Before the Manifestation

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God cannot be rushed. He also does not joke with his promises. He uses his word with purpose. In addition,  he does not waste anyone’s time, including yours.

Whatever God has promised you is true. The manifestation will come   in due season.  Wait for it. Wait on him.

There is always an ideal way to do something. Today, I want to share with you on how to wait for the manifestation of God’s promise, drawing lessons from the conduct of an ideal model of faith, Abraham.

‘He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.’
Romans 4:20-21 (NKJV)

Four things are to be noted,here,from Abraham’s life as he waited for the manifestation of God’s promise.

1. He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief:

Unbelief is not of God;it is not of the spirit. It should not be seen in the life of the new creature that is born of the spirit of God. Once you have received God’s promise, stay rooted in faith, rejoicing, because of the fact that he that has promised is faithful!
When you have faith, you won’t waver. You will be stable. You will be at rest. This rest will come from an assurance that God who has promised is able! Amen!

2. He was strengthened in faith:
Faith can be reinforced or eroded. When the action of the entity in whom faith is placed negates expectations, faith is affected negatively. Our God is stable! He is the same through all ages! His faithfulness is forevermore! Your faith in him should be a constant factor. No external variables should affect the state of your rest in the living one who has promised. Reading the word and meditating  on a verse that is very applicable to your situation can strengthen your faith. Also, sharing experiences with other believers can also help you stand firm in the assurance of God’s faithfulness. Hebrews 11:6 makes it clear that we need faith to please God. As you wait on him, do not doubt him. He does not lie! Amen!

3. He gave glory to God:
It takes faith for one to praise God for what is yet to manifest physically. Romans 1:17 says that the just shall live by faith. That faith then spurs expectation, which in turn spurs thanksgiving. It is a lifestyle of the spirit man! Remember, how our lord fed thousands of people with five loaves and two fish? He gave thanks first(which can also be considered as giving glory to God), then the increase manifested!(John 6:11) Believer, even now, begin to give glory to God for those things that you are expecting from him! Glory to him! Amen!

4. He was fully convinced that God was able to fulfil his promise:
Ephesians 3:20 contains Paul’s testimony about God’s ability to meet our expectations, even exceedingly!
Jeremiah 32:27 also features a question from the Lord on his own unlimitedness! No promise in the world can be surer than God’s. No ability exists in the world without the Lord’s knowledge. Jesus said in Matthew 28:18 that all authority in heaven and on earth are his! How able can he be!

Abraham received the manifestation of God’s promise to him, you can too! Simply, stay connected to the vine(Jesus Christ),and keep the four things discussed above in mind.

Congratulations in advance! I look forward to hearing your testimony!

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