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JESUS BRINGS TRANSFORMATION



Luke 5:24-25

25. But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house.

26. And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God.



Every act that Jesus performed while He sojourned this earth was intentional, transformational and

purposeful, to fulfill the plan of salvation and to glorify His Father. Verse 25 begins with Jesus addressing the doubters, those who did not believe in His authority.

As is stated in the verse, Jesus gave the reason why He addressed the forgiveness of the paralytic's sins, which is, that, 'you may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins'.


Jesus then turned  His attention to the paralytic and instructed him. Jesus said, "Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house."

The paralytic had come to Jesus aided by his friends. However, having met Jesus, a change, a metamorphosis occurred.


At Jesus' command, the helpless man was required to perform three humanly unaided actions.


(1). Arise or get up;


(2) Take up your couch; and


(3) Go to your house.


Whatever Jesus bids us to do, He enables us to do it. Jesus never requires the impossible from us, for there are no impossibilities with Him. 


Verse 26 informs us of the paralytic's response. The verse clearly points out that immediately he carried out Jesus' command. As the powerful, life-giving words of Jesus fell on his ears, the man's diseased body was miraculously

transformed. 

Sickness was consumed by health; weakness and frailty succumbed to strength and vitality and faith conquered doubt.


The verse concludes with the happy, healed man glorifying God. To give glory to God for all that He has done for us, must be our constant response, as we experience God's blessings each day.

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