Lepers of the Spirit

Here are more notes from my Humility study; the previous installments can be found here and here, but you don’t have to read them in order to read this post. πŸ™‚

Luke 5:12-14: And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought Him, saying, β€œLord, if Thou wilt, Thou canst make me clean.”

There is so much to take away from this request:

  1. β€œLord, if Thou wilt…” If it is in Your will, Lord. It reminds me of the Lord’s Prayer: β€œThy will be done on earth as it is in heaven… β€œ
  2. β€œThou canst make me clean.” You can make me clean. This was a statement of what he believed Jesus can do, not what he thought He must do. He is acknowledging that Jesus has the power; but it is His will that matters. It is up to Jesus whether or not he is cleansed.

What a show of humility!

And He put forth His hand, and touched him, saying, β€œI will: be thou clean.” And immediately the leprosy departed from him.
And He charged him to tell no man: but go, and shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

I find this to be such an interesting statement. If a miracle like that happened to me, I’d have a hard time keeping quiet and not telling people, I think. The man didn’t have to go tell everyone though; everyone saw that he was clean. He was a walking testimony.

I spoke to a friend of mine about this and he said, β€œI never thought of this: it’s a picture of us after we have been cleansed from sin!” I hadn’t thought of it that way before either; but isn’t that an exciting thought?!

And it is always in His will to forgive sins and cleanse our hearts. πŸ™‚ What an amazing Jesus! ❀

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27 thoughts on “Lepers of the Spirit

  1. Praise His most precious name! πŸ™‚ I’ve read your post and I am just overwhelmed with joy in my heart and in my spirit out of happiness. His Name is worthy to be praised. πŸ™‚ This is an amazing event you have shared. Thank you.

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  2. “it’s a picture of us after we have been cleansed from sin!””… I never thought of it this way either. Very interesting. When we are cleansed of our sins, we become walking testimonies not just of God’s faithfulness but also of His holiness, righteousness and miraculous power over sin. This is when people are drawn to God by our fruits – our lifestyle. Thanks for sharing this.

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    • Yes – and isn’t that so exciting? 😁 I’m glad that my friend brought it up – I’ll never look at this the same way again!

      Hallelujah! πŸ˜€ How good He is to cleanse us of our sin and then use that to draw people to Him! πŸ’•

      😊 ❀

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