Good Morning Everyone!!
Praise God for this new day!! I am so excited this morning to have some time to do a teaching… We have been rearranging our morning time and still working on how to fit everything in!!
So many times when circumstances happen, people accept it as God’s will. He allowed it to happen, so it must be his will. Or they will pray, God if it be your will please heal so and so.
There are several instances in the word that we need to look at this morning to get a NEW revelation of the power of Prayer and Faith!!
Lets go to 2 Kings 20:1-6
2 Kings 20
1In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live.
2Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, saying,
3I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.
4And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, that the word of the LORD came to him, saying,
5Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD.
6And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake.
This scripture alone has really spoken to my heart this week. I think sometimes we can get into the mindset that God has ordered our steps, and our life is already planned and out and set in stone and we don’t have a say in it. And as christians we sit back and just wait for God’s plan to unfold………..
If Hezekiah would have just accepted the word of the Lord and sat back and let that plan unfold HE WOULD HAVE DIED!! He choose to go to the Lord and beseech Him. …… Are we just going to sit back and let things happen or are we going to take God at His word and ASK and RECEIVE!!
God wants to hear from us!!
This is not the only instance where a child of God stood before the Lord and pleaded for Him to look at the situation again.
In 2 Kings 4 there is another story………… where action changed the circumstance. If you remember this story the shumanite women blessed the man of God and she in turned was blessed and God gave her a son. One day as the son was older he died in the field. WOW, how could this be?? He was a gift from God. She could have just accepted it as God perfect will and left it there and her son would have stayed dead. But she choose to go back to God (they went through the priest back then). As she did not left the circumstances stopped her she went to the man of God for a change. PRAISE GOD, she did not give up and just except it as God’s will for her life.
We need to understand the relationship we have with our Father. He loves us and wants us to come to Him. Don’t be afraid to share your inner most desires with the Father, He desires you to do so!!
And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive
Are you believing for something today and even a man or woman of God has given you a word that it will not come to pass, Go to God as Hezekiah did and watch what God will do for you as you ask with faith believing!!
God Bless you my friends!
Love, Pastor Carol