When I think of the message of Jesus and how He wants to seek and save lost people, I’m blown away by how simple it is. I’m also blown away with how powerful the message. Jesus chose to disciple fishermen, tax collectors and shepherds. It became obvious that when a tentmaker named Paul started preaching that the message was powerful and far reaching. The message wasn’t about the person bringing it as much as it was about Jesus the central figure in the message. Check this out…
13 Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, “In the name of the Jesus whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.” 14 Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. 15 One day the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?” 16 Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding.
17 When this became known to the Jews and Greeks living in Ephesus, they were all seized with fear, and the name of the Lord Jesus was held in high honor. 18 Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed what they had done. 19 A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas. 20 In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power. (Acts 19:13-20 NIV)
I believe it’s wise to hold the name of the Lord Jesus in high honor today! I believe that He has the power to save people from their sins. I believe He has the power to heal sick people. I believe He has the power to protect me. I believe He has the power to provide for me. I believe He has the power to save the most lost person on the planet. I believe He has ALL power and yet He dispenses GRACE is huge quantities. I believe the Power of God is found in His Amazing Grace filled love! He never quits and never gives up on me. I’m brought Peace through the Powerful message of Love!Pressing On! Dwayne