Matthew 5:17 “Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose. Before Christ was born, the law of Moses and the priest was a way of righteousness, after his birth, we are required to believe in him. Galatians 3:19 What purpose then does the law serve? It was added because of transgressions, till the Seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was appointed through angels by the hand of a mediator.
>God and his Word are One
>Jesus is the Word
>God had put His Word in our hearts
>The Holy Spirit is in us
When we pray, we expect Jesus to come and attend the situation now. We keep repeating our request because we don’t have faith. Jesus only ask that we trust and believe that He will never forsake us. He is there in our storm and in our sickness. If Jesus ran to attend to Lazarus when Mary and Martha called, the healing miracle would not have been bigger that the miracle of resurrection. John 11:1-6 A man named Lazarus was sick. He lived in Bethany with his sisters, Mary and Martha. This is the Mary who later poured the expensive perfume on the Lord’s feet and wiped them with her hair. Her brother, Lazarus, was sick. So the two sisters sent a message to Jesus telling him, “Lord, your dear friend is very sick.” But when Jesus heard about it he said, “Lazarus’s sickness will not end in death. No, it happened for the glory of God so that the Son of God will receive glory from this.” So although Jesus loved Martha, Mary, and Lazarus, he stayed where he was for the next two days.
Learn to Trust God.
1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Romans 8:7-8 For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will. That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God.
Matthew 4:8-9 Next the devil took him to the peak of a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. “I will give it all to you,” he said, “if you will kneel down and worship me.”
The moment you move closer to God, Satan will begin to create another entertaining world contrary to what you want to pursue. He will come with things that your flesh yearn for. A life of christianity means there are things that make sense to the world that you must move away from. Genesis 3:6 The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too.
John 17:24 “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.
You cannot go to Christ minus God, you cannot go to God minus Christ.
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
If you knew whether Jesus was black or white, would it change how you relate with Him? I always ask myself, during his time, there were writers, how is it that no one can give a clear answer about his race? Our relationship with God is spiritual, cannot be manipulated. No amount of research will connect you to God but a sincere heart. John 4:24 For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.” All what was necessary for us to know was recorded. Those who wrote the scriptures, were inspired by the Holy Spirit . People who saw Jesus in his physical being could not connect to him. Even after seeing all the miracles the disciples continued to doubt. It’s the revelation of who Jesus is than the information we can gather about him that will sustain our relationship with Him.
No matter how gifted you are in preaching the Word if God, always remember that, it’s God who makes the ultimate transition to salvation. If a person can find salvation while drunk, through situations that God creates, that should humble us and reminds us that there is nothing we can do to make God relevant. He is self existing, the Omnipotent God.