The Authority Of Jesus Over Physical Ailments – Touch Me With Your Hands

By Pastor Juliana T Akinbami

Authority Over Physical Ailments:

If you did not get the opportunity to go through the 3-day prayer and fast, please plan to do so. It will help your confidence in Jesus, who has all authority over all principalities and powers.

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Colossians 2:  10 and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.
Jesus born of the seed of David according to prophecy was declared to be the Son of God.

Romans 1:  Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scripturesconcerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.
All power belongs to Jesus in heaven and on earth, therefore, we exalt His Name.

Matthew 28: 18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.

Jesus’ Power Over Physical Limitations and Illnesses is a

1. Demonstration of Divine Power. This is a tangible proof of God’s presence and action in the world. Jesus will often say that when we see these miracles know that the Kingdom of God has come Matthew  12:28.

2. Comprehensive Healing: Jesus’ healings often encompass more than just the physical ailment. They restore individuals to wholeness, addressing not only the physical aspect but also the psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions affected by the ailment.

3. Validation of Jesus’ Messianic Role: The Messiah, according to prophesy, is one who would perform wonders such as giving sight to the blind.Isaiah 35:5-6

Let us celebrate our King.

Heavenly Father,

I come before You with a heart full of praise, singing “Hallelujah” to You, my King of Kings. You deserve all glory and honour. With the angels, I join in proclaiming, “Hallelujah, hallelujah!”

Lord, as I sing these words, I am reminded of my deep need for Your touch. “Touch me with Your hand, Jesus,” I seek Your healing hand upon my life. I don’t want to remain the same, unchanged by Your presence. Touch me, Lord, and transform me by Your grace.

I stretch out my hands and my faith towards You now, believing in Your power to heal, bless, restore, and preserve. In every area of my life that needs Your divine intervention, I pray for just one touch from You.

May Your Spirit move freely in me, breaking down barriers and opening up wellsprings of life. Preserve me through trials, heal my wounds, and restore the joy of Your salvation within me.

With every breath, I choose to trust in Your goodness and mercy. Let my life be a testament to Your enduring love and the transformative power of Your touch. I surrender all that I am to You, Lord, praying that You use me for Your glory.

Thank you for hearing my prayer, for I believe and declare that my time with You leaves me forever changed.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.



Mark 1: 40 Now a leper came to Him, imploring Him, kneeling down to Him and saying to Him, “If You are willing, You can make me clean.”

The leper approaching Jesus is significant on multiple levels, it highlights both cultural and spiritual aspects of the event:

Mark 1:41 tells us that Jesus, feeling deep compassion, reached out His hand, touched the leper, and said, “I am willing; be cleansed.” The leper coming to Jesus is meaningful in many ways, showing us important cultural and spiritual lessons:

Cultural and Social Significance

1. Breaking Social Rules: When the leper came to Jesus, he was breaking strict social rules and taboos.
2. Taking a Risk: By approaching Jesus, the leper risked being scolded by the public, facing anger from the crowd, and even breaking the law. His actions show great bravery and determination, fueled by his faith in Jesus’ power to heal him.

Theological and Spiritual Significance

1. Faith in Jesus: The leper’s approach was a deep act of faith. His plea, “If You are willing, You can make me clean,” recognizes Jesus’ authority and ability to heal diseases thought to be incurable. It shows not only belief in Jesus’ power but also an understanding of His divine nature and kindness.
2. Jesus’ Response to the Marginalized: Jesus’ readiness to be approached by and to touch the leper shows His acceptance of those pushed aside by society. Unlike traditional religious leaders who might have avoided such people, Jesus makes it clear that His mission is to reach the forgotten and downtrodden, proving that His healing and salvation are open to everyone, no matter their social or religious background.
3. Symbol of Spiritual Cleansing: In the Bible, leprosy often represents sin and its consequences—being cut off from God and others. The leper coming to Jesus can be seen as someone burdened by sin and seeking God for cleansing and renewal. Jesus’ response highlights the core message of the gospel: Christ’s readiness and ability to clean us from sin, heal our pains, and bring us back into a good relationship with God.
4. Proof of Jesus as the Messiah: Healing lepers was expected to be a sign of the Messiah’s arrival. Jesus healing the leper shows He is fulfilling these expectations and confirms His identity as the promised Savior.

