Through the years as a born again Christian I have always wondered why it that for example the bible says “ask anything in my name and you shall receive.” I would ask and still not receive. “In my name they will drive out demons” I would try it and still nothing happened. It troubled me a lot as a new believer until I understood about positioning yourself for possession.
(2 Kings 7:3-8) Now there were four men with leprosyd at the entrance of the city gate. They said to each other, “Why stay here until we die? 4If we say, ‘We’ll go into the city’—the famine is there, and we will die. And if we stay here, we will die. So let’s go over to the camp of the Arameans and surrender. If they spare us, we live; if they kill us, then we die.”…
1. In the old days if someone had leprosy they would be cast out of the city and for these 4 men it was part of their preparation for what God had in store for them. They had the answer for a war that was to come but still they were rejected by the city they were meant to save. No one was able to see what God had put in them, they suffered but it was all part of the preparation.
2. The second thing is they positioned themselves at the gate this is important because if the war came when they were not being persecuted at the gate they wouldn’t have saved the city. They had to be at a certain position in a certain season in order for them to possess what God had in store for them, suppose they were not positioned at the gate they wouldn’t have saved the city.
3. The last thing they did is actually taking the action to possess what they were meant to possess, they actually had to face in the direction of the enemy and take that first step of faith towards the camp. The last part is equally important, if they had prepared and positioned themselves but still not possess all would have being in vain.
Most of us Christians we are losing the plot on the preparation, the moment someone speaks against us we bail out, the moment we start being persecuted we give up, when they cast us out of the City we curse God not knowing its all part of the greater thing. It’s so sad how we fail right at the beginning. Positioning ourselves is equally important because we may be prepared but if we are not correctly positioned we will miss the plot, if we are have wrong friends, in wrong relationships, wrong career choice, wrong direction we will not be able to possess the promises God made to us.If we are to possess we also need to take that step of faith and trust God will do it, we have to take action in the right direction towards our purpose and do what we have being called for.
Have a blessed week
God bless you all in Jesus Name.