(Trigger To Laying Hold of God’s Promises)
By Emeka Ndukwe & Joseph Jerry Umaru
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“I rejoice in your promise like one who finds great spoils”
[Psalm 119: 162 NIV]
The promise of God that has not caused you to rejoice is yet to be yours, for a man cannot help rejoicing over what is his.
An athlete that has just won a gold medal in an Olympic competition will without doubt, joyously celebrate and rejoice. Why? Because he/she knows without the shadow of a doubt that the gold medal is his or hers for the taking.
Any promise or Word from God that has not caused you to rejoice is yet to be yours. At times, an individual may even weep – shading tears of joy after receiving a promise or a prophetic Word from God. If a Word from God causes you to leap for joy or even causes you to shed tears of joy, then, know that, that promise or prophetic word is yours for the taking.
In the Bible text above, the Psalmist said, he rejoices in God’s promise like one that had already found a great spoil. What this means is that, he saw every promise of God as what he already had, he saw every promise of God as good as been fulfilled already!
You can never enjoy the promise of God that had not cause you to rejoice, for the Scriptures says “It is with joy you will draw water out of the wells of salvation [Isaiah 12:3]
Until the promises of God caused you to rejoice, then you had not trusted in God enough, for if it is the promise(s) of God, then it must cause you to rejoice.
Writing else where in the Scriptures, the Psalmist said “I ate it and it was the delight of my soul”. What the Psalmist was talking about was God’s Word, and the same Scriptures goes on to say; “Delight yourself in the Lord and He shall grant you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4).
In other words, by eating God’s Word which are God’s promises, you should be excited and delighted by it and that is when God ‘has no option’ but to grant to you the desires of your heart.
The Word of God is self-excited, it doesn’t need another thing to be added to it to make it exciting, and that is the reason those that feed on it finds it so exciting and are always excited.
So, the Psalmist kept receiving the WORD which kept exciting him and the more excited he gets, the more of God’s promises he enjoyed. So, out of the excitement of the WORD a man is delighted and so God keeps granting to him the desires of his heart.
A Prophet that had not excited himself in God’s WORD can hardly be used of God as an agent of liberation and restoration.
A close look at the Scriptures would let you know that everyman that God had used in the termination of afflictions had been someone that had excited himself in the WORD.
Prophets terminated the afflictions in the lives of men because they had known what it means and what it takes to find excitement in God’s WORD. This is because, when a man is excited by the WORD, his spiritman is lifted enough to catch and command the move of the Spirit, and until there is a move of the Spirit, there cannot be a termination of affliction in the lives of God’s people. In other words, every man that is Word-excited would automatically terminate afflictions in his own life and in the lives of others as the need arises.
The Conclusion of the Matter:-
Your being excited over a prophetic Word or a promise from God is the evident token of your faith in His ability to bring to pass what He has spoken to you through His Word or through the mouth of any of His anointed Servant.
Be excited over every prophetic Word/promise(s) you’ve received or will ever receive from the Father even if the prevailing winds points to the contrary. Jehovah Elohin, the Creator of the ends of the earth is never limited by contrary winds.
Don’t Ever Doubt God’s Promises And Prophecies. Once Spoken, They Are As Good As Done!
Take uncommon steps of faith today. Start buying your baby’s clothing’s (materials) even before you get pregnant with the baby God has promised you. Go learn how to drive a car in readiness for the arrival of that dream car of yours. Start reading books on marriage even as you awaits the husband or wife you have been trusting God for. Go get yourself an international passport in readiness for that visa breakthrough…start checking magazines, the internet, and show rooms for the best kind of furniture and interior decorations that will befit that your dream home, because you know what?..that mortgage will be supernaturally paid for, that house will be yours – debt free!
Isaiah 54:2 – 3 says:
"Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right and to the left…
Picture the future you want to feature and act on the picture with amazing acts of faith.
Behold your baby cometh to you…Behold that financial breakthrough you’ve been believing God for cometh to you…Behold that healing and restoration that is long over due cometh to you…Behold your desired visa breakthrough cometh to you NOW…Behold that deliverance cometh to you…Behold that church growth you desire in your ministry cometh to you…Behold that ministerial open doors cometh to you…Behold that rebellious and prodigal child of yours cometh to you NOW, restore and transformed by loving Hand of a Father that that will never let that child go again!...O yes, your breakthrough cometh to you NOW….. FOR WE SERVE A NOW GOD!!!
Forget the former things, NEW things the Father does declare. Always look forward with hope and excitement…Look up with dogged confidence and joy, and you will hear the angels of the Lord playing the music and singing the song that: It is well with you… it is well with your soul.
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