All He MUST, and MORE

“Oh, how He loves you and me!  He gave His life; what more could He do?”  Make that your song today.

Text for Today – Ephesians 3:20 – Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

Here are a few questions that I trust will provoke you to thought.  What more must God do in order to save anyone?  What more must God do in order to heal anyone?  What more must God do in order to deliver anyone?  What more must God do in order to provide for anyone’s needs?

Well, of course, the answer is, “Nothing.”  He has already done all He must do in order for any of those blessings to exist in any person’s life.  In Genesis we are told that when God had ended His work, He sat down.  In the Gospels, we read the words of our Lord stating, “It is finished.”  Three days later, we see Him as risen Lord, conquering King, and within a few days, seated on the right hand of the Father.  God had completed His work, placing all authority in the hands of the Son, and the Son had completed His work for this age, and placed all His power into the hands of the church through His Word and His Name.

Yet, because of His great love for us, He does yet more.  I had been battling some rather severe pain in my left foot for several weeks.  I knew it had arisen from an injury I sustained in a workout.  I had gone to the Word, made my stand in faith on the Lord’s provision of my redemption from the curse of the law, and was holding fast to my profession of faith.  In my heart, I knew that healing belonged to me already, and though I had not fully received the manifestation of that healing, I was holding fast to my profession of faith, without wavering, with full expectation.  And during that time, I was continuing to work out, doing my very best to put works (corresponding action) to my faith.

Then one evening, as I sat in my bed, reading, meditating, and writing, I felt and heard a loud pop in my foot and ankle.  It was so strong that it startled me.  Within seconds, I realized that it was no longer painful to move my foot.  I was pain free, and could walk and jump on it easily and painlessly.  I knew the Lord had done something special for me.  Although He had already done all He MUST to provide for my redemption, suddenly, He did even more.  It’s called a gift of healing; supernatural and immediate healing that goes beyond one’s holding fast to his profession of faith.  I perceived the Lord speaking to my heart.  He said, “Long ago I did what I must.  Now you have done what you must, and in so doing, freed Me to do even more; all because I love you.”  He loves you with that same love.  Enjoy it today!

Manna for Today – 1 Corinthians 12; John 3:16-17; Galatians 3:13-29