” Everywhere He went, He was doing good. Almighty Healer, He healed the leapers. When the cripples saw Him, they started walking. Everywhere He went my God was doing good “
This song above was raised at church on Sunday and the Holy Spirit threw a whole new light on it and that’s what I want to share today. I just sat there like “wow I never ever looked at it this way” but then again how could I? When before now, I never really gave the Holy Spirit chance to breathe on anything and give me revelation on it. I never gave Him a chance to speak and was never sensitive to His voice. Why? Because I had too much to say! I was always the one murmuring and complaining. I know, you aren’t the only ones who have to endure my “kasapoleism”(the practice of being a talkative person). However, like they say ‘the young shall grow’ and trust me, this year has really been a year of growth for me. If we could only tune out the volume of the world, tune down the volume of our own voices and tune ourselves into the Spirit, I can guarantee that you’d realize that the Holy Spirit has been speaking to you about everything that concerns you and those around you but you’ve been too tuned out to notice. Side note: *whispering* He’s the senior-most senior “kasapole” (talker) he-he.
The first thing my spirit was made aware of with the words of the song was ” EVERYWHERE He went He was doing GOOD”. Everywhere Jesus went, He left a mark and did good! He was speaking into the lives of people. He was teaching them, correcting them, rebuking them and instructing them. He was healing and restoring them. Everywhere He found Himself, He touched the life of someone. My dad would say ” When God says something is good , it means the thing or person served or is serving purpose“. When He says called forth the things in Genesis one and saw them do as they ought, He said it was good meaning it was purposeful. It’s also why He welcomes home the good (purposed-lived) and faithful servant (Matthew 25:23). It’s why He says all things shall work together for good( shall serve purpose) for those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). When it says “Everywhere He went, He was doing good“, my new found understanding of it is that, everywhere He found Himself He was purposeful! He was doing the work of His father at every given place. Look at Him at the wedding with His mother, He went simply as an invited guest but look at Him later performing His first miracle; look at him fulfilling purpose and showing off the Glory of His father. (John 2)
“Everywhere He went, He was doing good“
Jesus never ‘slacked‘ on an opportunity to serve purpose; to show forth God’s glory! He wasn’t selective of where and when to show forth His Father’s character. We were created in His image so it’s that very character we need to adopt as Christians. Everywhere we find ourselves, everywhere we go, we need to seek to show forth Christ’s Character in us and do good; be purposeful. We need to find out why God permitted us to be at a certain place at that point in time. God is intentional, He placed us where we are and amongst the people we find ourselves with for a reason. Someone needs you to leave the mark of Christ on them. Someone needs to experience the love of God through you. At every given point, we should seek to do good. At home, work, school, on the roads be it if you are in your own car, carpooling or in a public transport, at a restaurant, in the stores… you need to ask yourself, am I leaving behind the fragrance of the goodness of Christ? Am I correctly representing Christ in my dealings? Some of us wait let me talk for myself lol I am selective of where I show forth Christ. Sometimes I walk past someone or sit in a public transport with someone and HS would tell me to say something to them and I would ignore Him because I’m shy, because they would be getting off soon or I’d be leaving the place soon. I am always giving excuses. Sometimes I’d be prompted to do something like leave my change with the salon lady but nope, not when she stopped braiding my hair to gossip or not when she told me it was left with 4 braids to finish and I counted 13 more after. Sometimes a friend would say they has a headache or neck pains or simply don’t feel too good but It would be so weird if I went forth and right there asked to pray with or for them. However this is the very thing we are called for as Christians; to do good everywhere.
The second thing HS brought my attention to was the line that says, “ When the cripples saw Him, they started walking”. To see something means to discern, to regard, to acknowledge the presence of, to experience or encounter something or someone. There is no way you can remain crippled in your life as a whole, in your job or business, in your schooling, in your finances, in your relationships, in your health, in every aspect of your being once you acknowledge or choose to see Christ in it. The Bible says commit a thing unto the Lord and it shall be established (Proverbs 16:3). Jesus didn’t need to go forth and lay hands unto all of them to heal them, just the acknowledgement of His presence in their midst was enough for some. I’m here to tell you just the acknowledgement of Him is enough to get you to move. An encounter with Christ causes motion or movement. When the cripple saw him they walked! They advanced. Encountering Christ advances you into destiny. It propels you to go forth and do exactly what you were called to do. It frees the shackles off your feet so you can move. Some of us are crippled mentally, emotionally or physically. Some of us are crippled in all three but Christ is well able to cause a move or a shift in those areas. He’s beyond able to cause situations to take a turn around. You need to acknowledge His presence and His divine power that is backing us to make that move. Some of us are stuck or well feel stuck in some areas, we are lost on how to move forward, I’m here to remind you about the power in His name and In the acknowledgment of Him. It is powerful to give strength to those dead limbs and cause you to walk.
I have fallen in love with a song by Bethel Music entitled “No longer slaves” and there is a line which says ‘I’m no longer a slave of fear, I am a child of God‘. Just yesterday, as I played it over and over in my office, the line ‘ I am a child of God‘ just kept ringing in my spirit. The simple acknowledgment of your relation to The Father is potent enough to free you from fear’s stronghold. Just by identifying yourself with Christ, you release yourself from the bondage of fear. Sometimes we don’t need to wage war in prayer, sometimes we don’t need to cry out to God. Sometimes the recognition of who you are in Him is all you need. Just like the prodigal son, He just needed to remind Himself whose child he was, what house he came from to change his situation. All He needed to do was to see His home and father for what they were and He was restored.
” The simple acknowledgment of your relation to The Father is potent enough to free you from fear’s stronghold ”
Then there is the last line “Everywhere He went, my GOD was doing good“. I was like wait, it was Jesus going round, wasn’t it? Why does the song say God? Right there in my spirit these two scriptures came to me. John 6:38 ” For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.” and John 14:10 “Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works”. Jesus wasn’t going around doing good things by His own will, He was led to do them. He was projecting God’s wisdom and Glory in the places He went. He was not taking credit for himself; he wasn’t ‘doing show‘ and exalting Himself. He was projecting the heart of God upon the people. Sometimes we do a goodly thing but our motivations or drive is wrong and selfish. Sometimes we do goodly things but they are not Godly because It’s all for our own glory. Sometimes we go around doing ‘good’ but it’s not God- approved or God- inspired. We are reminded that once we come to Christ, we no longer live for ourselves, we need to die to ourselves; our pride, our desires, our cravings to be our own gods. We need to recognize that it’s the Father in us who does the work; that it’s never by our own strength.
When we come to Christ, we are saying God should take the reins, be Lord over our lives and lead us to do HIS WILL. Let’s be mindful of being purposeful in every place and situation we find ourselves, acknowledge Christ in all that we do and may we not fail to regard God in our dealings and always remember that it’s the Good Father in us who does the work so He deserves all the Glory.
God bless you! xoxo