"Step Out on the Word"
And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. [Jesus] spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, and said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam…He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing. —John 9:1, 6, 7
Here was a man who had been blind from birth. Jesus walked over to him, spit in the dirt, made clay of the spittle, smeared the clay on the man's eyes, and said, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam." That man could've said, "What do You mean, 'go wash in the pool of Siloam'? Look, Jesus, I don't need a bath—I need my sight! What is mud going to do? Everyone will laugh at me. I'm waiting for You to work a miracle here." Instead, He obeyed what Jesus told him to do with no feeling and no manifestation. Every symptom was still there; he was still blind. The only difference was he now had mud in his eyes. But Jesus said, "Go," and the man went. Jesus gave him an opportunity to walk by faith, and the blind man took off on the Word of God alone. That was his faith in operation. He went, he washed, and he came again seeing. But he had to step out on the word Jesus spoke before he saw results—and that's how he got results. Find out what God has said about your situation, and then step out on that Word. Let your faith release God's power in your life.
My Confession: I take God at His Word, even when I'm not able to see my answer. Jesus says I'm healed, so I am.
Please read these scriptures (Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24; Psalm 103:3; Matthew 4:23, 8:3. Revelation 22:6.
Week #8: Weekly prayer:
Father God, we come to You thanking You for blessing our nation today. We need You to guide our nation into peace and safety. Help our nation to continue to support the nation of Israel in Jesus' name. Help us, Lord, not to just say in God we trust, but to really trust You with all our hearts. Father God, help us to remember to give You thanks always, especially on Thanksgiving Day. Help us to reach out to our community, our family, our church, our nation, and to Israel too. We pray for the nation of Israel right now. Oh Lord, Send Your light into the darkness in this world. Prevent us getting into a war with Russia at any time. Stop the march of ISIS. Bring peace in the Middle East. And on our home front we pray for righteousness and mercy. We pray for a stop of abortion. Bless the efforts of those who are standing for life. And, Lord, we pray for our country to accept those Iraqi Christians who are asking asylum. Forgive our president for ignoring their pleas. Help our nation to change and stand with Israel, in Jesus' Name, Amen
1. T or F: The Bible gives no account of Jesus Christ ever being ill.
2. Choose the most Biblical response to this claim: "God never wants His people to be sick or infirm and since He has all power, He will always heal them."
A. Then why do they become sick or infirm in the first place?
B. I see the light! I'm going to put my saintly grandmother's wheelchair out for the trash collection tomorrow!
C. God is indeed almighty; He can heal and does so often and wonderfully. However, it is not true that He never wants His people to be sick or infirm.
D. God's power to heal is limited by the strength of the faith of the person in need of healing.
3. This Biblical locale was known for its healing balm:
Scripture Reading: Luke 17
In Luke 17:18, Jesus makes statement. What does he say?
A). "You're extremely fortunate I came across you today."
B). "Son you have been healed. Now stop sinning and live for God."
C). "Was no one found to return and gives praise to God except this foreigner?"
D). "Please tell the other nine they are truly ungrateful."
According to this study: Questions:
1). How do you step out on God's Word?
2). Give a testimony on your stepping out on God's Word.
3). Have you been claiming and declaring the confessions at the end of the lessons?