The Apostle Paul said he was "apprehended by Christ." Think about that. That's what a Christian is; someone who has been apprehended (stopped, and taken into the custody) by Jesus Christ.
When God gives you a promise or word or vision which you know is from Him – don't just look at it but apprehend it. Grasp hold of it – and bring it home.
In the Bible it says, "For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen..." The problem is we hear the promises and read them but we don't apprehend them (bring them home).
2 Chronicles 7:14: "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin and HEAL their land"
Apprehend and take hold. Stop and take into custody the things He has said. He said He would heal the land – that's a promise because He is a Healer of people and nations. Declare the goodness of God in the land of the living.
Isaiah 43:19 - “Nothing compares to what I'm going to do with you says the Lord! Behold, I am going to do a brand new thing with you personally. See, I've already begun to do it. Don't you see it?”
In the land of New Beginnings, we must remove the masks and veils that have formed in the past season so we can now form a more enlightened perspective of our Christ identity for the future. Isaiah 41:15 ("Behold, I will make you to be a new, sharp, threshing instrument which has teeth; you shall thresh the mountains and beat them small, and shall make the hills like chaff) has become a key word for us. This will allow us to display the wisdom of God to the powers and principalities that have blocked us in past seasons.
Luke 6:7-8 "And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him. 8But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth."
Jesus says “rise up”. Rise up is the root word for RESURRECTION. We need to get up higher than our current perception. We need to come to a place where we are looking at things from a more inspired view- point. Resurrection is a life on a brand new dimension. It does not matter what my current reality is. It simply becomes the occasion for God’s power to be manifested in the midst of impossibility. Jesus tells me to rise up! We hear His voice and the promises He gives us in scriptures.
WE MUST FIND OUR PLACE OF DEPARTURE
There are some things we need to leave behind. As we depart one phase or season, we will also see our place to enter.
Luke 10:62 - “Jesus said to him. ‘No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back (to the things behind) is fit for the kingdom of God.’”
We are what the past has made us. Yet, we are commanded to not look back and to "forget.....what lies behind". With God, this is not impossible, for although the events of our lives are irreversible, our reactions to those events can still be changed.
Philippians 3:13 - “But one thing I do (my one aspiration): forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead.”
HE'S EMPOWERING AND SENDING US OUT
Matthew 10:7,8 - “And as you go, preach, saying, 'The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.' Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give."
"As you go, preach!" God calls every believer to preach the Gospel with power. God will give us a VISION of His PURPOSE for us, commission us, and release us to fulfill it (our DESTINY).
He's giving us boldness to cast out every hindrance to breakthrough, to restore those DREAMS AND VISIONS of long ago that we thought were lost.
We develop new strength to run the race ahead. We seek Him like never before, and all things are attracted to us. We leap forward and find ourselves moving in the perfect will of God!
Psalm 18:28-29 says, “For You will light my lamp; the Lord My God will enlighten my darkness. For by You I can run against a troop; by my God I can leap over a wall.”
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY