Summary: His compassion is what we need.
September 7, 2003
HOLY SPIRIT BLESS US
The Compassionate Jesus.
Matthew 9: 35-38 (NKJV)
Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.
Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.
Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."
Admittedly, we as Christians are very blessed because we acknowledged the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Meaning He is in control-He is the Boss of our life.
The uniqueness of Christ while He was here on earth physically just like you and me was very remarkable. He did wonderful things that made Him known as God.
In fact, Jesus Christ’s ministry was focused on Preaching, Teaching & Healing.
v.35 “Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
Jesus ministry is for everybody and anybody regardless your status in life- who you are, where you are is not an issue.
Apostle Peter admitted that in Acts 10: 34 “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality.”
Every opportunity for Jesus is vital and important because He knew that He has only three years in His earthly ministry.
Jesus engaged in teaching inside the church or synagogue. He taught many things about life, finances, marriage, law, forgiveness & salvation.
And then He preached the Gospel (good news) about the kingdom. God’s kingdom belongs to the people who accepted Him as Lord and Savior of their life.
Never ever presume that the member of your household, your relatives and friends will enter the Kingdom God without repentance and without making Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
Good works will not save us but faith in Jesus Christ and by His grace alone.
Ephesians 2: 8, 9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.
Jesus Christ preached about the Kingdom and it’s very easy to be part of His Kingdom but I tell you, it is very hard to live as one living in the Kingdom of God but I would also like to tell that it is the most rewarding and the greatest experience a person could ever have in life. Living for Jesus!
And also, Jesus engaged Himself in healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
Jesus Christ healed every sickness and disease in His earthly ministry and even today, Jesus Christ can still heal people regardless of disease but according to His will.
We believe everything that are happening and the things that will happen to each individual, God has a purpose and a wonderful plan.
JoniEricson Tada is a Gospel singer, a radio host, author and a servant of God, but until now she’s in her wheel chair.
In her book she wrote that she believed that God will heal her paralysis from neck down due to a swimming accident, but God He didn’t heal her. Simply because God wanted to use her condition to become a living witness for Christ.
She can testify to others who are suffering, in pain and in distress that even though they are in a painful condition, still there is joy and hope and that can be found in Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is able to heal somebody and someone who has faith in Him.
Jesus knew exactly what are the pains in our physical bodies. Jesus knew that we are suffering too much and He wants to liberate us. He wanted us to be free from the bondage of negative thoughts and sickness. Jesus Christ can do miracles out of our life.
(ill) In his diary John Wesley believed that God could heal in response to prayer. May 10 1741 (Sunday) pain in back & head, with fever, had to lie down most of the day; only easy in one position. At night tried to preach; pain, and seized with cough, etc. There came to mind strongly, “These signs shall follow them that believe.” Prayed; called on Jesus aloud to increase my faith and to confirm the Word of His grace. While I was speaking my pain vanished away, and fever left me, my bodily strength returned, and for many weeks I felt neither sickness nor pain. Unto Thee, O Lord, do I give my thanks!
Interestingly, “But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.”v.36