BIBLE READING|LUKE 13:10-17
10 Now He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath.
11 And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way [a]raise herself up.
12 But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.”
13 And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
14 But the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath; and he said to the crowd, “There are six days on which men ought to work; therefore come and be healed on them, and not on the Sabbath day.”
15 The Lord then answered him and said, [b]“Hypocrite! Does not each one of you on the Sabbath loose his ox or donkey from the stall, and lead it away to water it?
16 So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound—think of it—for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath?”
17 And when He said these things, all His adversaries were put to shame; and all the multitude rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by Him.
Wherever Jesus was teaching, every other teacher had to keep silent. Wherever the spirit of Christ was in operation, no other spirit was permitted to operate.
When the Lord speaks, his voice drowns every other voice. His acts confounded the Pharisees, religious leaders, scribes and the High Priests of his time, and still confounds the wise and mighty of our times.
In today’s text, we read of a woman who had the spirit of infirmity for 18 years, and “was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself” – vs.
- She was bent over forward! Jesus saw her, called her and made a declaration onto her: “woman, thou are loosed from thine infirmity” –
- He laid hands on her and immediately she was made straight and glorified God.
This was a positive encounter that challenged the authority of the ruler of the synagogue and his fellow religious leaders.
Their protest and indignant posture were drowned positively by the undeniable power that was manifested by the healing of the woman.
Infirmities are crippling negative manifestations of evil spirits that thrive in darkness. All you need to be delivered from every negative hold of the enemy is for Jesus Christ to see you and call you.
Divine sighting removes every veil of obscurity.
Ask the Lord to speak to every negative situation in your life via his word. His word silences every demonic argument. When He touches, His divine touch sets free from demonic holds.
Reach out today to receive a positive encounter.
PRAYER: (1) Every demonic hold over my destiny, (2)infirmity in my life caused by forces of darkness (3) In every way I am bent , I receive divine straightening in Jesus name.
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