Jesus Sets Us Free
“'I tell you, get up, pick up your mat, and go home.’” (Mark 2:11 GNT)
Jesus has the power to forgive sins, and that was the first thing he offered to the paralyzed man whose friends lowered him through the roof of the place where Jesus was speaking to the people. He then healed the man, telling him to pick up his mat and to walk. Jesus not only dealt with the man’s sin, but also took away the thing that was restricting him and holding him back.
Jesus still has the power to forgive sins today. Moreover, Jesus wants to remove the thing that is a hindrance in your life, that keeps you bound, that keeps you from being all that God made you to be. Salvation is more than dealing with the junk in the past, which has to be confessed and forgiven. You see, Jesus is both Savior and Lord. He wants to forgive you; but he also wants to set you at liberty!
Sin will keep you in a two by four ditch, walking around with a troubled conscience. But Jesus comes, washes your sins, and helps you with the things that bind you. It could be that guilty conscience, or complexes, racial prejudice, immorality, fear, discouragement, and so many other things. Jesus will provide all that you need, so that you can be made whole in body, mind and spirit. Let him begin that healing in you today.
Read Mark 2:1-11 to see how Jesus healed a paralyzed man.