A blind man came to Jesus and asked to be healed.
“Believe ye that I am able to do this?” They said unto him, “Yea, Lord.”
Do we really?
Believe, with our heart, confess with our mouth… Only believe . .. Where is our faith?
Faith is a two way street. We all have received a measure of Faith. The Faith to believe.
The Faith of Salvation, we believe Jesus died for us, we are forgiven. That God loves us.
Why don’t we believe He is able? Or maybe we do believe, but do not know if it is His will?
What have we done with our measure of Faith? Have we increased it, or let it wither away?
We do not see signs and wonders following us.
So obviously, God doesn’t do that anymore!!!
Sad, the Book tells us in Hebrews 13:8
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”
After Jesus ascended into heaven, His followers healed the sick, rose the dead, caused the lame to walk.
Are we followers of Jesus?
“Believe ye that I am able to do this?“
We should be seeing signs and wonders. If we only believed.
Why don’t we?
We have failed to take up His Yoke. We don’t really walk with Him. We love Him, we try to be obedient, but we haven’t really learned to be one with Him.
This kind comes only by prayer and fasting.
That sounds like work. It is.
“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.”
We must become violent, in our prayers:
“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
We must learn to battle in prayer. Fasting, helps, as it humbles us, it helps us to be focused, it shows the Lord, we are willing to deny ourselves.
Our prayers, petitions, desires must be for more of God in our lives. Not for material things, not even for healing, but to SEEK THE SPIRITUAL.
To Seek more of Jesus, to know God, and the power of His resurrection, the fellowship of His suffering, to be conformed to His image.
We must seek to be more like Jesus, ask the Holy Spirit to guide, direct and protect us, to lead us to Truth.
“GOD IS, AND IS A REWARDER OF THEM THAT DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM.”
If we diligently seek Him, we will be rewarded with whatever Gift, Talent or Anointing that He would have us have.
Billy Graham was used mightily by God.
Why? I do not know His story, but I would bet He was a man, like David, who longed for the heart of God.
I know and understand, most of us are happy to be saved… to know the Lord… to love Him and live our lives. It is enough.
I am calling out the Abraham’s, Noahs, the David’s, those who want more.
I am calling those who “HUNGER AND THIRST, FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS.”
Jesus is alive, well and still able to heal the sick, cause the lame to walk, the blind to see, the deaf to hear…even to raise the dead.
He needs willing vessels, sanctified (set apart, for His Service), who are open and able to walk by the Power of, and Obedience to, the Holy Spirit.
This comes by time with the Lord, Reading His Word, Meditation, Praise and Prayer, and finally, walking in His Ways.
Then we will turn around and realize signs and wonders are following.