Why Jesus? Why would you fall at the feet of Jesus? You have never met him. You have never met anyone who personally shook his hand, who was personally healed by him, who was snatched up from the pits of hell and given a life far superior to the one they were leading. You have never experienced immense breakthrough and freedom or manifested his glorious presence anywhere? You could choose to worship and be your own everything. You could work hard and be kind to people and that would be enough. Would it not? You can talk to your God until your have nothing left to say and he will not appear to you. He will not save you from tragedy. He will not take you out of famine, corruption, or war. He cannot break addictions, heal the sick, or take you out of your depression. You can pray to your Jesus, but he does nothing in retaliation to the deep dark corruptions of the earth. The children still go homeless and parentless, the women are ripped from their homes and sold into sex slavery. The men lay a waste on the cold dirty floors of broken decrepit buildings strung out on drugs and porn. People who are kind and good are dying of diseases they did not deserve and the wicked gather up the riches of the earth while the meek and humble scrap by on little. You can believe in any higher power and it would be enough. It does not matter what you try to say because your Lord Jesus is not going to fix these things. Mothers are raising children on below minimum wage. Fathers are aimlessly walking the earth angry and bitter. Children and teenagers have no self-worth and are taking their own lives. Where is your God in these dark times? What do you have to say to these things?
As a voice who carries the songs of heaven. A messenger with good news of peace that surpasses all understanding. As an anointed and appointed voice of our current times. It is without hesitation that the answer to all of these questions is He is enough. Jesus is enough. It is without a doubt that Jesus is enough. He is enough to end war, to feed the hungry, to heal the sick, to save the women from slavery, to break the chains of addiction off of men and women. Jesus is enough to infuse our children with the seeds of identity and prosperity of a virtuous full life. Jesus died on the cross and every stripe on his back and piercing in his scull and limbs is enough to break every man and woman free. The great tragedy of our current time is that people do not have a faith that prevails all doubt. Jesus is enough. He can take a proud man and bring him to a place of humility. He can take a sad woman and bring her to a place of abundant overflowing joy. It is in our resistance to the uncertainties of life that keep us from allowing our faith to flow freely. He is enough. There is never a time in your day that Jesus should not be the one you cling too. He should be the one you love above all else. It is God you should honor and praise in adoration. The more in love you are with him the more your eyes, ears, and mouth will open to the manifest glory of God. Though you may not have met someone up to this point who has seen these things. Today, you can say you have. Hold on to the faith of a friend who can first hand share with your that the encounters of God and his glory are global. They do not decipher by age, gender, race, geographic origin, time of day, color of skin, language spoken, or how good or bad you think you are on the inside. It says in 1 Peter 3:15, “ But give reverent honor in your hearts to the Anointed One and treat him as the holy Master of your lives. And if anyone asks about the hope living within you, always be ready to explain your faith.”
Well, I am here today to explain my faith with you to transfer a seed of hope into your spirits.
Jesus in the midst of every waking and sleeping hour is with us. When you welcome him and allow Holy Spirit to flow through you and allow God to Father you, your life changes. It changes and stretches in ways you did not know was possible. You begin to see every disappointment, every trauma, every evil, and hateful thing as sign of opportunity to love and not fall prey to the plot of the enemy. Although our pain and grief at times is mind numbing and difficult, there is no greater way out than through the worship and praise of Christ. In the Bible, one of the most tragic love stories is the story of Job. He proved the power of reverence in suffering to be a right of passage and corner stone to our faith. On the other side of pain, suffering, immense loss, and near death Job is triumphant in the end as a man of great faith. His reverence and love for the Father is glorious. Job never once cursed God in his disease, loss of his property, children, or wife. Instead, he honored and worshipped him through it all. On the other side of suffering it says in Job 42:12-17, “ The Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the former part. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen and a thousand donkeys. And he also had seven sons and three daughters. The first daughter he named Jemimah, the second Keziah, and the third Kerren-Happuch. Nowhere in all the land were there found women as beautiful as Job’s daughter, and their father granted them an inheritance along with their brothers. After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years; he saw his children and their children to the fourth generation. And so Job died, an old man and full of years.”
Currently, I know many are in a dry season. I encourage you, no matter what you have faced, no matter what you have suffered, no matter how evil the world feels; never lose hope in the goodness of God. He never breaks a promise and he always wins. He is worthy of our praises. He is worthy of our undivided attention. He is worthy of us dying to our flesh, and allowing him to take over. Jesus is enough. Jesus is truly enough. Let him take over the reigns of your life and watch the blessings of heavens transform your life and vision. Praise him through to the other side of breakthrough and never look back. He is the true King of Kings! Jesus is enough!