Topic: Don’t let go of The Word [TREM Devotional 14 February 2019]
“And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.” Luke 5:17 KJV
According to this account, while Jesus was teaching the Word, the power of God was present, anywhere the Word is being taught, there is power. The arena of the Word is the arena of power. But only the man sick of the palsy and carried by four men was healed. These men brought the sick man to the right place. They had an understanding that the Word and Power go hand in hand. When they saw that the room was full and entrances were filled, these people never gave up. They were determined that it has to happen. They knew they had come to the right place. Therefore, they went on the roof and broke every protocol because they knew that the Word was present there. And the sick man received his healing by just hearing the Word.
There is no time that you attend a Bible-believing church and the Word is being preached that there is no supernatural happening. The question is, are you positioned? Are you receiving? Beloved, any time you become discouraged and any time your peace leaves you, you have let go of the Word. “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” (Isaiah 26:3 KJV) Your mind will be peaceful, at rest and in trust. Trust Him! It may not have happened, but trust Him.
Do not deify any man. We reverence men of God but they are not your God. They did not die for you. It is Jesus that died for you. One of the things that Jesus is emphasising in these last days in His Church is that men should not be deified. The Owner of the Church wants to take over His Church.
Further Reading: Joshua 1:8, Psalm 33.
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Leviticus 15-16; Evening- Matthew 27:1-26
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Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.