Healing on Sabbath:

Under the instruction of his father in the Lord Prophet Abraham Richard Bisaso, Minister Henry Tendo Kaaya took his position at the pulpit.   Thereafter, he led the house into the message of the day titled, “Healing on Sabbath,” with reference from the gospel of Luke 13:10-16: On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “woman you are set free from your infirmity.”

Minister Henry Tendo Kaaya said that, the intriguing part in this story is the fact that the crippled lady did not say anything to Christ Jesus physically. However, in a strange unusual way Jesus managed to spot out her affliction. That means there was an extra ordinary way she communicated to Him which was spiritual. Therefore Christians should also borrow a leaf from this lady for it is a spiritual prayer that attracts a spiritual Jesus.  It is important to remember that healing happens to those who are spiritually prepared because God only works for a prepared soul.

Taking a deeper walk in the message, the minister noted that; there must have been many people in the synagogue, but why did Christ Jesus only heal one woman. It might have seemed a mistake before the world for her to receive her healing on the Sabbath but spiritually it was the ideal time because she had perfectly sought Jesus the healer spiritually. The moment Christ Jesus appears, it is a Sabbath spiritually and for the record it takes a spiritual Jesus to heal spiritual issues.

Pointing out verse 11, “and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years.”  Minister Henry Tendo noted that eighteen years of afflictions is a very long period of time. More or less, none of the synagogue leaders could tell the root cause of this woman’s affliction or even heal her. This simply explains that even today, like the synagogue leader, many Christians are handling spiritual things physically. On this, he advised the believers that if there is a situation that has refused to breakthrough and yet you have physically tried. The time is now to shift gears and start looking at it in a spiritual perceptive. Take on this issue spiritually and seek a spiritual Jesus.

Summing up this empowering message, the minister cautioned the believers and said that when Christ Jesus heals you, He declares war on the one (satan) who had you in bondage. Therefore, satan will try to use his old tricks to obstruct your healing the way he tried it on the woman through the synagogue leader. The devil can never waste artillery on you if you are not a threat to him. Meaning the moment you realise him attacking you without cease, get to know you are something worth fighting for. Adding on that, from the moment you are healed, the Heavens will always testify for you; and to you who believes in the spiritual, your best weapon to turn off satan is the Word of God in your spirit.

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