MEMORY VERSE: And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. Daniel 11:32
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalm 120-121
BIBLE READING: Mark 5:25-34
In the secular world, it is not what you know but who you know. For instance, if there is a request for tender (a formal, structured invitation to suppliers, to bid, to supply products or services) in an organization, and you happen to know one high ranking officer in that organization, you could end up being awarded the contract. Or, if there is a job vacancy in an organization and you happen to know someone who knows the chairman of that organization, you can be rest assured that you will automatically get an interview; if you perform well you will get the job. I have heard many say the concept of 'it is not what you know but who you know' only happens in poor countries;it is a lie. It happens everywhere even in the so-called advanced nations. Hence the need to always pray for divine connection. If you know the right people – men of timber and caliber – and you are humble, the sky is your limit. The Lord will use them to help you.
When it comes to spiritual matters, who you know matters. Daniel 11:32 says, “And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” It is possible to have a PhD and still be jobless. There are instances of people with ordinary ‘O’ level result employing PhD holders. It is possible to be a medical doctor and be barren. It is possible to be a General Practitioner (GP) and still fall sick. So it is not what you know, but who you know. I don’t think the woman with the issue of blood was a novice when it comes to general health and wellbeing. She had spoken to several top physicians and she had lived with that condition for over twelve years so she must know a lot about her condition and other issues relating to health. Even the so-called doctors who knew a lot about blood hemorrhage could not help her. Thank God she met Jesus Christ. She made contact with Him by touching Him and her condition of twelve years was healed.
Not only was the woman with the issue of blood sick, she was poor. Mark 5:26 says, “And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse.” This woman was poor not because she was wasteful or because she didn't have financial intelligence. She was poor because she was too weak to work and she had spent all her savings trying to get a cure for her sickness. After Jesus made her whole, she was able to seek employment or start a business and tithe and enjoy expansion. Asides from the fact that she was sick and poor, she was also lonely. She neither had a husband nor a child. She was lonely for several reasons. Firstly, she had a flow of blood which rendered her unclean and as far as a woman is unclean, no one especially men will come near her. Even if a man came near her, she couldn’t conceive because she kept on bleeding. However, one day she heard about Jesus and came to Him. After He made her whole, loneliness became a thing of the past in her life. She could now marry and have children. Who you know matters. The word of the Lord says Christ in you, the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27). If you know Christ, you are assured of a great tomorrow. How does one know Christ? Accept Him as your personal Lord and Savior. Spend quality time at His feet studying and meditating on scriptures. Also spend time praying and fasting. The more time you spend with Him in the closet, the more revelation He will give to you. Revelation will set you apart in this generation.
QUESTION: Do you know God? If you know God, do you things that He loves?
Bro Samuel | Reaching the world