Memorize: The earth is the LORD’S, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein: Psalm 24;1.
Devotional Reading : 2 Kings 7:1-20
Don Moen is a gospel artist whose songs have blessed many all around the world, one of the songs he wrote was “God Can Do It Again”, and YES, He can.
One of the strongest weapons the devil uses to attack many people including some believers is fear or worry which eventually lead to unbelief. Once fear enters into the heart, faith leaves. Absence of ‘Faith’ is what brings ‘Fear’ which consequently lead to ‘Unbelief’ It was the sin of unbelief that plagued the children of Israel during their wilderness journey, many died and bleached their bones in the wilderness, denying them of the promised land. It was not because God cannot take them to the land as promised, but they stopped the power and ability of God due to their unbelief caused by fear and worry.
Many people have limited, or stopped God from working in their lives because of fear and unbelief. Some have lost their miracles while some had to wait much longer than necessary to recieve their breakthroughs.
The word of God that came to Elisha in 2 Kings 7 would not have been delivered if there was fear in his heart, the mirracle recorded in Samaria would have been lost.
“Then Elisha said, ‘Hear ye the word of the LORD; Thus saith the LORD: “Tomorrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.” 2 Kings 7:1.
Many were filled with panic and worry. Fear spread throughout Israel. The army of Aram was besieging the land. Food was running out and there was a “great famine.” Cornered by difficult conditions, the king blamed Elisha.
But Elisha was not afraid. In fact, He was confident in God. So confident that he declared specifically what would happen in the future at a time when it looked humanly impossible.
What Prophet Elijah prophesied didn’t seem likely. But he had heard from God, and knew that His Word was true, even giving advice to others based on this confidence.
This is the kind of confidence all of us need to have in God.
We can find ourselves worrying about the economy, relationships, our health, the growth of our churches or things happening in the world.
But the Bible teaches us that God already knows the future, and He can do it again only if we reject fear and unbelief.
This kind of confidence is available to all who know God intimately and trust Him. In the midst of any situation, He offers us His peace. His wisdom. And His Word tells us that He knows our future, and that we can trust in Him.
What issues are you facing? Do you find your heart and mind filled with fear and worry? Don’t panic, reject fear and unbelief, totally trust in God?
Commit your needs to Him, no matter how serious they might seem, or how helpless you might feel right now. Don’t be besieged with worry, fear or unbelief.
Have faith in God, build a closer and stronger relationship with Him, belief in Him, He can never fail. Seek to be more sensitive to His Spirit. And trust Him, for today, and the future. He holds your future in his hands and he will perfect it in Jesus name.
Prayer: O LORD God of our father Abraham, help me reject fear and unbelief in Jesus name.
Key Dose: God reveal his power ONLY to those that do not fear or doubt.
Pastor James Ademuyiwa
Senior Pastor (IHPCT)