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July 27, 2015

Luke 7:18-23

18 The disciples of John the Baptist told John about everything Jesus was doing. So John called for two of his disciples, 19 and he sent them to the Lord to ask him, “Are you the Messiah we’ve been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else?”

20 John’s two disciples found Jesus and said to him, “John the Baptist sent us to ask, ‘Are you the Messiah we’ve been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else?’”

21 At that very time, Jesus cured many people of their diseases, illnesses, and evil spirits, and he restored sight to many who were blind. 22 Then he told John’s disciples, “Go back to John and tell him what you have seen and heard—the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, and the Good News is being preached to the poor. 23 And tell him, ‘God blesses those who do not turn away because of me.’”

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Seven centuries before the birth of Jesus, John the Baptist was prophesied about. (Isaiah 40:1-5,9)

John the Baptist had one mission: Prepare the way of the Lord.

However this story takes a major twist, John the Baptist finds himself in prison. Although he was a prophet, spoken of, sent and gifted with a thriving ministry, he was still human.

Wrestling with doubt, fear and a myriad of all other emotions; John is wondering if this Jesus is the promised messiah.

What happened?

Simple, he lost his focus.

Check out Jesus’ answer in verse 22-23. Jesus does not even answer the question, why? Rather than try to persuade John, He tells him to just remember the fruit of this ministry. Remember the things you have seen and heard.

This is perfectly relevant for us today! This is the answer some of you may be looking for.

Although we cannot see Jesus walking the streets of Galilee, raising the dead and healing the sick; we have His Word. God’s Word is filled with promises for our lives. Promises that have been fulfilled and promises yet to be fulfilled.

We must wait on the Lord. God is always working behind the scenes of every situation in your life.

Keep your focus on Jesus, do not be offended because you feel alone, or like God is not answering your prayers. The Bible promises that every tear is collected, every prayer is heard. Wait on the Lord!

When we learn to wait, we lean closer to Him, we hunger for Him, realizing our desperate need for Him and Him alone. Nothing else will satisfy that hole in your heart but Jesus Christ the Savior of the World.

He wants you to learn this. Trust in His time. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. 

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  1. Mike Sands permalink

    Amen!!!

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