What a new year and new era we have just stepped into! Hang onto your faith, because we are in for a pretty wild ride. Remember, as you learn to walk in the Spirit in this season of miracles, you are in the exact right place at the exact right time. God has gone ahead of you and set things up. We must simply see what He wants us to see, then act as He tells us to, and say what He says to say. His Kingdom is about to manifest in extraordinary ways.
The Man at the “Right Time Gate”
In Acts 3, there is a story about a man who Peter heals. I have often wondered why Jesus walked past this particular man in need of healing. He walked past him dozens of times in His years of ministry and He didn’t heal him. This is one of the few people Jesus didn’t heal. In fact, there were times when multitudes came to Jesus to be healed. That means thousands and thousands. The Bible tells us that he healed them all. So, I wondered why He would walk by this man and not heal him. I’m sure the disciples wondered why as well. It’s because Jesus was saving that miracle for the right time.
Jesus knew the early Church would need this miracle. The whole nation knew who this guy was. Everyone had to go to Jerusalem three times a year for the feasts. This man was strategically located, sovereignly placed where he was by God. He was seated at the Beautiful Gate, otherwise translated, the “Right Time Gate.” He was in an obvious place and in such a piteous condition that most of those who passed by had him probably flipped him a coin or two over the years.
Then one day, Peter walked by and something was different. It was time. It was time for a miracle that would grab the attention of the entire nation. You can argue theology all you want, but when a 47-year-old man with twisted limbs who has never walked a day in his life gets healed, it is noticed. Muscles formed, limbs straightened, joints were put together. Coordination came and it didn’t take months for him to learn to walk. He walked and leapt and was completely transformed. Thousands of people saw it. The whole city heard about it in minutes. 5,000 people got saved as he ran and leapt and praised God! The Church had entered a new era. We are in such a time as that.
“Then Peter said, ‘Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.’ And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them – walking, leaping, and praising God. And all the people saw him walking and praising God. Then they knew that it was he who sat begging alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.” (Acts 3:6-10, NKJV)
Give Him 15 Minutes in Prayer:
• Rejoice, for you have entered a Right Time year in a Right Time era filled with Right Time miracles!
• Read Acts 3.
• Ask God to increase your faith.
• What do you need to see so you can reach down to grab hold of so it can be miraculously straightened out? See it and command it to get up and be healed in Jesus’ name!
• Say, “Extraordinary miracles will result in an extraordinary harvest of souls in this era.”
A Prayer You Can Pray:
Father, thank you for a miraculous new year! It is not going to be an ordinary year. It is a Right Time year to begin a Right Time era. It’s time to reach down and grab hold of the man at the Right Time Gate. It’s time for Right Time miracles. It is time for miracles that are so supernatural, so profound and incredible, that they grab the attention of the masses. These will be signs and wonders such as have rarely been seen before, but now they will come in greater measure. Let one miracle multiply into thousands of salvations in a day. If it happened in Acts chapter 3, then it can still happen today.
So many of us have seen situations that we know need God’s miraculous intervention, but we have walked by them, so to speak. We have left them and pondered what to do about them. Lord, You are saying that the hour is just ahead. We say we are ready to pull that thing up into a new form – loose new forms and creativity! It is time for a new form.
Let us not question You and Your ways. Let us simply have the faith to act when You say, “Now!” Give us that holy boldness You put in Peter that causes us to reach down and say, “In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, get up and walk!” You will straighten out many things. Physical bodies and minds will be healed, but systems and structures will be straightened out as well. Creative Kingdom ideas and strategies will replace crooked places in this land. In the miraculous name of Jesus, we declare this is so. Amen.
Today’s decree: Miracles that multiply are forming! By faith, pull them into existence!
Dutch Sheets is an internationally recognized author, gifted teacher and conference speaker. He travels extensively, challenging Believers for passionate prayer and societal reformation. Seeing America experience a sweeping revival and return to its Godly heritage is Dutch’s greatest passion. He is a messenger of hope for America, encouraging Believers to contend for awakening. Dutch has written over 23 books, many of which have been translated into over 30 languages. His international bestseller, Intercessory Prayer, has sold over 1 million copies worldwide. Dutch has pastored, taught in several colleges and seminaries, and served on the board of directors of numerous organizations. He is fondly known to many as Papa Dutch. Treasuring time spent with their family and grandchildren. Dutch and Ceci, his wife of over 39 years, enjoy quiet walks in the woods, reading, and playing a little golf. They reside at the base of the beautiful Rocky Mountains.