The day must come when we leave the wilderness and begin to take the Promised Land of God's intentions. The light of the Glory of His Presence rises upon those who have broken through in contending for the Glory -- doing exploits in His name, they have travailed with the Father and carry His burden for the lost and for the world. Those who have travailed with Him will enter into union with Him; they will carry His authority and the strategies to complete His will to save and transform nations and people groups. God does not exclude any who are willing!
ABIDING IN HIM KEEPS OUR DESIRES HEAVENLY
According to Ezekiel 36:36-37, first we must ASK—we must desire to advance His purpose for our life (John 15:7) and receive it in our spirits as our calling in Christ. Second, we put our finger on His promises in scripture that apply to our calling and say, "As You have said Lord."
We hold God to His promises as David did: "You, my God, have revealed to Your servant that You will build a house for him. So Your servant has found courage to pray to You. You, LORD, are God! You have promised these good things to Your servant" (1 Chronicles 17:25-26).
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." - Hebrews 11:1
God cannot bless us beyond our belief, and belief will lead to action—to contending!
Job 22:28 states, "YOU SHALL DECREE A THING AND IT SHALL BE ESTABLISHED FOR YOU."
To decree a thing is to contend for it! The Hebrew word for decree also means to decide, to make a firm decision, one where we will not waver; and the Hebrew word for establish means to rise.
A mature Christian will have learned the discipline of contending through much trial and tribulation and will see the rising of the vision and the dream.
DECLARE AND DECREE
It is time for the sons and daughters of God to TAKE the Promised LAND – Time to declare and Decree. Our promised land is the fulfillment of God's purpose for our life.
Esther and Mordecai prayed, they fasted, then they decreed the deliverance of the Jewish people. (Esther 8:5)
The Lord is ready to perform His Word, saying, "TAKE OWNERSHIP! The Kingdom of God belongs to the Believers (Luke 18:16)!
Set your focus on the eternal not the temporal. Ask large! Bring all your appeal and petitions before the court of Heaven; the time of fulfillment has come. Show your faith; give Him something to work with. He is ready to perform His word!
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY