Apostle Grace Lubega
Matthew 16:4 (KJV); A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.
Wickedness is a state in which men set themselves against the purposes, principles and patterns of God. In the mind of God, seeking a sign is a form of wickedness. Why does God consider such a pursuit wicked and adulterous?
In Mark 16:17-18, the Bible says, “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”
If signs must follow you, it is spiritually perverse for you to seek them.
In Hebrews 6:9, the apostle Paul casts more light on things that follow us. He speaks of the things that accompany salvation. Health accompanies salvation, wealth accompanies salvation, growth accompanies salvation.
If you are spending days and nights praying and fasting for a miracle in your body, marriage or finances, understand that you are seeking what must follow you.
Every one that seeks the things that were meant to follow them will always be contrary to the winds of purpose because he will always be moving in the opposite direction of where God is moving. What is before us is divine purpose. Paul calls it the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:14). Set your eyes on it. What must follow will find its way into your life.
FURTHER STUDY: Psalm 23:1-6, Phillipians 3:14
GOLDEN NUGGET: Every one that seeks the things that were meant to follow them will always be contrary to the winds of purpose because he will always be moving in the opposite direction of where God is moving. What is before us is divine purpose. Set your eyes on it. What must follow will find its way into your life.
PRAYER: My Father, I thank You for this knowledge. Thank You for the blueprint of my life that You have set before me. Thank You for the course, the assignment and the mandate. I set my eyes on what Your heart desires to do and not what Your hand can give. Divine purpose defines my life of prayer and communion. In Jesus’ name, Amen.