What Do You Want Me to Do for You?

We Must Pick: Faith? Or Doubt?

What Do You Want Me to Do for You?

“What do you want me to do for you?” – Matthew 21:32 (Matthew 21:29-34)

On tha Sun’s way up from Jericho ter Jerusalem, two blind men whar sitting by tha road.

When they heard tha Sun was passing by, they shouted, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” Tha crowd told ’em ter hush up, but they shouted all tha louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”

Jesus stopped, turn towards ’em and said, “What do you want me to do for you?”

“Lord,” they replied, “we want our sight.’

Right off tha Sun had compassion on ’em and touched thar eyes. Immediately they received thar sight and followed tha Sun. Think on this a wee little bit:

Two fellers hung out ter gether. Ah feller by himself might get attacked, but ah pair stands ah better chance of beating off robbers and such. When it comes ter suffering, it helps ter have friends near by.

Thar ears whar open and listening. This be tha right attitude fer getting ah healing. Tha Sun said them who ‘ave ears ‘ought ter open ’em and be alert at all times.

Soon as tha pair learned it whar tha Sun passing by, hope swelled in thar hearts. No doubt they knew ’bout tha Sun and all he done. They believed tha tales told by others of his healing, tha provision he supplied ter ’em in need.

Doth ya believe in tha Sun’s power? Or doth ya simply know of tha Sun. If ya believe, ya ‘ill ‘ave hope. If you simply know of tha Sun, yer spirit ‘ill argue agin healing, claiming such ah miracle not be possible. We must see with our heart’s eyes what our head’s eyes kin not perceive. Faith be tha thing hoped fer, tha thing not yet seen, and yet which we know ter be true.

Will ya believe in tha Sun? That be tha question be fer ya while ya seek ter be cured of tha affliction, addiction, illness, or infirmity from which ya suffer.

Nay sayers ordered tha fellers to pipe down, ter stop yapping, but they kept at it.

Doubters and malcontents ‘ill seek ter rob ya of hope, healing, and help from tha Sun. Should ya find yerself among such rabble, escape if ya kin, fer they ‘ill only bring ya down ter thar sorry state. If ya be amidst some who claim ter be believers and they be preaching ah message of doubt, gloom, and denying tha power, words, promises, and commands of tha Sun and Skipper, high tail it up tha road. Many ah feller or lass suffers from tha sorry sermons of them filled with doubts.

Twice tha pair asked fer mercy. This be key ter healing. We all be reprobates and rascals in need of fergiveness and mercy from tha Sun. Not ah one of us be entitled ter anything but tha lash. In humility and trembling, in reverence and fear, ask tha Sun fer mercy. Beg fer it. Then expect it. Tha Sun be a lord of love. He ‘ill always respond with kindness and compassion ter them who believe.

“What do you want me to do for you?”

This always be tha question put ter us by tha Sun. “What do you want?”

If ya don’ know, dive deep in ter yer heart. Plumb tha depths of yer soul. Don’ settle. Ask yer self what ya really want. Then tell tha Sun. He kin do all things, fer through him all things whar made. Not a thing exist that whar not made by him (John 1:3).

Name it, but don’ claim it. Let tha Sun ‘ave his way with ya. This be ah conversation between tha two of ya. Allow him time ter respond and probe, while ya ponder.

Ter see, that be what tha chaps wanted. O that we might wish ter see tha Sun, as well. What a glorious thing it would be if we could see him in all his power and radiance. Ah healing of soul and body ‘ill bring such insight.

Tell tha Sun plain what ya want. Then wait fer his touch. Anticipate his hands reaching down, taking hold of ya, massaging tha place of affliction, injury. Feel his gentle stroke. Receive his kindness with gratitude.

Expect immediate healing, fer immediately they received thar sight. Not later that day. Not tha next day, week, month, year, years later. Right then.

Ter expect anything less is ter allow doubt ter take root and as ya well know, faith can not abide with doubt. Ya must pick: faith or doubt.

