THE SECRET OF GETTING YOUR DESIRED MIRACLES FROM GOD
Let this message always come to your remembrance in your life. At every junction of your life, in your family, ministry, health, and business. Always remember the secret of getting your desired miracles from God.
Let’s open our Bible to Matthew 15 from verse 21, “Then Jesus went out from there and departed to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him, saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed.”
One day, Jesus and His disciples went to the region of Tyre and Sidon and there a woman of Canaan came to Jesus to pray for her daughter who was demon-possessed. This woman needed miracle for her life and daughter and she believed Jesus to do the miracle, so she prayed to Jesus. And what happened? The Bible says, “But He answered her not a word.” Matthew 15:23.
A woman needed miracle,
She prayed to Jesus,
And Jesus did not answer her prayer.
This is where many of us give up today. We say “God said we should pray, and we have prayed” but God does not answer. So what do we do when God does not answer? We immediately begin to think of alternatives. Since prayer does not answer, maybe we should go to specialist. Psychiatrists. Maybe she should go to hospital in abroad to meet the special Psychiatrists”
Listen, the Bible says the daughter was demon-possessed but the doctors will still call it a name, a name they don’t even understand and you too will be thinking or hoping for healing from the treatments. Treatment from demon-inflicted sickness? What kind of hope is that?
And some may begin to Google it, “How to manage a daughter with psychiatrists-named mental illness” And they begin to write drugs, drugs to treat demons? How possible? Do demons bow to drugs? Can drugs chase away demons? Someone who is being tormented by demons and he is using blood tonic syrup.
To some, since they prayed and no answer from God, the Bible said Jesus did not answer her a word, the next thing some would do is to raise money to foreign medical treatments. Sometimes I look at the way people in Africa put their trust in foreign hospital or foreign medical treatments as if the people there are not dying in their hospitals. See, the girl did not have Corona virus, it was the demonic. Raising money 💰 will not solve the problem. Flying to foreign hospital will not chase away the demonic possession.
But the woman did not think of any other alternative. And then maybe if she begs disciples of Jesus to help her plead to Jesus, something would happen. So what next? “And His disciples came and urged Him, saying, “Send her away, for she cries out after us.”
Second level: Ministers and children of God helped intercede.
She prayed, God did not answer,
She engaged brethren to pray,
Unfortunately, God did not answer again.
“But He answered and said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
What a sorry case!
Some might think, “It is like some forces are pursuing this woman, forces from her mother 🏠household that says prayer, that says she will not eat the fruits of her labor over her daughter”
Will she kill herself?
Involved brethren and ministers of God, nothing happened!
“Is it not for her to forget about healing miracle from Jesus? Maybe that is the destiny of the daughter or the daughter has offended God so much or she has committed abortion, hmmm, young girls of these days. Who knows where she got the problems? Maybe she joined secret cult or she is a witch. Maybe it is God’s punishment. See, you better go and drop her somewhere at rehabilitation center and move on”
But the mother says no, she must get her miracle from Jesus. No going back home with these demons. So what next?
Third level of getting what you want from God: Worshipping God!
“Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, help me!”
You prayed and nothing happens?
You engage intercession and supplication and yet nothing happens?
So what next will you do?
To give up and go back empty hands? NO!
The third thing is to begin to worship God. Begin to praise God. Thanksgiving is the next and highest level. Let me read to you in Philippians 4:6. “”Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God”
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by PRAYER and SUPPLICATION(intercession), with THANKSGIVING, let your requests be made known to God” You pray, you supplicate, then you move to thanksgiving, worshipping God. What are you saying when you are worshipping God in your situation? You are telling Him to help you. You are telling Him you have no other way; you are telling Him you believe Him.
Matthew 15:28, “Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.”
Jesus told her, “Let it be to you as you desire.” The woman got more than healing for her daughter. She got everything she ever desired for her daughter. “Let it be to you as you desire.” everything she desired for her girl. If she had desired the girl would be Lawyer or anything in life, authority of Jesus had approved it. If she desired her daughter to become the richest woman, it would happen to that girl. Jesus gave her present and future answers, as she desired! It is like asking Solomon what he wanted. As she desired, everything she desired for her daughter for life. Just because she did not give up.
So here you are, will you give up and seek for alternatives? You too can get your desires if you don’t give up. What are your desires from Jesus? Write them down, keep praying about them. Keep interceding about it.
You know many of us are funny. We desire somethings from God, we go to Him with prayer or fasting and God does not answer then we stop. So you just gave up? Are you paying money to talk with God? Are you buying airtime? What will cost you to keep asking God? Airtime, battery or iPhone? So why did you stop? Who lose? You must pray until your joy is full. You must keep sending prayer requests until they turn to testimonies. That is faith!
You don’t know when God will open the book of remembrance for your prayer requests. If you pray on something, and you stopped while nothing has happened and you are still alive, who lose? The woman of Canaan would not do that. Many have lost their health, their businesses, their marriages, their children, their destinies just because they could not persevere with Jesus. You can pray for something for 10 years as long you are alive, you don’t PAY for it, you just PRAY for it. So why stopping? Why giving up on your spouse, on your child, on your health? Why giving up on your business or ministry, why giving up on your vision?
It is better to die in faith than for faith to die in you while you are still alive! The Bible says, “These all died in faith” Hebrews 11:13. Like the saints of old, I will die in faith but faith will not die in me. God will applaud us for having faith that does not give up not for having fear that run away
SAY LORD, I AM BACK! I AM GOING NOWHERE AGAIN!
Say LORD, ANSWER ME. Begin to tell Him your desire over there!
May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble;
May the name of the God of Jacob defend you;
May He send you help from the sanctuary,
And strengthen you out of Zion
May He remember all your offerings,
And accept your burnt sacrifice.
May He remember all your offerings,
And accept your burnt sacrifice.
May He grant you according to your heart’s desire,
And fulfill all your purpose.
May the Lord fulfill all your petitions/desires!
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses;
But we will remember the name of the Lord our God.
Gideon Akande, the Evangelist