END IT BEFORE YOU START IT! - Wednesday, May 10th
(Proclaim The End From The Beginning!)
(International Easter Youth Camp with Pastor Chris 2017)
TO THE BIBLE: Isaiah 46:9-10 AMPC
“...I am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end and the result from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure and purpose”
Jeff was exhilarated when he saw in his spirit the answer to his prayer—he had received by faith the bike he had long wanted—and spoke it forth in prophecy. “I have it, in Jesus’ Name” he announced, “it’s so real to me."
“Hey, how are you so sure what you saw was real? It’s just your over-active imagination at work again?” satan whispered. But Jeff remained resolute in his faith-proclamations. Then the day came when he was declared the winner in an essay competition, with the grand prize of a brand new red-and-black Raleigh bicycle—exactly what he had pictured and prophesied!
When God’s Word gets into you, it comes with the inherent ability to bless you, strengthen your faith and inspire you to do the extraordinary, while the challenges before you become insignificant. Despite signs of trouble on all sides, you develop the “I-can-do” mentality as the Word of God gains the dominion in your heart.
As a Christian, you’ve got the ability to see and declare the end-result of any matter from the beginning, just like your Heavenly Father. The Bible says God “…gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did” (Romans 4:17). He framed the worlds by His Word, so that the things we see today were not made of things which are visible (Hebrews 11:3). You’ve been called to live the faith-life; the Bible says, “For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7).
Now, faith means that you see the end-result of an issue from where you are, and then you speak it into existence. In other words, you picture the future according to the Word of God, and you proclaim it into being. Disregard the negative picture the devil may present to you; rather, focus on what God’s Word says about you and picture yourself in it.
Mark 11:23; 2 Corinthians 4:13
I’m unmoved by the schemes of the devil; my heart is focused on the Word of God. My faith is alive and working! I’m not a victim in this world, for I possess the power to determine the course of my life according to the Word of God. Hallelujah!
Daily Bible Reading
John 5:1-30, 1 Kings 4-6
1 Corinthians 7:1-9, Proverbs 6
Speak the Word in prayer, and picture yourself in possession of what the Word declares about you.
From: Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. “Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo – May 2017 Edition.