Thursday, July 1st, 2021
God is not subject to our will, but He is free to do as He pleases. Every day that God gives you is a grace. "Sheol does not praise you, death does not praise you; those who have gone down into the pit no longer hope in your faithfulness. The living one, the living one, praises you, as I do this day" (Isaiah 38:18-19)
Let us thank Him for the breath of life He gives us. Some don't have this grace, but you do, so praise your God. "Know that in the last days there will be dificult times. (2 Timothy 3:1) We see this and we feel it. God gives us the grace to get through it, to always have faith and to always have hope.
The vaccine has been a source of hope for this world in the face of Covid 19, but today, hope is gone. But God has the solution to all diseases. He had prepared everything in advance. We have a powerful remedy: FAITH. Even in the world, if the person puts his faith in healing, then he will be healed: it is the placebo effect. If this is possible in the world, how much more so if you, as a Christian, put your faith into action... God never lies, it is we who lie. "And my righteous man shall live by faith" (Hebrews 10:38) If you have faith then you are sure and certain that it is over. "(Psalm 103:3) God is able to heal today and tomorrow. "All things are fulfilled. (John 19:30) You may have pain but your body must respond to the law of the Word. It is this Word that created everything. By faith, you have healing. We give a lot of room to Satan, but you put God first!
The Shunammite saw her son dead, that was the reality but she had faith. Any Word that comes out of the Mouth of God cannot return to Him without fulfilling its purpose. We must know God. The power belongs to God. "All power has been given to me in heaven and on earth." (Matthew 28:18) Satan is only a fallen angel. God alone gives the power and the limit. "He stripped the principalities and powers and made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in the cross. (Colossians 2:15) Jesus is the last Adam i.e. He is a man who defeated Satan. When God created Adam, he was like God, he ruled the earth.
Hebrews 10:32-35 / Hebrews 11:1
"But what I have against you is that you have abandoned your first love. (Revelation 2:4) The first love is the strong and powerful zeal that was in you in the beginning. The world had no taste for you. But as time goes on, it diminishes more and more. In those days, there was no competition in wanting to be above the other. We only wanted God to be in us. Even when everything was taken away from you, you still had faith that the Lord is able.
God is trying to show us the main thing that has always driven God's children. Even when everything is taken from you, you say nothing because faith is in action. You have faith that God is preparing something more glorious for you. You have something more important that cannot be compared to material things. We have become too materialistic. Our heart cannot be in the things we have. "...those who use the world as not using it, for the figure of this world passes away." (1 Corinthians 7:31) The Lord Himself on earth, He had nothing with Him. When He had to pay the tax, He sent Peter to get a fish to get the necessary to pay for Him and those who were with Him. The God you serve knows you have needs, He will take care of you. God wants you to have faith. No matter what may happen to you, keep that assurance. "If an army encamped against me, My heart would not fear; if a war arose against me, I would nevertheless be full of confidence." (Psalm 27:3)
David, that little guy, stood up to Goliath by faith. The army of Israel and the great Saul did not move. David had nothing physically to defeat Goliath, but inside he had something precious. Saul wanted to put the armor on David but it was too heavy for David. When you take the enemy's tactics to fight, you will not succeed. Take what God has given you: FAITH. Let us live by faith. Let's not put our trust in man but in God.
"And by his stripes we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5) God has made us immune but you, accept that immunity! The antidote to all diseases has already been put into you! Read Psalm 91. God knew everything that was going to happen.
To remain under the shelter of the Most High, one must have faith in the Most High. Facing Goliath, David had the assurance that Goliath's head would fall that day. David did not look to the situation but to his God. David was not alone. "The angel of the LORD encamps round about those who fear him, and delivers them out of danger." (Psalm 34:7) God allows the sickness to come to you so that you also show that by faith you have been healed. We suffer like everyone else but our attitude is different from others. If we have to die, then let us die in faith. You are witnesses of what God is doing.
"For as many as are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. (Romans 8:14) In everything you do, do it for the glory of God. Live the gospel. God has chosen you for a purpose. Everywhere we go, we have a mark to leave. God doesn't place you in your work just to be a good worker, but also so that you can be a light in the company. Faith is a firm assurance, and in that assurance there is a reward. We believe because we need healing. The woman with the issue of blood had been to every doctor but nothing had changed. Jesus did not tell her to come, but she had the desire. "For she said within herself, "If I can only touch his garment, I will be healed. (Matthew 9:21) It was she who needed, Jesus did not need the healing. As the woman believed this, when she touched the garment, she was healed. This woman could not go near the temple because she was defiled. Jesus is good. Physically and spiritually, there was no hope for her.
To see how much love you have for Jesus, look at how much love you have for your enemy. God always brings us back to Acts 2:42 "They continued in the apostles' teaching, in the fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers." If you can't stand your brother or sister, you are not yet converted! When the Lord asked Peter three times, "Do you love me?
In justification, God is not there. In sanctification, God is not there. Jesus has to be in you. We have to die to ourselves so that God can live in us. "I have been crucified with Christ; and if I live, it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me" (Galatians 2:20)