For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. (Psalms 30:5)
There is a season that you and I go through for a certain period but that season will change and will not remain for ever! Every season has a timeline. Every season has a shelf-life.
I like to tell you today no matter what you have been going through, that disappointment, that discouragement, that pain that hurt, there is “a miracle in your storm” and you better get ready receive it. You need to know a secret in God’s economy that is God will only meet you at the level of your FAITH.
Job 23:10 “But He knows the way I take; When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.”
Job had great expectation, Job had great faith; that he will not remain in the same situation for ever. Literally he was making an appointment to meet God.
Don’t ever keep saying, “I am waiting for God to move” because God is saying to you today, unless you take the bold step of faith and make that move first I can’t move my arm to fight the battle for you.
THE INVALID AT THE POOL OF BETHESDA
John 5:6 (DO YOU WANT TO GET WELL?)
There was in Jerusalem near the sheep-gate a pool surrounded by five arches, which has the Hebrew name of Bethzatha (the Pool of Bethesda). Under these arches a great many sick people were in the habit of lying; some of them were blind, some lame, and some had withered limbs. (They used to wait there for the “moving of the water”, for at certain times an angel used to come down into the pool and disturb the water, and then the first person who stepped into the water after the disturbance would be healed of whatever he was suffering from
One particular man had been there ill for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there on his back – knowing that he had been like that for a long time, he asked him,
“Do you want to get well again?”
“Sir,” replied the sick man, “I just haven’t got anybody to put me into the pool when the water is all stirred up. While I’m trying to get there somebody else gets down into it first.”
Jesus asked him a direct and simple question. Instead the man was giving excuses to cover up why he was not healed. Have you ever noticed human nature has a tendency of blaming somebody for their problems? We refuse to look inside us! We refuse to take responsibility for our problems. But we like to keep blaming others, blaming circumstances and sometimes we even blame God for our condition!
Listen to me! God can never move! God can never perform a miracle in your life as long as you are staying in a place of self-pity and put every blame outside of you. You will never get any breakthrough, believe me!
Let’s see what is happening here? Jesus completely ignores the excuses of this man.
“Get up,” said Jesus, “pick up your bed and walk!” Jesus gives a command with an authority In other words Jesus is telling this sick man, “Enough of all your excuses of blaming others. This is the moment for you to change your thinking! Change your mind-set, move into your FAITH in God.”
At once the man recovered, picked up his bed and walked. Can you see something awesome here? The moment he moves his focus from his excuse to God’s command he receives his healing.
Some of you are sitting in the same place for 38 years. God is telling you at this moment. Today is your appointed time to change your thinking. If you want a miracle in your life, you got to change your mind set of blaming others! And take responsibility and listen to what God is saying to today. Jesus is commanding you with authority to GET UP! STOP BLAMING OTHERS! IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO MOVE ON! REMEMBER GOD CANNOT WORK IN YOUR LIFE AS LONG AS YOU SIT THERE BLAMING EVERYTHING OUTSIDE OF YOU. IF YOU WANT GOD TO MOVE YOU ON! IF YOU WANT GOD TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE! IF YOU WANT GOD TO HEAL YOU RIGHT NOW, YOU GOT TO “GET UP AND PICK UP YOUR BED AND WALK.
Despite your disappointing circumstances, Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8) He never changes, it’s we who change!
He took our infirmities and carried our diseases Matt. 8:17
He still opens blind eyes and deaf ears, makes the crippled to walk again, and the dumb to talk again. Jesus also heals all the modern daily sickness and diseases such as depression, pain, cancer, etc, whatever the devil tries to bring upon you.
Listen! It is not God’s will for you to be sick either physically or emotionally. Neither is His will for you to live far below the standard of life and suffer under the clutches of the enemy.
In your situation:
ONLY YOUR FAITH CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS FOR YOU
I have good news for you today but Jesus heals ONLY those who will believe Him for a miracle irrespective of who you are. All the people who came to Jesus during His ministry for healing received a breakthrough because of their overwhelming FAITH to step in the unfamiliar zone of zero dependence on their own clever mind.
The question is are you ready to believe Jesus for a miracle at the cross roads of your life right now? Can you believe that your FAITH is the KEY to your healing? If you can, you will receive your miracle from the Lord today.
In Mark 9:23 the father of the epileptic boy begged Jesus in his desperate need to have pity on his boy. He said to Jesus “if He can please have pity on my boy. And Jesus asked him, “What do you mean if I can? “If you can only believe! All things are possible
If you believe.” Immediately the boy’s father cried out and said, “I do believe; help my unbelief.”
In other words the father was saying “I believe but because of my circumstances which have made me so tired, which has drained me out I am compelled to give in to doubt, nevertheless help me to reverse this lack of faith in me right now.
Here is what we need to understand. Faith is not the absence of fear; faith is despite the fear, you are willing to take the risk and move forward in order to breakthrough into your miracle.
Note: Rev Dr Jai Kumar is an ordained & licensed minister of Covenant Ministries International N.J. USA. He is a mission minded pastor who carries an apostolic anointing who preaches and teaches an uncompromising gospel with boldness. A member of ECCM (Malaysia) Spiritual Adviser & overseer to various ministries and churches. An itinerant speaker. He is also the author of a book entitled, ‘God’s Time Clock.’ Currently he worships at C3 Subang.
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