Bro. Eddie C. Villanueva
Each person will have one moment in his lifetime when he would face one impossibility – an astoundingly impossible situation that would need an equally astounding kind of faith.
We have many of this kind of testimonies in all Jesus is Lord (JIL) churches in 50 countries all over the world. The most moving of these stories are changed lives; many of which are documented through our website, www.jilworldwide.org. As an example, one person said that he grew up with nothing but hatred in his heart because his father had abandoned their family when he was still very young. This hatred consumed his heart. He grew up with this one big ambition: To kill his father. But later, as he understood the kind of grace given to him by God who loves Him unconditionally, hatred gave way to forgiveness, and forgiveness to love. He has since become an evangelist and missionary, sharing about the love of God to all peoples of the world.
Logic tells us that a heart consumed by hatred will only produce evil acts. But faith tells us that hatred could actually really transform into forgiveness and love.
We also have numerous true stories about miracle healings. And also about miraculous provisions. All these stories only prove one by one what the Bible says about God.
That He is able to change hearts: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; all things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17, New King James Version).
That He is able to heal: “For I will restore health to you, and heal you of your wounds, says the Lord” (Jeremiah 30:17).
That He is able to miraculously provide: “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).
And a lot lot more! He gives freedom. He gives peace. He saves.
And I reiterate that all these are true-to-life stories. They are not fiction; they actually happened.
Just like the story of the parting of the Red Sea in the Bible for the children of God. It actually happened. It was for real.
Exodus 14:21-22 tells us:
“Then Moses stretched out his hands over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided. So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.”
Logic tells us that it is impossible to happen. But faith tells us that it happened and the same astounding miracle will happen again – because God is able!
If you are in such a situation now – an astounding impossibility, remember that the parting of the Red Sea story is true! Miracles happen. Have faith in Him!
Encouraging notes from JIL Canada local church Pastors and Coordinators!
Alness (North York)
Jesus Is Lord Church is a Philippine-based, Christ-centred Full-Gospel Christian Church that is doing ministry work since 1978. It is currently present in 55 countries around the world. In 1987 Jesus Is Lord Church started its ministry work in Canada and found a home in 8 of its provinces today - British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.