KEY SCRIPTURE: John 9:4 ” I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work”.
The Lord said, I must work the works of Him that sent me…” In our previous study we looked at how diligently he worked. Today we would consider what the works of God is. What is the work of God?
In the verse in question, the Lord was about to heal a blind man. Healing the sick is one of the works of God. The Lord said on many occasions that, it is the duty of every child of God to heal the sick (Matthew 10:1, Luke 9:2, Luke 10:9 and Mark 16:15-17).Every child of God has received the authority to heal the sick.
The Lord was a man of prayer. Prayer is one of the works of God. Praying is like sending up incense unto the Lord (.Rev 8:3) God loves to see His children pray. Prayer is fellowshipping with the Lord. He appreciates it when we come to him in prayer, Jesus prayed when He was been baptised (Luke 3:21), He prayed at Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36), He rose up very early to pray (Mark 1:35) He prayed all night (Luke 6:12). Prayer is work, and it is hard work. The apostle said in Acts 6:4, that they would give themselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word .The Lord said men ought to pray and not to faint (Luke 18 :1)
The Lord also went around preaching and teaching God’s word or the goodness. Until the truth is preached, men would continue to grope in darkness. The Lord spent most of His time preaching and teaching the word. Luke writes in Acts 1:1 “The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and to teach”. (We have spoken a lot on His preaching expeditions in our previous study). The Lord taught one time, and kept teaching till three days, when he felt the people could faint if he allowed them to go home (Mark 8:2). Dear child of God, the Lord calls on you to preach the word in season and out of season (2nd Timothy 4:2). He says we must go into the world and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19, 20).
The works of God also includes everything that the Holy Spirit would lead you to do. (Rom 8:14)
Please take the task he gives you gladly; let His work your pleasure be; answer quickly when he calleth; here am I, send me, and send me.
God’s work is giving yourself to please Him in all situations. I give my life over to Jesus to live for Him all the days of my life.
2 Timothy 4:2 “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.”
Luke 10:9 ” And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.”
Prayer Point: In the name of Jesus I have received grace to occupy till He comes.