Faith Expresses Itself Through Love
“For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything,
but faith working through love…”—Galatians 5:6
I hope that this letter finds you doing well in the new year!
The Lord has laid on my heart an urgency to remind you that in the spiritual realm it is not so much about what you know… it is about WHO you know.
More than WHO you know… do you understand and believe in the authority of who YOU know?
Below, I have included the testimony of the centurion. I am sure you have read it many times, but I want to encourage you to take a minute to read it again today with a fresh understanding that Jesus overcame the mind, will, and emotions of the centurion by His testimony.
The centurion trusted Jesus to speak a word, and believed that with only a word his servant would be healed. This demonstrates an amazing level of love, trust, faith, and honor in action; all coming from a Gentile centurion who recognized Jesus as the Messiah—making this story even more inspiring.
Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant—
“Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, saying, ‘Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.’
“And Jesus said to him, ‘I will come and heal him.’
“The centurion answered and said, ‘Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed. For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, “Go,” and he goes; and to another, “Come,” and he comes; and to my servant, “Do this,” and he does it.’
“When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel! And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ Then Jesus said to the centurion, ‘Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.’ And his servant was healed that same hour.”—Matthew 8:5-13
The centurion had to ask the Lord for the healing of the servant.
The centurion understood that as a Gentile man he did not deserve to have the Jewish Messiah come under the roof of his non-kosher home.
The centurion understood authority. He said to Jesus: “[simply] speak the word and it will be done.”
Jesus responded to the centurion with instruction and reassurance: “Go your way… [it will be done as you have asked].”
The centurion obeyed and his servant was healed “at that same hour.”
The centurion had full revelation of who Jesus was; he was a man under authority and therefore he understood the principle of authority at work. The motivation behind his request was for the good of another who could not help himself. Crucially, he operated in humility, acknowledging that he himself was high-ranking in the Roman army, yet at the same time he honored a Jewish Rabbi.
The portion of this story that I want you to focus on the most is this:
The centurion saw the need of someone else and took the time to bring their need before the person of authority, demonstrating his faith to believe in, and obey, the person of authority on behalf of another.
What is my point? Why am I asking you to review this familiar story?
Let me ask you this. Who spoke the word of healing over the sick servant?
The centurion. Jesus simply said: “Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.”
There was a sick person with a need. It took a centurion who knew Jesus and His authority. The centurion was compelled through compassion, believed by faith, was responsive to ask, and was obedient to return expecting a miracle.
That is where we are today. Curt Landry Ministries is looking for centurions. We are looking for those who believe Jesus when He says, as in Matthew 8:11: “I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.”
Jesus was prophesying the One New Man. So I am asking you today: Are you like the centurion? Do you see all the servants of the Lord who are paralyzed by false teaching and are suffering terribly as they are bound by religion—not walking in relationship with Yeshua?
We have the ability at Curt Landry Ministries to tell them the truth of the promise—that they have been grafted into Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Like the centurion, we have found the Jewish Messiah to be exactly who He says He is. Like the centurion, we merely need to come into agreement with what Jesus has said regarding the needs of ailing servants of the Lord.
Together we are a ministry of uncompromised compassion for the lost and those needing miracles, signs, wonders, and healing. The Word that the Lord has given me today is Matthew 8:13: “Then Jesus said to the centurion, ‘Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.’ And his servant was healed that same hour.”
It is time for us as the Body of Christ and the One New Man to go—through media, outreach, print, and every form of communication. It is time for us to go, for our redemption draws nigh.
Would you please partner with us in 2017 in the spirit of a centurion? As one who knows Jesus, sees the need, and is willing to take action by faith today?
We provide all the services listed below to YOU and to the world free of charge. But we need your support to expand and spread the message of God’s Kingdom to the nations of the world:
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Shalom with love,
Curt and Christie Landry
Founders, Curt Landry Ministries
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