Born into life

Few people are born into high circumstances.  Few people are born of nobility in the natural.  The vast majority of people are born into challenging circumstances. We will have our challenges. And what does it say in the Bible, what does Jesus say to John in the book of Revelation. He says to the one who overcomes I give the right to eat from the tree of life.

We may have to make some behavioral changes.  Lifestyle choices. For example, if someone comes to faith in Christ, and they are delivered from drug addiction, they still need to make the lifestyle choice not to do drugs.

I’ve heard of people who have gone to sleep totally addicted and woken up, having given their life to Christ, drug free. They still have to make the choice not to go back to drugs. When is the easiest time to make that choice? The easiest time to make that choice is at the time one is delivered.  It is at the time when one is feeling great and they have just been delivered from drugs.

I remember once in my life I was sitting on the roof of a friends house and we were drinking a very strong liquor and smoking a drug. This was over 30 years ago.  I went to bed that night and I was so wasted that I could actually see my eyeball sockets or my eyeballs. I don’t know which.  I prayed to God that if he did not help me I would not make it. I know that I prayed. I remember that till this day. I woke up the next morning. Though I was feeling weak, I was not sick.  I lived. 

In Israel, there was a Centurion during the day of Jesus’ time.  He approached Jesus and at a distance and ask Jesus to heal his servant. Jesus replied to the Centurion that he would go with him.  This Centurion said that he was not worthy to have Jesus under the roof of his house, but he said to Jesus, just say the word and my servant will be healed.  Jesus marvel at this Centurion’s great faith.  The servant was healed that very hour.

Jesus, say the word. Say the word. Say the word.  Oh, sweet dew of heaven.  Jesus has given us His Word. Jesus is the word of God. The Word of God is alive and is sharp as a two-edged sword, dividing soul and spirit.  Jesus save us, heal us, restore us, make us battle worthy.  Make us victorious.  We are victorious. We are victorious in Christ.  Fight our battles for us, that we  walk in victory.  Jesus, we give you praise and honor and glory, Amen.

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