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Good News

Jesus Casting out DemonsJesus became known in the whole area not only because he preached the Good News but by showing his healing power over people with physical and mental problems of all kinds who flocked to him. Luke 4.40 told us, "At sunset, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and laying his hands on each one, he healed them. Moreover, demons came out of many people, shouting, 'You are the Son of God!' But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew he was the Messiah." Here, we saw Jesus healing power over sickness, physical disabilities, mental illnesses and possession by demons. He did not allow the demons to speak because they knew he was the "Christ" otherwise called "the Chosen Messiah" or "the Anointed One" from God.✞

Exhausted Jesus

Dura Europos SynagogueJesus healing work was taking such a toll on him that he became exhausted and tried to find some quiet on his own. He made it quite clear that his mission was not to become a travelling healer alone but primarily a preacher of the Good News. Luke 4.42-44 told us, "At daybreak, Jesus went out to a solitary place. The people were looking for him and when they came to where he was, they tried to keep him from leaving them. But he said, 'I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent.' And he kept on preaching in the synagogues of Judea." At some point, all committed Christians and especially preachers and Christian leaders all need to retreat like Jesus to a solitary place to recharge our spiritual batteries for the primary work of preaching the Good News.

"Jesus Healing"
by Ron Meacock

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