Tuesday, October 20, 2009

He is the same!

I've often times wondered these questions, and while talking with my husband tonight about some people in our lives that have cancer- a beautiful 3 year old at our church, a 14 year old that my husband teaches, a mother in her 30's, I've started wondering these questions again. This is such a devastating disease!! Cancer is so horrible- so ugly!

But Jesus heals, right? I *know* He heals! I guess I just don't understand why so many people die everyday of cancer, why so many kids brought to grave so early and -stay- there.

The Bible talks about how the God I serve healed people with leporsy, made the blind SEE, the deaf HEAR, who raised people from the DEAD!

Why haven't I seen anyone raised from the dead? I honestly don't think I've ever prayed for that though. I have certainly prayed for someone with cancer to be healed- and they weren't.

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." Hebrews 13:8

Well, if Jesus Christ is the SAME- then He hasn't changed. It must be us!

Why is it that we haven't seen anyone raised from the dead? He's the same God!

Why is it that so many people die of cancer when they're surrounded by people who are praying for them? He's the same God!


I don't understand it!

"Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." Matthew 17:20


Do you have any idea how small a mustard see is? Surely my faith has to be bigger than a mustard seed! Right?

I know God has the bigger picture and He's in control, but He use to raise people from the dead all the time! People were always being healed!

Are we as christians just getting so lame, so lack in our faith that we're settling for "He has the bigger picture" mentality and just sitting around letting things happen? What if his bigger picture is to have someone raised from the dead? What if the bigger picture is for that 3 year olds tumor to be COMPLETELY removed?

When is the last time you asked the Lord for that?

"I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father." John 14:12

I want to see these things! We're not suppose to get dull in our walk with God, we're suppose to be doing GREATER things than what He did!

Anyways, just my thoughts and challenges!



Courtney said...

Our pastor recently attended a healing conference and he talked about it last Sunday. The testimonies are amazing. One of the speakers actually witnessed a 14yr old who had physical problems resulting in stunted growth(as in they were the size of a 5yr old)grow to full size over the course of 11 minutes. I seriously got goosebumps listening to him tell it. Our God is MIGHTY and we need to be hungry for miracles. The greatest miracle of all is of course that of salvation. Do we literally yearn for salvation, crying out to God to pour out His Spirit and bring the masses unto Himself? I know I don't like I should. I think that's huge. In reading the great commission(Mark 16:15-18)it states that signs WILL follow those who believe. First we must be diligent in preaching the Gospel and signs and miracles will accompany as the Gospel is preached. I'm believing for it!

The Deaf Guy said...

Hello, whoever. I feel like I am in your shoes in this place . I am deaf myself and know that God can heal me ,I am planning on going to mircale service soon ! Is deafness and blindness from God or Devil ?? Some people think that is God's will for me to be deaf and I should be satified with that. what about story in Luke 18:35-43, it is about blind beggar hear the crowd go by and he want to know what is going on and ask, and was told it is about Jesus. Then he shout for Jesus , THE CROWD TELL HIM TO SHUT UP , WHY ?? BUT he don't listen and kepp on shouting and then Jesus came to him and ask what he wants ,he answered ,I want to see ! and that is what he get ! Another verse that caught my attention is in John 9:3 ,the reason for this man's blindness is to so God can show himself. Another good verse Luke 11:14-22 the people in the crowd thought Jesus uses power from devil to cast out other demons , HUGH ! Jesus proved to them why it can't works ,as a kingdom cannot stand if it fights against itself. Ok now if Jesus heals the deaf then it must be from devil as he wont fight against himself. Those is what hits me. Thank you for wonder the same as I do about why we do not see more of God's wonders that Jesus had done , nowdays.