FEB. 19, 2017
27But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it unto the dogs.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
I trust that you had a good week. We were talking about the subject of healing
just before Valentine’s Day. As we have said many times before, healing is your portion.
It is “bread for the children”.
But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet (Gk. Kalo’s; good) to take the children’s bread, and to cast it unto the dogs.
Let me be as blunt as to say, “The children” here referred are not babies or infants, but
those who are of the household of God……the “born again believers.” Since there were no dogs in the meeting, “casting bread to the dogs” must have insinuated something else. Hence, The” dogs” implied those outside of the covenant of God, namely, the un-regenerated or not born again.
Remember, this woman needed healing for her daughter. So again, the talk was not about
bread but about healing. So, Jesus is saying, “let the children be healed first” before anyone else who is not of the sheep fold. However, Jesus is offering room for who may get the “bread” next. “The children first” second? Whoever has a need for healing, I guess.
It is God’s will to heal everybody. In the above story, the woman’s reasoning got her
“The first” place. Her desire met the ever willing master and the rules changed. She as a gentile woman got the first place reserved for the “children.” Her daughter was healed.
If this gentile woman got what she wanted, how much more the heirs of the covenant?
Don’t you buy the lie hat God doesn’t heal everybody. Jesus Christ the same, yesterday,
today and forever
Psalm 103:3 rubs it in.
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
This may take another whole page. Forgiveth (forgives)…healeth (heals). These are very important truths because the English words “forgives”, and “heals” are continuous tenses. They have a connotation of one that awaits for an opportunity and is ready to quickly respond with forgiveness, or instantly heal. He heals, (that’s what He does) may l say, at the appearance of the need for healing.
In 1 Peter 2:24… SAYS …Aaaaaaa!!! No space… next week on your SPREADING THE LIGHT BULLETIN…… DONT MISS IT.
THIS WEEK. Be intentionally kind to someone.