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“What Should You Do When Your Prayers Seem Unanswered?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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“What Should You Do When Your Prayers Seem Unanswered?”
When I was a young boy, I would always hear the older saints singing a song that was seemed to contradict itself. In their worship, they sang the words: “He may not come when you want Him, but He’s right on time.”

Over the many years, I’ve received divine inspiration regarding the mystery of prayer, God’s promises to His people and His wonderful assurances as we stand in faith.

For example, Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV says, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”

In the Apostle Paul’s preceding prayer, he had asked for more and was even more confident that he would receive much more from The Lord because of God’s boundless and gracious mercies. Knowing what God had already done in raising Christ from the dead, Paul now knew that God’s power was beyond the infinite and His desire to impact, touch and bless our lives is even more real and abundant.

It is always a wonderful gesture to end every prayer with a doxology or gracious words of praise and thanksgiving for all God’s past, present and future blessings. Therefore, Paul began to celebrate the extensive, unmerited, and absolute power of God.

God knows what we want before we ask, He can do more than we ask, He has already made the provisions for His people before we ask, and He can even do more than we dare think, imagine, or can conceive in our minds to ask of Him.

But as believers in Christ Jesus, we have the responsibility of STANDING IN FAITH ON HIS WORD until we receive the manifestation of our prayer requests.

Despite any period of time, Standing shows patience and endurance. It is your statement of faith that you have made up your mind to continue trusting The Lord, even if the pressures still exists or even increases.

Standing means that you have set yourself to hold fast to the Word and promises of God and believe Him more than the dictates of what you are physically seeing or emotionally experiencing.

Standing reveals that you have heard the voice of The Holy spirit, received a revelation, and have the faith regardless of any adverse circumstance or negative report. Standing reveals that you know that God’s on your case, orchestrating things out for His glory, your maturity and your ultimate benefit.

It is vital to realize that because God is Spirit, it is not His nature to tip-toe around or go under things. He always breaks in, goes through or overcomes the barriers, conditions and impossibilities that you face. So, don’t allow your natural mind or earthly circumstances to contradict your faith from standing on God’s Word.

The Apostle Paul wants to encourage your heart today to not be moved by what you see or are experiencing, but be more moved by God’s love, grace and power through Jesus Christ.

For impossible situations are not impossible with God. They are challenges, which become stepping stones towards new opportunities.


“Is Seeing Really Believing?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills
“Is Seeing Really Believing?”

The Bible says that believers are to walk by faith, not by sight. For without faith, the Bible says, that it’s impossible to please God. So, why do people naturally take on the attitude that “Doubting Thomas” had in the Bible?

In John 20:24-29 we are given the intriguing story of Doubting Thomas. John 20:25 declares, “So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it.”

Due to his broken heart, deep grief and crushed spirit, Thomas absolutely refused to believe the mere testimony of the other disciples. He required proof in order to be satisfied. His unbelief was more aggravated because he was present at the raising of Lazarus from the dead by Jesus and had heard Christ Himself say, that he would rise from the dead on the third day.

Now after rejecting the proof from the other disciples, Thomas could have remained in his state of unbelief, but Christ chose to reveal Himself to Thomas for examination to touch his heart and impact his life. Then Jesus approved the faith of Thomas, but more highly commends the faith of those who should believe without having ever visibly seen Him.

Now just like Thomas, God loves you and longs to have a personal relationship with you. He wants to show you how to walk by faith and lead a fulfilled life. As we spend time with Him and grow in our relationship with Him, He will impart spiritual truths to us through His Word and Holy Spirit.

Now, in many ways we act just like Thomas, when our confidence or strength is based on seeing, touching, hearing, tasting and feeling. Somehow we trust our senses more than God and His Promises and respond more confidently to the things we see in the present than to the unseen and eternal things of God. So when you put your confidence in such things, you WILL be disappointed.

How can you trust in anything if the things and people you see, relate to or put your trust in, are unreliable and on shaky ground? How can you trust in anything if the things and people you see, relate to or put your trust in, are unreliable and on shaky ground?

There is often a deception when we depend on our feelings, circumstances, and our immediate surroundings. They can lead us to think things are hopeless, and that what we see is all that there is. But God’s laws are both spiritual and universal principles of faith. And that the exercising of your faith is always well pleasing to Christ and God always blesses those that trust in and rely on His Word.

