TEXT: Matthew 4:23-25
23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.
KEY VERSE: “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.” – (Matthew 4:23)
A former alcoholic who became a believer recounted how the power of Jesus changed him from being an alcoholic who was hardly at home into a loving father now available and profitable to his family.
Jesus, the Solution to man’s every need, preached, taught and healed. Great crowds followed Him as He moved from place to place. They brought along people with diverse diseases and torments, and He healed them all. Without the use of any electronic gadgets and modern technology, people heard Him and followed His teachings. Everything He did was simply miraculous.
Jesus has now ascended to heaven after His death and resurrection. Although believers are supposed to do greater works than these, many of them still find it hard to believe the possibility of miracles today. Some denominations teach that miracles are not for the present-day, but limited to the era of Christ and the early Church. How incorrect this is! Since Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever, the Church of Christ still marches on with signs, miracles and wonders. He said, “and these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils…” (Mark 16:17,18).
Some people will not believe the gospel we preach or accept that we are sent by God to represent Him until something supernatural happens. Our prayers and meditations today should focus on more empowerment and divine assistance to enable us provide solution to man’s needs for body, soul and spirit.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Pray for signs and wonders to follow your preaching.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.