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Time for Show and Tell
I feel there are those who are struggling or even disheartened regarding what appears to be the slowness of the fulfillment of a word or a promise that you know God has spoken to you. The time has come and gone, days, weeks, months and yes, even years without this promise coming to fulfillment.
Something rose up in me last evening. It was a huge sense of hope and joy for what is about to break forth in your life. You didn't hear incorrectly. But The promise has been delayed for a great purpose.
Write the vision and make it plain on tablets that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it, because it will surely come, it will not tarry. (Hab. 2:2-3)
In the waiting period there have been thoughts that the enemy has introduced in your mind even as he did in the garden..."has God really said?" (Gen. 3:1) He has cast doubt, bringing fear and a lack of total trust in the God who promised.
And the more you look at the situation, the length of time that has gone by; the more you look at your age and think...”It's too late. I must have missed it somehow;” the more discouraged you become.
I want to say to you, "YOU HAVE NOT MISSED IT. WAIT FOR IT. BEGIN TO CALL IT BACK. Speak and declare it into position for this hour. Nothing has been lost."
It's time to lay hold of everything God has spoken to His people. He is raising up a people for Himself...a people who are His testimony in the earth. YOU are one of them.
Shake off the discouragement of the past and put on a new robe. Ruth was told to wash herself and put on her new dress. Something life-changing was about to take place in her life. Boaz was coming. Her redeemer. (Ruth 3:3)
There are healings waiting to be claimed. There are reconciliations about to take place. It will surprise you how easily and naturally this comes about. There are "suddenlies" of financial restoration that will just rearrange your life. Expect big. (Is. 42:9)
Don't think you have to continue to lay low and not expect too much. No, this is the time to expect to receive from God ALL that He has promised.
Someone has been having trouble walking. God is saying to rise up and let Him build strength back into your legs and feet. He has things for you to do. He is not done with you. Be bold. Be strong. The Lord your God is in the midst of you to vanquish the enemy. (Joshua 3:9)
Consider the powerful truth in Romans 8:32 NKJV
He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all,
How shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
There are two parts to this scripture.
First, we see the foundation of the verse. In the second portion of the verse He gives us the promise.
The foundation speaks of the fact that God did not spare His son, but gave Him up for our sake. THAT WAS THE HARD THING.
The promise speaks of Him giving ALL THINGS to us, the very ones He gave His Son for. THAT WAS THE EASY THING.
If He gave up His son for us, why would He then withhold anything His Son had to offer us?
This is why we know that He expects us to live in the fullness of what His Son purchased for us. It is the life abundant.
He wants us to be astonished at who He is for us.
God doesn't intend that we only read of the activities of the enemy. He has some things to say and to show through His people. It is show and tell time!
Let’s show forth His power and His greatness. Let’s show the world what living in His Kingdom is really like.