Topic: Acts 3:12-18
"Jesus' name has healed this man - and you know how lame he was before. Faith in Jesus' name - faith given us from God - has caused this perfect healing" (Acts 3:16).
This is another of the great "3:16" verses of the Bible - with a truth and a promise that you and I need probably every day of our lives. Jesus claimed "all authority in heaven and earth" (Matthew 28:18). "In Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily" (Colossians 2:9, KJV; see also 1:15-19).
There is a great power in the name of Jesus. Throughout Scripture that fact is emphasized. And I have seen it illustrated in miraculous ways through the Jesus film, which has been used of God to introduce tens of millions of men, women, young people, and children to Christ in most countries of the world.
The promise, equally clear, is that if we exercise faith in that wonderful name of Jesus - faith that is a gift from God - we can see healing, both physical and spiritual.
I sit in astonishment often as I try to comprehend such great love that would give us the very gifts He requires of us - faith, in this instance. We need not conjure up such faith; it is made available on simple terms: Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God."
And we may appropriate this truth and this promise today.
"Dear Lord, I dare to believe that You are still the same yesterday, today and forever, so I can trust you to heal, and to enable me to live a supernatural life."