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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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May 21, 2012 - Where Is Our Faith?

By Beatrice Northcutt

“Early in the morning, as he was on his way back to the city, he was hungry. Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, ‘May you never bear fruit again!’ Immediately the tree withered.

“When the disciples saw this, they were amazed. ‘How did the fig tree wither so quickly?’ they asked.

“Jesus replied, ‘I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, “Go, throw yourself into the sea,” and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer’” (Matthew 21:18-22, NIV).

All Christians, and especially we who are Pentecostal, are going to be put to the test to have faith as Jesus proclaimed to His disciples that day. We say we believe, and pray each day for God’s will to be done in our lives, but most of us have not been in want and destitute. Most of us have not had to pray, and believe, that God will put food on our tables to feed our families. For many years we have trusted in our medical system and go to our doctors and to our pharmacies for the medicine to heal our bodies. But our national health system is collapsing right before our eyes.

Jesus final words in this passage are so critical to our lives of faith: “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

Fellow believers, how strong is your faith? I ask myself, “How strong is mine?” We see the signs everywhere that the coming of the Lord is near and all signs point that it is “even at the door!” Will you and I have the faith to overcome the tests and trials we’re soon to face? We must start exercising our faith now. We must not panic — as those who do not know the Lord — but have faith and trust in Him. He can supply all of our needs if we will pray and believe, for His Word is true.

— Beatrice Northcutt lives in Independence, Kansas.

 

 

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