Some years ago I was invited to speak at a conference. The theme was how we can know God, how we can come into His presence. Most speakers were saying you need to have holiness, quietness and peace. I caused some revolution because I began preaching from Deuteronomy 4:29: 'If from where you are you shall seek the Lord your God you shall find Him, if you seek Him with all your heart and all your soul.' You will find God if you search for Him from just where you are! When you are in tribulation, when all the problems of life have come on you!
The cross is identification, not just that we identify with Jesus, but He identifies with us in our humanity. God sent His Son and allowed Him to suffer, to be rejected and despised. The Bible describes Him as a man of sorrows, acquainted with grief. Jesus was not born in a palace, but in a filthy animal stable. He never owned a house or received a salary or pension. God sent Jesus to reconcile us, to bring us back to Him, and so that we can understand that sometimes suffering leads us back to God.
When you call upon the Name of the Lord you will be saved, healed and restored. If you need Jesus to work a miracle, I want to pray with you: 'Father we come in the mighty Name of Jesus, we ask You for a miracle. Reach out Your hand, touch these people, heal their sicknesses, forgive their sins, mend broken hearts, restore their lives. You sent Your Son so that we could know You: that we could know Your love, power and forgiveness. I place my hand on my sickness and receive my healing today. Amen.'
For the last four years I have been holding special services in Israel to assist and comfort the Russian Holocaust survivors. In November I will be there again with Vinesong to encourage and uplift. In this simple podcast I introduce them to their Messiah... I want to tell you who Jesus is. He is the Son of God! That is why He can heal the sick and raise the dead. When I was recently in Israel the taxi driver who was driving me to Tel Aviv Airport kept asking, 'Why did we kill Yeshua, He was a good man; He said good things, He healed the sick; He must be the Son of God!' Jesus could only work the miracles we read about in the Bible because He IS the Son of God! God loves Israel, God loves you. He wants a relationship with you, but how can you find Him?