DIG for Thursday the 1st of October…..never give up, never give in, never stop…..Mark 16 v 18

I’m sure you’ve heard the story of the little boy throwing washed up starfish back into the sea; there were so many of them that someone said, “What is the point, you cannot help all of them”.

The little boy held out his hands before he threw another one back into the sea saying, “Maybe not, but I can help this one”.

There are times in our lives when we can think what is the point, we may think we are not making a difference; we may even think we are failing in some areas.

We pray for and over people and we do not see them healed.

We talk to people about Jesus yet we seem to not make a difference to their eternal destination.

I say carry on! I say do not stop!

Don’t look at what we think of as failure. Look to Jesus and look to what He told you to do.

If we do not lay hands on the sick they will definitely not be healed; they have a much better chance of being healed if we do what the Word says.

I don’t know why people are not always healed when we lay hands on them; I’ve given up agonising over this. I do think about this time-to-time; as if we can remove blockages to healing we will see more “success” in this area.

But we must never stop laying hands on the sick and praying for healing, even if we think nothing is happening.

Keep on praying, keep on hoping, keep on believing.

You may not have been able to help the last person you prayed for, but you may help, indeed you may even save the next.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I can indeed lay hands on the sick and see them healed, I believe that and I trust your Word”.

Mark 16 v 18…..they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover

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DIG for Wednesday the 30th of September…..standing or sitting, only one has finished their work….Hebrews 10 v 11 and 12

Picture, types and shadows are great ways of expressing an idea or point, and this is used heavily in the Word of God.

Take for example the picture of the priests and Jesus given in Hebrews 10 v 11 and 12.

We are told that the priests (every priest) had to remain standing, to do the same sacrifices over and over again (Hebrews 10 v 11).

Yet after His sacrifice (or offering) Jesus sat down with God (Hebrews 10 v 12).

This is a picture telling us that Jesus’ work is finished.

Man cannot deal with sin on their own, even priests cannot deal with sin.

There was only one man who could do anything about the sin issues and that was the man Jesus, and He could only do this work because He was also God.

As a man gave away so much (Adam) only another man could take it back, yet only God had the power to do it, so a man and God was required.

Jesus was man and God.

He came to earth as a man, perfect and holy and righteous, and offered Himself ONCE as a sacrifice for ALL sin (Hebrews 10 v 12).

He paid, or was the propitiation, for all sin for all men forever (1 John 2 v 2).

Sin has been dealt with, so Jesus can sit down.

If other men were dealing with sin they would still be standing, like the priests, doing the same thing again and again, never getting to the root of the issues.

Jesus got to the root, and pulled it out!

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that Jesus has dealt with the sin issues and that I have been forgiven for ALL my sin”.

Hebrews 1 v 11 and 12…..And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sin: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice, for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God