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
May God richly bless you today,
Volume 13, 2008