And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Everyone who came to Jesus to be helped was helped right there and then. He never postponed people’s help to the future; no, He never did. Our opening Scripture chronicles the account of blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, who sat by the highway side begging. Though he could not see, but when he heard that Jesus was passing by, he began to cry out, saying “Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me.” Though many people tried to shut him down, yet he kept crying until mercy reached him. Jesus heard his cry and called unto him and he received his sight instantly. As a child of God, the divine ability to minister healing to the sick has been given to you. It is one of the signs that follow the believing ones. Jesus said in Mark 16:17-18 “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” You have been anointed and empowered to heal the sick. You have authority over sicknesses and diseases in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Don’t let sick people hang around you without ministering healing to them. Don’t pity the sick; minister healing to them. You carry the solution to the problems of people. Beloved, see yourself as an extension of Jesus Christ, an extension of the healing power and ministry of Jesus.
Do you believe now that you are in Christ, born again, that when you lay hands on the sick in the Name of the Lord Jesus, the sick will be healed? Yes! The Lord Jesus Christ said that in His Name, you will lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. Can you trust the words of Jesus? If you can’t trust the words of Jesus, whose words can you then trust? Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life; So, He is the Truth. The Lord Jesus cannot lie; He said you will lay hands on the sick and they shall recover, and if you are sick in your body, you can believe God for your wholeness. Now, understand that because Jesus took your infirmities, you can be healed right now, no matter the infirmity, it makes no difference. Jesus paid the full price for your release. Receive your healing right now in Jesus’ Name. Jesus said in His Name, you will cast out devils. Devils are not superior to you, no. As a child of God, you have the power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. You are in Christ and so you are one with Him. You are now in a kingdom that is higher, greater and superior to the kingdom of darkness. In the Name of Jesus Christ, you can do everything the Word says you can.
SOLID FRONT (YOUR CONFESSION):
In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I declare that I can do what the Word says I can do. I heal the sick, cast out devils, and work miracles in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Acts 10:38; James 4:7.