This message is inspired by a message Reverend delivered a while ago bothering on Personal Responsibility, one of the seven dimensions of the Wildfire Message.
JOHN 11:41-44 NIV | “SO THEY TOOK AWAY THE STONE. THEN JESUS LOOKED UP AND SAID, “FATHER, I THANK YOU THAT YOU HAVE HEARD ME. I KNEW THAT YOU ALWAYS HEAR ME, BUT I SAID THIS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE STANDING HERE, THAT THEY MAY BELIEVE THAT YOU SENT ME.” WHEN HE HAD SAID THIS, JESUS CALLED IN A LOUD VOICE, “LAZARUS, COME OUT!” THE DEAD MAN CAME OUT, HIS HANDS AND FEET WRAPPED WITH STRIPS OF LINEN, AND A CLOTH AROUND HIS FACE. JESUS SAID TO THEM, “TAKE OFF THE GRAVE CLOTHES AND LET HIM GO.””
Jesus went to Bethany to raise Lazarus from the dead. He achieved this purpose following a sequence of actions I want us to carefully consider.
• Step 1 – Jesus asked the people around to roll away the stone which they did.
• Step 2 – Jesus looked up to heaven and had a conversation with His Father.
• Step 3 – Jesus called the dead man to come forth; out of the grave.
• Step 4 – The Holy Spirit quickened Lazarus’ mortal body and injected new life into him.
• Step 5 – Jesus asked the people around to take off the grave clothes and let him go.
Did you notice the fine division of responsibility that preceded this mind-boggling miracle that has reverberated through time? Jesus did what only He could do and delegated the rest to appropriate parties. The process was so smooth and organised.
And we learn from this that God will not do for you what He has equipped you to do for yourself. God only steps in when it’s time for Him to act. Put, in other words, He steps in to do what only He can do – the impossible.
So today, he is telling us to ask that His Precious Holy Spirit be released to us in unprecedented fashion so we can cease from all struggles and enter into blissful rest.
You don’t have to struggle or do anything else. Only ask Him and you will receive. This is the possibility He requires of you today to launch you into a whole new realm of freshness, breakthrough, miracle and never-ending bliss.
Will you heed this call in your heart? Will you in utmost humility depend on Him alone to power you through every stage of your life and destiny?
If yes, ask Him: Dear Lord Jesus, give me your Precious Holy Spirit in unprecedented fashion. Help me completely and do the impossible in my life.
MATTHEW 19:26 NLT | “JESUS LOOKED AT THEM INTENTLY AND SAID, “HUMANLY SPEAKING, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE. BUT WITH GOD EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE.””