In the first part of this message, we looked at what connotes the fish’s belly. Aside being a place of slavery and confusion, the fish’s belly is a place of limitation. Jonah couldn’t achieve anything inside the big fish. In this situation, one faces limitations from forces of darkness despite all efforts made. A life full of limitations is not God’s plan for us. Every limitation you are facing in your marriage, academics, business or any area of your life crumbles; you are breaking forth right now in Jesus’ name.
Stagnation is another way of describing the fish’s belly. When one is stagnated, there is hardly any achievement recorded in any area of life. God is bringing you out of every stagnation in Jesus’ name.
I mentioned earlier that Jonah cried out to God. Are you in the fish’s belly at the moment? I encourage you to apply Jonah’s formula. He knew that he needed God’s intervention. The prayer from the fish’s belly is a prayer of desperation and supplication in faith. The Bible records that Jonah cried by reason of his affliction unto the Lord, and God heard him. In James 5:13, the Bible says, “Is any among you afflicted, let him pray. You can come out of that satanic oppression and affliction by engaging in desperate prayer.
In Luke 18:38, a certain blind man cried out to Jesus for mercy and he got his miracle as his sight was restored. Begin to cry to God for mercy concerning that sinful habit, health or any challenge and He will surely answer you. David was in a dungeon and stagnated, but he cried to God for help (Psalm 40:1-2).
“I waited patiently for the LORD; and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.”
I stand as a servant of God to decree, you are coming out of that stagnation (miry clay) and God is placing you on new grounds of glory in the name of Jesus Christ. The season in the fish’s belly is not a time for you to be depressed and worried. The Bible says, in everything by prayer and supplication, we should take every situation to God (Philippians 4:6-7).
“Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Supplication is using the appropriate word of God to address a particular issue. You can use God’s word to inquire from Him what to do to come out of confusion. You can also use God’s word to speak to any spirit of infirmity or any unwanted issue in your life. God honors His word above His name (Psalm 138:2). Jesus overcame satan using God’s word (Matthew 4). So always remind God of His word in every situation. This implies that you must be a word addict to know the right word to use per time.
God, the Almighty, answers prayer. He is not any man-made god that is deaf and cannot speak nor see. He hears his children when they cry out to Him. When you pray concerning your heart desires, believe that you have received answers to your prayer and you shall have your desires (Mark 11:24). However, you need to have a relationship with God before you can talk to Him and receive answers to your prayer. David said, “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord with not hear (me).” (Psalm 66:18) You can’t be serving sin and satan and expect God to hear your prayers (Isaiah 59:1-3).
It is not too late to relocate from the camp of satan. You can decide now to become part of God’s family where spiritual conversations produce results. If you are yet to give your life to Christ, say this prayer of salvation. Congratulations! If you said the prayer. Enjoy being part of God’s family. Every fish’s belly experience in your life has come to an end in Jesus name. Amen!