At first glance, some might think that in this passage Jesus is fed up with fighting against the Pharisees and joins in their overtly racist attitudes towards anyone that is not a Jew. Let me assure, that is not the case.
We cannot help Him. We cannot stop Him. We just get blessed!
Jesus had just healed two blind men, and as they walked out, this man possessed with a devil if brought to Him. Before I get into my main point, I just want to point out that Jesus performed a lot of miracles. I mean, A LOT! Matthew 9:32-33 As they went out, behold, they brought to … Continue reading The Dumb Shall Speak
And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of … Continue reading A Conversation with Jesus
You are a child of the King. Act like it - by faith!
Today's edition of Triumphal Feast is the concluding message of our series on Paul's Epistle to the Church at Ephesus. As he closes the letter, the Apostle bids farewell to this church that was so dear to him. He also takes time to say some encouraging words about a few of his friends that have been a blessing to him.
It is very easy to remember to pray for ourselves, and there is nothing wrong with that. However, our discipleship is to have a focus on others. We need to be part of a community of pray for others in our local church. This body prays for those they know well and for God to bless its ministers to teach them.
One of the greatest blessings that we will find when we talk with God regularly is that we are joining in a battle the God is already fighting for us!
When we take the personal responsibility to actively engage our minds in the word of God and in worship, we equip ourselves with the helmet of salvation, and therefore have the right mindset to fight our spiritual battles.
The devil and the world hates God and His word. It is crucial that we prepare ourselves with the word of God so that we are able to withstand persecution and trial.