THOUGHTS FOR YOUR DAY.
Feb28ThuFebruary 28, 2019
John 4:46-54 (NASB)
46 Therefore He came again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine. And there was a royal official whose son was sick at Capernaum.
47 When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and was imploring Him to come down and heal his son; for he was at the point of death.
48 So Jesus said to him, "Unless you people see signs and wonders, you simply will not believe."
49 The royal official *said to Him, "Sir, come down before my child dies."
50 Jesus *said to him, "Go; your son lives." The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and started off.
51 As he was now going down, his slaves met him, saying that his son was living.
52 So he inquired of them the hour when he began to get better. Then they said to him, "Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him."
53 So the father knew that it was at that hour in which Jesus said to him, "Your son lives"; and he himself believed and his whole household.
54 This is again a second sign that Jesus performed when He had come out of Judea into Galilee.
Q. What did the official believe?
A. "the word that Jesus spoke to him"
Q. What did the official do? What was the action of his faith?
A. "and started off"
Jesus had challenged him to simply believe, without the aid of a "sign", or a "feeling" but to simply believe Him. This nobleman accepted that challenge and acted on what Jesus said. We too can make this choice, the Word of God is just as much alive and powerful today as then ... the issue is hearing what God has said ... He is speaking by the Holy Spirit in and through His Word ... are you listening?
This man started off ... without getting Jesus to come to his house ... but believing what He said ... Nothing looked different, nothing felt different (perhaps he was at peace, faith will do that after when one enters into faith he enters into rest) but as far as he knew in the natural nothing was different, yet he believed ... standing on the Word of God alone.
When did faith come to this man? When he heard the Word (see Rom 10:17). What did he do? He acted like what Jesus said was true.
What was the outcome? Healing.
Has God changed? Has His Word changed? No and No!
Will He still do what He said? YES!
Will He do what He says today? YES!
Will He do it for you? YES! He is no respecter of persons, and whosoever will call on the Name of the Lord will be saved (delivered, healed, protected and preserved).
Romans 10:13 (KJV)
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Go have a little talk with Jesus, don't worry about the circumstances just believe what He says to you and go by that.
All the goodness of God is coming your way!