When He lived on this earth, Jesus always had the last word. In fulfillment of his mission, (Isaiah 61:1-3) He healed the sick and brokenhearted; He set spiritual captives free, comforted all who mourned, gave beauty for ashes. Whatever the situation, He always had the last word, and we can praise God for His words of grace, compassion, healing, life, forgiveness and restoration. Here are a few of many examples:
WORDS OF HEALING: To the man with the withered hand He said: “Stretch out your hand.” (Matthew 12:13).The man was made whole!
WORDS OF GRACE: To the Centurion who pleaded with him to heal his servant who was “paralyzed, dreadfully tormented, Jesus said: “Go your way, and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” (Matthew 8:6,13)
WORDS OF LIFE: To the daughter of the ruler of the synagogue He commanded: “Little girl I say to you, arise”. The little girl immediately arose and walked. (Mark 5:35-43)
WORDS FORGIVENESS: He assured the woman caught in adultery, about to be stoned by the self-righteous religious leaders that He would not condemn her, adding “Go, and sin no more”. (John 8:11)
WORDS OF RESTORATION: After healing blind Bartimaeus, He sent him on his way, restored! “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” (Mark 10:52)
WORDS OF AUTHORITY OVER DEATH: Standing before the tomb of His friend Lazarus, who was dead for four days he called out: “Lazarus, come forth!” (John 11:43,44) Death lost its power!
WORDS OF SALVATION: On the cross, having paid the price for our sins with His perfect, sinless life, “He said, ‘It is finished’ and bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.” (John 19:30) There is nothing we can add to His perfect work of salvation. He had the last word.
TODAY: What about us? Whatever situation we find ourselves in, Jesus wants to have the last word. I’ve found it a fact that I can turn to His words and find sufficient grace for my trials, compassion and healing for my pain, forgiveness and restoration when I seek it, and life in times when it seems all hope is gone. He wants us to take the time to read and listen to His everlasting, unchanging, true words, and trust in Him. PRAISE GOD! He always has the last word!