Radical Faith: Challenge It And It Will Change!
Truthfully? We are continually faced with impossible situations that make us want to doubt if God really cares for us. So many have become complacent in their walk with God and have accepted every happening to and around them as the will of God even when it goes against God’s promises for them. To demonstrate how we are to function in Christ, the Lord said in Mark 11:22-24 “… ‘Have faith in God'. I assure you: if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore, I tell you, all the things you pray and ask for – believe that you have received them and you will have them.” Maybe you had faced rejection after rejection through no fault of yours, people die young in your family, impossible for any member of your family to stay married, barrenness, sickness, addictions, unsuccessful ventures; the time has come to take your stand for yourself or a loved one in the face of such situation without giving up. The Lord desires to bless us but He requires us to ask, seek and knock His door until what we inquire and require of Him is received. The five daughters of Zelophehad learnt this lesson well in Numbers 27:1-11 when they took their stand before God, Moses, the Priests and the whole congregation of Israel and asked for the property of their late father which should have been theirs by birth if they were males. They challenged the law that says only the males can inherit property. Please note that they didn’t challenge the authority of God nor of Moses but challenged the ‘law’ itself. When we go before God on an issue, it does not matter if we deserve what we are going through or not but the issue at hand is what is challenged. If what you are going through is said to be as a result of sin or curse, since you have asked the Lord for forgiveness and you are now a new creature, you then have a right as a child of God to challenge the issues that arose from the sin or curse. The family of Zelophehad was not the only family in Israel that had all female children, but they stood up to the law and refused to be shut down by their limitations. The Lord answered their request and told Moses to change the law! Friend, it does not matter what obstacles the enemy had put in your way, the Lord expects you to challenge it and it will move from your path. Rise up and stand before the King of kings and challenge the situation and it will change in Jesus Christ name because He said in Psalm 2:8 “Ask of Me, and I will make the nations your inheritance and the ends of the earth your possession.” God bless you.