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“Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.” (1 Corinthians 12:27 KJV)
During World War II, a church building in Strasbourg was destroyed. After the bombing, the members surveyed the area to see what damage was done. They were pleased that a statue of Christ with outstretched hands was still standing. It had been sculpted centuries before by a great artist.
Taking a closer look, the people discovered both hands of Christ had been sheered off by a falling beam. Later, a sculptor in the town offered to replace the broken hands as a gift to the church. The church leaders met to consider the offer and decided not to accept it. They felt the statue without hands would be a great illustration that God’s work is done through his people.
Truly, in the church, we are the “hands of Christ”. If Christ is to minister to the poor, it must be through our hands. If he is to take care of the sick, it must be through our hands. If he is to reach out to those who are lonely, it must be through our hands.
See something around you that Christ needs to take care of today? He has no hands — but yours!Read More
“Lord…why?” (Ex 5:22 KJV)
The Story of Deliverance is always the same. Yesterday, today, forever, our God is the same Mighty Helper. Your case seems different, your bondage more bitter than any other, your sin or sorrow more hopeless. But: He is able to deliver thee…
Though by sin oppressed, go to Him for rest; Our God is able to deliver thee.
Extremity: “I’ve prayed and believed, but things are getting worse and worse. What about God’s promise to help?” Almost always after you pray the situation looks blacker. But just before dawn it is darkest, and the crisis comes always at the lowest point. Hold on one moment after it is “impossible”–and relief will come. A practical prescription. It works.
“Why does God ask me to wait until the situation is impossible? Why does He wait?” There is a reason. God is never careless. There is more than one reason:
- The enemy and the world must know it is God and recognize His power.
- You must know it is God and give Him praise.
- You must remember for the future and learn to depend on God.
A great emergency means a great deliverance, and a great deliverance means great glory to God. Is it worth waiting for? [Study Ex 5 KJV)
Keep holding on, just one more hour
May bring to thee the promised power;
O Keep holding on, thy Lord doth care-
He’ll not forget to answer prayer.