Whatever God has promised gets stamped with the Yes of Jesus. In him, this is what we preach and pray, the great Amen, God’s Yes and our Yes together, gloriously evident. God affirms us, making us a sure thing in Christ, putting his Yes within us. By his Spirit he has stamped us with his eternal pledge—a sure beginning of what he is destined to complete. 2 Corinthians 1:20-22 Message
Promises, promises, promises! I hear it but I don’t see it. Ever feel like that? You’re hearing one thing and seeing another as you slowly slip into an abyss of seemingly broken promises. Nothing good seems to happen to you through no fault of your own. You’ve been faithful, you’ve stood unwavering when the black storms hammered you over and over again. You’re a train wreck! When will help come, you ask?
I’m reminded once more of Elijah and the long drought, when he prayed for rain. He didn’t give up when he saw nothing once. Twice. Six times! Ok, one more time….tiny little cloud. Most of us would have said, ‘STILL NOTHING!’ Why report a cloud that small when you need a kazillion more with it just to wet the ground?
I Kings 18:45 Message says it like this; “Things happened fast. The sky grew black with wind-driven clouds, and then a huge cloudburst of rain, with Ahab hightailing it in his chariot for Jezreel.” OMG did you see that? Things happened fast!
I’ve been sensing this in my spirit so, so strong for so, so long. It’s gonna happen so fast it will overwhelm me. The Spirit of the Lord spoke to me a while ago, that when things begin to happen, it would happen so fast it would take my breath away. I became breathlessly excited just thinking of it.
So what should I do? Do I patiently wait for it, or do I give up on the promises of rain? I mean, really! How long should I have to wait, anyway! Twenty years ago sitting in a friends house after prayer I had a vision. I saw an overhead window with a hand on the latch and the words, “I’m getting ready to open a window over your life to bless you. Get ready for it!” Again ten years ago after Saturday night prayer, I saw the same window, the hand had turned the latch and I saw the window bulging. The word then was, “Get ready, it’s gonna bury you alive! You won’t be able to run fast enough because my blessings will chase after you!” Two years ago yet again, “Like a Tsunami the wave of my blessing will overtake you.”
A resounding YES with the YES of God. Where two agree, as Jesus said, it’s a done deal. I don’t care how long before it manifests, I just know it will because God never, NEVER breaks a promise.
I don’t know what your promise is, but I do know the promise keeper! I don’t care how long I have to wait to see the manifestation of the promise. The cloud may look too small to do anything significant, but when God adds His YES to it, baby you’d better run for cover or get doused big time! I’ll just continue having faith in God and watch the sky be black with the abundance of rain. After all, faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not yet seen. Hebrews 11:1