Scripture: Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. James 4:8.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Your revelation is directly proportional to your desperation.
Yesterday, we saw how Mary’s eyes were opened to see the angels who told her that Jesus had risen. That revelation was made possible by the power of her passion for the Master. Some people would have been satisfied with the vision of angels, but Mary was not; she waited by the sepulchre.
Her passion to see the Master was unquenchable. Then something amazing happened. The Master appeared and Mary, thinking that he was the gardener, said, ‘Where have you kept him? Let me know’ And the Master said, Mary! And she answered, Master! When she rushed to touch Him, Jesus said unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father (John 20:17). Jesus seemed to say, ‘Mary, you just interrupted a journey. I am heading towards the Holy of Holies to offer my Blood on the Heavenly altar as atonement for the sins of men. You cannot touch me now and corrupt the process. I only branched so you can see me because of your passion; your cry, your passion pulled me back. The intensity of your hunger interrupted this journey. I have to go to my Father first. Go and tell my disciples that I have resurrected’ (Paraphrased).
Someone may ask, Pastor, are you sure of this? Yes! 100% sure because subsequently, Jesus asked Thomas to touch Him (John 20:27) if he was still doubting His resurrection but when Mary encountered Jesus, He was not touchable because He was on His way to the Holy of Holies; the journey was only interrupted by Mary to confirm the impact of her passion. Your revelation is directly proportional to your desperation.
As you increase your passion for God, I see Him reveal Himself to you today in Jesus name.
Remember this: Your revelation is directly proportional to your desperation.
- Increase your passion for God and remain patient when you are expecting His manifestation.
- Refuse to be overwhelmed by the things of this world.
PRAYER: Father, baptise me with an unquenchable passion and affection for You Lord. Let me see Your glory and experience drastic revelations that will change my level in life, in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY READING: Leviticus 1:1 to 3:17, Mark 1:29 to 2:12, Psalm 35:17 to 28, Proverbs 9:13 to 18
QUOTE: Persistent pursuit guarantees profitable rewards. Culled from 8 UNBEATABLE PRINCIPLES OF DESPERATE PEOPLE FOR WINNING IN DESPERATE TIMES by Dr (Mrs) Becky Paul-Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: If you started with $0.01 and doubled your money every day, it would take 27 days to become a millionaire.
TODAY IN HISTORY: 16/02/1937 – Wallace H. Carothers received a United States patent for nylon.