Say In A Word
Many in the Body of Christ have not received the revelation of the greatness that is within. “Do you not know that your are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (I Corinthians 3:16). When we (the flesh) die daily and allow His Spirit to have complete control, we began a walk on a journey that gives voice to the power within the Sons of God.
The faith, the absolute trust and confidence in the power of the Creator, who is within you, has a voice. God has given each of His sons a measure of faith that enables them to complete the assignments that are given. Your faith speaks according to the level of Word that is engrafted within you. Can Jesus find the faith within the Sons of God that will manifest and make a difference in the earth?
The Centurion faith in Luke 7:1-10 and Matthew 8: 5-13 is an example of great faith. The Centurion received revelation and understanding that the words of Jesus have authority over everything. As Jesus was the Word of God in the flesh, “the Son of God was manifested that He might destroy the works of the devil.” (I John 3: 8b). Jesus came to us as the Living Word, speaking and breathing life. “It is the Spirit who gives life, He is the life-giver: the flesh conveys no benefit whatever, there is no profit in it. The words, truths, that I have been speaking to you are Spirit and life.” (John 6:63 AMP).
In Luke 7:1-10, when the Centurion heard of Jesus, he sent Jewish leaders to ask Jesus to come and heal his servant. His faith was speaking because he knew of the power of Jesus. As Jesus came closer to his home, the Centurion sent another word extending his faith that Jesus did not even need to come into his home. The faith of the Centurion met Jesus before he arrived on the scene to do anything. The Centurion’s faith said only “say in a word”, and my servant shall be healed.” (Luke 7:7).
This Centurion was no ordinary Roman official. The scripture indicates that ‘he loveth our nation, and hath built us a synagogue.” (Luke 7:5). He would have had to been acquainted with Jewish laws and customs to complete such a task. Is it possible, that with all of this authority, that he could have had the privilege to listen outside the temple to the reading of the Word? Maybe the words of the Old Testament, a particular Psalm reached his ears. “He sent His Word and healed them, and delivered them fro their destruction.” (107:20). Did the Centurion’s “faith cometh by hearing, and by hearing the Word of God?” (Romans 10:17).
When Jesus heard of the faith of the Centurion in the words that he sent, “He marveled at him and turned Him about, and said unto the people that followed Him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.” (Luke 7:9). The word marvel is defined as amazement or filled with wonder at something surprisingly extraordinary. Jesus found faith that was not among his own people that He was sent to. Remember in Nazareth, at the beginning of His ministry, Jesus found unbelief and rejection in his country. “And He could do no mighty work, save that He laid His hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. And He marveled because of their unbelief.” (Mark 6:5-6).
As Sons of God, we need the boldness of behold and beware activated in our faith so that Jesus marvels and manifests His mighty power upon the earth. Our faith, our simple trust, needs to rise to meet and touch to be engrafted in the move of the Holy Spirit for mighty manifestations of God’s power in the earth realm. We have read about the move of God in the Bible, heard about Azusa Street, and the great healing revivals. The question is, are you ready to see and be an active and willing vessel to be used for the glory of God?
“And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.” (Mark 16:20).