There was a time doing my God journey that I would pray for something and then I would wait for God to deliver my request. I would wait and wait and wait. And then I would pray again, thinking God did not hear me the first time or I did not pray long or hard enough. God heard me the first time. In fact, before I opened my mouth, He knew what I was going to ask. The problem was I did not hear God. What I have realized is that when we make our request known to God or He just wants to bless us, (because He is good like that), we must listen for instructions. There. has. always. been. instructions. Adam and Eve were told what they could do and what they could not do. Did they listen to God? No. And now we suffer the consequences for their disobedience, sin. The night of the Passover, specific instructions were given to the Israelites so they would be protected. The Bible does not say it but in my mind, I can imagine that there were some who did not follow instructions and perished along with the Egyptians. I say this because while traveling in the wilderness, they were given instructions by God and scripture tells us they were a hardheaded people. And for this reason, eleven days of travel turned into forty years. All but two of the folks that started out on the eleven-day journey were dead and gone 40 years later. They never made it. You get my point? You can really mess things up not only for yourself but for your family and generations to come when you do not follow God’s instructions. There. are. always. instructions.
When we pray and ask God for something, we must listen for instructions. For example, are you praying for health or financial miracles? Are you are waiting for a health or financial miracle to drop in your lap? If so, you are missing it. Not saying it cannot happen because we know God is still in the miracle working business. I cannot begin to tell you about the miracles God has graced me with. But what we must know is that God performs health and wealth transfers every day. Ask me how I know? Glad you asked. Because every day I walk into a God’s health transfer. It was never like one day I was in pain and could not walk and boom, the next day I was miraculously healed. It took listening to God and following His instructions. It took believing it even though I could not see or feel it. And it took waiting for it to manifest. Listen, Jesus said we are already healed, and we know we are wealthy because our Father owns everything. So, what we are really praying for is the manifestation. I read somewhere and I think it was Jerry Savelle who said, “I would rather walk continuously in supernatural health than ever need a miraculous healing” The same is true of financial blessings, if we walk continuously in supernatural financial blessing, we will never need a financial miracle.” That just makes sense to me. Walking into continuously supernatural blessings requires following God’s instructions. All through the Bible, Old and New Testaments, there. has. always. been. instructions. 2 Kings 4:1-7 tells us how God used Elisha, one of His prophets to help a poor widow. The woman’s husband died leaving her poor and with a debt she could not pay, and the creditors was threatening to take her two sons as slaves. God could have miraculously changed the heart of the creditors or gave her an instant financial blessing. But instead Elisha instructed her to use the only thing she had, which was a little olive oil. He told her to borrow empty jars from her friends and neighbors. Then go into the house and shut the door. He told her to pour the olive oil into her jars and set the jars aside. She did exactly as she was told until every jar she had borrowed was filled. And then and only then did the little olive oil stop flowing. Then Elisha instructed her to sell the olive oil to pay her debts and there was enough money left over to support her and her sons. This is what I call walking in continuously supernatural financial blessing. No more lack because she followed instructions! And in 2 King 5 we hear about Naaman, who was a mighty warrior although he suffered from leprosy. Elisha, this same man of God tried to give Naaman instructions to follow so that he would be healed. Naaman became angry and left. He did not want to follow instructions; he wanted an instant miracle. After being convinced by his officers, he followed Elisha’s instructions and his flesh became as healthy as a young child. This is what I call walking in continuously supernatural physical blessings! He could have been healed sooner if he had followed instructions! But I am not judging. A lot of us could have been healed sooner or received that financial breakthrough sooner if we had followed instructions. God uses people today to give us godly advice, knowledge, and wisdom, but even the best advice is worthless if we do not take it to heart. Jesus’s parting words to his disciples was to instruct the disciples on what they should do in His absence. “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” (Mark 28:19-20). These words are also intended for us. After Jesus had risen, He had a conversation with Peter. Jesus tells Peter to “Feed my sheep.” (John 21:17) These instructions are also intended for the ministers and ministries (shepherds) in today’s world. Some are following these instructions, and some are not.
