|Posted on January 3, 2018 at 12:45 AM||comments (0)|
What do you think of when someone says wholeness? Many of us shift our focus to matters of health, sickness, injury or death. Wholeness, however is so much more than that. Wholeness correlates to us body, soul and spirit. It is living in such a way that all facets and aspects of our lives are interrelated in a health-giving, sound and resilient way.
God wants us to be whole! Even in our breaking he restores us to a whole state. The Book of 1st Thessalonians, chapter 5 verse 3, shows the Apostle Paul prayed "May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ"
Gods has purposed for us to be Whole, never fragmented or diminished! John 1:12 But to all who did recieve him, believed on his name, he gave them the right to become children of God. Isaiah 61:1-3 The spirit of the Soveregin Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release darkness from prisoners. 2. To proclaim the year of the LORD's Favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, 3 and provide for those who greive in Zion- to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning and a garment of praise instead of the spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for display of his splendor.
Did you know that God wants to show you off! Jesus came to do a work in you and then put you on display for all the world to see. You are america's next top model!
JESUS IS SPEAKING TO YOUR BROKNESS AND HE HAS COME TO MAKE YOU WHOLE!
- The broken hearted
- The captives
- Those in dark places
- Prisioner of sin and alike
- Mourning and grieving
You may find yourself in one of these places, Physically, Emotionally, Mentally and or Spriutally, but Christ says that he has come to change that. The scripture says He will take our unrighteousness and make us solid oaks of righteousness and we would be a planting of the Lord and display His splendor. It is the anointing that destorys the yolks and he is the Anointed One and He can change you, heal you and deliver you. He is able to transform you and take your heavy heart and fill it will joy.
Jesus is willing and ready to make us whole! If you want to be whole cry out to Him, "Lord, make me whole!"
|Posted on July 8, 2017 at 9:25 PM||comments (0)|
I would like to share with you a recent thought that the Lord brought by on what it means to be made whole. First of all, I would like to define the word “whole”. Some definitions from the dictionary are: free of wound or injury (unhurt), recovered from a wound or injury (restored), free of defect or impairment, having all of its proper parts (complete). A synonym for whole is “perfect”. If I could physically demonstrate to you something that is not whole, I would present to you a vase that has been shattered into many pieces or perhaps a puzzle that is missing one piece. Both of these examples have no value or use because they are broken or incomplete. People are just like this. All of us are incomplete and some of us are like the vase. Our lives have been torn into many pieces by sickness, death, trauma, depression, violence, addictions, or some other great trouble. But there is a remedy, a balm in Gilead that can be found. His name is Jesus. Every human person is incomplete without Jesus in their life. No matter if everything in life has been good for you; there is still an empty void in your life. The reason is that you were created to fellowship with God but when sin entered into the heart of man, he was separated from God. The only way man can be reconciled back to God is through God’s Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus paid the sin debt for mankind on the cross of Calvary. He made a way that man can be restored or made “whole”. I have heard so many testimonies over the years from Christians that talk of how different their lives were after they accepted Jesus Christ. I have heard some say that the sun shone brighter, the grass was greener, and their heart was full of love instead of hatred. Some just said they felt a deep settled peace enter their heart. Here are some scriptures that demonstrate the miracle of being made whole by Jesus:
“But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.”
“And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment; and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.”
“And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.”
Please notice some important truths about being made whole. When God saves your soul, you are made whole that very instant, that very hour. God’s salvation is a gift. You don’t have to do something more or different. God’s salvation is given to you freely and fully the moment you accept Jesus as your Savior. There is spiritually growth that can be had after you are saved but you are made “whole” the moment that God saves your soul.
When God saves your soul, the salvation he gives you is “perfect”. It is not of man’s righteousness that you are saved but of the righteousness of Jesus. This is why salvation is eternal. It is not dependent on man and his goodness or his works but it is provided by the supreme sacrifice that Jesus made on Calvary. What God does, he does well. The scripture didn’t say that these people were just partially made whole and that it would only be good for so many days or months. It said they were made perfectly whole.
The next scripture I want to read is John 5:6: “When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?”
This is the question I want to ask you today? Have you been made whole? If not, do you want to be made whole? Like the crippled man in this scripture, have you been on life’s journey a long time but your life is empty and void? Then now is the time for you to call on Jesus and ask him to make your life whole. And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked.