Matthew 8: 5-13. When Jesus entered Capernaum, a Centurion [Roman Officer] pleaded with him saying, “Lord, my servant at home is paralyzed and in great pain.” Jesus said: “I will come and heal him.”
The Centurion answered: “Lord, I am not worthy that you should come to my house; only Speak the Word from where you are and my servant will be healed.”
“I know this because I am under the authority of my superior officers, and I have authority over my soldiers. I only need to say, ‘Go,’ and they go, or ‘Come,’ and they come. And if I say to my slaves, ‘Do this,’ they do it.” When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Turning to those who followed him, he said, “I tell you the truth, I haven’t seen faith like this in all of Israel!
Jesus said unto the centurion, “Go back home. Because you believed, it has happened.” And the young servant was healed that same hour.
Few have such great faith as that centurion!
Although Jesus was willing to go to the man’s house, the centurion had so much faith that he said, “You don’t have to come. All that you need to do is Speak the Word and my servant will be healed instantly.” Seeing such faith, Jesus spoke the Word and his servant was healed instantly!
All Jesus has to do is ‘Speak the Word’ today. Do you believe He is going to speak the word to you and heal you or minister to your need? Do you want to hear His voice? Do you want to him say, “It is done?”
The Roman Officer understood that when he himself issued an order it was obeyed. Likewise Christ could simply give a command, being the Son of God in authority, and sickness would flee! Therefore Jesus highly praised the centurion and said He had not found such faith in all of Israel.
If you believe right now, that Jesus has ‘Spoken the Word,’ and that is enough, you will be healed, or your loved one will be healed. The cancer will drop off. The tumor will vanish. Heart trouble, epilepsy, cataracts and whatever will go! You can be made completely whole!
Just say, “Lord Speak the Word!”
A man lay helplessly for thirty-eight long years beside the pool of Bethesda (John 5).
The story is recorded in the Bible that a certain season, an angel went down stirred up the waters [God’s method of healing]. The first one to go into the water at that time was healed.
Jesus one day went to this pool where many maimed, crippled, sick people were awaiting the angel to stir up the waters. Jesus saw this man lying there on his bed. He asked him whether he wanted to be healed. Jesus was ready to ‘Speak the Word’ and heal him!
The man reasoned out why he could not be healed and that was because someone else always stepped into the water before him. So he waited beside the pool for thirty-eight long years, trying to find a way to get in. And now he didn’t realize that it was Jesus who stood by his side who could heal him with a word! He failed to recognize God’s method of bringing him healing.
Thousands today don’t recognize who Jesus is when He stands at their side, waiting to speak the word and set them free!
Some people; have their eyes on a preacher [rather than what he has], on an anointed handkerchief [instead of the anointing on it]. They have not fixed their eyes on Jesus and his Word. They go back discouraged, broken-hearted, because they feel they just can’t be healed!
Jesus was standing at the pool, waiting and wanting to speak the word to make that man whole. Do you know what happened? – Jesus just spoke a few words.
He said, “Rise, take up your bed and walk!” – Immediately, the man was healed!
He picked the bed on which he lay for thirty-eight years, and ran with it. “Do you want to be healed & blessed?” – Jesus waits to ‘Speak the Word!’ You can be healed right now! All you have to do is invite Jesus to ‘Speak the Word!’ –
Say, “Jesus, speak the word only!” Believe Him and rest on His Word! – “We who have believed do enter into rest.” (Hebrews 4:3).
Just as He spoke the word to the centurion’s servant, and to the paralytic beside the pool, He will speak the word right now that will make you whole. Do you believe it?
God has many ways to speak. He speaks through people like He spoke through Elijah the prophet to the poor woman of Zarepath and delivered her during the time of great famine. [1 Kings 17]. She believed and obeyed what he told her to do and was greatly blessed.
God also speaks to us in a still small voice deep within us. He speaks to us when we are reading his Word.
God speaks in a still small voice. (1 Kings 19:12). We hear it with something inside us something like a radio receiving set on the inside receives the message directly from God.
He sometimes speaks audibly as He did to Moses, Joshua, Aaron and Miriam.
1 Kings 17:15, God spoke through Elijah. It was Elijah’s lips, it was his voice, but it was God speaking through his voice, and “Elijah was a man subject to like passions as we are . . .” (James 5:17).
God still speaks through His ministers today. Every one of you can hear his voice now. And God will do mighty things for you!
I’ll tell you what makes Jesus speak the word of healing today. I pray; you pray; we agree, without doubting, and God in heaven forms the third angle of the triangle! When two of us agree as touching anything, Jesus speaks the word and says, “It is done!” Jesus says, in the Bible, “Whatsoever ye bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” (Matthew 18:18). But it takes two of us in harmony with real faith, without doubt to move God so He will say, “It is done!”
There was one little woman in A. A. Allen’s meeting who had an arm six inches shorter than the other. She looked up to heaven and said, “Jesus, speak the word only, and this short arm of mine will grow and both my arms will be of the same length!” She believed as she prayed! Suddenly, she had an impression to bend down and touch the ground. When she obeyed, that short arm was lengthened. She knew Jesus had ‘Spoken the Word!’
This woman came running to give her testimony. As soon as she finished, another woman ran to the platform. In her hand was an open safety pin, rusty, and sharp as a needle. She said to A. A. Allen, “While you were preaching, God gave me faith to believe for a miracle. More than a week ago, I swallowed this safety pin. I have been in pain all week. While you were preaching, I could feel it there in my stomach. I began to say to Jesus, “Speak the word only.” I felt it move up into my throat. I kept praying. It moved up and up. At last, it was in my mouth!”
Her prayer to God had been, “Speak the Word Only!” God heard, and spoke! –
He will speak the word for you today!
- He spoke the word for the centurion’s servant!
- He spoke the word for the man at the pool of Bethesda!
- He spoke the word for the starving widow.
He is speaking the word for men and women like you today, every day!
All you have to do say to Him, “Speak the Word Only!” His word, spoken will heal you, your son, daughter, husband, wife, old white-haired mother, though they be a thousand miles away from you. – Do you believe it?
In His word there is life and healing. “Surely He bore our grief, and carried our sorrows . . .” (Isaiah 53:4).
“Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.” (Matthew 8:17).
“He was wounded for our transgressions . . . And with His stripes we are healed!” (Isaiah 53:5).
That is God’s Word!
If Jesus says you are healed, you are healed! – Believe what He says!
Raise your hand toward heaven now, and tell Him you believe IT IS DONE!
Health, healing, deliverance, or a miracle can be yours, right now!