Portion 27- Mark 1:40-45

Submitted by: Minister M. Smith

Related Scriptures: Leviticus 12:1-13:59 & 2 Kings 4:42-5:19

We have a great lesson of Yeshua’s compassion in these scriptures.  Move by pity Yeshua heals this man from the torment of his physical condition. It is not because of the man’s faith that Yeshua heals him; it is to show mercy. When Yeshua stated that He was willing to heal this man, He was talking about the complete condition, physical and spiritual.  The physical part was done by Yeshua; the spiritual part was to be done by following of the instruction. Sadly, this man failed to grasp the complete healing. 

Yeshua wants to cure our sinful behavior not just our disease. 

Disease is the indicator that something is wrong.  It is the physical evidence that we need the LORD’s intervention, not just for our physical well-being, but for spiritual wholeness. As Believers, when we cry out for healing we must understand that we are in need of a complete healing that will involve a change in our behavior and actions.  The instructions that Yeshua gave to this man were to heal the underlying spiritual condition of an uncontrolled tongue.  Since he disobeyed Yeshua’s instruction his healing was incomplete; the underlying condition was still alive and active. Our sinful habits can be so hidden from us that we desperately need the examination of the Great Cohen Yeshua.  This will require us to cry out and willingly obey Yeshua’s complete instructions.  It is only then that we can be healed of our diseases and declared clean.

The goal of individual healing is to bring unity to the body of Yeshua. 

This man’s healing was intended to bring him back into fellowship so that the Body would be complete.       1Corinthians 12:27 says: “Now you together constitute the body of Messiah, and individually you are parts of it.”    Each one of us has a gifting that is needed for the unity of the Body.  When we are sick and diseased the Body of Yeshua also suffers.  However, when we are restored, our presence among the brethren testifies of G-d’s faithfulness and it builds all of our faith.  It allows us to walk in unity as we witness the miraculous healing power of the LORD together.  If we are only focused on our individual healing then we deprive ourselves and others of a greater blessing, the restoration of the Body of Yeshua.

Our personal testimony without obedience limits Yeshua’s movement among us. 

Yeshua said “instead as a testimony to the people, go and let the cohen examine you.”  The testimony was to come out of obedience, not lip service.  Too often we want to tell of how we have been healed, yet we neglect to obey the word of the LORD.  A testimony without obedience has its root in selfish-ambition. This type of false testimony draws the attention of those whose desires are also self-centered. James 3:16 says: “where there are jealousy and selfish-ambition, there will be disharmony and every foul practice.”  When disharmony and foul practice abide, Yeshua is unable to move freely.  This is why it is imperative that we are mindful of our actions. Our obedience to Yeshua speaks louder than our words.

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