In the days before MTN and ECONET, who would have ‘thunk’ it that you could just pick the phone in Ughelli, Nigeria and send an instant message to New Jersey, USA!
Who dared to call United Kingdom for 15 minutes on NITEL lines without having an issue of serious implication to pass across?
Who would have thought that you would do a video call and a father in Hong Kong would watch the birth of His son in Australia……
If you had mentioned this as a possibility in my early years, you would have been told that you were imagining strange things….YOU HAD IDEAS THAT WERE UNREAL AND COULD NEVER MATERIALISE!!!!! If you start telling people that you can see the vision of it happen then , they may have been worried that you were having visual hallucinations. If you told them that the spirit told you, they would say that you were hearing abnormal things.
Long time ago, Prophet Elisha spoke! The Lord spoke through His servant, regarding the famine in the land. Prophet Elisha declared that ‘BY THIS TIME TOMORROW’ ……….FOOD WILL BE SO CHEAP…..! In the land where people were so starved……currently.
No wonder the gentleman on whom the king leaned replied….EVEN IF THE GATES OF HEAVEN OPENED…..it cant be….
That man had never heard about hallucinations and what can happen when someone hears strange sounds.
Read the story yourself……
2ki.7.1-8.niv Elisha replied, “Hear the word of the Lord . This is what the Lord says: About this time tomorrow, a seah of the finest flour will sell for a shekel and two seahs of barley for a shekel at the gate of Samaria.” The officer on whose arm the king was leaning said to the man of God, “Look, even if the Lord should open the floodgates of the heavens, could this happen?”
“You will see it with your own eyes,” answered Elisha, “but you will not eat any of it!”
Now there were four men with leprosy at the entrance of the city gate. They said to each other, “Why stay here until we die? If we say, ‘We’ll go into the city’—the famine is there, and we will die. And if we stay here, we will die. When they reached the edge of the camp, no one was there, for the Lord had caused the Arameans to hear the sound of chariots and horses and a great army. So they got up and fled in the dusk and abandoned their tents and their horses and donkeys. They left the camp as it was and ran for their lives. The men who had leprosy reached the edge of the camp, entered one of the tents and ate and drank. Then they took silver, gold and clothes, and went off and hid them. They returned and entered another tent and took some things from it and hid them also.
When God wants to move on our behalf, at times, He has to cause other people to hear the sounds of ‘armies approaching’
God gives people an awareness that we are a force to reckon with. It may be difficult to take it in, but if God had sent angels to come and defeat those people, and chase them out, God would not have been fair….and He is a fair God.
He has a way that He brings His word to pass and that can be difficult for the feeble mind to understand.
What lessons can we learn….
Lesson 1: Mr Kings attendant, this issue is really none of your business. You are not the king , neither are you the prophet? The conversation between the king and the prophet is of no significance to you. Face your business. Putting your mouth into the possibility of whether God can do it means that you got a death sentence and sent your wife to an early widowhood.
When God gives a word to someone else…..dont calculate for them.
Dont try to figure out, the contract is between God and them….if you are finding it hard to join them in their faith, dont discourage them. STEER CLEAR, THE PROMISE IS PERSONAL.
LESSON 2: God uses the stupid things of this world to confound the wise. …..AUDITORY HALLUCINATION is a psychiatric disease, but God thought it so to give the arameans a sample of the dish so as to displace them to make His word come to pass.
If He did that , just to create plenty in the land….He has more schemes up His sleeves.
God can do anything, anything , to demonstrate His commitment towards His word to you.
As you step into this week, I ask the lord for three things for you….
Lord, help you to mind your own business, that your comments and observation will not judge or condemn you.
I ask the lord for a unique show-off of His skills to displace every illegal occupants of your land of promise.
Lord, is able to do anything to give you the result He has promised….but lord, when the coast is clear, help your daughers to recognise that its you who has opened the door, that they may walk in with confidence.
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