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Hands On

Acts 3:6-7 “But Peter said, “I don’t have any silver or gold for you. But I’ll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!” Then Peter took the lame man by the right hand and helped him up. And as he did, the man’s feet and ankles were instantly…”

Compassion. Faith. Action. Persistence. Our fifth lesson for the four men in Mark 2:1-12 is Creativity. These men were creative, they dared to do something different. Sometimes, we look at a situation and we accept defeat – it is my fault, these things are just the way they are so there is nothing I can do. Read the rest of this entry

Persistent Action

2 Cor. 5:20 “So we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His appeal through us; we [as Christ’s representatives] plead with you on behalf of Christ to be reconciled to God. (AMP)

From the story of the four men in Mark 2:1-12 [please read], we have learnt we must have compassion on others, we need to have faith and we need to act. Luke 14:23Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.” (KJV, emphasis added). Read the rest of this entry

Compassion, Faith & Action

Acts 3:6-7 “But Peter said, “I don’t have any silver or gold for you. But I’ll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!”  Then Peter took the lame man by the right hand and helped him up. And as he did, the man’s feet and ankles were instantly healed…”

Yesterday, we looked at our first lesson, compassion, from the four friends in the story in Mark 2:1-12 [please read]. 1 Cor. 10:24 “People should be concerned about others and not just about themselves.” (GW, emphasis added). Read the rest of this entry

Compassion

Rom. 15:2 “We should all be concerned about our neighbor and the good things that will build his faith.” (GW, emphasis added)

Our first lesson from the friends of the paralytic man in Mark 2:1-12 [please read] is they had compassion. These four friends became concerned for a hurting friend. Most times, people are just not concerned. Read the rest of this entry

Your Move

Rom.10:15 “And how can they hear if nobody tells them? And how is anyone going to tell them, unless someone is sent to do it? That’s why Scripture exclaims, A sight to take your breath away! Grand processions of people telling all the good things of God!” (MSG)

I pray that because you have come into the presence of God today, that God will breathe on you and teach you His Word by Himself. I pray that God will change your life and take you higher still. I also pray that what God needs to do in this season will be clear to you in Jesus Mighty Name. Read the rest of this entry

Profits, IV

Ezra 8:23 “So we fasted and earnestly prayed that our God would take care of us, and he heard our prayer.”

Fasting and praying add fuel to your sacrifice. It becomes explosive and the results are evident even in with our physical bodies. The last time I shared this story, it helped a teenager breakthrough and he got out of it. I used to bed wet when I was growing up. Read the rest of this entry

Profits, III

Ps.31:2 “Rescue me quickly when I cry out to you. At the sound of my prayer may your ear be turned to me. Be my strong shelter and hiding place on high. Pull me into victory and breakthrough.” (TPT)

When we fast what happens? When We Fast, Cleansing Happens – Spirit, Soul, And Body. When We Fast, Our Appetite For God Increases. When We Fast, Sensitivity To God’s Voice Increases. When We Fast, We Experience Fulfilment In Our Spirit, Soul, And Body. When We Fast, Creativity Spikes and Protection Is Secured. Our protection is secured because Ps.91:1-4 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.” Read the rest of this entry

Profits, II

Ps.91:4 “He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armour and protection.”

What happens when we fast? When We Fast, Cleansing Happens – Spirit, Soul, And Body. Secondly, When We Fast, Our Appetite For God Increases. We long for and desire God more. Ps.42:1As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God.” Read the rest of this entry

Profits, I

Esther 4:16 “Go and gather together all the Jews of Susa and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will do the same. And then, though it is against the law, I will go in to see the king. If I must die, I must die.”

We see from Esther’s example, that while you can leverage your community to give weight to your fasting and praying, you cannot outsource your part in spiritual exercises. Some people engage ‘professional prophets’ to fast for them and the ‘prophet’ is asking for beverages so that he or she can Read the rest of this entry

DIY

Ezra 8:23 “So we fasted and earnestly prayed that our God would take care of us, and he heard our prayer.”

Today, we will go further in our final thought from yesterday. Matt.17:21 But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.” (NASB, emphasis added). When Jesus saw the demon-possessed boy, did He say to the father wait, let me go and fast and pray first? Read the rest of this entry