Title: POSITIONED TO CONNECT -2
And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.Luke 5:1-6
I believe in miracles. I believe in eleventh-hour interventions. And this is the kind of God we have to deal with, He knows how to appear and change things for His people. No matter what you’re facing right now, I want you to know that the one move of God in your direction is enough to change things for your testimony.
Some times, we can get to this point where, like Peter and his colleagues, we may begin washing our nets. We are just too fed up. We labour and toil. We fast and pray. We serve, sow, invest and it just seems like “…we’ve caught nothing…”. When we look at ourselves or try to match our labour statistics with that of our expectations, it seems like we have nothing to show for it. Do you understand what I’m talking about right now? At such a time, it’s easy to want to stop trying and just throw in the towel, you know, call it quits.
But, I understand by God’s word that there is an intervention that can change a quitting situation, a setback into a great comeback. This intervention is the revelation/manifestation of Jesus in the scene of our greatest setback. When Jesus is revealed in the midst of darkness, light will shine and the darkness will disappear. When Jesus shows up (manifests) in the midst of poverty and debt situations, He sets free. The miracle of the cruse of oil in 2Kings 4:1-7 is a picture of the manifestation of Jesus in our situation. At that point where it seems like the curtain is about to be drawn and the stone rolled over you, there He is. He shows up and changes things.
Beloved, you’re going to keep struggling unless you call upon the manifestation of Jesus’ presence in your situation. This presence when invited, called upon and introduced ends all struggles and pains. Call upon the name of Jesus over this present hour of pain, lack and scarcity, discouragement and fear. Call on Him today and you shall not be put to shame – Ps. 18:3; 50:15-16; Rom. 10:12-13; Acts 2:21
Lord Jesus, reveal yourself in our darkest hours. Cause us to see you revealed as light, Light that extinguishes every darkness. Over this hour (our need and quitting), I declare Jesus revealed. I declare Jesus manifested. I declare the storms calm and winds cease by the authority in the name of Jesus.
Come Lord, come