Read: Living Among the Dead (1)
Where are you now? Are you dwelling at the other side of life? The dark and painful side?? One of the things you will notice is that this deranged man at the cemetery was at the other side of the lake; a lone, suffering, languishing and helpless. That was what Jesus saw and told his disciples, “Let’s go over to the other side of the lake.”
Yes. Are you still there? A lake as you know spiritually is a symbol stagnancy, contamination and lack of freshness, lack of flow. Then, come to imagine somebody living beyond it. Beyond, worse, farther than the lake. This guy’s problem was a double tragedy.
So many people today are simply living at the other side of life. They are in terrible, unspeakable situations. They are fed up with life. They don’t understand how it feels to be in good health. They have never enjoyed it even for one full month. Some cannot live, sleep, function without drugs, alcohol, sex, clubbing or casino. And these habits have also further pushed them into many other terrible things.
There are others who have never tasted the good life of sufficiency and prosperity since they were born. Or they had before, but lost everything and are now living from hand to mouth. Yet, some also don’t believe that it is possible for somebody to genuinely prosper in this life. But they forget that the word of God told us that we should prosper in every area of life. My dear, this is the position of the word of God and nobody can change it. It is settled forever!
Look at it in 3 John 2, “Dear friend, I am praying that all is well with you and that your body is as healthy as I know your soul is.” Did you hear that? It is the word of God and like I said, you can’t change it. If you are not yet enjoying all these, begin now to ask for them.
Or is Jesus not our example? He lived a healthy life. He was constantly in tune with God, and He also greatly prospered in His mission. Yes, He might not have been a money bag, but He experienced sufficient and timely provision of His needs throughout His life.
When He needed to feed thousands, God provided and multiplied fish and bread, which left over so many baskets. When He needed to pay tax, the exact amount was ready in the mouth of the fish in the water. When He needed to ride, the donkeys were provided. When He needed to preach the boat came.
When Peter and his company toiled all night without a catch, Jesus directed them to where they had a net-breaking catch. And you can’t believe it, even when He died, the tomb was also miraculously provided. Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodamus buried Jesus in a brand new carved-out tomb after embalming His body with a very expensive ointment.
That is it! Miraculous, supernatural, timely provisions all the way! Even in death, Jesus was still effortlessly attracting and commanding resources. Or better the resources were running after Him. This is how God works and that is His will for us. From now on, divine resources will come after, pursue you in Jesus’ name! God is bringing you over to the side of good health and plenty.
You will not struggle to survive again. Are you hearing me? You will not live in pains, sorrow, struggle and tears again in Jesus name! We will continue next time, God bless!
Continue to: Living Among the Dead (3)
Written by Rev Agbo, the author of the book Power of Midnight Prayer.
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