Sunday, April 2, 2017

ACE #441: Will You Obey?

When God tells you to relay a message to someone or to give them specific instructions, you do it, then they reject least you've been obedient. 

Naaman almost missed his blessing, his miracle, his healing because he got all in his feelings and it didn't come from or in the way he thought it should.

Please get out of your own way and out of God's way and simply be obedient. You're gonna fool around and miss the manifestation of His glory. Your breakthrough doesn't depend on the messenger or even your convenience; it depends on your ability to trust God and your obedience to His instructions.

2 Kings 5 New International Version (NIV)

Naaman Healed of Leprosy
5 Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the Lord had given victory to Aram. He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy.[a]

2 Now bands of raiders from Aram had gone out and had taken captive a young girl from Israel, and she served Naaman’s wife. 3 She said to her mistress, “If only my master would see the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy.”

4 Naaman went to his master and told him what the girl from Israel had said. 5 “By all means, go,” the king of Aram replied. “I will send a letter to the king of Israel.” So Naaman left, taking with him ten talents[b] of silver, six thousand shekels[c] of gold and ten sets of clothing. 6 The letter that he took to the king of Israel read: “With this letter I am sending my servant Naaman to you so that you may cure him of his leprosy.”

7 As soon as the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his robes and said, “Am I God? Can I kill and bring back to life? Why does this fellow send someone to me to be cured of his leprosy? See how he is trying to pick a quarrel with me!”

8 When Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his robes, he sent him this message: “Why have you torn your robes? Have the man come to me and he will know that there is a prophet in Israel.” 9 So Naaman went with his horses and chariots and stopped at the door of Elisha’s house. 10 Elisha sent a messenger to say to him, “Go, wash yourself seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed.”

11 But Naaman went away angry and said, “I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy. 12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Couldn’t I wash in them and be cleansed?” So he turned and went off in a rage.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

ACE #440: The Promise...

There's been a prophetic word spoken to me several times.  The very first time was 10 years ago and it has been repeated on occassion year after year. But it has yet to come to pass.  That's a long time, isn't it?
This is what I realized in the holding pattern:
1. Recognize if the speaker is authentic
2. Recognize if God said it to me
3. Realize God's timing is perfect
4. Understand His ways are not our ways
5. Pray about it
6. Search His Scriptures
7. Trust His plan
8. Keep sowing & working
Hebrews 11:1
11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
James 2:18
18 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.
...and yet will I trust Him.
Keep the faith.  Stay in peace. Hold on to the promise. God cannot lie!