Jer 1:12 Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten (watch over) my word to perform it.
Nu 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
Isa 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Ps 138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
Mark 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Mathew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Isa 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
God gave us His Word. That statement can mean two things. He gave us His Word meaning he gave to us the Bible, His Word. It can also mean that God gave to us His word meaning He gave us His promise. Scripture above states how important God’s Word is to Him. If He said it then according to His Word, He meant it. What He said that He will do, He will do.
We have many promises that the Lord made to us. We often do our part yet we do not see the fruit from His side. I have questioned this at length. I went to sleep last night with the impression in my spirit that “God gave to us His Word”. God promised. So regardless of what we may feel or see, God promised. If we ask according to His will He hears us. If he hears us then we have what we have asked for. No matter that we don’t see or feel it. We have it. It is ours. We are just waiting for the manifestation to take place. Mark 11:24 says that if we believe that we receive when we pray then we have what we asked for. I have always wrestled with the idea that until I saw it I didn’t have it. God said we must ask in faith. Faith is our knowing without our seeing. Since God cannot lie, then when we ask we already have it. We are just waiting on the manifestation. This has to be true because God watches over His Word to perform it. Signs follow them that believe. It doesn’t say that it necessarily manifested at the same time, it said they would follow. The real key is that regardless of what we see or feel, faith says that we have it. It is ours. We must start believing this if we are to receive. I wish that I could convey in words what I sense in my spirit over this. When we ask, it is settled that we have it. God cannot lie. Just because we don’t see or feel it, does not mean we need to ask again or that the manifestation won’t catch up with the words. It will catch up if we keep faithful and do not waver. When we waver we sign a death warrant to our requests (James 1:6).
We are told that by His stripes we were healed. Why would Jesus take those stripes and not cause the manifestation of healing in those that believed? It would have been in vain wouldn’t it? Jesus did not do this in vain. He did it for you and I to be healed. We are told to lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. A miracle would be instant though recovery may take time. But God said “shall” recover. Can God lie? God gave His word, so they “shall” recover if we believe and receive. The timing of the manifestation is up to the Lord, but God cannot lie so they “shall” recover in God’s way and time.
I know that it may seem strange thinking this way as it is opposed to our natural way of thinking. If God gave His word and we have done what He asked us to do, then we shall see the manifestation, as it was ours as soon as we asked the Lord for it. The key is our believing that we receive it. We believe this never seeing anything. We know that God cannot lie and that He is watching over His Word and performing what we requested. We just stand believing that we have it already and praise and thank Him ahead of time. This is faith in action. These are the works concerning faith that we must learn to do. God honors His word. Signs will follow once we believe and receive.
Do we do what we should?
1. Wait upon the Lord (James 1:4)
2. Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness ( Mathew 6:33)
3. Believe that we receive ( Mark 11:24)
4. Praise and worship and thank him for it before we see it?
5. Decree a thing and it shall be established (Job 22:28)
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Hi Rick -
How interesting that you did this piece. Much truth contained in it indeed.
I say interesting because just today our Lord emphasized to me about His Word and He told me to soon do a blog post titled, "SAY WHAT" with emphasis about His Words.
One scripture that He gave me is Daniel 10:12, "...thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words."