He himself took our sickness and carried away our diseases. Matthew 8:17

Jesus left the synagogue and went to Simon’s house in Capernaum. Simon’s mother-in-law was sick with a fever, and they spoke to Jesus about her. He went and stood at her bedside and ordered the fever to leave her. Jesus was authority incarnate and the fever left her and she got up at once and began to wait on them.

After sunset all who had friends who were sick with various diseases brought them to Jesus; he placed his hands on them and healed them all.

Demons also went out from many people, screaming, ” You are the Son of God! ” Jesus gave the demons an order and would not let them speak, because they know that he was the Messiah.

Jesus was a man of authority and he ordered the fever to leave Simon’s mother-in-law. He also ordered the Demons to leave from those sick people causing various diseases. Jesus healed people from their sicknesses and set free those who were bound by the power of darkness.

Jesus gave orders to sickness and the demonic because he was the savior. He came to set captives free. We are all sick in one way or another. We need Jesus to heal and be free from the power of darkness. The power of darkness makes us sick both in our body and in our soul keeping us away from the church and God.

Let us, then, pray always for Jesus’ grace to know our own sickness and weakness. To tell Jesus about our sickness and weakness so as to order them to leave us by his authority to wait on him and to serve him, our Lord and king.

When God heals and restores, he brings you out better than you were before.