2 Kings 13:18
And he said, “Take the arrows,” and he took them. And he said to the king of Israel, “Strike the ground with them.” And he struck three times and stopped.
Given prophetic instructions that would ensure victory for the nation, King Joash responds with moderation. Then the man of God is angry because the king’s premature stop would similarly limit Israel’s victory over their enemies (2 Kings 13:19).
The king’s response justly angers the prophet because it’s so Minimal and Moderate. Beloved, we too must beware of such a minimalistic faith. That means we must not seek to invest the least possible we can in the things of God. Our love for and faith in God should make us want to do MORE not less. If we desire God’s abundance, we must not give Him a poor devotion. If we seek great victory, we should seek God greatly.
We shouldn’t be trying to regulate and tone down our passion for Jesus. When you tone down your passion, you also tone down your victory! Don’t miss your miracle because you’re afraid to be labelled fanatical. Don’t let religious modesty rob you of your breakthrough. Quench not the Spirit!
Rather, keep on striking! Press on towards the goal. Keep running the race of faith, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of your faith. Don’t stop the prophetic action prematurely! Don’t quit calling things that are not as though they are. Keep on knocking on heaven’s door. Keep on praying in the Spirit. You will surely possess the promise!