The watchman recently suffered an acute and painful attack on his back and could hardly lie on his bed or rise after he lied down. He reached a point when he dreaded sleeping as it would involve lying down in excruciating pain and thereafter getting up with the same suffering. He was deprived of sleep and rest.
He was then urged by someone to read a testimony about a man encountering a severe motor accident wherein he broke four bones at different parts of his body and was bleeding and in shock when he was brought to the church. He lived divine and did not take medicine or use any medical facilities.The watchman actually had seen this man a few days after the accident as he happened to attend a seminar at that same church. The man recovered totally without any treatment except prayers, worship and proclaiming Bible verses.
In the written testimony the man quoted a number of Bible verses to which he clung when he was in the healing process. When the watchman read this, he was led by the Holy Spirit to take hold of one particular Bible verse:
Ephesians 5:30 “For we are members of His body,[a] of His flesh and of His bones.”
By faith he proclaimed this Bible verse and command his body (flesh) to resume divine function as Jesus’ body would have functioned. He further by faith proclaimed 1 John 4:17, “As He is, so are we in this world.”
He woke the next day without difficulty. After another day he woke and rose with no trace of the pain! The watchman was healed after receiving the word of God and duly proclaiming them by faith.
It is indeed wonderful to be able to hear God and obey His words. But many have told the watchman that they wanted to hear God and could not. Why? During interceding for his loved ones, the watchman asked the Lord today and received the answer as follows:
James 3:14-16 “14 But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. 15 This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. 16 For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.”
The Lord explains, when you seek yourself, how can you be seeking God? You will only hear your own voice and not God’s voice! You would be busy devising your own way and means by your own earthly, sensual and demonic wisdom. You would not be able to hear God’s will or obey His word.
Jesus has thus warned,
Matthew 7:21-23 (NKJV) I Never Knew You
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’”
O watchman, take heed of the Lord’s words.