Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Ministering Like Jesus Did

 This message was brought at our Praying Over our City Meeting 

Put on the Lord Jesus Christ

Ministering Like Jesus did                                     Hazel Moon       07/11/2018

John 5:19 -20  Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father do: for what things so ever he does, these also does the Son likewise.  For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all things that himself is doing: and he will show him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.

You may have seen or even owned one of those bracelets that say WWJD - - "What Would Jesus Do?"  The idea is; in every situation to ask yourself, What would Jesus do?

Jesus could not be here today in the flesh, so instead  - - He sent me.  Do you realize that every day, Jesus sends YOU out there instead of Himself?  You are not just a representative of Jesus nor are you His ambassador, but you are acting in his stead with His power of Attorney. 

These past weeks, I have had visitations from Jesus many times, and they all looked like family and fellow Christian believers.  Some sent messages, like the Holy Spirit does, with blessings and encouragement.  Others brought food, like Jesus would feed those who were not able to help themselves at the moment.  Some brought communion and a lovely foot massage. I am reminded that Jesus washed the feet of his disciples as an example for us.  We are to serve one another as Jesus would do.

When you hold a glove in your hand, it does not do anything in particular except just be there, but when you slip your hand inside, the glove becomes alive and can do mighty works.  The glove by it's self reminds us of the "Flesh," but when Jesus takes over; it becomes supernatural.  That is the way it is when we have met Jesus in the secret place and he fills our being so full of himself, that He is the one doing the sharing, the teaching, giving out a cup of cold water, and feeding the hungry.

Romans 13:14   But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.

Jesus continually told his followers, I can do nothing by myself, but I must depend on hearing and seeing what my Father is planning, and then I must do what He is revealing to me.

As we pray over our City our State and our Nation, may we pray like Jesus would pray.  May our hearts be filled with compassion for the lost and dying, and those suffering in their various troubles. 

Allow your verbal prayers to be sound waves that will vibrate the atmosphere and change lives in our city.  God created this world with words that moves mountains, water, dirt and atoms. 

Our verbal prayers will shake this city and allow the Holy Spirit to penetrate the hard hearts that need to be softened.

Jesus moaned, wept, shouted, and whispered, to reach out and effect change, and so must we do likewise. 

How Would Jesus Pray over our City?  How would he minister?  Look around and also look in the mirror and you will see Jesus doing what He does best - -  He is bringing Hope where there seems to be none and showing Love that has been lost to many.

1 comment:

Floyd Chaplin said...

Good point about all of us who are called to be the hands and heart of Christ.

And I love that point about the glove!

Much wisdom here, sister.