LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF MARK 1:40-42 (Amp)
" And a leper came to Him, begging Him and falling on his knees before Him, saying, “If You are willing, You are able to make me clean.” 41. Moved with compassion [for his suffering], Jesus reached out with His hand and touched him, and said to him, “I am willing; be clean! And at once the leprosy [completely] left him and he was made clean [by being healed]."
10 SECRETS ABOUT THE LEPER
1. Humility will always grant you access to those who would help you. The Leper was humble .1 Peter 5:6))"Therefore humble yourselves [demote, lower yourselves in your own estimation] under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you,"
2. The key to receiving, is believing. Never the other way round .The Leper believed ..John 11:40(NIV)"Then Jesus said, "Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?"Only believe .
3. His humility moved Jesus to compassion. bible says this man knelt down before Jesus. key – your humility will always invite in the presence of God into your situation .Luke 14:11" For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
4. A humble attitude will bring a positive response..The leper got a positive response from Jesus. He was favored .James 4:6"But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
5. Once you have faith , your situation has no option but to answer to God. The Leper had faith . Matt 9:29" Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you." Hold on to your faith and be patient . It is sure to happen in Jesus name , Amen.
7. When God decides to help you, your miracle can happen immediately ,no matter how big the problem is. Bible says in verse 42 that the leprosy departed immediately..Isaiah 48:3"I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I shewed them; I did them suddenly, and they came to pass." Do you know that your father is also called the God of suddenly ? Don't be afraid .
8. When God gives you a word . Always be expectant ! And nurse that word with faith and expectation . Never lose hope.Jesus gave the Leper a word and that was it . .Lam 3:24 (Amp)"The Lord is my portion or share, says my living being (my inner self); therefore will I hope in Him and wait expectantly for Him." There is power in your expectations.
9. Jesus is the cure to any kind of disease on earth . Receive and accept Jesus today .Isa 53:5 (NLT)"But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed."
10. God will never deny those who trust in Him. The Leper trusted Jesus . Psalm 37:40 "And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him."
" Humility attracts favor from God and Man"
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