Have Faith in Jesus’ Words
Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way. — JOHN 4:50
In John chapter 4, we find the account of the nobleman’s son.
46 So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum.
47 When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death.
48 Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.
49 The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die.
50 Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.
Notice that it was by simple faith in Jesus’ words that this nobleman’s son was healed. Jesus simply said to him, “Go your way; your son lives” (v. 50). And the nobleman believed the words that Jesus had spoken unto him.
Now this man had no physical evidence that his son was healed. And evidently, he had some distance to travel, because it wasn’t until the next day that he arrived home. Some people met him and said, “Your son lives.” He asked them when his son began to amend, and they said that the fever left the day before at the seventh hour. So all night long, the nobleman had no physical evidence that his child was any better. He simply believed the words that Jesus had spoken.
Many people think that if they could see something, they would start believing. But that’s not the Bible kind of faith. Jesus is endeavoring to move this man away from what he sees and feels to simple faith in His Word. And He was successful in doing it. The nobleman showed his faith by quietly going back home with no evidence—with nothing that he could see or feel to base his faith on except what Jesus said. And it was his faith in what Jesus said that brought the healing of his son to pass.
Confession: I believe the words of Jesus. If He said it, I believe it. And my faith in what God has said in His Word concerning healing is what brings it to pass in my life.
Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 2002, 2007 Rhema Bible Church aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.
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