49 The official pleaded, “Lord, please come now before my little boy dies.”
50 Then Jesus told him, “Go back home. Your son will live!” And the man believed what Jesus said and started home.
John 4:49-50 (NLT)
Let us begin with the background story. Jesus was on his way from Judea to Galilee. He was stopped by a civil servant. This civil servant has a son and this son was seriously ill. So he begged Jesus to heal his son. Jesus told his to go back home and his son will live. This man believed in what Jesus said and went home. On his journey back, he met his servants and they reported that the son had recovered. When he checked on the exact time of the recovery, it was the exact time when Jesus said, “Go back home. Your son will live!”.
What can we learn from this? This story tells us very clearly the character of Jesus. If you are under the bondage of religion, you will have a very perverted impression of Jesus. When I was under the bondage of religion, I thought of Jesus as a pervert who is capable of every evil. One can never know how perverted can he be. After all, he is God. He can do anything he likes. He can kill you, give you cancer, caused you to be knocked down by a car or any other evil he pleased. That is what I got from my previous religious church.
This is why I never dared to pray when I was in that religious church. Just imagine what will happen if I had fever and prayed for healing? This perverted Jesus might end up giving me cancer because it is his will and his pleasure to see me suffer with cancer! This was the Jesus I used to know.
Yet, the above verses tell us an exact opposite character of Jesus.
Jesus saves. He is not a murderer, nor is he a pervert. This means if you are sick, he wants you well. He will never make you sick. He had taken all our sickness and diseases at the Cross. Why would he want to make you sick when he willingly suffered at the Cross to take away all your sicknesses? Unless you are deeply under the bondage of religion, you should have no problem in the above logic. So, if you are sick right now, this is the time to receive your rights for healing. Healing from every sickness is the right bought by Jesus at the Cross.
No matter what troubles you are facing right now, Jesus is telling you to trust in him. If you have a sick son, his words to you are, “Go back home. Your son will live!”. However, that is not the end of the story. In the subsequent part of John 4:50, we were told that the man believed. As a result this, his son was healed. Some may ask, “Is it necessary for us to believe?”
Why do you think there is a second part at John 4:50 telling us that the man believed? Obviously, Jesus wants us to believe in his words if we want our prayers to be answered. In other words, our faith is necessary for our prayers to be answered.
Incidentally, this is also the area that Satan and his army of religious people are attacking right now. The moment you are in faith and attend faith churches, you are a target of Satan persecution. Right now, I even have a well-intentioned religious guy writing about me in his blog and asked his religious friends to pray for me to be delivered from the “Prosperity Gospel”. This tells us that some religious people are even capable of soft skills. However, some of his visitors had resorted to slanders and lies in defense of their religion. No matter what tactic they used, their objective is to get us to stop believing in the truth and to be oppressed under the bondage of religion.
What do all these tell us? Satan is desperate. He is afraid of our faith. So the key to our victory over the Kingdom Of Darkness is our faith. As long as we continue to believe that what Jesus said is true, we are going to win. We are going to triumph over the evil forces of darkness. No matter how bad your situation is right now, it is going to turn around in your favor. Your sickness will turn into health. Your poverty will turn into prosperity. Your failures will turn into success. God is working behind the scenes to make sure of that. All you need to do is to believe. Cling on to your faith and don’t let go. Turn to Jesus. Confess and meditate on his Words. Go to churches that preach faith and listen to their messages. The more you expose yourself to the Word Of God, the more your faith will grow. One day, as long as you don’t give up, you will see the manifestation of your victory.
This is the Gospel Of Jesus Christ. Your son will live.