That Thorn in Your Flesh: God’s Divine #Equalizer

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And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure (2 Cor 12:7)~~ Revelation reminds us of our authority in God’s kingdom and on the Earth. It keeps us confident of how we overcome the world in Him and how we triumph in the Spirit. The RENEWING of our mind from the ways of the world comes from listening to the revelation of God to us. But we can’t be TOO confident because we have a tendency when we start realizing how great we really have it, to get a little full of ourselves. Then we get like the child that’s out walking with our parents and they let us walk on our own…we are so excited that we get to walk on our own two feet without their hand…We start to step out ahead of God and we step right into oncoming traffic: the enemy’s attack…the thorn! We are not told what this thorn in the flesh was, whether some great trouble, or some great temptation. But God often brings this good out of evil, that the reproaches of our enemies help to hide pride from us. As God loves us, He will keep us from being exalted above measure; and spiritual burdens are ordered to cure spiritual pride. This thorn in the flesh is said to be a messenger of Satan which he sent for evil; but God designed it, and overruled it for good. Prayer is a “salve” for every sore, a remedy for every sickness; and when we are afflicted with thorns in the flesh, we should give ourselves to prayer. If an answer is not given to the first prayer, nor to the second, we are to continue praying in faith! Yes, that thorn in the flesh- it’s kind of a divine equalizer! Troubles are allowed upon us to teach us to pray; to teach us humility; and are continued, to teach us to continue instant in prayer…in while in all, God’s grace is sufficient for us! 

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