I was watching a program as regards the exposure of so called faith healers, the presenter commented that anyone can be duped, no matter how intelligent one is. While Jesus did perform many, many miracles, he played them down. At times He would tell those who were healed to tell no one. Matthew 8 v4 ] He wanted the people to look beyond, the miracle, to look
to Him as there Saviour, He made it clear that the path of discipleship had a cross attached to it.[Matthew 10v 38] ,that love for Him must be first [John 21 v15-22 ],yes even more than our nearest and dearest [Luke 14 v 26] The term prosperity Gospel, is a distortion of what it means to be a follower of Christ. God does bless His children, but we must hold lightly to them. The Christian life ,begins with faith in Jesus, and continues with faith in Him.
Thomas wanted to see before he believed, Christ granted that to him, but he went on to say,'' blessed are those who have not seen, and yet have believed'
[John 20v 29].
Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
Riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise;
Be thou mine inheritance now and always;
Be thou and thou only the first in my heart;
O Sovereign of heaven ,my treasure thou art.
[M. Byrne/E. Hull]