Monday, February 11, 2013

Good news: Doctrines not needed

Being a Christian is a daily walk, and is not based on advancement. No Christians ever attain a certain level of seniority with the Lord that they don't need to choose to believe in Him in their daily decisions. If you think Pastors or Elders in the church just have it made or have special favors with our Savior and things happen automatically for them, think again. We all have the same Salvation and the Lord does not look at us based on who we are (Acts 10:34, Romans 2:11) but who we believe He is.

Hebrews 11 6Without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to him, for he who comes to God must believe that he exists, and that he is a rewarder of those who seek him. (WEB)

Thus, anyone who comes to Jesus can receive a miracle from Him (Matt 4:24, Matt 12:15). The receiver need not even need to become a Christian. If you look at the way Jesus healed multitudes who come to Him, you will notice He lays no conditions on them before or after the healing.  He has also hardly asked anyone to follow Him after their healing. He sets them free.

This is good news for all!
1) For the believer - you don't need years of preparation to receive your miracle. It is never a requirement. Just believe that God is good and receive. A one-day old Christian can receive as well as a more experienced Christian.

2) For the non-believer - as long as they come to Jesus, they can receive their miracle and they will be set free by the Lord after they receive their miracle. There is no requirement for them to become a believer. They get to (it is a privilege to follow the King) if they want to. 

No wonder sinners like Zacchaeus, woman with issue of blood for 12 years, sinner woman who wept at His feet can all receive their miracle during Jesus' time. But people who expect to recieve by religious seniority, the Pharisees and Sadducees, could not receive (Luke 5:17-26).

So there is not need to feel inferior to another brother and sister, thinking you did not read the bible, did not know as much etc. You have the same blood-bought right to receive. Just believe in God's kindness and receive! 

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