It’s often puzzling when some people receive a breakthrough from God, while others don’t. Our Heavenly Father loves all His children, so why would some seem to miss out on His blessings?
One answer can be found in Luke 18:35-43, the story of how a blind man (identified in Mark 10 as Bartimaeus) received his sight. One day while begging beside the road, he heard a great commotion and asked someone nearby what was happening.
“Jesus of Nazareth is passing by,” he was told (Luke 18:37).
You see, Jesus was prepared to keep walking unless Bartimaeus took some step of faith to apprehend Him.
“Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” he cried out (v. 38). People told him to be quiet, but the blind man “cried out all the more” (v. 39).
Finally, Jesus “stood still” and asked, “What do you want Me to do for you?” (vs. 40-41).
Friend, perhaps you find yourself in a similar position today. Jesus is passing by, and you need to get His attention. And when He stops to stand before you, you need to tell Him the pressing need that is weighing on your heart.
Bartimaeus wanted to receive his sight, of course. But what miracle do YOU need from the Lord today?
Don’t let Him pass you by!
A Special Season of Blessings
This month we celebrate the Feast of Passover, one of three times each year when God offers to bless us with extraordinary breakthroughs. Along with the feasts of Pentecost and Tabernacles, Passover is described in Exodus 23 and Leviticus 23 as one of God’s “appointed times” to do special miracles for His people. One of the conditions is that we’re commanded to bring Him a special gift during these times, for God tells us not to come empty-handed (Deuteronomy 16:16).
But the Passover season will soon be over, and God doesn’t want you to miss it. It’s as if Jesus is passing by, but you must take a step of faith to receive your miracle.
The Feast of Passover was instituted when God led His people out of slavery in Egypt to begin their journey to the Promised Land, “a land flowing with milk and honey” (Exodus 13:3-5).
What an amazing turnaround!
From slavery to freedom.
From poverty to prosperity.
From the land of “Never Enough” to the land of “More Than Enough”!
Just as God supernaturally intervened to bless the children of Israel during Passover, He wants to stretch out His mighty hand to bring you into His land of abundance as you honor Him during the Feast of Passover this month.
Whatever turnaround you need in your life – be it healing, deliverance, protection, a financial breakthrough, or a restored relationship – your season of blessings will be unleashed when you honor God and celebrate the Feast of Passover as He asked.
An Everlasting Ordinance
Perhaps you’re saying, “But David, you don’t realize how difficult my circumstances are or how long I’ve been waiting for my breakthrough.”
Yet consider this, my friend: For 430 years, the Israelites were held as slaves in Egypt. That’s a long, long time of waiting to be set free! Before they could possess their Promised Land, they had to break free from the enemy who was holding them captive.
Their breakthrough came on a night called Passover…and it changed their lives forever.
On that fateful night, the Death Angel visited Egypt, killing the firstborn of every family whose door post wasn’t sprinkled with the blood of a spotless lamb, as God had commanded. Only the Israelites, the Lord’s chosen people, were spared. They were “passed over” by the angel of death.
Passover is the oldest continuously observed feast in existence today, celebrated for 3,500 years. That shouldn’t be a surprise, for God said this “appointed time” was to be celebrated FOREVER: “throughout your generations” as “an everlasting ordinance” (Exodus 12:14).
Why do you suppose Passover is so special to God that He wants us to celebrate it forever? The answer is amazingly simple: Passover is a prophetic picture of God’s only Son, Jesus Christ, who would one day come into the world to give His life on a cross to forgive your sins and mine. He came as “the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world” (John 1:29).
So the wonderful truth is that God’s “Passover Gift” to us is His Son Jesus, who sets us free from our bondage and enables us to receive His covenant blessings. ALL of God’s favor is found in Jesus, and He wants to give you the breakthrough you need today.
Don’t let Him pass you by!
Special Passover Blessings
In Exodus 23, God promises specific Passover Blessings to you if you will obey Him, celebrate Passover, and come before Him with a special Passover offering. He will send an angel before you to guard you…be an enemy to your enemies…bless you with provision…remove sickness from you…prevent barrenness and miscarriages…give you a long life…and make you fruitful. And that is just the beginning.
As you come before the Lord with your Passover offering, exercise your faith to believe that God will release His special Passover blessings in your life! Your celebration of the Lord’s “appointed times” creates a cycle of giving and receiving – a cycle of seedtime and harvest that releases an unfailing rhythm of His supernatural blessings.
Whether you need a turnaround in your health, finances, emotions, or relationships, NOW is God’s designated time to come to your aid. He still promises that if you obey Him, He will protect you, guide you, provide for you, heal you, and keep you safe!
So take a step of faith and obedience today. Come before God to honor Him with your worship. Prepare Him a special offering. And then trust that your season of incredible miracles and blessings is at hand!
God has made an appointment to meet with you…to speak to you…and to bless you with amazing turnarounds!
Instead of allowing Him to pass you by this Passover season, make sure to obey Him, bring Him your special offering, and experience a new dimension of covenant living!
God Bless You,
David Cerullo is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Inspiration Ministries, located in Indian Land, South Carolina – a ministry dedicated to impacting people for Christ worldwide through media. The son of international evangelist Morris Cerullo, David took a less traditional approach to ministry, graduating from Oral Roberts University with a degree in business administration and management. He has authored over 20 books, and operates a global media ministry that powerfully impacts the world for Christ. More from David on Inspiration.org.