Christians and non-Christians alike agree: These are crazy times. So many aspects of our way of life have undergone drastic shifts since the beginning of 2020.
But Pastor James Levesque says on a recent episode of the Engaging Heaven Today podcast that the craziness extends past the culture. Although Christians have what he calls a "miracle mandate" on our lives, he points out, "Your affections are being taken away every second. Everything in your life is trying to tell you to not pray, to not lean in, to not get close to God. Fear, anxiety, concern, depression [are at an] all-time high.
"Christians are getting crazier by the minute," Levesque says. "But yet through it all, He gives us peace. And through it all, we're not called to live this way. ... Jesus, in Matthew 9, was preaching and teaching the gospel of the kingdom. And it says he was 'moved by compassion.' And he looked upon everybody who was there and felt like they were sheep without a shepherd. And He got so moved with compassion that He turned to those closest to Him.
"And in Matthew 10, verse eight, He sent them out to heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils," Levesque says. "'Freely you've received; freely give.' That started because He was moved with compassion.
"And what I'm asking you today is, 'What are you moved with? ... because you have a miracle mandate from heaven on your life, and it will not be at rest," Levesque says. "You will have constant unrest until you give yourself to end the spiritual void on this earth."
To learn more about God's miracle mandate on your life, listen to the entire podcast at this link.
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