Skip to main content

Christ Over All


"14 When Jesus came into Peter’s home, He saw his mother-in-law lying sick in bed with a fever. 15 He touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she got up and waited on Him. 16 When evening came, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed; and He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were ill. 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet: "He Himself took our infirmities and carried away our diseases."

Good Morning my beloved,
We welcome you to worship in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is my honor and great privilege to have you here with us today and share God's Word. We are especially grateful for those of you who have been sharing the ministry website, and social media platforms with all of your family and friends. Your faithfulness and commitment to share God's Word with others continues to bring about amazing results. People all around the world are responding to God's Word, with more and more coming to Christ. We have even began a Testimony Page to share some of their messages. This is so amazing!
Therefore, we ask you to pray that God will continue to give those of who teach the Word of God the courage and boldness to speak the truth in ministry, as we continue increasing face of adversity in the coming days! It's becoming increasingly difficult in the world in which we live to speak truth to a culture that's literally offended by everything, especially biblical truth. Pastors are being silenced for speaking the truth in God's Word. 
There has been a significant increase of Christian persecution in much of the world. Thousands more Christians were killed for their faith last year than the year before. Christians worldwide are experiencing high levels of persecution. More and more churches are being attacked or closed for speaking God's Truth. The landscape of Christian persecution is changing dramatically. Many are losing everything they have, including their families, their homes and the church, being forced to worship God underground. 1 in 7 Christians worldwide now live in nations with high levels of persecution or discrimination. Covid-19 restrictions have enabled many governments to tighten their control and surveillance over religious and worship services. And it's only going to become worse, as prophesied in God's Word. 
In John 15, Jesus told His disciples "If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also."
Therefore, I ask that you would please join us in faithful praying for our brothers and sisters who are facing devastating persecution for their faith in Jesus Christ and their endurance to stand firm to the testimony which they have received.
Most of the people whom Jesus healed had no faith. He healed him for the benefit of others, so they would believe as well as everybody else in history who’d read the Bible or would hear about His teaching. For example, the Apostle Paul believed that God could heal him. And God could, but He didn’t. That’s God's sovereign choice. 
And, in our last message Jesus healed the centurion's servant, however Scripture doesn’t say that his servant had any faith. Jesus healed him for the benefit of the centurion. If that centurion believed before Jesus had the authority to heal, which he did, just imagine what he must’ve believed after Jesus healed his servant with only a word.
Just in case the Jewish religious leaders weren't completely offended by Him, in today's text, Jesus adds another healing. In Mark's Gospel, he tells us it was on the Sabbath. There's no need to turn there, unless you want to follow along as I read it to you. Mark chapter 1.
"They *went into Capernaum; and immediately on the Sabbath He entered the synagogue and began to teach. They were amazed at His teaching; for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. Just then there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, saying, "What business do we have with each other, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are—the Holy One of God!” And Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be quiet, and come out of him!” Throwing him into convulsions, the unclean spirit cried out with a loud voice and came out of him. They were all amazed, so that they debated among themselves, saying, "What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him." Immediately the news about Him spread everywhere into all the surrounding district of Galilee.
And immediately after they came out of the synagogue, they came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was lying sick with a fever; and immediately they *spoke to Jesus about her. And He came to her and raised her up, taking her by the hand, and the fever left her, and she waited on them.

When evening came, after the sun had set, they began bringing to Him all who were ill and those who were demon-possessed. And the whole city had gathered at the door. And He healed many who were ill with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and He was not permitting the demons to speak, because they knew who He was.

In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there. Simon and his companions searched for Him; they found Him, and *said to Him, "Everyone is looking for You." He *said to them, "Let us go somewhere else to the towns nearby, so that I may preach there also; for that is what I came for." And He went into their synagogues throughout all Galilee, preaching and casting out the demons.

And a leper *came to Jesus, beseeching Him and falling on his knees before Him, and saying, "If You are willing, You can make me clean." Moved with compassion, Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, and *said to him, "I am willing; be cleansed." Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed. And He sternly warned him and immediately sent him away, and He *said to him, "See that you say nothing to anyone; but go, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, as a testimony to them." But he went out and began to proclaim it freely and to spread the news around, to such an extent that Jesus could no longer publicly enter a city, but stayed out in unpopulated areas; and they were coming to Him from everywhere."

Luke's Gospel also includes Jesus performed many healings on the Sabbath in Luke chapter 4, I'll not read it, but you can mark it and read it for yourselves on your own. I believe Mark begins telling the story of Jesus' healing Peter's mother in-law in verses 38-39.

