Matthew Chapter 8 

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Matthew 8

When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.

And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,

And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.

And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.

The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.

For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.

12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.

14 And when Jesus was come into Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother laid, and sick of a fever.

15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.

16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:

17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

18 Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side.

19 And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.

20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

21 And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.

23 And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.

24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.

25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.

26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.

27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

28 And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.

29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

30 And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.

31 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.

32 And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.

33 And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils.

34 And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts.

57 thoughts on “Matthew Chapter 8 

  1. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

    And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!
    Matthew 8:8‭-‬10‭, ‬26‭-‬27 KJV

    These two stories reveal that proximity to holy things doesn’t always result in great faith. The disciples spent just about every waking breath with the Lord. They heard His teachings, saw His miracles, were sent out to do miracles themselves, but still lacked great faith and understanding.

    They are on a boat in a storm and terrified for their lives–even though the Lord was in the boat with them. They seemed to think that He could only be God’s Anointed if He was awake. They failed to realize that He was God all the time and all by Himself. He was on a mission, and nothing could stop Him. All creation was always under His control.

    On the other hand, the centurion (the Gentile who wasn’t even supposed to believe in the Messiah) seemed to realize exactly who He was. This man realized that all things were under Christ’s control and, whether near or far away, a simple word from Jesus contained enough authority and power to accomplish anything He spoke…anywhere…anytime.

    Jesus commended the Gentile for his faith and rebuked the disciples for their lack of it. How does my faith measure up? Am I confident that no matter what I see, His promises are true? Am I living in fear, trying to shake God awake with desperate prayers so He will calm things down in my life? Or do I confidently and patiently endure, knowing that I am His child and He is in control of all things no matter how absent He seems to be?

    …Lo,, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
    Matthew 28:20 KJV

    …For he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
    Hebrews 13:5 KJV

  2. When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.

    2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

    3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

    4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

    5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,

    6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.

    7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.

    In these verses we have an account of Christ’s cleansing a leper, who came and worshipped him, as one clothed with Divine power. This cleansing directs us, not only to apply to Christ, who has power over bodily diseases, for the cure of them, but it also teaches us in what manner to apply to him. When we cannot be sure of God’s will, we may be sure of his wisdom and mercy. No guilt is so great, but there is that in Christ’s blood which atones for it; no corruption so strong, but there is that in his grace which can subdue it. To be made clean we must commend ourselves to his pity; we cannot demand it as a debt, but we must humbly request it as a favour. Those who by faith apply to Christ for mercy and grace, may be sure that he is freely willing to give them the mercy and grace they thus seek. And those afflictions are blessed that bring us to know Christ, and cause us to seek help and salvation from him. Let those who are cleansed from their spiritual leprosy, go to Christ’s ministers and open their case, that they may advise, comfort, and pray for them.

  3. Verse 8-9 MSG “Oh, no,” said the captain. “I don’t want to put you to all that trouble. Just give the order and my servant will be fine. I’m a man who takes orders and gives orders. I tell one soldier, ‘Go,’ and he goes; to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; to my slave, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” What faith? Just give the order and boom….fine! My God is so awesome, so big and so powerful. When we come to the realization that God is in control of ALL, as this captain did, our expectancy is High!

    Verse 13 MSG “Then Jesus turned to the captain and said, “Go. What you believed could happen has happened.” At that moment his servant became well.” What do you believe? I believe that this VBS will be a life changing, Holy Ghost filled experience for 115 children and counting……”High Expectancy”.

  4. 13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, Go your way, and as you have believed, so let it be done for you, and his servant was healed that same hour.

  5. And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.
    Matthew 8:32 KJV
    …… saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.
    Zechariah 4:6 KJV

    This is that Spirit that dwells within us! The word of GOD says we are the temple of the Holy Ghost.
    Why is it that we put limitations on what the Lord Jesus desires to do within our church and outside of the church? I pray and ask that all fear is removed from our lives. We are children of the most High GOD the only ONE true GOD.. so let’s live like it! No doubt, no fear, only faith!!

