Yesterday was Bro. Johnson’s last day of preaching for this month. The next couple of sessions will be in Jan 2012.
I was really blest with his analogy of how to RECEIVE OUR BLESSINGS from God. This is what Bro. J asked the gathering yesterday:
There is a malfunction in the water desalination plant in Dubai. The entire network of treated water is now filled with saline water and people are desperately looking for pure water. Out of nowhere, an announcement is made that someone is distributing water to anyone who needs it. If it was you, how would you go there?
The mic was passed around and most answers came: “With a bucket”, “with a bottle’ but only one answered with, “I would take the biggest tanker there is and get the water”.
SO, WITH WHAT KIND OF MINDSET ARE WE GOING TO GOD TO RECEIVE OUR BLESSINGS? IF our FAITH is as big as a tanker, you will take blessings as many as the tanker will hold!
God’s promise is limitless. He has promised an ‘abundant’ life (Jn. 10:10). The issue here is that we do not believe enough and therefore we do not draw enough of the blessings from God’s abundance!
When Jesus was seen walking on water by the apostles, Peter, who was a fisherman all his life knew how amazing it was to walk on water. Everyday, when he pushed his boat out to water, his feet sank. He wanted to experience walking on water himself! So when he asked Jesus if he could come to Him, Jesus only said, “COME”.
Peter believing in that single word, was quick to jump onto the water and walk! OF course, the FEAR of the tempest and the waves made him lose his faith and he sank!
When Jesus said, “… you men of little faith”, he meant, the ‘duration’ and not the ‘quality’ of the faith of Peter. As long as Peter hung on to the word, his faith was unwavering and therefore he could walk. His faith lasted only for a short while!
Heb 4:12 – “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart”.
GOD’S WORD IS ACTIVE AND POWERFUL AND IS ABLE TO DO ALL THINGS.