Memorise: Now four men who were lepers were at the entrance of the city’s gate; and they said to one another, Why do we sit here until we die…. So they arose. – 2 Kings 7:3-5
Devotional Reading: 2 Kings 7:1-20
No matter how bad the problem you may be facing today, no matter how far under you may be, in 24 hours you can be back on top by taking a step of faith!!
“But Pastor James, surely that would be impossible?”
That’s what the Samaritans thought in 2 Kings 7. Their land was being ravaged by famine. Enemy troops had surrounded them and cut off all sources of supplies. Mothers were eating their own children just to survive.
But right in the middle of that, the Lord told the prophet Elisha that in 24 hours the whole situation would change. Flour and barley would sell for just a few pennies and there would be abundance for all.
What did God use to turn that situation around? Four lepers who took step of faith! Four lepers who, instead of sitting around feeling sorry for themselves and waiting to die, decided to arise and take their chances in the enemy camp. When they got there, they found it abandoned. All the warriors had been frightened away by the angels of God, and they’d left enough food behind to feed all of Samaria!
Sometimes you and I are like the officials in that story. We become problem centred instead of Word-of-God centred. We allow ourselves be so surrounded with the loud voice of the world that the vision of our victory is pushed out of sight. When that happens, faith and power begin to subside, and life caves in on us from every side. If that’s happened or happening to you, stop crying about it. Stop looking at your problem and feeling sorry for yourself. That won’t change anything, pray and take a step of faith!
Just like He did for Elisha, God’s given you a word. He’s promised you victory. He’s promised to make you an overcomer! So, don’t just sit there till you die. Don’t accept defeat. Rise up in faith. Stand up on God’s Word and fight for your life. Get mad at Satan. Cast him out. Get mad at that sickness. Get angry with poverty and start giving.
Rise up and receive the deliverance of the Lord! My God of last minute success will come for you before this year 2019 runs out in Jesus name. Nothing is impossible for those who believe. May the Lord give you faith that is strong enough to activate your miracle even at this last hour of the year 2019. God can do it again and again and again, we serve the same God today! You will end this year with miracles in Jesus name.
Prayer point: O GOD of Elisha, do a miracle in my life today in Jesus name.
Key Dose: Don’t give up, Keep fighting, the battle is only lost when you give up!
Pastor James Ademuyiwa
Senior Pastor (IHPCT)