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Summary: Jesus heals the 10 men with leprosy

Luke 17:11-19 (NIV)

11 Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy[a] met him. They stood at a distance 13 and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!” 14 When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed. 15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. 16 He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan. 17 Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? 18 Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”

Don't forget to say thank you!

As I read this text I could imagine how God feels each time I wake up and forget to say thank you. Every time I open my eyes, move my legs, brush my teeth, turn on the light, television or shower each time I am blessed and forget to say thank you. Jesus here in the text healed ten (10) men and only one (1) came back to show his gratitude and appreciation for what the Lord has done. Jesus looked up and said did I not heal ten (10) where are the other nine?

You don't want to be the other nine (9) and miss the rest of your blessing. Not only was this man who was grateful healed physically but he was healed spiritually the bible said and Jesus said go, thy faith has made you well.

"Are you the one"

The one that Jesus talks about in this passage which had enough understanding to say Thank you. He knew that Thank You was his key to greater!

Thank you for life health and strength.

Thank you for a roof over my head.

Thank you for food to eat and shoes on my feet.

Thank you for eyes to see, ears to hear and a mouth to speak.

Thank you express gratitude.

Thank you shows your appreciation.

Thank you teaches you that it did not have to happen but because of Grace and Mercy it did.

All of them were healed physically because they believed, but the one who came back to say Thank you received extra or double.

I don't know what you are facing but if you praise Him you will receive double.

I don't know the issues in your relationships, home, career or even in the church but if you are thankful and praise Him He (God) will bring you out.

When we praise God (which is our sign of being thankful) change began to happen

When we praise God yokes will get destroyed

When we praise God family members will come under subjection to the Holy Ghost

When we praise God the enemy has to back up off of us and out of our way

When we praise God we cause His hand to move on our behalf. For when the praises go up it is the blessings of the Lord that will come down.

Psalms 150 declares

Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.

2 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.

3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.

4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord

We all have dealt with some type of leprosy in our lives. A time or period when we were rejected or ejected, counted out, considered dead, not invited, isolated, criticized, mis-treated, abused, mis-handled, a time when we received a low blow, a time when we hit rock bottom or a time when we were put in a corner all alone.

These ten (10) men were at that place, a place where it was only them lonely, no family, no friends, no salvation, no love, no communication to or with the outside world until Jesus passed by. Just like you and I, we were lost, unloved, un-cared for, cast out, black sheep at the lowest point of our life until Jesus made an appearance.

I would pause here to ask where were the other nine (9) that was apart of the healing process but that does not matter because I’ve (you've) got to be the one to return and tell God thank you.

Jesus expressed disappointment that the other nine had not thought to give praise to God for their healing. From this we learn that God desires for us to express our thankfulness to Him for all He does in our live. Even though Jesus did not withhold healing from the nine who did not thank Him, He made a point of noting their lack of gratefulness (Luke 17:18). Because they had faith, all ten were physically healed. But Jesus’ final words to the grateful Samaritan imply that this man received spiritual healing in addition to the cleansing of his skin. After the man was already healed of leprosy, Jesus said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well” (verse 19). It could be that the man’s return to fall at Jesus’ feet gave him spiritual wholeness in addition to the physical wholeness he had received. When we take time to acknowledge the Giver and not just the gifts, we please the Lord as well as enjoy the spiritual healing that comes from gratefulness.

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