Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
"When Jesus came into Peter's house, he saw Peter's mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever. He touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began waiting on them."
I can't express what I felt when I was where Jesus healed Peter's mother-in-law. I knew being where Jesus stood and ministered would be powerful and I accepted the awe and wonder of it. Driving and experiencing Banias and the Sea of Galilee was my favorite part of the trip. I was so blown away by all the history of the area. Jesus walked on water here, He ministered and healed people and spoke boldly about God. All around me Jesus could have been, and I longed just for a moment to see what it would have been like to see Him love in person. Just a glimpse into that age and time would have been amazing. But being in this area and seeing things like Peter's house in the video above, I felt like I actually did see a little taste of what it was like.
When reading the Bible I often felt disconnected from Jesus and His time. It seems so long ago when people lived in places without modern accoutrement's and were ruled by kings. But walking and seeing buildings and places Jesus visited made the Bible so much more real to me. It didn't seem like this far off phenomenom that happened. I touched stone that Jesus possibly walked on and was right where He was. I still get chills right now.
Bryan and I talked about what Jesus did at this place and why it pressed on my heart so deeply that I had to pray there. We got on our knees and praised Jesus for what He did there and asked our Savior if He would heal me to. I have prayed this prayer many times and even if the road will be longer, I will never accept Lupus as something that is ok in my body. I will ask and plead to my Jesus to heal me and I believe He will (if He has not already!!!). I was overwhelmed with joy and amazement that I could pray right where Jesus healed someone for my healing as well. I thought of so many instances of hope and faith and prayed God would honor my desire to simply "touch the cloak."
Being here was one of the most memorable moments of the trip in the aspect of feeling the power of Jesus. It was pure and real right down to the stones we sat on and prayed beneath our feet. There was nothing more than asking and pleading and wanting Jesus so bad. I was honored even just to be where He was. We don't awe Jesus as much as we should.
We ate dinner with them and they drove us to the airport. We left right after midnight and I was so happy because Bryan got them to change our seats to the front row of our section. That meant more leg room! If you have ever been on a 12 hour flight you might understand how valuable this was. On the flight there I was in pain because I had no where to stretch. So Bryan and I took turns laying and sleeping on the ground throughout the flight. It actually went by nicely. We had two more flights to go and we were silly and happy as we were completely jet lagged and exhausted. I laughed at everything.
Psalms 39, Deuteronomy 33, 1 Enoch 25, Genesis 24, Isaiah 22, Jubilees 21, Exodus 18, Leviticus 17, Numbers 11, Minor Prophets 10, Daniel 8, Jeremiah 6, Ezekiel 6 Job 6, 1 & 2 Samuel 4.
Monday, May 26, 2008
- Sid Roth's Messianic Vision, May 22, 2008 Jerusalem Online