The Lord is releasing the fulfillment of the promises he has made to his
children in this day. Many of them have occurred almost as instantly as they
have been spoken. Yet for many of God's people, you have waited long and hard
and have wondered whether God really did mean what he said. Some have even
doubted that it was God who spoke at all.
But the Lord says that many of these promises are likened unto a baby in the
womb. Once that word was spoken and imparted, it was put in the belly to grow
and mature. To the natural eyes it may have seemed that there was no outward
manifestation. In fact, if anything, circumstances went from bad to worse.
Supports and comforts that were once available are no longer there to sustain,
and as the child of God gropes for support, they realize that there is One who
has been their Rock and their Fortress the whole time, the Risen Christ, Jesus
As they learn to trust in the Lord, their faith begins to rise and grow. Without
faith it is impossible to please God. Faith causes God to act. As the faith is
activated through the Word and through victory after victory won, that seed of
the promise planted deep within begins to grow and form. As God brings more
tests and trials, sometimes ones harder than the previous, God reminds his
people of who HE is. He reminds his beloved of the inability of their strength
and the supernatural power of his. As this promise grows after a period of
molding, testing and the furnace, the time of birthing arrives.
Pushing, that last final advance before the promise is always the hardest, but
God promises never to leave us nor forsake us. Forgetting those things that are
behind and reaching forward toward the prize of the high calling of God, that
child of God pushes past oppositions, voices of unbelief and circumstances that
do not line up with their vision, and push forward. Like a bull in the ring that
focuses on red, so the child of God focuses on the red crimson stream that flows
from the cross to the throne of God.
He never said that it would be easy. But it is in the journey that he has formed
himself within you. He could not have done it any other way. The are some
aspects about the journey to the fulfilled promise that God chooses not to
reveal because if he did, we would refuse to move forward and cause that growth
to be stunted through words of unbelief on our part.
Be encouraged. The Lord has not brought you from one hellhole to let you rot in
another. The only thing at this point that rots away as we behold him is our
flesh which grows more corrupt everyday, but we arise in the new man who is
built according to the design of God. If the road is narrow, you are on the
right road. When you find mountains on your path that are insurmountable, that
is God's opportunity of showing himself as the Almighty. When you find the words
of mockery, rejection and slander come forth, rejoice for Jesus suffered the
very same things.
Your wilderness time is over. It is a new day for the fulfillment of your
promise. It is the day when the Lord is bringing many out of the caves into the
battlefields. It is a day when he is bringing many out of the pits into the
palaces. Do not give up now. God is getting ready to birth something new in the
lives of those who simply say yes to him. It is the season and it is the time of
transition from one place to another. Shut the doors of the past and go through
the new doors he is forming for you.
Step in and do not look back. Keep your hand to the plough and activate those
gifts and talents that God has place in you. Some are saying, 'I have no gifts
and callings'. Pray and ask God to stir those gifts within you for the glory of
"To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under
"For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be
compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.......Nay in all these
things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us"-(Rom 8: 18,
"Nay but O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing
formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Hath not the
potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and
another unto dishonor?"-(Rom 9:20-21)