It’s not our faith that saves us or heals, it is the object of our faith that saves and heals, which our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Let us pray

Heavenly Father,

Father, we thank You for Your Word for us today. Thank You for this powerful teaching of our Lord Jesus, that faith is a gift. We pray that You would soften the hearts of those who are yet lost, those are deceived, those outside the exclusivity of our circle, and that You would in Your grace and mercy grant it them today. That no one in our midst, who do not know Christ, would go away from Your presence in unbelief. But they would come to Jesus today prayerfully, with sincere repentance of sin, believe on Him as Lord and Savior and would receive the greatest healing this world can ever experience. May they develop a life-long saving relationship You through Christ, turn away from the sin and be made whole. May we all express our gratitude for the gift of salvation by our faithfulness in obedience and a life of service. We ask and pray this in Christ's name, for His sake and Your glory. 
In Jesus' name we ask and pray

Today's Message: Christ Over All
From 249 to 262 A.D. the Plague of Cyprian which hit Rome lasted 13 years. I won't belabor the point with all the details, but approximately 5,000 people a day died. Christians faithfully showed unconditional love and loyalty, giving no thought of themselves and thinking only of the sickness of their neighbors. They faithfully and cheerfully cared for the sick, attending to their needs and ministering to them in Christ. By the way, these faithful Christians were not spared from the devastating plague. These Christians did not have to medical resources we have today, such as face masks, sterile gloves and sanitary medical facilities. Yet, they joyfully served the Lord by serving those in need and loved them self-sacrificially, even to the extent of sacrificing their own lives.

My point in mentioning this is Jesus Christ has Supreme Authority over every disease, every virus, and every plague as we have seen illustrated by these and the other miracles in Scripture. These early Christians were not afraid to serve the needs of others without fear of death, because they had Jesus. Today, we do not need to be afraid in serving the needs of others, the sick who are suffering, the needs of the homeless, or the elderly who are desperately lonely whether we live or we die, because we have Jesus.  
In Matthew 25, Jesus said "Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’"
In this fallen world life has become confusing, therefore it's normal to feel anxious, but I believe if we hold to the biblical perspective and we understand that nothing happens to us apart from the will of God, even when we do not understand it, and we believe what Scripture tells us in Romans 8, "And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose," we can have the confidence that everything is going work for our good according to God's plans and purposes.
Open your Bibles with me if you would to the eighth chapter in the Gospel of Matthew. As we continue in our study of the eighth chapter, we have the great privilege of our Lord's demonstration of His authority, His power and His deity through a series of incredible miracles that can only be explained as supernatural. In these all-encompassing miracles of healing, He demonstrates that He has the power and authority to do what what men cannot.  

I invite you to follow along with me as I read to you verses one through seventeen, though we will only be looking at verses thirteen to seventeen. Let us prepare our hearts for the Spirit of God has to say to each of us. Matthew chapter 8:14-17.

"When Jesus came into Peter’s home, He saw his mother-in-law lying sick in bed with a fever. He touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she got up and waited on Him. When evening came, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed; and He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were ill. This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet: "He Himself took our infirmities and carried away our diseases."

As you will recall Jesus' coming to Peter’s house is proceeded by the healing of the leper and the Centurion’s servant. According to Mark’s account Jesus came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
When Jesus arrived Peter's mother-in-law was sick with a fever, Peter was married, we know that, because I Corinthians 9. In Luke's account, he  points out that the fever was high. He wants you to know that it is serious. There was some speculation that the fever itself was caused by a disease. We read in the text that Jesus touches her. People in that day didn't touch people who were feverish. In Mark's account, he records that Jesus took her hand. This is the helping hand of the servant.
It was the Sabbath, they had left the synagogue and were headed to Peter's house to have dinner. How can you have Sabbath dinner when Peter's mother-in-law is sick? So they asked Jesus to heal her. As Jesus touches her hand He touches her heart. She immediately gets out of bed and begins serving Him by making him a meal. By the way, the Pharisees believed that lepers, Gentiles and women were basically in the same category of whom they had a very low opinion. Jesus' healing a woman, especially on the Sabbath. By Jesus healing a leper, a Gentile and a Jewish woman, its just one more indictment. Because He told the Pharisees that they’re going to be shut out of the kingdom.
As a footnote, the part of the brain, that regulates and controls the body temperature and basic bodily functions, is an extremely complex part of the brain called the hypothalamus. When your body becomes infected and begins to fight it off, it raises your temperature, often to high levels. 
That brings us to our final two verses for today's message, verses 16 and 17. "When evening came, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed; and He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were ill. This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet: "He Himself took our infirmities and carried away our diseases." Verse 17 is a quote from Isaiah 53.
The Sabbath had ended, we know that because the setting of the sun marks the end of the Sabbath and they began to come with the sick and the demon-possessed, and they bombarded Him with all of these people who needed healing, and He healed them. They desperately needed Jesus and He healed them all. I believe that's always the way it is.

