FS Miracle Monday
With Miki Maynard
Why Did Jesus Come?
He Isn’t Critical of You, He Loves You
Don’t you love it when someone you love comes to visit you? My children are grown up and I’m an empty nester, as they say, so I really like visiting them. I always tell them that when I see them or watch them do things, that I literally feel my blood flowing through my veins. I know that sounds funny, but it’s true. It’s just what I feel. Life and love just flow through me.
I noticed in stories about Jesus, it says how He came to a place or went to a place. He “went” to visit people. The bible shows us that His motive is love.
One day, while I was praying for those that I care about that don’t have a personal relationship with Jesus, I had a vision. Jesus came, as the Lion of Judah, and walked down large boulders and stood in front of me. He placed Himself between me and a dark cave. He turned and faced the cave and I saw silhouettes of people inside of it, and I sensed that they were the ones I was praying for.
Jesus Came To Bust You Out of Prison
I wondered about caves in biblical times, because in my vision, He definitely stepped down into the place where I was seeing all of this. I found that some of the prisons were caves that were low in the ground. (Photo via Unsplash)
One of my favorite chapters in the bible explains to us why Jesus was “sent.” It says that the mighty Spirit is wrapped around Him, and the Father anointed Him:
“He sent me to heal the wounds of the brokenhearted, to tell captives, “You are free,” and to tell prisoners, “Be free from your darkness.” Isaiah 61:1 TPT
He Came From A Mindset and A Heart of Love, To Give Love, Not To Condemn
Another favorite verse of mine explains how Jesus was not sent to condemn. I have witnessed that it can be easy for some to feel or expect condemnation from God or people in their minds before they feel anything else. Some people think or were told that God and Christians are judgmental. You may have had a bad experience with “Christians,” or with harsh relatives so your first reaction might default to this. The truth is:
“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:17 NKJV
Some people blatantly claim that God and Christians are mean, and some are very sly and subtle about it. They want to cast doubt and are trying to interfere with their friends and family from understanding who God really is.
Our President of Firestorm Ministries International, Bonnie Nelson, teaches in her Prophecy Class about this. She explains that these are characteristics of Religious Spirits and she shows us how we can be wise to these tactics and reveals the fact that people have been deliberately misled.
If you have heard that God is harsh and unloving, it’s a lie. It is not true. If someone treated you wrong or told you this, they were not acting on behalf of Jesus. Jesus came pursuing you, wanting to find you and shower His love upon you. He gave His Life so you can live in the Light of His Love.
The bible says:
“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19:10 NIV
The word, “To save,” means:
Verb – Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong’s Greek 4982: To save, heal, preserve, rescue. From a primary sos; to save, i.e. Deliver or protect.
Does this sound like God is mean? This word “save,” is coming from a place of love, not criticism.
God Doesn’t Debate If You Deserve Love And Acceptance
God doesn’t stand in front of your cave and go over all the reasons why you are there. He doesn’t debate about what you did or didn’t do and then hesitate on whether or not He wants to love you and rescue you.
He comes seeking you with a heart full of love and acceptance. He comes to bust you out of prison!
If you haven’t accepted Christ as your Savior, or want to rededicate your life to Him, pray with me now:
Jesus, I confess that I am a sinner.
Thank You for dying for me.
I ask that you come into my heart.
Thank You for making me white as snow
And that I will live with you forever in eternity.
Thank You that I now live my life with You
And You will always be with me.
Thank you for busting me out of prison.
Congratulations on your new life in Christ!
Please contact us and let us know that you prayed this prayer!
Here Are Some Verses and Stories You Can Read About If You Want To Know More About God Busting People Out of Prison
In Acts 16:16-34 Paul and Silas were busted out of prison. (Photo via Unsplash)
“Christ would suffer, and as the first to rise from the dead, would proclaim light to our people and to the Gentiles.” Acts 26:23
“To open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the dungeon, and those who dwell in darkness from the prison.” Isaiah 42:7
“It shall come about on that day,’ declares the Lord of hosts, ‘that I will break his yoke from off their neck and will tear off their bonds; and strangers will no longer make them their slaves.” Jeremiah 30:8
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16