So how are those New Year’s resolutions going? In order to establish those resolutions, you probably looked into your past and made decisions that would allow you to accomplish your new goals. Have any of those goals included you finding your divine destiny by understanding who you are in God’s Word and learning what He says you can have and can do? If not, maybe you could make some time to do some detective work to take a look as to all you are and have through our Savior and Lord Jesus. It’s a whole lot!
Everything God wants you to experience, both now and in the future, is determined by what He has done in the past. If you can get hold of the past tense of God’s Word, you can bring it into the present so it can work for you. Once you get it into the present tense, it will change your life!
I’d like to give you an example. In Galatians 3:13 Paul writes, “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law”. Please notice that the word “redeemed” is past tense. It is already taken care of. It’s not up to God now. It is up to us to receive what He has already done. If you want to see the list of curses you have been saved from check out Deuteronomy 28:15-68. If you would like it summarized, we have been freed from the curse of sin, sickness, disease, poverty and spirit being death. Those are reasons for shouts of sheer JOY!!
Look for past-tense words in the Bible. In Matthew 8:17 we read, “He fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah. He Himself took our weaknesses and infirmities and bore our diseases. 1 Peter 2:24says, “by whose stripes you were healed. God has already secured these promises by the blood of Jesus. These are promises fulfilled in the past. We can have them now by receiving them into our present.
It is important for us to bring our words into the now. That is how we will have the help that we need for the present situations that we are facing. Jesus demonstrated this when he stood outside Lazarus’ tomb. He said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard me.” (John 11:41.) Jesus did not say, “I thank You that You are going to hear me.” NO! Even though there had been no manifestation yet, Jesus was thanking His heavenly Father that His prayer had already been heard. We all know that Lazarus was raised from the dead!
God has taken care of all of our needs through the riches of glory in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19) God has taken care of our provisions. He wants us to have them, He does not force them on us.
God is the PROMISER, both Maker and Fulfiller. Let’s believe Him and make it happen!! God Bless You!