This be tha story of tha two blind chaps on tha road up from Jericho.

This kin be yer story as well, if only ya ‘ill believe in tha healing power of the Sun.

Question be, will ya?

 

If Ya Believe and Tha Afflicted Believes Even Ah Little, Great Healing ‘ill Flow

Nothing will be impossible for you.

If Ya Believe and Tha Afflicted Believes Even Ah Little, Great Healing 'ill Flow

(Matthew 17:14-21) (Luke 9:37-43) (Mark 9:14-29)

Tha day after Big James, Loving John, and Old Pete come off that mountain with tha Sun . . . tha very next day after tha three seen tha Sun in all his glory with Moses and Elijah, they met a man with a peculiar problem. When tha chap seen tha four approaching, he run up ter tha Sun and dropped ter his knees.

“Teacher,” he said, “I beg you. Look at my boy. He is my only child. A demon spirit seizes him and suddenly throws him into convulsions so that he foams at the mouth. This demon spirit robs him of speech. My boy gnashes his teeth. When it seizes him, he becomes rigid. It scarcely ever leaves him. This vile demon spirit is destroying my boy.”

Tha Sun asked, “How long has your son been like this?”

“From childhood. It often throws him into the fire or water to kill him. I begged your disciples to drive it out, but they could not. If you can do anything, take pity on us. Help us.”

“If I can?” tha Sun asked. “Everything is possible for him who believes.”

“I believe,” tha father replied. “Help me overcome my unbelief.”

Tha Sun looked at tha man, then his disciples. “O unbelieving and perverse generation. How long shall I stay with you? How long will I put up with you?” Ter tha father he said, “Bring your son here.”

Even while tha boy whar coming ter tha Sun, tha demon spirit caused tha lad ter fall ter tha ground, roll around, foam at tha mouth, and jerk with convulsions.

When tha Sun seen ah crowd rushing ter tha scene he rebuked tha demon. “You deaf and mute spirit, I command you, come out of that boy. Never enter him again.”

Tha demon spirit shrieked, convulsed tha child violently, and fled. Tha lad looked so much like a corpse that many in tha crowd said, “He’s dead!” That be how weak tha lad’s spirit had become from all those years of being bullied by tha demon spirit.

What about us? Be our spirit bullied ter tha point of submission by spirits of filth, wickedness, perversion, and doubts? Ever time we sin we be inviting vile, demon spirits ter torment us. Now, we know not if this lad done ah thing ter warrant such an invasion, but clearly tha demon wormed its way in and broke tha lad’s spirit. So much so, that he whar near ’bout good as dead, which be tha goal of tha demon spirit from tha get go.

Ne’er mess around with demons. Ne’er dabble in tha occult. Brother James says, Get rid of all filth. Cast out all evil. Humbly accept the word planted in you. God’s words can save you.” (James 1:21)

With that lad looking as dead as ah dock plank, tha Sun reached down and took tha lad by tha hand. He lifted him up and tha lad stood. All whar amazed at tha greatness of Skipper. Ever one marveled at all tha Sun done.

Later, ashamed at thar lack of faith, embarrassed that tha Sun had ter bail ’em out, tha Sun’s disciples came ter him and asked, “How come we couldn’t heal him?”

Tha Sun replied, “Because you have so little faith. Also, this kind can only come out by prayer.” He may ‘ave also added “and fasting,” though we kin not say with certainty that be tha case. “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

Not even driving out evil, unclean, demon spirits.

When someone ya know be in need of healing, deliverance from an evil spirit, addiction, affliction, ah condition that robs ’em of tha abundant life Skipper promised, pray this prayer:

My Father, I kneel before you, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name.

I pray that out of your glorious riches you may strengthen me with power through your Spirit in my inner being, so that your Holy Spirit of Truth may dwell in my heart through faith. And I pray that being rooted and established in love, I may have power. I pray that together with all tha Sun’s holy people, I may be able to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is your love and the love of your Sun. Help me to know this love that surpasses all knowledge. Fill me to the measure of all the fullness of you. (Ephesians 3:14-19)

After praying this prayer, believe that Skipper’s power ‘ill flow from our Father, through tha Sun, through ya, and in ter tha feller or lass in need of healing. Believe and doth not doubt.

