Let’s consider Luke 6:17-19.
And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people…which came to hear Him, and to be healed of their diseases; and they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed. And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed all. (emphasis added)
Isn’t that an amazing passage? People come from all over the region to hear Jesus and to be healed. This passage screamed at me this morning, and I want to encourage us to bring our expectation to corporate worship.
If you go, go with purpose. The people came to hear and to be healed…intentionally… deliberately… and they were healed.
No formulas. No circus hoops of fire. No extra. No “if you praise Him He will do it” and other false promises. Just a Word principle…go to hear and to ____________. And accept His virtue! Accept His work in you today.
What is our personal expectation? Do we arrive with it on our hearts and minds?
Let’s try that today. As we ready for corporate worship, let’s set our minds and hearts toward God. We come Father, to hear You AND TO BE HEALED. Fill in the blank there — AND TO ______________ (be restored. get understanding. be delivered…)
If we all come with expectation, then we set ourselves up like the multitude in this passage. Everyone arrives with a SEEK to TOUCH GOD…whew, the thought is inspiring!
One more thing — look at why the people all sought to touch Jesus. VIRTUE WAS FLOWING and EVERYONE WHO CAME TO BE HEALED WAS HEALED. Jesus carried virtue. It could be that expectation activated virtue. Let’s not get to the house of God and wait to see or feel something before we expect. No! Let the meditation wheel turn now within us and cause us to arrive with fresh offerings of praise and worship to our able God.
Let’s come to hear and to ______________! And then let’s receive our expectation! AMEN.
Selah, and love to all.
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