Expecting the Suddenly

Then Hezekiah and all the people rejoiced that God had prepared the people, since the events took place so suddenly.  2 Chronicles 29:36 (NKJV)

A favorite pastor of mine, Pastor Tim Sheet of Oasis Church in Middletown, Ohio, says to “expect the suddenly.”  I’ve been wanting some suddenly. I’ve been hoping for some suddenly. I’ve been needing some suddenly.  I’ve been praying for some suddenly.  And one of these days, I know the suddenly will come.  As I was reading God’s Word in Luke the other day, this story jumped out at me as a suddenly: 

A man went to synagogue one Sabbath day just as he had faithfully done for years.  His steps were slow and his head was bent low as he trudged along the roadside, dragging his right foot in the loose gravel.  His silver hair waved in the breeze as his swollen body approached the busy house of worship.  He lifted his head to nod greetings to others, but no one took notice of him.  The poor man went inside and sat in his usual spot in the far back on the righthand side, thankful for a place to rest his painful body and weary soul.  He wondered if the message today would give him any hope?  Then, by surprise, a Light entered the synagogue.  It wasn’t that the door had been left open, but that the doorway and the Person standing in its midst both radiated light.  Of all the people in the room upon whom this Person might fix His gaze, He chose the tired man in the back-right corner.  With strength and light He glided straight to the drooping man; reaching out He held his hand, pulling him to his feet.  And with Words sweet as honey and pure as gold, He said, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?” The man looked with wonder, hoping beyond hope that it was lawful. He kept silent, the lawyers kept silent, the pharisees kept silent.  So, the Person spoke again, taking the swollen man in both hands, He hugged him and healed him and let him go, saying, “Man, your sins are forgiven you.”  The man stood straight and lifted his once swollen arms in praise!  “HalleluYAH!  Adonai heals!”  And he hugged his Savior and wept and thanked Him again and again.  (Luke 5:20, 14:1-6, author’s interpretation).

Suddenly, a hand touched me, which made me tremble on my knees and on the palms of my hands.  Daniel 10:10 (NKJV)

How is that for a suddenly?  That is what I’m awaiting: I’m expecting the suddenly. . .suddenly healed, suddenly home, suddenly salvation for loved ones, suddenly revival. . . and in the twinkling of an eye, suddenly our Savior comes!  HalleluYAH!

Today’s TEA CUPP:  Expect the suddenly! This week when you attend church, expect the suddenly. This week when you say your prayers,  expect the suddenly.  This week when you have TEA with Jesus, expect the suddenly!

. . . And He took him and healed him, and let him go.  Luke 14:4 (NKJV)

O Jesus, You healed this dear man with dropsy without expensive doctor visits, without changing his diet, without asking him to list all his sins, without making him repeat Scripture promises for months.  It was immediate, it was a suddenly, it was for Your glory!  O Jesus, look down on all who need Your healing:________________.  In the mighty name of our Lord and Savior Jesus, the King of the Universe, we unbind these dear ones. O Jesus, Yeshua Messiah, Yehovah Rapha, Our Healing God, I claim Your promise of healing NOW! Do the suddenly NOW! Amen.  

Pray for sudden revival across America!!! 

Then your light shall break forth like the morning,
Your healing shall spring forth speedily,
And your righteousness shall go before you;
The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.Isaiah 58:8 (NKJV)

Then as he lay and slept under a broom tree, suddenly an angel touched him, and said to him, “Arise and eat.”  1 Kings 19:5 (NKJV)

But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.  Isaiah 53:5 (NKJV)

Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases. Psalm 103:3 (NKJV)

So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound—think of it—for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath?  Luke 13:16 (NKJV)

Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.  Matthew 18:18 (NKJV)

Let all my enemies be ashamed and greatly troubled;
Let them turn back and be ashamed suddenly. Psalm 6:10 (NKJV)

Scripture from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson