2 Corinthians 5:18,20 – “And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ.”
JUST AS AMBASSADORS OF THE UNITED STATES HAVE AN INCOME BASED ON THE STANDARD OF LIVING OF THIS NATION REGARDLESS OF WHAT NATION THEY SERVE IN, SO ALSO AMBASSADORS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD LIVE ACCORDING TO THE ECONOMY OF HEAVEN, THOUGH THEY ARE STILL ON EARTH. ALL OF OUR KING’S RESOURCES ARE AT OUR DISPOSAL TO CARRY OUT HIS WILL. THAT IS HOW JESUS COULD SPEAK OF THE CAREFREE LIFE.
Matthew 6:26 – “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they.”
Mark 5:22-24 – “And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw Jesus, he fell at His feet, and besought Him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live. And Jesus went with Him.”
JAIRUS IS SO DOGGEDLY DETERMINED TO GET TO JESUS THAT HE FIGHTS HIS WAY THROUGH THE CROWD AND CLEARS OUT ENOUGH ROOM TO FALL AT JESUS’ FEET. HE’S MADE A DECISION — AND WHEN HE GETS TO JESUS, HE SAYS EXACTLY WHAT IT IS: LAY YOUR HANDS ON HER AND SHE SHALL LIVE.
IN A CROWD OF LITERALLY THOUSANDS, THE FAITH DECISION OF ONE MAN IS DIRECTING THE ACTIONS OF JESUS.
IF I AM SITTING AROUND WAITING FOR JESUS TO DECIDE TO HEAL ME …..FOR JESUS TO DECIDE TO HELP ME……. FOR JESUS TO DECIDE TO PROSPER ME AND GIVE ME VICTORY…. I AM IN FOR A LONG WAIT. BECAUSE THAT’S NOT JESUS’ DECISION — IT’S MINE.
Hebrews 3:7 – “Wherefore, even as the Holy Spirit says, TODAY, if you shall hear His voice, harden not your hearts.”
The Holy spirit says, TODAY. What does this mean?
God is the Eternal One. With Him there is no yesterday or tomorrow; what we call past and future are with Him an ever-present NOW. His life is an ever-blessed, never-ending TODAY.
Even as the Holy Spirit says TODAY, satan’s word is ever “TOMORROW, God’s demand is too great for TODAY.”
The Holy Spirit says, TODAY! That means that He who is the mighty power of God is Himself ready to work in us the CALLING He has on our individual life and asks; it is He who is each moment pleading for immediate surrender, for a present trust, because He bears with him the power of a present salvation.
TODAY, this very moment, the wondrous love of God is for me — it is even now waiting to be poured out into my heart.
TODAY, all that Christ has done, and is now doing in heaven, and is able to do within me — this very day — it is within my reach.
TODAY, the Holy Spirit, is within me — sufficient for every need, equal to every emergency.
With every prayer I breathe, and every longing that rules in my heart, there is the Spirit of promise whispering, TODAY!
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY