Friday, September 8, 2017

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2017 September 8

"Now after two days he departed thence, and went into Galilee. For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honour in his own country. Then when he was come into Galilee, the Galilaeans received him, having seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went unto the feast. So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death. Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth. Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house."  (John 4:43-53)

Today’s Morsel:  I believe that the greatest hindrance to so many people’s faith is their desire to see instead of just believing.  Most people want to see before they believe.  And even in the church, we hear comments that we need more signs and wonders so that people will believe.  Yet the Lord told the rich man who requested that Larazus be sent to his home to warn his brothers about hell (my wording), “And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead” (Luke 16:31). In today’s passage, Jesus told the people, “Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.” Do you fall into this category?  Is your faith based on seeing rather than believing?  Our Lord said, “If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” (Mark 9:23).  What do you have need of?  Can you believe God for it?   “You’ll see it when you believe it.” Dr. Wayne Dyer.

Sing:  I believe in a hill called Mount Calvary, I’ll believe whatever the cost.  And when time has surrendered and earth is no more, I’ll still cling to that old rugged cross.

Thought For Today: “You’ll see it when you believe it.” Dr. Wayne Dyer

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