November 18, 2020
Yesterday we looked at the scripture found in John 16:23. In the King James Version, it uses the phrase, "Verily, verily, I say unto you." The phrase, “Verily, verily,” means “amen, amen,” or this is a very important truth. A pronouncement of something important and you need to pay attention.
Saying, “Verily, verily,” before making a statement is a strong claim to truth.
So, when Jesus leads off with the words "verily, verily," He is not merely saying, “Believe me, this is true.” He is actually saying, “I know this is true firsthand.” What did He know firsthand? That the Father will give you whatever you ask in His name.
I want to ask you some questions if I may. Have you ever prayed for a dead man, and God answers your prayer by raising him up out of deaths grip? Or have you laid your hands on the blind and seen God open up their eyes? The Bible says that believers shall lay their hands on the sick and they shall recover.
Mark 16:17-18 (KJV)
17 "And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 "they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Father, I believe that Your word is true. Yes, I may not know everything like some preachers do, but I know that when You speak to Your children, and tell them to ask You in Jesus' name that You, Father, will do it. And that’s good enough for me. Our friends in Central, America are going through some terrible trials, but You tell us in the Book of James to count it all joy when we go through them. I ask that You would heal and deliver our friends, and I believe that I receive what I ask in Jesus' name, Amen.
Blessings on the journey, and remember that the best is yet to come.