Summary: God desires to help you!
Thank you Rev. John Chance
I WILL John 12:24
24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
When the disciples asked Jesus about prayer he responded by saying¦
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
His opening and his closing statements speak of having the will of God done in our lives.
It is important that the will of God is performed in our lives.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
Jesus made sure that he established in the lives of his disciples that it is important that God be first and foremost in their lives.
So it is interesting when Jesus begins to call his disciples that he makes a very different statement.
19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
It was a promise of personal revival¦ made by the humanity of Jesus Christ.
There were several things that Jesus wished to do. Each time he spoke it as a promise. I Will!
A promise of stability¦
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
A promise of purity¦
3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
A promise of healing¦
5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,
6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
A promise of grace and mercy without condemnation¦
10 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.
11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?
12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
A promise of sustaining power¦
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
- When you are weak I will be strong.
- When you are down I will lift you up.
- When you get tired from the journey I will give you rest to continue on.
A promise of blessings¦
30 And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them:
31 Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.
32 Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.
33 And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?
34 And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.
35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.
36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full.
38 And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.