Saturday, September 5, 2009

It Is Well

When the man of God saw her at a distance, he said to Gehazi his
servant, "Behold, there is the Shunammite. "Please run now to meet
her and say to her, 'Is it well with you? Is it well with your
husband? Is it well with the child?' " And she answered, "It is
well."' 2 Kings 4:25-26

Do you have "It is well faith?" "It is well faith" is faith that
is wholly based on the Promisor's promise and not on how things
appear. Can you look at your present condition and still say,
"It is well?" If not, you are more than likely focusing on the
wrong thing.

As sure as each moment of life brings you a moment closer toward
death, you will be faced with a factual situation that contradicts
what you are believing God for. As a matter of fact, that is what
your situation is after - your faith. The bible says in
James 1: 2-3, "count it all joy when you fall into various trials,
knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience." The
various trials where directed at their faith. Our faith is what
causes us to overcome what we do see, to receive what God has
said we will see, but has not manifested yet.

The enemy wants to use the facts of our situation to frustrate our
faith and what God has said concerning us. Our breakthrough will
be determined by our decision to stand on our faith and not on the
facts. Facts change, but the Word of God never changes. Facts
are based on circumstances, while faith is based on the surety of
God's Word. The Bible says, "God is not a man, that He should lie,
Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He
not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it
good?" (Numbers 23:19).

The most valuable possession you can have is genuine and
unshakable faith in God's Word. It is what enables
you to endure and overcome hostile and oppressive living
conditions. With faith, no person, thing or situation has the
final word. This is why the Bible says, "we walk (live) by faith
and not by sight" (2 Corinthians 5:7)

In the text, this Shunammite woman was materially prosperous but
had no child. Because she cared for the man of God he promised
her a child. She eventually had the child who grew to adulthood
but later died while in the field. The woman placed her dead son
on the bed of the one who promised her a son and set out to find
him. When questioned about where she was going she replied, "It
will be well". As she approached, the prophet's servant asked how
things were going and she again replied, "It is well".

Her son is dead, her husband had given up on his son and when she
finally finds the one who promised her a son, she doesn't cuss,
faint or fight. She reminds him of God's Word. She was holding
onto her faith in the Word instead of the fact that her son was dead.

Too many of us give up on things too easily because their
realization seems unlikely or impossible. We have allowed
blessings, callings, dreams and breakthroughs that God has sent us
to die because it appeared that they would never happen. The next
time you think of abandoning a dream or promise that God gave you -
remember the Shunammite woman's response to facts. When the facts
say, it won't work, it will never happen or things will never
change, say what the Shunammite woman said: "It Is Well!"

By Dr. J.C. Matthews, Senior Pastor of Dunamis Life Ministries and Chancellor of The International Kingdom Institute.

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