“That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.”
Matthew 8:17 KJV
Is your goal to be like Jesus? Then you must have the same goal in mind that He had. It appears from this scripture, that He was aware that He had made promises that He needed to fulfill.
Are are you good at keeping your word? If you are like most of us, you will say something like, “well, it depends,”.. Those three words we use as an excuse for breaking our word were never used by The Lord. He fulfilled every prophecy that He spoke about Himself. Was he persecuted? Reviled? Threatened? Blasphemed against? Betrayed? Ignored? Despised? Rejected? Yes. All of the above, yet he kept His word to His Father and humanity. He found a way. Jesus’ ability to keep His word depended on keeping His relationship with the Father God who is the source of all strength and favor.
This is all we need to keep our word. We need to be close to the Father. We need to know His heart, His expectations and love and want to please Him. He becomes the force behind our actions and obedience becomes a joy not a burden.
Jesus healed all to keep His word and prophecy would be fulfilled. What have you done to fulfill prophecy spoken about you? That you are faithful, kind, loving and giving. Do you still say, “well, it depends” or are you willing to trust the Father to empower you as Jesus did. He is our example and our strength.
That’s our phenomenal Jesus.