Harmony of the Gospels, Healing of the Nobleman's Son

 Harmony of the Gospels

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(1) Healing of the Nobleman’s Son
John 4:46-54

 

So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine.  And there was certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. (John 4:46)

God has charted Jesus’ course.  He is right on schedule for a meeting with a nobleman.  The nobleman’s son is sick at home in Capernaum, but Jesus is in Cana.

When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death. (John 4:47)

Here is a father that is exercising his faith on behalf of his son.  He left his son, near death in Capernaum, and went to Cana, because he heard that Jesus was there.  Now his only hope to save his son is that he can find Jesus in time and that Jesus will help him.  I believe that this father is disparate.  This event illustrates that we need to make sure that our children have a personal contact with Jesus Christ.  We should exercise our influence with our children in bringing them to Christ.  We should be a witness to our loved ones and reveal in our lives, that we have a living faith in Christ, and that it works.  Remember, if you are a parent, your life has a powerful influence upon your children for good and bad.

Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.  The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die.  Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth.  And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way. (John 4:48-50)

Jesus responded to the man’s faith, by healing his son.  I believe that later on, he brought his son to meet Jesus.

You have influence over someone, and it is greater than any preacher will ever have.  In fact, nobody else can reach that individual except you.  Be sure that you bring him face-to-face with Jesus Christ.

And as he was now going down, his servants met him, saying, Thy son liveth.  Then inquired he of them the hour when he began to amend.  And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. (John 4:51-52)

“Thy son liveth”.  I can tell you without a doubt, that those three words filled that father with great joy.

So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house.  This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judaea into Galilee.  (John 4:53-54)

That man claimed his family for Christ.  They would each have to exert faith personally, but this man witnessed to them and would exert his influence for Christ.

 

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