THE CHILDREN’S BREAD

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“And Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord”
Matthew 9:28 NKJV

The phrase ‘healing is the children’s bread’ is a popular one, but largely misunderstood. We see Jesus heal people who were definitely not close enough to be called “children.”

Jesus healed a lot of people who did not believe He was the Christ. In fact, in Luke 22:49-51, Jesus healed a guard who was trying to arrest him.

To fully understand this, let’s look at Matthew 15:21-26 where Jesus healed the daughter of the Canaanite woman from the region of Tyre and Sidon.

He replied, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” But she came, knelt before Him, and said, “Lord, help me! ” He answered, “It isn’t right to take the children’s bread and throw it to their dogs.”
Matthew 15:24 HCSB

Notice the use of the phrase “lost sheep of Israel.” So even the Israelites to whom Jesus was referring were lost. He was not healing them because they were good, but because at that stage, His ministry was restricted to the Jews.

And so it was that until Jesus died and resurrected, only the Jews could have a relationship with God.

Of course, the situation is different today. That is not the case today, Jesus’ sacrifice has broken the wall of partition and as such, everyone who believes in Jesus has a relationship with God.

That is so powerful, but back to our discussion of the day. Jesus still healed that woman’s child. He still dealt with her according to her faith.

“Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.” – Matthew 15:28 KJV.

Child of God, don’t disqualify yourself for a healing because you feel you’re not good enough. Jesus healed his enemies, why won’t he heal you? Also, don’t stop believing in healing for that family member because he or she is not saved.

You can trust God for their healing as you continue to preach the gospel to them. Don’t be ashamed to lay your hands on the sick and declare them healed. It is always God’s will to heal.

Bible Reading Plan:
John 4:15-26, James 5:13-20, Ecclesiastes 9, Jeremiah 30-31

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