This lesson in Luke chapter 5 is powerful. The question the holy spirit kept asking me is ” are you working in your power as a child of God?” I am reminded that on this Earth Jesus was not here as God, He came as the son of man. In this chapter I have learned that everything Jesus did he did as man not God the son. Lets get in…
(5:1-8) We learned in chapter 4 that Jesus’s name had become well known. People traveled all over to hear him speak and see miracles, signs and wonders. The beginning of this chapter takes us to Jesus encouraging Simon to launch his net after the drought. Peter took a chance on the word of Jesus in 5:3 says Jesus prayed for Simon that he would thrust out a little from the earth.
Thrust- Push Suddenly
After praying He told Peter to launch out into the deep and let his net down. Peter says to Jesus Master we tried all night, but if you say so I will 5:5. 5:6 says and when they did , a great multitude of fish that broke their net. When Simon Peter saw this 5:8 says he told Jesus that he didn’t deserve to be in his presence. 5:10 Jesus says to him fear not you shall catch men. When they brought their ships in to the land the Followed Jesus.
There was somethings that I had noticed
- Jesus prayed for Peter. It’s very important for us to have a relationship with God before we go and speak a word. we must take it to God.
- when we have passed that point we then must walk out on faith and believe what we have asked the father for will happen. And if we ask on behalf of another person we have the faith to cover them as well.
why do you think that it’s important not to lie? why do you think it’s important to be a Christ Representative. When we speak God hears, when God hears us He confirms the word of his servant/ friend. When God confirms the word of His servant/ friend the person who we pray for or speak into see’s miracles, signs and wonders. This is important for those who prophesy into the lives of others .
- Speak to God, pray for the person
- Open your mouth with faith that the Holy Spirit will speak.
- Be the light and allow yourself to be ready to be filled with the power. (chapter 4)
Jesus Heals leprosy
The Bible tells us when Jesus had gotten to a certain city ( appointed time) their was a man with leprosy, this man asked Jesus to make him clean. The word says Jesus touched him saying ” I will, be thou clean” and then told the man not to tell anyone just give his offerings according to the laws of Moses day.
In this study the certain day stands for and appointed time. everything that we encounter happens on a certain day that was already written. the word that stood out to me was I WILL be thou clean. How many of us can WILL something, rain to stop, healing. something that isn’t self satisfying. How many of us can manifest and believe in what we are manifesting. I WILL thou be clean, what are you willing to will? What do you believe God for? Do you have enough faith to cover not only yourself but your neighbor. Let’s go deeper…
Jesus heals a paralyzed man
while I was studying this part of the chapter, certain things began to cause me to go deeper. 5:17 says and the power of the Lord was present to heal them. it also says on a certain day ( appointed time). This is the day that the Lord as made for these things to occur. The place was packed with people wanting to be healed, God was showing miracles to the people. It was so packed that a group of men brought a paralyzed man in through the roof because the couldn’t get him pass the crowed. They had so much faith that the man would be healed that they risked their life to get him through the roof. The word says when Jesus saw their faith he said ” Man thy sins are forgiven thee.” Right then the Pharisees began to scream “Blasphemies Who can forgive sins, but God alone” 5:24 Jesus said “but that ye may know that the son of man hath power upon the Earth to forgive sins.”
Did you read that? Do you believe that the Holy Spirit is with you? Do you believe that your prayers will open doors? Do you believe that you can heal the sick? Do you believe that you have the power to forgive sins?
Let me say this, I had to keep asking the Holy Spirit about that, it didn’t sound right, we have the power to forgive sins? then I looked up and 5:23 says Jesus said ” is it easier to say the sin is forgiven or get up and walk?”
Most people believe they can’t because of punishments but when God is with you, you start to speak a release over a persons life. you begin to clear their thoughts in the name of Jesus. The word was the power of the Lord was present.
5:26 says immediately he rose. That’s what happens when the power of the Lord is present and your faith is connected. Even in a drought 5:26 says why? They were amazed and they glorified God.
Jesus eats with sinners at Matthews (Levi’s ) house
The word says Jesus saw Levi and told him to follow him and Levi left all and followed Jesus. Levi then made a great feast in his own house and there were many people, publicans and others that sat down with him. The Pharisees began to say, Why are you eating and drinking with publicans? This is were Jesus says he wasn’t called for the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
We forget that Jesus started as a fisher. He came for the lost remember Simon said he was not worthy. Can I just say this, God already has those of us that are breathing for his next word, He wants those that feel unworthy to be in his presence, you know the dirty guess at the wedding. He wants to clean that person, make them new.
4:33 the pharisees wanted to know why the disciples didn’t fast. 4:35 Jesus tells them their will be a day when they fast. He gives them the parable of new wine in old wine skin.
A reminder, God is always doing a new things. you will have to let go of the old to shift with the new. in other words everything has evolution and wont be he same.
Let me say this God always has new things, He will tell you when it’s time to do the things he wants you to do. you’ll go crazy trying t be perfect, when love and respect is all you need to be, to be pleasing.