SATURDAY 22ND SEPT., 2018
WORD FOCUS: DON’T LOOK TO YOUR FAITH, LOOK TO JESUS
Text: Hebrews 12:2 “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame,
and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God….”
If you are sick, you must know that you are already healed because of the finished work of Christ. Don’t ask, Do I have enough faith to be healed? Do I have the right kind of faith to be healed? What if I am lacking in faith? You are focusing on yourself and your faith, instead of Christ and His finished work. You should be asking, “Did Jesus take away this sickness? If He did, then He must have done a perfect work.” In other words, fix your eyes on Jesus and His perfect work.
AB Simpson, who lived in the 19th century, wrote an article entitled Himself. In it, he mentioned his exhausted nervous system, and broken-down heart which could have proved fatal any time. So he sought the Lord for healing. God showed him Matt 8:17, which says that Jesus “Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses”. AB Simpson said that, though he believed that Jesus had borne away his sicknesses, he saw many hindrances which stood between him and his healing and they all boiled down to one thing — his preoccupation with his faith! He had believed that if only he had the right” kind of faith, he would receive his healing instantly.
He eventually came to the realization that he had to remove that last hindrance — his focus on his faith — and just rest in the finished work of Christ. That revelation marked his complete recovery from his sicknesses. Most times, unconsciously we ask ourselves and act in a manner whether; “Do we have enough faith?” Unknowingly, you have already put faith as a hindrance between you and Jesus’ finished work. The more you focus on your faith, the more faith slips, away, but if you focus on the finished work of Christ and see God’s grace toward you, God sees that as faith! Without realizing it, faith is there in your heart to believe that you will not die of what Christ Himself has already borne away completely for you, and you will see your miracle manifest! It is written; by His Wounds through the acceptable scourging by the will of God you and I are healed. Please note this; the solution to sin which begets sickness from the onset when man disobeyed God have been solved by the death and resurrection of Jesus on the cross. So if sin have been removed then sickness and diseases are finished in Jesus Name Amen. In our race of faith, we look to Jesus as our example of trusting God in accomplishing the work on the cross-His redemptive work.
MEDITATION: 1 Pet. 3:22
STUDY THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
2 SAM 10/2 COR.8/EZEK.22/PS.49
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