How many times though do we miss the opportunity to experience the "greater"? What I have realized as I have journeyed through this life is that many of us are too quick to settle for mediocrity, ready to accept that this is all there is. We then settle in for less than the greater promised to us!
Why do we miss it? We miss it because of feelings, emotions, folk’s opinions and our inability to step out of comfort zone. Greater isn't found in the echelons of comfort but in the pressing, crushing, beating and breaking.
Just like the audience of Jesus' time, and the sad part is that Jesus audience was missing it when the “something greater” was standing in their midst. In the Matthew chapter twelve, Jesus tells His audience three times, “Something greater is here.” Yes, three times. The implication was that in spite of how they think they have everything figured out that they were missing “something greater.” The truth is Jesus’ coming was so that God could be “with us”, Emmanuel, (Matthew 1:23). The problem is we are too often unaware of that very simple fact. The simplicity of Jesus message was that wherever we are and whatever we are doing there is always “something greater here”. He said, “It is here”, that is, within our grasp. It is near us, around us, surrounding us.
Prior to our “21 Day Fast" and our Blessed Blanket Initiative we were instructed to prepare for our "breakthrough." We fasted and sacrificed our bodies and it was without a doubt a shaking, testing and beating. We then sacrificed of our treasures which we know breaks many of our pockets when we sacrifice with the knowledge that we will not get an immediate return. But it is because of the sacrifice we are now seeing an unprecedented barrage of blessings over us! He promised to do a new thing in us (Isaiah 43:19), and that new thing has manifested. Our GREATER is with us.
No, 28 days was not the easiest. We all became a little weary on day seven.
Yes, it was a sacrifice to sow into the initiative for some as the fiscal challenges are real in these streets!
The first two months of 2018 we were challenged but we pressed through and the anointing and the power of God has come in great abundance and is supernaturally renewing our strength. Strongholds were shattered, ties were loosed, curses were broken, healing and deliverance took place. Jesus message was then and still is “something greater is here.”
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