Good afternoon! Grace and peace in abundance from our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Today we are testing ourselves with God's definition of saw.
Mark 2v5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven."
When we look at what Jesus saw their faith was revealed. The first thing he saw was these believers getting rid of the crowd around them, the crowd was holding them back from seeing Him. We too have to get rid of the crowd around us that keeps us from putting our eyes on Him in faith. The crowd can create fear, doubt, and pride depending on the crowd that is around us. We often want to please the crowd by giving in to them instead of going through them to get to Him. Our own wisdom and the wisdom of others also create in our mind a crowd. We need to hear Him first through the Holy Spirit and the word and then others that follow His wisdom through the Holy Spirit and the word will come to us. We follow Him together building each other up into His image of the fullness of God. This is His church, all who are doing His will in their lives, not their will. The second thing Jesus sees in this circumstance is they make a opening for Jesus to get through. We also make an opening for Jesus to get through by digging out what needs to be dug out of us. Jesus is always above the crowd and all the circumstances around us including ourselves. When we have faith in Him He will always make us reach above ourselves, for His utmost highest that is within us. Through the Holy Spirit of grace we have a desire to give Him full reign of our new heart. Our hearts belong to Him we do not belong to ourselves any longer.(Galatians 3v29 if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise) The next thing Jesus sees when we have faith in Him, we lower ourselves just like they lowered the man on the mat, knowing we have no faith in ourselves providing us with all we need, we have to lower our power, our wisdom, our patience, we summit ourselves to Him making us whole and pure to be forgiven of our sins and healing our whole bodies and receiving one blessing after another. When we give ourselves to Him in faith because we are lower than Him He makes us whole and a complete person, knowing in full faith He can do it! Just like the paralytic and his friends believed we too believe in full assurance because we get rid of the crowd, we put Him above all others, we dig out all other things we have let in through the world, Satan and ourselves, and we lower ourselves and say we have no power to save ourselves out of the pit of all evil. That is the faith Jesus saw this is why he said, "Son,your sins are forgiven", and that is why Jesus said, "Which is easier: to say to the paralytic, "Your sins are forgiven, or to say, "Get up, take your mat and walk'? They were healed through His power physically and spiritually.!! We too have this same authority. When we have full faith in Him, we are healed spiritually and we are automatically healed physically. This is the faith and confidence we have in Him healing every part of our being made whole, walking out in faith of full view of everyone. This kind of faith in Him will amaze everyone who wants to believe and everyone will praise God for it! What is Jesus seeing when He looks at us? Does he is our faith in Him? Does He see our doubt and our pleasing the crowd or ourselves? Does he is hesitation because of fear? Does he see us not wanting to get rid of our sin? Does he see us wanting to hold on to our own wisdom and pride in our own accomplishments of who we are making ourselves to be. Does He see us creating our own God to fit our life instead of us giving up ourselves to follow His life for us? Read Mark 2 and Galatians 3 I love everyone with the love He gives me for you!