Then Jesus answered her, O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you wish. And her daughter was cured from that moment. – Matt 15:28
What we believe Jesus did for us absolutely determines what we get from Him. In my life I didn’t want anything from Him, but He saw my low self esteem, He saw my pretensions at humility and He sent a prophetic word to me saying “I desire to bless you with all the Heavenly blessings”.
Did He pour them out? Nup. What did He do? He showed me Who He (Jesus) is and He kept on and on until I chose to believe that Jesus has done these things for me. And now, at long last, He is pouring out Heavenly blessings.
He is pouring out healing (because I believe Jesus took my sicknesses away on the cross) and so many different kinds of freedom and blessings (because I believe that Jesus removed any sin barrier between me and my Heavenly Father, who wants to bless me and you and everyone!).
Jesus taught about the pearl hunter who found the perfect pearl and then went and sold all the other pearls, to buy that one perfect pearl. He taught many similar parables about people finding the Kingdom.
Then He ended the teaching with these words…
For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open. If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.”
“Consider carefully what you hear,” he continued. “With the measure you use, it will be measured to you—and even more.
Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.” – Mark 4:22-25
I think He said three important things:
- whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open – we are meant to find this treasure, it was hidden FOR us to find, FOR us to discover if we WANT it
- Consider carefully what you hear – don’t just accept this pearl (Jesus and His cross) as if it’s just another pearl, consider it carefully because you might be missing something
- Whoever has will be given more – if you see the value of what Jesus did on the cross, if you believe it, He will reveal more. If you accept that, still more will be given.
Faith and the importance of faith is (along with love) one of the main themes (in the NT especially). New Agers will tell you that faith is the key to bringing things to you. That is New Age teaching.
The faith that Jesus is encouraging is faith in HIMSELF and in what He did FOR YOU on the cross. Nothing else. Over and over the cross is described as Jesus’ time of glory. Glory? Yes… glory. When He humbled Himself to the point of death FOR YOU AND ME.
Your faith in Him and who He is (the Lamb of God) utterly is the pivotal issue in your whole life. If you believe He was a good guy, you get nothing. If you believe He was the Son of God and the Savior, you get salvation. BUT if you believe He was so much more than that and He achieved so much more than that… then you get SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT.
The Message says…
Jesus gave in. “Oh, woman, your faith is something else. What you want is what you get!” Right then her daughter became well. – Matt 15:28
Read what the bible says that He did for you on the cross and CHOOSE to believe it. Then it will be done for you. HALLELUJAH!