RHAPSODY OF REALITIES TEEVO DEVOTIONAL;
23RD JUNE, 2018 ; PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME;
TAKE IT TO THE BANK!
(Always Take God At His Word!)
TO THE BIBLE Luke 5:5-6
“…Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.” And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking.”
When you read Mark 7, it gives an account of a Syrophenician woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit. She cried after the Lord Jesus, imploring Him to heal her daughter, but the Master didn’t respond. She remained persistent, until the disciples were somewhat embarrassed, and asked Jesus to send her away. Jesus then said to her, “…Let the children be filled first, for it is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs” (Mark 7:27). Undaunted by this response, she replied, “…Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs under the table eat from the children’s crumbs” (Mark 7:28). The woman had great faith, which the Lord commended saying, “…For this saying go your way; the demon has gone out of your daughter” (Mark 7:29).
I love the way Jesus ministered to that woman. He didn’t talk to the demon; He didn’t say, “Devil, go out of the girl!” Rather, while talking to the woman, He said, “The demon is gone out from your daughter.” That was all the woman needed—a Word from the Master—and she took a hold of that word by faith.
A similar story is that of a nobleman whose son was dying. He spoke with Jesus and all the Master said was “Go your way; your son lives…” The Bible says, “…the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way” (John 4:50). He took the Master at His Word and went away, expecting a miracle.
“Good news master! The boy is well!” his servants said to him as he returned (John 4:51).
“What time did he begin to get better?” the nobleman asked. The servants replied, “…Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him” (John 4:52). The man then realised that the miracle took place at the same time Jesus spoke the words of healing. All you need to come out of any predicament is a Word from God: find out what He has said concerning your situation, and take a hold of His Word, standing your ground in faith.
Proverbs 4:13; Hebrews 4:12
Dear heavenly Father, I rejoice today at your Word that’s building my faith strong and influencing my actions. Your Word is my life, and the light that shows me how to walk on the paths of victory, prosperity, and success, from day to day, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Acts 10:24-48, Ezra 7-8
Luke 3:12-22, Deuteronomy 21
Ask and receive what it is that you desire from the Lord by faith.