Robert Hotchkin is one of the core leaders of Patricia King Ministries. He is a passionate lover of Jesus Christ and that passion is truly contagious! He ministers with strong faith, releasing revelation, prophetic decrees, healings, miracles, and the love of God. This month, take a moment and remember that the Lord’s words to you are the same as they were to the leper. Whatever you’re believing for. Whatever you’ve been contending for. He is able…
“‘I want to,’ He said.”
– Matthew 8:3 –
When the leper came to Jesus in Matthew 8, he knew that the Lord could heal him, he just wasn’t sure that the Lord would heal him. The leper was not questioning God’s power, he was questioning God’s heart.
My favorite version of this conversation is in the 1996 New Living Translation (NLT). Most translations say that Jesus’ response to the leper is, “I am willing.” But in the 1996 NLT Jesus says, “I want to.” I think this so much more accurately portrays the incredible heart of our amazing Jesus for the leper, and for everyone of us. God is not just willing to heal, and save, and deliver. He wants to. And He wants us to know that He wants to! He wants us to know that He loves us, and cares for us, and wants the very best for us. He wants us to know that it is His deepest heart’s desire for us to know Him and receive all of His goodness that He has for us.
The Lord’s words – “I want to!” – were a revelation to the leper. The leper was used to being treated as unclean. He was used to being ignored, shunned, even ostracized. He was used to no one wanting to be near him, let alone wanting to bless him. Those words – “I want to!” – revealed the reality of Jesus’ heart to the leper. And in that moment the leper believed not only in the power of the Lord, but in His love. And he was healed!
Whatever you’re believing for. Whatever you’ve been contending for. Take a moment today and remember that the Lord’s words to you are the same as they were to the leper. He is able. He is willing. But even more, He wants to. He wants to heal you. He wants to deliver you from difficult circumstances. He wants to provide for you, and protect you. It is His deep desire to see you receive and enjoy all of His blessings, and all of His promises. For one very simply reason. He loves you. He really, really does.
So I speak to the situation in your life that is poised for a miracle. I speak to your body to be healed. I speak to your relationship to be restored. I speak to your finances to be multiplied. I speak to your prodigal and call him or her home. I declare that the Lord loves you. That what you are concerned about, He is concerned about. That what matters to you, matters to Him. And that He wants to invade this situation. I declare His banner over all these circumstances is love. And in the revelation of His love, His miracle-working power is breaking forth right now. In Jesus’ mighty name!
Make these simple but powerful decrees over yourself each day this month:
- The Lord loves me.
- The Lord wants to work a miracle in my life.
- The Lord has blessed me with every good thing.
- Right now, by faith, I receive the fullness of His goodness into my (the area where you need a miracle right now).
- Thank You, Lord, that I am (healed, restored, replenished, revived, refreshed, multiplied – declare all that apply to your situation as well as any other declaration Holy Spirit leads you in).
Want More? Then May We Suggest:
SEEING MIRACLES – CD from Robert Hotchkin
God is the same for your today as He was for the New Testament apostles. He is the same for you now as He was for Smith Wigglesworth, Kathryn Kuhlman, and the great revivalists. In this message, Robert Hotchkin shares how you can position yourself to see God move in amazing ways in your life. You don’t need to settle for anything less than the miraculous because the fullness of the Kingdom is for YOU and it is for NOW!
GOD OF THE IMPOSSIBLE– CD from Robert Hotchkin
Are you believing for something so big it seems almost impossible? Do you find yourself in the midst of a mess that seems way bigger than you are? Have you been waiting (and waiting) on a promise from God that seems like it’s just never going to happen? If so, don’t miss this teaching from Robert Hotchkin. As you listen, you will come to understand that truly all things are possible with God – even the most seemingly improbable or impossible! There is no situation in your finances, your health, your relationships, or your calling that is too big, too difficult, or too delayed for God. He is well able to bring it all forth in impossible ways at impossible times because, truly, He is the God of the Impossible!
WINNING THE BATTLE FOR YOUR MIND, WILL AND EMOTIONS – Book from Robert Hotchkin
Are you hungry for more of God? Do you want more anointing, more miracles, more power in your life? Do you want to walk in greater levels of peace and joy and love? Do you want to know more of His presence, His blessing and prosperity? The good news is you can! It all begins with winning the battle for your mind, will and emotions. This new book from Robert Hotchkin will teach you how to access the divine power that God has placed within you so that you can walk in victory in every area of your life. You’ll also discover how to be the Kingdom agent of impact you were created to be, and how to release heaven into the earth in mighty ways. You were made for this. What you need to discover is how to win the battle for your mind, will and emotions.
EVERLASTING LOVE – Book from Patricia King and Robert Hotchkin
This beautiful hardcover book with a gold-foil stamp is overflowing with the revelation of God’s everlasting love for you. He did all that He did on the cross so that you might know His love. His arms are extended to you through the pages of this devotional, and His desire is to draw you into an intimate embrace each and every day. May you be revived, refreshed and restored as you grow in the revelation of His glorious and eternal love for you.