Musa Opiyo
March 20, 2004

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 Himself

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 his Kingdom.

"To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven"-(Eccl 3:1)

"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, 37)

"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)