Jesus is willing, are you ready?
The power of speaking a word. Look at the scriptures below:
Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant5 Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, 6 saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.”
7 And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.”
8 The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed. 9 For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
I want to express the importance of the words that this centerion used. As we go into the New Year speaking the word of God over all the things that trouble us, there is a directness that needs to be used, because the weight of the authority of Christ is in the directness of our speech. You have to be able to say "Cancer I command you to "Go" in the name of Jesus (period). Poverty, I command you to "go" in the name of Jesus (period). Look below:
16 When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick,
I believe the word in which He used to cast out the spirits was simply "Go!"
The Centurion implies that whatever is under the authority of Jesus, when Jesus says "go" it goes, when Jesus says "come" it must come. No where in the bible do you see Jesus actually using the word "go" when healing someone? You don't see it. However, God wanted us to hear this part of what the centurion said. He implies something about Jesus that God wants us to receive. Matter-a-fact I believe this is the lesson that God wanted us to get from this. Until now, I never understood why the centurion said this or what he meant. I never even understood what was the big deal about it, but now I do! Praise Jesus. I believe Jesus want us to understand through this centurion the importance of the authority of Christ over our problems and what words to use in order to exercise that authority. This is good coaching! I also want to highlight that it was the centurion that spoke the words. Jesus marveled and said
“Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you".
What is God trying to say to us in these versus. I think He is trying to tell us we need to starting getting some things out of our lives by simple telling it to "go" in the name of Jesus.