Today we have a lot of ground to cover so let’s jump right in.
Often when we pray there will be a period in between. Not always but in certain situations. During that in between is called time. Or having to wait for the manifestation of what we’ve prayed.
man·i·fes·ta·tion noun \ˌma-nə-fə-ˈstā-shən, -ˌfe-ˈstā-\
1. a sign that shows something clearly
2. An indication of the existence, reality, or presence of something:
This can be tricky because we as Christians have an adversary. Yes, it’s true. he’s very real. And his job is to bring opposition to what God says. his main objective is to get us to doubt what God says is true.
God doesn’t work in time. But if the enemy can get you out of faith and in your flesh, he will wear you out with time. he’s trying to get you to give up, cave in and quit. he can’t take the word from you but if he can get you to walk away from it, you will forfeit the word yourself.
So often we walk away because it looks like it is never going to happen. We must stop looking at what we see with our natural eyes and see through our spirit. Because until we can see it in our spirit we will never see it in the physical.
2 Corinthians 5:7
(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
The bible calls him by many names, I refer to him mostly by the enemy. But the bible clearly says in Philippians 4:6-(KJV)
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Don’t just read that scripture. Break it apart, some translations read be anxious for nothing. Sometimes when we want something it is so easy to become anxious. We have become so conditioned to not wanting to wait. We’ve become so impatient. I mean really everything in this world we can get in 30 minutes or less. But,The Kingdom of God doesn’t work like that. The word says by prayer and supplication – hold on WITH thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Did you know that there was a such thing as a prayer of thanksgiving? It’s when you began to thank God for the answer before you see it with your natural eye. I mean there’s no tangible sign of its existence. You can’t see it, touch it, feel it or taste it. In that moment began to thank God for it. Began to thank him for what he’s already done. This takes a bold brash faith. But, you’ve got it in you. Some of you maybe thinking, ” I don’t have anything to thank God for”, but ,I would argue that point because if you are reading this for yourself without anyone reading it for you that means 1. You are alive 2. You are breathing 3. You can see, you’re not blind. Are you holding a phone or tablet? 4. You have the use of your limbs. I’d dare to say that we are off to a good start on having much to thank God for. If you would just start ; before you know it you will have a whole complete list. Why don’t you get a pen and a piece of paper? Write down a list of things you are thankful for. Let your eyes see them. Let your ears hear them. Open up your mouth speak them out loud.
How we look at things is our problem. We look at what we’ve lost instead of looking at what’s left. Our perception is off. All that takes is a realignment of focus. Praise & Thanksgiving is a mighty weapon in the mouth of a person of faith. Yield it!!! Use it!!!
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
This is the result of Phillipians 4:6. It’s step 2. When we don’t allow anxiety to set in but instead pray to God making our requests known the peace of God will come in. And this peace will go beyond all human comprehension.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Step #3- tells us what to think on. Things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, things that are of good report. In Gods infinite love letter to us he gives us step by step instructions for our battle plan. He gives us cheat notes. If we would just follow the instructions.
Because there is a war for our minds. And the battle is won or lost between our ears.
There’s no way around it. You are going to have to feed your faith. Contrary to popular belief we do not remain at the same level of faith all the time.
Think about it, we all ate dinner yesterday and were full. But if we don’t eat again tonight we will be hungry again. We can’t get full off yesterday’s food today. It doesn’t work like that. As it is in the natural so is it in the spiritual.
The enemy is coming to snatch the word of faith that you’ve heard and received. We fight back with our spiritual weapons (Ephesians 6:11-19)
Another very important key is our mouth. We have to speak in line with what we’ve prayed. But more often than not we speak against it and negate the prayers that we’ve prayed. Which brings heaven to a gut wrenching screeching hault. Heaven responds to our faith.
But without faith it is impossible to please him:for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Remember we are in partnership with God. We are synchronized to heavens rhythms and that’s done with our words.
Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth,thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue:and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
So many times we change partners and don’t even know it. What do I mean by that? We are going to be in partnership with either God or the enemy. And our words are the gate into which we activate what’s going on in our lives. We are speaking what is happening in our lives for good or bad. Either we are speaking faith filled words (Gods words) or we are speaking death and condemnation( the enemies words)
Our mouth is the KEY that unlocks what we see in our life. The enemy has so confused and blinded us to our speech. We say things are bad but mean that they are good. We’ve taken negative words and tried to make them have a positive meaning.
That’s not God’s way. The bible calls that corrupt speech.
Ephesians 4:29 ESV
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
Matthew 15:11 ESV
It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.”
Proverbs 18:20-21 ESV
From the fruit of a man’s mouth his stomach is satisfied; he is satisfied by the yield of his lips. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.
We must learn to speak the word ONLY!!!!! Sometimes we may not be able to say anything at all. Because once we pray if we say anything that goes against that prayer we have to start all over again. Remember in the beginning we talked about the time in between our prayer to the fulfillment of manifestation? A lot of the reason for that is the words we are speaking. It’s not God who is making us wait. I know that’s a hard pill to swallow. It’s easier to just blame it all on God.
Remember I referred to Gods word as a cheat sheet? Well here is a missing component that many of us have missed or greatly under valued. Are you ready for it? It’s almost to simple.
I believed, therefore have I spoken:
2 Corinthians 4:13
We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
Speak forth out loud out of your mouth what you believe. Because the bible says we can have what we say:
For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Tonight lets do some homework. Did she say homework? Why yes, yes I did. 🙂
Get a journal and a pen, write out all the scriptures you can find promising that it is Gods will to give you babies.
It is written:
He maketh the barren woman to keep house,and to be a joyful mother of children.Praise ye the Lord.
I’ve done most of the homework for you if you would go back through this weeks blog postings. When you’ve written them all out, begin to speak them out loud. Stay with that word until faith comes. This is building up your faith muscle.
Another helpful hint, download or purchase a “Strongs Concordance” in that you can research a word and it will show you every scripture with that word in it.
2014 is the year we manifest Gods glory upon the earth.
Lets say what we see until we see what we say.
Revelation: God told me ,”until I see it in my hands it’s in my mouth”!!!!!