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Rev. William Ilnisky

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John 14:12-14 

Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
 

Meditation

There could hardly be any greater promises than the two contained in this passage. But they are of such a nature that we must try to understand what they mean.
 
The appeal for faith in Jesus, which has run through this passage thus far, is continued through this scripture.
 
"He that believes on me", here "Me" is emphatic. This is believing in a continuing sense.   The believing must be in accord with the manifestations of the Father as revealed by Jesus the Son. All Jesus did was at the initiative of the Father not from His feelings "I only do what I see the Father do". Jesus said that one day His disciples would do what He did, and even greater works.
 
What did He mean?   "Whoever believes" is general, and not confined to the apostolic group. Which means this can and does include us. These will take place because of the coming of the Holy Spirit. Who would endue each believer with power for service? Could this "greater works" mean something like this: Jesus never reached outside Israel. Europe had never heard the gospel. He never met the moral degradation of Rome. It was not in His lifetime that Christianity went out to a world where the marriage bond was meaningless, where adultery was not even a conventional sin and where vice flourished. It was into that world the early Christians went; and was that world which they won for Jesus.
 
 It is into that world that today the Gospel continues to go by missionaries, satellite radio, internet, the printed page, and by us to our next-door neighbors. Could it be that this is what Jesus meant as "the greater than I have done you shall do"?
 

Praise/Prayer:   

Dear Father help me try and not figure what Jesus meant but accept You word and run with it. I want the dynamic of the Holy Spirit flowing through my being and into a world that is lost. I want to see the "greater works" in my life. Jesus, You said it would happen and I want it, whatever it is. Come Holy Spirit and be the river of living water flowing out of me. Use me now in my world and by intercession around the world. Amen
 
 
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John 14: 6 
 
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
 

Meditation

The disciples' lack of understanding provides the opportunity for Jesus to clarify the revelation. The saying is commonly recognized as ranking with John 3:16 as an outstanding expression of the gospel.
 
The arrangements of the terms only express that the emphasis of importance. That is why Jesus said in vs. 4 "that you know the way." Jesus is the Way because He is the Truth, i.e., the revelation of God, and because the life of God is in Him. Have you ever been to a strange city and asked for directions and while the person is telling you, you are confused? Then just think if that person said "I'll take you there" what a relief. That person becomes the way, and we cannot miss it. That is what Jesus does for us.
 
He does not only give advice and directions. He takes us by the hand and leads us; He strengths us and guides us personally every day.
"I am the Truth". Many have told us the truth, but no one ever embodied it. There is one important thing about moral truth. One who teaches it must have the personal character.
 
Moral truth cannot be taught solely in words; it must be conveyed for example. No teacher ever embodied the truth he taught-except Jesus.
"I am the Life". This is what man is seeking. The psalmist said," You will show me the way of life". (16:11) Jesus' love for us brings us Life because life with Jesus is Life.
 
 
Praise/Prayer:   
Father, You know how easy I get lost and I needed someone to show me the way. You know how I struggle with believing people. I want to live my life to its fullest, so You gave me Jesus. He then gave me the Holy Spirit to be all the above for me personally. You knew that I would an internal guide and I have found that in the Holy Spirit.
Thank You Father, for these personal gifts. My life would be such a mess without Him. You are truly the giver of every good and perfect gift. I love you, Father. Amen!
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ACTS 2:44-47

 
All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts.   Read more
 

Meditation

It was a sharing Church. The unity among Believers in the early Church lead to their voluntary sharing; these early Christians had an intense feeling of responsibility for each other. This was a voluntary sharing to provide for those who did not have for the essentials of living. Here the daily life of Christians is described, distinguishing their activity in the Temple from that in their homes, where they ate their meals with gladness and generosity.

 

The fellowship, oneness, and sharing enjoyed in the early church are fruits of the Spirit. Joy is to be the mood of the believer. God's Spirit moves upon His worshiping people.   A gloomy Christian is a contradiction in terms. It was a Church whose people others could not help liking. There are two Greek words for good. Agathos simply describes a good thing. Kalos means that a thing is not only good but looks good; it has a winsome attractiveness about it. Real Christianity is a lovely thing. In the early Church, there was a winsomeness in God's people.   The breaking of bread is probably a reference to the Lord's Supper in conjunction with a full meal.

 

Life Application:

'Koinonia' cements the believers to the Lord Jesus and to each other. Be sure you are in a church where this is evidenced. Believe that evangelism will result from a church living in obedience to Jesus.
 

Praise/Prayer:   

"Dear God, My Father and Savior, thank You for all that You have done in the entire world. Now, after the world has experienced the terrible virus that has killed so many, I pray that You will bring peace and joy back to the world because only You can. Amen!"
 
