Topic: The Power Of Passion [Thursday February 15, 2018]
Scripture: …But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre. And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. John 20:11-12.
Thought For The Day: The intensity of our passion determines the depth of our revelation.
From the Book of John 20:1-13, we see that when Mary Magdalene went to the sepulchre and could not see the Body of Jesus Christ, she ran to Peter and the disciple whom Jesus loved and told them that they had taken away the Body of Jesus. They followed her to the sepulchre but they outran her.
When the disciple who was ahead came to the tomb, he peeped inside and saw the linen cloth but did not go in. Peter went inside, saw the linen cloth and the napkin that was used on Jesus’ head. The other disciple only saw the linen cloth because of where he stood.
Now, revelation is progressive and the truth of the matter is, your level of desperation determines your depth of revelation. The reason we do not see the same things is because our level of passion for God differs; we are not passionate for God at the same level. The intensity of our passion determines the depth of our revelation.
Later, the other disciple decided to follow Peter inside and both of them saw the empty tomb and felt convinced that Jesus must have resurrected. They were satisfied with that level of insight and returned home but Mary remained. She began to cry; that is, her passion was increased then her eyes opened and she saw two Angels. I believe that the Angels did not come just at that moment; they had been there all the while but the desperation in the heart of the other people was not significant enough to open their eyes to see them.
God is never partial. God has no favourites; He only has intimates. Your vision in God is directly connected or proportional to your passion for God.
Remember this: The intensity of our passion determines the depth of our revelation.
- Increase your passion for God, His power and the revelation of His Word.
- Refuse to give up on seeking the Face of God in any situation.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: POST RESURRECTION MANIFESTATION.
Prayer: O Lord, I long for more of You. Overwhelm me with Your Presence and let me remain hungry for You, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
Daily Reading: Exodus 39:1 to 40:38, Mark 1:1 to 28, Psalm 35:1 to 16, Proverbs 9:11 to 12
Quote: Desperation is the mother of manifestation. Culled from 8 UNBEATABLE PRINCIPLES OF DESPERATE PEOPLE FOR WINNING IN DESPERATE TIMES By Dr (Mrs) Becky Paul-Enenche.
Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities.