Timing

Genesis 1:1-2… In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth; the earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

            When God first created the earth, it was without form and void. Could it have been like a pile of clay? God had much more creating to do and on the 3rd day, verse 10… God called the dry land earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called seas. And God saw that it was good.

As He continued to create, earth became more like we know it.

            In what stage is your desired miracle? Is it without form and void? Is it being molded, but still without the details of vegetation and life? We are preconditioned to consider miracles a completed event when we ask. When Jesus walked among us, that was the norm. If He expressed healing, most of the time it was immediate.   But, there were some exceptions.

            One time Jesus healed a blind man and after spitting in his eyes and laying hands on him, He asked, “Do you see anything?” He said, “I see men but they look like trees walking”

Mark 8: 25… Then Jesus laid His hands on his eyes again and when he opened his eyes, his sight was restored and he saw everything clearly.

            The first time Jesus laid His hands on the blind man, He was not completely healed. Jesus touched him a second time. The Bible doesn’t tell us that the man complained after the first time. in fact, Jesus asked him what he saw. Did Jesus miss it the first time or was this like creation and it took some time? I have said often, “It is best to be honest with Jesus.” I am not a proponent of “Name it and claim it.” I have been in meetings where someone has told the sick person that they just need to claim their healing. I have heard people say, “Don’t claim the symptoms; they are lying to you; you are healed.” In the story in Mark, the man was honest with Jesus. Jesus touched him again; He did not put Jesus on the defensive by saying, “I am healed, all is well.”

            On day 1 of creation the earth was created but it didn’t look like we know it.  Don’t limit God by your expectations.