GIRD UP YOUR LOINS

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“And the hand of the LORD was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.” 1 Kings 18:46

 

Before the Hand of the Lord will do wonders in your life and cause you to overtake, you have a role to play. You need to cooperate with God for the miraculous to happen. Many people leave it only for God to do. This is why they wait from month to month and nothing happens. Have you noticed that most times when Jesus performed miracles in the Bible, He required the receiver to do something? He would come to someone whose hands were withered and tell him to stretch forth his hands. The hands were still withered as He gave the command. It was in the process of stretching forth the hand that the miracle occurred. Jesus met the bedridden man at the pool of Bethsaida and told him to carry his bed and go. How? The man was bedridden. If he could carry his bed and go, he would have done it long before then. All Jesus needed was the corresponding action. As soon as the man made effort to get up and carry his bed, the miracle occurred. Even when Peter and John met the cripple man at the beautiful gate, Peter told him, “…rise up and walk…” He did not tell them “I cannot walk”. Instead, he leaped up and stood. He was in a hurry to obey. That corresponding action brought the miracle.

In our opening scripture, after the hand of the Lord came upon Elijah, the next thing he did was to ‘gird up his loins. “To gird” means to prepare yourself for conflict or vigorous activity. In Elijah’s case, he was about to be transported by Heaven airways and he had to prepare himself for the flight. ‘He girded up his loins’ literally means he tied his belt in readiness for the next action. Luke 12:35 says “Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;”
Beloved, in readiness for what the Lord wants to do in your life, gird up your loins.

FURTHER STUDY
1 Kings 18:1-46, Acts 3:1-10

PRAISE REPORT
Fish bone comes out
As I licked soup one night, I mistakenly swallowed fish bone. I tried vomiting it but it didn’t come out. My mind went to how I could need surgery because of it. I then decided to use the blood of Jesus. I got it immediately and drank some. Immediately, the bone fell out. Praise God.
– Pst. Patrick U.

PRAYER POINT
[Spend some time and worship God. Thank Him for all He has done.]
1. Father, help me be in a prepared state for what You are set to do in my life in Jesus name.
2. Evil spirits of distraction and laziness, OUT of my life now in Jesus name!
3. Every force that aborts my blessings, be destroyed by fire now in Jesus name.
4. Every force that causes near success syndrome, be destroyed now. Every failure at the edge of breakthrough, I terminate you now in Jesus name.
5. This month, I overthrow every opposing stronghold, I overtake every holder of my miracle and I overflow in every area of my life and family in Jesus name!

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