This brief passage of scripture reveals that we can always trust The Lord to keep His promise even when we can’t see, hear, or touch him in the natural. He is faithful and will always be constant and consistent to His Eternal Word.

“How Can I Know The Will Of God For My Life In This Situation?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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How Can I Know The Will Of God For My Life In This Situation?”

God is revealing everything to us by His Spirit.  The Lord wants to speak to your heart and begin to orchestrate the affairs in your life.

One of the many great advantages of walking in faith is that you will begin to see things you have never seen and believe things that you could not have believed or understood before.

1 Corinthians 2:14 NLT says, “But people who aren’t spiritual can’t receive these truths from God’s Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can’t understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means.”

The enemy is counting on you to depend upon your natural reasoning.  He will bombard your thinking with negative thoughts, unbelief, and lies in the attempt to lure you to totally depend upon the thoughts generated from your psychic and trust your ego.  Carnal reasoning is based on, influenced and governed by one’s fleshly appetites, animalistic impulses and instincts, sensuality, personal feelings and ego.   To be earthly, fleshly or worldly minded is the normal, natural, worldly, earthly, logical and fleshly thing to do to the natural mind. The natural man operates solely under the influence of the senses.

While this is true of the unregenerate or unsaved person, it’s also a special warning to carnal believers. 

For how can you love the Lord with all your heart and still walk around with a confused, worried, and frustrated mind and be unable to walk in the victory God has ordained for your life?

To be spiritual minded or to be led by The Holy Spirit means that you are walking by faith, trusting Christ, standing on the promises of God and expecting God to keep His Word.

The Lord wants all believers to know and understand that the word “natural” stands in opposition to the word “spiritual.”  The enemy will often tell or convince believers that their not ready, when God is waiting upon them to step out in faith.

Studying the Word of God and walking in The Spirit will elevate you to a new plateau of understanding, so you may comprehend and grasp spiritual truths, fresh revelation and direction for your life.  God wants to take you from where you are to a new and higher level, so He can reveal new things to you that you have never seen before.

I have personally discovered that the hardest spots in life can birth or bring forth new revelation and fresh inspiration into one’s heart, thereby able to produce changes in your circumstances.

Is not The Holy Spirit the third person of The Godhead?  Doesn’t He know all things?  Can’t He give you the wisdom and direction that you need for this hour?

The Apostles were not given over to worldly principles or directed by their egos.   They depended upon The Spirit of God and were directed throughout all of their activities.  They spoke in plain simple language, were taught and directed by The Holy Spirit, and moved by faith.  They did not use enticing words, colorful oratory and scholarly philosophy.

They prayed!!!   They read and studied the scriptures!!!   They counted on The Lord!!!    And He directed their lives.

Shouldn’t it be the same for us today?  This then is the first step towards learning, knowing and walking in the will of God.


“Is The Thrill Gone?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills


Is The Thrill Gone?”

Are you pursuing God with all your heart or have you lost your zeal and fervency for Christ?  Is the excitement of His presence and thrill of His fellowship gone out of your life?

Many who have once started, have lost their way and even now are standing in opposition having abandoned their confession of Jesus and abdicated their fellowship with God.

So, The Lord wants to know, What unrighteousness have I done towards you?  How have I offended thee?  Why are you not as excited about Me as you use to be?”

Jeremiah 2:5-6 NLT reads, “This is what the LORD says: “What did your ancestors find wrong with me that led them to stray so far from me? They worshiped worthless idols, only to become worthless themselves.  They did not ask, ‘Where is the LORD who brought us safely out of Egypt and led us through the barren wilderness–a land of deserts and pits, a land of drought and death, where no one lives or even travels?”

Are you aware that God has feelings and that His heart is crying out towards you? 

God, in speaking through the Prophet Jeremiah, tells the nation of Judah:  “I guided and kept you through the barren desert and the horrors found in that terrible wilderness, so what have I done wrong that caused you to stop seeking after Me and start seeking after vain or idol things?”

God is a covenant keeping God, who’s promises are a sure foundation.  He watches over His Word to even perform it. (Jeremiah 1:12)  His faithfulness never fails and the only one that has stood the test of time and can be counted on is God.

