it’s 9:00 oclock.
Two reasons David was not destroyed October 2, 1992 AD:
Watchman Nee wrote — The Importance of Brokenness -o
Why is it that after many years of dealing some re- main the same? Some individuals have a forceful will; Some have strong emotions, others have a strong mind. Since the Lord is able to destroy these, why is it that after many years some are unchanged? We believe there are two reasons.
First, many who live in darkness, are not seeing the hand of God. While God is working, while God is destroying, they do not recognize it as being from Him. They are devoid of light, seeing only men apposing them. They imagine their environment is just too difficult, that their present circumstances are to blame. So they continue in darkness and despair may God give us a revelation to see what is from His Hand, that we mat kneel down and say to Him, “It is Thou, since it is Thou, I will accept.” At least we must recognize WHOSE hand it is that deals with us. Is not human hand, or family’s, not the brothers’ or sisters’ in te Church, but God‘s.
We need to learn how to kneel down and kiss the hand, love that hand that deals with us, even as Madame Guyon did. We must have this light to see that whatever the Lord has done, accept and believe; the Lord can do no wrong.
it is 9:33.33 AM
Only Jesus Can Heal You
As Jesus made His way through the throngs of people surrounding Him, He suddenly stopped and asked, “Who is the one who touched Me?”
Although it seemed obvious, His disciples answered that the crowds were pressing upon Him. But Jesus insisted, “Someone touched Me.” He was certain a particular person had touched Him, because at that moment, Divine Power had gone out of Him.
A woman stepped out of the crowd and confessed to Jesus that she had deliberately touched Him, and something wonderful had happened to her.
For twelve long years she had been suffering from an uncontrollable hemorrhage, year after year losing more blood. She had seen many physicians and spent all she had, but nothing helped. Then she heard about Jesus. Desperately making her way through the crowd, she came close to Him, believing that if she touched even the fringe of His garment, she would be healed. And when she touched Him, her flow of blood stopped. His divine power had been transfused into her. With tender lovingkindness, Jesus said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be well from your affliction.”
This story in the Bible portrays our real condition. We’re afflicted with a disease that inevitably issues in eternal death: the inward disease of sin. How much suffering and damage this sickness has caused us! Try as we might, we can’t get rid of it. Just like the woman in the story, the many “physicians” we resort to of philosophy, self-help programs, and other methods are ineffectual. We need Jesus to heal and save us.
In order to save us, God Himself became an approachable—even touchable—man, Jesus Christ. Jesus came to live among those sick with sin. Then He, the sinless One, died on the cross for our sins. The Bible says that Jesus’ redeeming death heals us of our affliction of sin.
Jesus also resurrected from the dead and became the life-giving Spirit to give us eternal life. As the Spirit, He’s available here and now, able to enter into and live in all who repent and believe in Him.
But merely hearing about Jesus or being in the crowd milling around Him won’t save you. Like the woman, you must come to Jesus in faith, believing in all He did for you. Your sins will be forgiven, and He will impart the His eternal life into you. You can touch Him in faith right now by praying this simple prayer:
“Lord Jesus, I need You. I’m a sinner. I believe in all You did for me on the cross. Thank You for dying for me to heal me of my sins. I receive You as my Savior. Come into me and give me Your eternal life. Amen.”
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