What is high in God’s agenda?
In the story where Jesus heals the official’s son, it was stated in John 4:54 that, that was the second miracle of Jesus:
54 This is again the second sign that Jesus did, having come out of Judea into Galilee. (John 4:54, WEBBE)
The first miracle of Jesus was the turning of water to wine at a wedding at Cana of Galilee, also recorded in the book of John, chapter 2:
11 This beginning of his signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him. (John 2:11, WEBBE)
The first person whom Jesus sought to minister to was the samaritan woman at the well who had five husband. She must had been a woman who had suffered much pain, a broken-hearted woman.
I believe that all these early works of Jesus were not by coincidence the early works. It simply means that these are extremely high in God’s agenda. I believe it gives us a glimse into our Heavenly Father’s heart. Jesus came to set us free, to bless us and give us abundant life as He read Isaiah 61, recorded in Luke 4:16-19. Jesus said this:
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.He has sent me to heal the broken hearted,*to proclaim release to the captives,recovering of sight to the blind,to deliver those who are crushed,and to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”–Luke 4:18-19 (WEBBE)
Who is the first person Jesus healed?
If the healing of the Official’s Son is recorded as Jesus’ second miracle, then the Official’s son was the first person whom Jesus healed when He began His ministry.
The Official’s son was the first person whom Jesus healed when He begain His ministry.
It is God’s will to heal your child
There are many saddness in this fallen world and one of the most painful thing is for parents who had to suffer the pain of seeing their child pass on. As parents, we would rather be the one to suffer than to see our children suffer. God knows this. Of all the people that Jesus healed, the first person healed was someone’s son, at the plea of the father. Why? Because God’s will is to heal your child, your loved ones. And that is extremely high in His agenda. Believe without doubt that it is our God’s will for your child to be protected and healed, to have fullness of life. If your child is ill or if you are praying for a loved one who is sick, know for sure that it is our Heavenly Father’s will to heal. Friends, whoever you are reading this, I believe it is not a coincidence. I believe our Daddy God wants you to know that He is healing your child, your loved ones, your family, whoever you are praying for. I pray that even right now, God’s healing has begun.
Healing will happen regardless of your sins
Believe, my friend, just like the Official in the story, he believed. Note that Jesus never take into account whether that Official had sins or not. Hence, healing will take place regardless of whether you are living a sinful life or have done things that were wrong in the past. My friend, know that when Jesus sufferred and died on the cross for us, the work is finished. When we receive Jesus as Saviour for our life, we are forever the righteousness of God through Christ Jesus. You may think that you have done something wrong and that God may be angry, like in the case of King David when God took his son. No, my friend, Jesus has paid the price for our sins. King David lived in the old covenant time, under the law. We are now in the new covenant where Jesus has paid for our sins. We are forever righteous in God because of Jesus. You have unmerited favour because of Jesus. No sins, no generation curses can undo this. Whoever you pray for — yourself, your child or someone else or someone else’s child who is sickwill be healed! Your prayer is the prayer of a righteous person. Because as a believer, you are forever righteous through Christ Jesus’ finished work. The wrong thing you did has been paid for by the blood of Jesus. Just pray, believing:
15And the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick. The Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. –James 5:15
All you need to do is to believe, to unlock the power of God’s healing.
All that you need to do is to believe, to receive this healing. The Official believe, and his son was healed. Believe that it is God’s will to heal you and your family. Believe that Jesus came and had paid the price for your sins. Believe that Jesus wants to save and to heal you, your children, your loved ones. Believe that when you receive Jesus as your Saviour, your sins in the past, present and even in the future are all forgiven. You are forever righteous through Christ finished work. Hence, healing will take place when you believe. Nothing can stop God’s will for you. My friend, whoever you are reading this, I pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him.
19 And you will know God’s great power. It can’t be compared with anything else. His power works for us who believe. It is the same mighty strength 20 God showed. He showed this when he raised Christ from the dead. –Ephesians 1:19 (NIRV)
If you note the second verse of the healing of the Official’s son story–John 4:44– it was mentioned that a prophet is not honored in his home country.
44 (Now Jesus himself had pointed out that a prophet has no honor in his own country.) –John 4:44
This same verse is mentioned in Mark 6:4-6:
4 Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home.” 5 He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. 6 He was amazed at their lack of faith. –Mark6:4-5 (NIV)
When people do not believe, the miracles cannot happen.
Claim the Promise of Healing
God’s words will not return to Him void until it accomplish its objective:
so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. — Isaiah 55:11 (NIV)
In Isaiah the promise of healing is given:
5But He was pierced for our transgressions,He was crushedf or our iniquities; the punishmentt hat brought us peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. –Isaiah 53:5 Berean Study Bible
Listen to this excerpt from a sermon from Pastor Joseph Prince about how Jesus has paid the price for us so that we can receive healing: Hence, my friend, it’s not whether we deserve that healing. It’s because Jesus has paid the price so that we can be healed. By His stripes we are healed–claim this promise. Pray and believe. If you have not received Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, you can say this prayer right now to receive Jesus and receive the incredible power that will work for us who believe: