Friday, May 29, 2020
282.0. No exercise.
282.0 was a nice surprise. Holy Spirit is helping me keep control of “snacking” and over eating things that I should not. I don’t expect the loss of excess weight to be short and quick, but by GOD’s Grace I will gain the necessary discipline and consistency needed to make the proper progress.
Guitar practice saw some improvement. Another week or two and I should be ready to post the lesson piece Star Catcher.
Read Luke 5:12-15
There are two things here the religious of our day seem to regularly overlook. When the leper said to LORD Jesus, “If You will, You can make me clean.” LORD Jesus said, “I will,” and then did so. People seem to forget Holy Scripture tells us LORD Jesus only said what He heard our Father say, and only did what He heard our Father do. Holy Scripture records, “I Am LORD. I do not change,” and “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever,” and that LORD Jesus is no respecter of persons. It was the Will of Father GOD to heal then, and since He does not change, it is His Will to heal today. Since LORD Jesus healed yesterday, He also heals today. What LORD Jesus did for the leper who came to Him in faith and humility, LORD Jesus will do for us when we come to Him in faith and humility; He will heal us.
Also, LORD Jesus instructed (commanded) the leper to tell no man, but to honor the law and bring the sacrifices prescribed by The Law given through Moses as a witness to the priest of the local synagogue as a testimony to “them”. Notice, “priest” is singular, but the testimony was “to them”, plural. Those people, those religious people who taught only strict obedience to The Law and their traditions as they taught it were to be confronted by an act of the LOVE of GOD healing the leper through LORD Jesus. Often they did everything they could to tell people LORD Jesus was a fraud, that He didn’t heal by the power of GOD, and even worse; much like many religious teachers and sects (denominations) today.
LORD Jesus was The Perfect Holy Example of “Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.” Who are we to seek any less in our day, in our time, or in our lives? Almighty GOD does NOT change. HE WAS LOVE. HE IS LOVE. HE SHALL FOREVER BE LOVE. If sinful people such as we so greatly desire life, health, healing, wholeness, and peace for our children, how dare we ever accuse Almighty GOD WHO IS PERFECT LOVE of doing any less? Especially since He sent His Only Begotten Son, the LORD Jesus Christ, to Be The Perfect Sacrifice required by the Law so that ALL OF US could receive life, health, healing, wholeness, and peace. LORD Jesus has already paid the price for you, for me, and for everyone else. LORD GOD Almighty, make the Truth of life, healing, health, wholeness, and peace real to every one of us in LORD Jesus precious and wonderful Name I pray. Amen.