Lord, I believe your Word. I believe what is written about you and I believe all the awesome things you did. I believe when you speak a thing when you declare a thing…it is done. I believe, you only have to say your Word and I’m healed, in fact, I believe you’ve already said it. I believe you’ve already sent your healing Word and I am just smart enough to receive it. Thank you for helping me understand authority – the authority of a thing done once you’ve spoken it and to simply believe you at your Word.
Matthew 8:5-13 (ESV) When he had entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, appealing to him, 6 “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, suffering terribly.” 7 And he said to him, “I will come and heal him.” 8 But the centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed. 9 For I too am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” 10 When Jesus heard this, he marveled and said to those who followed him, “Truly, I tell you, with no one in Israel have I found such faith. 11 I tell you, many will come from east and west and recline at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, 12 while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” 13 And to the centurion Jesus said, “Go; let it be done for you as you have believed.” And the servant was healed at that very moment.