Provoking God’s Intervention! 2
There is a famous adage that says, “you become a reality of what you confess.” Judging from the book of 2 kings 4:18-36, there was a story of a Shunammite woman who provokes God’s intervention by confessing a positive declaration over a situation she is supposed to be moody about, but at the later end it paid off. The Bible said, “she went up, and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the door upon him, and went out.” Vs.21
This shows the faith of the woman in preparing for the resurrection of her child and not the burial. Her husband tried to stop her from going to the man of God with a cogent reason that she might not find him today, but all her reply was, “all will be well.” Have you been discouraged by the results of people around you, or are you the type that fears failure because other people fail to succeed?
Don’t let your fear of failure hold you back from doing what God has called you to do. Prophet Elisha knew her appearance is unusual, so he sent Gehazi to ask her what the matter is and Gehazi asked in this manner, is it well with you? Is it well with your husband? Is it well with the child? Yet all her response was, “all is well.”
When you declare positive words to yourself like “I shall not die” (psalm 118:17), “all is well” vs. 26, “no evil shall befall me, and no disaster shall come near my dwelling place” (psalm 91:10) you are provoking God’s intervention over the situation at hand. And the light of God will shine through you in Jesus’ name. Remember, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.” Proverbs 18:21
1. Father, I receive the faith to trust in you completely
2. From today henceforth, I shall begin to declare positive things to myself. Amen