To make healthy, whole, or sound; restore to health; free from ailment
A Nobleman’s Son Healed
John 4:46 So Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman whose son was sick at Capernaum. 47 When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and implored Him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. 48 Then Jesus said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe.”
49 The nobleman said to Him, “Sir, come down before my child dies!”
Jesus had been to Cana before and the people had heard of his miracle ministry. Cana is where Jesus had turned water into wine, the finest wine.
We have a nobleman, a man who by society’s standards was above Jesus, but yet he placed himself below Jesus when he called Him ‘Sir’. He had walked over twenty miles to come and plead with Jesus to heal his very ill son.
Jesus makes this statement, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe.” Jesus realizes that we need to see to believe.
John 4:50 Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your son lives.” So the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way. 51 And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, “Your son lives!”
All Jesus had to do was speak the words.
All the nobleman had to do was believe.
To have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so
John 4:52 Then he inquired of them the hour when he got better. And they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” 53 So the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Jesus said to him,“Your son lives.” And he himself believed, and his whole household. 54 This again is the second sign Jesus did when He had come out of Judea into Galilee.
We see Jesus’ perfect timing, the very hour the nobleman asked, was the very hour that the fever left his son. As a result his entire household believed.
Jesus know we would need to see to believe. Today testimonies of healing help us to believe, they encourage us when we are in the depth of suffering ourselves.
I was in that suffering place several years ago. Stomach pain and digestive problems plagued me for over two years. I though the answer was to have my gall bladder removed, it made matters worse. I had tried every medicine, prayed every prayer, read every book and I remained sick, tired and all prayed out. As time passed I gave up and quit asking. Ever been there?
I was serving on a women’s ministry team at the time and we had brought in a woman to speak at one of our retreats. For various reasons, I didn’t like her, not one bit. I couldn’t wait for the event to end. Worse yet she was speaking at my church the following Sunday morning.
At the conclusion of Sunday’s service she came to me and said the Lord had shown her something, could she share? I thought, “I bet He did!”
She went on to say, the Lord had shown her I had digestive problems and that He was going to heal me. “Can I pray for you”, she asked.
Shocked I said, “Yes”
She simply prayed, I simply received and believed, and the Lord simply healed me that day. Never again have I had one digestive issue. I could literally eat an onion like an apple and all would be well.
Oh, how the Lord has a sense of humor, the very woman I had been mentally picking apart all weekend was the person He would work through to bring healing to my broken body. Lesson learned, Lord! Lesson, learned!
God’s timing and methods never seem to line up with ours. I can’t explain them, but I can simply trust Him and believe.
You can listen to more on this teaching here LOVED Lesson 7 – HEALER