“And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear them not: for I have delivered them into thine hand; there shall not a man of them stand before thee.” – Joshua 10:8
Once Israel had brought forth the guilty party that stole the dedicated things of God and rid him from their midst, then the LORD restored His favor upon the people and helped them defeat their enemy of Ai that routed them earlier because of Achan’s sin. The people of Ai were completely annihilated by Israel’s God and their Army. He bestowed His favor on them once more to achieve His will not theirs.
When we do what God tells us to do, then and only then does His favor and blessing rain down upon us. The one thing that I have learned in my study of the Word is that what God reveals to us in His spoken Word will never contradict His written Word. When we think or feel that God has led us to do this or that rather than actually knowing what He says, then we have set ourselves up for tremendous failure.
We must be certain of our actions as being commanded of God rather than what we hope or surmise as being His leading. This is why it is so critical that we spend time in prayer with God to know Him through intimate relationship with Him. Even the best of the best will slip up and think that what they are doing is God’s will when in fact it is not! However, when we do rely upon Him and truly heard from the LORD and are obedient to that Word, then and only then does God release His favor and blessing upon us!
Is there dryness or stagnation in your life or even in your local congregation? Then you might want to start praying to the Father and asking Him for truth as to what is going on because there just might be sin in the camp! Once the house of prayer is sanctified and made holy again, then stand still and see the salvation of the LORD! It will come!!
Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray and thank You for releasing Your blessing upon my house. My family has been in desperate need of miracles for physical healing, and I know that You are true to Your Word. You are the LORD God that heals us! What more needs to be said? Thank You! Please pour out Your healing virtue upon us and free us from maladies and infirmities. We have repented of past sin and know that You are speaking to us about restoration and reconciliation and obedience to Your commands. You are awesome! May your will be done in earth as it is heaven and not ours. Amen.