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 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, 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. 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 have a current pandemic going around in our world today, some believers are getting crushed not by the virus, rather, they are crushed by fear, panic and anxiety, while i am not suggesting that the situation in little, 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.
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 up 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 Heb.11:16. Believe the word of God spoken into your life. 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. 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 instantly.
May the Lord strengthen and increase your faith to the level where you will receive your miracles speedily with ease.
Prayer point: O LORD, increase my faith and let it endure.
Key Dose: The only force that the challenges of life surrenders and bow down to, is “Increased and unwavering Faith” in God.
Pastor James Ademuyiwa
Senior Pastor (IHPCT)