21st February 2011
The Lord is saying. For
you it is a small thing to show me your faith in the everyday
things, but to me it means the world. For it is in these small
but significant moments when your heart turns to me and trusts
me that brings a hush to the citizens of heaven. Faith means
everything whilst you are walking upon the earth. It is the
power that works miracles and brings heaven to earth. It is
only the inhabitants of the earth that can display this faith
whilst all is contrary to that trust. In heaven there shall
be no more faith for there you shall know all things. There
shall be no reason for faith. Make the very most of these days
when you can believe in Me without seeing. For great is your
Jesus drank the bitter
In Numbers 5:12 -5:31 it lays down the way that the Jews were
supposed to find out whether a woman was guilty of adultery
when her husband felt jealous and suspicious of her. It seems
it was an ideal way of sorting out the unfortunate situation
for the husband, as if she was innocent or guilty it was made
very clear. Apparently the priest would give the woman a drink,
a mixture of bitter water and other things that held a curse.
If the water killed the woman she was guilty and if she flourished
she was innocent.
Of course we know that Jesus drank the bitter and all sins
can be forgiven, because of His death and suffering, and he
took the curse.
But what if someone is wrongfully accused and is totally innocent
of a crime. Jesus sometimes asks us to share in his sufferings.
When we are wrongfully accused, this should be seen as a great
opportunity to further the Kingdom of God and take ground from
When Jesus died, he was totally innocent of all crimes laid
against Him. He spoke not one word, but out of His own choice
took on the sins of mankind, crying "Forgive them Father,
for they know not what they do" He showed us the power
The result was devastating for the kingdom of darkness. Jesus
took from the devil the power of death and brought salvation
to the world. We too can devastate the kingdom of darkness and
share in the sufferings of Christ by not retaliating but forgiving
and loving. By this we pick up our cross daily and follow Jesus.
In this lays great power....
1Pe 3:9 - 1Pe 3:18 Not
rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise
that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain
his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:
Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue
it. For the eyes of the Lord [are] over the righteous, and his
ears [are open] unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord
[is] against them that do evil.
And who [is] he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that
which is good? But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake,
happy [are ye]: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and [be] ready always
to [give] an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of
the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you,
as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your
good conversation in Christ.
For [it is] better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer
for well doing, than for evil doing. For Christ also hath once
suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring
us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by