2015: A Year Of Marching Out (4)
The Four Lepers
DO you remember the four lepers in 2 Kings 7:3? Then, when Israel was having a very difficult time economically, politically and spiritually, these lepers were outside the camp, as it was with the custom in Israel – sick, rejected, hungry, thirsty, depressed and hopeless; about to die. But just one march out in a day changed their life story and the economy of the whole nation:
“Now there were four men with leprosy sitting at the entrance of the city gates. ‘Why should we sit here waiting to die, they asked each other. ‘We will starve if we stay here, and we will starve if we go back into the city. So, we might as well go out and surrender to the Aramean army. If they let us live, so much better. But if they kill us, we would have died anyway.’ So, that evening they went out to the camp of the Arameans, but no one was there! For the LORD had caused the whole army of Aram to hear the clatter of speeding chariots and the galloping of horses and the sounds of a great army approaching. ‘The king of Israel has hired the Hittites and Egyptians to attack us!’ they cried out. So, they panicked and fled into the night, abandoning their tents, horses, donkeys, and everything else, and they fled for their lives. When the lepers arrived at the edge of the camp, they went into one tent after another, eating, drinking wine, and carrying out silver and gold and clothing and hiding it.
2 kings 7:3-8
Wow! Only one march out gave these people food, wine, wealth and good news! People who were almost dead few hours ago suddenly became stupendously wealthy and saviours over night. Do you know what it means to gather the silver, gold, equipment, etc. of the entire army of a whole nation? A nation like Assyria? From leprosy to millionaires! It is only the power of God that manifests through marching out could achieve this. Now, as long as they kept speaking to themselves, they remained where they were and in the same situation. But immediately they began to move, march out by faith, the forces of heaven that have been waiting for them to act came and supernaturally transmuted and magnified their footsteps into the sound of thousands of chariots and horses of war. And the enemies fled leaving behind great wealth. I told you that when you march out, the whole forces of heaven are marshalled out to help you. If you sit here, you will die, if you go back you will starve, but you march out this enemies will flee and you will come back celebrating.
Every step you’ll make after reading this message shall be transmuted and magnified! Today, as you begin to move, your enemies, oppositions (spiritual and physical) shall begin to hear sounds and effects that will make them run away! And this movement shall also bring about total, all-round breakthrough in your life! The lepers did not only save themselves but the entire nation from starvation.
Rev Agbo is the author of the book Power of Midnight Prayer 08037113283 firstname.lastname@example.org