Romans 4:17 —— (as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations” ) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;
No matter what the circumstances around us, when we have a promise from God from His written word, then that promise is as strong and faithful as the guarantor of that promise. Abraham knew this and that is why his faith was credited to him as righteousness. Abraham believed God, even though, what he was believing for had not yet come to pass.
Abraham believed God when God told him that he would be the father of many nations. No matter what the circumstances, he clung to that promise. It didn’t matter that he was nearly one hundred years old. It didn’t matter that Sarah was over ninety years old. Nor did it matter that she was barren.
Abraham knew that God was able to call things into existence because he had a personal relationship with God. When we know God in an intimate way, then we know who He is and what He will do. The more we know about Him, the more we look to Him rather than the circumstances. And we can only know God through His Word – by reading, meditating, confessing and believing the Word!
This is so important for us today because no matter what our circumstances are, no matter what the doctor has said, no matter what we feel, like Abraham, we need to believe what God has said about it. When we believe Him in such a way, then, like Abraham we will operate in unwavering faith. Also like Abraham, we will see the promises of God that are done and complete, called to manifest into the physical realm where we can interact with them.
When we believe what is being preached, our actions correspond to the preaching. Taking down notes and being attentive is good, but more important is that our actions are similar to what is in the notes.
Abraham believes God before he believed his circumstances. He knew that when God spoke and promised something, He would deliver it. He reasoned that God would do what he promised even when in the physical it seemed impossible.
Like Abraham, we too must trust God and His promises.
THE BIBLE NEVER ONCE SAYS ‘FIGURE IT OUT’, BUT OVER AND OVER AGAIN SAYS,” TRUST GOD”. HE’S ALREADY GOT IT ALL FIGURED OUT.