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When the movie, God’s Not Dead, came out earlier this year, I saw the three words trending on social media. The title comes from a song performed by the Newsboys, so the hope- inspiring message continues to cover the globe through every media outlet known.
After listening to a wonderful testimony this week, I am compelled to say that yes, God is alive, AND He is actively involved in the details of our lives when we invite Him in.
Jesse Duplantis shared that he was closing a service at his church in New Orleans when he heard the Lord speak the name of a church member. Jesse called the man and his wife down to the front of the church expecting to hear the Lord reveal further what was needed in their lives. It was at that moment the Lord spoke to Jesse and said, “Pay off his mortgage.” Jesse stated in obedience,”Call your mortgage lender tomorrow and get the payoff amount of your loan; I’m paying it off.”
Of course, the congregation went wild, and the blessed couple began weeping. Jesse learned that the fellow believer had just prayed in the back of the sanctuary, “God, I want to pay off my mortgage this year.” He then corrected the timeline, and when he spoke the word month, the Holy Spirit quickened Jesse to call the man’s name out. At that exact moment!
That was six weeks ago. Jesse walked in obedience without foreknowledge of the payoff amount. You see, God is looking for a trusting heart that will obey Him. Jesse knows that His Father in heaven is rich beyond compare, so why worry about what other cause he might have for the funds. If God can get them through Jesse’s hands, then He can get the funds to him!
Well, that’s exactly what has happened. Five times over. In six weeks time, the amount of money that Jesse sowed into that family’s life has been restored to him five times over.
Friend, stop believing that God is some distant and disinterested ruler of the universe who has no time for you. He is your personal Daddy, and if you’re a parent, you know how good it feels to bring pleasure to your kids.
Start believing that God the Father is good like that. No, start believing God the Father is better than that!
If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask Him!
Note: If you find yourself wondering if Jesse Duplantis or someone generous like he would pay off your debt, you missed the meat of this message! The man who received an instant pay-off of his mortgage sought God’s riches for solution to his financial dilemma. God Himself is the Source of the blessing- He merely brought if forth through a willing servant. Seek the Lord, for He “shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19, KJV).