The Bible tells us, in Mark 10: 46-52, the story of Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, sitting by the roadside and who, having heard Jesus passing by, began to shout, calling for His help, imploring His mercy so that he could recover his sight. His cries exasperated those around Jesus. “ Then many warned him to be quiet; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me ! “, says the Bible (Mark 10:48).
But Bartimaeus absolutely did not want to miss Jesus’ passage. As far as He was concerned, Christ had to intervene to change his situation. Despite the fierce opposition of many, he persevered, yelled all the more till the Lord halted and asked expressly that he be brought to Him. The Lord Jesus heard Bartimaeus’ prayer and he recovered his sight.
Beloved, we are in the last month of the year and your situation may not have changed. Know that the Kingdom of Heaven is within you (Luke 17: 21b). This Kingdom of which you are partaker as son / daughter of the King of Kings, “it is not eating and drinking but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit ” (Romans 14:17). Illness, unemployment, infertility, chronic celibacy, lack of conversion of your loved ones, spiritual challenges, poverty, indebtedness, lack of growth in your ministry, etc. are not the Kingdom of God! What you are going through, is the injustice and confusion that sadden your soul! And this must change!
At the end of the year, do not be discouraged ! You must always pray and not loose heart, says the Lord in Luke 18: 1. God promises to avenge His own elect who cry to Him day and night. So, rise up and cry to God! Cry out your exasperation of the situation you are going through so that the kingdom of God may come into your life! The Kingdom of God you are yearning for (righteousness, peace, joy, etc.), suffers violence and it is the violent that take it by force (Matthew 11:12)! It is time you become spiritually violent with yourself and violent towards the kingdom of darkness so that through your prayers, the kingdom of God may be manifested in your life! Like Bartimaeus, do not allow your situation to silence you when you are crying out to Jesus! It’s neither tears, complaints or whining that will change your situation but your fervent prayer (James 5: 16)!
Doesn’t the Bible say that the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet (Romans 16:20)? Crushing Satan in the area where you do not yet see the manifested reign of God, means defeating him definitively in that situation so that you can experience a radical change. Just lift your feet up, rise up in prayer, cry out loudly to demand a change in the situation! When you’ll bring down your feet, it will not be you crushing the enemy, it’ll rather be your God doing it for you (Romans 16:20).
Be violent, determined, fierce against the enemy of your destiny! Enough! Blow the whistle of the end of the playtime for the reign of darkness in the area where you yearn to see the glory of God! Go on a rampage in the camp of the enemy, commit a genocide in the world of darkness (Jeremiah 48:10)!
Will the Lord delay in answering you if you cry out to Him day and night? No, Jesus is telling you in Luke 18: 8 that He will promptly avenge you. You have no option but to win. May victory be your portion!
May God bless you Beloved
“Nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”
Romans 14 :17
“For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”
Luke 18 :1
“Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart “.
“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force”.
“And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you”.
”Cursed is he who does the work of the Lord deceitfully, And cursed is he who keeps back his sword from blood. “
“And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth ? ”
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