“Sanctify them [purify, consecrate, separate them for Yourself, make them holy] by the Truth. Your Word is Truth.” (John 17:17)
With all the glory and power God is pouring out right now, you’d think every believer on earth would be happy as a pig in the sunshine. You’d think every one of us would be healed and delivered and shouting God’s praises all day long. You’d think we’d all be free of every bondage of the devil. But, quite frankly, many believers are more frustrated today than they’ve ever been in their lives. God’s miracle-working power is falling around them like rain…yet no matter where they go, they can’t seem to get wet! These baffled believers go from one meeting to the next, hoping God will heal them of some sickness, or free them from some habit or sin that has ensnared them.
When they get to the service, they shout and holler and praise God. They run up and down the aisle and have a great time. They fall on the floor under the power of God. Yet, as wonderful as all those things are, by the time they get home, they’re hurting again. So they sadly say, “Well, I guess I didn’t get anything tonight either.” If that has happened to you, I want you to pay close attention. If you’ve been walking around thinking, I just don’t understand it. In times past, anybody could pray for me and I’d get healed. But now even the most anointed ministers can pray for me and nothing happens, I want you to know something: God is not neglecting you.
He is not ignoring your need. He is telling you it’s time to grow up. Don’t cry over this. It’s good news! God is letting you know that you’re mature enough in Him that you don’t need baby food anymore. You don’t need anyone to feed you healing and deliverance. You don’t have to run around from one meeting to another trying to get in on a miracle. You’ve grown to the point where He expects you to pick up your Bible and get what you need by faith. You’re not alone either.
There are many other believers who have reached this same stage of spiritual growth. From now on, if they’re going to walk in freedom-from sickness, sin, disease, poverty and all the rest of the devil’s junk-they’ll have to get it from the Word. Jesus is saying to them, as He has said to me, “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). What’s more, it is the only thing that will make you free!