When you need God's help.May 26, 2022
I was praying for God to fix my situation ...
- when the Holy Spirit spoke to me
- not audibly, but clearly nevertheless
He said "Gerald, I've already done everything I'm ever going to do for you". I said "wha wha wha what????."
He said, "I said ... I've already done everything I'm ever going to for you through my Word.
I'm not going to add any more promises to my Word, and Jesus isn't going to come back and get crucified all over again.
It's already all been done, bought and paid for by the blood of Jesus.
Now it's time for you to receive my promises by faith. Quit hoping I'll do something and receive what I've already done for you by faith."
That's when I learned the difference between faith and hope. When most people pray, they are hoping God will answer their prayers.
Hoping is future tense. Here's the difference ... faith takes. It receives right now, present tense.
No one hopes for what they already have.
At the time when the Holy Spirit was sharing this revelation with me, my back was up against the wall with a major business financial shortfall.
The Holy Spirit took me to Hebrews 11:1 to make His point.
Hebrews 11:1 - Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses].
It says ...
- faith is the assurance
- faith is the title deed
- faith is the confirmation
- faith is divinely guaranteed
The Holy Spirit continued to teach me that when I use my faith to receive a biblical promise, I have God's assurance it is done.
And after you receive by faith, begin to thank God for what is done. Praise will elevate your faith and accelerate the delivery.
Fear not. Believe only. Get ready.