When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her,
“Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.” – Luke 13:12
To be free means to be exempted from a state of bondage. We have been exempted from the effect of suffering through the precious blood of Jesus. We now know we don’t need to waste our tears. We now know we can overcome challenges by trusting God and walking closer with Him. We now know we have the power, through the Holy Spirit to enforce a beautiful ending to all our life sufferings, storms and troubles. Halleluiah!
And so we are eligible, approved and qualified to enforce the truth and live FREE. Stormy seasons can no longer rub us of our joy; we know there is a beautiful ending and a great gain.
The state of freedom here, is a spiritual one. Once our spiritual state is sorted, the health of our physical state starts to improve.
Jesus singled out a woman in Luke 13. Her infirmity was a spiritual attack on her life and this was also seen in her physical state, she was crippled. She was bent over for 18 years with no one to help her. The Bible did not state what she had done or what her parents did, it really did not matter. What mattered was her suffering had come to an end. Eighteen years seem very long but in a moment, when our Lord Jesus laid His hands on her, all the years of suffering faded away, she had a new lease of life.
In this same way, the Lord has singled you out. He is calling you, will you answer? At the mention of the name Jesus, all powers and principalities bow down. Cast all your burdens on Him today. Answer His call to the place of worship and let Him take all your infirmities away.
I leave you with this song of thanksgiving from Psalm 107:28-30
“Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven.”
Prayer: Father, thank you for standing by me and calming the storm. It is calm, I see clearly and my desired haven is glorious, beautiful and magnificent. All for you Lord, all for your glory. I am qualified to live free from infirmities, I am blessed and highly favoured. Amen.