Even though we know faith works wonders, do we doubt that our belief in Jesus will let us do greater things? Don’t we know that with God working through us nothing is impossible? Yet, we hesitate to step out boldly, as commissioned.
At these times Jesus reiterates his constant teaching,
“everything is possible to one who has faith” (mark9:23b)
We B.E.L.I.E.V.E that Jesus has risen, that he has already conquered the enemy, that he will return as a victorious king. We have experienced his grace. But even then we know our faith has to deepen and therefore we pray.
“I do believe, help my unbelief!” (Mk 9:24b)
When the disciples couldn’t drive out the mute spirit, it was perhaps due to their past success or lack of reliance on God’s power. Jesus brings them back to the basics, that is, his works require prayer. It means meeting and knowing Christ. It is a necessity if we are to live Christ, share Christ, and do the work of evangelization. When we live in Christ and he in us, we can ask anything in Jesus’ name and it will be granted and we will experience faith that works wonders.
Jesus relies on us to continue his work of assaulting the dominion of the enemy in the world. When he returns, Jesus will only have what we have worked to secure for him.
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