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Seeds of the Kingdom

God’s Suddenly

by Patricia Lake

And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
Acts 2:2, KJV

The word ‘suddenly’ in scripture has often been used to describe when God unexpectedly breaks through into human circumstances which are impossible with men. However, for a ‘suddenly’ of God to come, you have to be waiting, for what may seem to be a very long time, and it usually happens when all hope, from a human perspective, has gone.

I was listening to a sermon recently where the local pastor expressed it like this: “Only those who’ve waited know how to appreciate God’s suddenly when it comes”. God’s suddenly equips you with something new; new energy for your body and new vision. And God’s suddenly cannot be imitated.

God’s suddenly can also affect any given situation. The Apostles receiving the sudden infilling of the Holy Spirit, where the Lord had instructed them to wait for the promise of the Father, in the upper room, ushered in the coming of the Holy Spirit, and was quite different from Paul and Silas’ situation. Paul and Silas were imprisoned for the sake of the gospel, but then God’s suddenly arrived, and everyone’s chains were loosed.

Whatever the situation, both sets of circumstances show us that the right attitude will activate the presence of God and others may be depending on our ‘suddenly’ for their freedom to arrive. The timing has to be perfect in a specific place, and with the right people. The wrong company can hinder you from receiving your ‘suddenly’.

So, if you’re still waiting patiently for a breakthrough, it’s on its way. God knows your name and your circumstances, and He always arrives on time, in His perfect time. When God’s ‘suddenly’ arrives, you’ll be glad you waited, it will be more than worth it.

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank You for the ‘suddenlys’ you have in store for each of us. Help us to keep our eyes fixed on You and to trust You for Your perfect plans and purposes in Your time for each of our lives. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Patricia Lake is now Ellel’s Representative in Curacao, in the Dutch West Indies, where she is now living, having served with Ellel Ministries as Peter Horrobin’s Secretary for almost 20 years. Prior to that she was in ministry in her local Pentecostal church in Birmingham, before feeling the call of God to serve in the healing and deliverance ministry at Ellel Grange in the northwest of England.


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