A Nugget from New Life Network
(excerpts from Chris Musgrove of Future Now)
Scripture for the Day (September 13, 2018)
And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath. (Mark 2:27-28)
There was a woman that was bound by Satan with a spirit of infirmity for eighteen long years and Jesus laid His hands on her on the Sabbath and healed her. Now, you know that probably every person in that community knew that woman. I’m sure they had watched her suffer for eighteen long years. So you would think people would have been rejoicing over this miraculous healing but instead they started complaining about it because she was healed on the Sabbath. Let’s take a close look at this event as described in scripture in Luke 13:10-17:
Now He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way raise herself up. But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.” And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. 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.” The Lord then answered him and said, “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? 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?” 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.
Now, let’s look at Acts 10:38: “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.” According to Acts 10:38, God was with Jesus when he healed that woman. The God who created the Sabbath was okay with her healing and wanted this woman healed. But the religious ruler felt that it was more important to obey their religious law than for this woman to be loosed on the Sabbath.
Luke 13:16 in the New Living Translation says this, “Isn’t it right that she be released, even on the Sabbath?” As a daughter of Abraham she had a covenant right to be healed. Well, because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ we have all become children of God. She was under the Old Covenant, but we are under the New Covenant.
Hebrews 8:6 says, “But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.”
How much more does God want to see us healed and released? Be healed and released today!!