Pre-requisites for Signs and Wonders
Dearly Beloved, blessed be the Lord God of the Heaven and the earth who has brought us into this wonderful season of signs and wonders. My prayer for you is that you will also testify in Jesus mighty Name, Amen.
As young believers during my A/Level days, we used to throw spiritual challenges similar to that of the biblical children of Issachar to ourselves; What time is it; we would ask one another. This was a typical question to compare notes as to what the mind of God was for the season. I'm excited to announce to you that 'It's time for signs and wonders' I'll plead with you to key into this heavenly agenda because signs and wonders are already happening and people are already testifying. You are next in line for a definite encounter.
In Matt 9;2 and Mark 2; 3 - 5, 11. We came across the story of a complete paralytic. 'And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four. And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was; and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay. When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, thy sins be forgiven thee. 11...I say unto thee, Arise, and take up the bed and go thy way into thine house. And immediately, he arose....
Beloved, Rom 9: 15 tells us about the mercy of the Lord. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. The sick man of the palsy received both. I'm sure you will agree with me that he was not the only person sick of that particular affliction. However, he received both forgiveness and healing just because he came or more importantly, some of his friends brought him to Jesus.
I will like to identify some of the pre-requisites for signs and wonders as documented in the story above;
1. Stubborn faith - a type of faith that will not give up. His friends stopped at nothing until he was brought to Jesus. Whatever it's going to cost you this season - please make sure you keep the faith. Heb 11;6.
2. God's mercy and compassion - the good news is that in this season of signs and wonders, I can BOLDLY say without fear that 'God's abundant and unwavering mercy and compassion is available to as many as we show up in His presence'. Won't you please go the extra mile just to show up for your encounter with the Lord of signs and wonders?
3. Forgiveness of sins - this is a time to forgive and be forgiven. This is the time to let go of all forms of hurts. The sick man of the palsy was first forgiven before his healing was perfected. Don't put your cart before the horse this season. Matt 18; 21 - 35 recorded the account of the unforgiving servant and debtor. It's forgiveness before signs and wonders.
Any miracle that comes to an unrepentant soul can easily be stolen by the devil.
Beloved, if the sick man on the palsy got his healing, you are also a candidate for miracles. Its time for signs and wonders. What are you waiting for? Go for it and your expectation will not be caught short in Jesus mighty Name, Amen.
Shalom and Blessings.
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