"He is the Word ever writing upon our hearts and minds! He writes new revelation and wonders of who He is on willing hearts!"
WITH A MERE WORD
Luke 6:6-11 TPT
6–7 On another Sabbath day, Jesus was teaching in the synagogue. In the room with him was a man with a deformed right hand. Everyone watched Jesus closely, especially the Jewish religious leaders and the religious scholars, to see if Jesus would heal on a Sabbath day, for they were eager to find a reason to accuse him of breaking the Jewish laws.8 Jesus, knowing their every thought, said to the man with the deformed hand, “Come and stand here in the middle of the room.” So he got up and came forward.9 Jesus said to all who were there, “Let me ask you a question. Which is better: to heal or to do harm on the Sabbath day? I have come to save a life, but you have come to find a life to destroy.”10 One by one Jesus looked into the eyes of each person in the room. Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your arm and open your hand!” With everyone watching intently, he stretched out his arm, and his hand was completely healed!11 The room erupted with bitter rage because of this Sabbath-day healing. And from that moment on, the religious leaders plotted among themselves about how they might harm Jesus.
Jesus is teaching in the synagogue on the Sabbath and in the room with Him is a man with a deformed right hand.
He is being watched very closely by the Jewish leaders and scholars, they are hoping to be able to find a reason to bring accusation against him, especially if they could prove that He was breaking any form of Jewish law.
But Jesus will not bow His knee, nor should we, to religious spirits that watch with a critical eye and judgment in their hearts.
He took authority over the religious spirits and so should we, not only should we not give way to them, but they should have no place within us.
Jesus knew their very thoughts and the intent of their hearts with a word of knowledge he could see their heart motivations and what they were planning.
It says that Jesus knew their every thought, not one thought but every thought.
He spoke to the man with the crippled hand – purposely and intentionally!!
“COME AND STAND HERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROOM”
The man hears and gets up – what would you or I have done?
Responded saying what for? I’m not going up there? What is He asking me to do that for? In front of all of these people? Fear of man, of being ashamed or ridiculed? Or would we step out in simple obedience.
He responds – He acts – he got up and went forward!
ACTION IN RESPONSE TO JESUS’ WORD!
Jesus now addresses everyone who was there.
Jesus said to all who were there, “Let me ask you a question. Which is better: to heal or to do harm on the Sabbath day? I have come to save a life, but you have come to find a life to destroy.”[ vs. 9 TPT
One by one Jesus looked in eyes of each person in the room
Purposely and intentionally – looking deep – His Piercing Eyes of Truth and Light probing each soul and spirit and heart…….
He looks INTENTLY in each one’s eye and PURPOSELY SAYS to the man
“Stretch out your arm and open your hand” TPT
Defying the religious spirits and their evil practices and heavy weights of hypocrisy.
He does this for ALL to see
For HE is Lord of the Sabbath
He came to fulfill the Law
He and the Father – Merciful and Compassionate
Always caring for their own.
He looks the religious pharisaical spirits one at a time right in the eye
He looks into each eye gate – with eyes of Blazing Fiery Justice and Jealous Guarding.
This ONE who came to set the captives free would make bold statements with His LOOK and His Actions and His Words.
OPEN YOUR HAND!!!
Not a suggestion – a command of Love and Mercy.
I will show you WHO I AM and the KINGDOM I am of –
‘with everyone watching INTENTLY he stretched out his arm and his hand was COMPLETELY HEALED!!!!
EIGHT WORDS and ONE EXTENDED ARM IN OBEDIENCE = Creative Miracle!
8 is the number of new beginnings
His miracle was now
Overtaking and swallowing up the religious spirits decrees
Rolling them up like a scroll – rendering them null and void
11 The room erupted with bitter rage because of this Sabbath-day healing. And from that moment on, the religious leaders plotted among themselves about how they might harm Jesus. TPT
NO HEART for the man’s crippled and now healed hand!
How his life is forever changed inside and out
TOUCHED BY THELORD OF SABBATH – LORD OF ALL
For all of his days he would walk under the words –
‘OPEN YOUR HAND’
Replay it again and again and again
He would look at his hand and marvel at the mercies of God
He would show his hand to many and they would talk into the night of the goodness of God in the land of the living.
Pharisees would replay the scene again and again and seethe with anger and vengeance, plotting and scheming to get Him some way.
Their only concerns were themselves and their plotting. No compassion in their hearts. They could not even see this man’s healing and the glorious Touch of God that took place.
God of Love and Mercy Revealed in eight words –
STRETCH OUT YOUR ARM AND OPEN YOUR HAND!!
Jesus Savior revealed WHY He came
To restore all that was lost – body, soul and spirit
The Kingdom of God is revealed.
This is family – not only does He come to restore relationship but our whole being.
Eyes of Fiery Love and Justice caring for the needy
The Great Intercessor – Eternal Sacrifice takes action and says in His actions
I HAVE THE FINAL SAY
Now and forever ‘I AM’ is in charge – I AM IN CHARGE!
Donna is available for speaking engagements. If interested in having Donna speak at your service, conference or special event, please contact her: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you haven’t picked up your copy of Donna’s new book – Can You Hear the Sound?, don’t delay! Here’s what people are saying about her new book.
“Pictures painted with words, sounds that come alive, rhythms and patterns that defy the natural, revelation that jumps off the page or settles deep inside.” – Cathy
Pick up your copy of Donna’s book today at: DonnaMilham.com