Jesus, The Willing Messiah…

30 Dec

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Mark 1:40-42 (NKJV), “Now a leper came to Him, imploring Him, kneeling down to Him and saying to Him, “If You are willing, You can make me clean.” Then Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, “I am willing; be cleansed.” As soon as He had spoken, immediately the leprosy left him, and he was cleansed.”

A good testimony of the will of the Father God, is that He is willing to meet His children in any walk of life now, in order to give them salvation. Mark 1:40-42, speaks of a man stricken with leprosy and seeking healing in the Messiah, this story is also symbolic of many who suffer and struggle with the sin nature we all are born into. God is not so far off that He does not know we are in desperate need to be aligned to His will. The Father knows the heart of each and every one of us and in His generosity, offers us sinless protection in Jesus Christ. No matter what walk of life no matter what sin is currently binding us and drawing us away from God, the scripture says He has compassion for us as we are in turmoil. Salvation is for all at any moment. Ephesians 1:3-8 (NKJV), states “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence.” It is God’s “good pleasure,” that we be holy and blameless in His eyes. This is according for us as Children of God to see and ask for a change in our life, namely His will. Revelations 3:20 (NKJV) reads, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.” It doesn’t matter where we are at in life, or how far we think that we are from the Lord, the Messiah is willing if we only care to ask that He come into our life and make us whole. Many of us have been abandoned by loved ones, addicted to narcotics, indulging in lustful desires but God is still hear for us if we choose to believe in the son Jesus Christ. I always remember Ezekiel 16:6 (NKJV), where the Prophet records the love of God for Jerusalem who where given into much sin. “And when I passed by you and saw you struggling in your own blood, I said to you in your blood, ‘Live!’ Yes, I said to you in your blood, ‘Live!’ God is saying the same to Us today, as a people who struggle with sin and our true identity in this world. Can we look to Him and ask “Lord are you willing,” and the answer is always “Yes!” Shalom…

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