Twenty years ago, today, I lived.
I lived because a great and mighty God went before me in preparing the way for me not to die. I will not go into the steps he took (over a period of years, months, weeks, and days) in setting me up to survive. Suffice it to say that two days prior to the event, when I felt an almost irresistible urging to begin fasting and praying for someone not to die, I had no idea I was fasting and praying for myself!
The story of that fateful day, and of my great miracle, is posted HERE.
Are you standing in faith for something, and it seems everything and everybody is standing against you in it?
Have you been waiting for the manifestation of God’s answer to your prayer for a very long time?
There is a reason the Most High included the verse in his Word that says, “Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart and lean not to your own understanding.”
If your five senses tell you that God’s promises are not true, feel free to ignore your five senses.
Go for broke. Believe God.
People of faith, dare to believe in the supernatural. Faith is a supernatural and tangible thing. Yes, it has a substance to it. Faith is the substance of things hoped for. It is the evidence of things not [yet] seen.
The very fact that we have hope for the manifestation of that which we cannot yet see, is the evidence that the tangible substance of faith is at work in our lives.
Faith is a tangible substance in Heaven and the only currency accepted in the courts of our God.
Be rich in faith.
Jesus said if we have faith nothing will be impossible for us. So, trust in what God tells us and not in what our finite hearts and minds tell us, not in what science or the facts tell us…and most definitely not in what any faithless miserable comforters in our lives may tell us.
20: Neither shall they shave their heads nor suffer their locks to grow long they shall only trim their heads
Comment: Shaving heads and growing hair long are holy things reserved for taking the Nazarite Vow (Numbers 6:5). Sampson was a life-long Nazarite. That's why he lost his strength after cutting his hair. It broke the vow. It is likely that Samuel and John the baptizer were Nazarites as well. It is probable that Anna the prophetess took the vow of the Nazarite before entering life-long service in the temple. She was respected in the beginning as a Nazarite and later as a prophetess.
23: And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean
Comment: Some denominations forbid women to cut their hair, but, according to Ezekiel, it is not a sin for women to cut their hair. It is just the opposite. It is a sin for anyone not to cut or trim their hair.
Aside from taking a Nazarite vow, it is sinful (in not recognizing that which is holy) to grow hair long without ever trimming it. Additionally, the Nazarite vow was for both women and men (Numbers 6:2).
Women taking a Nazarite vow are required to shave their heads at the beginning and end of each vow. Both men and women are forbidden to cut their hair during the vow. But, also, both men and women are forbidden to apply the holy practice (of not cutting hair) in a common way.
They are forbidden to apply the holy practice of growing hair without cutting or trimming as a common every-day practice.