25th day – What happens when you manifest your faith?
“Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?”
But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do. Philip answered Him, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little.”
One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him, “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?”
Then Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.
And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted.
So when they were filled, He said to His disciples, “Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost.”
Therefore they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten.
Then those men, when they had seen the sign that Jesus did, said, “This is truly the Prophet who is to come into the world.”
Therefore when Jesus perceived that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him king, He departed again to the mountain by Himself alone.” (John 6:5-15)
There was a multiplication. Everyone knows this story. But I want to draw your attention to the following: The Lord Jesus asked Philip where to buy bread to feed such a crowd. First, He sees the needs of the people and then asks as He asked Philip, in the midst of the problem, where is the “bread”? The bread represents faith, which is what feeds us, motivates, renews us, and makes us get out of the state of accommodation to see the supernatural!
If I am going through a difficulty, health problem, family problem, or sentimental problem, who has to take action is me! How? Using my faith! This is what is going to “feed” me.
We cannot simply look at the situation, at the need, and remain indifferent.
Hear the Word of God, see what the Lord Jesus did when He multiplied the loaves of bread and fish for more than five thousand people, and this has to happen in our life.
” Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?”
In reality He asked this question to test Philip’s faith! And He saw that his faith was in a natural state. The same thing happens to everyone, when you are not in the Spirit, when you are not revolted against the problem. You see everything as being “normal”, you think that everyone goes through difficult situations everyone has problems. But when you believe you refuse to accept what for this world is acceptable.
“…One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him, “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?”
When Andrew referred to the boy, he asked, what are they among so many? All God needs is a little. And we all, no matter how “poor” we are, have something to give. That boy gave everything he had.
Before the Lord Jesus manifested His power in the multiplication, He had His disciples also take part in it. He wants you to participle of the miracles. He doesn’t only want you to “clap” for others who have received a miracle, but for you to use that faith, which is within you!
“But I’m afraid; I’m scared to believe, because I do not know what will become of me tomorrow… “. But, you have to let go of your fear!
Everyone is afraid at some point, but those who are dominated by it -which is the opposite of faith- loses out, and becomes frustrated.
When there is belief in God, especially you who are in the Church and has seen the testimonies, read blogs, read the posts on this Quarantine, have received the Word of God, it shows you all you have to do. Now, you cannot only be aware of it and say, “Oh, now I will change, I will see my change…” No! You have to remain until the end, until Jesus returns, manifesting the faith that is within you.
Even though what you have is “a little”, but it’s all you have, like that boy. Everything he had he gave!
God is not a God of confusion. He does not allow the miracle to happen when you’re going from one side to the other, anxious and worried, but when you know that the Lord Jesus will solve the problem, as He did in the multiplication.
“And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted. “
The Lord Jesus was thankful for the little He had … And you live murmuring about your life, “Oh this life, what little I have, this marriage or situation…” instead of “rolling up your sleeves” to resolve the situation! That is not faith, because when there is faith, there is action to resolve the issue just like the Lord Jesus did.
First, Jesus took the loaves and fish and gave thanks. He took what He had and distributed. And who participated along with Him in this distribution? His disciples. Jesus doesn’t do the miracle alone. We also have take part in it. We have to act!
I’m the one who has to see the need and give! For example: If I have to evangelize, counsel, or do anything for God, I cannot do it just to do it. My faith demands results!
When you evangelize, you cannot be ashamed to speak, like if you are talking about a “poor Jesus”. Like if He is in need and not the person you are talking to. As if you are doing Him a favor when it is exactly the opposite, they are in need! Often you are “down ” because you do not use the little that you have.
We do not need knowledge, but what God has done in our lives we have the right to transmit it to others!
When there is faith and belief in God, there is no murmurings, anxiety, hope that someone will change your life, instead you take on the problem and solve it causing the miracle!
“Therefore when Jesus perceived that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him king, He departed again to the mountain by Himself alone. “
Jesus did not need the people to proclaim Him king, but this is what so many seek- glory from others.
When I’m here with you, day after day, it’s only part of my life but, after that, I have my relationship with God.
This is part of my offering to God, I do not need the glory of this world, and you do not need either. The glory belongs to God!
If you happen to see a transformation in your life, something extraordinary, it is because the Holy Spirit that is upon me is reaching you because you have accepted it. But who has done this is the Lord Jesus.
Let it be clear that what I want for you is to become a disciple. To pass on what is happening inside of you! If you really are seeing wonders it’s because the glory of God is manifesting in your life. Do not stand there with your arms crossed conformed to what you have, but pass it onto others.
If you are humble, put your whole life on the Altar, all you have, without fear, doubt or thinking about tomorrow, but putting all your strength, you will not leave the same way ever again! Just like it happened to many others and me. Then God will multiply what you need, and not just solve your problems.
The God that I present to you is the One that will enable you to generate lives, multiply your faith and strength. You will have hatred against sin, against the kingdom of the devil, and revolutionize your family, country, city, wherever you are. God chose you to revolutionize, all you need is to believe, so this multiplication can occur!
Do not just look at yourself, but look at other people’s need, and perceive what you should give and present to God. Like the devil made you miserable, now you’re going to make him miserable!
No matter who it is, God wants to multiply through our life! He has ascended to heaven, and we are here today to accept, take possession of what happened with Him. We must rise up, and give the “little” that we have which will multiply!
This will be done! There will be a “multiplication” in your home; everyone will speak of Jesus by the same spirit that brought you life, testimony and revolution!
Those who believe will receive it!
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