Be­liev­ing the Word and act­ing on it

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Comment & Opinion - Bishop B. Man­joro Du­namis

TO­DAY I will talk to you about one pow­er­ful key to help you fin­ish the year strong. The very thing that has crip­pled lives, or­gan­i­sa­tions, fam­i­lies and even na­tions in this good year and many pre­vi­ous years is in­abil­ity to make de­ci­sions, right de­ci­sions. In­de­ci­sion opens doors to medi­ocrity, re­li­gion and rou­tine.

It sti­fles ini­tia­tive and cre­ativ­ity. It holds and binds from mov­ing on. If you have been stuck for a long time; be it in your mar­riage, so­cial life, work, busi­ness, fi­nances or spir­i­tual life - this is your ar­ti­cle, it’s time to progress; this De­cem­ber is your month to shift gears!

‘Then Elisha said, Hear ye the word of the Lord; thus saith the Lord, To­mor­row about this time shall a mea­sure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two mea­sures of bar­ley for a shekel, in the gate of Sa­maria. Then a lord on whose hand the king leaned an­swered the man of God, and said, Be­hold if the Lord would make the win­dows in heaven, might this thing be?

“And he said, Be­hold, thou shall see it with thine eyes, but shall not eat thereof. And there were four lep­rous men at the en­ter­ing in of the gate: and they said one to an­other, Why sit we here un­til we do? If we say, We will en­ter into the city, and we shall die here: and if we sit still here, we die also. Now thereof come, and let us fall unto the host of the Syr­i­ans: if they save us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die.’” 2 Kings 7:1-4.

Above is our text from the Bible; a good story about an en­tire city that was bound for a long time through a siege. En­e­mies had shut the doors and were wait­ing to kill and de­stroy them. Hunger was ex­tremely preva­lent. Peo­ple were eat­ing things that you would not dream would be eaten don­keys heads and drop­pings of birds. The king gave a com­mand for Elisha to be brought to him, say­ing he wanted to kill him as the per­ceived trou­ble­maker of the drought.

Elisha, how­ever, bold and with­out fear, came with a good word. He came with ur­gent good news! Are you stuck, bro­ken and in a predica­ment right now, friend I also have a good word for you -God is able and is on your side; you are com­ing out. Elisha de­clared be­fore the king and en­tire city that by that time the fol­low­ing day, drought will be over! Here was a 24-hour mir­a­cle! As you read this ar­ti­cle to­day may you also ex­pe­ri­ence your 24-hour mir­a­cle in Je­sus’ name!

How­ever, de­spite the pow­er­ful and clear dec­la­ra­tion and word from the Lord, one big man close to the king de­spised the Word and ver­bally ex­pressed his doubt and con­tempt by chal­leng­ing that even if God would open the win­dows of heaven - drought would not end just like that in Sa­maria. Reader, hear this se­cret to­day; never doubt the word of God. Doubt your doubt. The word of God never lies. It al­ways comes to pass -ooo hal­lelu­jah!

Elisha didn’t ar­gue with the gen­eral, he just de­clared that the man would see the word of God come to pass but he would not eat the fruits of the Word. When you doubt the word of God, you lose out. You see oth­ers be­ing blessed but you do not ex­pe­ri­ence it your­self.

Truly the fol­low­ing day, the man tried to con­trol the peo­ple who were rush­ing for the bar­ley and wheat as the man of God had said but was tram­pled upon and died. He saw it but he never en­joyed it! Learn from this; don’t doubt God.

When 24-hour mir­a­cle word was given; in­ter­est­ingly out­side the city, four men, lep­rous, be­gan to take ac­tion in line with the word. They did not con­tinue to sit where they were, No, they made up their minds and made a de­ci­sion to move on; to take a step of faith into the word of God. They for­got that they were out­casts, no­bod­ies, men who were leav­ing out­side the city and took ac­tion to­ward the en­e­mies’ camp.

Friend a de­ci­sion in the di­rec­tion of the Word of God will change your life for­ever. You have to de­cide in your heart what you want. If you don’t de­cide, 10 years from now, you will still be where you are to­day. The men made a de­ci­sion and moved.

To all those mar­ried to­day, had you not made the de­ci­sion you would still be un­mar­ried to­day. All it took was a de­ci­sion, progress and de­vel­op­ments fol­lowed!

In­ter­est­ingly for you to make a de­ci­sion you first need a rev­e­la­tion. You need a rev­e­la­tion of where you are in your life.

You must know where you are fi­nan­cially, spir­i­tu­ally and all ar­eas of your life be­fore you can make a bold move of progress. If you do not know where you are you will not know what to de­cide or act on. May God give you a rev­e­la­tion of where you are in the name of Je­sus!

You need to know where your fam­ily is, where your chil­dren are, where your life is spir­i­tu­ally be­fore you can boldly de­cide for the bet­ter.

Some of you, when your plans are about to come to fruition some­thing neg­a­tive al­ways comes up and di­vert your fo­cus, fi­nances and all sources. It’s ei­ther some­one falls sick, dies or gets in trou­ble - which changes your en­tire pro­gram and plan.

You re­spond well and act re­spon­si­bly, which is good but why is it al­ways when you are about to rise those things al­ways come up? If you are in that sit­u­a­tion, I chal­lenge you to­day; enough is enough in Je­sus’ name! It has to change. What is yours is yours. When your pro­mo­tion has come, it has come. It’s pos­si­ble! When you de­cide; act. For with God all things are pos­si­ble, Mark 10:27.

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