    I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
    Philippians 4:13 KJV

  6. 24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.
    25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.
    26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
    27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

    Jesus questioned their faith because they saught him out of fear, he was with them on the boat in their storm, which indicates a safe journey. We can get to caught up in trying to walk with God that we forget who is with us all along. It doesn’t matter how great the storm is, even if you haven’t heard from God, you are still safe and in good hands. There is no great a storm in your life that God can not bring peace to in an instant.

  7. Matthew 8:14 (English Amp) And when Jesus went into Peter’s house, He saw his mother- in – law lying I’ll with a fever. [14] He touched her hand and she got up began waiting on Him. The blood of Jesus can heal and restore any sickness. The power of the Lord can cast out demons. Believe in Him and Trust him and pick up the cross and follow him.There’s only one God ! So what are you waiting for ? I will praise God always .

  8. 14 And when Jesus was come into Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother laid, and sick of a fever.
    15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them

  9. Faith level

    8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
    9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
    10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

    What would you consider to be more faith? Would it be that some one come and touch the situation or speak the word of healing only? What we say has so much more power. The sad thing however, is that today words come very very cheap. The saying actions speak louder than words is the opposite of what faith is. A time ago, a man was weighed by his words and not so much his actions.

    Where is your faith in the God who made heaven and earth?

  10. 28. When Jesus arrived on the other side of the lake, in the region of the Gadarenes, two men who were possessed by demons met him. They came out of the tombs and were so violent that no one could go through that area. NLT

    I wonder why Mark and Luke only mention one of the men while Matthew tells about both of them?

    It’s also interesting to note that the demons already knew that there is coming a time when God is going to deal with them, but that time was not yet.

  11. 28 And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.

    29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

    I’m going to talk about the question “Art thou come hither to torment us before time?” What time do you think he is talking about? Is it about the time of when Jesus dies and goes takes the key from hell? Or is he speaking about when Jesus will return and locks them all up in hell!! In all realityI never paid attention to that question. That’s what I like about the word of God that sometimes when you are reading something will pop up that you never noticed before. Back to the question; I don’t know when Jesus is to torment all demons but one thing I know for sure it is obvious that the demon recognize him and knows that Jesus will return and put them where they belong!!!!I serve a Mighty and Awesome God His name is JESUS!!!!

  12. Matthew 8:30-32
    30 And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.
    31 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.
    32 And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.

  13. 26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
    27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

    Keep calm and remember who your God is! Clearly they forgot how powerful the Lord is even after seeing all these miracles of healing; somehow fear still squeezed it’s pesky self into their minds. Don’t diminish your faith with fear – God is God and He controls it all. Nothing is to hard or impossible for Him. In fact, I’m left in awe knowing that the master of the universe who controls the winds and the seas still sees me, hears me, and knows me. Haha, wow God!!

  14. “What do you want with us, Son of God?” they shouted. “Have you come here to torture us before the appointed time?” Some distance from them a large herd of pigs was feeding. The demons begged Jesus, “If you drive us out, send us into the herd of pigs.” He said to them, “Go!” So they came out and went into the pigs, and the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and died in the water. Those tending the pigs ran off, went into the town and reported all this, including what had happened to the demon-possessed men. Then the whole town went out to meet Jesus. And when they saw him, they pleaded with him to leave their region.
    Matthew 8:29‭-‬34 NIV

    THE PRICE OF DELIVERANCE

    Let’s do the math on deliverance 😜. One pig today costs and average of $3 a pound, so a 265 lb pig is $795. If the pig farmers had a herd of 20 pigs that’s almost $16,000 work of pig that barreled themselves off a cliff. I can understand the farmers frustration, but also peoples minds are now at ease because it’s now safe to pass through that region. These men are no longer a threat. They are delivered of what influenced them. Their identities changed, minds made new. They are new creations. They’ve been set free! Souls in bondage have been liberated! What will we pay? What are we willing to give up so we can see others liberated from strongholds and burdensome yokes of bondage? What will we let go of to see this region saved!?!?
    The people of that region asked Jesus to leave, but I say we have claimed this region for You Kingdom! Establish Your Kingdom here! What else can God do for these people if we let go of everything and are consumed with the resurrecting power of Jesus Christ to see this region delivered?!?! THY KINGDOM COME! THY WILL BE DONE IN EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN!!

