Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Those of us who believe walk by faith and not by sight. Those who do not believe should not be expected to walk by faith on the same level that we do. In this ever growing, image-driven society, we realize that the gospel can be "preached" in many ways. Just observing our natural surroundings can cause us to break out in spontaneous praise and worship when we ponder the goodness of the Lord.

Unconventional methods are usually met with much criticism. Jesus is the prime example of suffering persecution by the religious community. Many that followed His ministry did so after witnessing the awesome works that He had done and hearing His doctrine. Among the crowd of witnesses were also those who saw His miracles firsthand, and as a result sought to destroy Him.

Hypocrisy is words without action. Faith and works operating together bring life. Dance and movement ministry have fostered many testimonies of healing, deliverance, and renewed faith. Jesus reminded His critics that unclean spirits are not cast out by devils. If captives are being set free through the vehicle of movement, then we must resist the temptation to listen to those who would seek to put a stop to it. Let us make it our priority to be true doers of the Word.

2 Kings 6:17 (NKJV)
And Elisha prayed, and said, “LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

Matthew 15:31 (NKJV)
So the multitude marveled when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed made whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.

John 1:50-51 (NKJV)
Jesus answered and said to him, “Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,’ do you believe? You will see greater things than these.” And He said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”

John 8:56 (NKJV)
Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.”

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