Summary: When we see things in the natural, we may think, “Nothing good can come from this.” But what happens, when we look at the same picture with “the eyes of faith? It's time to look beyond the facts.
LOOK BEYOND THE FACTS!
Genesis 1:1-3. (NKJV)
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light."
The Creative Power
In the realm of the physical, God saw emptiness, darkness and waste. But in the realm of the Spirit, He saw a different picture of what the earth should be. He imagined a beautiful and orderly world.
God had a concept, a picture of what He wanted to see in His mind. Then He vocalized what was in His mind. God spoke out into the realm of manifestation what He already imagined and conceived in His mind. And the result is the world as it is today.
So, lets break it down so that we can understand this revelation clearly:
1. God saw, by the physical eyes a world in chaos, darkness and emptiness.
2. He created and developed an image in His mind of how things should be.
3. God spoke out what He wanted to see.
4. What He said came to pass.
The spoken words of God created physical light to brighten a dark world.
As children of God, we have been given creative power, "For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says." Mark 11:23.
You have God's creative power! Your words can turn mountains to valleys. Your words can turn defeat to victory. Hence, use your words well.
When the devil is waging wars in your mind and you begin to think negative thoughts, silence the devil by confessing the promises of God aloud instead.
There's nothing impossible with our God. He's All knowing, All powerful and All seeing. But, there are things He will not do until we speak out in faith. In the Book of Ezekiel chapter 37, God kept asking Ezekiel to speak life into the dead bones until they came to life. Today, God's asking you to speak life into every dead situation in your life.
God Knows the End from the Beginning!
"14 And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: “Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are—northward, southward, eastward, and westward; 15 for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever."
Abraham had been waiting for the promises of God concerning a child for years. The waiting is taking too long to manifest. But, Abraham and Sarah his wife, were sure God will surely fulfil His promises. So they waited!
But in the midst of their waiting, God never stopped communicating, reassuring and reminding them of His promises. A day came and Abraham was alone, God asked him to look to the four corners of the earth, and they shall all be his. Not only that, but whatever he saw will be a lifetime inheritance for his children.
At this time, Abraham and Sarah were still waiting and believing for a child. Yet God's making promises to their unborn children. This is faith in action! God knows the end from the beginning. Their condition won't be forever. It's just a transition.
Beloved, are you waiting, praying and believing God for your own "Isaac"? Your "Isaac" could be a ministry, a business, a job, a marriage, a dream, a healing, a breakthrough, no matter what it is, don't give up! It's not too late. God's still on the throne and in charge of your life. Your condition is not final. The doctor's report is not final. (Luke 8:43-48). The prophecies of death are not final, ask Hezekiah. (2 Kings 20:1-6). You will rise above your roots and circumstances. (Judges 6). Only God has the final say over your life. Your latter end shall be greater than your beginning. May your expectation receive strength to manifest unfailingly, in the mighty name of Jesus!
Every one’s sight is his limit. What you see determines where you can reach. How far Abraham will see determines his expansion and breakthroughs. Do not limit yourself and your breakthroughs, believe God for greater things and it shall come to pass.
The Power of Revelation
"Then God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. And she went and filled the skin with water, and gave the lad a drink."
Much prayer and fasting without revelation will lead to frustration.
Hagar, the concubine of Abraham and the mother of Ishmael, fled into the wilderness and was prepared with her son, to die of starvation, until God appeared to her, and opened her eyes to see a solution to her dilemma.