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The Smiling Jesus

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FAITH BOOSTER:

The Smiling Jesus [May 20,2020]

WORD OF FAITH:

God . . . has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy. (Hebrews 1:9)

Also Read Hebrews 1:8–12

If you were to play the part of Jesus in a movie, how would you approach the role? That was the challenge faced by Bruce Marchiano, who played Jesus in the 1993 Visual Bible movie Matthew. Knowing that millions of viewers would draw conclusions about Jesus based on his work, the weight of getting Christ “right” felt overwhelming. He fell to his knees in prayer and begged Jesus for—well, for Jesus.

Bruce gained insight from the first chapter of Hebrews, where the writer tells us how God the Father set the Son apart by anointing Him “with the oil of joy” (1:9). This kind of joy is one of celebration—a gladness of connection to the Father expressed wholeheartedly. Such joy ruled in Jesus’ heart throughout His life. As Hebrews 12:2 describes it, “For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Taking his cue from this scriptural expression, Bruce offered a uniquely joy-filled portrayal of his Savior. As a result, he became known as “the smiling Jesus.” We too can dare to fall to our knees and “beg Jesus for Jesus.” May He so fill us with His character that people around us see the expression of His love in us!

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION:

  • What are your perceptions of Jesus and how might they need to change?
  • How can you represent Him as you show His heart to the world?

PRAYER OF FAITH:

Dear Jesus, we beg You for You. May Your heart be what others see in us today. May we radiate Your joy in all we say and do.

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-Witness Ministries-

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Melwyn And Ruth Misquitta

Closer Than You Think

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FAITH BOOSTER:

Closer Than You Think ! [Nov. 25, 2019]

WORD OF FAITH:

“Do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.”
(Hebrews 10:35, NIV)

Have you been praying and believing for something that seems like it’s taking a lot longer than you thought? Many times, people can miss God’s best simply because they give up before they see their “due season” come. Don’t let that be you! Be encouraged today, your answer is closer than you think. If it seems like things are getting more difficult, remember, when the intensity heats up, that means you are closer to your victory. It always seems darkest just before the dawn arrives.

We serve a faithful God, and He’s working behind the scenes on your behalf. Don’t cast away your confidence today because your reward is coming. And just like a new mother forgets about her labor pain once she is finally holding her newborn, you’ll forget about your struggle when you are holding on to your promise. While you are waiting, keep an attitude of faith and expectancy. Wake up every morning and say out loud, “I’ve come too far to give up now. My due season is coming. I will reap my harvest.” Stay in faith and look for His hand of blessing because He has promised you victory, and it’s closer than you think!

PRAYER OF FAITH:

Father in heaven, today I stand believing that You are working behind the scenes on my behalf. Give me Your strength to stand in faith until I see every promise fulfilled in my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.

–Witness Ministries-

The   Vision   of    Witness   Ministries   is   to   communicate   ‘The  Life   Changing   Truth   Of   The   Word  Of   God’   in    unique   and practical   ways    with   as   many   people  as   possible   –  the   simple but   life   changing   truth   that   “ God   wants   you   to   enjoy   and  be   a   winner   in   every   area   of   your   life. ”

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Melwyn And Ruth Misquitta