20 Tell it not in Gath, proclaim it not in the streets of Ashkelon — lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.
2 Samuel 1:20
This is a lamentation that David made the day Saul was killed in battle. Saul had been struck down and it was bad news. There is a principle in this lamentation I learnt long ago, which can be stated thus: Don’t say what the enemy is doing; say what God is doing. David was lamenting that, the bad news should not be published and told in the hearing of anyone. Flip that verse and it would be telling you to ‘tell’ and ‘publish’ good news. Let the high praises of God be in your mouth.
I want you to know that the power of God does not step back and cower in the face of cancer or HIV or any other so called ‘incurable’ disease. I want you to know that God is still healing people and doing miracles. The days of miracles are still here because the God of miracles is alive and well. If ten people in a healing line were ministered to and nine of them apparently didn’t get healed, but one obviously did, talk about the one who visibly got healed and glorify the Lord for that healing. What you focus on will become magnified in your life.
Just as a bad report is infectious and spreads fear and frustration, so also is a good report infectious. When a good report spreads all over the place, people will laugh where they had cried before. People will pick up things they had given up hope on. People will rise up from beds they had been confined in. When you share your testimony of healing someone else will pick it up from there and get their healing. They will share their own testimony and someone else will pick it up from there. It becomes a positive chain reaction of one good report after the other. Glory be to God!
Confession: I declare what God is doing: He is still healing people and doing miracles. The days of miracles are still here because the God of miracles is alive and well and still working miracles.