Bread of Life Devotionals
THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.
Topic: MAKE YOUR FAITH VISIBLE
Date: Thursday, January 21st, 2021
Bible Reading: Mark 2:1-5
📖1….”And again he entered into Capernaum, after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house.
📖2….And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them.
📖3….And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four.
📖4….And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay.
📖5….When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.”
🔥There are so many principles in the Christian life that are yet to be acceptably practised because they are not totally understood. Hence each time Jesus does a work in the Bible, a principle is more clearly elucidated. The event in Mark 2:5, opened our eyes to another level of faith. The practical aspect, which also made clearer the picture of Hebrews 11:1, where the Bible says faith is a substance and an evidence. Before faith can be a substance and an evidence, it must have developed into a physical thing; not just a principle any longer. Just like a fetus in the womb grows from the liquid state to the solid state, so faith ought to be.
🔥🔥It was after the faith of the apostles had grown into physical, that it could touch, hear, see, and even handle the word of life in 1 John 1:1. Faith is not something to be talked about, but something that must be demonstrated in the way we live. If you don’t live faith, you don’t have it. If it doesn’t exist in practical terms, God has not created it in the spirit. If you ask James, he will tell you in chapter 2:18 that, show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. It is impossible to show faith by theory without practical.
🔥🔥🔥When a man’s faith which starts as an abstract noun becomes a proper, physical, and touchable noun, it then attracts God’s attention. The four men’s faith in Mk 2:1-5, broke the roof top and lowered a man sick of the palsy into the presence of Jesus. Thus he was healed. And the Scripture says in verse five that he was healed because JESUS SAW THEIR FAITH. How can we believe in God through Jesus, yet we don’t demonstrate Jesus? Jesus is our Faith. The substance and evidence of the Jews’ hope since Genesis 3:15. For Jesus to see our faith, it must be applied upon a seemingly impossible circumstance that only Jesus can surmount…Lk 5:19. Child of God, that your expectation will come to pass today if you trust God through Jesus as our visible faith.
🙏Help me Father, to grow my faith above elementary level, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏O Lord, as those four men in Mark 2:1-5 devised a way to make their faith seen by Jesus, let my faith be seen by you always in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏My father my father, help me always to live a life that manifests my faith, in Jesus’ name.
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