Welcome to another week of great possibility in which the almighty is able to break all protocols to turn around your story and perfect your 11th hour divine visitation.
John 16; 24 AMP 'Up to this time, you have not asked a (single) thing in my Name (as presenting all that I AM): but now ask, and keep on asking and you will receive, so that your joy (gladness, delight) may be full and complete.' This particular scripture and a few others conveys to us the truth of the scripture 'As He is, so are we in this world' 1 John 4;17.
In other words, you and I have access to unlimited supplies as long as we understand the secret of answered prayers and continue to tap into it.
The text this morning is addressing four categories of people;
1. To the self satisfying believer who somehow believes he/she does not need anything again, this scripture is saying to you - you are the one limiting the heights you can attain. Whatever you think you have is nothing compared to what I (God) has available and at your disposal. Oh, how God is pain at our inability to perceive the fullness of his provision for mankind.
2. To individuals/believers out there who have been labouring as if all depends on their abilities and have completely relegated the place of prayers and divine intervention; this is a wake up call to you not to trust in your abilities. John 3: 27 says that no one can receive a thing! Not a thing except it is released from above. Oh what a difference it will make, when you no longer trust in your connections and wisdom to attain your desired objectives.
3. The third category are those who have become tired of asking and have already given up on God. I know that we do have circumstances in our lives that totally look hopeless physically and thus, we lack the impetus to even pray about such situations. I don't know exactly how God feels when men lament and give up on themselves and consequently hinder the works of Grace in their situation. However, I'm am sure, of one thing - we are the one that suffer and are unable to fulfil our full potential. Never, please don't give up on God, because He will never give up on you.
4. The last category are those who persistently ask and do not receive and are beginning to wonder if God ever answer prayers. James 4: 3 indicated a likely clue. It says 'you ask and receive not, because ye ask amiss that ye may consume it upon your lusts. Is this your situation? The simple solution here is to reorder priorities and change the motives for asking.
Whichever category you belong, God is laying before you a lifeline, an open cheque and a new opportunity to experience His faithfulness. This is your time for an eleventh hour encounter.
Its not too late to experience God. In fact, the lead text says to ask and keep on asking and you will receive. Don't ever grow weary of asking and in due Season, you will receive, if you faint not.
This is your due Season, shall we pray?
Blessings, dear saints of God!!!