Last Friday, I begin to think on the promises the Lord has made to my family and I. I begin to think of how to walk into that promise land and what I need to do to receive and see the manifestation of the things God shared with me and my family. I begin to get anxious which resulted in me taking my mind off God; needless to say, I wasn’t too happy about this.
Late Saturday and early Sunday morning, before arriving to church, I asked the Lord to speak to me. I told the Lord that I was expecting for Him to speak to me because I needed to hear His voice. Part of me wanted reassurance of what I already knew and confirmation of what He said.
Sunday, God spoke. He used my pastor to tell me, “It’s already done.” You may ask, “What’s already done?” Let me explain further. For many, God made a promise to you. Promise of healing, promise of prosperity, promise of deliverance and etc. Many times, we (including myself) think, “Lord when will I see the day of this promise manifest?” I want you to know that when God spoke what he spoke to you, the manifestation of that spoken word started and is already done.
Need scripture? Here are two I can think of at the moment. When God said, “let there be light”, following that, the Bible says, “and there was light” –it was done immediately. In Matthew chapter 8, a Roman officer came to Jesus and told him that one of his servants was in bed paralyzed. The Roman officer proceeded to tell Jesus not to come to his house where the paralyzed servant was because he (the Roman servant) is unworthy of Jesus being there. He instead asked Jesus to speak a word of healing because he knew and believed that if Jesus said it, it would done and the servant would be healed. Jesus said to the officer, “go home; what you believed has already happen” and the servant was healed that same hour.
What am I saying? Though there are several scriptures showing God’s word being manifested, I want to point out that in these two examples, when God said it, it’s done immediately. The same thing goes for the promises that God has made to you. Whatever promises God made to you, know that it’s already done.
You may ask, “If it’s already done, why haven’t I seen the manifestation of my promise yet?”
My friend, though sometimes we like to complain to God on why we don’t see anything manifesting, many times we’re the hindrance to our own deliverance and blessings. A persons doubt and unbelief can cause God’s promise for them to be hindered and/or delayed. Why? Because there is unbelief. God doesn’t operate with a person’s unbelief but rather their belief in His ability to do specifically what He said He would do.
I want to let you know that just because you can’t see physically what’s happening in the spiritual realm doesn’t mean nothing is happening. This is where our continuous faith in the Lord takes place and is tested. Faith is the substance of things hope for in the evidence of things NOT SEEN. This scripture tells us that faith requires you to believe in what you do not see. This scripture also, in my opinion, lets us know that we can’t go based upon what our eyes do or do not see; though we may not see what’s happening physically right away, spiritually (by faith) it’s already done and it’s just awaiting for its appointed time by the Lord to happen physically. However, you become a hindrance to yourself when you start to doubt and second guess what God has told you.
In many of the scriptures given in the Bible, when a person confronted Jesus with his or her problem or need, notice that Jesus says, “thy faith has made thee whole”, “according to thy faith you are healed” and etc. On the other side of this, we also see that Jesus don’t move or perform miracles when doubt and unbelief are dwelling within a person. Jesus won’t move other times as well when there is doubt and unbelief hovering or surrounding a person.
Furthermore, when God tells you, “your healed” “your delivered” “your saved” “your x,y,x” or “I will do x,y,z for you” know that at that very moment, it was done. You may say, “it doesn’t feel like it was done”, but my friend, know that our feelings are deceiving. If it was ok to go based upon how we felt, the Bible wouldn’t urge us to crucify our flesh daily. There’s time when I don’t feel saved, but I know it’s the devil at work. There’s time when I don’t feel like reading the Bible, but I read it because that’s the only way to know the Word of God. Don’t go based on how you feel, go based upon who made the promise. People come short, friends and family may not always fulfill their promises, but the word of the Lord never comes back to Him void and unaccomplished.
So today I encourage you. Whatever God said to you, praise God for it already being done because it is indeed done. Know that the enemy will play with what you can’t see being manifested; this is why you must read the word of God. For you must “replenish” and increase your faith and this only comes by reading and hearing the Word of God. When the enemy comes and feed you doubt, rebuke that spirit and rebuke him in Jesus name and praise God all the more for the blessing He’s bringing your way. Continue to bless the Lord, even when you think nothing is happening –when it really is. Stand on the spoken word of God and on His promises and rest in Him knowing that unlike us, when God makes a promise, you can rest assure knowing it’s already done.
Be blessed in the Lord in Jesus name.