Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Mind blowing

First...if you get a chance watch Beth Moore on LIFE TODAY...today. It may also be called the James and Betty Robinson program or show.
She is on every Wednesday teaching.
Need a good WORD?
An exciting, truthful word?
A mind blowing, knock your socks off word?
HOLD ON!
A WORD is on it way!



I wanted to share this devotional this morning because parts of it opened my eyes in a new way to some old truths. This truth would flip the world upside down if it truly sinks into our spirits as TRUTH.
Meditate on these truths today! See if they don't put a bounce in your step!

Greater Works Shall You Do
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2, by Os Hillman
01-30-2008

"Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know." (Acts 2:22)

Jesus did all of His miracles as a man, not as God. Let that sink in. This is a profound truth that has major implications for you and me. It changes everything.

Pastor Bill Johnson writes: "Jesus could not heal the sick. Neither could He deliver the tormented from demons or raise the dead. To believe otherwise is to ignore what Jesus said about Himself, and more importantly, to miss the purpose of His self-imposed restriction to live as a man.

Jesus said of Himself: "I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does (John 5:19-20)." In the Greek language the word 'nothing' has a unique meaning -- it means NOTHING. Just like it does in English! He had NO supernatural capabilities whatsoever!

While He is 100 percent God, He chose to live with the same limitations that man would face once He was redeemed. He made that point over and over again. Jesus became the model for all who would embrace the invitation to invade the impossible in His name. He performed miracles, wonders, and signs, as a man in right relationship to God... not as God.

If He performed miracles because He was God, then they would be unattainable for us. But if He did them as a man, I am responsible to pursue His lifestyle. Recapturing this simple truth changes everything... and makes possible a full restoration of the ministry of Jesus in His Church. "[1]

Jesus said you and I will do even greater works than He did. "I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father." (John 14:12-13)

The question for each of us is, "How dependent and obedient to the Holy Spirit are we so we can experience this same power?"


Does that make your spirit man jump? It should! Good goobly goo (my excitement expression) that makes my blood pressure spike. And in a good way! GREATER THINGS \o/!

What have we been missing out on? What has the world been missing out on because the body of Christ is lost in the haze of this world? Girls, it is time for us to rise up! We don't have to wait on our men. Yes, lets pray for them. But when we stand before God-He is going to hold us accountable just for the relationship that we had with Him and what we did for Him. We are His hands and His feet.

Is Jesus moving?

13 comments:

Mary said...

Sharon,

A powerful post today and yes, we are going to stand alone before God and be accountable to Him. We Sisters need to march against satan. We are mighty warriors of God.

Thanks for the inspiration and beautiful devotion.

Blessings,
Mary

MelanieJoy said...

You have me excited about going home today and watching my taped Wed. with Beth taping! Heck I'm just ready to go home hahahehe

Debrand said...

Amen!

freetofly said...

Great post. Much to think about.

Thanks, Sharon!

Patty said...

What a powerful lesson! I think I will sit and chew on this for awhile! Thank you so much for sharing this today!

luvmy4sons said...

Hmmmm...I need to needle this one. Hmmmm...You always get me thinking.

Denise said...

He did everything,,, everything as a man.... He was always led by the Holy Spirit ..... When He went back to the Father He sent Holy Spirit back to the body... so that WE too could be led...... Oh if we would just listen to the spirit within us and be obedient to that voice ........ Great Post.... great inspiration...

Edge of Design said...

Let's not lose sight as to who the true teacher is. The Holy Spirit. He loves, leads and guides us into all truth because He loves us.

Thanks for the devotion this morning and the link from yesterday.

Denise said...

Thanks for being such a sweet inspiration in my life, love you.

Nicki said...

Oh girl......your words moved me. Made me wanna stand up and shout!!

Cindy said...

I heard Beth today; loved it!!

Melanie said...

Good Goobly Goo!! This was an exciting post.

try2bAsunbeam said...

The verse that says I will do greater things than Him always gets me thinking. I wonder to myself, what could little ol' me possibly do that is greater than what He did??
I'm serious.
He laid down His life, not only for His friends, but really for His enemies as well... That is an uncomprehendablly awesome thing...He healed people, He loved purely, He did everything with the right motives...now, how can I compare? What is it that I do that is so great in comparison?

(you always get me thinkin', girl)
Becca