Don't be afraid; only believe! If only we could hear the Words of Jesus; in your life, in your problems today, if you will only believe and not be afraid, that problem which looks insurmountable, that situation which appears permanent, will change by the power of Jesus' Name. People may tell you that your problem is too far gone, that it is too late for a miracle; Jairus was told in Mark 5.35, "Don't trouble Jesus anymore, your daughter is dead", but Jesus will say to you, as He said to Jairus, "Don't be afraid; only believe".
Today we are in a spiritual battle. If miracles of healing are the evidence of God; if the miracles of the blind seeing and cancers healed are the evidence of Jesus, war is the consequence of the devil. It is the wickedness in the world, it is that evil which infects the heart of man which causes people to die: that is from the devil. Whatever is good and perfect comes to us from God our Father, but the devil only seeks to kill and destroy.
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In our moments of crisis, it is so easy to blame somebody else, to make others responsible for our misfortune - this is what the disciples tried to do in John 9, they asked, Who sinned that this man was born blind? Jesus was very simple in His response, the blindness was not caused by the man nor his parents - then Jesus went on to say, "this man has a problem and I want to show you the power of God to solve that problem."
'The Song of the Lamb' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
Throughout the Bible God worked many miracles, and I've got good news for you, miracles did not stop 2000 years ago, the Jesus of the Bible is alive with all power and authority, and we still see miracles when we pray in His Name. These miracles are the evidence of the reality of who Jesus is.
'Oh what a miracle' & 'Releasing Your power' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
'When I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to Myself' (John 12.32). Jesus was saying through death, not through life, He will draw more people to Himself than He could by living. If Jesus was to die, it was not because of His wrong doing; not because of old age, as He was only 33 when He died; not because of sickness, as He had no sickness; He was to die for a purpose: His death was to have a significance which would affect the whole world. In His death He would pay the price of our sin for all time.
'Lift up the Name' & 'Sheltered in the Rock' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
Even if we don't see it here on earth, the Bible is very clear, there is a day of judgment; death is not the end, it does not mean oblivion, because after death comes judgment. We need to be prepared for this. Jesus said, "Now is the judgment of the world; now the ruler of the world will be cast out." Thank God for the words of the Bible, there is a day coming when the good that is God will overcome evil which is the devil!
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'Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned.' (Isaiah 43:1-2)
'Lamb of God' used by kind permission of Vinesong
All of us are important to Jesus; you are valuable in His sight. Jesus doesn't look upon your clothes, He doesn't look to see if you have money or prestige; your value to God is not based upon what you have acculated in life; you are valuable to Him because you are His child. In the sight of God nobody is an outcast or a reject. God loves you.
'Complete Restoration' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
There are many times in our lives when we need to cry out, "help!" And when you do, Jesus is there listening to your cry. The Bible says Jesus hears every cry from your heart: when you are in pain, when you are in difficulty, if you will cry out, "Jesus help me", He will answer you; even if it is a silent cry from your heart, God hears.
'It is well with my soul' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
In your time of need, call upon the Name of Jesus, He will answer you. The Psalmist said, 'I sought the Lord and He answered me: those who look to Him are radiant.'
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