One of My Olive Tree’s sponsorship packages carries the name: The Miracle Special. The Miracle Special package includes the special thank you gifts of an anointed tallit and The King’s Oil anointing oil. These gifts commemorate the sponsorship of an olive tree but they also serve as tools in the lives of Believers who have often sponsored a tree in Israel while they stand in anticipation of a miracle.
This might seem strange to some.
You are in need of healing so you plant a tree? You are in need of a financial breakthrough so you spent money on a tree in Israel?
I’m sure that some of our sponsors have received strange looks from friends and family members when they shared about their act of faith.
The disbelief—the sighs and the eye rolls of loved ones—can be very discouraging…
But sometimes God asks us do something for someone else. He asks us to do something as an act of faith or demonstration before the miracle is manifested in our lives.
Look at the story of Naaman and Elisha:
“Then Naaman went with his horses and chariot, and he stood at the door of Elisha’s house. And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, ‘Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored to you, and you shall be clean.’
“But Naaman became furious, and went away and said, ‘Indeed, I said to myself, “He will surely come out to me, and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place, and heal the leprosy.” Are not the Abanah and the Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?’ So he turned and went away in a rage.
“And his servants came near and spoke to him, and said, ‘My father, if the prophet had told you to do something great, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, “Wash, and be clean”?’ So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.
“And he returned to the man of God, he and all his aides, and came and stood before him; and he said, ‘Indeed, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, except in Israel; now therefore, please take a gift from your servant.’”—2 Kings 5:9-15
Naaman received a challenge and instruction, but it wasn’t until he was humble and obedient that his healing manifested. He didn’t have to understand—he just had to follow through.
Sometimes God challenges us to carry out an act of faith before our miracle is manifested. Maybe it means taking cookies to a person who has offended you; or going on the mission trip you have been hesitant to commit to; or, maybe it is as simple as giving a gift of peace, hope, love, and solidarity to the nation of Israel in the form of an olive tree.
Our founder, Curt Landry, always says that if you are waiting for the next door to open, or waiting for the next step of instruction, you need to go back to the last instruction you received and make sure you followed through. Sometimes your next step is completing the last step!
“I will bless those who bless you,
and I will curse him who curses you;
and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
My Olive Tree has provided you with a unique way to bless the nation of Israel.