Thursday, October 9, 2008

Luke 8:48

“And He said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.’ (NASB)


“And He said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith (pistis: assurance, belief, conviction of the truth, belief with the predominate idea of trust or confidence) has made you well (sozo: saved, made whole, healed); go in peace (eirene: rest, quietness, state of tranquility, security, safety, prosperity).’


And He said to her, “Daughter, your belief and trust has saved and healed you; go in peace, security and rest.”


For some reason, many people have a hard time when approaching the topic of healing. It’s somehow been deemed as “not for today” because others have abused and perverted it throughout the years. However, when looking at the text alone, we see that “well” is the same word used to describe salvation (sozo). It is wholeness, wellness, completeness. You see, healing is a byproduct of God’s much greater plan. That is why we see, with this woman, that Jesus said “your faith has saved you” – when she was made whole, she was healed. Some will be, as this, instantaneously seen – others may be a process, but we must have the faith in what we do not yet see. Today, believe God for something you don’t see any results for or perhaps don’t even yet have even any feelings for. He has made you whole.

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