  15. This is how easy it is for the Lord to take care of your problems your way….

    32 And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.

    One word
    Go
    That’s all He had to say, and that’s all it takes from the King of King’s.
    Be blessed today

  16. “What do you want with us, Son of God?” they shouted. “Have you come here to torture us before the appointed time?” Some distance from them a large herd of pigs was feeding. The demons begged Jesus, “If you drive us out, send us into the herd of pigs.” He said to them, “Go!” So they came out and went into the pigs, and the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and died in the water. Those tending the pigs ran off, went into the town and reported all this, including what had happened to the demon-possessed men. Then the whole town went out to meet Jesus. And when they saw him, they pleaded with him to leave their region.
    Matthew 8:29‭-‬34 NIV

    THE PRICE OF DELIVERANCE

    Let’s do the math on deliverance 😜. One pig today costs and average of $3 a pound, so a 265 lb pig is $795. If the pig farmers had a herd of 20 pigs that’s almost $16,000 worth of pig that barreled themselves off a cliff. I can understand the farmers frustration, but also peoples minds are now at ease because it’s now safe to pass through that region. These men are no longer a threat. They are delivered of what influenced them. Their identities changed, minds made new. They are new creations. They’ve been set free! Souls in bondage have been liberated! What will we pay? What are we willing to give up so we can see others liberated from strongholds and burdensome yokes of bondage? What will we let go of to see this region saved!?!?
    The people of that region asked Jesus to leave, but I say we have claimed this region for You Kingdom! Establish Your Kingdom here! What else can God do for these people if we let go of everything and are consumed with the resurrecting power of Jesus Christ to see this region delivered?!?! THY KINGDOM COME! THY WILL BE DONE IN EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN!!

  17. iLove the Kingdom
    Did anyone ever come up to Jesus and ask for healing and Jesus say “No”? This chapter today shows us that according to Mat 8:16 it is the will of God to heal all people and is actually prophetic. Matt 8:16, “When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:
    Mat 8:17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.”

    Why do folks argue the fact that sometimes it’s not God’s will to heal? If Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and if healing fulfills the scripture that He took our infirmities, we should embrace His Word and apply it to our lives.

  18. One thing that will always amaze me. Is that when the demons have no choice but to surrender to spiritual Authority. Demons that torment the lives of others for years have to surrender in that very second the name of Jesus is declared.
    “And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭8:29‬ ‭KJV‬‬

  19. Matthew 8
    -6 As Jesus entered the village of Capernaum, a Roman captain came up in a panic and said, “Master, my servant is sick. He can’t walk. He’s in terrible pain.”

    7 Jesus said, “I’ll come and heal him.”

    8-9 “Oh, no,” said the captain. “I don’t want to put you to all that trouble. Just give the order and my servant will be fine. I’m a man who takes orders and gives orders. I tell one soldier, ‘Go,’ and he goes; to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; to my slave, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”

    10-12 Taken aback, Jesus said, “I’ve yet to come across this kind of simple trust in Israel, the very people who are supposed to know all about God and how he works. This man is the vanguard of many outsiders who will soon be coming from all directions—streaming in from the east, pouring in from the west, sitting down at God’s kingdom banquet alongside Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Then those who grew up ‘in the faith’ but had no faith will find themselves out in the cold, outsiders to grace and wondering what happened.”

    13 Then Jesus turned to the captain and said, “Go. What you believed could happen has happened.” At that moment his servant became well

    Simple Faith
    Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for Yhe evidence of the things not seen .

    Solomon concluded, This is all that I have learnt: God made us plain and simple, but we have made ourselves very complicated (Ecclesiastes 7:29, GNB).

    Simple Faith says it’s “All about Jesus “ and that brings everything right back into perspective just Simple Faith !

  20. 32 And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.
    33 And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils.
    34 And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coast.

    It baffles my mind why they would ask Jesus to leave their land. He is the miracle worker, way maker, healer and delivered and yet they couldn’t see past their loss of livestock and income. Instead they could have appealed to him due to their loss and there is no telling what he could have done for them. So when God answers our prayers and it’s not what we expected, we should ask him to show us what he sees and what our next move should be. He knows what we have need of and what we need and what we want could be very different to the way he sees things. Seek, ask and find rather than puff up in anger like the men in this chapter.

  21. 25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.

    26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.

