Every one of us have had times when we really needed God immediately. We will say or think, where is God? Is He busy with someone else? Is He hiding from me? We all know where He is, He is sitting on His throne of grace watching every thing about our lives.
Psalm 121:4 He will never slumber nor sleep; He is the guardian of His people.
The minute God hears our prayers or our cries He is ready to respond in His time. Think about this: if God responded immediately every time we called on Him, then He would be our servant! But we are His servants, so He deals with us and our problems in a manner He chooses. God is faithful and reliable, He always responds according to His Word. Remember that when the Apostle Paul was tormented by the messenger of satan he besought the Lord three times to get him off his back. What did the Lord say to him? He said “My grace is all you need.” God had a purpose for Paul to endure his hardship, so He gave him a supernatural empowerment to endure every fiery dart of the evil one. God’s grace was so affective in Paul’s life that he began to take pleasure in the persecution and stress from the devil.
John 16:33 In the world you will have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
No matter what the devil throws at us, Jesus has already defeated it, but he never gives up trying to make our lives unblessed. The devil is defeated well before he initiates his plans for our lives, our hope is in the Lord even before He shows up. We are a people in search of our victory, we are not to “try” anything we are to just do it. Let me share a little secret, the devil is more afraid of us than we are of him. Why do Christians walk around with a defeated attitude? Because they don’t know any better! Religion has offered Christians a devil that is equal to God in power! The Bible tells us that Jesus stripped the devil of all the power he took from Adam, Jesus disarmed him for all eternity.
1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your care over on to the Lord; for He cares for you.
What happens when a believer takes on the burden of caring for himself? God sits back and lets us do what we want to do, He will not come down and wrestle your worries away from you. If you call for God to help you but continue to deal with your problem you are double minded. God will not intervene unless He is given all authority, He does not need our help. Who do you think can handle our problems the best, us or God? One of the major reasons we doubt God’s divine intervention is because He handles things differently than how we think He ought to.
Hebrews 13:5 I will never leave you, nor forsake you.
I dare say, God is far more committed to us than we are to Him. He is far more reliable than we are.
God is hiding in plain sight.
Don’t ever let the devil lead you to believe that God is ignoring you, remember the devil is a liar. God never hides from us and we have no place to hide from Him.
Men have taught me the Word of God so, I sow into their ministry.
I am grateful to them,
I pray they help many others.
I put my trust in God,
He is faithful and just.
I will reap what I sow,
I will sow to the Spirit.
You will declare a thing, and it will be established for you
Declarations over our children:
I declare my child(ren) shall be taught of the Lord
I declare great is the peace of my child(ren)
I declare my child(ren) hear God’s voice and walk in truth
I declare my child(ren) serve God all the days of their lives.
Declarations over America:
We declare that the power of Christ’s redemption is greater than the power of sin and death in America
We declare that America will be saved
We declare that truth will win in America. Lord send revival
We declare that life and decency will prevail in the United States
We declare that the Supreme Court will honor truth and justice, not their own ideals and desires
Declarations over our church:
We declare that FOJ will have a platform for the Holy Spirit to work from
We declare we are making room for the gifts of the Spirit to flow
We declare the spirit of boldness is replacing the spirit of fear
We declare we are putting every distraction, anything that would entangle us and we run with endurance in our vision.
We declare and believe revival is coming