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A Place of an Answer

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22 January 2024

The place of an answer to the prayer of the saints is not at a certain street address.  It is not in a specific or special auditorium. It is not on a specific mountain top as it is widely thought of in our time.  It is in the spirit of the fervent seeker of the face of God. I mean that diligent and steadfast person who set his or her gaze upon the infallible word of God to reach the mountain top of his/her life to receive of God.  It is that particular moment when the mustard seed-size of faith of the person encounters the greater faith of God to produce a blast of a faithful utterance in prayer. It is when the faith of the saint mingles with his inner emotional outburst and deep conviction in him that causes the Spirit of God to intervene on his behalf and takes over his prayers and he found himself praying in the Spirit in an unknown tongue uncontrollably.  At this moment, whether we are either crying, weeping profusely, or shouting it no longer matters because we are not ashamed about our outburst or about our appearance when we are in the presence of our Father in Heaven.  It is at that time when Divinity encounters humanity with mercy and compassion at that very moment when we are one on one with our Creator and that is all that matters.

The nameless woman with the issue of blood was at the place. Shame disappeared when she was under the influence of faith and “said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.” (Matthew 9:21) With this strong conviction in her mind, she waded through the thronging crowd to touch the hem of the garment of Jesus Christ. At that very place her faith encountered the greater faith of our Lord Jesus Christ when she was connected, and she had her victory. She was made whole.

The nameless centurion made a U-turn from his earlier request—come and heal my servant—to believing in the authenticity of the word of God.  He said to Jesus Christ, “Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.” (Matthew 8:8-9) That very moment and at that very hour the centurion was opened to the revelational secret of the creative power of God. His faith encountered the greater faith of Jesus Christ and the uncommon miracle manifested healing in the life of his servant.

The nameless Syrophoenician woman would not allow a testy statement of our Lord Jesus Christ to discourage her from receiving her answer. After her repeated request for deliverance of her daughter, our Lord Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it unto the dogs. And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs.” (Mark 7:27-28) This statement simply means, “She had come under the table of the grace and mercy of God to compete with dogs for the sustaining crumbs of healing from the Master Healer for her child. At that place and at that moment she secured the answer to her pressing need.

In the state of despair and monumental losses, in the anguish of a sorrowful mindedness Job declared in the presence of his miserable comforters, “For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.” (Job 19:25-27) The Living Redeemer and Restorer restored double for all the losses of Job and in addition, he did not lose eternity of rest.

Blind Bartimaeus could not even identify where he was standing.  He could not walk along with others to see the face of the Savior. On that corner of the highway, he persistently shouted aloud, he disregarded the pressure of the discouraging crowd that tried to deter him from receiving from God, “… when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.” (Mark 10:47-48) His persistent cry for mercy attracted the attention of Divinity. Jesus Christ stood still and bid him to come. “Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.” (Mark 10:51-52) 

Hagar the bond woman from Egypt, the servant of Sarah was in the state of anguish of her life. “And she went, and sat her down over against him [her son] a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept. And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is. (Genesis 21:16-17) The merciful Father Who understands the language of our tears heard the cry of Hagar and intervened and met her at the point of her needs.

All the characters above were at a certain place and in a certain desperate state of their minds, at the crossroad of their lives and were one on one with the Creator of Heaven and Earth seeking and trusting in the Lord for His divine intervention. They looked unto Him and were not put to shame. “They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.” (Psalm 34:5) They trusted the Living God for divine intervention. They strove diligently in prayer with their convicting faith. Their mustard seed size of faith was superimposed by the great and gargantuan faith of the Savior. The blend of the mercy and the compassion of the Savior prevailed to produce the divine touch of Heaven in their situations. We may neither know nor understand the extent of love that our Father in Heaven has for us until we experience His divine encounter in time of our need. Today I plead that we draw closer unto Him in prayer, seeking His face from the abundance of His wisdom and promises in the scripture. The Lord will be there for you with His divine intervention in the place of your answer.

Prayer: Oh Merciful Father, empower me with boldness to trust in your mercy and grace, to always maintain a cordial relationship with you with the heart of worship and praise. Teach my spirit to wholly depend on You in the time of my need and at the crossroad of my life. Oh Heavenly Father, in Your mercy and compassion, let my petitions before you receive your divine attention at the point of my desperate needs in Jesus name, Amen.


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