If both ya and tha afflicted doubt Skip ‘ill heal, then tha Sun kin do nothing (Matthew 13:58). But if ya believe and tha afflicted believes even ah little, great healing ‘ill flow in ter ’em, of this ya kin be sure.

 

 

Sailing from Malta to Rome (Acts 28:11-16)

Three Months, Three Days, Three Taverns

Paul thanked God and was encouraged.  Acts 28:15

Paul thanked God and was encouraged.  Acts 28:15 (Acts 28:11-16)

After three months on tha island of Malta, Saul Paul and tha crew put out ter sea on ah ship from Alexandria. On tha bow of this vessel be tha figure-heads of tha twin gods Castor and Pollux. Think on this a wee little bit: Castor and Pollux whar believed ter be both both mortal and divine. Tha Sun of Skipper be both mortal, ah man, and divine, tha Sun of Skipper. So right off tha counterfeit of tha Messiah, tha antichrist, be tha very gods leading tha crew.

Now ya might think that after losing thar ship, cargo, and near ’bout thar lives, tha crew would ‘ave learned thar lesson and denounced such false gods. But when ya follow tha dark hearts of tha Devil and tha false security found in his lies, gaining a bit of discernment be ah rare thing. Folks do tha same ter day. When they get in ter a fix, they call on Skip ter bail ’em out. Once he does and things be square and ship shape, they go right back ter thar wicked way of thinking. 

With tha tiny god-sons of Zeus as thar guardians, and Saul Paul praying, tha crew sailed first ter Syracuse. Thar they remained three days. From thar they sailed ter Rhegium, then on ter Puteoli whar some brothers met Saul Paul and his mates. At tha sight of friendly faces, Saul Paul made it his task ter spend ah week with ’em.

When some brothers from Rome learned that Saul Paul be near, they trekked down tha coast ter tha Forum of Appius and Three Taverns ter meet up. At tha sight of these brothers from Rome, and knowing his long voyage be near ’bout complete, Saul Paul thanked God and whar encouraged and fer good reason.

Fer ah good long while Saul Paul wanted ter reach Rome. At every stop he had preached ter all who would listen how Skipper sent his Sun ter save all folks. Ah good many refused ter head this good spiel, but them who did received back thar life. They gained entrance in ter tha Kingdom of Skipper. In all ways at all times Saul Paul ne’er wavered from his goal of making his case that tah Sun be tha Messiah. Now, at last, Saul Paul be in tha very city whar tha most powerful man on earth lived. If Skip allowed, Saul Paul would present tha good spiel ter Caesar.

When he reached Rome, Saul Paul whar allowed ter live by himself with only a soldier ter guard him. Safe at last, he rested. He wrote letters of encouragement ter tha churches he helped form. He wrote words of admonishment ter tha churches. He wrote ter tha leaders of tha churches with instructions fer how ter shepherd tha flock. He also prepared ter make his case ter Caesar that tha Sun, who being in his very nature Skipper himself, died on a Roman cross so that Caesar could be saved from his sins.

Ah long time ago a feller by tha name of Jabez prayed: “Oh, Lord, bless me indeed. Enlarge my territory. May your hand be with me. May you keep me from evil. May I not cause pain.” And Skipper granted Jabez his request. 

May this be our prayer as well, that Skipper would bless us indeed. That he would enlarge our territory fer him. That his hand would be upon us. That his Holy Ghost of Truth would keep us from evil. That our words and deeds might not cause pain ter others. This was Saul Paul’s goal from tha get go. Though his voyage ter Rome be one filled with perils and persecution, he reached his destination. 

Make it yer task to stick ter tha course Skip plots fer ya. By doing so, ya may jest find them ya love most be saved cause of yer persistence.