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The Corner

 

Dear Friends,

I heard a song recently by The Booth Brothers that really challenged me and I wanted to share what I got out of it with you. The song, “He Saw It All,” is about a man who was in town to do some business. While there, he heard a great commotion a couple streets down and a younger man came running from that direction and stopped to catch his breath. Naturally the guy was curious and asked, “What is happening?” The younger man replied that he was chasing a crippled man and wondered if the first man had seen him run past? The man said that he hadn’t seen anyone fitting that description and the younger man then told him that Jesus was down there and had just healed the crippled man, who got so excited that he had run home to tell his family the good news. The first man found it hard to believe that the crippled man could walk, let alone run home. The younger man replied that a mute man down the street had been healed and was now telling everyone within the sound of his voice the wonderful works of Jesus. The deaf girl is hearing the mute speak, and if he didn’t believe that, ask the blind man, he saw it all.

I mention this because when Jesus walked here on the earth, He operated in full power with a 100% success rate. This is something that I desire. Jesus said, “He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do.” (John 14:12) The only time the Bible records that Jesus was hindered was in His hometown because of the unbelief that was present. Jesus couldn’t overcome it and walked away. But if someone had just the tiniest ounce of faith, like the man who came up to Jesus and said, “…Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief,” that was something that Jesus could work with and that challenged me to give Jesus my unbelief. (Mark 9:24) If the crippled can run, the mute can talk, the deaf can hear and the blind can see, then what is impossible for God? Nothing!

This is what I want happening in my life and in our church. The fire started with Jesus, spread to his disciples and then spread out over the whole world. Satan has done much to quench the flame but that doesn’t mean we have to maintain the status quo.

We can change the world around us, all God needs is for you to be available and say, “LORD, USE ME!” Revival doesn’t start in the church but in the hearts of individual believers. When we are having a personal revival, it will be contagious and spread to those around us.

May God richly bless you today,

Charles Thorell


Volume 13, 2008