BLESSED BEYOND CURSE (PART 16H) – CONFRONTING THE SEALS OF LIMITATION (1) (MARK 2: 1-5 CONT.)
Anyone that enters your life will either take you up or down. The right connection will electrify your life. May you make the right connection in the mighty name of Jesus. One wrong connection is enough to electrocute just like in electricity, a wrong connection can electrocute or damage a gadget irreversibly. Human beings are like elevators. Those that are entering your life are as important as those who are leaving. Don’t tag along with people who have collected evil seals, if you do, they will push you into hell. If you tag along with people who are carrying the seal of the Holy Ghost, they will lead you to Christ, that is the reason why God said, “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? (2 Cor. 6:14). Unbelievers are carrying evil seals and they enjoy it!
- The people had the right mentality of ‘my miracle must happen, Jesus must answer me; I must get to Jesus.’ They had the ‘it is possible’ mentality. They are in contrast to the spies of Israel who went to spy the Promised Land and brought a negative report of giants in the land. They didn’t have the grasshopper mentality displayed by the spies. They were not intimidated by opposition or by the enormity of the problem. They were undaunted. Rather than fixing their eyes on the problem, they fixed their eyes on Christ instead. If you have the right mentality, it will give you the right determination which will produce resilience in you. You will go the extra mile and heaven will back you up to ensure that you get the desired result.
- The factor of faith; unwavering faith. Faith makes you an overcomer. Faith does not simplify the problem; rather, faith makes the solution possible. Faith is ‘forsaking all, I trust in him’. Faith is trusting God, no matter how. Faith is acting upon the word of God. However, my best definition of faith is – correct placement of value in my relationship with God. It is the correct placement of value that will make you go the extra mile to be passionate about the things of God. It is also a measure of your love for God as well as a measure of your understanding of the knowledge of God because if you know God as the Almighty, you will not panic when a goliath arises. The only time you can panic is if you have a problem that Jesus cannot solve! There are two levels of faith that I see in this story; the first one is faith in Christ. The people had faith in Christ; they believed that Jesus will fix it. The second one is the faith of Christ. Faith in Christ will produce the faith of Christ. It was the faith of Christ that said, I can forgive your sins and you will remain forgiven. It was the faith of Christ that said, “Pick up your stretcher and go on home, for you are healed!” (Vs. 11, TLB).
- PRAY:- Heavenly Father I thank you for blessing me with all spiritual blessings in Christ Jesus Your Son. Grant me the grace to always trust You no matter the challenge. Make my faith in Christ unwavering. I declare I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
- TO BE CONTINUED.