It is possible to be healed, but not saved. The first comes as a request. “Jesus, have mercy on me!” It’s not an outrageous request. there are many times we beg for God’s mercy. In high school, it might have been before a big test. Today, it’s everything from an unexpected tax bill to health issues. All are valid reasons to ask for mercy. The amazing thing is that God wants to help us. Just like the 10-lepers.
In Luke 11, we see 10 lepers begging for Jesus’ mercy. They did nothing more than believe, if even for a moment, that Jesus could heal them. They believed enough to follow Jesus’ instruction to go and see the priest. As they went, they were cleansed of their leprosy. 10 miracles. Unfortunately, not every miracle results in salvation. Only one leper was able to procure that.
How did it happen? “One of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back to Jesus, shouting, “Praise God!” He fell to the ground at Jesus’ feet, thanking him for what he had done.” (Luke 17:15-16) In short, the man said, “thank you.” That’s it.
What do you need to go back and praise Jesus for today?