“And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a
man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought him,
saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And he put forth his
hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean. And immediately the
leprosy departed from him.” (Luke 5:12-13)
Many people don’t
know that it’s always God’s will to heal
them. That is, if they’re meeting the conditions for healing.
They pray like this leper prayed, “Lord, if it be Your will, heal
You’ll notice in this narrative Jesus corrected the man’s prayer
by saying, “I will” or “It is My will” and then healed him.
His will to heal that day. He has not changed. (Hebrews 13:8)
Although this narrative doesn’t use the actual word “worship,”
it’s clear that falling on one’s face before God is an act of worship as
well as an act of humility.
This man was seeking a relationship with
the Healer, not just a healing. Many are only looking for what they
can get out of Jesus but have no interest in living for Him. They
want to be healed so they can continue to sin with gusto!
works. The Bible says that those who seek the Lord, not just His
power, will receive. (Psalm 34:10)
This leper then
called Jesus his “Lord.” This indicates that he
was indeed willing to submit to Him as His servant.
Jesus wants a
commitment from you for a reason. He knows if He heals you and you
walk away from Him, you’ll become seven times worse off than you are
now. Look it up in your Bible! (Matthew 12:43-45)
Finally, the leper
sought Jesus with his whole heart.
The Bible says he “besought”
Jesus. He pled with Jesus earnestly. He wasn’t a
“player.” He wasn’t attempting to use Jesus.
You can’t use
anyone, especially Jesus and get away with it. That always catches up
with people.Particularly when they’re
elderly and lacking the strength to protect themselves from their own
corrupt harvest. (Galatians 6:7,8)
You can’t use people and you can’t
use Jesus either, not if you’re seeking miracle healing.
Do the little
things. Humble yourself. Fall on your face. Worship
Jesus. Call Him “Lord” and seek Him with your whole heart.