“Cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so NOW: for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suffered him.” Matthew 3:13- 14
I have always said that the nature of man is different to that of God, and that man celebrate the individual who crosses the finish line or perfects a trade, but Kingdom-culture will always look at the man that came before. Elisha moves in a double portion of the grace that Elijah did, yet was a son to Elijah. Elisha was born with a double portion for it is God that gives grace, but it took a man that walked in less than his potential to unlock his grace. We have a misconception that when we go to a ministry or are under a curtain covering it is because no one is greater than Papa…Many a time, God will actually send us to sit under anointings, wisdom or wealth, that is lesser than we have a potential for, because humility unlocks potential. If you ask a physicist about his educational background, he will not only tell you about the space program at NASA but will start with his first-grade teacher.
There is an ability in most of us to measure internal greatness, and some us constantly feel that we are carrying something of substance, and it need just come out, that the world may be blessed. The problem is when a become too conscious of our potential, residing within, we forget the godly principle of celebrating, certain giftings without, that God has placed us under.
Now Jesus goes to John to be baptized, yet John had just said that he wasn’t worthy to carry his shoes…Right after, the Holy Ghost came upon him, and he then, after having spent forty days and nights in fasting, began his earthly ministry. The Bible never talks about Jesus fasting, but the moment he came under a man that lived a fasted life daily, he was unlocked to fast for 40 days… Note that Jesus knew who he was, thus the statement, “Suffer it to be so NOW.” The NOW show that it was for but a season, that the potential in him would be unlocked.
It is, therefore, my prayer for you this morning, that you would begin to move in the humility that unlocks potential!!! Great things are spoken of you!!!