Offense Can Block The Blessing by Elaine Davenport (Saturday, December 29, 2007)

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YOUR HEALING IS IMPORTANT TO YOU; EVEN MORE IMPORTANT TO GOD…DON’T LET ANYONE OR ANYTHING MAKE YOU THINK OTHERWISE!

Jesus came to do miracles in the earth. He performed so many that many of them have not been carefully studied; but they bear our attention. In this lesson, Jesus encounters a funeral procession and stops in. In a short moment he finds out that the dead man was his grieving mother’s only child and he raises him from the dead. Jesus was moved with compassion to do this! It shows that he is touched by our circumstances.

John The Baptist hears about these miracles while he is in jail. John calls two disciples and assigns them to go investigate with instructions. After that the disciples approach Jesus. Obviously, they’ve heard about him and witnessed the miracles for themselves. They approach Jesus and ask: Are you the “One” who was prophesied to come or should we continue to look for another? He replies that not only is he the “One” but he instructs them to go tell John what they saw and tells them to also report that those who are not offended or act offended by the signs, wonders and miracles or by him.

PLEASE MEDITATE UPON THESE HERE

As we approach a New Year, it’s always good to be mindful of giving people the befit of the doubt or taking the high road in situations. Our patience, our thoughtfulness, our willingness to do this can not only produce a Blessing for ourselves but also for others. I encourage you to take the high road when it comes to Jesus and to let nothing (politics, divisions, offense, misunderstandings, etc.) get in your way.

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