Grace to you and peace be multiplied to you through the blessing on Jesus.May all the wisdom you need be upon you for true insight and practical application in every situation you face in Jesus name.
As I minister to God every morning His presence becomes so real to me. Talking with God is extremely important for any faith walk to be worth its grain of salt. My victories are accomplished in the fellowship time with the Father. He gets involved quickly as I allow Him to grace His word in my life. I don't see how anyone can go through this life without trusting Him for every step of this earth walk. I need Him to manifest Himself constantly and he does. Our prayer life demands proof of the Blessing He has promised to us, and we should not have to beg Him to do what He said He would do. It's OK to demand proof of the blessing. It is for our benefit, and we should exercise our faith on purpose for the blessing in our life. In fact it was how John the Baptist determined whether or not Jesus was The Christ.
"Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me." Matt. 11:2-6
John was looking to see prophecy fulfilled in His life time. We should also do the same. Isaiah 61 was the Word Jesus told the disciples to tell John. More importantly for this lesson it was the Works of the Anointing, or the blessing that was on Jesus John wanted to hear about because “The One That Should Come” would have these signs working with Him. If the signs were there, this is The Anointed One.
"The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn" Isaiah 61:1-2
Jesus told His disciples to go and show John what you have seen and heard. Jesus was letting John know that the Kingdom of God was indeed here. It was the proof that John needed to rest in his quest of the prophecy that he so dearly held onto. Jesus said that these signs would also follow us who believe. In fact Jesus commanded His disciples to do the same. Are you a disciple of The Blessing?
"These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give." Matt. 10:5-9
Our Master didn't just tell them what to do He showed them as well.
"And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people." Matt. 9:35
It is OK believer to expect proof of the blessing in every area of your life. Jesus went about teaching, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing all manner of sickness and disease of the people. What do you go to church to see? Do you go to see proof of the blessing or have you been talked of out it by deception? Do you go to see the sick brothers and sisters at the church, and instead of healing them we pamper them and ask what medications they are taking? Do you do the same where finances are concerned? Do we see financially broke Christians and fear teaching on prosperity because we have been tricked into thinking it's either greed or heresy to mention wealth? What do you go to church to see? Is it indeed OK to watch our brothers and sisters die young full of anxiety and depression because of financial burdens? Why are we not putting way poverty by faith like we put away sin. The consecrated Christian does not put up with sin for one minute yet it's astonishing how they coddle sickness and pet poverty instead of resisting them as works of the devil. Have we turned our embassy (the church) into a duty bound assignment instead of a place to brings gifts to our King and thereby placing a demand on the Blessing of the King?
I suggest to you dear Christian to upgrade your status to a believer of the Blessing that Jesus brought to us from God. Expect the blessing to be manifest in your life and your church. You should be the one to bring it there if no one else does it. John expected it on Jesus, and Jesus expects it to be on us.
"Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah." Ps. 3:8
The Kingdom of God has been belittled to such a degree that no one is expecting the King to show up nor do they even desire to see Him. They have come to church only to hear a good message, and that he or she doesn't preach a long time. The church should be a embassy where we get the mind of our King on a matter, and make it legislation and policy in this foreign territory called Earth.