KEEP YOUR EYES AND EARS ON JESUS
Matthew 14:27-32 (KJV)
“But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.”
This story reveals two things about Jesus and has become one of my favorite stories. Jesus demonstrates His power over the elements, and He invites us to share the experience of a miracle. The disciples were in the middle of a storm and fearing death; all of a sudden Jesus greets them and calls to them. Above the noise of the storm, He shouts, “be encouraged; it is me.” Peter heard the voice of the Lord, and he wanted to experience the miracle of rising above the storm and conquer it by walking towards Jesus. He started out very strong, and then the unthinkable happened. Peter listened to the wind and the storm and began to sink.
I can see Christians in the same type of situation. There are many times when we are in stormy conditions, and we hear the noise of doubt fear and anxiety crashing against our faith. It is during these times that our Lord Jesus will come to our rescue and give us the words of comfort. “Be of good cheer and do not be afraid!”. We must summon the courage to step out of the instrument of fear and doubt and begin our journey towards Jesus. Yes, the enemy will increase the noise of doubt and uncertainty. It is the job of our adversary to cause us to focus on those things that are not in line with faith.
I believe that we must keep our eyes on Jesus and resist the devil and the sounds of defeat. Yes, defeat has a definite sound. It tells us that we will succumb to the sickness and it tells us that we will not be successful in the area of hope. Jesus would not have given Peter the encouragement to join Him on the water if He did not think that Peter could do it. God does not play with us, and He will sustain us in times of storm.
My friends, take a bold step and walk out to Jesus, He will enable you to complete the journey and make it to the other side. Be of good cheer, Jesus is Lord over every situation.
In His care;
Eric A. Lambert, Jr.
Letter From Bishop Lambert
Praise our Lord Jesus;
Hallelujah; people of the Most High God. Well, I could not wait to get to Facebook this morning as I was awakened by the Holy Spirit. He began to share some things with me about our life here on Earth. This passage was placed on my mind; Exodus 10:21-23. This passage tells the story of the plague of darkness. For three days the Egyptians had to contend with a darkness that was so thick that they could not even see one another. However, the children of God had light. This was the miracle; the darkness prevented the Egyptians from seeing the children of Israel and the light that was with Israel prevented them from seeing the darkness. Hallelujah! We are children of light. We are to walk in that light and show the world that our God is God!
Our God is awesome. Here is what He told me. The darkness that is in our land should not keep us from walking in the light of healing and success. Do not fear as He has a plan for our lives that will give us hope. He said to speak to your situations and create the atmosphere of healing and miracles. Healing is coming to us in miraculous ways. In fact, I was shown a person this morning suffering from a kidney ailment. I saw, yes I SAW the hand of God come down and touch your kidneys. Go back to your doctor for the good report. Oh my friends we are at the door of the miraculous and the supernatural is becoming natural for us.
The prophet Joel spoke of this day; ". In the last days I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh". Let's open our eyes and see the salvation, healing and divine provision of the Lord. The day of man is over. THIS IS THE DAY OF GOD, and JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!!!
Grace and Peace to all
Have a great, great day
Bishop Eric Lambert
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