Thursday, February 18, 2016

By This Time Tomorrow

By this time tomorrow, God is able to turn your situation around.  Let’s examine 2 Kings 7:1 “Then Elisha said, Hear ye the word of the Lord; Thus saith the Lord, Tomorrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.”  The context of this passage surrounds the fact that Israel was under a siege by the Syrians.  And during the siege, no goods came in and none went out.  So as their food resources ran out, their economy hit an all time low.  And every single economic indicator showed a very dim picture. 

In fact, a donkey’s head which was ceremonially unclean for the Jews was selling for 80 shekels which is $1600 today.  Even worse, Dove poop (that’s right Dove poop) was being sold for five shekels which is $100 in today’s market.  And some had resorted to cannibalism as evidenced in 2 Kings 6:28-29.  And then Elisha delivers a wonderful prophecy that told them that By This time tomorrow, things would change for the better in their economy and food would be affordable.  What a difference a day makes. So don't count God out in your situation.

By this time tomorrow, God can give you the miracle for which you’ve been waiting.  By this time tomorrow, you could be planning your own wedding, opening your acceptance letter, or walking out of the hospital with a good bill of health.  By this time tomorrow, the case against you can be thrown out, the charges dropped and the whole situation reversed. By this time tomorrow, you can sign a contract for your new house, answer a call for a new job offer, or negotiate a multi-billion dollar business deal.

I’m keenly aware that you can’t rush God.  In fact the Bible tells us in Isaiah 40:31 “But they that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength and mount up on wings like eagles.”   And patience is a virtue.  However, I’ve come to realize that sometimes we get so tired and jaded in waiting, that many are very often unprepared for tomorrow’s blessing.  Now, if it does not happen tomorrow, continue to trust God and hold on until your change comes. 

But keep hoping and believing that your blessing is on the way.  Your deliverance is right around the corner.  Continue to expect your breakthrough.  Or in the Words of Shirley Caesar, just know that  “You’re next in Line for a Miracle: Today is your day.”  Make the Lord Jesus your choice because he owns tomorrow and He is able to turn your situation around in an instant, suddenly, and in one moment’s time or at a minimum: By This Time Tomorrow.