In short, the leper’s encounter with Jesus is not just about physical healing but also an event that reveals deeper truths about Jesus’ purpose, the nature of His kingdom, and His role as the Messiah. It challenges societal norms, showcases His care for all people, and demonstrates the life-changing impact of faith and God’s grace.

Despite leprosy being considered incurable at that time, we witness the courage of someone who dared to believe his situation could change, who was willing to defy the odds and seek healing without reservation. Your situation will change, and your loved one’s situation will not end in dispair.

Today, let us confront and dismiss the spirit of fear and doubt that obstructs our path to healing and restoration. 


– I declare that my faith is stronger than my fears. Despite the impossibilities, I will approach God with confidence, believing in His power to change my circumstances.
– I proclaim hope in the midst of despair. God is my refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble, and I trust Him to make a way where there seems to be no way.
– I affirm that God is my healer. Just as Jesus healed the leper, He is able to restore my health and mend what is broken in my life. I am open to receiving His healing touch.
– I call upon God for divine intervention. Father, step into my situation, break chains, open doors, and manifest Your glory through my trials.
– I declare that I am filled with divine courage and boldness. I will not be intimidated by the size of the challenge before me; instead, I will stand firm and move forward with God’s strength.
– I acknowledge God’s presence with me in every situation. Even when the path is unclear, His Spirit guides me, and His peace sustains me.
– I declare victory over defeat. The Lord fights for me, and I shall hold my peace. I am more than a conqueror through Him who loves me.
– I affirm my unwavering trust in God’s promises. He is faithful, and His word will not return to Him void. I trust that He will fulfill every promise to me in His perfect timing.
– I declare that I am spiritually strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. No circumstance can diminish the power of God within me.
– I proclaim that God’s plans for me are perfect. They are plans to prosper me and not to harm me,
I declare this in Jesus’ name, amen.


Mark 1: 40 Now a leper came to Him, imploring Him, kneeling down to Him and saying to Him, “If You are willing, You can make me clean.”

The act of the leper kneeling before Jesus is significant. It serves as a gesture of worship and submission. This action carries multiple layers of meaning, particularly in the context of the cultural and spiritual setting of the time.

Acknowledgment of Divine Authority

By kneeling, the leper shows respect and acknowledges Jesus’ superiority and divine authority. This posture acknowledges the divine nature of the One being worshiped.

In kneeling, the leper submits to Jesus’ will. His words, “If You are willing, You can make me clean,” further reinforce this submission. He places no demands but leaves the decision entirely up to Jesus, demonstrating total dependence on Jesus’ choice and power.

Despite his desperation, the leper’s act is not one of despair but of hope and faith. Kneeling indicates his belief in Jesus’ ability to heal and purify. This is not just physical healing but, symbolically, spiritual renewal and cleansing.

The immediate result of the leper’s worship—his healing—illustrates a key aspect of our Christian worship: transformation. Worship is not a placeholder; it is not a ritual act. Worship is not something we do in order to waste time. It is a transformative encounter that changes the worshipper, restoring and renewing them with God’s grace and power. Worship brings the presence of God. In His presence is Healing, in His presence is power/ 

Take this song, click on this link  In the Presence of Jehovah


Take the next 10 minutes and exalt the Lord our God, worship Him, the healer of all sicknesses and diseases.

Use Psalm 103: Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,

Here is a guide: (you can use yours)

– Heavenly Father, I praise You for Your mercy and the promise of forgiveness. You are the God who forgives all my iniquities. Thank You for washing me clean and restoring my spirit.

