How Jesus Performed Miracles, Part 3

Matthew 8 (cont) We have to understand what the authority of the believer is. God has given you authority. Jesus said greater works shall you do because He went to the Father. I believe the temptation to pray, to work one’s self up mentally or emotionally in the act of praying for the sick, is […]

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How Jesus Performed Miracles, Part 2

Matthew 8 (cont) In many, if not the majority of Jesus’ miracles, He does not pause to pray before He performs the miracle. There are no scriptures in the New Testament where Jesus or the disciples were known to pray before performing a healing or to instruct others to pray in the act of performing […]

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How Jesus Performed Miracles, Part 1

In chapter 8 of Matthew, we have several accounts of Jesus performing miracles. How He goes about cleansing a leper or healing a distant sick person is VERY DIFFERENT than how these things are attempted today. Perhaps if we pay attention to how Jesus successfully healed, we will gain an understanding as to why so […]

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Jesus is Born and the World Takes Notice, Part 2

Luke 2:25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name [was] Simeon; and the same man [was] just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. 26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had […]

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Jesus is Born and the World Takes Notice, Part 1

In Luke 2, we find the narrative of Jesus birth and early childhood. It is interesting that the announcement of Jesus’ arrival is not given to heads of state, but to simple shepherds keeping their flocks by night. Jesus grows to maturity and gives evidence of His unusual nature, while Mary and Joseph marvel and […]

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From Breakdown to Breakthrough, Part 2

Micah Chapter 2 (cont) 7 O [thou that art] named the house of Jacob, is the spirit of the LORD straitened? [are] these his doings? do not my words do good to him that walketh uprightly? 8 Even of late my people is risen up as an enemy: ye pull off the robe with the […]

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From Breakdown to Breakthrough, Part 1

In Chapter 2 of Micah, the nation is described as descending into difficulty and downturn because of selfishness and greed. Consequences are predicted to come, but at the same time a Messianic promise of great deliverance is given. [Mic 2:1-13 KJV] 1 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when […]

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When Others Mock Your Vision, Part 2

Nehemiah Chapter Two (cont) Nehemiah is given permission and resources to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the walls of the city and the gates as well. The king sends captains of his army with Nehemiah so he obviously knows that there is danger involved and not everyone in the city would be pleased to see […]

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When Others Mock Your Vision, Part 1

In Nehemiah 2, Nehemiah stands before the king with a sad countenance regarding the state of affairs in Jerusalem. The king inquires and ultimately gives Nehemiah permission to return and rebuilt the gates and walls. When Nehemiah arrives Sanballat mocks and impedes the project. Nehemiah persists – taking his famous midnight right. Nehemiah came to […]

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When God Changes the Subject, Part 2

Isaiah 9 (cont) 6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of [his] government and peace [there shall be] […]

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