A Visitation from God Can Change Your Life - Helen Calder

A Visitation from God Can Change Your Life

By Helen Calder

When God visits His people, supernatural breakthroughs take place. Prophetic words are fulfilled, seasons are shifted and new things are brought to birth. Jesus gets the glory!

Today, I pray you're inspired by these 6 faith-stirring moments when God visited His people in Scripture. May you anticipate your own visitation from God as you step into 2018.

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1. Fulfilment of Prophecy

In Genesis 21 We read, ‘the LORD visited Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for Sarah as He had spoken.’ (Gen 21:1, NKJV)

This visitation of God broke the long season of barrenness in the life of Abraham’s wife Sarah. As a result, prophecy was fulfilled through the birth of a new baby, Isaac, whose name meant ‘laughter.’

2. Deliverance from Bondage

In Exodus 4, we read, ’When they heard that the LORD had visited the children of Israel and that He had looked on their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshiped.’ (Ex 4:31, NKJV)

This Divine visitation put an end to the long season of Israel’s bondage in Egypt. God’s people now realised He hadn’t left them alone in their suffering, He was intimately concerned for them. And His power was about to be revealed.

3. Divine Provision

‘Then [Naomi] arose with her daughters-in-law that she might return from the country of Moab, for she had heard...that the LORD had visited His people by giving them bread.’ (Ruth 1:6, NKJV)

It was a visitation of God that interrupted a long season of famine in Bethlehem, Judah.

Notice how that Divine visitation had a chain reaction! The testimony of God’s goodness reached a grieving widow called Naomi, who was living estranged from God's people in Moab. She moved to that place of visitation and her inheritance and husband's family line was restored there.

4. Homecoming and Restoration of Inheritance

In Jeremiah 29, God spoke to JUDAH saying, ‘For thus says the LORD: After seventy years are completed at Babylon, I will visit you and perform My good word toward you, and cause you to return to this place.’ (Jer 29:10, NKJV)

A visitation of God broke Judah’s decades of exile, and God’s people returned to Jerusalem—right at His appointed time.

5. Outpourings of the Holy Spirit

Peter declared in Acts 3, “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord…” (Acts 3:19, NKJV)

From the book of Acts and throughout church history, we understand visitations of the Holy Spirit to be times of outpouring. God’s people are renewed and empowered. And these visitations bring with them a great harvest of people coming to faith in Christ.

6. Jesus Christ and His Salvation

In Luke 1, Zachariah declared, “Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, for He has visited and redeemed His people…the Dayspring from on high has visited us” (Luke 1:68,78, NKJV)

The ultimate visitation of God to His people was fulfilled in the birth of our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. And this gives us the KEY. When God moves on our behalf, it is not because we deserve it—it’s on the basis of what Jesus has done for us.

Today I pray with you, that you experience a powerful visitation of God upon your life, your family, work, region and ministry. A visitation that will cause a chain reaction to take place, so that as happened in the time of Naomi, people who have never know God will turn to Him, and generations to come will be impacted by the move of God on your life.

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