Apostle Grace Lubega
Matthew 8:1-3 (KJV); When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
God can perform a miracle for a man even if that man is ignorant of how God works.
The leper in our theme scripture did not know that it was the will of God to heal him. He asked, ‘if thou will, thou can make me clean.’
The Lord did not ignore this man because he did not know it was His will to heal him. He cleansed him of his leprosy despite his ignorance.
This notwithstanding, God would much prefer to perform a miracle based on your knowledge of how He works.
The Roman Centurion told Jesus, “I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.” (Matthew 8:8). This man knew that just a word from Christ was sufficient to heal his servant. This knowledge so impressed Christ that He said, “Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.” (Matthew 8:10).
As children of God, we must ask ourselves, “Is God performing miracles by the knowledge and revelation in our spirits or despite our indifference to His knowledge?” If God performs miracles based on our ignorance, then we have nothing to teach the world or the next generation.
The success we experience should be because we yielded ourselves to the process, principles and patterns of God by knowledge.
FURTHER STUDY: Acts 17:30-31, Mathew 8:8-10
GOLDEN NUGGET: As children of God, we must ask ourselves, “Is God performing miracles by the knowledge and revelation in our spirits or despite our indifference to His knowledge?” If God performs miracles based on our ignorance, then we have nothing to teach the world or the next generation.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. Thank You for the knowledge that You have availed me. I live a patterned life based on Your Word. By this, I teach and impart Your graces to those that come after me. My growth and success are not based on ignorance but on Your principles, to the glory of Your name, Amen.