WILT THOU BE MADE WHOLE?
King James Version (KJV)
11And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
12And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:
13And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.
14And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.
15And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,
16And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.
17And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?
18There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.
19And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.
The Ten Lepers
In the case of these brethren, they actually believed in the Lordship of Jesus and asked for Mercy. Interestingly they got it.
Lord let your mercy speak for my situation this morning in Jesus’ name.
This case highlights the need for us to ALWAYS go back and testify and also give thanksgiving for whatever God has done.
I recently met a pastor there whom I had preached in his church before. At that meeting, there was a Ghanaian sister, who had been looking for the fruit of the womb for 15 years. She seemed to be broken and had given up. Well the Lord picked her out. I ministered to her and was told she has now given birth about 12 months later. But what made me happy was that the man of God remembered where God flowed the grace through. And He was happy to give the testimony. That is how grace flows if we will let it with thanks giving.
Ten lepers came for healing and were healed, but we are told that only the one that came back was made whole. It is easily pointed out that there is a difference between having your leprosy cured and being made whole. When your leprosy is cured, it means the disease ravaging your body stops ravaging it. But, usually leprosy destroys the extremities, the fingers and the toes. Being made whole means these digits are restored, you can once again wear shoes, you can hold things with your hands, get a job. Also it means those who are near you who once before would run away at the sight of you so that they are not infected, won’t even know you ever had the disease. You are fully absorbed back to society and can get a job, or wife, no more loneliness. There is certainly a difference between being healed and being made whole.