FAITH

God called it FAITH when you look to Jesus. FAITH is not for you to look at, but for God to look at. Faith is not for you to decide, BUT it is for God to decide. You part is just to look at Jesus. When you see Jesus in His Glory, in His goodness, in His Love, in His Power, or His Grace; then God will see you in your FAITH.

The woman with the issue of blood for 12 years, (Luk 8:43)…, who had spent all her money and livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any.  She heard of Jesus and His miraculous power to heal, and this person Jesus was going to pass by her town on that day.  She was so excited and prepared her way to meet this person called Jesus.  People already crowded around the street where Jesus would pass by.  So, she followed the crowd and pushed her way through the crowd.

During that time, the Law prohibited a woman with blood issue (menstrual blood) to be in the public. She was considered unclean, and could not go out of her house and to be in public, for she could “contaminate” others with her uncleanness (that was how cruel the Law can be). But this woman who had purposely defied the Law, because of her wanting to be healed, believe in the GREATNESS and HEALING POWER of Jesus, believing that only by touching the garments of Jesus, she will be healed!

Mat 9:20 And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the hem of His garment.
Mat 9:21 For she said to herself, “If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well.”
Mat 9:22 But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, “Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that hour.

This woman was not looking at her condition or her situation anymore, she was not even supposed to be in the public in the first place, and yet she did not consider all those things anymore.  She was not looking at the medical science logic either, because medical science had failed to heal her for 12 long years; her mind was only to look to Jesus for “Jesus can heal me”, and she believed merely by the touch of His garment alone, she can be healed.  She saw Jesus in His Glory, and Jesus turned around and said to her “Your faith has made you well”, Jesus saw her Faith, when she saw Jesus’ greatness, goodness, love and power. Jesus credited this to her faith. Jesus saw her Faith when she saw Jesus’ Grace.  So, Look to Jesus, and your Faith will spring up effortlessly, and God see your Faith!
Faith is to look to Jesus for everything.  Jesus alone saves, Jesus alone heals, Jesus alone supplies, and when you believe this, God called it Faith!  Why?  Because : Jesus is the only way to all God’s blessings, Jesus alone is the bridge.  (Joh 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me).

The children of Israel when they journeyed from Mount Hor by the Way of the Red Sea, went around the land of Edom; and fiery serpents bit them, and many of the people of Israel died. How did they receive healing?

Num 21:8 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and it shall be that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live.”
Num 21:9 So Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived.

Bronze serpent on a pole, is the picture of Jesus Christ on the cross being judged for all our sins and curses of sins. When we look at the cross for His finished work, our diseases died and we live.  Because on that cross Jesus had taken all your diseases upon His own body (Isa 53:5 and 1Pet 2:24).

 

You cannot remain the same once you look to Jesus, something will happen inside you, although you may not feel anything yet instantaneously.
When Jesus cursed the fig tree (Mar 11:14), the tree is still looking the same, green. But, the next day only the tree turned brown, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots and had withered away (Mar 11:21). Something had happened to the root of the fig tree (likewise: your diseases, or other problems in life) when you cursed it in Jesus’s name, the root of the disease had dried up, and you will see the good result soon, maybe the next day!

Furthermore, Jesus never promised to supply us according to the smallness of our faith, but He promised us that In Him we have redemption through His blood, according to the RICHES of His GRACE, (Eph 1:7). And How Rich is His Grace? Immeasurable! The universe is the Limit of God’s Grace, Unlimited, it was our mind that limits God. God’s blessings on you is bigger than your legs can carry, God can take you and put you at the finishing line immediately.  So, raise up your hope, aim for the sun and you reach the moon; aim for nothing and you reach nothing.

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