Now And Then
Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It tells you when you’re off, when you’re upside down. And it tells you what to do. Romans 8:24: “For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has?” A promise is hope. If you don’t have a promise, there’s no hope. Do you hope in that promise? Do you believe it? What He said? Then your hope is sure. A promise fulfilled is a blessing, not a promise, an answer, a harvest. Its not a promise if you already received what was promised. It’s whatever that promise guaranteed… provision, strength, wisdom, healing, direction, revelation, understanding. A promise is a guarantee in the future. Some promises are for a set time, other promises have no set time. A set-time promise, we wait for that time (in hope). An unset-time promise, we wait for His timing (in hope). Both are hope, both are faith. The stronger your faith is, the more sure your hope. And your words determine your faith, not God’s Word. His Word is absolutely true. It will build your faith, but your words determine it. The question is: Do your words agree with His Word. If they don’t, your faith is weakened, and what little you have (which is all you need) will waste away, be ruined. If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all. (Isa 7:8). So be sure to soak in His Word, so your words match it. Your moment of truth, is in your words. If they are set on His Word or other words, different words – someone else’s words other than God’s Word. Never let your own words, be different from God’s word. Why curse your seed, why nullify the promise? I rejoice in your promise as one who finds great spoil. If you’re rejoicing in a promise – like you already received the fulfillment of it… you’re not wondering if it will happen, or when it will happen. You’re getting a cash advance on your paycheck – in your spirit. A cash advance on the celebration! You’re rejoicing now, like you will then! David encouraged himself in the LORD, and He rejoiced in God’s promise, like He would if it came right now. He said He would rule on the throne of His father David, forever. And then He gets crucified by the Romans. Would you doubt His promise? It sure looks like that one failed. So much for that promise… What do you believe when His promise fails? Can you at least wait until Sunday morning? For the first Easter ever? Then your eyes will see, what could only so far be seen in faith. He has never failed on His promise. Not one. Is it taking a long time? Abraham waited twenty-five years, only to have God tell him to sacrifice His son. Would you believe His promise? God told Isaiah within sixty-five years this powerful enemy that threatened their destruction will be no more. There’s something bigger than you at work. God’s plan! His promise is sure, He has never failed one. Build your faith so your hope will be sure. Rejoice in His Promise like it’s already happened. Think of God’s love for you for even giving you one? Who said He had to do that? God, we thank you that you are faithful! not one word of your promise has not been fulfilled, or will not be fulfilled, You are a God of your Word. If you said it, you will do it. And we believe you, forever. If we see it in our day, or if we die in our faith. You will surely fulfill what you promised. We rejoice in you, and we rejoice like we have received it. Because as soon as you said it, it was already done. Time just has to catch up, second by second, and minute by minute. Meanwhile, we’ll be rejoicing!
Love you all,
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Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!