THE PROMISES OF GOD COMES BY FAITH
When you have faith and God’s gift is working in your life, you have a deep knowledge that you know that you know that you know that you know that you know. You will go through it because you know that it is only a matter of a period of time. You know that when that period of time is over, you are coming out. You are going to have the victory because God’s Word will triumph. It will never be defeated. Most of us, all through our lifetime, struggle for this quality of faith.
If only we realize that God’s Word is settled. God spoke it. It is done. It is not depending upon whether we are going to rise up and be superhuman in our faith to appropriate it. No! Faith does not come by our rising up and having the ability to appropriate the promises that God has given us! Faith comes by the Word! 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. Romans 10:17.
God is not depending on us to bring His promises to past! What God is looking for is what Mary, the mother of Jesus, demonstrated. The angel came and spoke a word to Mary. The word spoken was from God: 35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. Luke 1:35. It was impossible for her to appropriate the Son of God into her womb. She did not have the comprehension of the understanding of what it was all about. She wondered. But she did have this ability: She said: 38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. Luke 1:38a.
The promises of God in one way are staggering to us. It is literally staggering what God has promised. When we come up against these promises, what are we going to do? Stagger in our imagination? Falter in our faith? No. We are not going to do either. We are going to say, “Lord, be it unto me according to Thy Word.” The power for the fulfillment of God’s Word is not in man or in anything that man possesses. The power for the fulfillment of the Word is in the Word itself. God, Jesus, the Living, the Written Word! He has spoken it. He will perform it.
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? ~Numbers 23:19
REMINDER: THE PROMISES OF GOD COMES BY FAITH!!!
Love you and the Blessings of God be upon you
Dr. Eleanor Nichols
“A WILLING VESSEL for THE LORD