Friday, July 25, 2008

Believing is Seeing!

Trying to debate critics about the validity of movement as a ministry may not be a wise use of our time. Even some of those who witnessed the miraculous works of Jesus doubted His legitimacy. We must keep obeying the directives of the Lord and watch as lives are transformed, miracles manifest, and the Body is edified.

Many instances in the Scriptures describe people who have eyes, but do not see. We rejoice when we dance before an audience that "gets it," but there will be times that we go before people who seem to be blind. This balance is necessary so that we are not puffed up in our own charmismatic ability to "wow" the crowd with our moving presentations.

There are those who are spiritually blinded by traditions and hold thoughts of dance as a fleshly activity, having no place among believers. It is believing that opens the eyes of people to comprehend the move of God. We are blessed if we believe and do not see, even though some will adhere to the adage that "seeing is believing."

Once we taste, we will see that the Lord is good! Our prayer is that the ministry of movement will be an opportunity for unbelievers to come to repentance. After ministering in dance on several occasions, I have personally encountered several people who confessed that dance ministry was problematic for them, but was no longer as a result of the dance that was offered! Praise the Lord for His revelation to His people to see His Kingdom at work in the earth. If we believe, then we will be able to see beyond the natural.

Psalm 27:13 (NKJV)
I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

John 3:36 (NKJV)
He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”

John 6:40 (NKJV)
And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”

John 11:40 (NKJV)
Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”

John 20:29 (NKJV)
Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

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