Memorize : and the apostles said unto the Lord, increase our faith. Luke 17:5
Devotional Reading: Luke 17:1-5
We cannot please or receive from God, without faith. Faith is the opposite of fear, it is the vehicle that takes us to the throne of God. Reliance on physical objects such as ‘holy’ water, candles, oil etc. will not only hinder but also destroy your miracle. it is not the oil, not the anointing on God’s anointed that delivers the miracle, it is paying spiritual attention and absolute focus on God. Whether oil is used or not, if you excercise strong faith in God, He will come through for you. Focus on God’s word, not the physical symbols which can be very limited.
Another closely related hindrance is desire for special attention or special treatment. In 2 kings 5:11-13, Naaman expected Elisha to come out and specially attend to him, after all, he was a general in the Syrian army. There are some people who, whenever they are sick and are being attended to by the health practitioner, never believe they are well until they are given some pills to swallow, or are injected. It does not matter even whether they are given chalk to swallow or water in a syringe, they will begin to feel well, this is purely physiological. When dealing with such patients, even when the person is OK, the doctor must give them some prescription. Spiritually, those who always desire to be treated fall into that class.
We are currently still going through a global pandemic in our world today, some people are getting crushed not by the virus, rather, they are crushed by fear, panic and anxiety, while i am not suggesting that they are directly to blame, however, the promises of God in the bible coupled with the effectual fervent prayer of the righteous which the bible says availeth much should give us peace and confidence that we need to declare divine shield and protection on ourselves and our family through the promises of God in his word.
Some Christians will not believe that their problems have been solved until after several days of fasting and prayer. For some, until hands are laid on them, God has not answered. That was part of Naaman’s expectations. For others, even when hands are laid on them, they do not believe anything has happened until they fall under the anointing.
Those operating at that level are manifesting signs of spiritual childhood and a divided faith. If you have been at that level, you do not have to remain there.
The Lord wants you to define and grow in faith. If the word was enough for the centurion in Mathew 8, the word should be enough for you. If thanksgiving and prayer could raise Lazarus from the dead, then it can do the same and much more for the living. Release and exercise your faith! Romans 1:17 says faith is the currency we live. Without it, you cannot please God Hebrews.11:16. Believe the word of God. Believe Gods promises in the Bible. Stand on them and confess them.
Expect to see manifestation in your situation on things both seen and unseen and it shall be so in Jesus name. Are you delaying your miracle by expecting some special treatment to precede your blessing? Hang your faith totally on God and you will receive your miracle today instantly in Jesus name.
May the Lord remove fear from you and give and give you radical faith to the level where you will receive your miracles speedily in Jesus name.
Prayer point: O LORD, please help me embrace radical faith in Jesus name.
Key Dose: “The only force that the challenges of life surrenders and bow down to, is the force of radical Faith” in God”.
Pastor James Ademuyiwa
In His Presence Christ Tabernacle