Jesus Went About Doing Good

“how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.” (Acts 10:38)

In the book of the gospels Jesus travelled by boat to many regions and towns to perform miracles and to teach the word of God. Whenever Jesus entered a particular region, all who came in contact with him were healed, delivered or set free.

When Jesus travelled to Tyre and Sidon, he tried to enter a house privately so that no one would know that he was present. It was difficult for Jesus to conceal his presence because somehow people knew where he was. For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet. Due to the woman’s diligence her daughter was healed on the same day. (Matthew 15:21-28)

When Jesus attended the wedding with his mother in Cana in Galilee he performed his first miracle and turned water into wine. (John 2:1-11) Jesus travelled to the country of the Gadarenes to heal a man possessed with legions. (Matthew 8:28-33) Earlier in Matthew 8 the crowds followed him everywhere he went and brought to him those who were sick or demon possessed so he could heal them.

People understood that once Jesus was in a region that all they needed to do was get close to him and he would meet their need. When you see God blessing your neighbour instead of becoming envious become joyful because Jesus is in your region to bless. And when he is in your region that means you are next in line for a blessing. Don’t watch your neighbour and harbour resentment. Become excited about what God has done, is doing and about to do. If you would only believe then he can do the same for you. Each person’s miracle depends on their faith in God’s ability.

Come to Jesus expecting to receive and watch his manifold presence work through your faith.

A.P.-Y.

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