Friday, 27 June 2008

Overcoming Jesus

"Yes Lord" she said "but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master's table" Matt 15:27.

On this verse Spurgeon writes: She believed great things of Him and thus overcame Him. She won the victory by believing in Him. Her case is an instance of prevailing faith; and if we would conquer like her, we must imitate her. (Day by Day with CH Spurgeon - June 27)

Overcoming Jesus does not sound like language any follower of Christ should ever use. And yet Spurgeon's use of language grabs my attention.

This verse and Spurgeon's encouragement must compel us to persistent, prevailing prayer. I want to like the Canaanite woman whose faith in Jesus prematurely opened a door that seemed closed in the purposes of God.

Our great faith might just get our request granted and we see an outbreak of healings and see many saved & added and see RFC surging towards 400.

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