Merciful, Compassionate Healer

Jesus Yearns to Help You

by Pastor John Hamel


“And He [Jesus] preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils.  And there came a leper to Him, beseeching Him, and kneeling down to Him, and saying unto Him, If Thou wilt, Thou canst make me clean.  And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth His hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.  And as soon as He had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.”  (Mark 1:39-42)


One day Jesus was preaching in Galilee and a very sick man approached Him.  The man was being consumed by leprosy, one of the most devastating diseases of that time.  


Jesus looked at this suffering man and the Bible says He was “moved with compassion.” 


The original Greek word for compassion actually means, “to eagerly yearn.”  It also means, “to have pity.”  


Actually the words “compassion” and “mercy” are used interchangeably in the New Testament.  


So when this suffering man approached Jesus, Jesus eagerly yearned to help him.  He had pity on the man and showed him great mercy by healing him.


One evening I was conducting a service for a Pastor friend in Oklahoma.  I was teaching the people about Jesus’ compassion and mercy when I suddenly noticed the Pastor’s associate Minister behaving oddly.  


This man had removed his glasses and was holding them over his head, looking at the ceiling lights through them.  This man's eye-glasses had possibly the thickest lenses I had ever seen. It was difficult looking him in the eye to talk to him, for his lenses made his eyes so tiny that it made my eyes water to look at them. 


Suddenly he put his thick glasses aside and picked up his Bible.  He drew it up close to his face and then pushed it far away again as he stared into it.  


Picking his thick-lensed glasses up again, he repeated the process of holding them above his head and looking at the ceiling lights through them.  


He picked up his Bible again and went through the same steps of looking at it, drawing it close to his face and then pushing it away. 


He then began to look all around the room without his glasses, squinting and staring at people and objects as if he were seeing clearly for the first time.  


This Minister seemed completely unaware that I was trying to conduct a service and he was being a total distraction. I began to stare at him in the same way he was staring at his Bible and the people all around him.


The thought then occurred to me, “Did the Lord just heal this Brother’s eyesight before I even had a chance to pray for folks?”  


Sure enough, this Brother asked if he could come up and give a testimony.  He proceeded to explain how just sitting there believing what he was hearing resulted in a healing miracle in his eyes.  He told the congregation how he had worn those thick-lensed glasses since he was a child - over forty years.


Through the proper preaching and teaching of God’s precious Holy written Word, this Associate Pastor realized that God, in His great mercy and compassion, willed for his eyes to be made whole.  He received revelation of God’s eager yearning to heal his eyes and tapped into it.  


With the revelation of God’s compassion came the ability to release his faith for healing.  


By releasing his faith or “expectation” for healing, he activated the Laws of Contact and Transmission. 


This simply means that this man contacted God’s power with his faith; the power of God was then transmitted back to him.  He had worn those thick glasses since childhood and he was now easily in his forties!  


Without even praying for him, he was able to receive this healing miracle by simply believing what he was hearing.  


That’s how faith comes.  By hearing the Word properly taught. (Romans 10:17) 


You can do this.  It will change your life.  It changed his.  


This man left his Ministry position with that Church to do the work of an Evangelist.  


When I saw him in a T.L. Osborn meeting sometime later, he was still seeing without those glasses.  


He explained to me that he was building his Ministry on this one miracle of healing. 


He now goes out telling people what God did for him He’ll do for them, too, if only they’ll believe. 


If you have not done so, say, “Jesus, I choose You as my Savior and Healer.” (Romans 10:13)


Now tell Him, "Jesus, I believe in Your compassion. I believe You eagerly yearn to heal me and I give You permission to do so. I give You my life. Bless me and I'll be sure my world of influence hears all about it." 


Things will stop happening TO you and start happening FOR you now.


Be Blessed … John and Barbara Hamel



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