The lesson we refuse to learn from Jesus…
“Jesus went“… Yes, He went to the Synagogues, and to cities and towns. He taught, He preached the Gospel of the Kingdom, He healed all and every manner of sickness and disease among the people. (Matthew 4:23, 9:35)
“Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.” (Matthew 14:14)
Jesus did not just do things on the Sabbath, He was out among the needy and lost daily…
On the Sabbath, He dealt with believers.
Both groups, received compassion, both groups were healed, comforted, “Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.” (Matthew 14:25) Even walking on water…. to reach the needy.
“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.”
“He was anointed by God”
“He went about doing good”
“He healed all the oppressed of the devil”
“God was with Him”
We expect people to come to our Church on Sunday to hear the Good News.
It is true that multitudes followed Jesus, wherever He went.
WHY? He healed all who were sick or had a disease.
All we seem to have to share with folks are words. NO POWER, NO HEALING, NO PEACE OR JOY.
It is no wonder our Churches are dying, attendance is down, interest is non-existent.
We need to be become the righteous of God in Christ Jesus. How? We are half way there when we believe for Salvation.
We need to up the ante, Abraham believed God and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
Abraham already believed in the Lord, he had Sacrificed, Worshiped the Lord for 24 years.
What counted for righteousness was his belief that he would have a natural son, beyond his years. (The impossible)
The Lord, Jesus, gave us the Holy Spirit, who gave the Church, (that’s you and I), the Gifts of the Spirit. (Signs, Wonders, Miracles)
It is sad that even the Spirit filled Churches, do not teach, promote or exercise the Gifts.
WHY? To see and work in the Spirit, we must dig into the Spirit, spend time in fasting and prayer, learn to walk in obedience to the Lord.
Deny ourselves… Rely totaly on Him… Rest in Him…
Sorry, we want folks to come to us, when we have nothing to offer…. Not going to happen.
We need to practice the presence of God. It is His Power, His Grace, His Love people seek.
We must learn how to allow Him to work. Learn how to get out of His way. To allow His Power and Love to shine through us to those in need. Amen