 
 
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ACTS 2:42-47 

The Fellowship of the Believers
They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles.  Read more

 
In the style of writing of that era, we are given a kind of lightning summary of the characteristics of the early Church. 
 
(1st) It was a learning Church; it persisted in listening to the apostles as they taught. One of the great perils of the Church is to look back instead of forward. Because the riches of Christ are inexhaustible, we should always be looking forward. We should count it a wasted day when we do not learn something new and when we have not penetrated more deeply into the wisdom and the grace of God. 
 
(2nd) It was a Church of fellowship; it had what has been called the great quality of togetherness. The church is a real church only when it is a band of brothers. 
 
(3rd) It was a praying Church; these early Christians knew that they could not meet life in their own strength and that they did not need to. They always met with God before they went out to the world; only then were they able to meet the problems of life. 
 
(4th) It was a reverent Church; in verse 43 the word that the Authorized Version translates fear has a sense of awe in it. It was said of a great Greek that he moved through the world as if it were a Temple. The Christian lives in reverence because he knows that the whole earth is the temple of the living God. 
 
(5th) It was a Church where things happened: signs and wonders were there (verse 43). If we expect great things from God and attempt great things for God, amazing things happen. More things would happen if we believed that God and we together could make them happen.
 

Life Application:

When you go to church what do you expect to take place? If nothing happens maybe it is because you didn't expect God to be present. Expect God's presence and expect miracles because He is there.
 

Praise/Prayer:   

"Dear God, I am so thankful for the Bible because it tells me all that You did in both the Old Testament and the New Testament times. So many wonderful miracles took place. God, please heal the sick in our world today. Our world is full of people who are sick because of the virus. Thank You, God, for Your wonderful love and grace. Amen!"
 
 
 
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MATTHEW 8:1-34 

Jesus Heals a Man With Leprosy
When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean." Read more
 

Meditation

Please read the entire chapter because it is about Jesus healing many people.
 
Here we will give you grounds for DIVINE HEALING. I feel to give it now until the virus is gone. (I pray all day and evening until I fall asleep for miracles to demonstrate God's love for mankind.)
 
The provision of divine healing must rest on clear grounds. It is based biblically but from what source is this great mercy of God derived? Some link it to God's mercy. While that is certainly true---for His compassion is great. Healing is included in God's saving provision in Jesus. Isaiah 53:4-5 gives clear evidence for divine healing as being provided in the atonement of Jesus' redeeming work on the Cross. The prophecy of Isaiah was completely fulfilled by the healings of that one day. The Servant of Yahweh would bear sickness in the same way that he would bear sins-that is, vicariously. He was to suffer for our sins and sicknesses. "Our" means all of us regarding our sin and our being given a Savior, then it also means all of us regarding sickness and our having been given a Divine Healer."
 

Life Application:

I trust that you are witnessing to others, giving them hope and that you are empowered by the Holy Spirit to minister to others.

Praise/Prayer:   

"Dear Father, I pray for the sick people all over the world and for the families of those that have died. I ask You to use me to bring healing to those around me each day. Amen."
 
 
 
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Good morning! As we begin our walk this week, we are faced with the need for God's healing power in America and the World. Every day we are given the numbers of those in America and those all over the world who are either sick or those who have died because of COVID-19. Jesus' ministry included the power of healing and casting out evil spirits and this kind of ministry is needed now as never before in our lifetime!
    

MATTHEW 8:1-34

 
Jesus Heals a Man With Leprosy
When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean." Read more
 

Meditation

When this virus first started in America, President Trump thought it would be gone quickly and people would be able to return to normal life. However, every day in America more people die and more become sick. He has now scheduled Church attendance for the end of April.
 
So, he has asked the people to pray for God to intervene and that our country and the world would go back to functioning as normal. Millions of people worldwide have been earnestly interceding! I know you are among them, as I am. This gives us a hope and a future.
 
Matthew 8 is full of different kinds of healings and with a wide range of people. A leper comes to Jesus and Jesus touched him saying, "I will; be thou clean." Then A Roman Centurion comes because his servant is afflicted with palsy, and Jesus says, "I have not found such great faith, no not in Israel."
 
What kind of faith will Jesus find around the world for the healing of the pandemic?

Self Application:

Is your faith increasing for those in your life and those worldwide? This is your opportunity to move out in faith for His healing, miraculous power to work through you!
 

Praise/Prayer:   

"Dear Father, my heart hurts because of all the people affected by the virus with no hope of living. I ask for Your divine intervention. Please empower me to be used in the ministry of healing. Amen!"
 
 
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PSALM 91:1-16

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust."
Surely he will save you
    from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence. Read more

 Meditation

 
God commissions angels to watch carefully over the lives and interests of people who are faithful to Him. They take special notice of people who are deeply committed to knowing and serving God, and they guard such individuals physically and spiritually. These messengers from God can help protect us from anything and everything, as long as we trust God and follow His purposes. They will lift us up during our troubles and give us support as we face our spiritual enemies.
 
