Lesson 13
Jesus authority over time and with us


 
Jesus is the beginning and the end. Revelation 22:13 says,

 'I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last'.

  This says it all, because Jesus lives with the Father outside the span of time.  We live in the time span because we live on planet earth, the earth revolves causing day and night, around the sun causing years.  We are on earth for a time span from the moment we are born to when we die. We then step out of the time span into the eternal.  But Jesus was, is and will be.

' Jesus  Christ  the same yesterday, and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:18)
  This is how what Jesus did on the cross is able to span past/present and future.  He died for all men past/present/future who will accept Him.  This means that what Jesus did on the cross is as powerful today as it was then. 
  This also means that every miracle, every healing and every teaching that Jesus gave also spans time and, therefore, carries over into todays situations.

' Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father'.   (John 14:12)

  The authority of Jesus is for all Christians, in all ages, to receive and walk in the power of the Holy Spirit.  I have only taken one Scripture for each authority Jesus demonstrated, and shared with you how these miracles Jesus did has extended to our little ministry in some of the testimonies in this book.
  The wonderful thing, I have also discovered, is when we give of ourselves to the Lord each day, He gives of Himself to be with us.  God told me to preach the gospel and pray for the sick by telephone, and every time, the Lord waits for the words, “be healed in Jesus name”, Heactually heals the sick that moment.  I marvel at this every time,  yet, it is in Scripture.
Jesus works with us with what we have, just as we read in

Matthew 14:16-21,
''But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.  And they say unto Him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.  He said, Bring them hither to me.  And He commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, He blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to His disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.  And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.  And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children'.

  Jesus used what the people had, to do the miracle.  He took what little that was brought to Him, and multiplied it many times.  When the disciples gave out the five loaves and two fishes, it was then that they were multiplied.  Jesus did not just make a big heap, but gave the five loaves and two fishes  to the disciples to give out to the multitude and the bread multiplied in the disciples hands as they gave it out.
  The Lord works with us in the same way today.  He takes what we give Him in talent, or material possessions and multiplies it many times as we give out of ourselves to others.  The miracles only happens as we move out in faith.  If we stop, the miracle stops.  I am sure even if there were twenty thousand people there there would have been enough food for them.
Yet, we still struggle to walk in this sort of faith. When there were only 300 orphans, I worried each month how we would feed so many.  Today we have 995 that is nearly a thousand orphans and the same amount of money coming in as for 300, yet somehow every month these orphans are fed on time.  Every month a financial miracle happens, even in this financial crisis.  The Lord uses the little our partners are able to send or  the extra £1,000 that one or two give and the amount to send is always the right amount, and on time.
  Last month, I had to send £3,000 and I only had £1,200 in the bank.  I did not know where the money would come from.  I went to the bank and asked for a statement and found that there was £3,200 in the bank so I sent the full £3,000 leaving £200 balance in the bank,  I then discovered that an elderly man called Clifford, one of our partners, had saved up £2,000 from his disability pension and had deposited it into our account.  Thank you partners for being obedient to Jesus and thank you Jesus!

 

Think:
*Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.  Explain this.
*The power of the name of Jesus. Explain.
*Jesus uses what we have to do a miracle. What can you give Jesus?
*Think of a miracle that you have seen in our time.

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