Be healed!Acts 3:1-11
Peter Heals a Crippled Beggar
3 Peter and John went to the Temple one afternoon to take part in the three o’clock prayer service. 2 As they approached the Temple, a man lame from birth was being carried in. Each day he was put beside the Temple gate, the one called the Beautiful Gate, so he could beg from the people going into the Temple. 3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for some money.
4 Peter and John looked at him intently, and Peter said, “Look at us!” 5 The lame man looked at them eagerly, expecting some money. 6 But Peter said, “I don’t have any silver or gold for you. But I’ll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene,[a] get up and[b] walk!”
7 Then Peter took the lame man by the right hand and helped him up. And as he did, the man’s feet and ankles were instantly healed and strengthened. 8 He jumped up, stood on his feet, and began to walk! Then, walking, leaping, and praising God, he went into the Temple with them.
9 All the people saw him walking and heard him praising God. 10 When they realized he was the lame beggar they had seen so often at the Beautiful Gate, they were absolutely astounded!11 They all rushed out in amazement to Solomon’s Colonnade, where the man was holding tightly to Peter and John.
There's so many things that I want to point out about this wonderful and remarkable story of healing… One is that the gate to the temple was called the Beautiful gate… That in and of itself is such a reminder of when we enter a place of praise we are entering into a beautiful time with the Lord… Worship and praise is where God lives, the Bible says God inhabits the praises of his people…
Next, I love that the man who was lame and sat at the temple gate for years and years just hoping to get some money .. He was a beggar and that is how he survived. But when the name of Jesus was declared, everything changed!
I wonder if he often thought that begging was his only hope of survival… I wonder if he ever thought that his life could ever be any different… Did he just accept that that was his lot in life..?
How many times do we think that we have to do it all on our own.. Do we forget the ONE who holds the keys to the kingdom and wants to bless us?
Do we even believe in miracles, or do we only have enough faith to believe in the minuscule, barely get by answers to prayers?
I'm sure this man has always felt like such an outsider I'm sure at times he felt sorry for himself…i'm sure he never thought of his life any other way.
He was asking for money that day ..he was asking for something small, just whatever they could spare so that he could just scrape by… I love that when Peter said," I don't have silver or gold for you but I'll give you what I have! "
We all HAVE it... the power of the Holy Spirit lives in us… How many times do we settle and just pray a barely get by prayer when God wants to bless us powerfully and he wants to give us exceedingly abundantly more than we could ask or think…eph 3:20
When we walk in a life that is focused on Jesus… The outcome is a life better than we could've ever hoped for as Christians. God just doesn't want to give us the scraps, we ask Him to solve small problems.. and in the way we think they need to be solved.., our thinking is so limited, but God our Father, wants to give us a whole new life transformed by the power of his love…
Our Lives can be completely transformed when we submit to God… He wants us to have and enjoy life here and now… The best is always yet to come, and our latter rain is always going to be so much greater than our former rain… He wants us transformed from glory to glory… He's always got something better for us ..We may ask God for what we want, but God surprises us and gives us what we truly need!
When the lame man was healed, he began to jump around praising God… Then all of the towns people were astonished by God's love and power… We must never forget to thank those who have helped us and always give God glory and praise for all things… When we pray, remember who you are praying too… Our faith should never be in our prayers, but in the ONE who answers them… If you've been waiting for your victory, for your answered prayers for a long time.. Just remember that God has perfect timing… Declare victory, begin to live Victory minded!
Ask big, think big, pray big, because we serve a big God!
Do not waver but believe! God wants to give you more than you could've ever dreamed of!
Through the faith in the power of that name .. the name of JESUS, that man was healed! He was made free indeed!
Believe that God can heal anything that needs to be healed! Your health, your marriage, your finances, your relationships, your children, your addictions, your emotions, your anxiety, your fears,… What do you need? God has already sent the healer!! His name is Jesus!!!
Receive it today! Praying God's divine healing for all that you need right now in Jesus name!