The Power is Present

Now it happened on a certain day, as He was teaching, that there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come out of every town of Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was present to heal them. Luke 5:17

Did you notice what is said here?

The power of the Lord was present to heal the Pharisees and teachers of the law.

So, what happened?

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A paralyzed man was brought into the house where Jesus and the people and Pharisees were gathered. But, because of the crowd, his friends lowered the paralyzed man by removing the tiles of the roof above Jesus. They wanted their friend to experience the anointing present to heal.

God was ready to heal the Pharisees and teachers too. But, they stumbled at the words of Jesus when he addressed the paralyzed man. Jesus said to him:

“Man, your sins are forgiven you.”

The Pharisees began to reason saying, “Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

Jesus responded to them:

“Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Rise up and walk’?”

It’s all included in the covenant!

The same God who forgives our sins – heals our bodies and souls. The same faith that makes Jesus your Savior and Lord brings healing to your body, mind, and emotions. Healing is not a different anointing from the one which forgives our sins. All benefits of the Lord proceed out of the same covenant and all the promises of God become yours when you receive Jesus by faith.

The paralyzed man was anxious to receive all the benefits of the covenant of God – whatever he needed for his life. The Pharisees limited what God could do for them – not because of a lack of power but because they staggered at the fullness of the covenant.

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The anointing is present to break every yoke. If you are Jesus’ disciple, then you have it all! Don’t limit God! Don’t stagger because you don’t understand how it is done or are offended at how God decides to release it! Remember these words:

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, who satisfies your mouth with good things. Psalm 103:2-5


Published by Parkey Cobern

Husband to Rhonda, proud father and grandfather. Pastor of Capstone Church, Fort Worth, Texas

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