Stand in Faith - you will enter your Promised Land

December 9, 2016

 

 The Lord is highlighting the need to stand in faith for the promises He has given for He is faithful to see His promises come to pass. The Lord has given many people words and revelation on their future assignments and plans in Him. He is encouraging you at this time to stand in faith as you will enter your promised land, where you will see those dreams and assignments come to pass, in His perfect timing. Steadfast faith will access your promised land.

 

Recently one day the Lord suddenly downloaded a divine idea/assignment to me. It was an idea I had never thought of but as soon as it came to me I knew it was from God and I knew the Lord was giving me a future assignment to carry out His purposes. I could see from the revelation the Lord had given me that once this plan was carried out, it would have far reaching impact. I knew the Lord had given me this plan but I didn’t know the full strategy on how to bring it to pass. I didn’t see how I could be involved in this assignment as it seemed so much greater than my area of influence. I believe this is true for many in the body of Christ. Many have been given a divine idea or assignment to carry out and the Lord has shown you some of the future plan He has for you but you don’t have all the details or the specifics on how it will unfold as yet. One night I was praying into this divine assignment the Lord gave me and I was asking for the Lord’s strategy on bringing it to pass in His perfect timing. I suddenly stopped praying and looked at the clock and it was 11:11pm. The Lord quickened the scriptures Deuteronomy 11:11 and Hebrews 11:11 to me at this moment.  The Deuteronomy scripture speaks of possessing your promised land. The scripture in Hebrews speaks of faith as the key to access your promised land.

 

  • Deuteronomy 11:11 - But the land, where you go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinks water from the rain of heaven:

  • Hebrews 11:11 - By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised.

 

I had a knowing that the Lord was saying that I needed to stand in faith for the promise the Lord had given me. The divine download from the Lord was a promise from Him. The Lord was encouraging me that where He was leading me was a place that ‘drinks water from the rain of heaven’ meaning it was my promised land. It was a place into which He was leading me; one He had prepared for me to walk into. I knew this message was not just for me, but also for the body of Christ at this time.

 

The number 11 has the Biblical meaning of transitions and I felt the Lord was saying that many people are in a time of transition between receiving the promise and entering their promised land, where they see the fulfilment of the promise. He is encouraging you to stand in faith for the promise as God is faithful to see His promises fulfilled. Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 10:23 – Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. The time is coming when you will enter the promised land and He will equip you with all you need and give you the strategy and revelation you need in order to enter in.

 

Just like Abraham and Sarah received a promise from God that they would conceive a child even though that was impossible in the natural, some of the promises the Lord has given us seem impossible when we look at the situation with our natural eyes. With God though all things are possible (Matthew 19:26). We are to walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). Our faith unlocks the promises of God and allows us to enter our promised land. Our faith brings glory to Him. Hebrews 11:6 – Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. As you exercise faith and respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit, fruitfulness and advancement will be waiting for you.

 

The Lord wants to break hope deferred off your life. Proverbs 13:12 – Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life. Many people have given up on the dreams, ideas and assignments God has given them because of the length of time they have been waiting or the trials they have endured while waiting. God is in control of all things and His timing is perfect. Habbakkuk 2:3 – For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; for it will certainly come, it will not delay. Don’t compromise what God has said to you; instead believe that all things are possible. Don’t draw back from your assignment and God given dreams through the transition time. Instead, draw near to God and be refreshed in His presence. The Lord is encouraging you – that which seems dead is not. God is resurrecting your God given dreams, desires and assignments.

 

The Lord is calling us to be people of steadfast faith. He is encouraging you that your promised land and manifestation of the promise is near so continue to exercise faith and stand in faith. Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus and move in obedience to the leading of the Holy Spirit. The Lord is providing revelation on how to advance in the assignments and dreams He has given and He will equip you with all you need to fulfil the task.

 

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