It was God that brought them out from slavery, it was God that supernaturally intervened and delivered them from destruction.  It was God that kept their clothes and shoes from wearing out during their forty years in the wilderness.  It was God that brought forth water, even without rain in the dry places.  It was God that blessed the barren to bring forth children. It was God that kept them from the invading armies, whenever they would fully turn and yield to Him.

So, now The Lord of Glory pleads with His people and asks where has He failed in His expression of love, mercy and grace towards them.

Just like those within the nation of Judah, God has brought many of us through many visible dangers, illnesses, and seeming impossible situations.  Many have been delivered from hunger, helpless and hopeless circumstances, nakedness, fearful surroundings and painful conditions. Many have been delivered from various demonic situations and even rescued from death’s door.

So, what excuse do you have for not fully yielding to, trusting in and depending on God now? 

We have greatly been lavished from heaven with the heavenly blessings and the grace of God through Christ Jesus.  Forgiveness and spiritual blessings have been showered upon our lives.

Therefore, let us rejoice and praise Him with the glory that is due to Him from the depths of our hearts and walk in obedience towards our Divine Creator and Lord.

“Can You See The Light At The End Of The Tunnel?”

Today’s Daily Devotional  from Pastor Andrew Bills


Can You See The Light At The End Of The Tunnel?”

Why does it seem easier to see God in the brightness of a beautiful glorious day than to trust Him in the darkness of a cold stormy night?  Is He not the same?  Of course He is!

While many begin questioning God and are busy trying to understand why He allows storms and heartaches in their lives, our focus should not be on the “WHY,” but on Christ Himself, His love, His word, His power and what He can do in our midst.

Although it may appear that you’re being pushed to the limits, the pain, struggles, heartaches and attacks that you’re presently experiencing are in your life to mature your faith and mold you into greatness. For Christ has not forgotten or forsaken you and soon your weeping will turn to joy.

For one of the most comforting verses in all of scripture is found in Matthew 12:20 NIV which says, “A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he has brought justice through to victory.”

What is more weak, delicate or feeble than a cracked reed or a wick barely flickering, about to go out?  Even though these characteristics may be used to describe something as useless, it’s more descriptive of His compassion towards us in our weakest hour, state or condition.

A bruised reed depicts those who have been oppressed, beaten up, beaten down, severely wounded and even left for dead by the effects in this sinful world. They have been broken by life, damaged in their hearts and minds, and are experiencing helplessness and hopelessness in their present situation.  They are in need of a fresh revelation, a new beginning, with renewed comfort, strength, guidance, stability and victory in their life.

A smoldering wick refers to the wick of an oil lamp or a candle where the flame is exhausted, barely flickering, dying but not yet completely vanquished or dead.

The compassion of Christ is such that He binds up broken hearts, heals wounds, restores and comforts them back to fullness of life.  For God has promised that He will not neglect, break, be cruel or destroy you, but will forgive, heal, pardon and give new life to all those that trust Him and call on His name.  He will not allow your hope to be extinguished nor your faith to become extinct.

Christ will graciously blow His grace upon your smoldering sparks, re-igniting it into a full fiery blaze and never leave you alone until your journey or work has been completed here on earth.   Under the anointing and influence of His Holy Spirit, He will strengthen you onward, making you more than a conqueror over the enemy, until He takes you home.

Yes, not only is there a light at the end of the tunnel for you, but as you look to Jesus, HE IS THE EVER PRESENT LIGHT that is with you no matter how great the darkness surrounding you. And no darkness can or will ever overcome Him.



“How Do You Get From Where You Are To Where God Wants You To Be?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills


How Do You Get From Where You Are To Where God Wants You To Be?”

God wants to broaden your horizons and take you from the “old and familiar” to a brand new level, but are you ready to move and go forward?    If not, what’s holding you back?

The Holy Spirit declared through The Apostle Paul in Romans 12: 2 NASB, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”

One of the greatest enemies of believers today is conformity to this world.  It’s you being overwhelmed with minding earthly things that instead of renewing your mind in God’s Word and walking in the Spirit, you’re operating in the flesh and not being effective for Christ.

