Unstaoppable Power! – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional November 8th

(It Works For Those Who Believe)

TO THE BIBLE: Mark 9:23
“Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.””

Some Christians wonder why the power of God doesn’t work for some situations in their lives. What they don’t realise is that, though God’s power is always available to save, bless, heal, and transform lives, it only works for those who believe (Romans 1:16).

Some people make the mistake of thinking or saying that every sick person Jesus prayed for was healed, but the Bible doesn’t say that. In some places, the Bible says “…He healed many who were sick…” (Mark 1:34), and in some other places, it says He “…healed all who were sick” (Matthew 8:16). We should know the difference between “many” and “all.”

There’s a particular instance where the Bible records that Jesus couldn’t perform miracles. Guess where it was? In His hometown of Nazareth!

Mark 6 lets us know that because the people had been so familiar with Him, they disdained Him and were offended that He was acting differently from what they thought of Him.

Consequently, the Bible says, “He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them” (Mark 6:5 NIV).

Now, if the Bible says Jesus “could not do any miracles,” it means that He tried; He attempted to but it didn’t work.

He couldn’t do any mighty work, like the blind receiving sight, the deaf hearing, or the lame walking. He couldn’t perform such miracles in Nazareth, because the people didn’t believe.

The Bible says He “…marveled because of their unbelief.” Unbelief short-circuits the power of God. That’s why Jesus would always say to people, “Only believe,” because if you don’t believe, you won’t experience the power of God.

If you don’t believe, He can’t save you. The power works for those who believe. There’s no impossibility for you, if you’d only believe (Mark 9:23).

Go Deeper
1 John 5:5; Mark 11:23-24

Dear Father, I thank you for your Word, which imparts faith to my spirit. My faith is strong and unwavering. I know who I am, and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Hallelujah!

Daily Bible Reading
Hebrews 8, Jeremiah 52
1 Peter 5:1-14, Ezekiel 39

Meditate on this scripture, Mark 9:23, till faith arises in your spirit, and declare the changes you desire today.

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