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Jesus healed a paralytic, lowered through the roof.

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Matthew 9:2-8 Mark 2:3-12 Luke 5:18-26
2And behold, they brought to Him a paralytic, lying on a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic; Child, be of good cheer. Your sins are forgiven you. 3And lo, some of the scribes said within themselves, This one blasphemes. 4And Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, Why do you think evil in your hearts? 5For which is easier? To say, Your sins are forgiven you, or to say, Arise and walk! 6But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins, then He said to the paralytic, Arise, take up your bed and go to your house. 7And he arose and departed to his house. 8when the multitudes saw it, they were afraid, and glorified God, who had given such authority unto men.
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3Then they came to Him, bringing one who was paralyzed, who was carried by four. 4When they could not come near to Him because of the crowd, they unroofed the roof where He was. And digging through, they let down the cot on which the paralytic was lying. 5And seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralytic, Child, your sins are forgiven to you. 6But some of the scribes were sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, 7Why does this one speak such blasphemies? Who can forgive sins except God only? 8And instantly knowing in His spirit that they reasoned so within themselves, He said to them, Why do you reason these things in your heart? 9Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, Your sins are forgiven you; or to say, Arise, and take up your cot and walk? 10But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority upon earth to forgive sins, He said to the paralytic, 11I say to you, Arise, and take up your cot, and go to your house. 12And immediately he arose and took up his cot and went out before all. So that all were amazed and glorified God, saying, We never saw it this way.
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18And behold, men carrying, on a cot, a man who was paralyzed. And they sought to bring him in and to lay him before Him. 19And not finding a way by which they might bring him in through the crowd, going up on the housetop, they let him down through the tiles with his cot into the midst, before Jesus. 20And seeing their faith, He said to him, Man, your sins are forgiven you. 21And the scribes and Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, except God alone? 22But knowing their thoughts, answering, Jesus said to them, Why do you reason in your hearts? 23Which is easier, to say, Your sins are forgiven you; or to say, Rise up and walk? 24But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins, He said to the paralytic, I say to you, Arise, and take up your cot and go to your house. 25And immediately he rose up before them and took up that on which he lay. And he departed to his own house, glorifying God. 26And they were all amazed, and they glorified God and were filled with fear, saying, We saw wonderful things today.
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Insights
  • The paralytic was brought to Jesus, by a group of friends, out for one anothers good, having one like mind, 1st Corinthians 1:10.
  • When they could not get into the house through the doorway, they did not give up they were creative, motivated by faith.
  • Jesus first forgave him of his sins before healing him physically. Sickness at times can be due to various sins in our life, this may have been a perquisite, becoming spiritually healthy before becoming physically healed.
  • Jesus both forgave his sins and healed the man physically. Proving that physical healing is also in the atonement of Jesus Christ. Physical healing need not be any more difficult to archive than one's salvation.
  • Afterwards the multitudes glorified God, that had given such power and authority to men, Matthew 9:8. If we do not take and test our authority, it will go unused.