July 14, 2024

I want to talk to you today аbout: It’s Just a Matter of Time. We all have things that were believing will change: we’re fighting an illness, we’re struggling with an addiction, we’re dealing with fear, depression, anxiety.

We know what God promised that he would restore our health, that he would free us from the fear, we prayed, we believed, but we don’t see anything improving. But what you can’t see is: the moment you prayed in the unseen realm, the source of what was coming against you was cut off – the source of the fear, the source of the addiction, the source of the sickness.

Now, you may not see any manifestation for some time, there may not be any evidence that things have changed, and this is when many people get discouraged. But there will always be a period of time, where it looks like God didn’t do what he promised: the fear still comes, the medical report hasn’t improved, the addiction looks just the same, but what’s feeding those things has been cut off. May seem like it’s still alive, but the truth is: the fear is dead, the sickness is dead, the trouble at work is dead. Don’t be discouraged because you don’t see anything happening, it’s just a matter of time.

One day Jesus was leaving Bethany, he saw a fig tree off in the distance, he was hungry, so he went over to get something to eat, but the tree didn’t have any figs. Jesus said to the tree: “May no person ever eat fruit from you again”. He cursed the tree, but when he said it nothing on the outside looked any different, the tree was still just as full and healthy as before. I can hear the disciples begin to whisper, “What happened? It didn’t work, did he lose his power”? They had seen Jesus speak to a blind man and healed his eyes, and they heard him speak to the storm and calmed the sea, but this time when Jesus spoke nothing changed, there was no evidence that what he said had happened.

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But the next morning, as the disciples were passing by, they saw the tree, the scripture says, “The tree had withered from the roots”. When Jesus spoke to the tree nothing happened on the outside, but on the inside, down in the roots, the source was cut off. When the roots are dead, the tree is dead. It may still look alive, it may still have green leaves, still have wide branches, but it’s just a matter of time before the outside catches up with the inside.

It may look like that sickness you’re dealing with is still alive, that anxiety is just as bad as ever, the addiction just is strong. You prayed, wondered: why God won’t do something? God did do something: the moment you prayed, he cut off the source. That addiction may look like it’s alive, but if you could see the roots, you would realize – it’s dead, it’s just a matter of time before the outside catches up. That sickness may seem permanent, like you’ll never get well, have a new perspective: the roots have been cut off and don’t be discouraged because it still has green leaves, you don’t see anything changing.

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