THE SEEING KIND OF FAITH

Mar 7, 2024

Jesus expects us to have an understanding (have faith) of the things He has revealed to us. That’s why after His resurrection, He did not begin with kind words to His disciples on their journey to Emmaus.

Luke 24:24-27 NIV Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus.” He said to them, “How FOOLISH you are, and how SLOW TO BELIEVE all that the prophets have spoken!

Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.

Jesus had to labor after His resurrection to explain Himself to His disciples whom He had spent time with before He could risk sending them out to represent Him because He discovered their unbelief.

These disciples were about to enter a realm carrying a form of godliness but denying His power. Resurrection speaks of the power of God and to deny the resurrection means denying the power of God. That is why Jesus began to explain Himself from the personality of Moses because you can’t talk about Moses and fail to talk about power, authority, and faith.

Hebrews 11:23 By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.

We must be a people of faith to see and nurture that which we are giving birth to. Moses’ parents were able to see the beauty of their son and they preserved it by faith.

No child is born without purpose; the equation of life only gets wrong when the parents fail to preserve it and think it’s the responsibility of society.

Hebrews 11:24-27 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. [25] He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. [26] He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. [27] By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible.

The journey of Faith requires you to grow and put on the lens of the scriptures. Moses had grown in comfort where he was going to be the next king but when he saw that Egypt was superpowered by another power other than that of God, he had to leave all the privileges by faith to dwell with the people of God.

Faith requires us to choose either to believe or not and as we make choices, there is a level of affliction that may come our way.

Moses left Egypt because he had seen and encountered Jesus and nothing could stand between him and what he saw. Sometimes, we don’t believe because we have not seen.

Matthew 15:21-28 “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.” Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.

The Canaanite woman saw Jesus in the breadcrumbs. Jesus had once said, “I am the bread of life” and so the woman reminded Him that she did not need the whole bread but the Jesus in the crumbs and Jesus acknowledged her great faith.

Jesus will not keep revealing himself every time as the bread; we must see Jesus even in the crumbs. That is what qualifies our Faith to receive.

That woman touched the nerve of Jesus by accepting the position of being a dog so that she could receive what was in the crumbs because the same substance in the crumbs was in the bread too.

May God help us to see what is in the “crumbs”.

Further Study

John 4:1-26

2 Timothy 1:3-7

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, WE LOVE YOU.

PASTOR BEN OCHOLA.