57-1222The Great Shining Light
“When you said, “Mountain, be moved,” and it still stands there, you say, “Well, it didn’t happen”? Oh, it did happen. When you said, “Mountain, move,” maybe one little significant grain of sand turned loose, out of the hundreds of billions and billions of tons. One little grain moved, but it’s begin to take place. Hold that faith and watch that mountain disappear. Certainly.
Thou shall say in thy heart, “Disease, move from my child. Disease, move from my body, in the Name of the Lord Jesus,” and don’t doubt. Right there the good germs take on a new armor and a new weapon, and the enemy begins to back up. He is defeated because Christ, in the drinking of His myrrh at Calvary, defeated the devil and every one of his powers.” – Rev. W.Branham
There was a time pre-Calvary, OLD Testament, where Jesus addressed the external anomalies of people before the internal.
Maybe Jesus did this in hope that it would find its way into their heart, or maybe to prove a point that no matter how good you are to someone externally, we cannot address each other’s sin from the outside.
Either way, where were all those who Jesus was “good” to?
John 20:30 NET
“Now Jesus performed many other miraculous signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not recorded in this book.”
John 21:25 NIV
“Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.”
So where were all of these people whom Jesus healed, and even raised from the dead? Where were the “multitudes” that would come and hear Him teach? Where were they when we were given the choice to free the Son of God or a murderer?
We exercised our free will and we made the wrong choice again. Two trees in Eden, two prisoners Jerusalem. Once again we took knowledge before faith.
So defeating Satan begins with this repentance in the New Testament.
To truly understand that God has an obligation first in addressing our hearts before any external circumstance. To address the anomalies in our hearts before the anomalies in our lives.
Matthew 23:26 NIV
“Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.”
Luke 11:39 NIV
“Then the Lord said to him, “Now then, you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness.”
In the name of our Lord and risen savior Jesus Christ, amen.