SATURDAY, MARCH 16
Scripture: Mark 1:38-45
Mark 1:38-45 says, “But He said to them, ‘Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because for this purpose I have come forth.’ And He was preaching in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and casting out demons. Now a leper came to Him, imploring Him, kneeling down to Him and saying to Him, ‘If You are willing, You can make me clean.’ Then Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, ‘I am willing; be cleansed.’ As soon as He had spoken, immediately the leprosy left him, and he was cleansed. And He strictly warned him and sent him away at once, and said to him, ‘See that you say nothing to anyone; but go your way, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing those things which Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.’ However, he went out and began to proclaim it freely, and to spread the matter, so that Jesus could no longer openly enter the city, but was outside in deserted places; and they came to Him from every direction.” We are following the revealed purpose of Christ and we see an example here of Christ destroying the works of the devil. He cast out demons and He healed the sick. Every time Jesus found a work of bondage, a work of sickness or disease He with compassion brought deliverance for the people who believed He was Messiah. Because we believe, we represent Him! He was the mouth of God, He was the heart of God, He was the hands of God. What is the purpose of the Sonship Gifts? That purpose is that you and I represent the Living Christ! We are His head, His hands, His heart, His compassion and health to His world. We are agents who are to overturn the works of the enemy. We are sons and daughters who are to represent our Father and bring His glory on the scene to challenge darkness and prevail. That is a priority, and that is our call. To be the head, heart and hands of Christ to people. We may say, I don’t feel like a preacher. The issue is, what is our purpose? What are we called to do? We are sons and daughters of the Almighty God, the Creator of all and He lives within us. God has a purpose for us. Are we really catching it? There is a serious call on the church to minister who Christ is and many prefer to think of that call only applying to people in full time ministry. Not true! It is for all saints! The Lord is trying to push our reset button. Will we let Him? It is time to advance toward maturity and shake off all that is hindering us from God’s best!