TOPIC: WHEN HE TAKES HIS TIME!
BASIC SCRIPTURES: (MARK 8:22-26; ISAIAH 28:16)
Remember that in 2 Kings 4:35, the dead child sneeze seven times, before opening his eyes! As a pharmacist, I know that these are the first acts of restored respiration, and they are the successive steps of signs of restoration back to life.
God is almighty and miracles were for the most part performed instantaneously; He can do ALL THINGS but sometimes also, His miracles and manifestations are done in phases! Just like in the case of 1Kings 18:44-45 where Elijah had to pray and wait for the 7th time before the MIRACLE RAIN CAME!
Sometimes, God’s miracles are done progressively towards completion. That was also the story of the blind man in today’s 1st scripture. The man in today’s first scripture said: “I see men as trees, walking.” Can you imagine that? THE HEALING WAS NOT INSTANT even though it was the ALMIGHTY JESUS WHO PRAYED FOR HIM!
Then Verse 25 says: “After that He put His hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.” So I repeat as I am led for emphasis: The healing was not instant and fast even though Jesus Christ had the FULLNESS OF THE GODHEAD DWELLING IN HIM BODILY!
He is the unchanging Changer and the FINGER that never FAILS! Yet, He did not heal the man AT ONCE! The man first saw men as trees, before seeing men clearly! No matter how 2020 has been, always remember that God is not a man that He should lie! God’s delays are for a higher purpose that your eyes may not see! Note that before the miracle was completed, He made the man to LOOK UP (see the underlined above)!
Wow! His PROCESSES ARE FOR YOUR FINAL PROMISED LAND STORY! The Lord could have healed him with a word, but He wished to save the soul as well as the body! He made to LOOK UP instead of looking at men! So, when He takes His time, it’s because He has His GREATER PLAN! Hold on and hold out!
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PRAYER POINTS: Take Song 2: My Faith Looks Up To Thee…
1. In your own words, pray about today’s word as led.
2. Sometimes, God’s miracles are done progressively towards completion. I refuse to live in discouragement or secret anger against God.
3. Lord, show up early for the sake of Your glory concerning the following issues of my destiny (mention them) and pay your Tithe into the accounts above.
4. When the LORD takes His time, it’s because He has His GREATER PLAN! Lord, I sow a seed now and receive the grace to wait for that PLAN in Jesus name.
5. I scatter every demonic plan to hurry me out of the PLAN of God for my destiny in Jesus name. I shall not make haste! I will wait on the LORD and I know I shall not end up in shame in Jesus name.
THE BIBLE-IN-ONE-YEAR: (LK: 22-24)
BY: BISHOP DR. CHRIS E. KWAKPOVWE (CEK)
PUBLISHER/WRITER OF OUR DAILY MANNA DEVOTIONAL BOOKLET FOR THE CHAMPION.
Song 2. My Faith Looks Up To Thee.
1. My faith looks up to thee
Thou Lamb of Calvary
Now hear me while I pray
Take all my guilt away
O let me from this day
Be wholly thine!
2. May thy rich grace impart
Strength to my fainting heart
My zeal inspire!
As thou hast died for me
O may my love to thee
Pure, warm, and changeless be
A living fire!
3. When life’s dark maze I tread
And griefs around me spread
Be thou my guide
Bid darkness turn to day
Wipe sorrow’s tears away
Nor let me ever stray
From thee aside
4. When ends life’s transient dream
When death’s cold, sullen stream
Shall o’er me roll
Blest Saviour, then in love
Fear and distrust remove
O bear me safe above
A ransomed soul!.
TOPIC: WHEN HE TAKES HIS TIME!