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Tomorrow Today

One thing I love about the story of Jesus turning the water into wine, is it give me permission to go to Jesus and ask Him to do something for me that is outside my dispensation.

I grew up in a strictly dispensational world. It was a church that was firmly planted in the Pauline epistles. They had no room for the supernatural manifestation of the Spirit, and no place for the condemnation of the Law carried forward from the Old Testament. I am glad for the later and sad about the former.

In any case, what I learn from Mary in this story from Cana is that for a heart turned toward Jesus, dispensational lines are very blurry. [Tweet This]

Mary tells Jesus there is a problem with the wine supply – the party is on, but the wine is gone. His response is to the point.

And Jesus said to her, "Woman, what does that have to do with us? My hour has not yet come." - John 2:4 NASB

But she just goes on and tells them to follow His instructions. She pulls her miracle in from the future.

The same thing happens with the Canaanite woman in Matthew 15:22-28. Read it and you will see what I mean –

She cries out for help.
He says “I came for the Jews not the gentile dogs”
She says “dogs get the crumbs from the table”
She receives her help.

This gives me such a wonderful hope.

Perhaps you are looking forward to heaven for your healing and have stopped asking here and now. Is it time to start asking again?

The call is for us to ask and keep on asking, seek and keep on seeking, knock and keep on knocking. We must wait with patience – YES. Jesus must be the focus of our faith – not our healing – YES. But let’s not give up hope. We have this picture of folks pulling their promise in from the future.

Is there a prayer you have stopped praying?

BN Writers Page 150Thanks for stopping by today.

Don’t forget to shine today.


11 thoughts on “Tomorrow Today

  1. possesshispromises

    I love the phrase that folks are "pulling in their promise from the future." Indeed, we have great and precious promises, and we need to do is possess them. Sometimes, that takes a battle, but the battle is the Lord's. Jesus told us to seek first the Kingdom of God and all these things will be added to us. Thanks for reminding us that first and foremost, we must delight in the Lord, and then He will give us the desires of our hearts. Bless you, Ben. Karen

    1. Ben Nelson

      Thank you Karen - thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. - You are quoting one of my all time favorite passage - That we can become partakers of the divine nature through great and precious promises all the while escaping the corruption that is in the world. What a thought.

    1. Ben Nelson

      Hey, thanks Jared - great to hear from you! So true - we can't control or predict what God will do, but so often He is moved by our need, our cry, or even our desire.


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