I pray that you all are walking in faith allowing God to instruct your life, the way that he intended. Amen
It’s when we practice discipline in our faith we understand where we need to go. It is in obedience of instructions that we learn how to get there.
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Let’s get into the word of the Lord
Matthew Chapter 15
Jesus teaches about inner purity
Verse 1- 20
Some Pharisees and scribes from Jerusalem came to Jesus and asked him why his disciples violate the tradition handed down by the elders. They stated to Jesus that the disciples don’t wash their hands before they eat.
Why also do you violate the commandments of God for the sake of traditions. For God said
‘Honor your father and mother amd he who speaks evil of or insults or treats improperly father or mother is to be put to death’
But you say if anyone says to father or mother whatever I have that would help you is given by God, he is not to honor his father or his mother.
So by this you have invalidated the word of God, for the sake of your tradition
You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you.
‘These people honor me with their lips,
But there hearts are far from me.
They worship me in vain,
Their teachings are but rules taught by men.
The word says Jesus called the crowd and said
Listen and understand;
What goes into a man’s mouth doesn’t make him unclean
The word says then the disciples came to him and asked
“Do yo know the pharisees were offended when they heard this?
Every plant that my heavenly father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots. Leave them; they are blind guides. If a blind man leads a blind man both will fall into a pit.
Peter asked Jesus to explain the parable to them.
Are you still so dull?
Don’t you see that whatever enters the miuth goes into the stomach and then out the body?
But the things that comes out the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man unclean.
For out of the heart comes evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immortality, theft, false testimony, slander. These are what makes a man unclean; but eating with unwashed hands doesn’t make hom unclean.
At times we are so focused on tradition that we forget about the laws.
Some people may say that they don’t like going to church because of the hypocrites. You know the people that wear white on first Sunday. These are the people who roll their eyes and suck their teeth at someone because they had blue on.
Not concerned that you may not be able to afford anything white.
They honor God with their lips, but not their heart. They are more worried about us following man’s rules than following God’s law.
Let’s remember it’s not what goes in our mouths that matter, it’s what comes out our mouths that make us clean or unclean.
Jesus sends a demon out of a girl.
The word says Jesus wentro the region of Tyre and Sidon. A canaanite woman from that vicinity camm to him crying out, ‘Lord son of David have mercy on me. My daughter is suffering terribly from demon posseession
The word says Jesus did not answer and his disciples urged him to send the woman away, because she kept crying out to them.
I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel
The woman went up to Jesus and knelt before him.
“Lord, help me” the woman said
It is not right to take the childrens bread and toss it to their dogs.
Yes , Lord she said “but even dogs eat the crumbs that fall from the masters table.
Then Jesus answered
Woman you have great faith! Your request is granted
Her daughter was healed from that hour.
The faith, just a little bit will do Lord. A mustard seed miracle Abba!
After I read this verse I thought back to the end of chapter 14. The Lord was in his hometown, the chapter ends with he didn’t do many miracles, because the lack of faith.
I hear the Lord say; we all may pray, but some lack the faith to follow through.
When we are moving toward God or believing God for something. Our faith must allow us to believe that even a small amount, even a crumb from the masters table is more than enough.
El Shaddai~God All mighty, all sufficient
Verse 29 -31
The crowd marvels at Jesus’s healings.
The word says Jesus went to the sea if Galilee, he went up to the mountain and sat down. Crowds came to him bringing the lame, blind, crippled, mute and many others laying them at his feet, He healed them. The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the cripple made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. They praised the God of Israel.
Could you imagine being a witness to these miracles.
How much faith is surrounding him? You have to believe that when he touches you, when he looks at you, when you touch him or just to be around him you are healed.
Verse 32- 39
Jesus feds four thousand
The word starts by saying Jesus called his disciples to him and said
I have compassion for these people.
They have been with me for three days and have nothing to eat.
I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way.
Jesus’s disciples asked where could they get the bread in such a secluded place?
Jesus asked them
How many loaves do you have?
They replied Seven.
Jesus told the crowd to go sit on the ground. Jesus took the seven loaves and fish. He gave thanks and broke them up handing a piece to his disciples and the disciples handed pieces to thw people.
The word says they all ate and were satisfied. Afterwards the disciples collected seven baskets of the broken pieces that were left over. That day four thousand men ate, not including women and children. After Jesus got in the boat and went to the vicinity Magadan.
Hallelujah! What a way to end a chapter. We are shown no matter what, no matter how many times with faith The Father will come through and when he does there will be more than enough.
Now for the most Important part, if you are looking to build your foundation in faith, you can Google, download a free bible app, or turn your bible to Romans chapter 10:9 and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead then you shall be saved. Begin to build your foundation of faith with bible study, fellowship, worship and prayer.