God often speaks to us through the Holy Spirit to our spirit. The Holy Spirit will give us wisdom, understanding, counsel, strength, courage, knowledge, comfort, and instruction. If we want to walk continuously in supernatural financial and physical blessings, we must follow God’s instructions. No matter what it looks like through our natural eyes, if God says do it, do it, If God says do not do it, do not do it. And do it exactly how and when He tells you, not how and when you feel it should happen! If we move ahead of God, it will not last, God will not bless us with things that we are not ready to experience. (that is how the devil works, and it does not last). If we move behind God, we may miss the opportunity or blessing. If we do not move at all, because of fear or lack of faith, we are stuck, then the enemy does a happy dance because he knows we will not see the manifestation. And If you ever feel you are not hearing from God, and you are not sure what to do, go to the instruction book God left us, the Bible. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” (2 Timothy 3:16) I love to read and meditate on Psalm 1:3. I know if I follow God’s instructions, my fruit will come forth, in my season and whatever I do will prosper. It all comes down to listening to God because there are always instructions!
“But truly God has listened; he has attended to the voice of my prayer.” (Psalm 66:19)
“Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him” (Matthew 6:8)
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:” (John 10:27)
“And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” (Genesis 2:16-17)
“12:1 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, 12:2 “This month is to be your beginning of months; it will be your first month of the year. 12:3 Tell the whole community of Israel, ‘In the tenth day of this month they each must take a lamb for themselves according to their families – a lamb for each household. 12:4 If any household is too small for a lamb, the man and his next-door neighbor are to take a lamb according to the number of people – you will make your count for the lamb according to how much each one can eat. 12:5 Your lamb must be perfect, a male, one year old; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats. 12:6 You must care for it until the fourteenth day of this month, and then the whole community of Israel will kill it around sundown. 12:7 They will take some of the blood and put it on the two side posts and top of the doorframe of the houses where they will eat it. 12:8 They will eat the meat the same night; they will eat it roasted over the fire with bread made without yeast and with bitter herbs. 12:9 Do not eat it raw or boiled in water, but roast it over the fire with its head, its legs, and its entrails. 12:10 You must leave nothing until morning, but you must burn with fire whatever remains of it until morning. 12:11 This is how you are to eat it – dressed to travel, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. You are to eat it in haste. It is the Lord’s Passover.” (Exodus 12:1-11)
“These are the words Moses spoke to all Israel in the wilderness east of the Jordan—that is, in the Arabah—opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth and Dizahab. 2 (It takes eleven days to go from Horeb to Kadesh Barnea by the Mount Seir road.)3 In the fortieth year, on the first day of the eleventh month, Moses proclaimed to the Israelites all that the Lord had commanded him concerning them.” (Deuteronomy 1-2)
“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5)
“For the Lord’s portion is His people; Jacob is the allotment of His inheritance.” (Deuteronomy 32:9)
“Instead of your shame you will have a double portion, And instead of humiliation they will shout for joy over their portion. Therefore they will possess a double portion in their land, Everlasting joy will be theirs.” (Isaiah 61:7)
“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 9 As it is written: “They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor; their righteousness endures forever.” 10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.” (2 Corinthians 9:8-10)
“These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” (John 14:25-26)
“I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.” (Psalm 32:8)
“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him” (Hebrews 11:6)
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Thank you Venita for the feedback. Sometimes I ask God why He has me writing, I know it helps me but sometimes I wonder if it is helping anyone else. And the times I feel that way, God will send me conformation, this time it was you! So thank you again because if it blesses even one soul I am grateful and God who inspires what I write gets the glory! I love you my sister!
To God be the Glory!💃💃💃
This is so encouraging to me on this day. Yes, we read and reread the Word, but on today, it resonantes with me on another level. 🎼🎼
Thank you for your obedience in sharing my Sister! I look to see you again. I love you! ❤❤❤ May God continue to bless and shine on you! 🙏🙏💃💃😃
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