    27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

    What is our first reaction when a storm of life comes? Do we panic and try to fumble our way out of it, or do we trust in God to bring us through it? Do we sit there and complain with a “woe is me” attitude, or do we praise our way through?
    When we truly know who God is, we understand that He is in control of ALL things, and we trust in Him.
    Because Jesus Rescues!

    And I’ll praise you in this storm
    And I will lift my hands
    That you are who you are
    No matter where I am
    And every tear I’ve cried
    You hold in your hand
    You never left my side
    And though my heart is torn
    I will praise you in this storm

  22. Matthew 8:1-12
    1 When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.

    2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

    3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

    4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

    5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,

    6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.

    7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.

    8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.

    9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

    10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

    11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.

    12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

  23. What is more fascinating, the remote healing or the centurion’s faith?

    Jesus marveled at the Centurion’s message and replies, “Truly, I haven’t seen faith like this even in Israel.” And when the Centurion’s friends get back to his quarters, his servant is well.

    The attention is not on the miracle, but on how the Centurion makes his request. So, what does it say to us? We may have our own impression, but to me this story tells me something about prayer. The authority transfer between the Centurion and Jesus symbolize two different ways we can offer our petitions to God.

    Prayer begins with recognition of the power of God, or the “authority” of God, as well as awareness of His compassion. Then, there are different ways to pray. One way is to remind God of how much we deserve his favor. The other way to pray is to humble ourselves before the Lord. The first is not boasting but rather a petition to remind God that we have been living – to the best of our ability – to the standards He has set for our lives and what we have promised to do. The second kind of prayer says, Lord, I’m a sinner. I have no claim on you except to the extent that you choose to have mercy on me. I’m not worthy, but I need your help, and I’ll obey what you ask of me.

  24. 2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
    3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
    When Jesus touched the leper, touch means to attach oneself to. He not only cleansed him but he
    ministered to his emotional and physical need to be touched with a pure love because a leper was to be treated as an outcast. Jesus ministers to the whole person.

  25. 2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

    The leper wasn’t asking if God “could”, he was asking if God “wanted” to.
    I believe he already had the faith that could do it.

    As we read in Matthew 7 yesterday, we have to ASK to receive.

    When we become sick there isn’t a need for doubt. We know God can heal us, all we must do it ask.

    16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:
    17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

    Does the scripture above not say that “ALL” were healed?
    Why? To fulfill the prophecy. His word does not lie.

    Just communicate, open your mouth and ask. The healing is there, have faith.

  26. St. Matthew 8:2-3
    2) And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
    3) And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

    These verses reminded me of Pastor’s message last night on VICTORY.
    What is God seeking for? A True Worshiper!
    This leper came and WORSHIPED JESUS, and he received his VICTORY of healing.

    You need VICTORY over something in your life today? Then WORSHIP JESUS, and you’ll receive your VICTORY!

  27. And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,

    6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.

    7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.

    8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.

    9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

    10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

  28. AMP – 5 As Jesus went into Capernaum, a [b]centurion came up to Him, begging Him [for help], 6 and saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, with intense and terrible, tormenting pain.” 7 Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.” 8 But the centurion replied to Him, “Lord, I am not worthy to have You come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed. 9 For I also am a man subject to authority [of a higher rank], with soldiers subject to me; and I say to one, ‘Go!’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.” 10 When Jesus heard this, He was amazed and said to those who were following Him, “I tell you truthfully, I have not found such great faith [as this] with anyone in Israel. 11 I say to you that many [Gentiles] will come from east and west, and will sit down [to feast at the table, and enjoy God’s promises] with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven [because they accepted Me as Savior], 12 while the sons and heirs of the kingdom [the descendants of Abraham who will not recognize Me as Messiah] will be thrown out into the outer darkness; in that place [which is farthest removed from the kingdom] there will be weeping [in sorrow and pain] and grinding of teeth [in distress and anger].” 13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go; it will be done for you as you have believed.” And the servant was restored to health at that very hour.

    The Centurion had received revelation that Jesus was the Messiah and he knew healing could be obtained for his servant. The Lord used this as a teaching point, that while the Gentiles were open to him as the Messiah, the Jews (the chosen people, were missing out on not only the revelation of Jesus was that Messiah but also the relationship with Him.

