Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Faith brings out miracles from God

FAITH BRINGS OUT MIRACLES FROM GOD: “Faith brings out miracles from God”, says the continuation of the article entitled “If Ye Shall Ask Anything in My Name”, written by Emma Okorie, and sent to me via email by Pastor Paul Waldmiller of New York, USA on Christmas day, December 25, 2009. Let us read some more of this:

“When Martha believed Jesus after the death of Lazarus, she said, `Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.’ (John 11:21-22).

“This was an informed statement. She knew Jesus personally and was aware that nothing was impossible for Him. When you say you know Jesus and have received Him as your Lord and personal savior, do you know Him to this level?

“ `Even now, whatsoever thou will ask of God, God will give it to thee.’ Do you know Him as a Messiah, a healer, a mediator, redeemer and an intercessor who speaks for you before God daily?

“Martha was saying `Even though I know that Lazarus is already decaying in the grave, but even now, you can raise him again.’ The same Jesus loves you. Whatever you ask Him, He will do. He raises the dead, heals the blind and reverses impossible circumstances. There is just nothing too hard for him. Jesus answered Martha, `Thy brother shall rise again.’


THE WORD OF GOD IS FOREVER TRUE: “Faith brings out miracles from the Lord. The word of God is forever true. Let us get lost in the word of God. Let us live by the pure and living word of God. Our faith is not different from Martha’s.

“We have the same kind of faith and spirit. Even now, whatsoever we ask the Father in Jesus name, He will give to us.

“When Paul and Silas were thrown into prison after casting out a fortune-telling demon, Acts 16:25-26 say, `And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's hands were loosed.’

“Your deliverance will come suddenly when you ask. The foundation of every captivity will shake and be broken. If the son of man shall set you free, you shall be free indeed. Doors of slavery, captivity, business failures, demonic operation, will not only be shaken, they will come apart!

“Your hands shall be loosened. As a result of praying, singing and worshipping, God sent an earthquake to liberate Paul and Silas.


JESUS, GREATEST ASKING POWER ANYWHERE: “Ten lepers asked and received. Luke 17:11-14 report: `And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off...

“ `...And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go show yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.’

“ Together they pleaded: `Master, have mercy on us.’ Jesus asked them to go show themselves to the priest. They took a step of faith and were all healed. Jesus said, `If ye shall ask anything in my name…’

“The greatest asking power anywhere is the name of Jesus. It goes to where we can go and where we cannot. At the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow. A power of attorney has been given to all believers over this name and all we need to do is use it. Let your heart not shake. Have faith in God. Have faith in the name of Jesus.

More of this in our next issue...


LAST SUPPER AND THE INSTITUTION OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST: The fifth and last mystery in the Mysteries of Light (or the Luminous Mysteries) of the Holy Rosary of Roman Catholic Christians is the “Institution of the Holy Eucharist through the Last Supper”, an event which is now being used as basis for the Catholics’ claim that Jesus Christ is present in all Catholic masses around the world.

Found in Matthew 26:17-29, Mark 14:12-25 and Luke 22:7-20, the story about the Last Supper contains an order from Jesus, which is significant as it is unique: “do this in remembrance of me”.

The question of course is: why would Jesus tell his disciples, who were having the Last Supper with Him, to break bread and drink wine “in remembrance of me” or “in memory of me”?

There could only be one answer and here lies the significance and the uniqueness of the Last Supper: Jesus wanted all those who believe in Him to remember Him every time they partook of food and drinks, to remember that all the grace and blessings that come to them who eat and drink actually come from the benevolence of God.

And since everything comes from the benevolence of God, we should always be thankful to Him, and recognize that without Him, we are nothing and we have nothing, and that whatever we are eating and drinking represents Jesus, so that Jesus actually is with us all the time.


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