"By the word of the LORD
the heavens were made, and all the host of them
by the breath of His mouth.
He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap;
He lays up the deep in storehouses."
Let’s continue our study:
TAKING OUR SEAT IN HEAVENLY PLACES IN CHRIST JESUS. Ephesians 2:6
“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.” Psalm 23:5
WHAT’S ON YOUR TABLE?
Every provision for your life was provided before you were born.
All the good things Father created were designed to support all your needs: food, shelter, air, gravity, sunlight, etc.; all were designed with such exquisite accuracy and spectacular glory that the heavens, the oceans, all the mountains and lands declare the eternal power of the Godhead. Romans 1:20
Definition of Provision:
Arrangement or preparation beforehand, as for the doing of something, the meeting of needs, the supplying of means, etc.; furnishing, giving, endowment, sustenance
PROVISION: GOD’S MIGHTY WRITTEN WORD
Your salvation was written in Romans 10:8-9 about 2,000 years before you were born.
Every need you will ever have on earth and into the eternal, has been met by God’s promises.
“… as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,
“by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 2 Peter 1:3-4
His promises are trustworthy, just like He is.
His promises are unchangeable, just like He is.
His promises are eternal, just like He is.
THE WRITTEN WORD: ALIVE AND POWERFUL
“For the word of God is:
- living and powerful,
- and sharper than any two-edged sword,
- piercing even to the division of soul and spirit,
- and of joints and marrow,
- and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
- And there is no creature hidden from His sight,
- but all things are naked
- and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.” Hebrews 4:12-13
Where are these promises?
They are in God and have been written down in The Bible waiting for you to activate them. These promises are accessed through the Spirit of God which is resident in His child.
Spiritual Substance: Faith
God gives a part of His faith to everyone who is born again. See Romans 12:3.
Believing in your heart that what the promises say are true will then transfer that live seed into your heart. The heart is the ground in which the seed “germinates” to produce life.
When our Father was preparing a place for His family to live, what did He do?
He spoke words. “‘Let there be light.’ And there was light.” Genesis 1:3
“The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith!’
“And the Lord said, ‘If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, “be uprooted and planted in the sea,” and it would obey you.’” Luke 17:5
We plant the promises with the words that we speak. After all, confession was made unto salvation, right? Romans 10:10
So we see that your faith is required to connect to the provision of God: His promises.
Wisdom reveals to us that His promises were hidden/locked up for a reason. Like treasures in a vault, they are kept safe from thieves by divine ordinance. Only His children have the right to use the keys to the abundance. “We have this treasure in earthen vessels …”
2 Corinthians 4:7
It’s an inside job, because, for this present time, that is where the Kingdom of God resides on earth ... in us! Luke 17:21
The Apostle Peter reveals:
“Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord,
- as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness,
- through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,
- by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises,
- that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature,
- having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 2 Peter 1:2-4
PREPARE FOR THE CHALLENGE!
Faith and patience are required as we stand for the manifestation of the promise to come forth in the “seen” realm.
“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.” Matthew 11:12
The good fight of faith is required between receiving the promise in the Spirit and when we declare, “there it is!” in this earth realm.
Confidence, patience, endurance and the “dunamis” power of the Holy Spirit within us are needed so that after you have done the will of God you may RECEIVE the promise.
See Hebrews 10:35-36.
Many children let go of the good fight of faith for lack of endurance and resistance.
Jesus was able to endure the cross and fulfill His Father’s will by seeing the joy that was set before Him. He is the Author and He is the Finisher of our faith. Keep your eyes on Him, the living Word of God. See Hebrews 12:1-2.
Jesus taught on the Kingdom of God and how faith works:
“ …and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how. For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head.” Read Mark 4:14-33.
So, what’s on your table?
“For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.” 2 Corinthians 1:20
Jesus said, “… lay hands on the sick and they will recover.” Mark 16:18
Who’s report will you believe? See Isaiah 53:1-5.
“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” 3 John 2
“Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree’), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” Galatians 3:13-14
“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:2
“So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.”
2 Corinthians 9:7-8
“Let them shout for joy and be glad,
Who favor my righteous cause;
And let them say continually,
Let the Lord be magnified,
Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.” Psalm 35:27-28
“And Jesus came and spoke unto them, saying, “All power is given unto Me in Heaven and on earth. Go therefore…” Matthew 28:18
“Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” Luke 10:19
“Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.” Matthew 10:8
“Pursue for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.”
Read 1 Samuel 30.
“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.” John 15:7-8
We’re a peculiar people. 1 Peter 2:9
We walk in the Spirit, blessed with every spiritual blessing yet we live one day at a time in the world, but not of the world. We have dual citizenship and dual occupancy. Therefore, it is necessary to keep our eyes on God’s Word.
Keep your armor on and use your weapons of warfare:
See 2 Corinthians 10:3-6, Ephesians 6:10-18, and 1 Peter 5:5-11.
It takes the strength of the Holy Spirit within us to pursue the enemy, to defeat his schemes and stand in faith. But far “greater is He that is in us than He who is in the world.”
1 John 4:4
Make a list of how you can stand in faith for the promise of God.
I have this word from the Lord for you today:
“Love the Brethren.”
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