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One of the most wonderful things about Jesus is that He never changes. I love that about Him! He's not kind one day and harsh the next. He's not ready to heal one minute and reluctant the next. He's always "Jesus Christ [the Anointed One] the same yesterday, and today, and forever" (Heb. 13:8).

He is always the same as He was in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. There, we see a Jesus Who is easily entreated. We see Him healing and delivering people at every turn. The people who came to Him on the dusty roads of Galilee didn't have to struggle and convince Him to help them. They simply asked, and He answered. It was easy for them to receive from Jesus.

Most outstanding of all, Jesus never said, "No," to the people who came to Him in faith. He always supplied their need.

Religious tradition has taught us that at some time during the past 2,000 years, Jesus changed. He started telling people "No" when they asked for healing. He told them their sickness was teaching them something. Religious tradition has said the days of Jesus' miracles have passed away.

But that's just not true.

I was reading Acts recently when the Lord strongly reminded me of that. In fact, He used the first few verses of Acts (chapter one) to impress it on my heart in a fresh way. In those verses, we see Jesus preparing to leave the earth to go sit at the Father's right hand. If you remember, He is speaking to the disciples.

Don't Reason It Away
Consider for a moment what the angel said in that first chapter of Acts. I know you've probably heard it many times before, but I want you to let it sink in as a revelation in your heart. He said, "This same Jesus..." is going to come back. This same Jesus!

Let me ask you something. If Jesus was one way when He was on the earth, and He is going to be the same way when He comes back, what do you think He's going to be like during the time in between?

Yes, He's going to be the same!

This same Jesus! He's the same right now as He was when He walked the earth. He has the same heart of compassion. He's just as easily moved now as He was then. He's just as quick to heal now as He ever was. He truly is the same yesterday, and today, and forever.

That's such a simple revelation. We ought to just receive it like little children and believe it. But most of us don't. We start reasoning it away in our minds. We think, "Well my disease is so serious, and I've had it for such a long time, it just couldn't be that easy for me to be healed."

Thoughts like that are lies of the devil! Jesus healed a number of people who had been sick for a long time. It wasn't hard for Him. Nothing was hard for Him! What we need to do is quit reasoning so much and just believe!

He Went About Doing Good
With that in mind, we can take a fresh look at what Jesus said and did during His time on earth. Let's start with Luke 4, where we see the foundational message Jesus preached everywhere He went:
The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon Me, because He has anointed Me [the Anointed One, the Messiah] to preach the good news (the Gospel) to the poor; He has sent Me to announce release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind; to send forth delivered those who are oppressed, who are downtrodden, bruised, crushed and broken down by calamity; To proclaim the accepted and acceptable year of the Lord, the day when salvation and the free favors of God profusely abound.
(Luke 4:18-19 AMP)
Now remember, Jesus is still preaching that message today. So if you fall into any of the categories He listed there—if you're blind, if you're oppressed by sickness, if you're depressed, in bondage to drugs or alcohol, or simply beaten down by the calamity of this world—Jesus is here to deliver you. Today is the day of your salvation!

Jesus just went about doing good. He would simply go from one place to another blessing people and healing them and delivering them. It wasn't hard to get Jesus to work miracles. It was easy!

I love to see Jesus with the eye of my heart, walking around, loving people and ministering to them. I love to see Him go about His day casting out devils, bringing healing and working miracles!

What's more, I love to think about the fact that Jesus still wants to spend His day that way. He's still the same Jesus!

What Do You Want Him to Do for You?
It's just as easy to receive from Jesus today as it ever was. Back in the days when He walked the earth, Jesus would just be going from one place to another and someone would rush up to Him with faith in their heart, and in their mouth—and He'd do whatever they asked Him to do.

It was as simple as that! He did whatever they asked for in faith.

Glory to God! Jesus has that same attitude toward us today. Every morning when you get up, He's saying, What do you want Me to do for you?

Now, you can see how foolish it is for you to go to work without praying and telling Him what He can do for you today. If you just ignore Him and go on about your busy life, you won't receive anything from Him. Because He works by faith!

Jesus Is An Easy Touch
Think about the leper in Matthew 8 who came to Jesus and worshiped him, saying, "Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean" (v. 2). Do you know what Jesus' response was to him? "I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed" (v. 3).

I could tell you about the centurion who had a sick servant and came to Jesus, saying, "Lord...speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed" (v. 8). Jesus didn't say to that man:
Now, listen here. I'm the One Who decides what needs to happen in these situations and I think I need to go lay My hands on that servant." No, he simply did what the centurion asked Him to do. He said, "Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the same hour.
(Matt. 8:13)
Jairus is another who fell at Jesus' feet and said, "My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live" (Mark 5:23).

Even though that little girl died before Jesus arrived, He still did exactly what that man said. He took her by the hand, healed her and raised her from the dead!

Do you see how easy Jesus was to deal with back then? He's just as easy to deal with now! He is easily touched with the feeling of our infirmities (Heb. 4:15). Whatever they said that's what Jesus said and did. And whatever you say with your mouth and believe with your heart, He'll do for you! How do I know?

Because He's the same Jesus.

Whatever you need from Him today—whether it's healing in your body, deliverance from oppression, devils, drugs, pornography, or anything else that has attached itself to your life—Jesus is saying, "What can I do for you? What is it that you want from Me?"

If you need money in your bank account, Jesus can handle it. He knows how to get you money. If you'll give Him faith, and you'll give Him words to work with, He'll get you whatever you need.

Ask For It
If you need your children to come into the kingdom of God, Jesus knows how to rescue them. He knows how to bring in your children. He's saying, "What can I do for you today?"

Whatever you want, ask for it. Believe you receive it, and put it in your mouth! Start saying what you want Jesus to bring to pass.

This same Jesus! Jesus Christ, the Anointed One, the same yesterday, today and forever, wants to move in your life. He wants to remove the burdens and destroy the yokes the devil has used to oppress you. He wants to bless you and deliver to you the profusely abounding favors of the Lord.

That was His ministry 2,000 years ago. It's still His ministry today. That's what He does every day, 24 hours a day. Call on Him in faith and let Him do it for you. He is the same, wonderful, Jesus!

Excerpt permission granted by
Eagle Mountain International Church, Inc.
aka:  Kenneth Copeland Ministries

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