(KJV.) MARK 6:41
(41) And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.
Brethren, though believers have been called, chosen, anointed and appointed for purposes of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, it is our functionalities in his purposes that really
matters to him; if we are gifted but our gifts remain unchallenged within our innermost spirits, no human can benefit from them, gifts are for glorification of the giver, not to ourselves; have we ever asked ourselves why some people sing with angelic voices, while others roar like lions whenever they try to sing?: that is because they are not gifted in those areas, regardless there are other areas where they excel than others; therefore, let us not focus on other people gifts, be envious of one another, but rather find, sharpen and utilise our gifts for the benefit of others and shine as lights of the world of darkness: there are many souls walking on planet earth with anointing powers to raise the dead back to life, make the blind see and lepers walk again; but there are also millions of sick individuals on hospital beds in every part of the world; at one point in Apostle Paul's ministry, our Father used him mightily to points, that when handkerchiefs and aprons touch his body, diseases departed from the people, and evil spirits went out of them: but when the seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew and chief of the priests tried to cast out evil spirits in the name of Jesus; the evil spirit spoke with them, saying Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?, and the man possessed with the evil spirit leaped on them, and beat them,up mercilessly, overpowered them so that they run out of that house naked and wounded. refer to Acts chapter 19: the question is why were they beaten up by the same spirit they wanted to cast out?; it is because they were not anointed, gifted or have faith to cast out devils and were not prepared spiritually for the task, but saw other exorcists casting them out and wanted to do the same: therefore, let us not just copy what others do, we might not be good at what they do, but let us do our own thing, what we know how to do well, be better at what we know how to do; if we are anointed for purposes of Jesus Christ: let us ponder on these questions; what are we doing with our miraculous anointing powers and how do we know for sure if these powers are active?; it is by fastings, prayers and declarations of miracles, signs and wonders.
Another example, at certain time, the disciples could not cure a lunatic boy, but Jesus rebuked the devil, and he departed out of him; the disciples asked him why they could not cast him out; Jesus said unto them, because of your unbelief...nevertheless, this kind cannot go out but by prayer and fasting. (Matthew 1714-21); therefore, if we have received gifts of the Holy Spirit concealed within our innermost spirits, fastings and prayers, brings activation of gifts of the spirits and declarations manifest them; therefore, if we are anointed, given gifts of the Holy Spirit, we should be able to cast out devils and heal afflictions by faith in the righteousness of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; the question we need to ask ourselves is what are we doing with these gifts laying dormant within our innermost spirits?
In the above text, Jesus took only five loaves of bread and two fishes; the son of our Father, should right away multiply the food items to feed the multitude, but he did not do so, but rather looked up to heaven, prayed to our Father, because he knew that if he acknowledge his presence at the dinner table, he will not allow the enemy to interfere with his glorious manifestation; it is also a sign that our daily bread comes from him alone, he is our sustenance and we need to appreciate him for his providential mercies; after blessing the food, Jesus broke the loaves and gave them to his disciples to set before the five thousand men; as he broke the loaves the bread continue to multiply in his hands, the same ways the two fishes, and was shared among them all: as believers, we have the same spirit of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior within our innermost spirits; and can perform same miracles by faith; Jesus said to his disciple, "Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say to a mountain to be removed, and cast into the sea, it shall be done. refer to Matthew 21-21; therefore, let us be encouraged to exercise our faith on daily basis: in this lent season, let us once again suffer with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, fast, pray and receive fresh anointing oils of the resurrection powers of the Holy Spirit, go into the world of darkness, preach the gospel truth, work miracles signs and wonders in his name forevermore,
Dearly beloved, we are miracle working vessels, let us not waste our spiritual gifts: if we are called as singers; let us sing songs of praises to glorify our Father; as ushers, let us dedicate ourselves to usher souls into his presence; to prophesy, let us keep on prophesying true words of our Father, lead souls into his righteousness; as presidents, governors and senators, let us look up for our people, and not to our own self interests; as ministers and preachers of the gospel, let us preach the truthfulness of the gospel to lead souls out of ungodliness into righteousness, salvation and eternal lives, Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) 1 Samuel 9:13: As soon as ye be come into the city, ye shall straightway find him, before he go up to the high place to eat: for the people will not eat until he come, because he doth bless the sacrifice; and afterwards they eat that be bidden. Now therefore get you up; for about this time ye shall find him.