December 1, 2020

Your Key to Immediate Breakthroughs!

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By Kim D’souza

    By Kim D’souza

Recently while having a conversation with one of our daughters in the Lord, I recollect her saying, “Delayed obedience is disobedience – There is no scripture like this in the Bible, so why do we hear people in Christian circles quoting it?”

Yes! That’s true – you won’t find a verse like that in the Bible. And moreover, God’s love for us doesn’t change due to our delayed response. But having said that, there is a special grace that we miss out when we withhold and miss God’s timing by delaying our response to what He says. I have seen this happen so many times in my life. And as I look back, I regret those moments.

If you can please open the Gospel of Mark, chapter 1 in King James Version even as you read this post further.
Immediately!

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I like what the Bible says about Jesus in Mark 1:28, Immediately His fame spread throughout all the region around Galilee. Wow, I thought it takes time to spread fame, but with Jesus it happened immediately!

And then after that, He healed those that were sick and cast demons from many. All these happened “immediately”.

Immediately fever left Simon’s mother-in-law (Mark 1:31).

Immediately leprosy departed from a man (Mark 1:42)

When Jesus wanted to recruit his disciples, immediately (straightaway) Simon and Andrew dropped their nets (Mark 1:18) and immediately (straightaway) James and John left their father in the boat and went after Him. (Mark 1:20).

Wow, so many things happening immediately!
I believe one of the keys to Jesus getting immediate results lies in Mark 1:12,

_Immediately the Spirit drove Him into the wilderness._

The Spirit of God was inviting Jesus into the wilderness and Jesus’ response to this leading was immediate obedience. You see, there is a grace that comes with our immediate response to God’s voice that can open doors of favour immediately for us, which a delayed response cannot. And the things that happened “immediately” with Jesus, which we read about earlier, were just an overflow of this immediate obedience.

When we act immediately in response to God’s voice, that’s when we don’t give our soul space to be led in our flesh, and instead our faith leaps into action. And faith always pleases God and brings supernatural results.

When God told Abraham to sacrifice his only son Issac as an offering, he wasted no time in obeying. Genesis 22:2 says, So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son; and he split the wood for the burnt offering, and arose and went to the place of which God had told him.

Abraham’s immediate obedience touched the heart of God and God gave Him a promise that He gave no other man!

Oh, may our response to God’s voice be immediate. Like the Psalmist says in Psalm 119:60 (NLT), “I will hurry, without delay, to obey your commands.”

And, may our immediate obedience bring forth the grace of breakthroughs that happen “immediately” in our lives in Jesus name!

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