“The man stared at them and thought he was going to get something” (Acts 3:5) The promise
The Lord often healed when man and woman approached Him in faith. At other times, being moved by compassion the Lord Jesus healed without specifically being asked and there were other times in the ministry of our Lord Jesus when it wasn’t God’s timing to heal. In Acts 3:2 the Bible talks of this man sitting at the gate asking for alms. Verse 6 tells of the man’s healing and, as a result, five thousand men were born again (|Acts 4:4) The question arises, why was he not healed earlier and why was it that he was the only one healed? Notice the glorious result of this is a great example of His perfect will at work. At Capernaum, “They brought to Him paralytic lying on a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, “Son be of good cheer, your sins are forgiven you’’ (Matt 9:1-8); Lk 5:18-20 He saw the faith of those men carrying the paralytic and He was moved with compassion. Moments later, the man was totally healed but only after the man’s sins were forgiven. Furthermore, we have examples in Scripture where we find individuals approaching Jesus determined to be healed. The woman with the issue of blood was faced with the opposition of the crowds around Jesus. She released her faith, fought her way into Jesus’ presence, touched His garment and received her healing. (Benny Hinn)
PRAYER LINE: O that my life may useful be, As I serve Jesus faithfully; And may the world see Christ in me – This is my earnest prayer – Hess
God’s call to a task includes His strength to complete it.