LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF HEBREW 6:15(NLT)
"Then Abraham waited patiently, and he received what God had promised."
10 KEYS ON HOW TO BIRTH WHAT HAS BEEN PROMISED YOU.
1.Make up your mind concerning the promise , you have been given in scripture . Don't believe today and tomorrow you doubt it when test and challenges come . just make up your mind and say no matter what I go through or what I feel . This promise is settled in my heart/mind forever. I am not going to waver. period ! Now this is what happens when you present that trust to God , He gives you His "peace" in exchange for the trust reposed on Him. Isaiah 26:3. And His peace is a sign that he has agreed with you , that it is done !Gen 41:16 "And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.
2.The second key is this - Be unwavering in your faith. Remember what Jesus told the disciples in the book of Mark 11:22 (Amp)" And Jesus, replying, said to them, Have faith in God [constantly]." practice it . it might drop at times , but never be discouraged . Keep on working on it , till it becomes constant with your promise . Heb 10:23 (Amp)" So let us seize and hold fast and retain without wavering the hope we cherish and confess and our acknowledgement of it, for He Who promised is reliable (sure) and faithful to His word."
3.Learn to fight the good fight of faith .The promise is a good fight because you will win ,if you don't give up on it. 2 Tim 4:7(NIV)"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."
4.Believe God for the promise to happen today . Now this is the key (secret) God never said in scripture that He promised you this week or this month .What He said is "today" . So always see your expectations /dreams as happening for you today . Tomorrow is another day . Believe God for today . focus your mind on today not this week or tomorrow . Believe the promise for today .Zech 9:12; Heb 4:7(NLT)"God again set a certain day, calling it "Today." This he did when a long time later he spoke through David, as in the passage already quoted: "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts." There is energy in your thoughts , use it for today .
5.Pray and thank the lord continuously till you see the manifestation of the promise in your life . Never give up . Why ? Isaiah 62:7,8(Amp)"you who [are His servants and by your prayers] put the Lord in remembrance [of His promises], keep not silence.7 And give Him no rest until He establishes Jerusalem and makes her a praise in the earth." YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE PERMISSION TO REMIND HIM CONSTANTLY .DO IT !!
6.Joy - where there is no joy , there is no harvest .(Joel 1:12) joy is a key to seeing the harvest (promise) come to pass in your life . Isaiah 12:3(NIV)" With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.".Joy is a force that empowers the promise to come to pass in your life . be joyful! Roms 15:13
7.Bring the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to His house regularly. Is a sacrifice because you re still waiting for the promise to come to pass. Even in your moments of weariness , keep giving thanks , is a sign you re getting close to it .Jer 33:11b(Amp)"the voices of those who sing as they bring sacrifices of thanksgiving into the house of the Lord, Give praise and thanks to the Lord of hosts, for the Lord is good; for His mercy and kindness and steadfast love endure forever! For I will cause the captivity of the land to be reversed and return to be as it was at first, says the Lord."
8.Sacrificial giving . Solomon gave a 1000 burnt offering . God showed up with the" promise" that same night .Anything of value to you can be a sacrifice.Even the time you give to God can be a sacrifice . David said in scripture I will not give to God that which will cost me nothing .2 Sam 24:24 (NIV) "But the king replied to Araunah, "No, I insist on paying you for it. I will not sacrifice to the LORD my God burnt offerings that cost me nothing." So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen and paid fifty shekels of silver for them."
9.your knowledge of the word (promise) is very important . Why? God renews His promises in our hearts/minds everyday . so if nothing is in your heart/mind , He has nothing to renew.(remind you of ) John 16:13 .Bible says let the word dwell in you richly. (col 3:16) So your knowledge of the word here is a key - Heb 4:7b (Msg)"God keeps renewing the promise and setting the date as today, just as he did in David’s psalm, centuries later than the original invitation:".
10. Keep the picture of the promise in your imagination 24/7 . Why ? God is watching over what you see in your imagination, to perform it . Jer 1:12. (NIV)"The LORD said to me, "You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled."
"His promise is his very life in you"
PRAYER : Father grant me the grace to stand on your promise for my life in the name of Jesus, Amen.