Because the disease of sin is running rampantly in this world, people need Jesus. However, when you mention Jesus, how much they need Him, in clinging to their sinfulness, they run the other way. Others grasp hold of Him superficially. People do not realize just how desperately they need Jesus until something happens in their life. Some sickness, some loss or some tragedy, something beyond the normal circumstances of their every day life, something they can't fix or control themselves. I believe in these verses, Jesus is giving us a preview, not only of His power and authority over sickness, sin and disease, but of His eternal kingdom. That He will completely eliminate all sickness and disease, all death, and more importantly all sin. This is merely a taste of that, a preview of what is to come.
In Closing...
Many read this passage and see only the simplicity of the miracles, but I see the power of Jesus Christ being made manifest in three specific healing events. Many teach that there is physical healing in the atonement and while that's true, just as there’s deliverance from death in the atonement. Christ still graciously performs miracles every day, He grants healing to those whom He chooses. People still die. However, the ultimate fulfillment is yet in the future. 
I have heard a number of pastors who teach the "Name it and Claim" principal of salvation. Stating that if you’re a Christian,you shouldn’t have any sickness, any illness or disease. Isaiah confirms there’s healing in the atonement, just claim it and Jesus has to do it! Well, then allow me to take it a step further, if you're a Christian pastor, or a believer in Christ than you shouldn't ever commit sin. Yet, they do! We all still sin. And on this side of eternity, people still get sick and they die. Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins, not our sicknesses. Isaiah 53 is speaking about spiritual healing, the forgiveness from sin. Sickness is a problem as the result of sin. There is physical healing in the atonement, in a sense in which He took our infirmities and took our sicknesses, but the the fullness of salvation occurs when we are glorified in His eternal kingdom. 
I believe that Jesus is calling all of us in this season of disruption, chaos and uncertainty to place our trust in Him no matter what happens.
May it be so..

And now may the Lord bless you and keep you;

the Lord make His face shine upon you,

And be gracious to you;

The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.

Now and forever, in Jesus' name
Copyright © 2019-2022 All Rights Reserved      

The Brian Monzon Ministries



Email *

Message *

Check Out Our Most Popular Messages

You Can't Quarantine The Word of God

" 35  Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, He got up, went out, and made His way to a deserted place. And He was praying there. 36  Simon and his companions went searching for Him. 37  They found Him and said, “Everyone’s looking for You!” 38  And He said to them, “Let’s go on to the neighboring villages so that I may preach there too. This is why I have come.” 39  So He went into all of Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons. 40  Then a man with a serious skin disease came to Him and, on his knees, begged Him: “If You are willing, You can make me clean.” 41  Moved with compassion, Jesus reached out His hand and touched him. “I am willing,” He told him. “Be made clean.” 42  Immediately the disease left him, and he was healed. 43  Then He sternly warned him and sent him away at once, 44  telling him, “See that you say nothing to anyone; but go and show yourself to the priest, and offer what Moses prescribed for your cleansin

The Things Which Must Soon Take Place

    " The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bond-servants, the things which must soon take place; and He sent and communicated it by His angel to His bond-servant John, 2  who testified to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. 3  Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near." Revelation 1:1-3 Good Morning my beloved,   We welcome you to worship in the name of the Lord. Thank you for joining us today, we're glad to have you here. We are especially grateful for those of you who have been sharing the ministry website with all of your family and friends. Your faithfulness to share God's Word with others continues to bring about tremendous results. We are grateful to each of you. And through your sharing, God has brought a number of people to Christ. Praise God! May He continue to use you and this minist

Nothing Has Changed If You Haven’t Changed

Good Morning beloved family, I'm so glad to have all of you joining us today! Let's give a shout of praise to the Lord! Amen! Heavenly Father, As we gather here today, enlighten our understanding, purify our hearts every desire, quicken our wills, and strengthen every right purpose. Grant us wisdom and discernment, that we may better know Your Word and understand. Direct us, in clarity, during this time of worship, guide us to the magnifying and exalting of Your name, and to the e nduring good of us Your children and servants, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen " To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:   A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted; A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up; A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones; A ti

Ministry With A Mission

    " Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Savior, and of Christ Jesus, who is our hope, 2  To Timothy, my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord." I Timothy 1:1-2     Good Morning my beloved,   We welcome to all of our beloved brothers and sisters, from all around the world, who have been lead to join us today. We are glad to have you here!   I know that I mentioned this to you in our last message, however, Scripture calls us to pray with and for our brothers and sister in Christ. I again, would like to encourage all of you to visit our Prayer Wall, there are a number of them who are in great need of some faithful prayer warriors. I pray that you will join us in praying for them in their time of need. I would greatly appreciate it, and I know that they would as well!   I Timothy 2:1 tells us " First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and than

The Power Of A Humble Prayer

      " Finally, brethren, pray for us that the word of the Lord will spread rapidly and be glorified, just as it did also with you; 2  and that we will be rescued from perverse and evil men; for not all have faith. 3  But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one . 4  We have confidence in the Lord concerning you, that you are doing and will continue to do what we command. 5  May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ." II Thessalonians 3:1-5     Good Morning my beloved,   Welcome to all of our beloved brothers and sisters, from all around the world, who have been prompted to join us today. We are glad to have you here!   I believe that peace, encouragement and good hope are present realities for any true believer. It stands in stark contrast to what the world offers. In the face of life's challenges, discouragements persecution, and shattered dreams, God brings encouragement to th