Saturday, August 20, 2016

DAILY BREAD OF LIFE

Thomas A Kempis:



(KJV.)  ST. MARK 7:26-28


(26)  The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he world cast forth the devil out of her daughter. (27)  But Jesus said unto her,  Let the children first be filled:  for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs.
(28)  And she answered and said unto him,  Yes, Lord:  yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.



FAITH WITHOUT WAVERING



Brethren, referencing the above text,  Jesus went to borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into a house, that no one should notice his presence;  guess what? his glory cannot be hidden, cf. Matthew 5:15;  therefore, a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, came and fell at his feet:  believers, as lights of this world; let us mind our works, be careful of what we do, our actions and behaviors should always reflect as believers in the righteousness of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior:  For no matter where we are, day or night times;  believe it or not, our works, shall be revealed, and known abroad:  for nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest;  neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad. cf. Luke 8:17;  therefore, let us do good works, behave appropriately regardless of where we are, that others may perceive, and give glory to Jesus Christ for his mighty works in our lives.

The woman who came to Jesus for help, was a Greek, a gentile from a Syrophenician nation; Syrian by dialect, but Phoenician by race and Phoenicians were descendants of the Canaanites, that made her a Canaanite; and it is an abomination for Jews to co-mingle with the Canaanites, (Genesis 24:3); therefore, that might be the reason why Jesus said;  Let the children first be filled: but who are these children Jesus was talking about?  of course, they are his followers, those who were listening to his teachings: Jesus went on to say, it is not meet to take the children's bread, and cast it unto the dogs: he spoke in an analogy, in other words, for the woman to know that it was inappropriate for him to stop feeding the children with his bread of life, use their sustenance to do otherwise;  however, the woman had faith in Jesus, that he can heal her lunatic daughter, therefore, she answered,  Yes, Lord:  yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs: this is faith without wavering,  Jesus, said to her, For this saying, go thy way;  the devil is gone out of thy daughter. (29)  hear what happened, when she went back to her house, she found out that the devil was gone out of her daughter and laid upon the bed: (30);  therefore,  regardless of what may be going on negatively in our lives today, let us have faith without waverings, the Greek woman was not a follower of Jesus, and could have given up her request for Jesus to heal her daughter, walked away from the scene;  however, she did not do so, rather was persistent, and her faith in Jesus, healed her daughter from an unclean spirit, more or less a Christian believers, words of miracles, signs and wonders are within our innermost spirits, we can declare and decree things into existence, and they shall be done in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.  


CONCLUSION:


Dearly beloved, when we pray, submit our petitions before the throne of grace;  oftentimes, prayers are answered momentarily;  however, at times, there may be unforeseen obstacles and hindrances from the world of darkness to delay, counteract manifestations of prayers: cf. Daniel 10:12-13; in a subjective way, whether our prayers are answered right away or put on prayer shelves, waiting for answers, no one really knows for sure, it is in our Father's own perspectives;  therefore, if answers to prayers tarry, let us not worry, have anxieties, but trust in Jesus Christ, wait for manifestations; have faith without wavering!  Amen and Amen!  

QUOTE OF THE DAY:


(KJV.)  Matthew 7:6  Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.


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