“When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?” (Luke 7:20 KJV)
The scripture records that Jesus submitted to John and John endorsed him. And when Jesus was later asked, who gave you this power? He said do you remember Pastor John? He is the one who announce Me. They knew John and so they could not stop Him because they recognized John as a prophet. But there came a time when the same John found himself in jail. He was probably expecting Jesus to come running to bring him out of jail. But Jesus didn’t do that. John sent some people to Jesus to ask Him, are you the one we have been waiting for or should we look for another? How could John change his confession because of pressure?
Before you judge, are you like that? A lot of believers are not able to access the blessings that have been predetermined before the foundation of the world because they give up their faith. The pressures of today are meant to hinder you. Of course the devil will not play dead and watch you lay hold on that which God has spoken concerning you without a fight. That is the reason why you must fight the good fight of faith. The devil knows that the only way out is to stop you from laying hold of the blessings of God is to put pressure all around you. He puts pressure on your family, ministry, business, etc. Sometimes you pray and pray and it appears the answer is delayed. The devil comes with suggestions to make you turn your back on God. Beloved, I encourage you to fight the good fight of faith. Don’t give in to pressure.
One thing you must settle in your mind is this: it may tarry; but it MUST COME TO PASS. Don’t be carried away by the time, a thousand years is like a day in God’s sight and when the miracle comes, you will discover that the timing was perfect. Hang in there; don’t give in because you will testify.
Further Reading: Luke 7:19-28, Philippians 1:6
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Deuteronomy 19-21; Evening- Mark 13:21-37