The Gift of Healing

Posted on 12/16/18 by John Lindell in Gifts God Gives

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares a strengthening sermon titled, “The Gift of Healing.” Join us as we read about Jesus’ healing of the official’s son in John 4:46-53 and learn powerful wisdom about Jesus’ love for people and desire to heal, restore, and strengthen. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to run to Jesus with your needs and watch Him work abundantly in your life in response!

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The Gift of Healing

John 4:46-53 ESV
So he came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And at Capernaum there was an official whose son was ill. When this man heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went to him and asked him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. So Jesus said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.” The official said to him, “Sir, come down before my child dies.” Jesus said to him, “Go; your son will live.” The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went on his way. As he was going down, his servants met him and told him that his son was recovering. So he asked them the hour when he began to get better, and they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” And he himself believed, and all his household.

1st Go to God with Your Problems, but go to God for MORE Than Your Problems

John 4:45 ESV
So when he came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, having seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the feast. For they too had gone to the feast.

John 4:46 ESV
So he came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And at Capernaum there was an official whose son was ill.

John 4:47 ESV
…for he was at the point of death.

John 4:49 ESV
The official said to him, “Sir, come down before my child dies.”

John 4:47 ESV
When this man heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went to him and asked him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death.

John 4:48 ESV
So Jesus said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.”

1. His response is very similar to what he said to His mother Mary the last time He was in Cana

John 2:3-4 ESV
When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me?”

John 2:5 ESV
His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

2. Jesus is not only talking to the man. There is a crowd

John 4:48 ESV
So Jesus said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.”

3. Jesus wants to do more in your life than just answer your current request.

2nd Believe God’s Word Not Your Worries

John 4:49 ESV
The official said to him, “Sir, come down before my child dies.”

John 4:50a ESV
Jesus said to him, “Go; your son will live.”

John 4:50 ESV
Jesus said to him, “Go; your son will live.” The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went on his way.

John 4:50-53 ESV
The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went on his way. As he was going down, his servants met him and told him that his son was recovering. So he asked them the hour when he began to get better, and they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.”

3rd Makes Your Faith a Family Priority

John 4:53 ESV
The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” And he himself believed, and all his household.

4th When You Need Healing Go to Jesus

James 5:14-15 NIV
Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up.

Luke 18:6-8 NIV
And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”