”One of the men lying there had been sick for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him and knew how long he had been ill, he asked him, ”would you like to get well?”
”I can’t the sick man said, for I have no one to help me into the pool at the movement of the water. While I am trying to get there, someone else always gets in ahead of me.” Jesus told him, ”stand up, roll up your sleeping mat and go on home.” Instantly, the man was healed! He rolled up the mat and began walking!” (John 5:5-9 TLB)
One of the things the devil specializes in , is putting a full stop where God intended a comma in the destiny of man. He achieves this either through oppression, obstruction, repression, suppression, affliction, seduction, hindrances etc; or through any of his numerous agents of darkness. The aim of repressive forces is to reduce the efforts of their victims to nothing. Some peoples’ destinies are so manipulated that in the evening of their lives, they find themselves still struggling with what they could have accomplished in the morning. Stagnation is a destiny – waster!
The man at the pool of Bethesda, had been stagnated for thirty-eight solid years of his life. At thirty-eight he had not done what a normal person does at ten months – walk. On the day of his visitation the man was still full of excuses. Humanly speaking, many odds were against his healing. But with God nothing shall be impossible. Jesus told him ”stand up, roll your sleeping mat and go on home!” Instantly the man was healed!
Is there any area in your life you have not really made progress? Have you been stagnated? Do all your efforts end up in futility? Don’t give up! All you need is one glorious encounter with Jesus. Your years of stagnation will soon be over in Jesus’ Name. (Acts 10:38) says:
”How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with Holy Ghost and with power who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.”
At Holy Ghost Fellowship Int’l, we have several testimonies of complete turn around of destines for good as a result of Divine intervention. Let me briefly share just three. For twenty-five year, I lived in a rented house in Lagos, until seven years ago when God blessed my family with a beautiful mansion (Debt free) that gets more beautiful every day. Holy Ghost fellowship Int’l was on a rented house for several years until 2012 when God blessed us with the present headquarters of Holy Ghost Fellowship Int’l (Debt Free). On the 22nd October 2017, we dedicated a set of triplets for a couple that was childless for sixteen years. Who did all these? JESUS, OH MY GOD, Waooooo! You are next in line for a miracle. Shout ”no more stagnation.”
A C T I O N P O I N T
If you have not given your life to Christ, please say the simple prayer below:
Dear Heavenly Father, I worship you. I acknowledge that I am a sinner. Please have mercy on me and forgive all my sins. Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, I unreservedly surrender my life to you. I confess that you died and rose from the dead for me. Please be my Lord and personal saviour, and grant me the grace to live for you all the days of my life. Thank you so much Lord Jesus, I proclaim I am born again. Amen.
You may wish to download and sing one of our Holy Spirit – inspired songs. ”I Will Be What the Lord Says I Will Be”.
P R A Y E R
Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you for your wonderful plans for my life. I celebrate your loving kindness towards me. I now ask you to please overlook all my shortcomings, because of the finished work of your dear Son on the cross. Intervene in my life and terminate all the agents of stagnation fighting against me. Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, deliver me from stagnation and guide me by the Holy Spirit to be all you want me to be and accomplish all you want me to accomplish. May I leave nothing undone that I should do. Amen.
D E C L A R A T I O N
Let the mighty wind of restoration blow over your life , and restore all your plundered years and blessings in Jesus’ Name! Amen.
E D I F I E R