Dr. D.K Olukoya
2 Corinthians 12:9 - "And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
2 Corinthians 12:9 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
9 But the Lord said, “My grace is all you need. Only when you are weak can everything be done completely by my power.” So I will gladly boast about my weaknesses. Then Christ’s power can stay in me.
The great and mighty God is the only ONE capable of doing the unthinkable to care for His children.
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2 Kings 7 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
7 Elisha said, “Listen to the message from the Lord! The Lord says, ‘About this time tomorrow, there will be plenty of food, and it will be cheap again. A person will be able to buy a basket of fine flour or two baskets of barley for only one shekel in the marketplace by the city gates of Samaria.’”
2 Then the officer who was close to the king answered the man of God. The officer said, “Even if the Lord made windows in heaven, this could not happen.”
Elisha said, “You will see it with your own eyes, but you will not eat any of that food.”
Lepers Find the Aramean Camp Empty
3 There were four men sick with leprosy near the city gate. They said to each other, “Why are we sitting here waiting to die? 4 There is no food in Samaria. If we go into the city, we will die there. If we stay here, we will also die. So let’s go to the Aramean camp. If they let us live, we will live. If they kill us, we will just die.”
5 So that evening the four lepers went to the Aramean camp. When they came to the edge of the camp, no one was there! 6 The Lord had caused the Aramean army to hear the sound of chariots, horses, and a large army. So the soldiers said to each other, “The king of Israel has hired the kings of the Hittites and Egyptians to come against us.”
7 The Arameans ran away early that evening. They left everything behind. They left their tents, horses, and donkeys and ran for their lives.
The Lepers in the Enemy Camp
8 When these lepers came to where the camp began, they went into one tent. They ate and drank. Then they carried silver, gold, and clothes out of the camp and hid them. Then they came back and entered another tent. They carried things out from this tent and went out and hid them. 9 Then they said to each other, “We are doing wrong! Today we have good news, but we are silent. If we wait until the sun comes up, we will be punished. Now let’s go and tell the people who live in the king’s palace.”
The Lepers Tell the Good News
10 So the lepers came and called to the gatekeepers of the city. They told the gatekeepers, “We went to the Aramean camp, but we did not hear anyone. No one was there, but the horses and donkeys were still tied up, and the tents were still standing.”
11 Then the gatekeepers of the city shouted out and told the people in the king’s palace. 12 It was night, but the king got up from bed and said to his officers, “I will tell you what the Aramean soldiers are doing to us. They know we are hungry. They left the camp to hide in the field. They are thinking, ‘When the Israelites come out of the city, we will capture them alive. And then we will enter the city.’”
13 One of the king’s officers said, “Let some men take five of the horses that are still left in the city. The horses will soon die anyway, just as all the Israelites who are still left in the city. Let’s send these men to see what happened.”
14 So the men took two chariots with horses. The king sent these men after the Aramean army. He told them, “Go and see what happened.”
15 The men went after the Aramean army as far as the Jordan River. All along the road there were clothes and weapons. The Arameans had thrown these things down when they hurried away. The messengers went back to Samaria and told the king.
16 Then the people ran out to the Aramean camp and took valuable things from there. So it happened just as the Lord had said. A person could buy a basket of fine flour or two baskets of barley for only one shekel.
17 There was one officer who always stayed close by the king to help him. The king sent this officer to guard the gate, but the people knocked him down and trampled him, and he died. So everything happened just as the man of God had said when the king came to Elisha’s house. 18 Elisha had said, “A person will be able to buy a basket of fine flour or two baskets of barley for only one shekel in the marketplace by the city gates of Samaria.” 19 But that officer had answered the man of God, “Even if the Lord made windows in heaven, this could not happen!” And Elisha had told the officer, “You will see it with your own eyes, but you will not eat any of that food.” 20 It happened to the officer just that way. The people knocked him down at the gate and trampled him, and he died.
When we refer to God as the All-Sufficient One, what we mean is that no matter what happens, He can take care of you, if you trust in Him. God will see you through your time of trials; He will send you comfort and consolation when necessary and take care of your financial needs.
According to our Fire Scriptures, the city of Samaria was under seige, nothing could come in or go out and the people had already started killing their children for food. When God saw their situation, He arose as the All-Sufficient One that He is, and provided abundant supplies for them in the camp of their enemies. What a miracle! He sure works in miraculous ways.
Beloved, what can't God, the All-Sufficient One do? Nothing is impossible to our God. A certain man who had no feet attended a crusade where he heard the Word of faith and believed. Straightway, he went to a shoe shop to buy shoes.
The shop keeper looked at his legs and asked him what size he wanted. He mentioned a size and they gave it to him. As he sat down to try on the shoe, behold he physically grew new feet. The All-Sufficient God knows your needs and how to satisfy them. Have faith in Him and you will be settled.
God demonstrated the power of His Name El Shaddai in setting the children of Israel free from slavery, in being their protection day and night, in providing for all their needs and taking them to the Promised Land. He parted the Red Sea, made Israel to pass through it on dry ground and drowned Pharaoh and his army in the same sea. He rained manna down from heaven, gave them water from the rock and discomfited kings and nations before them.
Above all, God's all-sufficiency can be seen in the way He perfectly solved the sin problem that held mankind in satan's captivity by sending His only begotten Son to die and set man free. His gift of salvation, deliverance, healing and provisions are proofs that He is more than enough for our needs.
I pray that the All-Sufficient God will journey with you and make this year a glorious one for you, in Jesus' Name.
Bible In One Year:
1. My Father, My Father, My Father, visit me today, in the Name of Jesus.
2. Wherever I appear, God will lift me to the rock that is higher than me, in the Name of Jesus.
3. Every battle surrounding my glory, scatter, in the Name of Jesus.
1. Every curse working against my life, break now, in the Name of Jesus.
2. Lord, let Your glory shine upon me, in the Name of Jesus.
3. Root of impossibility in my life, be uprooted by the thunder fire of God, in the Name of Jesus.
4. O God of miracles, signs and wonders, appear in my life, in the Name of Jesus.
Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya - The General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries Worldwide