God:does it well all the time; allows you to claim it...
John 9:6-7(KJV) “When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, and said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing”.
The book of John is a particularly interesting read for me; I can just go through the chapters in any order or fashion and would get caught up for long periods of time just rehashing the material which is written. It always brings me to awe as I experience different facets of my Saviors love.
I also pay attention to the actions involved in His healing and deliverances. I don’t know if you have noticed that when He worked with someone, there was some type of action needed by the person to seal or effectuate the ministration done to them: go there; do this; don’t go back; get up and walk, etc.
The person isn’t working for their healing or deliverance, but it is almost as if an act of obedience must be accomplished. And with the ministration and action a person gets what was pronounced over them. It never failed to amaze me that what Jesus spoke came into effect immediately.
At times we get ministered to and fail to see the results of what we were hoping, but is it that we did not get the deliverance or that the adversary is so skilled with manipulating our minds that he brings affliction upon affliction to mimic the original ailment?
That scenario brings to mind this verse in the OT, “What do ye imagine against the Lord? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time” (Nahum 1:9 KJV) [emphasis added]. This shows that an affliction can return, but by the grace of God, as long as God has anything to do with it and you are in agreement with God for the outcome, that ailment will go and return no longer.
The adversary work on us pretty hard because we give him the ammunition and the tools to go to work on us; our confession of doubt gives him a ladder to walk into our houses and do damage, but I am praying right now that all eyes reading this post today will start to immediately make positive confessions to claim all that God is doing and wants to continue doing in their lives.
New Trivia: This prophet was quoted by Jesus as He established His ministry in the tabernacle; who is it?