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Day 22: You Do It!

CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
Friday, January 22nd, 2016
Genesis 44:1-45:28
Matthew 14:13-36
Psalm 18:37-50
Proverbs 4:11-13
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:

But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.” – Matt 14:16

The multitudes had been following Jesus for days. They were tired, and they were hungry. The disciples didn’t know what to do, so they came to Jesus for help. “Send them away,” they pleaded (v 15). “They need to buy something to eat.”

Jesus turned the tables on His disciples with His simple response: “You do it,” He told them. “You give them something to eat.”

God has already equipped you to heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead and cast out demons (Matt 10:8). He filled you with His Holy Spirit. He told you that because His Spirit is in you, you can go out and do even “greater works” than Jesus performs in Scripture (Jn 14:12). So, why are we still crying out to God and asking Him to do things He commands us to do in Scripture?

You do it. You don’t need to send the sick away! Command disease to flee in Jesus’ name. You don’t need to wonder if miracles can happen! Command creation to take shape according to God’s word, just as God did in the beginning. God has equipped and encouraged you to do everything He has called you to do. So let’s get started!


Father, give me boldness to step out and do the things I see Jesus do in Scripture. I want to heal the sick and cleanse the lepers. I want to raise the dead and cast out demons. I want to come alive in You!

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