2 Kings 6:5 But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water: and he cried, and said, Alas, master! for it was borrowed.6:6 And the man of God said, Where fell it? And he shewed him the place. And he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither; and the iron did swim.6:7 Therefore said he, Take it up to thee. And he put out his hand, and took it.
SOURCE: This is the origin of a thing, a place, person or thing from which something originates or can be obtained.
Every problem has a source, some are readily seen while others are hidden and difficult to locate. If you are sick and you visit the clinic, before you are treated they will need to conduct a test on you to ascertain the source or cause or the disease before treatment can commence.
When the source of a problem is known, then cure is very near. Any problem that is treated without attacking its roots will always reappear.
Locating the source of your problem is very crucial to obtaining victory.
Psalm 11:3 11:3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
A righteous man who cannot locate the source of his problems will continue to struggle
In our opening passage 1 kings 6:6 it is clear that every problem can be solved when we deal with the source.
How do you locate the source of a spiritual problem?
You pray, prayer is a spiritual instrument for locating the source of a problem matt 7:7&8
Through prayer we can ask, seek, and knock. The three verbs in this passage tells us that pray is actually an enquiry into what we don’t have answers to.
There is a need for us to pray that God will open our eyes to see what the ordinary eyes cannot see.
Let me give you three reasons why you need to know the source of a problem
1. So we can hit the problem at the right spot
This will help you pray specific targeted prayers
2. When you know the source, you can deal with the problem yourself without waiting for pastors to lay hands on you.
3. The irreversible damage will be reversed ” the iron axe head did float again”
Gravitating laws will be suspended for you.
Pray these prayers
1. O lord, please open my eyes to see and my ears to hear instructions in Jesus name
2. Every calculated gang up set to stop my success die! Die! Die! In Jesus name
3. Every natural or spiritual laws holding my blessings, be suspended by fire in Jesus name
4. Satanic roadblocks, mounted on my way to stop me today, scatter and be dismantled in Jesus name