Jesus the great physician -Turn with me to the book of John 5v1-9, we want to see who the great physician is:
Joh:5:1: After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
Joh:5:2: Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.
Joh:5:3: In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
Joh:5:4: For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.
Joh:5:5: And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.
Joh:5:6: When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?
Joh:5:7: The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.
Joh:5:8: Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
Joh:5:9: And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the Sabbath. :
Brethren tonight is a night of healing and Jesus Christ is here for those who need healing, I don’t know where you have been afflicted and I don’t know those who have afflicted you with that sickness but I know the one who is greater than your sickness, greater than the enemy that have afflicted you and greater than the world, he resides inside of me and if only you can believe tonight all things are possible and you will encounter the power of God for your deliverance.
Who is this Great Physician?
From where we have read, the bible says at the pool of Bethesda, there were multitude of people laid down with one form of sickness to the other, there is a tradition that at a certain time of the season an angel will come to stir the pool and whosoever gets into the pool first receives healing. The bible also recorded that among these multitude was a certain man waiting to enter into the pool and be healed also but for 38years he was not lucky enough to get into the pool first, but one day his time came; that he needs not to enter into the pool to be healed but had an encounter with the great healer himself
There is someone hear tonight, the sickness that came with you will not go back home with you in Jesus name.
Jesus is the great physician, how do i know? there are certain traits demonstrated from where we read proving his mightiness
The great physician is not limited by number of people that are sick, the multitudes at the pool of Bethesda could not stop Him from perfuming one of his earthly duties – To heal the sick he has been empowered to heal all those who are sick (Luke4v18), I don’t know your sickness but i congratulate you, because tonight the Great Physician is going to heal you. M’t:8:16: When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:
He is not limited by the number of years of your sickness, the bible says the man had been there for 38years even before Jesus started his ministry. i don’t know how long you have been in that position but i have assurance that Jesus the great physician will set you free today. Whoever or whatever has put you in that position shall begin to take over your place in that sickness. Prov11v8 The righteous is delivered from trouble, and the wicked walks into it instead.
The great physician is an embodiment of Grace – he unleased his grace to save that man from his 38year old sickness. By grace someone will receive his miracle tonight. It can only be grace for Jesus to bypass the multitude and come directly to this man who had not had the opportunity of healing for 38years. The grace of God will locate someone tonight.
The great physician operates with authority and everything here on earth and in heaven obeys his commandment including sickness. He commanded the sick man to rise up , take his bed and go and the bible says immediately the man rose up, took his bed and walked, i command by the authority in the name of Jesus Christ every sick person that cannot walk rise up now and begin to walk…
Brethren you have a role to play for your healing to come to past and be permanent, you need to run and be covered by the power of the Great Physician, he has been given a name above all name that at his name every knee must bow and tongue confess that Jesus is the Lord. You need to confess him as your Lord today.
You cannot confess something you don’t accept, therefore you need to accept him as your Lord and saviour, surrendering your life to Christ and become born again, else if you are healed tonight the sickness will still come back but when you are born again your healing is permanent. Jesus told the same man that he healed in Joh:5:14: Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.
The Great physician is calling you now, before we pray come and surrender your life to Jesus the Great Physician so that your prayer tonight can be answered and you can be completely free from that sickness.
The Great physician is here because of you, take the advantage of his presence now and receive your total healing – M’r:2:17: When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
- Father, by the power in the blood of Jesus heal me now ……
- My father My father, every tree that you have not planted that is already growing and affecting my health uproot it by fire
- I fire back to sender every arrow of sickness shot into my life in the name of Jesus.
- Father by your stripes i am healed in Jesus name.
Sermon Delivered at the 3-Days Crusade held at CCC Haleluyah Parish Okunola Egbeda Lagos, Wednesday 7th February 2018.