Blind Bartimaeus was physically blind. I am sure he prayed a many of prayers to God hoping one day that he would see. There were many who suffered physically in those days and equally as many were suffering from “Spiritual Blindness”. Well, Bartimaeus prayers were about to be answered. Meanwhile, Jesus is going to be crucified in a few days. Yet, he takes this opportunity to inform his disciples for the 3rd time about the horrible death he would die and the importance of serving. You would think that the disciples would show some compassion for Jesus during this time of crisis.
Consequently, the disciples saw this as their chance for Jesus to fulfill a final request for them! For him to serve them! In fact James and John want him to let them sit on the right and left side of him in Glory. This makes the other ten angry! Jesus and his disciples are now passing thru Jericho and blind Bartimaeus hears about it. He begins to yell- ” Son of David have mercy on me“! They tells him to shut up! How insensitive can anyone be. Spiritual blindness will cause you to act selfless. Spiritual Blindness will make you avert your eyes to the pain of others. Jesus heals him and makes him whole!
The moral of the story is many are spiritually blind when it comes to being considerate of others. Do not allow their insensitivity to cause you to miss your opportunity with Jesus. Keep yelling! Keep crying out! Receive your healing today!
A while back I was listening to my Governor give a response to President Obama ‘s State of the Union Address. She came down hard on the Democrats blaming them for the condition the Country is in with the economy, international crisis, etc. But she also challenged her own party to “owntheirtruth“. She said everything could not be blamed on the President and his party. Her party has been major components to wrongs that are in need of correction too!
The Bible says that when you know the truth, “the truth will make you free”. Since I was seeking some motivation to catapult me forward in 2016–God dropped a “Word” in my spirit: “Own My Spiritual Truth”. He said I don’t need to go back and clean up any messes or try to fix any mistakes but just simply make a fresh start.
It appears that we are in denial as to who we are in Christ Jesus! Many do not know their true identity in Him. You are no longer slaves or commoners. You are royalty! The Bible has reiterated this in more ways than one. His finished works on the cross has made everything from our healings, deliverances, prosperity, relationships, and much more available to us. We simply need to receive what has been given to us and live our lives accordingly.
So often, we don’t own our truth, because we don’t know our truth. No, you can not undo your past. Yes, you can beging with your present. Because when you know the truth, it will make you free.
There is a scripture in the book of Colossians 2:8 that is creating a lot of buzz in Christendom. It challenges you to make sure you are viewing your life through the right lens, (philosophy). It is forewarning you to not let anybody rob you of what you have been given since you received Christ as your personal Savior. You have been given all SpiritualBlessings in Heavenly places and the enemy wants to rob you of that. Therefore, you need to: Beware lest man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit after the traditions of men, after the rudiments of this world, and not after Christ, Col. 2:8.
If you are still following the traditions of men, you are being deceived by men. When you follow after Christ, you will view life through the right lens and your philosophy will be connected to Christ. Let me remind you that Christ in you is your hope of glory, Col. 1:27 states.
Like most people, you are probably aware that daily prayer is an essential part of your life. Like most people you probably engage in daily prayer of some sorts. Yet, unlike most people, do you know that Jesus the Christ is always praying for you…daily.
When my pastor brought this revelation to my attention, glaring rockets and bursting bombs began to explode in my head! JESUS is praying for me! When you don’t know how to pray or what to pray for-JESUS knows! He is making intercessions for you! His prayers are daily covering you and protecting you from hurt and unseen dangers that you don’t have a clue about.
Once, Satan desired to sift Peter like wheat, an inner circle disciple of Jesus. Jesus forewarned Peter of what was about to happen. But Jesus had already prayed for him.
Since we are not exempt from satan’s tactics, Jesus intercedes for us in prayer. How amazing is that!!
Great expectations for 2015, catapults you off to a good start. There is a story on FB that drives this point home for me: A soldier serving in the army is often being humiliated by his sargeant because he professes to serving a living God.
On this particular day the sargeant is fed up with the soldier’s ranting about his God; he decides to make a public spectacle of him before all the other troops. He orders the soldier to go park an old army jeep in front that is totally out of commission. The soldier reluctantly admits that he can’t drive. The sargeant brazenly insist that he call on his God for help.
Following his commander’s order, he attempts to park the jeep in front. But first, he prays! Suddenly! Something miraculous occurs within him that empowers him with driving skills to park the jeep in the exact location the sargeant has ordered. He walks back over and fall in line with his troops and they are all standing there crying. They all profess simultaneously that they believe in GOD! The jeep that the soldier was ordered to park did not have a motor in it!
…with man things are impossible; with God, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE! This is your year of possibilities!
These words in the Bible are the writings of Apostle Paul: ” I am already been poured out as a drink offering and the time of my departure is at hand… ” I am sure many have read this passage with good intentions of activating these words in their lives.
Consequently, it isn’t happening. Yet, I just recently observed it being demonstrated in the life and legacy of the late Dr. Miles Monroe. He was ready for death because he knew he had poured himself out and finished his course. He emptied himself completely. His dying is exemplary of an emptiness that represents a fullness of purpose that has been fulfilled by God.
Unlike many, the word “empty” is a true connotation of people who are doing nothing with their lives. Many are just contributing to the wealth of the graveyard. Way too many gifts and talents that are given to them by God is being buried in the earth. Now I know why Jesus was angry with the servant who hid his one talent. He did not attempt to do anything with what was given to him.
Dr. Miles Monroe admonishes us to refuse to allow the grave to rob us. He wants us to pour ourselves out. He wants us to defy the odds and make a difference in our generation so that we to can die empty.
I am up for the challenge! I am planning to die empty! What about you!
We know there is power in the “I Am, or otherwise God would not have told Moses to tell the people to call him that. After all, there were so many other names they could have used. There are at least a dozen Jehovah names, for ex: Nissi, Jireh, Shalom, and a host of many others. Regardless of what they called God they were dealing with the power of the “I Am,” because anything that you can request of Him, He said “I Am That….
Now we see Jesus, who is getting reading to go to the cross demonstrates the power of his “I Am” in a more physical way. It appears that Jesus is seemingly having some second thoughts about the task that is set before Him and really don”t want to die on the cross. Yet once He surrenders h Continue reading →