    As Gentiles we know who the Messiah is, and we know what it takes to be a disciple of Him. We don’t want to be so caught up in the discipling process of being His disciple that we forget the relationship with Him as our Messiah.

    Relationship first will result in the best disciple Jesus could have.

  29. THY KINGDOM COME
    KINGDOM FAITH

    7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
    8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
    9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
    10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

    This has multiple messages for us to glean today, from praying demons, to healing elders, to worshiping lepers. However as I prayed over the many subjects, I am compelled to identify the one most important to JESUS.

    FAITH.

    Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

    JESUS reveals to us through the centurion several principals.

    1. HUMILITY is the attitude to experience Great FAITH.
    2. There is perpetual power and authority in SUBMISSION and ACCOUNTABILITY.
    3. JESUS must not be present to HEAL.
    4. There is Great POWER in the WORDS of JESUS.
    5. Our FAITH can make even JESUS marvel.
    6. Understanding the ORDER of HIS Kingdom is FAITH. (Over/Under Factor)
    7. JESUS speaks on behalf of men of Great FAITH.

    I do not believe that JESUS was saying that ONE particular thing that the centurion said was the result of HIS Great FAITH. However, the culmination of revelation and demonstration is what JESUS identified as Great FAITH.

    As James declared in his epistle:

    James 2:18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

    James 2:20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

    James 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

    FAITH alone will not save us, we must also have works.

    REVELATION and DEMONSTRATION of FAITH is KINGDOM FAITH.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  30. 16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:

    17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

    Thank God for His healing power. Because of His stripes we are healed. Not just physically but emotionally.

  31. Josiah: 10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
    Without faith we can not please God. We believe in God through faith. We pray in faith. We thank God for what He is going to do in faith. With faith the lame can walk and the blind see. Through faith we can be healed of sickness and more! So, let us GO IN FAITH IN JESUS NAME and trust in Jesus!

  32. 8:16. Whe the evening was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils; and he cast out the devils, spirits with the word, and healed all that were sick
    ——-
    It’s by FAITH and the hearing of the word that people gets healed, ( receives healing…by faith we can take decisions, by faith we walk, by faith we make choices, by faith we expect to be with God… all right, but what about when it comes for a demon possessed to be delivered, for that devil to be cast out? The demon possessed person is not in his right mind, because he is possessed, the devil has taken residence in his mind and body.
    IT IS THE WORD! With the WORD the devils had to obey , and leave,because the word has been written.
    We can have faith, but if we do not know the word we are in trouble.

  33. The story of Jesus sleeping through the storm is a familiar one. He desired to go over to the other side and he expected his disciples to follow, so they were in his will. And yet ‘behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?’

    So often people ask why they’re going through the storm if they’re in God’s will… and yet God never gives any assurance of sparing us from the storm. We have many examples in the Bible of the hardships of his people and the idea that we should somehow be spared them is not seen in scripture. On the contrary, God appears to be pleased when his people demonstrate his strength in their hours of weakness.

    That shouldn’t come as a surprise, because that is when our testimony most catches the attention of those that are lost.! When everyone else they know would have long since quit and we’re still faithfully serving God with all we’ve got. It may seem to be much, and yet our simple obedience makes the difference… because we know that Jesus is in the boat! With that revelation, we shouldn’t worry about the storm. Yes, the disciples did, but that’s why Jesus asked them why they were afraid with so little faith. We need to remind ourselves in the storm that Jesus is in the boat!

    If that doesn’t seem so important, consider another detail mentioned by Mark: ‘And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.’ They were seasoned fishermen and yet the storm was so great, they were convinced they were about to perish. The storms we face are real… that’s why we don’t want to face them alone! We’re never told what happened to the other ships… but they didn’t have Jesus in the boat. So we need to make sure we’re in his boat and just allow his will to prevail. Let our faith look to him! Look beyond the storm to the God that is able to say Peace be Still!

  34. The story of Jesus sleeping through the storm is a familiar one. He desired to go over to the other side and he expected his disciples to follow, so they were in his will. And yet ‘behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?’

    So often people ask why they’re going through the storm if they’re in God’s will… and yet God never gives any assurance of sparing us from the storm. We have many examples in the Bible of the hardships of his people and the idea that we should somehow be spared them is not seen in scripture. On the contrary, God appears to be pleased when his people demonstrate his strength in their hours of weakness.

