FAITH + ACTION “WORTH CONSIDERING” 5/25/19 (Across my desk this morning.)
“I foretold the former things long ago, my mouth announced them and I made them known; then suddenly I acted, and they came to pass.” (Isaiah 48:3, NIV)
God of the Suddenlies
You may have been dealing with the same problem for ten years. Your situation may look as though it’s never going to change, but in a split second, God can totally resolve it. “Suddenly.” You won’t expect it. It’s out of the ordinary, and it’s not small. No matter how long it’s been, no matter what you’re facing, you’ve got to believe that God is full of surprises. One touch of His favor and He can move the wrong people out of your life and move the right people into your life. One touch of God’s favor and He can take you from having barely enough to having more than enough. You may not see how it’s all going to work out, but you don’t have to figure it all out. God is saying, “You need to get ready. You haven’t seen My explosive blessings. You haven’t seen the surpassing greatness of My favor.” Your part is to simply believe; to get up each day in faith, expecting God’s favor. Expect something good to happen to you today. Expect God to surprise you!
A Prayer for Today
“Father in heaven, today I come to You, giving You my cares and worries. I believe that You are working behind the scenes and expect You to suddenly turn things in my favor. Thank You for everything You are doing in my life. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
In many of the accounts of healing in the New Testament I have noticed both words and action. That in the process of a healing that an action was also taken that supported the faith of the healing. Jesus called on the Divine Power of God over 37 times in the New Testament for healing and miracles:
Might be a good use of time to check them all out to get an overview of the supernatural work that the Holy Spirit would like to do through us today.
1. With the Water into wine HE had the water drawn and be Jars filled with water. John 4:46-47
2. With the Nobleman’s son, the father was begging in faith for the healing. Luke 5:1-11
3. With Peter’s mother-in-law Jesus took her by the hand and helped her up and the fever left.
4. With the leper, Jesus told him to go show himself to the priest and offer sacrifice. Mk.1:40-45
5. With the paralytic, Jesus told him to take up your bed and go home. Matt.9:1-8
6. With the ruler’s daughter Jesus put the crowd outside and raised her from the dead, Matt.9:18
7. With the bleeding woman, she reached out and touched Jesus. Lk.8:43-48
It would be good for you to make a parallel study of the 37 recorded miracles and see what is similar. Basically what I see is the HEART Faith of Hebrews 11, also has the aggressive attitude of James 2:17. that heart faith and action must go together. It is not a head attitude of let’s watch and see. But that HEART Faith itself is the very substance and evidence of the miracle needed.
This is how we are saved, delivered, healed, filled with the Holy Spirit and have the power of God for victory in our lives. This what our Heavenly Father want’s to teach us while on earth.
Your, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken <>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org