Nowadays, people who are not comfortable with certain parts of their body go for surgery to get that part enlarged. Some others who are scared of coming under surgical knives take enhancement drugs. If there was a drug one could take or a surgery you could undergo to enlarge your bank account, I know many people would be trooping into such hospitals that provide such services.
If you look into your life, I’m sure there are areas of your life you are not comfortable with and could do with an enlargement. You may want a bigger and better house, car, or salary. Or maybe your desire is to have more of God’s Word in your life, to spend more time in prayer, or to be filled with more of God’s power and anointing. I believe we all want enlargement; we want to experience growth and increase in all areas of our lives. We want spiritual, physical, financial, material enlargement. We want our businesses and ministries to expand and spread out to the right and to the left. We want to climb to higher heights.
Surgery and drugs for body enlargement have their risks and side effects, yet some people still go ahead with them. When we look into God’s Word, we see that God too performs surgery on people to solve certain problems in their lives, to change certain situations they have been going through; to improve and enlarge them. But unlike the kind of surgery doctors perform, when God brings you under His surgical table, you can be sure there will be no risks or complications whatsoever. You don’t have to worry about getting an infection, loss of blood, or any damage done to any part of your body or life. God, the Great Physician, offers a type of surgery which is absolutely RISK FREE! In Ezekiel 11:19-20, we see God performing a spiritual heart surgery. “I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh”.
In 1 Chronicles 4:9-11, God performed a spiritual surgery on Jabez. Jabez looked at the level he was on, where his life was heading, and he was not happy at all with what he saw. He prayed to God to put His hands on Him. “Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain”. God’s hands are not ordinary hands. They are surgical hands. When Jabez cried out to God for enlargement and deliverance from years of pain, sorrow, failure, stagnation and emptiness, God’s surgical hands came on Jabez and it began to remove right from his foundation everything that had been hindering his growth and expansion. God’s type of surgery is a purely spiritual one. It can remove hindrances and problems to growth and advancement in life which no doctor’s stethoscope or any other tool for that matter can detect. All the things that had brought pain and sorrow to Jabez, were removed during this divine operation. Where did this operation take place? Where was the surgical table Jabez laid on for God to work on him and deliver him from everything standing against his growth and progress? It was the place of prayer.
Are you like Jabez ready to bring yourself under God’s surgical table? Then you must value and treasure the place of prayer. There is power in the place of prayer. It is heaven’s operating room. In God’s operating room, testimonies and miracles are birthed. If like Jabez you are not happy with what you see in your life and family, you desire a change, you want God to enlarge your territory, then go before God and cry to Him to carry out a divine operation on your life. Tell the Great Physician to perform a spiritual surgery on you; to cut you completely off from every thought, habit, activity, relationship, or property of the devil in your possession that is a big hindrance to your growth and walk with God.
After God performed a spiritual surgery on Jabez, he had a wonderful testimony of enlargement. Very soon, people will hear the testimony of how God has extended your borders, set you in a large place and increased you on all sides.
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