Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Who Are We To Question

Are you like the disciples when trouble comes or circumstances look bleak, do you question Jesus' authority over the situation? Do you question whether or not He can handle whatever it might be?

Well, then don't beat yourself up, the disciples who were walking with Him did the same. Look in Matthew 14 v 16-21 where Jesus told the disciples not to send the people away hungry to feed them. They said we only have five loaves and two fish. So Jesus took what they had gave thanks held it up to God and blessed it and broke it and they fed everyone there about five thousand men besides the women and children and had twelve baskets full left over.

Then Jesus and the disciples move on and they again are faced with feeding the people. Jesus says feed them so that they do not faint on their way home. So the disciples question where are we to get food in the wilderness? How can we satisfy this many people with only seven loaves? Jesus again took their bread held them up to heaven and blessed and borke it and fed the four thousand and had seven baskets full left over. Mark 8 v 1-10.

Ok now you think the disciples are getting it? Now they can see Jesus has fed the multitude twice, not counting the other miracles He was doing along the way. Like healing all those who came to Him along the way for healing.

So they get in the boat and take off, and the disciples had forgotten to take some bread, and they did not have more than one loaf with them in the boat. Finally Jesus is like guys do ya'll not get it? Why are you still concerned about not having enough when I have shown you over and over that God will provide?

Mark 8 v 17-21...But Jesus being aware of it, said to them, "Why do you reason because you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive nor understand? Is your heart still hardened? Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember? When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments did you take up?" They said to Him, "Twelve." "Also, when I broke the seven for the four thousand, how many large baskets full of fragments did you take up?" And they said, "Seven." So He said to them, "How is it you do not understand?"......

When God told Abraham that he would have his own child in his and Sarah's old age, Abraham could've said what? I don't know God, You might have missed the mark on this one. I am pretty old in my body and Sarah is past her child bearing years by a long shot. But, instead, Abraham believing God could do what He said He could do was fully convinced that he would become a father.

Romans 4 v 21....and not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about 100 years old), and the deadness of Sarah's womb. He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised, He was also able to perform.......

Abraham was favored by God because of his faith he was found righteous in God's eyes. How much more so for us, we as children of God having accepted Jesus have been found righteous in God's eyes?

When God's word says we are healed by Jesus' stripes, we are prosperous because He became poor for our sakes, we will never lack in any area, because Jesus went to the cross and wiped out the curse of the law from us so that we might share in the Blessing of Abraham, then who are we to question?

Let us put our faith in His word and stay focused on His truth, and not on our circumstances. When the hard times come against us, and they will, let us be like Abraham and be fully convinced that God will do what He says He will do in His word. AMEN!

How can we be fully convinced when our circumstances are so clearly trying to drag us down?


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