The law of first mention is a term the men of God have introduced to explain some supernatural events we have today. Let’s look at some examples of the operation of this law. Kenneth Hagin, Jesse Duplantis and Keith Moore all claim that God took them individually to heaven. Immediately most folks labeled these men as heretics and false prophets. Is it possible for a man to go to heaven, if there is such a place, and return to this natural world? In order to answer this question, we must find the first time this was mentioned.
2 Corinthians 12:2 I knew a man, I couldn’t tell if he was in his body or not, such a man was caught up to the third heaven.
According to the law of first mention, Paul was taken up to heaven and given some revelation the church desperately needed. If God would take Paul to heaven, why couldn’t He take Kenneth, Keith and Jesse? The law of first mention establishes a pattern of God’s activities. Are we obligated to believe these men? No! Could they be telling the truth? Did they really go to heaven? I believe they did. These are men of integrity and they do not ask anyone to believe them, they are simply sharing their experience. Paul undoubtedly went to heaven and we must believe him because God had his event recorded in the Bible. Smith Wigglesworth raised fourteen people from the dead. Do you believe it?
Acts 9:40 Peter knelt down over Tabitha who had just died, he prayed over her and she arose from the dead.
Once again, according to the law of first mention, Peter raised a woman from the dead. If Peter, Paul and Jesus did it, then Mr. Wigglesworth could also do it. Any born-again spirit filled believer could raise someone from the dead, if God told them to. Often times we will read accounts in the Bible that don’t appear to mean anything to us, but those incidents could first be mentioned for a reason.
Genesis 26:12 Isaac sowed his seed in a land during a drought and received in that same season a hundred fold return.
This is not just another miracle, Isaac was used to establish a law of first mention. Most times where the Lord leads us to sow a seed the amount seems wrong, the place isn’t right and the timing is all off. But according to the law of first mention Isaac reaped a huge harvest at a time when no one else would think of planting anything. One night we took some pastors out to dinner and at the end the Lord told me to give the waitress all of my money, it was only about twenty-four dollars. The next Sunday a local pastor sent his associate to give me five thousand dollars, I believe that’s a hundred-fold return.
John 14:12 I tell you the truth, the miracles I have worked, you will do also and you will do greater because I return to the Father.
Everything Jesus did comes under the category of the law of first mention. If He did it we can do it and even more. If you ever question your assignment, find the law of first mention and then proceed.
I have sown much seed,
and I will reap a harvest.
The devil cannot steal my seed, because God never forgets a seed sown.
He rebukes the seedeater for my sake, God has overcome the world.
The devil cannot discourage me because due season is coming.
PRAY FOR THE CHURCH OF AFGHANISTAN
“SO PETER WAS PUT IN PRISION, BUT THE CHURCH WAS EARNESTLY PRAYING TO GOD FOR HIM”!
BOLDNESS: Repeat the prayer of early church in Acts 4:29: “Now Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness!”
PROTECTION: For missionaries, pastors, and leaders trapped. Heavenly authorized jail breaks as in book of Acts. Heavenly and angelic interventions. Taliban - Saul to Paul encounters!
UNITY: Churches in America and world united in prayer. Kingdom issue revival across Middle East! Underground church will continue to grow and expand.
GOD GLORIFIED: He is the King of Kings/Lord of Lords no power or evil can match His might. He will be glorified as World watches.
“THE WORD OF GOD CONTINUED TO INCREASE AND SPREAD!” Acts 12:14