Good afternoon. Happy weekend and God give you a weekend Blessing.
Continuing on our “SUPPORT THEORY” we discovered yesterday that true friendship is going all out for your friends. Go the distance, take the risk, break the roof, whatever you do, elevate your friend to your social status instead of abandoning him/her because of seemingly present predicament. The four friends of our inspiration broke the roof.
My concern today is not that they broke the roof, my concern is more on Jesus’ reaction to their action. Let’s read it again:
Mark 2: 1-5 (Msg) “After a few days, Jesus returned to Capernaum, and word got around that he was back home. A crowd gathered, jamming the entrance so no one could get in or out. He was teaching the Word. They brought a paraplegic to him, carried by four men. When they weren’t able to get in because of the crowd, they removed part of the roof and lowered the paraplegic on his stretcher. Impressed by their bold belief, Jesus said to the paraplegic, “Son, I forgive your sins.”
Jesus saw their faith and he was impressed by it. He was so impressed that He forgave the man even without the man confessing any of his sins or confessing Jesus as Lord. Jesus has always been all about the “KINGDOM” and “FAITH.” He preached more of the kingdom and faith than any other subject. He’s always turned on whenever He sees faith. He said to Peter, “…I’ve prayed for you so that you don’t lose your faith.” He said to the woman who came looking for healing-bread for her daughter “…Great is your faith” and same He said also to the man in authority who told Him to just speak the word only and his servant will be healed. Without this faith, God will not be pleased. Without it, God cannot be approached because whoever cometh to Him must have faith.
Let me end it this way, the best way to show true friendship is to join faith together with your friend. In a scenario where s/he has lost all their faith, be a faith booster to them. Some how I will start believing in myself when I see that you believe in me. I won’t give up easily when I see that you are not giving up on me. Believe with him or her!
* believe with your friend that she will carry her baby,
* believe with her that she will get married.
* Believe with him that he will clear his debts.
* Believe with him that the business will pick up.
* Believe with them that the trouble will come to an end.
Let me say one more thing, faith is not faith until it’s backed up with action. Faith without works is dead. Do not just believe with them, you’ve got to SHOW (ACT) it! Uncover the roof, that is a true sign of faith……..
Get ready! Today
– God will position people that will uncover the roof for your sake!
– Your faith will not disappoint you! and it will produce amazing results!
– People owing you will pay you today!
– What you’ve been expecting for 6 months now, will arrive today and great shall be your joy! (If you believe, you will testify)!
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