Thursday, September 22, 2016

Jesus Heals a Man By a Pool

John 5:1-15, (verse 5), "A man who had been an invalid for 35 years (lay by the pool.) (Verse 6), When Jesus saw him...He asked him, 'Do you want to get well?" (Verse 7), The invalid replied, 'Sir, I have no one to help me into the pool.' (Verse 8), Jesus said to him, 'Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.' (Verse 9), At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. It was the Sabbath. The Jews said to the man, 'It is the Sabbath; the law forbids you to carry your mat.' (Verse 14-15), Jesus later found the (healed) man at the Temple and said to him, 'See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse will happen to you.' The man went away and told the Jews it was Jesus Who had made him well."

No matter what the affliction, we believers are to proclaim the LORD for His healing! Those who don't receive healing are still to proclaim the LORD. The journey He has for those lives have a greater purpose to glorify Almighty GOD and will receive His greater reward in heaven! They are referred to in the Bible as Crowns. (1 Corinthians 9:25) One Day there will be no more affliction, pain, disease, sorrow, or death. For in heaven there is nothing that defiles! (Revelation 21:27) 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Jesus Heals By His Spoken Word

John 4:46-53, "While Jesus was in Galilee, there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum. When he heard Jesus had arrived, he went and begged Jesus to come and heal his son, who was close to death. Jesus told him, 'Unless you people see miraculous signs and wonders, you will never believe.' The royal official said, 'Sir, come down before my child dies.' Jesus replied, 'You may go. Your son will live.' The man took Jesus at his word and went home. On the way, his servant met him and told him his son lives! When he inquired when his son got better, he was told yesterday at the seventh hour, the exact time Jesus said, 'Your son will live.' So he and all his whole household believed (in Jesus)."

The very Power of Jesus' Word is available even today. His written Word, the Bible's scriptures teaches in Matthew 7:8, "For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds and to him who knocks, the door will be opened." Persist in pursuing GOD. Don't make halfhearted requests. Ask, believing in your heart! In Philippians 4:19, GOD promises those who belong to Him, "...GOD will meet all your needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus."

Thursday, September 8, 2016

In His Own Country

John 4:43-45, "After two days, He left for Galilee. Now Jesus Himself had pointed out that a prophet has no honor in his own country. When He arrived in Galilee, the Galileans welcomed Him. They had seen all that He had done in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, for they also had been there." When Jesus spoke to those He grew up around, many were astonished at His claims of being the Son of GOD! Many throughout history who have accepted Christ as their Savior have had the same rejection from those they knew all their lives who were not Christians. Those who do not know Jesus Christ think it to be foolishness (1 Corinthians 1:18). They have no basis to which they can compare. You can know Jesus Christ and His salvation for you. Come to Him in repentance of your sins and He will forgive you. The Holy Spirit will verify in your soul your salvation in Christ Jesus. Come to Him today and receive your reassurance for eternity! 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

You Will Become My Witnesses

John 4:39-42, "Many of the Samaritans in the town believed in Him because of the woman (at the well's testimony). She said, 'He told me everything I ever did!' The Samaritans came to Him...and because of His words many more became believers. They said to the woman, 'We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves and we know that this Man is really the Savior of the world!"

How much more so today with the infilling of the Holy Spirit! Jesus said in Acts 1:8, "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you and you will be My witnesses...even to the ends of the earth!" Those having salvation in Jesus Christ receive the infilling of the Holy Spirit and become His witnesses! Receive Jesus as your Savior by repenting of your sins to Him and you will receive the Holy Spirit of Almighty God to lead, guide, and direct your life. Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding. Acknowledge Him in all you do and He will make your pathways straight."   

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Spiritual Harvest

John 4:34-38, "My food," Jesus said, "is to do the will of Him Who sent Me and to finish His work. Do you not say, 'Four months more and then the harvest? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. Even now the reaper draws his wages, even now he harvests the crops for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together." Jesus makes it clear that all around us a continual harvest of souls awaits to be reaped for the Kingdom of GOD. People are waiting to hear GOD's WORD. The wages of joy is seeing new believers coming into the eternal Kingdom of GOD! If you don't know Christ Jesus as your personal Savior, come to Him now seeking His forgiveness of your sins! Another harvest is soon coming, The Rapture! I pray you will be part of Christ's coming for His Church for the wedding feast of the Bridegroom (Jesus) and the Bride (His Church)

Thursday, August 18, 2016

GOD Is All-Knowing

John 4:16-26 Jesus is still speaking with the Samaritan woman at the well. "He (Jesus) told her, 'Go call your husband and come back.' She shared with Him, 'I have no husband.' Jesus told her, 'You are right, you have had five husbands and the man you now have is not your husband... The time has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth...and His worshipers must worship Him in spirit and in truth.' The woman said, 'I know the Messiah is coming and He will explain everything to us.' Jesus declared, 'I Who speak to you am He!

GOD knows all about you, even things you don't know about yourself! There will come a time of His judgment for each person. What they think was hidden by the dark of night or in secret will be brought to His Light and opened to all who witness His judgment! Those who have asked for Jesus Christ's forgiveness in this life will have all their sin erased and remembered no more. Will you stand before His Great White Throne Judgment for ever lasting punishment in the Lake of Fire, or will you stand before His Judgment Seat for your reward in Heaven? He leaves it up to your choice to reject or accept His free gift of eternal life with Him forevermore, or his punishment for eternal damnation forevermore! 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Is Your Soul Hungry and Thirsty?

John 4:11-14 continues Jesus conversation with the Samaritan woman at the well. Jesus explains to her about the well's water in John 4: 13-14, "Everyone who drinks this water (the well's water) will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.

Commentary: "Many spiritual functions parallel physical functions. As our bodies hunger and thirst, so do our souls. But our souls need spiritual food and water. The woman confused the two kinds of water, perhaps because no one had ever talked with her about her spiritual hunger and thirst before. We would not think of starving our bodies of food and  water when they hunger or thirst.Why then should we deprive our souls? The Living Word, Jesus Christ, and the written Word, the Bible, can satisfy our hungry and thirsty souls."   Allow the Holy Spirit to lead you to Jesus Christ your Savior and find the Love of our Father GOD for you!

Proverbs 3:5-6, "TRUST in the LORD with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding. Acknowledge HIM in all you do and He will make your pathway straight!"