Laughing Jesus

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“These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.” says Jesus in John 15:11 (NKJV)

Have you all seen any pictures of Jesus like this? It always kind of strikes me because I grew up being fearful of an austere God. But preachers say God is not mad at us.  Someone asked me, is this when Jesus healed that little girl?  What do you think?

“When He came in, He said to them, “Why make this commotion and weep? The child is not dead, but sleeping.” And they ridiculed Him. But when He had put them all outside, He took the father and the mother of the child, and those who were with Him, and entered where the child was lying.

“The He took the child by the hand, and said to her, ‘Talitha, cumi,’ which is translated, ‘Little girl, I say to you, arise.’

“Immediately the girl arose and walked, for she was twelve years of age. And they were overcome with great amazement.”                                          Mark 5:39-42

The young woman who recently lost her life is with this smiling Jesus, right now.

 

Jesus Is Not Offended

Are you?

“Now John answered Him, saying, “Teacher, we saw someone who does not follow us casting out demons in Your name, and we forbade him because he does not follow us.”

“39 But Jesus said, “Do not forbid him, for no one who works a miracle in My name can soon afterward speak evil of Me. 40 For he who is not against us is on our side. 41 For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink in My name, because you belong to Christ, assuredly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.”   Mark 9:38-41 (NKJV)

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If you’re offended that people are going to a different church than yours; or think they’re only going because of free food or slick marketing, you need to pray for them. And ask yourself if you’re in competition.  It could be those people are after the Holy Spirit.

 

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“And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.” Exodus 15:26 (KJV)

I highly recommend the Healing Rooms wherever you live. Cal Pierce taught Healing Room Training that I was blessed to attend. I’ve also been to several Healing Rooms over the years. The churches allow Healing Rooms to use their space, but have no authority over them. It’s God Who heals the mind, body and soul, not religion or church building.

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“Then great multitudes came to Him, having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others; and they laid them down at Jesus’ feet, and He healed them.” Matthew 15:30

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One This Rock I Build My Church

And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”

Jesus speaking to Peter in Matthew 16:18 (NKJV)

Thank You, Father God, You rock! You gave me a divine appointment to witness to this boy and his mom about who he is in You, O Lord, with this verse. You get all the glory, Lord, we just get to watch. From You are all things and to You are all things, You deserve the glory.

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Boundaries, Again

“But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.” Jesus in Matthew 18:16-17 (KJV)

God has boundaries, so should you.  He doesn’t let people walk all over Him.  If they’re unrepentant, unremorseful, treat him like an unbeliever.  Paraphrased from Leslie Varnick, Christian author, youtube videos.

 

Something To Be Grateful For

“We all have something to be grateful for,” said the cement worker, creating a new sidewalk.

Jesus teaches in Matthew 6

“And why are ye anxious concerning raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: 29 yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.”  verses 28-29

“For after all these things do the Gentiles seek; for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33 But seek ye first His kingdom, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”  verses 32-33

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The Lord Has Kept Me Alive

“And now, behold, the Lord has kept me alive, as He said, these forty-five years, ever since the Lord spoke this word to Moses while Israel wandered in the wilderness; and now, here I am this day, eighty-five years old.” Caleb says to Joshua 14:10 (NKJV)

No one will stand in your way when God has made a way. You are a son or daughter of He Who rules the universe! Amen. Though others meant evil toward you, God means to for good (Gen 50:20).

Psalm 41:2, “The LORD will protect him and keep him alive, And he shall be called blessed upon the earth; And do not give him over to the desire of his enemies.”

 

The Lord Avenges

Finally then, brethren, we urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus that you should abound more and more, just as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God; for you know what commandments we gave you through the Lord Jesus.

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified. For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness. Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit.” 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8

“Behold, all those who were incensed against you
Shall be ashamed and disgraced;
They shall be as nothing,
And those who strive with you shall perish.” Isaiah 41:11

Praise You Father God! You always have our backs.  Thank You that even when liars are at the door, You’ll make our paths straight who follow and obey You.

Miracles Abound

“Ask and it will be given to you,” says Jesus in Matthew 7:7

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21

“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

Dear Lord Jesus, we won’t hold You back from performing what You say.  Anything’s possible with You, Lord.

I’ve been prophesied over where God says, “you’re not thinking big enough, you’re not asking enough.”