03 Dec Experiencing the Master of the Breakthrough: Speaking and Expecting
SPEAKING AND EXPECTING GO HAND IN HAND
“And Jesus, replying, said to them, Have faith in God [constantly].
Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him.
For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you, and you will [get it].”
According to the Greek dictionary, to be diligent implies to exert oneself, make every effort, be zealous, strain every nerve, and further the cause assiduously.
Those who believe have come to know His ways. He gives His Word! That is always the starting point. Faith comes by hearing the word of God.
We enter into the realities of His word as we praise and glorify God.
We align our hearts and lives with His word as His word also reveals the intents of our hearts as stated in Hebrews 4:12.
As we esteem Him, His ways, purpose and kingdom above all other things He will cause us to come into favour, wisdom and grace to experience the things we desire of Him.
As we enter into His rest, we do not tolerate thoughts that say His word will not come to pass.
We allow mental pictures (called hope) of the things we desire from Him to be retained in our minds.
We maintain contact with God by His spirit for any further instructions from Him.
We usually will have a note of victory in our spirits having prayed about the matter and we enter into His rest where this desires are concerned.
Abraham was an example of one who entered God’s rest according to what God told Him. We can learn from the father of faith.
“Therefore, [inheriting] the promise is the outcome of faith and depends [entirely] on faith, in order that it might be given as an act of grace (unmerited favour), to make it stable and valid and guaranteed to all his descendants—not only to the devotees and adherents of the Law, but also to those who share the faith of Abraham, who is [thus] the father of us all.
As it is written, I have made you the father of many nations. [He was appointed our father] in the sight of God in Whom he believed, Who gives life to the dead and speaks of the non-existent things that [He has foretold and promised] as if they [already] existed.
[For Abraham, human reason for] hope being gone, hoped in faith that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been promised, So [numberless] shall your descendants be.
He did not weaken in faith when he considered the [utter] impotence of his own body, which was as good as dead because he was about a hundred years old, or [when he considered] the barrenness of Sarah’s [deadened] womb.”
No unbelief or distrust made him waver (doubtingly question) concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong and was empowered by faith as he gave praise and glory to God, Fully satisfied and assured that God was able and mighty to keep His word and to do what He had promised.
LESSONS FROM ABRAHAM:
Call the things as God calls them. “By His stripes you were healed already”. 1 Peter 2:24.
Place your hope in God’s word. Stop considering the natural alone, consider Him who has spoken. (If it is a sickness or disease, do what you can in the natural to alleviate the pain or the spread of the disease but maintain your faith in God). Maintain your joy through praising God who is faithful. Become fully persuaded that God is able to keep His Word.
Enter in and experience the Master of the breakthrough!
Rev. Kola Ewuosho