I’ve met many believers that can tell you the complete history and current statistics of the many different athletes, but they can’t quote any scriptures or share Christ with anyone.  Then let the truth be told that “Normal Christian Living is considered abnormal by many of the folks that claim to be believers or by folks who just go to church somewhere.”

The word “Mind” is used 95 times in The Holy Bible which simply means the place of consciousness, perception, understanding, feeling, judging, reasoning, determining, and choosing.  It’s the place where our thoughts are born, reside, and then become action.  From that point our character is forged, shaped, and outwardly manifested.

Once a sinner has been saved by Christ Jesus, it’s here that God wants to impact, renew, and fill you with His Word that you might not sin against Him, grow in faith, and learn to walk in the power of The Holy Spirit of God.

The mind is the heart, soul, and center of your personality, decision making, and your every action.  Again, it is here that Christ wants to influence, but this responsibility is now yours because faith comes by hearing and is developed, nurtured, and then becomes stronger through the consistent renewing of your mind in His Word.

The work of The Holy Spirit first begins in the understanding, then His Word affects the will, affections, conversation, and actions until there is a change of the whole being into the image of Christ in knowledge, righteousness, and holiness.  One cannot live godly unless there is a giving up of one’s self to Christ Jesus.

There’s no other way for this to happen.  There are no shortcuts that you can take.  Reading, studying, and meditating in His Word is you spending time in His Presence, receiving inspiration directly from Him.

Through disciplined reading, studying, meditating, and praying in the Holy Scriptures, several things will begin to happen within and around you.  You’ll begin to erase Satan’s false and negative programming of your fleshy mind, thereby crushing the devil’s control ability over you and your surroundings.

Through the ongoing studying of The Bible, you’ll increase your ability to obey God.  Obedience is your key to the intimate, supernatural, divine, and miraculous hand of God moving in your life and orchestrating in your affairs.

It’s through the studying of God’s Word that you’ll see yourself being set free from all past guilt and condemnation.  Then you’ll also be able to eliminate the success and effectiveness of their demonic attacks, entrapments and deceptions. 

Through the renewing of your mind in God’s Word, you’ll receive guidance and direction for your life and walk in the anointing of The Holy Spirit of God.   There’s just so much more to the heavenly riches that are in Christ Jesus to all that will follow Him.

Many desire and want these things, but are you willing to deny yourself, pick up your cross, and follow Jesus?   

“What Do You Do When Things Don’t Go According To Plan?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills


What Do You Do When Things Don’t Go According To Plan?”

How do you handle disappointments in your life?  What do you do when discouraging events occur and try to distract you away from where you want to go or keep you from doing what you want to do?

While we often can’t choose what happens to us in life, we can choose The Attitude that we’ll take towards the things that will happen.

You and I can see this kind of sorrowful attitude in Luke’s account of the two disciples whom The Resurrected Jesus encountered on the road to Emmaus. Unable to recognize their risen Lord, these two disciples expressed their broken heartedness and great disappointment with this “sudden stranger” regarding their shock and misery of how their hopes were all dashed when their Messiah was taken and crucified.

In Luke 24:18-21 NIV says, “One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?” “What things?” he asked. “About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place.”

While this appearance of Christ to the two disciples going to Emmaus, happened the same day that he rose from the dead, they didn’t know that Christ was alive even though He was walking right with them because they were distracted by their disappointment, blinded by their sorrow and walking in unbelief.  And when you become so disappointed in life, sometimes it’s too hard for you to even recognize Jesus in your very midst.  

Their minds were so confused and distracted that it appears as if the more they talked about it, the more perplexed and disappointed they became.

There are those that become so overwhelmed with disappointment, hurt, misery and grief, that they begin to live as if Jesus never came out of that tomb.

Marriage troubles, family division, job layoffs, unexpected illness, unforeseen tragedy, financial hardships….  These are things that should lead or drive us closer to Christ and not further away.   CHRIST IS THE ANSWER, not the problem!  He’s our solution through the wilderness, not the author of our pains.  In the worst of times, when it seems that all hope is gone, there’s still God’s Grace that you can count on.

Suddenly Christ began to preach The Word unto them, starting with Moses and the Old Testament Prophets.  Then the Word began to burn in their hearts and open their eyes after they sat down to eat bread with the one they initially believed to be a stranger.   Suddenly, they realized it was Jesus Christ!

