Jun 15, 2023

For over forty years, this man’s condition had reduced him to a beggar; He didn’t ask for it but life just happened to be unkind to him.

Acts 3:1-5 [1]Now Peter and John went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. [2]And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms from those who entered the temple;…

No matter how much money he was given for a long time, he would not change himself: he remained lame.

Acts 3:4-5 Peter looked at that man and said to himself, “Shall we be like other people and hand over gold and silver to him or we can give him something that will cause him to stop begging for the rest of his life and put him on his feet?” (Acts 3:6(KJV)) Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but SUCH AS I HAVE give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. Acts 3:7-8 And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. [8]So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them—walking, leaping, and praising God.

These men reached a place in God whereby they knew that what they had could change the lives of people, it was not guesswork or trial and error.

They didn’t even ask him to have faith because they knew what they carried. You cannot talk like that unless you are sure you have it.

The whole of Jerusalem came to a standstill after seeing him walking: Uganda, your family, career, etc. need this dimension of manifestation. (Acts 3:9-10)

With what is going on around in this nation, it will only take the church of Jesus to bring solutions to our generation. We need to step it up in every area of influence: politics entertainment etc.

It is not about money but we need something that money can not buy. I pray for a deposit of that hunger for it is only God that can put it in you Isaiah 55:1-6

Matthew 21:13 And He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’….

Matthew 12:3-4 [3]But He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him: [4]how he entered the house of God and ate the showbread which was not lawful for him to eat, nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests?

It is in God’s house where people come if things have failed everywhere; God’s house (the church of Jesus Christ) must be the place of answers that they have failed to find anywhere. That is why we have to pray and fast.

Esther 4:13-14 [13]And Mordecai told them to answer Esther: “Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. [14]For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether YOU have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

Esther got lost in her position; she was the queen and had everything.

It took Mordecai to remind her niece (Esther) that the reason why she became a queen was to save her generation.

Esther 4:15-17 [15]Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai:  [16]“Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!”

Esther put aside everything and God answered her. The God of Esther is still alive, we will not walk out ashamed: He will answer us.

The burden of God is on us; let us keep praying and fasting.

Be like the woman of blood who kept looking for a solution for twelve years until one day that she landed on Jesus. She pressed in against all odds until one day, she touched Jesus and she was healed (Mark 5:25-34).