SATURDAY, APRIL 2
Scripture: John 12:20-22
Verses 20-22 state, “Now there were certain Greeks among those who came up to worship at the feast. Then they came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, ‘Sir, we wish to see Jesus.’ Philip came and told Andrew, and in turn Andrew and Philip told Jesus.” There were certain Greeks who were looking for Jesus. Because they understood that Jesus had Greek disciples, they went to those Greek disciples to present their request: “We want to see Jesus.” In every generation, we find ourselves with the same request. We want to see Jesus in action. If anyone can demonstrate or advertise miraculous healings, thousands of people flock to see if it is really Jesus. The desire to see Jesus is as great today as it was when He physically walked the earth. The only difference is, there were not any con-men pretending to be Him 2000 years ago, with great flair, advertising their miracle ministries. Seeing the real Jesus has to go deeper than whether or not a person is physically healed. We are told in the last days that we will be facing lying signs and wonders. From the day that I met Jesus, I have been excited and expectant about praying for people who are sick, with the intent of seeing healing, deliverance and freedom. But in all those years, I have never seen competition growing in the realm of the lying signs and wonders as it is today. Satan gives du-nam-is to individuals who are willing to compromise for him, just as God gives du-nam-is to people who refuse to compromise. We have to discern the difference.