Summary: When earthly demand is effective,divine supply is sure.
Miracles and Testimonies in the kingdom of God do not happen accidentally. They are made to happen. In short: they are by-products of spiritual transactions
Matt 7:7 (Williams Trans)
Keep on Asking Keep on knocking …
Demand is different from desire .Desire is different from your wish.
To wish means To be interested in miracle, in a particular testimony without doing anything to call it down.
To Desire means To have a heart cry, to really want it.
To Demand – Is to add continuous prayer to intensive desire. To do all that it takes. We can safely say Desire plus Action equals Demand
Everyone in Israel wish that somebody will bring Goliath down.
Saul and his soldiers desire victory and were not giving up on the battle field,but David demanded for the head of Goliath.
At the end David got the victory and the testimony.
Testimony belong to “demanders”
David didn’t fear. He disregarded discouragements and demanded for the head of Goliath
Demand will overcome any obstacle. Ruth and Orpha were to follow Naomi out of Moab. While Orpha stopped, Ruth stubbornly said where you go, I will go.
Elisha didn’t only ask for the double portion of Elijah’s anointing in II King 2, he sought and knocked
Elijah was moving around, Elisha did not get tired. Chariot of fire came, he was not moved. Horses of fire wanted to separate them – he didn’t run. He made sure he saw him
Remember Matt 9:20-22…
The problem of that woman was called “Issue of Blood” – Knowing that Life is in the Blood,it means the illness is a life threatening issue!
What issue is threatening your life, Biz, Child?
It was 12years – long time. Every one knew her. She was in shame. She has lost her glory, she must have lost her husband. Now she is alone, no company, no lover, and no companion.
She came behind:- That means Jesus had passed her place. She was left behind! Everybody had received their miracles except her remaining
Does it look as if you have missed your opportunity? Relax,you can still make it.
If fact when Jesus passed may be she was singing
=> Pass me not O Gentle savior
Hear my Humble cry
while on other thou art calling.
Do not pass me bye
BUT NO – Jesus didn’t look at her direction
She must have heard of the story of Zacchaeus: how Jesus called him by his name. Probably she was expecting a similar situation but it didn’t happen
And Jesus passed-- then she was in between 2 opinions
The Devil was saying – it’s over. Jesus has forgotten you, your problem is too big for God
But the Holy spirit was saying – “it’s not over until it is over”
“Your chance is not gone you can still reach Jesus”
Look! Jesus can never forget you
Your problem is big, so your miracle can be big.
…Then she moved closer to Jesus.
Thank God she moved Toward Jesus.
Friends it’s your turn to pursue Jesus. Jesus said “Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden I will not give you rest.”