Jesus Came To Set You Free(4)
Jesus Came To Set You Free
One Sabbath day as Jesus was teaching in a synagogue, he saw a woman who had been crippled by an evil spirit. She had been bent double for eighteen years and was unable to stand up straight.
At this particular time, as Jesus looked over the crowd, he saw a woman who … had been bent double for eighteen years. The text explains that this was the work of an evil spirit. She may not have been demon possessed, because a demon didn’t speak and Jesus did not cast out any demon. Instead, this woman’s painful affliction is attributed to Satan’s work in the world
Jesus had already come into conflict with the religious leaders over how the Sabbath should be used. He consistently flouted their many laws, one of which was not to work on the Sabbath—meaning, to the Pharisees, not even doing a good deed such as healing a person
Jesus saw her
“Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.”
Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God