Rev. E. Ahenkan Owusu
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Isaiah 40:21-31; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1:29-39


Dearly beloved, this week, we continue our reflections from last week's topic; We are now considering the profound truth that Jesus holds power over sickness. 


In Isaiah 40:21-31, we are reminded of the Creator's incomprehensible might, the One who sustains the universe. In times of illness, we find solace in knowing that the same God who formed us also holds the power to heal.

The prophet indicated, "Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength." (Isaiah 40:28-29). Precious one, the Akans have a proverb which can be translated as, "If you are looking for something in the house and you cannot find one, that is when you go out to search." Are you fully aware of the power of Jesus over sickness? Why then are you roaming about from one place to another? Come home to Daddy Jesus, the Alpha and the Omega, the One who does not faint or grow weary.

The Apostle Paul, in 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, speaks of an obligation to share the Gospel. As followers of Christ, we are called to proclaim not only the salvation of souls but also the healing power of Jesus over our physical infirmities. Our testimony of healing becomes a testament to the transformative grace of the Saviour.

As a chosen generation of the Lord Jesus Christ, we are encouraged to have empathy for the weak, feeling what they feel to intercede on their behalf for the healing power of God to manifest in their lives. Paul says, "To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some." (1 Corinthians 9:22). The manifestation of Divine healing is the sharing of God's faithfulness and blessings.

In Mark 1:29-39, we witness Jesus' authority over sickness as he heals Simon's mother-in-law and many others. Jesus didn't just preach about healing; he demonstrated it with compassion and divine authority. The healing touch of Jesus not only restored health but also symbolized the restoration of our brokenness through faith in Him.


In demonstrating power over sickness, Jesus did not lose focus on His mission of preaching, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out.” (Mark 1:38). As we seek the manifestation of healing from Christ, let us desire to surrender our whole life unto Him through repentance;

As we navigate a world filled with sickness and uncertainty, let us anchor ourselves in the truth that Jesus still holds power over every ailment. In our moments of weakness, we can draw strength from Isaiah's words, "Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength."

Your sickness may not be physical or medical, it is not beyond Jesus' power. He has power over the physical and the spiritual realms. Have an encounter with Him right now as you read from this blog and begin to feel the healing power of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Just as Paul adapted to different circumstances to share the Gospel, let us adapt our testimonies of healing to reach those who may doubt or despair. May our lives, marked by the transformative power of Jesus, become a living testament to His sovereignty over sickness.

May we emulate Jesus' example by reaching out to those in need, praying for healing, and trusting in the divine power that transcends our understanding. In times of illness, let us find comfort in the promise that those who seek the Lord will not be disappointed, for He is the source of our strength and healing "He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength." (Isaiah 40:29).


Beloved, let us go forth with the assurance that Jesus, our compassionate healer, continues to hold power over sickness. May our lives be a reflection of His love and healing grace, drawing others into the transformative journey of faith in the One who not only saves but also restores. Amen.

Shalom aleikhem...


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