The Lord Himself speaks to His faithful followers. Because they truly love Him, He Himself promises to come to their aid in times of trouble. The key to receiving God's protective care is a heart that is passionately committed to the Lord and grateful for everything He is and does. God knows who such people are. He hears their prayers; He meets their needs. He gives them the power to live fulfilling lives.

 

Life Application:

Live a life completely given to God so that you can find refuge in Him and experience being fortressed in His loving care.

 

Praise/Prayer:   

"Dear Father, I am so thankful for Your love. I pray that You will be a strong fortress to Your children all over the world. Thank You that You are our refuge and we are safe in You. Hallelujah! Amen!
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PSALM 91:9,

 
If you say, "The Lord is my refuge,"
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
 
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no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.

 

This passage promises protection from sickness as a blessing of the redeemed life. The word "plague" is used of something "inflicted" on a body, and specifically was used to refer to "spots of leprosy."

Here the Lord describes an abiding defense against "inflicted" disease, but the promise is conditioned upon making the Lord our true refuge and habitation. How can we do this?

Two Hebrew words in verse 9 give us the answer. The word makhseh translated "refuge," which means "a shelter" "a place of trust," and from its root means to "fee for protection," "to confide in." Maureen translated "dwelling place," which indicates "a retreat." It comes from the root "onah," that describes the security of intimacy, "dwelling together as in marriage."

These keywords elaborate a principle. When we make the Lord our refuge and habitation by trusting Him spending times of refreshing with Him, and by loving Him and walking closely with him through every day, we enter into a sheltered place of promise. This truth safeguards against making prayer for healing only for emergencies, though some do.

Maintain fellowship with God and discover His mercy.

Life Application:

God is a loving, merciful companion for life and eternity. If He that kind of friend to you now, He will certainly be in your everyday walk during these stressful times. I thank You for He is your forever companion.

Praise/Prayer:   

"My dear Father and Friend, I thank You for being my guide and friend. You are everything to me. I pray Your Divine protection of health for Your children all over the world. How loving and kind You are! Amen!"
 
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PSALM 91:4-11

He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
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Meditation

This Psalm offers security for God's children, i.e. those who commit themselves to the will and protection of the Almighty and daily seek to dwell in God's presence. The more fully we abide in Jesus and His word, making Him our life and our dwelling place, the fuller will be our peace and the greater our deliverance in times of danger.

The psalmist invites the Godly to trust in the Lord and find protection in Him. God protects the godly from deadly disease and even a destructive word. The godly should not be afraid because the Lord watches over them.   These promises do not guarantee an escape from trouble, but they create an expectation of the Lord's goodness. In verse 6, the reference to disease represents any kind of affliction.
 
The poet again invites the godly to seek refuge in the Lord and enjoy the benefits of divine protection. "He will order His angels." The devil spoke these words when he tried to tempt Jesus, but God makes this promise for those who obey Him, not for those who arrogantly test Him.
 

Life Application:

As you walk with God and Jesus daily, see what good happens in your life. The enemy has no place in your heart, and you are victorious.
 

Praise/Prayer:   

"Dear Father, thank You for the way You watch over Your children...the way You hold us in Your hand. We are secure in You for You are The Most High shelter during the 'storm' we now face. The devil may try to interfere, but he cannot. We can go on with God, Jesus and the angels to Heaven. Hallelujah! Amen!"
 
 
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PSALM 91:1-3

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust."
Surely he will save you
    from the fowler's snare
    and from the deadly pestilence.

 

Meditation 

This wisdom Psalm expresses confidence in the Almighty God, who provides shelter for those who take refuge in Him. They receive redemption, life, and glory from the Lord, who loves and cares for those who seek Him. "The Most High" is an ancient title that expresses the Lord's exalted status as the ruler and protector of the godly.
 
God Almighty occurs about 50 times in the Old Testament. It was a name by which God was known to the patriarchs. Others relate its origin to the Akkadian word for mountain indicating God's greatness, strength, or His everlasting nature. Another explanation is that Shaddai is the all-sufficient God, eternally capable of being all that His people need.
 
In verse 3, the Psalmist invites the godly to trust in the Lord and find protection in Him. God protects the godly from deadly disease and even a destructive word.
 
Another translation uses the word "pestilence:" "Attacks that come from a plague." This sounds like what we are facing in the world today.
 

Life Application:

A host of people all over the world are meditating on this excellent and timely passage. Follow its directions and have confidence in His promises.

Praise/Prayer:   

"Dear God, my Father: I read this Psalm every day; millions around the world are taking refuge in it daily. We are dwelling in Your presence and ask You to deliver us from the enemy. Great are You, God! Amen."
 
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