Holy God.
thief (Satan) cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I
am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more
abundantly." (John 10:10)
are the words of Jesus. He said Satan is the source of stealing,
killing and destroying human life. Jesus said He came that life might
be restored and enjoyed in all of its fullness.
Severed Finger Restored Brings Great Glory to God
My husband and I
have a friend who experienced a terrible accident one morning. She and her
young daughter had been out shopping. While loading their shopping bags into
their van, the young daughter slammed the sliding door shut completely
severing the first joint of her mother's left index finger.
and in shock the mother picked up her finger, wrapped it in a handkerchief
and headed immediately for the hospital. You can imagine her young
daughter's shock as well.
at the hospital, the Emergency surgeon attempted to convince her that it was
impossible to restore her finger. He wanted to simply close the wound and
discard the severed joint. Our friend vehemently insisted that the
surgeon at least try to re-attach her finger and simply would not take
"no" for an answer.
the surgeon agreed but assured her it had been severed in such a way that
the finger would not stay in place and that it would not sustain life.
surgically stitching the finger back in place, the doctor told her that he
would only allow her a short period of time for the finger to begin to show
signs of life or he would permanently remove it again. He was very
concerned that it would become gangrenous causing further damage to her
lower finger and quite possibly her entire hand.
short while after having her finger sewn back on, she came to us with her
dilemma. She told us what happened and what the doctor had told her. She
knew we were people of faith. She believed if we would pray God
unwrapped her bandaged finger and showed us the problem.
surgery had not taken. The upper joint of her finger which the surgeon had
sewn back on had shrunk down to the size of a child's finger. It had turned
totally black and was twisted and wrinkled. It looked like a piece of dried
severed section of her finger had died, and she was unwilling to go back and
have the doctor remove it.
this Born Again woman asked if we would pray
for God to perform a miracle,
we told her we would be more than glad to do so, and that God would indeed
perform a miracle.
we told her there would be one condition. We asked her if she would be
willing to give God, the Father of Jesus Christ, all the glory for the
miracle when it occurred. She agreed. We actually had her tell God
that she would do so. We had her say, "Father, if You will heal
my finger and cause it to live again, I will give You all the glory."
husband asked her again. "You'll give all the glory to God and none to
the doctor, correct? We already see here that what the doctor attempted has
failed. You will agree that this will be all God and that He will get all of
her injured hand in our hands, we
prayed as follows. "We rebuke
the spirit of death from her finger, Satan. We bind
the rulers of the darkness of this present evil world and all demonic
principalities and powers who would cause this finger to not live again, in
Jesus' Name. Father, we lay our hands on her hand and we ask for Your
healing power to flow into her, causing her dead finger to live again.
We ask You to glorify Yourself by causing her finger to live again.
She has promised to give all glory to You and to none other.
Therefore, we expect You to do it. We expect You to glorify Yourself
by restoring her severed, dead finger. And we give You thanks for it in Jesus'
parting ways we instructed her on the importance of speaking words
of faith, words of life and words of healing over her finger. We
encouraged her to remain positive, hopeful and believing, no matter what she
did or did not see occurring after we left her.
encouraged her to praise God that her finger was being restored and that it
would live and not die, in Jesus' Name. Although this was new to her,
she eagerly agreed to do so.
the next few days we stayed in touch with her by email, encouraging her to
speak words of faith, healing and gratitude
to God for her miracle before it even manifested.
was not long before she came to us to show us her beautiful restored
unwrapped the small bandage from around her finger and showed us the
dead, twisted, shrunken to child size, black dried up finger had
miraculously straightened and grown back to full size.
once severed finger was now a vibrant, pink adult size finger with blood
flowing freely through it.
had performed her miracle to His glory.
the doctor's amazement and disbelief the once severed finger had now been
fully and miraculously restored. He simply could not understand how
that finger could be as dead as it was and for blood to begin to flow back
into it again.
we all understood that this was a true
miracle of God and our friend gave Him all the glory even as she had
course, we gave Him glory ourselves. What an astounding miracle of God
this was to witness. You can imagine her young daughter's joy and relief at
what the God of All Goodness had done for her mother.
There is no place
in the Bible where we are told that sickness, disease, accidents or injuries
ever glorified God.
However, there are multiple examples of individuals who were healed and
supernaturally restored, resulting in
great glory being given to God.
“Insomuch that the
multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak,
the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they
glorified the God of Israel.” (Matthew 15:31)
“...[Jesus] saith to the sick of the palsy ... Arise ... go thy way
into thy house. And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went
forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God ...” (Mark -12)
Simply say, “Jesus,
You’re my one and only choice for Savior, Healer and Restorer. I forgive anyone who has ever
wronged me for anything. God in Heaven, if You will heal me like You healed
the woman with the severed finger, I will give You all the glory even as she
gave you all the glory, in Jesus' Name.” That’s the first qualification for
If there is
anything else you need to do to cooperate with your healing, God the Father
will show you.