(Speaking of Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham and Sarah) These heroes all died still clinging to their faith, not even receiving all that had been promised them. But they saw beyond the horizon the fulfillment of their promises and gladly embraced it from afar. They all lived their lives on earth as those who belonged to another realm. For clearly, those who live this way are longing for the appearing of a heavenly city. And if their hearts were still remembering what they left behind, they would have found an opportunity to go back. But they couldn’t turn back for their hearts were fixed on what was far greater, that is, the heavenly realm! Hebrews 11:13-16 TPT
Interesting in this version for sure. They saw beyond the now the fulfillment of their promises and gladly embraced it from afar. They lived their lives as those who belonged to another realm.
I remember a sermon once about how we are ambassadors of the Kingdom of God and were sent to represent Him in the earth. That our lives are not our own for we were bought with the highest price. I believe that is why all of those great men and women of faith obtained their promise. Perhaps not the total, for some was left to future generations.
Everytime I hear the question; Why didn’t God come through for me? I think of these verses. God did come through for you. Perhaps not in the way you wanted, or even the way you would have done it, but it’s not about your plans, it’s about His. Will you trust Him regardless of the path He chooses for you? Will you continue to believe even through the loss? The pain?
What you see as a deficit today, just may end up being your greatest breakthrough. If trusting in Who you cannot see gets Him the greatest glory, are you willing to walk that path? The three Hebrew children stood before 1000’s and chose to not bow. They made the right choice even though they were tossed in the fiery furnace. What did they gain? You tell me!
I believe they gained an experience no one else came close to in that time. They were accompanied by the Son of God. Gods Word in the flesh stood in the fire and they came out with no smell of smoke on them.
Regardless of the outcome, you must be so focused on His Kingdom and His plans that you know without a doubt that Jesus is in the middle of your current situation with you. He’ll never leave you, never, ever, ever! Take a moment and thank Him for that alone.
Keep Your Eyes On His Kingdom-Not Yours,