“Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt:”
Every city needs a church that God has visited. The need for your city is not a political revival or a feel-good church, but the need for your city is to have a church that God visits regularly. Likewise, the need for a church is to have a pastor whom God has visited. Pastor’s would definitely be different if God visited them. Their lives would certainly be holier, their sermons would be more powerful, and their influence in the lives of those they lead would be life-changing. Moreover, every individual needs God to visit their lives. Imagine the difference in your life if God visited you. The greatest need in this generation is not a political revival, but the greatest need is for God to visit His people daily. God visiting His people will change nations, churches, and lives, but He won’t visit His people unless they pray.
In the verse above, God said that He had visited Israel. The problem was that they had not seen the result of God’s visit. They were still in bondage, Pharaoh was still trying to destroy God’s people, and their lives actually seemed to have gotten worse. Several observations can be gleaned from the verse above about God visiting His people.
When God visits, you may not know that He has visited. These people never knew that God had visited them, but He said He had visited them, and that is all they needed to know. When God visited these people, they didn’t realize that He had visited them, and they still thought that He was nowhere to be found. In other words, there are times when God visits His people that they will not know that He has visited. Just because you don’t feel God’s visit doesn’t mean that He has not visited you, moreover when God visits His people, their situation in life may not immediately change. Israel’s condition had not improved, but God had visited them. Just because your situation hasn’t changed doesn’t mean that God hasn’t visited you.
However, when God visits, you can be sure that He is about to do a great work in your presence. Israel didn’t know that God was about to show His mighty works, but we can see in the chapters that follow that God’s visit produced many mighty works in their midst.
My friend, keep praying when you think God hasn’t visited you. Just because you don’t feel God’s presence or think that God has yet to visit you should be the cue to keep praying. You may have prayed over and over again to what seems to be no avail, but let you must never stop praying and begging for God to visit you.
Moreover, keep working when you think God hasn’t visited you. God is not going to visit a stagnant, lazy people who sit and do nothing. God always honors the work of His people, and until He chooses to show His visit, you would be wise to stay busy serving Him.
Furthermore, keep trusting and believing by faith that God will visit. God promises to answer prayers, and He will answer them in His timing. The worst thing you can do when you feel that God has not yet visited you or answered your request is to quit. Let me challenge you to keep praying, working, trusting, and believing by faith until God’s mighty visit arrives.