The Bible tells several inspiring stories of people who had faith for others to be healed. They couldn't bring their loved one to Jesus for one reason or the other, yet they got a miracle. This means therefore, that you can have faith for someone else to receive a miracle.
A certain Centurion whose dear servant was sick, and ready to die is one such. When he heard of Jesus, he sent the elders of the Jews to beseech Him that He would come and heal his servant. Jesus agreed and followed them. But just before they got to the Centurion's house, the Centurion sent a message to Jesus and said, "Lord, don't trouble yourself; I'm not worthy that you should enter under my roof; neither do I consider myself worthy to come to you, but give the word, and my servant shall be healed" (Luke 7:2-7).
When Jesus heard the words of the centurion He marveled at his faith and turned to those that followed him and said, "I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel." By the time the messengers got back to the Centurion's house, they found the hitherto sick servant perfectly healed and made whole (Luke 7:9-10). The faith of his master prevailed and he (the servant) got a miracle!
If the centurion could demonstrate great faith on his servant's behalf and get a miracle, you too can have faith and receive a miracle today for your loved ones--your spouse, siblings, parents, or children. You can intercede or meditate for a miracle for your office, school or community. Like the centurion, all you need is a word from the Master, and that word has already been given, He said "...in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full" (John 16:23-24).
So the question is: What do you want? The centurion was very clear about what he wanted for his servant and he was convinced that the Master's words were potent enough to give him a miracle. The same applies to you today! Stand in the gap for others who are weak and helpless by asking the Father, in the Name of Jesus, for a miracle on their behalf, and it will be done unto you!
Dear Father I thank you for the ability you've given me to stand in the gap for others by demonstrating my faith in your Word on their behalf. I pray today for those who are sick in hospitals, especially those amongst them who are preachers and ministers of the Gospel, that your healing power will mantle them, breaking the stronghold of sickness and disease off them, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
Rhapsody of Realities December 17,2010
-Pastor Chris Oyakhilome