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He is the Promised One!

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He is the Promised One!
"Mary did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand?
Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
And when you kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God"
 
Such telling questions, "Mary did you know..." I think it is fair to "wonder", to wonder what exactly did Mary know. What did she feel.  Do you think she doubted. Do you think she really understood everything that she was a part of, the role she was going to play.
 
During those days there had to be doubt.  Even John The Baptist asked the question - "Are you the one." Do you recall the answer Jesus gave?  His response is recorded in Matthew 11:4-5;
 
"Jesus replied to them, "Go and report to John what you hear and see: 5 the blind see, the lame walk, those with skin diseases are healed,  the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor are told the good news."
 
His response included the often taught and shared prophecy of Isaiah. Jesus used phrases from Isaiah 35:5-6 and Isaiah 61:1 to describe the miraculous works He had been doing and to show that He was indeed the PROMISED ONE! Jesus was fulfilling what Isaiah long ago prophesied.
 
From time to time it can be interesting to stop and think about "what if" or to ask questions of curiosity. But we need to be careful that the questions of curiosity do not turn to statements of doubt. Don't get caught up in the doubts. Protect yourself from being one of the ones that says "Is He the one?"  The way to protect yourself from asking this question is by doing this one thing...make room for Him in all that you do.  
 
Pastor Jeff
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Are you the one?

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Are you the one?
 
"Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?" (Matt. 11:3) 
 
From his jail cell John The Baptist sends this question via his disciples to be asked of Jesus. John wanted to know if Jesus was "the one" as he reference in Matthew 3:11;

"I baptize you with water for repentance, but the One who is coming after me is more powerful than I. I am not worthy to remove His sandals. He Himself will baptize you with  the Holy Spirit and fire."
 
How many times have you echoed John's question? During that time of doubt. During that time of fear. A period of uncertainty.  It really is hard to keep the faith, to stay positive in a world and society that is always questing and asking..."Is He the one?
 
John found himself in a moment of what some say could have been a time of depression, remember he was in jail. John was in jail because one of the political leaders was living with his brother's wife. John called him out, and John went to jail. This is not where John thought he would end up...in jail. At the bottom looking up. So John sends his disciples to ask both for themselves and him..."Are you the one?"
 
Don't get caught up in the doubts. Protect yourself from being one of the ones that says "Is He the one?"  The way to protect yourself from asking this question is by doing this one thing...make room for Him in all that you do.  
 
Pastor Jeff
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