The Path To Full Restoration

Luke wrote by THE SPIRIT in chapter 17:

11 Now it happened as He went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.

12 Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off.

13 And they lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”

14 So when He saw them, He said to them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed.

15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God,

16 and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan.

17 So Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?

18 Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?”

19 And He said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.”

As we saw yesterday, Abraham glorified GOD prior to the manifestation of Isaac being formed in the womb of Sarah.  Abraham walked in great faith.  We can conclude in the above passage that the ten lepers heard the teachings of Jesus even though they would have been afar off.  This was sufficient to establish faith in the power and authority of Jesus.  Once Jesus responded to their request for healing, their faith to be healed was sufficient as they headed out to see the priest.  Yet one of the ten lepers went a step further and returned to Jesus.  With a loud voice, he glorified GOD in a similar manner to Abraham.  To glorify means “to praise, extol, magnify, celebrate”.  This clearly differentiated him from the others as he expressed great appreciation and gratitude for what FATHER had done in his life.  This act was rewarded with full restoration.

As our faith increases, the fruit of our lips will further empower our faith to a higher level.  Let us not settle for less.  Let our focus remain fixed on Our Heavenly Father rather than the noise of the world.

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