Now when he had ended all this—his saying in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum.
And a certain centurion’s servant, who was very… was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die.
And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant.
And when he came to Jesus, and besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this:
For he loves our nation, and he has built us a synagogue.
Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house… sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou should enter under my roof: (Oh I love that.)
Wherefore, neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee:… (He sent the Jews, you see?)… but say the word, and my servant shall be healed. (I like…)
For I am also a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
When Jesus heard these sayings, he marveled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
And they… were sent returned to the house, and found his servant whole that had been sick.
11 And this Roman, Italian, whatever he was, he said, “Lord, I’m not worthy that You’d come under my roof, and neither thought I worthy to come face You.” In other words, “I sent Your church to meet You and to ask this question.
But I have faith. I know that You’re a man under authority, for I’m under authority. And You don’t have to come down to my house to put Your hands on my—my servant.
You don’t have to come here and say any prayer.”
Notice. Now, be sure to get this. He said, “I’m a man under authority also. And if I say to this man, ‘You go do it,’ he will do it. And if I say to this man, ‘You come here,’ he will come. I’m under authority. And them who are under me has to obey me.”
And he knew that that was the Son of God, and that every sickness and every demon was under Him. And all He had to do is just speak the Word, not pray, just speak the Word (That’s all.), and it would be done, because every demon would have to obey Him. Do you believe that? Every demon will obey God. It has to. Everything obeys God. And it’ll obey you if you have faith.
12 Joshua stopped the sun. Is that true? Somebody said, “All things are possible with God, nothing impossible.” But all things are possible to you also. Nothing impossible to them that believe. All things are possible. Brought right down and made you, if you just know Who God was.