by Marc Dupont, January 2003
In the Summer of 2001 the Lord directed me to three verses, which I have meditated on daily since then:
This is the day which the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.
Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
This was really a major wake-up call for me. So much of ministry is about the future, about discipling and preparing people for the future. And with the prophetic you can be constantly thinking about the future, but the Lord was saying that I was on the verge of losing what He wants to do right now.
In John 2, when Jesus turned the water into wine, what did the chief steward say about the quality of the new wine? Many people think that he said “You’ve saved the best for last”. But actually he said “You’ve saved the best for NOW.” The principle here is that things are getting better and better and right NOW God wants to pour out the better wine.
The message sounds rather elementary, but meditating on these verses has revolutionized my faith levels. Every time I go into meetings, I think TODAY is the day God wants to do miracles. This past year my friends in ministry and I have seen that everything seems up by two to three times – healings and miracles are increasing and finances are exploding. In a meeting in San Diego I met a friend that I hadn’t seen for 15 years. He had been in an accident and severed his spinal column, but by the end of the night he was up and jogging.
You don’t have to wait for the next big event to see God move. The event is the person of God that’s in the place 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. God has saved the best for now, and when we get to tomorrow it’s going to be another NOW day.
God transcends time, but we are always in today. Today is the day that God wants to heal cancer. Today is the day that God wants to heal aids. Today is the day that God wants to heal dyslexia.