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Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the LORD …… Then came the word of the LORD to Isaiah, saying, Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years ~ Isaiah 38:2-5
Undoubtedly, man is a comprehensive package of God’s supernatural acts (Genesis 1:26-28). He was originally created to operate in a realm beyond and above the natural, in the class of God (Psalms 82:6; John 10:34). Notwithstanding, man still needs God, always.
At the outset of creation, before God breathed into him, man was like an effigy, a mere ceramic and empty dust moulded into shape (Genesis 2:7). Man will always require God’s supernatural energy and intervention for his daily sustenance. Happily, whenever God becomes intentionally involved, every difficult situation receives a dramatic turnaround (Psalm 126:1).
Yes, we hear the phrase “divine intervention” tossed around a lot in our society today. But, it’s quintessential wisdom for us to know what it is really, and how God steps into our peculiar situations to give us relief.
Concisely, divine intervention is when God moves and acts deliberately to change the outcomes of a situation by the act of His mercy. It is a typical miracle of God showing up in the interest of His people.
We generally point to divine intervention when there is no other explanation other than God for how something — miraculous deliverance from accident, death, shame and embarrassment, or healing from an incurable disease — happened.
Acts of God that orchestrate inexplicable victories, being in the right place at the right time for unique opportunities, or being boxed into circumstances that eventually protect people from harm’s way are all examples of divine intervention.
Indeed, there are so many situations in which we find ourselves that require God to bring us out. Recall the following real life scenarios, and see the characteristic excellencies of God’s intervention in the various issues of human life.
Israel was in a terrible and prolonged bondage in Egypt, under the rule of Pharaoh. In the end, God stepped in, and there was a great and clear deliverance (Exodus 3:8).
David also found himself in the miry clay of persecution and troubles. The more he struggled to be free, the deeper he sank. God then stepped in, and David was marvelously helped (Psalm 3:1-5).
In 2 Kings 4, a poor widow owed so much money, and the creditors came calling to take away her two sons in the place of the money owed. If God didn’t intervene, her staffs of comfort and consolation would have been removed from her.
Peter toiled! He was a very skillful and highly experienced fisherman. He went out at the best time for a great drought of fishes, yet he caught nothing because of the undercurrent activities of toiling demons. However, when Jesus Christ stepped in to help him, the story changed dramatically (Luke 5:1-15).
In Acts 12, Simon Peter was locked up in prison, to be soon beheaded by Herod, like he did to James. God intervened and set him free from an imminent untimely death.
Lazarus even died (John 11:14-45). If the Lord had failed to step in, Lazarus would have remained in the grave, and that would have been the end of his glorious destiny.
In our contemporary times, I know of a man who couldn’t even explain what momentarily held his legs at a time, and literally kept him standstill to save his head from a falling coconut fruit. I also know of a man who, against his wish, was literally forced out of a taxi that eventually had an accident in which all the commuters died.
Divine intervention is real, and all men who will gain momentum in their endeavours must ensure that the power of God is constantly at work in their lives. It’s impossible to live successfully in life without the God-Factor.
The Fragility of Man Vs The Almightiness of God’s Power
God is aware that man, today, lives in a demon-infested environment littered with several inundating challenges. Notwithstanding these negative realities, our issues can always be addressed and redressed by divine power, wisdom, insight and intervention (Isaiah 38:1-8).
Man's words, thoughts, opinions and propositions can always be reversed, but whatever God pronounces is established, forever. His superiority over all His creatures is incredible (Psalms 62:11).
All power belongs to Him, and His power is ever so rich unto us and can intervene in any area of our lives as may be required at any time (2 Peter 1:2-3). This gives a cause for elation, because if we practically connect with Him via His Word, we can literally collect anything!
He has graciously bestowed on us the power to get everything required to lead a blessed and godly life, and to establish His covenant in our lives (Deuteronomy 8:18). This power is available to all believers in Christ Jesus today, through the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8).
Moreover, as God’s children, we’re His authorized agents and ambassadors on earth (2 Corinthians 5:20). We have received the audacity of heaven to exercise rule and to establish His Will on earth (Judges 5:20-21). What a privilege!
We must hold tightly to God! When we cooperate well with Him, and function only to His specifications, we’ll begin to enjoy incredible dimensions of an out-of-this-world experience (1Peter 1:13-19). Indeed, any attempt to live outside of God’s realm can only be a voyage in futility and frustration.
Repositioning for Supernatural Intervention
When King Hezekiah got a word regarding his imminent death, he turned his face towards the wall. In other words, he turned away from the spectators, and even from Isaiah, to hide his emotion and to focus on God in his prayers.
You also must reposition yourself to secure the intervention of God in your untoward situations. Areas requiring critical realignment include the way you receive, speak, obey and act upon God’s Word, as well as your earnest desires, pursuits and priorities in life.
Again, what you see regularly, the thoughts you allow, the people around you and, especially, how you worship God must be realigned in spirit and in truth. They critically define what belongs to your future.
Friends and brethren, what is your own present situation that you want God to take over? A spiritual attack? A reproach? A stubborn habit? A domineering sin? A miry clay experience? A delay? A financial mess? A sickness? A seemingly endless family crisis?
As God intervened in those days, He still does today (Isaiah 41:10). He doesn’t change (Malachi 3:6). He still intervenes even in very hard situations, if He’s invited. He’s alive, and nothing is impossible for Him. He can always spring forth incredible miracles.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrew 13:8). Believe Him. Call upon Him with all your heart. Ask Him to do something in particular in your life. He will deliver you and bless you relentlessly, and you shall glorify Him.
Even now, you can receive any miracle! Just rely upon the Holy Spirit. The hand of the Lord will lift you out of every negative situation, and you shall become a blessing to the whole world. You won’t miss it, in Jesus name. Amen. Happy Sunday!
Bishop Taiwo Akinola,
Rhema Christian Church,
Otta, Ogun State, Nigeria.
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