For He delivered us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son. Colossians 1: 13
When we begin our new life with God through Christ Jesus, we are not only relationally changed, we are positionally changed. Our old address is the domain of darkness and our new address is the kingdom of His beloved Son. Things operate differently in this kingdom than they do at our old address. In this kingdom we are told that the way to life is to die to ourselves, that giving is better than receiving, that miracles are the norm and not the exception. The currency that moves things in the domain of darkness is money, but the currency that moves things in the kingdom of His beloved Son is faith.
Remember the story of the woman with the issue of blood? She had spent all her money on doctors to no avail. Money that is the currency of that kingdom did nothing for her when she needed healing. I don’t know about you but I have spent a good deal of money on doctors to be here today in pain and having no answers coming forth from them anymore. Sometimes, even though money is the currency at my old address, it simply doesn’t always bring the goods I need.
Jesus, seeing that woman’s faith, healed her. The currency in the kingdom of my new address brought about her healing. Faith still moves the hand of God. Faith can bring the goods that money can’t. (I am not saying don’t see doctors; please don’t hear me wrong). Romans 10:17 tells us this: So faith comes by hearing [what is told], and what is heard comes by the preaching [of the message that came from the lips] of Christ (the Messiah Himself). And did Jesus say? He said, “Your faith has made you well. Go in peace”.
Jesus, my Healer, my Savior, my Soon and Coming King, how I love that You love me, that You see me, You see the faith I have and the gap between my faith and trust. Help my unbelief, help me to trust. How I long to hear You whisper those words to me – your faith has made you well. Go in peace. Thank You for I know I will hear them. Amen.
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