As part of our 3 month prayer focus – July -September I have attached some notes and scriptures to help us on our way.
Each week I will add some new thoughts, scriptures and testimonies
This week :
The picture is that of Smith Wigglesworth’s Bible. As you can see it is well annotated and used.
Note : if you double click on the picture you can see more detail of his highlighting of John 12 & 13.
Q: Does God intend us to be involved in Jesus’ ministry of healing and miracles?
A: From our perspective as a Church family we would obviously say YES!. Our problem is that we do not yet see all we believe for.
Lets start on our prayer and study journey together and discover how we can see this change to results that are more than we can ask or imagine.
Why did Jesus come?
1Jn 3:8(b)…the reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.
Question : What is the devil’s work?
What did Jesus do?
Ac 10:38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.
Just to be sure that we don’t think we have a different commission or equipping
Jn 20:21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”….
Sent in the same way and with the same commission, authority and power
Lets start our study this week with John 9 : The healing of the man born blind
- Read John chapter 9
Note : Do not simply read it through once…as though it is something you already know all about . Read it several times…feeding on the revealed truths.
- Pray for revelation.
- Meditate on this passage and ask God to open it up to you. Read each verse slowly and take it ALL in.
Note: Look at the chapter not simply as a story but imagine that you (yes YOU) are there – part of Jesus’ disciples group.
- Take note of the word in verse 4
As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me.
Notice the we : what significance does that have to us…to you?
In the Interlinear is say in rather old fashioned but powerful transliteration it say “it behoves us”
You’re included ….consider that….us – you and me….what are the consequences?
The next time you pray for someone, bring this picture and truth back to mind where you are one of the ‘we’ that Jesus spoke about.
You are part of the plan where you ARE one of the ones who “must do the works of Him”who sent Jesus” verse4