Posts made in October, 2016

A Divine Opening 2

A Divine Opening

Posted by on Oct 16, 2016 in Today's Teaching

TEXT: ‘One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see’ – John 9:25 THOUGHT: In a previous Today’s Teaching, this miracle was looked at in more depth.      http://www.recoveryministries.co.uk/parents-what-are-you-saying/ This teaching concentrates on four things that were opened. Opened Eyes It is very interesting to see Jesus doing the same miracle in different ways. Blind Bartimaeus received his sight as Jesus spoke to him. This man had clay smeared on his eyes and was told to go and wash it off in the pool of Siloam. John Chapter 8 gives an insight as to why Jesus did it this way. The Jews threatened to stone Jesus and another miracle would only aggravate things, so by the time the blind man returned with perfect eyesight, Jesus was long gone. To get your miracle it is so important to be obedient to God’s voice. This man could have argued with Jesus, “I want to be healed in the same way as Bartimaeus was. Why don’t you just speak out my healing?” Instead he allowed Jesus to do it His way and his obedience was rewarded with perfect sight! Opened Mouth This miracle produced a stir. First the crowd did not believe that this was the same blind man. New...

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The Poor have the Gospel preached to them 3

The Poor have the Gospel preached to them

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in Today's Teaching

TEXT: ‘Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them’ – Matthew 11:4-5 THOUGHT: I have just returned from Uganda, where the Missions Team conducted 3 conferences for Pastors and Leaders, held in areas not much dissimilar to the time of Jesus. People living in homes with no running water or electricity. Surviving as farming communities by trading in livestock, fruit and vegetables. Uganda has recently been badly affected by a nationwide drought, so it was good to see the rain fall at each venue. People, although having so little of this world’s goods, yet so hungry to hear the Word of God being taught, hour after hour. The Poor Financially – either due to being born into poverty or as a result of waste, as happened to the Prodigal Son (Luke 15). Physically – due to malnutrition, sickness and disease. Thank God, at each conference people testified to being healed by God’s power through the name of Jesus. Spiritually – Jesus said, ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven’ – Matthew 5:3. Ignorantly – ‘Because you say, “I...

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