And they rose at twilight to go to the camp of the Syrians; and when they had come to the outskirts of the Syrian camp, to their surprise no one was there. – II Kings 7:5
II Kings 7:1-8
Yesterday we concluded with the thought that something dies when you sit at a place for too long.
The third thing the four lepers did was that they decided to move to the enemy’s camp not fearing for their lives, and not minding the risks involved. To move into new things or make progress in life, you need to count the cost, paint the worst scenario and prepare for it or demystify it. That is when you can dispossess it of its power to scare, sting or stop you from making a move.
Fourthly, the four lepers moved to the enemy’s camp and the Lord caused the Syrian Army to hear the sound of a great army approaching, which made them run away in terror. There are people God is speaking to concerning you that will not leave or do anything for you or even help you, until you move.
If the 4 lepers had checked ‘Google maps’ to determine, by satellite, the location of the Syrian soldiers, they would not have moved, because the Syrians would have been in their camp intact. However, the map report only changes when you move. Ultimately, it is left to you whether you will move or not, God is committed to doing His part, will you do your part? God does not sort out the Syrian soldiers first; instead, He gives you a word and stirs a discomfort in your heart, or a dissatisfaction with the status quo.
It is only after you move that he deals with the Syrians. God won’t tell you all that will happen when you move; make the move and God will sort out every other thing. What you fear may not be real, what you think may fail may succeed, resources may come, helpers may come, doors may open of their own accord etc. There is what is called the CORRIDOR PRINCIPLE – When you stand at the beginning of a long corridor, you can’t tell what doors are opened, you only begin to run into open doors when you take the first step to walk down the corridor.
In life sometimes, it is easier to deal with problems when they meet you on your way going or moving. There will always be a way out – you won’t get stuck if you step out on God’s word.
Ecclesiastes 11:4, Mark 4:35-40 & Hebrews 4:12.
1.Pray that God will begin to speak to people on your behalf and that as you move at His word, He will set open doors before you.
2.Challenge the status quo in your life (joblessness, debt, lack, borrowing, illness, marital unrest, in-law issues) – Declare ‘Enough is enough!’ Nothing will remain the same again.