(KJV.) ACTS 3:6-8
(6) Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
(7) And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
(8) And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking and leaping, and praising God.
LET'S TOUCH AND AGREE!
Brethren, with believers faith in the name of Jesus Christ, plus the faith of any sick individual, there must be a deliverance when we pray for them: however, at times, believers pray for afflicted people, but nothing happens to their afflictions; why?; read on...
In the above text, Peter and John went together to the temple; there was a certain man lame from his mother's womb, who lay daily at the entrance of the church called Beautiful, begging for money from the worshippers; when Peter and John got there and was about to enter into the church, this certain lame man asked them for money; Peter and John staring at him, said, Look at us!; and he listened to them, looked forward to receive something from them; however, Peter said, "Silver and gold I do not have, but whatever I have, will give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.": first of all, Peter alert the lame man to look at his face in expectation for something good to happen; Peter got his attention, the lame man prepared his heart to receive positive things; therefore, they both were in one accord, the hearts and minds prepared synchronized for miracles; Peter to give, and the lame man to receive; secondly, though Peter had the anointing powers of the Holy Ghost, he knew that he cannot do anything without Jesus Christ name; for Jesus already told his disciples, that, "If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it."; therefore, Peter trusted in the name of Jesus to glorify himself through him; not only that, he gave the lame man a helping hand as well; Peter took him by his right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength; many times, though we have the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit within our innermost spirits, we feel reluctant to touch afflicted individuals, when we pray for them; for facts that, maybe their afflictions will affect our spirits; believers, this is not so, the moment we feel this way, we lack faith in Jesus Christ, what we believe and our prayers for the sick will not materialise, the afflicted will not receive a breakthrough: for Jesus said, And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. (Mark 16:17-18)"; therefore, let us not be afraid to lay hands on the afflicted, the power is in our sanctified, saved hands of lights.
The point of contact for miraculous works of Jesus Christ, is one accord; to touch and agree with one mindset, one faith, one spiritual embodiment; givers and the receivers of miracles, both sides have to believe that what needs to be done, is not by human imagination or self efforts, but that of Jesus Christ and withdraw from his power resources through faith in his righteousness; for example, Jesus healed the daughter of the centurion by word of mouth, because that was what the centurion believed, that Jesus was capable of doing without coming over to his house; refer to book of Mathew chapter 8:8: on the other hand, the woman afflicted with the issue of blood for twelve years, only touched the hem of Jesus garment and was instantly healed; that is what she believed would happen if she touched the hem of Jesus garments, her faith in Jesus made her whole again: refer to book of St. Mathew chapter 9:21: Jesus on the contrarily, felt power gone out of him to healed her: we can see that it is her faith in Jesus Christ, that healed her; therefore, no matter what our expectations are in Christendom, prayers or without prayers, faith is the key to perform miracles, signs and wonders in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior: when Jesus performs miracles through us, let us give him the glory, thank our Father; it is his works, we are his miracle working vessels; for the lame man, when he was healed by Peter, went into the church, walking, leaping and praising our Father for his mercies that never fails, but endures forevermore.
Dearly beloved, without faith it is impossible to please our Father, work the miracles of Jesus Christ: it is also easy to talk about faith, but when in difficulties; whereby one has to exercise greater faith to overcome negative situations, that is when we actually find it difficult to trust Jesus Christ, hang in there, persevere through our trails into victories; today, Jesus is saying to believers, have faith in me; pray in my name; touch and agree with me; that whatever your sufferings are, I overcame the world, to make you an overcomer; grant you victory, salvation, peace and joy forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Acts 3:16: And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.