Invite Him Back


John 4:47 – When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death.


How often in Scripture do we see a mighty manifestation of the Lord in a place where He had previously performed great works?  Perhaps even repeating a work He had shown previously.  We see it in wells being redug, His supernatural manifestations in the wilderness, first as a burning bush to Moses, and later to Israel with all His might works as they traveled there.  God returned again and again to Gilgal and to Carmel.  And how often was the Sea of Galilee the scene of a mighty work of Holy Ghost through the Christ?  While we should fully embrace the truth that “if God said it, that settles it,” we must NEVER limit Him by thinking He will not repeat a great work, do something again, and that not just once or twice, but in multitudinous manifestation.  Never forget that God is upholding all things by the Word of His power.

Have we, the church, adopted a posture similar to the world, in which they are constantly seeking for something new, for something they haven’t before seen?  My friend, I would personally be thrilled to see things done by the hand of the Lord that He has before performed countlessly.  How often is it said of Jesus as He ministered to the people that He “healed them all?”  Oh, that we could see that again, consistently, in our churches at any service!  Oh, that we could see miracles like that at the pool of Bethesda take place in one of our hospitals in plain view of many witnesses!  My heart cries out for this, and I’m sure your heart does, too.

From our Text for Today, we can see that when Jesus came back to where He had turned water to wine, a man with a sick son came to Him to “heal his son.”  Let me ask you a question: have you witness the power of God in your life, in your ministry, in your home?  Do you believe the Lord can do it again?  What could happen if we exercised our faith and invited Him to return in the same power in which He had come in the past?  Are we not told that Jesus stands at the door and knocks?  He has told us that if we knock, it will be opened to us.  Should we not offer Him the same reciprocity?  Why don’t we openly, collectively, and in unity, invite Him to come again and perform again that which He has already performed?  Let us pray!

Manna for Today – John 4:46-54; Mark 11:22-24; John 14:12-15; John 17:18; John 20:21; Hebrews 1:3