The Word of The Lord Came
Jeremiah said, The word of the LORD came to me: Behold, Hanamel the son of Shallum your uncle will come to you and say, Buy my field that is at Anathoth, for the right of redemption by purchase is yours. Then Hanamel my cousin came to me Jeremiah 32:68 ESV
The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah and instructed him to buy his uncles field. Before long, his uncle came to him and offered to sell it to him. Jeremiah the prophet then said, "Then I knew that this was the word of the Lord." Jeremiah bought the field.
Once while on the last day of a seven-day fast, my wife and I were praying in separate rooms. Just like anyone else on the last day of a fast, we were already planning our lunch and our menu for the rest of the week, maybe the month, when suddenly I felt that we were supposed to fast ten days. I was hungry and silently thought, "That cannot be God, that is the devil!"
When we came out of our prayer rooms and sat at the table, my wife said, I think we are supposed to fast ten days and my countenance fell. I looked at the clock and it was 10:10 on the 10th. The number ten appeared everywhere. We gave in and continued to fast for another three days. The first seven days had been easy, but the last three were very difficult, almost like we were wrestling with something. We were.
At the end of the ten days, we saw real miracles happen. We went to a family Thanksgiving dinner and it suddenly turned into a prayer meeting. Most of them were out of jail that weekend, so we lined them up and as we prayed for them, they would crumple to the floor in tears. Painful relationships where people had not spoken to each other in years, were mended. It was a major breakthrough.
When you feel like God may be speaking to you, He will often confirm it with signs around you and and open a door. If that is the case, go for it! The word of the Lord has come to you.
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