And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. Luke 13:12

If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. John 8:36

But the Lord answered him and said, “You hypocrites!” Luke 13:15

Who did Jesus rebuke? Jesus often rebuked unclean spirits when He rescued people. Recall the woman in the synagogue who had a sickness caused by a spirit (Luke 13). When Jesus saw her, He called her over. He laid His hands upon her, touching her, and immediately she was able to stand up again. She began glorifying God! She was set free! Released! Jesus healed her! He freed her! She could stand upright! She could walk freely! She could see clearly! She rejoiced! The woman had been bound by a religious spirit that kept her down, oppressed and in bondage. This spirit had hurt her greatly. But it was not in her, it was in those who were controlling the Religious System. It was inside those who bound the people with shame, guilt, condemnation, religious obligation, fear, lies, performance-acceptance, living by the letter of the Law, and the teaching of submission to The System. Look what Jesus did! Jesus did not rebuke a spirit in her, but He turned and directed His rebuke to the religious spirit in the person who had shamed her and held her in bondage and fear so many years. When Jesus saw the Woman, He called her to Himself and He released her from her infirmity. Then He rebuked the spirit that kept her in bondage. Jesus wills that she is free. And He frees her! Let us rejoice over all the glorious things that Jesus does!


5 thoughts on “WDJR?

  1. Amen! There is nothing new under the sun….and continues in greater tragedy this very day. Great post and immediately makes me think of John 9:16 “Therefore some of the Pharisees said, “This Man is not from God, because He does not keep the Sabbath.” Others said, “How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?” Those who are truly of Christ, and are His precious flock, set the captives free, not enslave them through the multitudes of the enemies yokes.

  2. Loretta, so sorry for the double post. I did not realize I had already written since I had my page still up without refreshing. I just assumed that I forgot to send previously. My sincere apologies and please delete as you see fit. God Bless You!

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