– Lord, I worship Your holy name – Jehovah Rapha, for Your healing power that knows no bounds. You are the Great Physician who heals all diseases. I trust in Your ability to heal every part of my body and soul.

– Thank You, Father, for the benefits and blessings that You generously pour out into my life. I will not forget how You have healed me in the past and the promises You hold for my future.

God, I exalt You for Your love and compassion, which are new every morning. Thank You for renewing my strength and health daily, and thank You for caring so much for me.

Lord, I celebrate Your sovereignty and omnipotence. You who created the universe are mindful of me enough to mend what is broken in me.

Thank You, Lord, for Your unending faithfulness in healing my body and comforting my spirit in times of sickness.

I give thanks to You, God, for Your promises are true, and Your healing touches my life, restoring me when I am weak.

Heavenly Father, thank You for the peace that accompanies Your healing.

Thank You, Father, for the strength I find in You. Each day I am healed is a testimony of Your love and power.

I am thankful, Lord, for the medical professionals and healing methods You’ve provided as instruments of Your grace and wisdom.

I give praise to You, O God, for Your healing presence that renews not just my body but also invigorates my soul.

Lord, I thank You for the miraculous recoveries and daily health You grant me, they are signs that You are actively present in my life.

Thank You, Father, for the prayers of healing spoken over me by friends and family, and the Watchers.

I rejoice and give thanks, Lord, for every sign of improvement and recovery, knowing that You direct each step.


Mark 1: 40 Now a leper came to Him, imploring Him, kneeling down to Him and saying to Him, “If You are willing, You can make me clean.”

” The leper’s statement, “If You are willing, You can make me clean,” captures a delicate balance between acknowledging God’s sovereignty and expressing faith in His power to heal. This delicate balance is a topic of significant discussion and practical relevance in our Christian life and prayer. This statement has often led some people to believe that even though God can heal, He may choose not to heal. Let’s go further.

Faith and Confidence in God’s Willingness to Heal

1. The leper’s statement unequivocally expresses faith in Jesus’ ability to heal. There’s no doubt about God’s capability, which is a fundamental aspect of our faith. Hebrews 11:1, tells us faith is the “confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”

2. The leper’s addition, “If You are willing,” recognizes that Jesus’ willingness to heal him is the key to his breakthrough. I believe that because Jesus had not gone to the cross, full access to healing was not yet available. However, Jesus has paid the price for our healing. It is His will for us to enjoy divine health. By His wounds, we were healed, so declare, “JESUS IS WILLING.”

Never doubt that He will come through.

Let’s deal with the issue of doubt.

– Heavenly Father, grant me the boldness to break away from the fear of my prayers not being answered. Empower me to act in faith, never doubting Your power to heal and restore.

– In the name of Jesus, I rebuke the spirit of fear that seeks to paralyze and discourage. I trust in the promise of 1 John 4:18 that “perfect love casts out fear”

– Almighty Father, ground me in the truth that nothing is impossible with You

– Father, renew my mind and fortify my spirit against the lies of the enemy that wants me to doubt. I choose to focus on Your truths and promises, casting aside any doubt that clouds my faith.
– Lord, give me the courage to stand in the gap for others who are struggling and to pray for their healing with the same conviction as if it were my own. Help me to push aside fear and doubt, in Jesus’ name.

– Heavenly Father, I pray for the Watchers. Strengthen our collective faith to confront and conquer the fears that hinder us. Inspire us to move boldly in Your service, sure of Your backing at every step.
We will conclude next week as we look at three things:
the compassion of Jesus
His stretch hands
He declared, “I am willing”

Expect your miracle from this moment as God stretches forth His hands toward you and your family.

To complete this weekend’s Watch, we will share communion together. Join us on YouTube and Instagram. If you cannot join the live recordings, they will be on the platforms.

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Thank you for joining this weekend’s watch

I love you

Pastor Tee