From Death to Life - Tuesday, December 18th 2012
1 Corinthians 12:9
"to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit,"
What do you think about when you hear the words "healing" or "miracle"? Depending on how you grew up, these words may spark memories. Some may remember charismatic services involving miraculous signs and wonders while others may simply reject the notion that they even occur today. Regardless of what we have seen or heard, we must always remember to ask the question, "What does the Bible say?" You see friend, what we believe is not dependent on our opinion or upbringing, but fully relies on what God has revealed to us through His Word.
As we look into the perfect Word of the Lord, we see that He has given us His Spirit to help spread the Gospel and minister to one another. In 1 Corinthians 12, we see that Paul clearly states that the Holy Spirit can empower us with the gift of healings and miracles. While these can refer to many things, we must understand that we have the chance to be part of one of the greatest healings of all time. What is that you ask? Simply put, it's the dead coming to life. When we tell others the Gospel and they respond, they go from death to life, from condemnation to forgiveness, from being a child of the adversary to a child of the living God. Friend, maybe you've never experienced that supernatural healing. God desires to forgive your sins and make you new. All you have to do is come to Him. Are you ready for healing?
Life Lesson: God still heals. He heals us spiritually, physically and emotionally.
I know that I have done wrong in my life and I ask that You forgive me. Lord, I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sins and that He rose again. I come to You today and ask that You would create in me a clean heart and make me new. Fill me with Your Spirit and help me to walk with You every day of my life. I love You Lord. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
Cross the Bridge
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