Believe And Rest

John 4.46-53
46 Once more he visited Cana in Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. And there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum. 47 When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and begged him to come and heal his son, who was close to death. 48 “Unless you people see signs and wonders,” Jesus told him, “you will never believe.” 49 The royal official said, “Sir, come down before my child dies.” 50 “Go,” Jesus replied, “your son will live.” The man took Jesus at his word and departed. 51 While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living. 52 When he inquired as to the time when his son got better, they said to him, “Yesterday, at one in the afternoon, the fever left him.” 53 Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” So he and his whole household believed.
Capernaum was a town where Jesus had done many miracles. A royal official who was a very important person travelled from his home town in Capernaum to Cana which was 15 miles away as he had a desperate need. He meets and pleads with Jesus to go with him and heal his son who was close to death. Jesus’ response in verse 49 shows that he was offended that unless they saw signs and wonders they couldn’t believe. He was asking if they could believe him even if they did not see miracles. However the official insisted that Jesus goes with him.
 
The man took Jesus at his word and departed. : When Jesus told him that his son would live, the man believed him and obeyed. He had come to take Jesus home. Jesus did not go with him. Instead He only spoke the Word.
 
The result was that on his return journey, he met his servants who were coming to meet him with the news that he was well and the time he got well was the exact moment Jesus spoke the word.
 
This royal official believed the Word of Jesus without any doubt in the power of His Word as we understand that he did not go home the same day. He believed and rested that night before leaving for home the next day. He must have received a peace inside of him and believed that his son wouldn’t die; he would live. So he slept the night in peace. He heard the news of his son’s recovery only the next day.
 
This man’s faith is actual faith. If we have this kind of faith in the Word of God without waiting to see the miracles, we too can rest in peace.
 
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Dr. Damien Antony
Born and brought up in a Christian family, Dr. Damien Antony possessed an unquenching quest for truth right from his boyhood days and eventually his relentless search led him to the Bible. He is a Revival Preacher, Bible Teacher, Leadership Trainer, Author and a Life Coach. He moves under the anointing for Prophetic, Healing, Deliverance, Inner Healing and Financial Breakthrough. God has also blessed him with an Apostolic Mandate to take the Universal Body of Christ to the next level of revelation and anointing.

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