What is your fear today? What are you afraid of today? The Lord says “TIME UP”!!!
I want to tell you a story dear friend. Kenneth Copeland was Oral Roberts’ pilot for years.
He practically learnt ministry under Oral Roberts, in addition to studying materials by Dad Hagin and the likes.
Oral Roberts was undoubtedly a great minister of the Gospel. He had a global healing ministry that blessed lives all over the world.
He was the “face” of the healing revival in America and he popularised tent meetings in America.
Kenneth knew Roberts schedule and itinerary. He was like his right hand man.
He said you don’t talk to Oral Roberts while on his way to meetings; he was always focused on and given to spiritual preparations for meetings.
Oral Roberts’ healing ministry was a unique one. So Kenneth Copeland served the man of God in ministry.
Part of Copeland’s assignments was to assemble the sick to talk to them in preparation for Oral Roberts’ ministrations.
This was aimed at building faith in them and raising their expectation for the healing touch of Jehovah.
So, after Kenneth Copeland had prepared the hearts of the sick, Oral Roberts would come to minister healing and the power of God would break loose.
On this fateful day, there was a woman on a stretcher; she looked like a skeleton and just a atom of life was left in her.
So Copeland did as usual, talked to her to prepare her heart to receive healing with the expectation that as usual, “oga” would come minister to her.
But when Oral Roberts came to the scene, he told Kenneth Copeland, “Ken, you will minister today. Minister to the woman”.
Boom! Bomb explosion!!! Kenneth Copeland began to sweat. He became jittery.
He said ALL HIS FAITH EVAPORATED AT THAT MOMENT. He was really AFRAID!!!
While he was still contemplating and shivering, he heard Oral Roberts’ loud voice from behind him saying to the woman, “In the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk” and the woman walked instantly.
Now beloved, at a time, Kenneth Copeland was afraid to minister healing but He’s no more afraid today. Glory to God!!!
Himself and Mama Gloria form a fire couple who have ministered healing over the years.
What are you afraid of today friend? Rise above it in faith and receive what belongs to you.
The irony of life is that sometimes WHAT YOU’RE AFRAID OF IS ALREADY AFRAID OF YOU.
The ten spies were afraid of the giants of Canaan, not knowing that the fear of Israel had already fallen on the surrounding cities, according to what Rahab told the two spies.
And she said unto the men, I know that the LORD hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you.
What an irony!!! The giants had also heard about the terrible manifestations of God done for the house of Israel, hence they were afraid of them but the ten spies never knew that, save Joshua and Caleb.
What are you afraid of today friend? What’s your fear?
Could it be in any of these dimensions?
“Lord, if I start out in ministry, I will be rejected”.
“Lord, if I give this word of knowledge, won’t I make a mistake?”.
“Lord, if I lay hands on the sick, what if nothing happens?”.
“Lord, if I start this business now, what will be my lot, seeing that this space is jam-packed already?”.
“If I propose marriage to this sister, will she not turn it down?”.
“If I write this post now, will people really like it?”.
“If I make this move, won’t I embarrass myself?”.
Plus lots more!!!
What are you afraid of today friend? Deal ruthlessly with that fear.
FEAR is not a FEELING; fear is a SPIRIT – 2Tim.1:7. Therefore take authority over it in the Name of Jesus.
Life does not give you what you DESERVE; life gives you what you DEMAND.
And hear this friend; in the market of life, CONFIDENCE carries more power than COMPETENCE.
The great men we celebrate today had their fears too but they dealt with them, and today, the table has turned and the rest is history. Glory to God!!!
You will not be the first person to be afraid; just ensure that you deal with it.
We all talk about Moses as a great man of God – a man mighty in words and in deeds – Acts 7:22 but remember dear friend that at a time, the same man feared rejection; he said he couldn’t speak fluently – Exo.4:10 but Grace saw him through.
Therefore beloved, lift up your voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid. Behold your God – Isa. 40:9.
2 TIMOTHY 1:7
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
I see COWARDICE give way to COURAGE!
I see FEAR give way to FAITH!!
I see IMPOSSIBILITIES give way to POSSIBILITIES!!!
I see you FLOW EFFORTLESSLY IN THE REALM OF GRACE!!!
Welcome to your next level!!!
Spring time is here!!!