Sunday, May 14, 2017

Wrong Expectations

John 14:12 NKJV
Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.

Mark 16:17-18 NKJV
And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they[a] will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.

Most people live life expecting bad things to happen. They expect to get sick. They expect to grow old and weak and feeble. Sure, they can buy insurance policies to make sure that when they're older they can be taken care of in a nursing home. They just expect things to happen to them because they belief that it's part of life.

The same people pray for healing. They pray for circumstances to change. They believe God can do it, but He needs a little nudge from them. They truly believe He hears everyone's prayers and that He'll answer them yes, not now, or no. They would like to expect, but instead just hope and accept what the medical profession has to say.

We should walk through this life with expectation. But the expectation revolves around what Jesus already did for us at the cross. Yes, we will grow older. But we should expect to stay healthy. When it's time for us to leave this earth and graduate into heaven, we will go because it's time for us to leave this body. Not because we get sick and lie in a hospital bed expecting man to heal us, to fix us.

When we received Jesus as our Lord and Savior we became born-again. His word tells us that He abides in us and we in Him. We are joined together in an unimaginable intimacy. Father God loves us with an unconditional love. We are a brand new creature saved by grace and walk fourth daily covered by the blood of Jesus.

We should expect the impossible because with our God nothing is impossible. We should expect the miraculous. Our bodies are a holy temple containing the kingdom of God for Jesus abides in us. He took away all our sins and has forgiven us forevermore and removed sickness and infirmity and all curses so we can live abundantly while we are on this earth. We are an example to others as to what it's like to live as Christ.

So expect the impossible. Expect the miraculous. Expect Jesus to work through your hands and speak through your mouth touching those around you each day. Thank you Jesus.

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