As we see in part 1, this Gentile woman in Matthew 15 was refusing to go without her daughters healing. Jesus said to her “be it as you desire.” Notice Jesus didn’t say to her “be it as God wills.” This woman’s will was involved here. Some people give up to soon on their healing when they don’t see a change happen in their body fast enough. We need to hold fast rather than give up. This woman would not consider anything else. Her mind was made up and she was going to receive.
Notice also that Jesus calls healing the children’s bread. Who were the children back then? The children were the lost sheep of Israel. Jesus was making a point here that healing wasn’t just for the Jew, it was also for the Gentile. If healing was the children’s bread back then, it is still the children’s bread today. Who are the children today? We are the children! Healing is our bread. Let’s look at some examples in scripture which say this.
“The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,” ~ Romans 8:16 (NKJV)
“Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!” ~ 1 John 3:1 (NKJV)
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name….” ~ John 1:12 (NKJV)
We are now in God’s family. We are His kids. We are born again creatures because of Him. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;” ~ 2 Corinthians 5:17(NKJV) We don’t have to beg for this bread either because the bread belongs to us through Jesus. This is part of our inheritance, our covenant and our redemption. “I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread.” ~ Psalm 37:25 (NKJV) Set your will in action and say “Healing is mine!” Do not give up until your healing is manifested.
by, Mike Harmon