“17. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? 18. There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.”
-Luke 17 vs. 17-18
That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today.
Whilst nine lepers got healed and walked away, one leper got healed and came back to show gratitude for what Jesus did for him. Jesus later went on to say to the Samaritan leper, “thy faith hath made thee whole”.
Jesus pronounced wholeness upon the healed Samaritan leper who came back to him. So those who walked away were healed but not yet made whole. They got an initial installment of what God had in store for them, and they walked away, missing the remaining component of their miracle. Simply put, they walked away with incomplete miracles.
Friend, when you receive miracles from God and walk away, you are simply walking away with miracles that have not been sealed by God. When you receive divine intervention and you walk away without deepening your relationship with Jesus, you are short-changing yourself from having a complete package. When you walk away from God because your problems are solved, beware, a testimony without a divine seal may easily be tampered with by the enemy.
Instead of being counted among the nine lepers who walked away, be counted with the leper who saw the need to come back to the Giver of the gift he received. Let every open door, breakthrough, testimony, etc be a chance to get closer to Jesus.
Remember, wholeness was not extended to the nne lepers who walked away from Jesus, but it was extended to the Samaritan who came back to Jesus. Stay connected to Jesus no matter what you have received from Him, and He will extend wholeness to you.
Pray With Me: Lord, I refuse to walk away from You after receiving miracles, in Jesus’ name!
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