No deposit, no return
In the Book of Luke 13:10-14 we read: “Now He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way raise herself up. But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.” And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. But the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath; and he said to the crowd, “There are six days on which men ought to work; therefore come and be healed on them, and not on the Sabbath day.”
This dear old woman – a daughter of Abraham had been bowed over for 18 years. You would think that the Temple rulers would rejoice at her healing, but no! They were angry because Yeshua healed her on the wrong day.
In fact, instead of allowing the spirit of religion and the law to hold them bound, they could have themselves in faith healed that woman. However their religious spirit kept that woman bound for 18 years.
And it’s not that much different today!
Instead of doing G-d’s work and furthering His Kingdom, the religious spirit causes us to argue and bicker about nonsense.
Instead of showing the power of Yeshua to a world in darkness, we have theological arguments and we get angry when we perceive that someone’s doctrine does not agree with ours.
The psalmist writes in Psalms 125:5: “Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy.”
This is another way of saying: “No deposit, nor return”.
Clearly, you cannot further G-d’s Kingdom or be the light of Yeshua by living according to the law and not living by the faith of the New Covenant.
People with a religious spirit operating by works just don’t have the right ingredients to further G-d’s Kingdom.
And the perfect ingredients are The ‘Ruach HaKodesh’ (Holy Spirit), faith and obedience.
Don’t wait until a crisis hits and the start panicking. Prepare yourself now by immersing yourself in the Word, trusting the L-rd to give you revelation and building for yourself a rock-solid foundation.
Only by taking time to deposit the Word in your heart so that it will be there later when you really need it, will you be able to operate in a crisis situation in the faith and power you need to see you through instead of in doubt and unbelief – No deposit, no return!
When trusting for an answer to prayer or a word from the L-rd, after you have made a deposit by fervently praying into the situation and then taking the first step and trusting G-d without doubting will you be able to see G-d, in His way and in His timing, bring about His perfect solution to the situation – No deposit, no return!
Are you trusting for the salvation of your family and friends?
Are you trusting for the salvation of Jewish people - especially those who you know well?
Only by taking time to pray for the salvation of your family and friends, as well as Jewish people, and then going out in faith and the power of the Holy Spirit to give them the gospel, will you likely see their salvation – No deposit, no return!
There is a lost world out there with people who are in darkness without any light and without any hope – including my people.
We have to be dedicated to the G-d given mission to be G-d’s servants and the light of Yeshua to the lost who are in darkness.
No deposit of the Word in your heart, no real victory. No first step, no real answer to prayer. Not fulfilling G-d’s plan and purpose for your life, no fulfilment in your life. Not obeying G-d’s instruction, no full blessings.
To have the full return of victory in your life and in your future, you need to make the full deposit of praying, studying the Word, fulfilling your calling, furthering the Kingdom and obeying The Holy Spirit.
No deposit, no return!