Negative but not Dominating
The response Philip had to Jesus’ question about where to get bread was that 200 days wages would not purchase enough bread for each person to have even a small amount. Yet, Jn.6:11 says that each person had “as much as they wanted” and v.12 says that “they were filled.” Even if someone were to attempt taking Philip’s defense and try to show the many negative experiences he had endured in his life and declare that no more than his reply should be expected of him, it would only serve as an excuse and a very possible preventative to his opportunity to participate in miracles. It is possible to have negative experiences without them dominating one’s heart. “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he” (Prov.23:7, NKJV). “…God is greater than our heart and knows all things.” (1Jn.3:20, NKJV)
(This is the sixth excerpt from Marty’s article “Present Challenges and the Prophetic Mindset“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)
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