I thought I was behind in sharing posts, but now sitting down to write, I see everything that happened last week led up to this post here.
I'm entitling this Miracles because a huge one came through in my life and I wanted to share what God taught me about how it came to pass.
I was waiting for this miracle for some time. I knew it was mine and promised but also looking at reality, I saw I did not have it.
Believers have many responses to this dichotomy and I went through all of them.
Fasting and praying is important. I did that.
Faith is important. I had that.
But there were a couple of elements I as unaware of.
1. Ingrained beliefs. While I had faith that God could do anything, I still had limitations on what I truly considered I was worth receiving based on my experiences in life starting from childhood. It's very, very easy to put a cap on what God will (not can, but will) do for you based on what you think you deserve. For many people, it'll take looking at your parents. Did you see them struggle in any way? None of that is yours.
God explained to me that what many think are generational curses are actual generational beliefs. They operate as curses in the way that they hinder, but the power isn't outward, it's inward- it's theft of promises before they can even become thoughts. But crushing these beliefs is as simple as letting His truth eclipse the "truth" of whatever experiences, lifestyles, and conclusions you've accumulated along your walk in life.
There are many who have accepted Jesus but like someone getting married, have not left their mother and father spiritually and it needs to be done. You can love, respect, honor and appreciate your parents for their hard work without adopting their struggle as your gospel.
"But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways." James 1:6-8
If you are praying for help financially but also believe financial struggle is part of life, also hate those who have what you deem as "too much" and also would hate to have more than __insert person you are afraid to have more than because they'd then dislike you___that's not being double minded, it's triple minded.
Your prayers need to be aligned with your true beliefs. If they're not, change your beliefs.
2. Withholding. God has told me many times that He will never fight me for control. Once I take my hands off of something, He will deal with it. Jesus said, "My burden is light" and He meant it. My main job in this life is to walk in faith, not figure everything out. It's a matter of letting Jesus lead and following Him, not just in terms of how to live but every move I make. It's a much more peaceful life to be led by the Holy Spirit, in every way.
The area in my life I had the most struggle in was the one I tried to retain the most control. He showed it to me like a child clutching something to their chest, afraid to let go. Whatever is your security blanket, give it to Him. As a believer, if you don't, it'll be where the enemy plays in your life the most. The control is a complete illusion. Being yoked to Him must be complete. Any part of your life not tied to Him, given to Him, is floating haphazardly in the wind waiting to be shot down by those with arrows in the bushes.
Everything in your life is safe with Him.
I'm thinking about the rich young ruler. His attachment to his wealth prevented him from following Jesus. Jesus dealt with many people of influence in His life but here is the only time He told someone to get rid of all they had to walk with Him. Why? Because He knew the man's heart and that his heart was given over to his money.
Maybe it's relationship, status, job, obsessive health routine- whatever it is that is your security item, the thing you're withholding, give it to Him. Especially in the area you're praying to see a change in.
3. Dealing with spiritual aspects. When people overemphasize or underemphasize spiritual aspects it's because of fear and a lack of understanding- both of which come from knowing God's Word, intimacy with Jesus, and, for me, just the Holy Spirit explaining things.
Spiritual elements are real. The spirit world is more real than the physical one. Knowing what's required of a situation is a matter of discernment. Mechanics know when it's the driver or the car, and what part of the car based on knowledge. Surgeons know what to do and where to do it based on knowledge. It's the same.
On Sunday I was in the grocery store and was listening to a prophetic word from a woman I'd completed a 40 day fast with. She was talking about how demonic assignments and taking authority, canceling them in Jesus' name. The enemy does not come up with original plans. God gives angels heavenly assignments and the enemy copies with his own.
The woman talked about how if you keep experiencing the same things in places no matter how hard you try, running won't help. You have to confront what is happening spiritually and command it to stop.
In the grocery store I did that. Jesus said He was giving us power to trample snakes and scorpions. He said we would do everything they saw Him do and more. You do have the power to cancel demonic assignments through Him. Declare it done in His name and it's done.
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father." -John 14:12
The devil can't take your authority but he can convince you that you don't have it, if you allow.
After about a week of God talking to me about these things ending with Sunday, making declarations in the grocery store in the cereal aisle, something big I'd been waiting on for months and months was in my lap. One day it wasn't there, the next moment it was.
Many believers use the story of Daniel and the angel to explain delay in their lives, but Daniel did not walk in the authority Jesus gave us. As upright as Daniel was, he doesn't have what we have: authority in the name of Jesus.
In about a week, I learned and saw that I can have whatever I want. Not only that, it's important that I do. I'm talking about spiritual things: peace, love for others, but the tangible things of this life as well. Much of what I experience is up to me. God has set out a banquet but a lot of us only partake sparingly because of what we believe about ourselves, what makes for piety, etc.
But another thing God has showed me is that there are many who are hungry that if I walk properly in my authority I can be Jesus' hands and feed. There are many who need clothes and shelter who if I walk properly in my authority I can clothe and shelter.
Playing small and calling it holiness or blaming warfare is a lie that robs not only oneself but the people we could help.
That's what He's taught me this week.
I saw a miracle unfold that was not held by back curses plaguing ancestors or principalities, but at the end of the day it was me.
Yes, I'll share it soon enough. :) Another thing He's talking to me about is saying too much too soon. I like sharing but He used the story of Hezekiah and his tour of his palace and storerooms to drive that message home. Be careful of who you give a tour of your life to.
All things in good time. God's time.
As I sit here I'm marveling at how good God is. How loving He is. He teaches patiently and kindly. He wants us to learn and grow so that we can live a life that shows how amazing He is so others can know and partake in His goodness.
That goodness, that life with Him is available to anyone who wants through Jesus. It was knowing Him, believing in Him, and confessing Him as Lord of my life that changed it.
He's knocking. Let Him in.
love, Bunmi ♥️
The promises of God begin and end with Yeshua, Jesus, because He is the reconciliation. If you've been walking through life on your own and want to be a child of God, you want Him by your side through it all, here's how to begin.