There is a “blood stained scarlet thread” that runs throughout the entire Old Testament that ends at the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  But, all of His Promises are all still in effect even today.

My friends, when life delivers you a staggering blow, to the Word and Spirit of God you MUST go!  Run to The Word, do not walk.  RUN!!!  For it’s there and only there that you’ll find God’s Grace and The Holy Spirit of God ready to receive, comfort, enable, deliver and guide you.



“Grace That’s Beyond Human Logic”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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Grace That’s Beyond Human Logic

2nd Kings 6:6 NTL says, “Where did it fall?”, the man of God asked. When he showed him the place, Elisha cut a stick and threw it into the water at that spot. Then the ax head floated to the surface.”

Here In 2nd Kings 6: 1-7, we are given this amazing story where the school of the prophets had obtained Elisha’s blessing to expand their facilities.  While they were cutting down trees, the metal head of an axe fell off from its shaft and fell into deep water.  Since the axe had been borrowed, it became a disaster for one of the young men because he could not afford to pay for such an expensive tool.

After being summoned to the scene, Elisha immediately took a stick of wood from a nearby tree and threw it into the water.  Suddenly, the heavy iron axe head began to float back to the top of the water where it could be retrieved.

There was no other way  this could have happened apart from the power and the grace of God.   For only God, who created the laws of gravity could interrupt, suspend or defy His very own laws for the sake of this prophet and then allow this very heavy piece of iron to float.

Critics have tried to say that the stick Elisha threw into the water fell into the hole of the axe head and caused it to float or rise to the top, but the Jordan River at Jericho was so deep with rushing rapids.  So what’s the extreme possibility of the stick falling into the hole of the axe head in the dark muddy rushing water, let alone flowing against the current, back to the place where it could be retrieved?

This brief experience reveals the grace of our Lord and just how much He cares for His people, even in their smallest concerns.

The power and the grace of our Living Savior are more than enough to help us in every situation or crisis that we’ll face.

While the loss of an axe head may seem like  a trivial subject to some,  with God all things that effect us also matter to Him.   Doesn’t He encourage us to cast all our cares upon Him because He loves us? 

“Is anything too hard for the Lord to do?  His grace far exceeds our human logic or sense of reasoning.  That’s why when God is all we have, He’s all we need.  He enters into our dark, dismal or seemingly impossible circumstance and births light and gives new life to our situation.  He alone is God, there is no other like Him and He cares for you.

He can touch the hearts of others to bless you or He can bind the hands of those that oppose you.  He’s greater than any sickness, illness or life-threatening disease and through faith in Jesus Christ and His Word, He enables believers to stand and walk through the toughest of times.

God’s still in the business of saving, healing, delivering, restoring, encouraging, protecting, providing for, comforting and strengthening His people as we face or go through all kinds of adverse circumstances, negative situations, painful conditions hard times or satanic entrapments, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.



“Don’t You Know That What You’re Dealing With Is Not Natural?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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Don’t You Know That What You’re Dealing With Is Not Natural?”

God is able to break every chain over your life!  Biblical history has certainly revealed that God has a lengthy history of watching over His people and that GOD’S PRESENCE AMONG HIS PEOPLE HAS ALWAYS BEEN UNDERESTIMATED BY OUR ENEMIES.

On various occasions, demonic activity, Satanic entrapment, evil plans of destruction and ungodly plots have been spoiled or defeated as God’s people have stood in faith, looking to Him for victory over adversity.

Whatever you’re circumstances, God Is Able To Break Every Demonic Chain that will try to hold you captive and destroy you.

In 2 Kings Chapter 6, we learn that war had broken out between King Benhadad  of Syria and King Jehoram of Israel.  Many of planned surprised ambush tactics or sneak guerrilla warfare strategic maneuvers by the Syrian King were revealed, uncovered and brought to naught because the King of Israel received advanced knowledge, anticipated and then spoiled their secret attacks.

Realizing that the Israelites were aware of his every move and overwhelmed by the disappointing frequency of his failed secret plans, the King of Syria immediately called all of his chiefs of staff into an urgent meeting.   For he suspected treason, and believing that he had an informer within his ranks, he wanted the traitor exposed.  But he was wrong.

