We all pray for wonders to happen in our lives. One thing one needs to understand is that wonder is different from magic. Magic can happen to anyone, but wonders are for God’s children. The Serophenician woman is a good example.
As a matter of fact, wonder is a prefix of one of the names of Jesus – Wonderful. So, one would need to identify with Jesus to experience wonders. May your life be full of wonders in Jesus name.
What is purity?
It is the freedom of adulteration or contamination resulting from sin or guilt.
E.g. Diesel and petro mixed together. The car will not perform properly.
The children of Israel had spent over 400 years in Egypt, part of those years were spent as slaves. They had been contaminated by the culture of their captors. They too began to worship and serve the gods of the Egyptians.
For them to be able to experience the wonders of God therefore, they first had to be free from the contamination they had been through.
God made this possible by asking them to shed the blood of an animal for the atonement of their sins (Ex. 12:3-14). Then their wonder of freedom from slavery immediately followed. Do you want freedom from any oppression of the enemy? Do you require certain wonders from God? Make sure your atonement by the Blood of the Lamb is intact.
God told the children of Israel that He was about to bring them into the Land which He promised to their fathers. He commanded Joshua to be strong and of a good courage as they face one of their final obstacles – River Jordan. As the time draw near for them to enter, Joshua instructed the people to purify themselves so that they could experience the wonder promised by God (Jos. 3:5).
It is said that the point at Gilgal where the Israelites crossed is only 100 feet wide in dry season, but it is usually over a mile wide in flood. For it to be a wonder therefore, God made sure that their crossing was done in flood season (Jos. 3:15).
15 And as they that bare the ark were come unto Jordan, and the feet of the priests that bare the ark were dipped in the brim of the water, (for Jordan overfloweth all his banks all the time of harvest,)
Regardless of how challenging or tough this season might be for you, your wonder will come through. Every flood that is trying to overwhelm your life will dry up in Jesus name.
Only remain sanctified.
When Jesus became of age, though the Son of God, but because He came in flesh, He had to sanctify Himself through fasting and prayers for forty days and nights. He overcame temptations and then received the power to do wonders (Lk. 4:1-14).
14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.
Do you desire to be famous in life? In this 28 days of fasting and prayers, make purity your priority. He was just known as Jesus of Nazareth, after the power came upon Him, He was then known as Christ (Acts 10:38). May you receive the power to heal all manners of sickness and diseases in Jesus name. May the power to do good come upon you in Jesus name.
What to do to be pure
Consecrate your life unto God (Ps. 4:3).
Control your tongue (Titus 2:7-8; James 1:26).
Always do the right thing, don’t follow what others are doing (John 3:20-21).
Assist the fatherless and widows (James 1:27)
Advantages for purity
God promised wonders will start happening (Ex. 19:10-11)
Aids an intimate relationship with God (Gen. 5:21-24)
Gives power to withstand and overthrow the enemies (Jos. 7:13)
A Pastor learnt the biggest lessons of his life regarding cleansing/purity when he tried to become a livestock farmer. He went to buy sheep from a farmer, and the farmer added few free goats as a kind gesture. The fence of garden where he kept the animals was repeatedly broken down at night by the animals, until he got fed up and left the fence out. That same night foxes killed all the sheep and the goats.
He leant that fence did only keep the animals from going out but also the foxes from coming in. Purity does not only attract God’s blessing to us, it also keep the devil away.
Supposed he had separated the goats from the sheep. He would have protected his priced animals.
Psalm 1:1-3 highlights certain purifications that can generate wonders.
Father, help me not to walk in the counsel of the ungodly.
Father, help me not to stand in the way of sinners.
Father, help me not to seat with the scornful – disdainful.
Father, help me to delight myself in Your word and to meditate in it day and night.
Father, let me be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, let me bring up fruit in my due season, let not my leaves wither and let whatsoever I do to prosper.