Performance In Christianity series
Roman Centurion’s Servant- Performance of Jesus
The Apostle Matthew records the actions of Jesus with the centurion or military officer in the Roman army. His emphasis in this narrative considers the position of the Aram-Damascus commander and actuates the foreshadow of the narrative of Elisha and Naaman (2 Kings 5:1-15). Jesus healed the centurion’s servant at a distant, indicating that God can be wherever He wants to be, His power is sufficient everywhere.
Luke 7:1-10 presents the same narrative with a different variance; Luke doesn’t show the centurion even meeting Jesus; however, the outcome is the same, and the sincerity of the centurion is still a prominent focus, “I’m not worthy...” Luke 7:6. In this narrative, the Jewish elders explain that this centurion was a patron of the Temple. This non-Jew made provision for the House of David, and the Elders thought this was supposed to compel Jesus to have mercy on him and his servant, but Jesus acted out of compassion and the guidance of God.
God chooses to deliver people who bring Glory to His benevolence. For those who are looking for divine healing, must be convinced to give God the Glory (Isaiah 42:8, 1 Corinthians 1:27-31). Jesus gave God the Glory in everything that He did as ministry (John 6:39-46, Hebrews 1:3). 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 describes that the Good News (the Gospel) is hidden from the lost and this is why the performance of Christ is a mystery unto them, but it should not be a wonderment to us.
And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this [man], Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth [it]. When Jesus heard [it], he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, [so] be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.
The LORD my Deliverer, Jehovah Mephalti (Psalm 18:2), we thank You for the substance of performance, primarily sponsored in the means of Christianity. We praise You for Your benevolence, which personifies Your Glory. We decree and declare blessings upon those who understand the purpose of Your Glory so that; by Your Healing Power, we do Your Will and abiding in Your Way. Now, for the Kingdom and the Glory of God, we petition, with anointing in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Savior, Amen.
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