2 Kings 6:11-12 NLT says, “The king of Aram (Syria) became very upset over this. He called his officers together and demanded, “Which of you is the traitor? Who has been informing the king of Israel of my plans?”  “It’s not us, my lord the king,” one of the officers replied. “Elisha, the prophet in Israel, tells the king of Israel even the words you speak in the privacy of your bedroom!”

The words uttered and his plans of attack that were made in his private chambers under the cloak of darkness, were being revealed to the Prophet Elisha by God. Then Elisha would provide the king of Israel with the revealed information and Israel’s victory was made secure.

Faith in God doesn’t make things easy, BUT IT ALWAYS MAKES ALL THINGS POSSIBLE!   And God’s presence and grace always makes the difference.  Seek His face and you’ll also see the mighty hand of God moving in your midst.

It proved to be a costly mistake for the Pharaoh of Egypt when he made the fatal decision to chase the Israelites into the Red Sea, but God was supernaturally directing Moses.  It proved to be a costly mistake when The Pharisees persecuted The Apostles in an attempt to stop them from preaching the resurrection of Jesus Christ, as God poured out great grace upon them, the Word of God spread more rapidly around the world.

No matter what situation you facing, if you draw close to The Lord, The Holy Spirit will begin to reveal wisdom and direction to you that could not be known without Him.  And whatever enemies you’re dealing with, will once again be surprised, spoiled and overtaken because of God’s grace and awesome presence.

So never allow yourself to be depressed or overcome by difficultiesRemember that you have unlimited resources in The Word of God and The Holy Spirit through Christ Jesus.  Even though all Satanic attacks are orchestrated from hell, our strength and victory comes through the cross of Christ which was orchestrated from the throne room of God.

Realize that the greater the difficulties, the greater God’s grace will be in your midst as you trust in Christ.


“What Does It Take To See Things More Clearly?”

Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills

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What Does It Take To See Things More Clearly?”

Does it seem as if you are in a dark place or a dry season in your life?  Are you in need of a revelation from The Lord? Are you experiencing a moment of uncertainty on how to proceed from the place you are in?

God has something that He wants to reveal, but many cannot see or receive what He has for them because of their encounter, involvement and fellowship with people in darkness and the immersion into the things of this world.

Matthew 2:9 ESV says, “After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was.”

The wise men had followed a special star from a distant land, but it had now ceased to be visible once they arrived to a place that was clouded by darkness.  Jerusalem was the metropolis of the nation, where the king kept his court.  So, in need of continual guidance, the wise men began to make inquiries.  Isn’t it strange that the king called on his biblical scholars to provide answers, but they showed no personal interests in finding and worshipping the new born king?

When they had heard the king, as he provided Bethlehem as the birth place of the infant Christ, he strictly charged them to search diligently and then return to him so he could come and pay respect to the new born prince, which they initially took in great sincerity.

Those in the world have their own agenda when it comes to Christ and spiritual truths.  While we are in this world, we are instructed not to be part of or consumed by the things of this world.  Believers are to impact and influence those in spiritual bondage to seek Christ and surrender to Him.

Not remaining baffled as they still remained eager and excited, they then proceeding onward and after their departure, what exceedingly great joy these wise men felt when they once again saw of the star.   For they had just endured a long night of temptation, demonic entrapment and satanic deception until they had departed the presence of the evil king and his cabinet of advisors.

We are clearly left with the implication that the star had disappeared in the interval and that you too will always see things and receive clearer direction when you come out from among those that love and walk in the spirit of darkness.

The reappearance of the star was a great confirmation of their faith from God to miraculously direct them to the very town pointed out in the Scriptures as the place of the birth of the Messiah. The star not only guided them to the city, but it did not leave them until it came and stood over the house where the young child was.

God will always guide, direct and bless those who are prepared and inclined to find and follow Christ. Even if for a time the light should be withdrawn, and we find ourselves in a dark place or season, it will again appear and direct us in the way of our Redeemer.

Just as our Heavenly Father brought these stewards from a far away country to bless the infant Jesus and supply the needs of Mary and Joseph, God knows how to touch, bless and direct your life as you step away from darkness and totally look to Him.