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.