I am your host Christina Farris coming live from turtle30cshell.com Today is April 16, 2016. Today I remember my grandfather who passed away when I was thirteen and it has been over 30 years ago. He was a man that suffered for many years with debilating disease called Parkinsons. Today Parkinson is still not curable but more treatable then it was way back then. I talking about my own healing and wonder why did my grandfather suffer or anyone for that matter. Why not these miraculous cures in scripture, when I think of my own pain being delivered by God. All I know is God used healing for a purpose and if nothing more but to glorify his name. Today message is entitled.
The Very Rocks Will Cry Out
Actually that saying comes from a verse in Luke and not Mark, but important to take note that as Christ made his triumphal entry into Jerusalem before his death, he told the priest that the stones would cry out if the people did not praise him. All nature praises his name. From the dandilions that lift their heads up, to the mountaintops standing glorious before His throne in heaven. Yet Christ is talking about the shaking of the earth at the time of his death to come. Until the time of the crucifixion through Israel the word about Jesus was spread, telling about the miracles he performed. Today we read another passage about healing that took place and the results of that healing.
Mark 1:40-45 KJV
(40) And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
(41) And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.
(42) And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.
(43) And he straitly charged him, and forthwith sent him away;
(44) And saith unto him, See thou say nothing to any man: but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
(45) But he went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze abroad the matter, insomuch that Jesus could no more openly enter into the city, but was without in desert places: and they came to him from every quarter.
A man came bowing at the foot of Jesus. The first bowing besides the wise men perhaps. Yet he was not told not to bow, but Jesus istead reach out and touched him. Jesus has compassion for the sick, the blind, the deaf, and the lame, especially when he walked the earth. Jesus spit in the mud and rubbed putting it on the eyes of the blind, and others he just simply touched and they were healed. The man was healed by a simple touch. A simple touch that would send this man spreading the word he was healed.
I tell the truth one that has had a miracle happen can not stop telling the story so easily. I was silent at first of my healing. Then I could not stop telling the story of no pain. This man that received healing could not obey Jesus because he been sick with leprosy. Jesus warned him not to talk, but he did anyway. Yet when Jesus road in to Jerusalem he tells the Pharisees not to quiet the crowd, let them rejoice. The man with leprosy was not the only one told to be silent. One might wonder what purpose would be keeping silent be. It was simply not Jesus time to die. Everyone spreading the word about healing causes a stir and a crowd. One so large the religious and legal leaders came out ot investigate. If it got back to Rome, it would be consider a possible uprising for no one would believe the stories of healing without proof.
Do you think the government would allow someone who had not been healed or had miracle to continue speaking so loudly. After all the government does have access to all the recorders and proof if I was healed or not. It called big brother at its finest. Yet way back when a man was healed of leprosy, only the doctors/religious leaders and the person healed knew for sure if the story was true, besides friends and family. No one in scripture ever said those things were not true, except for the resurrection. See the resurrection brought about a governent inquiry of the event because of the stories being told. The soldiers were told to lie, to try and keep the peace. A war against the believers became a reality because of unbelief. No proof could be found of Jesus remains and so the government said the disciples must of hide the body. How silly of them to think that they could keep God in a box or contained from the world. Yet over time the government too believed the stories of Jesus, because of miracles performed by Christ's disciples. A miracle, and a resurrection all to give the world a hope of the love of God was for all mankind. Hope of faith established with the words "Father forgive them" and victory over the grave. The hope given also to the Gentiles and the revolution of faith in Jesus began. Think about it why were miracles important for Christ ministry but to give the hope of faith to the world.
What you believe today is based on your experience with or without knowledge of God. It will be more then scripture to convince you of the reality of God. It may be the conviction of the soul and the presence of God's Spirit. Do not ignore God. He is there to deliver you through His Son Jesus Christ. For anyone that believes in Jesus will be saved.