TODAY’S PROPHETIC NUMBER – September 11, 2023
Ecclesiastes 9:11 – I returned and saw under the sun that— The race is not to the swift, Nor the battle to the strong, Nor bread to the wise, Nor riches to men of understanding, Nor favor to men of skill; But time and chance happen to them all.
Everyone gets the same 24-hours each day, yet that time looks so different for each person. How is it that some are able to move mountains and accomplish the impossible, and others do not see any change from one day to the next? It’s so important to be intentional with every minute of your time. God created you with a purpose and has things for you to accomplish every day. Do not miss His divine appointments so you can align yourself for your assignment today.
Declaration: I will fulfill all of God’s plans for my life. I am intentional about my purpose and assignment.
I’M NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE PAIN!
Several years ago, a young woman came into my office for marriage counseling. She didn’t bring her husband, which raised my eyebrow. After a few minutes of telling me how bad things were, she finally told me why she was really there: she was leaving her husband and said that God wanted her to do it.
So I asked her why she felt God was wanted her to get a divorce. Through tear-filled eyes she replied, “Because God doesn’t want me to have pain.”
As quick as I could, I retorted, “Who told you that?”
It was a good question because I’ll tell you who didn’t ,and his name starts with a capital “J” and ends in “esus.” When we believe something that is just not true, God will challenge us by asking, “who told you that?”
Set the clock back about 6,000 years to the Garden of Eden. There we find two slack-jawed people with a problem.
Like a lot of young couples, they had gotten themselves into debt without a mode of payment. No, this was not about a credit card. This was about giving the Master charge over their lives and the penalty for disobedience was higher then either one of them could have imagined.
Genesis records the event as the greatest act of murder committed in human history: with one stroke of disobedience, Adam aborted every human that would ever be born and brought all of us to death before we even took our first breath.
No sooner had the deed been done than Adam and Eve were hiding, because Daddy was going to be home soon.
And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?” So he said, “I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked and I hid myself.” And he said, “Who told you that you were naked?” – Genesis 3:8-11
Any time God asks a question, it is not because He lacks the answer. He asks questions with the intent of bringing us to a conclusion. In Adams’s case, as with the young lady in my office wanting a divorce, this question needs an answer: Who told you that? Who are you listening to?
When we’re forced to answer, we generally recognize the answer is, “not God.” Remember, it’s not the truth that sets you free. It’s knowing the truth, and until God forced Adam to own the answer, Adam’s healing would not begin.
Do you want your healing to begin?