Have you ever trusted God for a breakthrough but were still surprised when a miracle actually happened? How is it that we can say we believe God for something, but at the same time, we’re not truly expecting anything to happen?
During the last 47 years of ministry, I’ve found that it is not uncommon for people who have been standing and believing for a long time to become religious in their faith. They confess Scripture, say positive words, and thank God for His favor because they know it’s the right thing
to do, but they don’t really expect much to happen.
Maybe you have been believing for something and it didn’t happen the first week, it didn’t happen the third week, and now it’s been three months! Let me encourage you to not become religious in your believing. When the miracle has taken some time to manifest, it’s easy for us to move out of faith and into wishful thinking.
Whether today you are starting to believe for a new breakthrough or if you have been standing for a miracle for years, begin to expect God to move suddenly in your life!
God doing things suddenly is not uncommon in the Bible. In fact, it’s all over the Bible. Take a look at these two examples:
“And Hezekiah rejoiced and all the people…for the thing was done suddenly.” 2 Chronicles 29:36
“I have declared the former things from the beginning and they went forth out of my mouth and I shewed them, and I did them suddenly and they came to pass.” Isaiah 48:3
The prophetic word the Lord gave me for this year was that it would become known as the year of the GREAT BREAKING LOOSE. One part states, “The enemy will no longer be able to hold back that which my faithful ones have stood in faith for, not even the things that looked as though they would never come to pass.”
He went on to say, “For I will cause them to break loose and suddenly manifest. And do so in such a way that no one will be able to deny the greatness of your God.” So, I put those words in my heart and in my mouth and I am believing for “suddenlies” to happen in my life and in this ministry!
I’m believing that the things I’ve stood in faith for – for a long, long time – to suddenly manifest and no one will be able to deny the greatness of my God! For only He could make it happen! I challenge you to start believing for more “suddenlies” in your life.
We discover in Hebrews 11:1 that, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” NOW FAITH is the substance! I meet some people that have later on faith. But the truth is – faith is now!
When Jesus heard that his friend Lazarus had died, and he began to talk to Mary and Martha, He says to her in John chapter eleven, “Thy brother shall rise again. Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” Now notice Jesus is talking about now and she takes what He says and puts it off into the future.
I love what Jesus said, “Martha, I am the resurrection.” To paraphrase, He is saying, “I’m not talking about some future event, I’m talking about now. I am the resurrection.”
Don’t put off to the future what God wants for your life right now.
I want to help you grow your faith for “suddenlies!” That’s why this month, when you support this ministry, I will send you my recent message, The God Who Does “Suddenlies”. In this powerful teaching I show you throughout Scripture how we serve the God of suddenlies!
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Don’t delay any longer! Faith is now. I want you to know that I join my faith with yours, expecting sudden manifestations of God’s power in every area of your life! “…until you shall surely shout, ‘It’s enough!’”
P.S. Are you believing for a suddenly? If so, here is a confession of faith to help you stay expectant and full of faith! Speak this out loud – From this very moment, I choose to be uncompromising. I choose to be unwavering. I stagger not at the promises of God. I’m fully persuaded. They belong to me. I’m a covenant person and I believe God wants His promises fulfilled in my life NOW, in the name of Jesus.