What do you do when you’ve done everything you know to do and the answer still hasn’t manifested? That’s a very good question because that’s what many people struggle with.
Ephesians 6:13-18 (KJV) 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
As you can see, after we’ve done all we can do, we are to STAND and keep on standing. But what is it that we’re to stand on? Good question.
As you already know, my answer is the same as it’s always been – stand on the Word of God and don’t waver one nano second! The only way to be sure you never get the answer to manifest is to quit and that’s not what we were created to do.
We are made in the image of God and therefore we are to look to Jesus as the Pattern Son. Did He ever quit doing what the Father wanted Him to do? Did He ever veer off His chosen course? No, no, no! He stayed faithful to the end and that’s what we’re to do.
Remember what I always say – in one hour things can change because faith is the law of change. If you want change, use your faith and don’t ever waver from your position of faith in God’s Word.
God is faithful, faithful, faithful and if He said it, and you’re standing in faith according to His Word, you can be sure the answer will come. Many dreams have been shattered because people gave up right before the answer came.
1 John 5:14-15 (KJV) 14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
We’re not quitters. We’re overcomers! God always causes us to triumph in Christ Jesus but we have to do our part to keep standing in faith. Remember the Israelites? The never did enter the rest of God because they didn’t mix faith with God’s Word to them.
Hebrews 4:2 (KJV) 2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
We have to see the answer with the eyes of our faith. We can’t wait to believe until we see it. That’s not faith. Faith is holding onto God’s promises because He said it and that settles it!
2 Corinthians 1:20 (KJV) 20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
Ephesians 1:17-19 (KJV) 17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
You see, His power is in us but how much of it is working in us? How much is active? That’s why we need to get God’s Word into us in abundance so that it overflows into the natural realm and causes explosive manifestations of dunamis power. That’s when we see miracles happen! And how glorious that is!
Jeremiah 1:12 (AMP) 12 Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.
2 Chronicles 16:9a (KJV) 9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.
God is looking for those to whom He can manifest His power. Let’s be those people!
2 Corinthians 2:14 (KJV) 14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.
2 Corinthians 2:14 (AMP) 14 But thanks be to God, Who in Christ always leads us in triumph [as trophies of Christ’s victory] and through us spreads and makes evident the fragrance of the knowledge of God everywhere,