2 Kings 13:14 Now Elisha had been suffering from the illness from which he died.
I am surprised that Elisha, with the double portion of Elijah’s anointing suffered from an illness. Elijah with half was taken to heaven. He did not die as all mortals die. Elisha is the man who’s dead bones gave back life to the dead!. Can you fathom that? God is Sovereign!
2 Kings 13:21Once while some Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a band of raiders; so they threw the man’s body into Elisha’s tomb. When the body touched Elisha’s bones, the man came to life and stood up on his feet.
Remember, we are all human and subject to the frailty of the human condition. Like Paul, Timothy, you and I, including the man or woman you always run to for deliverance, we all are human and have issues. Period!
Let no man of God doom your faith with falsehood of a curse or curses upon your head, family, and so on. They have same in their families too!
Stop running helter-skelter! Seek the face of God for yourself, seek medical help, change your life style, and be optimistic!
Luke 16:27“He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father’s house, 28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.29″Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them. 30″‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent. 31″He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.'”
Do you know that, that someone did rise from the dead, and yet many still do not believe!!!
Friends, if you believe that Christ Jesus came walked this earth, died, and rose up, and is seated at the right hand of the Most High God, you should give God some praise.
Many people’s minds are blinded, cannot hear, see or perceive this great but simple truth!
Father in your mercy let every Vail shrouding people’s minds from receiving the simple truth of your Word be removed in Jesus mighty name!
Job 14:7-9 “At least there is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its new shoots will not fail. 8 Its roots may grow old in the ground and its stump die in the soil, 9 yet at the scent of water it will bud and put forth shoots like a plant.
What scent does your life, situation, and circumstances need to sprout again?
Your specific need is different from mine, your neighbors, Pastors, Bishops, friends, and other believers.
Oh!, You think your Pastors, Bishops don’t have needs? They do, and if you are privy to others real needs you would be encouraged.
You have a need, I do, and every other person you know has needs.
Your case is not different, strange, special, or need more than faith in the Word of God, the name of Jesus, the blood of Jesus, plus the mercy of God to solve it!
There is nothing that has befallen you that is not common to man – 1 Corinthians 10:13. No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
Do not let anyone corner you into believing falsehood. God is on your side.
The scent your life need is unwavering faith in the life, death, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus. What He did on Calvary for you and I.
Moses at a time was cut down, Joseph, Hannah, Esther, Mordecai, Ruth, Naomi, Jesus himself, Paul, and Peter, and many more Saints were cut down, but at the scents of water they sprout up and are alive through their works even today.
Will you rise up from wherever you are to embrace Christ Jesus and all He already wrought for you?
Do not emphasize your human frailty more than what it is, and do not let any man or woman magnify the issues of your life for you to the point that you are blinded to what is attainable in Christ Jesus!
Jesus Christ! Faith in Jesus Christ! The leading of the Holy Spirit! Total reliance on the Sovereignty of the Almighty! And total commitment to believe in the capability of God to perform what He said He will do in you, through you will birth hope in you friends. Hope does not make ashamed! Romans 5:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart! Proverbs 3:5-6
Mark 6:53-56 When they crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret and anchored there. As soon as they got out of the boat people recognized Jesus. They ran throughout that whole region and carried the sick on mats to wherever he went – into villages, towns or countryside – they placed the sick in the marketplace. … ALL WHO TOUCHED IT WERE HEALED
Friends, Jesus is everywhere and anywhere you call His name. He has anchored in your backyard, front yard and in your heart! He is at that troubled office, home, congregation, conglomerate etc
Will you call upon His name today for the salvation of your soul? Healing of your body, and emotions? Will you call on Him who is able to restore your marriage, career, ministry, ………. and self esteem?
Reach out in faith friends, He is nearer than you think!
“What sorrow awaits my rebellious children,” says the Lord .
“You make plans that are contrary to mine.
You make alliances not directed by my Spirit, thus piling up your sins.
For without consulting me, you have gone down to Egypt for help.
You have put your trust in Pharaoh’s protection. You have tried to hide in his shade. But by trusting Pharaoh, you will be humiliated, and by depending on him, you will be disgraced.
For though his power extends to Zoan and his officials have arrived in Hanes, all who trust in him will be ashamed. He will not help you. Instead, he will disgrace you.”
This is what the Sovereign Lord , the Holy One of Israel, says: “Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength. But you would have none of it.