    That shouldn’t come as a surprise, because that is when our testimony most catches the attention of those that are lost.! When everyone else they know would have long since quit and we’re still faithfully serving God with all we’ve got. It may seem to be much, and yet our simple obedience makes the difference… because we know that Jesus is in the boat! With that revelation, we shouldn’t worry about the storm. Yes, the disciples did, but that’s why Jesus asked them why they were afraid with so little faith. We need to remind ourselves in the storm that Jesus is in the boat!

    If that doesn’t seem so important, consider another detail mentioned by Mark: ‘And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.’ They were seasoned fishermen and yet the storm was so great, they were convinced they were about to perish. The storms we face are real… that’s why we don’t want to face them alone. We’re never told what happened to the other ships… but they didn’t have Jesus in the boat. So we need to make sure we’re in his boat and just allow his will to prevail. Let our faith look to him! Look beyond the storm to the God that is able to say Peace be Still!

  35. 32 And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.

    33 And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils.

    34 And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts.

  36. And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.

    7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.

    8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.

    9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

    10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

    what such miracles fulfilled way back then. God can still perform miracles then and he is still healing now. whatever you need financial blessings, spiritual blessing ,healing in your body God knows! sometimes we prevent our healing or miraculous things from happening from our lack of faith. Lord help us to always place our trust in you.

  37. 2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

    We can learn a from this approach and this scripture. It is God’s will for us to be cleansed from sin and our sicknesses. It takes humility to worship. By the posture of worship we are recognizing that something is bigger greatest and worthy. The man in this passage first worshipped and had faith, no doubt, for he knew that God could. Our God is able and is not offended by our greatest petitions. Before he Wills, consider worshipping.

  38. 10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

    I think we hear of such extraordinary miracles that they just sound like cool stories, sort of like tall tales. Soldiers and military leaders operate on loyalty and trust when in the field, they serve by commands and ordinances. It’s easy to say we believe God can do the miraculous but it’s not until we witness the awe of the miraculous that the authority of God sets in. Jesus is saying that people have heard of him and the ministry he operates in but they lack the faith to understand the authority.

  39. 20 But Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens to live in, and birds have nests, but the Son of Mane has no place even to lay his head.”

    We all have a home, and we feel comfortable there. All goes well when your at home like talking, laughing, eating, praying, etc. We can speak about God at home or at church with comfort. But once you leave the house, the pressure is on you to tell others about God. You will be ridiculed, harassed or debated trying to speak about God. But be strong in God and have no fear, for God will be with you.

  40. No doubt

    2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

    There was no doubt in the lepers mind weather or not Jesus could do what he was asking him to do. This guys knew for sure that it would happen if Jesus wanted it to. When Jesus read the mans heart and saw that he was 100% in faith and there was no doubt in him, he wasted no time in performing what the man asked. Jesus knows what our heart is saying dispite what our mouth is saying. When we are truly without doubt, he will answer.

  41. 10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

    11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.

    12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

    13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.

    So many years of reading this same story and this is the first time I saw this in the middle of the story…

  42. Matthew 8:3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean And immediately his leprosy was cleaned.

    He touched me!! Thank you Jesus for your touch, Jesus is willing to heal,He said I will…..

    Bless the Lord, Oh my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits : Who forgiveth it all the iniquities; who healeth all that diseases;

  43. 33. And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils.

    Sometimes we have to tell or testify of the negative that could happen because of others choices and or decision. Not to be negative but to help lead others from going in the wrong direction.

  44. 1 When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.

    2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

    3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

    GOD is so powerful even his word is powerful but the lost and the hurt do not believe what GOD has done for others ………

  45. 9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
    10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

    Most people have heard about authority and it is rare to find an individual who has the revelation of the importance of true submission.

  46. 3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

    Jesus is in control of our situations and battles. We are not alone. It’s His will for us to overcome, be made whole, and live victoriously. He will not forsake us. He will help us.

  47. “So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭8:31-32‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Jesus uses one word, “Go.” The reason he didn’t have to keep talking was his authority. Authority allows you to just say something one time, or rather simply and it happen. We can have that same authority that Jesus has if we just use the authority he has given us.

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