[SW223] 02/26/2016 message notes by
Reverend/Evangelist Susan J. Wynn ©2016
“The Tenth Leper”
Texts: Luke 17:11ff, Leviticus 14:1ff
Jeff and I say of the ministry the Lord gave us, “Healing in every way.” What does that mean? You’ll see, with the tenth leper.
What was different about the tenth leper, compared with the other nine?
Ten men stood at a distance. “Unclean! Unclean!” (See Leviticus 13:45.)
A mustard seed of faith — Jesus, MASTER, have mercy! “Master,” giving Him the honor He deserves, understanding His authority over them.
No cure for leprosy at that time.
He doesn’t say, “Be healed.” He says, “Go show (“as a testimony” per Matthew 8:4).
How did they all know what that meant?
The leper is outside the camp (Numbers 5:2).
When healed, he goes to the priest for a ceremony.
So Who healed him? The Lord, outside the camp!
Testimony? The Lord is outside the camp of the religious.
The Lord healed me there!
Back to the lepers in Luke 17 . . .
They all obeyed, and were healed AS THEY WERE GOING.
All were healed.
But the tenth leper:
Sees he’s healed
Glorifies God with a big, intense voice
Worships Jesus Christ as God in the flesh (proskuneo)
This one is a foreigner — a Samaritan, a despised one, a worshiper of many gods, including the Lord.
Kinda like me, before Jesus healed me.
Where are the rest? They were healed, too.
They went to the priest for the ceremony.
But they never turned back, glorified God loudly, worshiped and gave thanks to their Healer.
So what happened to the tenth leper, after he turned back?
“Stand up and go! Your faith has saved you.”
This one was healed in every way —
Of the leprosy, as he acted and obeyed!
Of the sin-caused chasm between him and the Lord, when he was saved!
Of the power of sin, because I am sure he was among those who were filled with the Holy Spirit at Pentecost!
And now I ask you — are you standing at a distance? Will you ask Him to heal you in every way, giving Him the honor He deserves as One who has authority over all things, including you?
Will you act and obey on His Word?