Isaiah 30:15 NLT https://bible.com/bible/116/isa.30.15.NLT
When you are striving for a crown, there is no room to waver. You must dig in your heel or else like Peter, you might sink.Matthew 14: 29“Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
Discouragement will definitely come from different avenues. The facts of life will buffet you with tempest, other forces will band together to wear you out, cause fear, all this is to weary you out, to take your eyes off your goal.
1 Corinthians 9: 26 do not run like someone running aimlessly; do not fight like a boxer beating the air.
You know your life, destiny, and breakthrough depends on you following your passion – fulfilling the purpose for which you are created, serving God in spirit and in truth through the people in and around your life. You know the seed of greatness is planted within you, a burning coal, feisty roll of thunder looking for expression more and more. Zeal for the things of the kingdom burns in your soul. You know that you are in the will of God, you know that God is for you, well how come all hell seems to be let loose at every turn?
How come you face obstacles at every turn? Why are the very purpose for which you exist, your message, the recipients, the channel, and circumstances seem to be at loggerheads? Matthew 10:22You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.23 When you are persecuted in one place, flee to another. Truly I tell you, you will not finish going through the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
Very often, you will look inward first if you are like most to examine yourself. You will look at You as a person! Who are you in your core? What do you believe you stand for? Why are you the way you are? What makes you tick? You will examine every aspect of your being. This process will bring so much revelation, your flaws, strengths, weakness, errors and so much more will be brought to your consciousness, and if you are like many that are true to themselves, you most likely will feel inadequate. Please do not dwell there!
If you dwell there, you will be giving a foothold for doubt of what has been written about you and the power of the Holy Spirit who is going to accomplish them in you. The enemy of your soul will magnify your flaws and inadequacies to discredit what the Lord intend and has purposed to do in and through you.
Remember that God’s intention and will for you is not because of You, this isn’t about you, but all about what God is able to do in, with and for you. It is for His great name! Ezekiel 36:2222 “Therefore say to the Israelites, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: It is not for your sake, people of Israel, that I am going to do these things, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations where you have gone. Quit beating yourself and embrace the unconditional love of God. Do not take this love for granted though! Lean on Christ the Rock in prompt obedience. Stop been afraid! Look unto Jesus!
Philippians 2:12Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling,13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
You are fulfilling purpose even now more than you know.
Thank you Lord for waking me up this morning I said to the Lord as the day started. Something is missing though, I thought to myself. Where is that bubbling joy that comes at the breaking of day? Why are you cast down Oh my soul? Hope thou in the Lord and He shall sustain thee.
I kept wondering and worrying about my state of mind and this song came up. It hugged me like the warm embrace of strong hands. I am His, I am the Lords! He has never been far from me, though in my thoughts, I have kept Him at arms length, yet the Lord stayed close for that moment that I will need His hands to hold me up, like this moment!
“Who am I, that the Lord of all the earth would care to know my name, would care to feel my hurt? Who am I, that the bright morning star would choose to light the way for my ever wandering heart?
Who am I, that the eyes that see my sin would look on me with love and watch me rise again? Who am I, that the voice that calmed the sea would call out through the rain and calm the storm in me?
Not because of who I am, but because of what you’ve done, not because of what I’ve done, but because of who you are!” Who Am I – Casting Crown Lyrics
Thank you Lord for always been there for me. When all else fails, you remain constant, unchanging and loving me through it all!
Hebrew 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Looking through the scriptures, you my friends must have noticed that everyone that received from the Lord believed that He was able to deliver what He promised. It is faith in the capability of the Lord that will keep us in the place of prayer, service, and total surrender to the Will of the Most High. The Lord is faithful in all His ways. If He promised, He will bring it to pass. He is the Almighty Sovereign God, He knows everything before you and I ever dreamt of it. So relax!!!!
That wonderful dream you have friends, will come to pass at the appointed time. The visions like that of Joseph, Daniel and Jeremiah that you have will and must be fulfilled for the Lord gave it to you. His mouth spoke it and His mighty hands shall fulfill it. You just need to do your part by believing and working in sync with the divine purpose for your life steps after steps. Be tenacious also in the place of prayers!
Trust God to bring to pass that which He has spoken concerning you for He is able that promised as written in Hebrew 10:23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
Relax, rejoice, and follow your dreams. Dream more for it is attainable! Trust Jesus Christ!