And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy…borne of four. And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay. When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. —Mark 2:3-5
During Jesus’ first visit to Capernaum (Mark 1:21-34) the entire city gathered around the house where He stayed, and Jesus healed and delivered many. This time the place filled up again, but with a crowd of religious leaders who didn’t come for miracles. They came to catch Jesus saying something wrong so they could accuse Him. They resisted everything He said. So the first time Jesus visited Capernaum, people came to be healed. The second time, many came to stop folks from being healed. Sometimes doubt and unbelief are so strong in a place it’s difficult for anyone to receive from God. That was the situation here. God’s power was present in the midst of a room packed with people, but there was so much unbelief no one was receiving healing.
What did Jesus do?
Luke 5:17 tells us Jesus continued teaching. That was always His solution to unbelief.
Suddenly, four men came carrying a stretcher. The place was so full of people not getting healed the one who wanted healing couldn’t squeeze in. So the sick man’s determined friends tore off the roof of the house and lowered the man to Jesus. When Jesus saw their faith, He healed him on the spot.
Doubt and unbelief will stop you from receiving all that Jesus did for you on the cross. Let faith arise!! How? By hearing and hearing the Word of God. Read His Word about healing and all the promises… speak it out loud….get into a Spirit-filled Bible believing church to hear the teachings of God and let your faith arise so you can receive what the blood of Jesus already paid for 2000 years ago!
Faith unlocks the blessings of God…. faith is in the Word of God that is then released from inside of you as you believe it… as you believe by faith – you will receive it in Jesus Name!
Those who won’t receive from God won’t stop me from receiving. I will enjoy salvation, healing, and every other blessing God has already provided through His son, Jesus Christ. As a child of God, it’s mine for the taking! Amen!
God Bless You!
Various Excerpts: WOC