Saturday, February 16, 2013

Just a little meditation thought.


Faith power:

“Stretch our your hand.”

Matthew 12:13 – Then He said to the man, “Stretch our your hand.” And he stretched it out, and it was restored as whole as the other."

“Step out into the raging water.”

Joshua 3:13-   -

13 And as soon as the priests who carry the ark of the Lord—the Lord of all the earth—set foot in the Jordan, its waters flowing downstream will be cut off and stand up in a heap.

14 So when the people broke camp to cross the Jordan, the priests carrying the ark of the covenant went ahead of them. 15 Now the Jordan is at flood stage all during harvest. Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water’s edge, 16 the water from upstream stopped flowing. It piled up in a heap a great distance away, at a town called Adam in the vicinity of Zarethan, while the water flowing down to the Sea of the Arabah (the Salt Sea) was completely cut off. So the people crossed over opposite Jericho. 17 The priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firm on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan, while all Israel passed by until the whole nation had completed the crossing on dry ground.

Resurrection power:

“Lazarus, come forth!”

John 11:43-44 - Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!” 44 And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.”

Faith power requires me to make the first move of obedience… stretch; step out.  The purpose of “faith power” is to grow my faith and my relationship with God.

The purpose of “resurrection power,” among many things, is to glorify God and does not require anything from me, but it definitely builds my faith. That’s grace. Because I believe, I reap the rewards of resurrection power.

John 11:40 Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”

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