I said, “The word of God says we should ask the elders to pray.” James 5:14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
There is always something in our possession or someone praying that can take care of our needs. I have found that my wife’s conviction in this idea to be a reality. I am blessed to have often found the answer within our spiritual environment where there is always someone who will pray or step up to help.
One of the amazing things about the body of Christ is the diversity of ministry and the individuality of people working in submission to God who can help through ministry, service, or supply for any situation. Joel 2:27 And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.
When Moses was trying to explain his distressful situation to God, whether the enslaved Hebrews would believe that God had sent him, God simply responded with these words. Ex. 4:2 And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod. 17 And thou shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs. Moses did not have to look far for the answer, because the answer was in his hand.
Elisha asked the widow a few simple questions. 2 Kings 4:2 And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil. The instruction that Elisha gave the widow was within her capability and neighbourhood.
She was instructed to borrow vessels from her neighbours, close the door and fill the vessels with oil, then sell the oil to get out of debt and live off of the rest. The answer for her and her sons was literally, “In the house.”
I can almost hear Jesus whisper to the scribe’s soul, “As a matter of fact, you are looking at the Kingdom maker.” Jesus is not only the King of the Kingdom, but everything the Kingdom of God represents. The answer for this scribe was within reach of touching the creator of all.
The answer is in the word of God. The answer is in the body of Christ, so let us take care of each other so we can manifest the glory of God through His written word that clearly pronounces our victory in Christ. What is in your hand, or sphere of influence? Work with it and see what God can do. Blessings on us all.