The other night I chuckled as I read of Gideon's first encounter with the Lord. Later to become one of God's mightiest warriors, his first reaction to "the call" was far from enthusiastic. In fact, it was cynical. When the angel of the Lord appeared, he said to Gideon, "'The LORD is with you, you mighty man of valor!'" Gideon retorted, "' ...if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us about...?'" (Judges 6:12-13, NKJV).
Many of you may be wondering this same thing tonight. Having heard Brother Cerullo's prophecies about God's miracle-working power, you may be thinking, "If God is really bringing us into a cycle of victory miracle living, then where are the miracles in my life? Why are God's people so weak? Where are all these miracles Brother Cerullo is talking about?" I'll tell you...not where they are, but where God wants them to be. He wants them to start flowing through you!
What He told Gideon is what He is telling you now...He was saying that He knew about the situation the people were in but promised them the power to do something about it. "...The LORD turned to him and said, 'Go in this might of yours, and you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites. Have I not sent you?...Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat the Midianites as one man'" (Judges 6:14 & 16, NKJV).
Tonight, let God use you as a channel for His power. Put aside your cynicism or distrust and let Him help you win mighty battles in His Name...showing the world He is real!
God loves you and wants to answer your prayer. Say this prayer with me:
Dear Lord, thank you for the miracle-working power which You are loosing through Your servants today. Instead of being cynical about the problems in my life or the "mess" your people are in, help me learn from You how to help prove to the world that You are God! In Jesus' Name, Amen.