Thursday, March 3, 2011

Glorifying God by Faith

Mat 9:20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:
Mat 9:21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.
Mat 9:22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
Mat 9:23 And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise,
Mat 9:24 He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.
Mat 9:25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.
Mat 9:26 And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.

Two miracles by faith and two kinds of people. The woman who had an issue of blood for twelve years pressed in, even just touching the hem of Jesus' garment. It was her faith that brought healing through Jesus. The garment was just cloth, but it was a point of contact for her to touch Jesus. This was enough to turn the Lord towards her need and she was healed. Another had faith, the father of the young woman who had died. By his faith in Jesus and the power of God Jesus brought her back to life. There were others, the professional mourners who pretended to care about the girls death. They laughed with scorn at Jesus when he came to raise up the girl. He had them put out; unbelief has to go. I believe that God is to be glorified in healings and in miracles. Where unbelief is, God is not glorified. Perhaps you will be used as a point of contact to bring healing, salvation and new life. All is for the glory of God. Unbelief must be put out. Do you believe that God is willing to do these things? Will you believe him for his will in your life? If we are led by the Lord and our way is his way, then we will be doing the work of God.

Mat 9:37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
Mat 9:38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

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