Friday, 22 January 2021
“But we continue to preach because we have the same kind of faith the psalmist had when he said, “I believed in God, so I spoke.”” – 2 Corinthians 4:13 NLT
Our walk in Christianity mimics the walk of the Israelites with GOD. We are meant to learn from their mistakes and also take the positives of their journey. Like them, we too were freed from our sins (Egypt) and we are being taken to the promised land. We are currently going through our wilderness and the duration of that journey is entirely dependent on us. GOD allows challenges to prepare us for the promised land, we are meant to acquire weapons and expertise during these challenges so that we may be equipped for the promised land. When these challenges come (they will come) how we react to them determines the outcome. You have to decide which group you belong to, Caleb’s group, or the group of the ten leaders. If you choose the group of the ten leaders you will delay your walk and frustration will be your spouse. Unfortunately, you can’t circumvent the process and you have to overcome each challenge. Failure of which will cause you to go around the same mountain as the objective of that trial hasn’t been achieved. This is what causes frustration for most believers because they fail to understand the objective of the trial (they lack discernment).
GOD has already equipped us (1 Corinthians 10:13) to handle all these challenges and has availed His Spirit to encourage and motivate us during these storms. His Word in you has the power to change situations in accordance with His will. It’s our faith that propels the Word to achieve its mandate. You first need to believe the Word and then you can speak and confess it. The catch is that the Word needs to be alive inside you, and this is where faith comes in. Hebrews 4:2 shows that the Word will not profit everyone who possesses it. They do not possess the faith that is required to wield this weapon.
2 Corinthians 4:13 is a scripture for people who have experience with the Word mixed with faith. They have a personal relationship with the Word, they are in an entanglement with this Word. They believe in its power and they, therefore, confess it into existence. These are the Caleb generation that does not disagree with the size of the descendants of Anak, they also see the size but they are not intimidated by it. They do not go by what they see, they confess what is in line with the Word that is alive in them. These are the ones who profit from the word of God. James 1:6 sets the requirement for using this weapon, you first need to believe and must not doubt. With this belief then you too have the same spirit of faith and like the psalmist, you can then confess it into existence.
Those that have a personal relationship with the Word believe in its power and they confess it into existence