As I waited and waited for the promise to come, the frustration grew inside me. Over and over, God would spin me around with another confirmation of the fulfillment of what he spoke. This hope was so powerful, that I left me in a place of expectation to see the arrival of this baby right away. This dance went on for years. Finally, I got mad at God for giving me hope. Even, I was mad at hope itself.
And I asked the Father, ‘Why do you get my hopes up? Don’t you realize how much this hurts me to hope for so long?’ What I didn’t realize was that I was in the furnace of the fire, the testing of the word within me and the testing of my faith. First comes the prophetic word, then comes the fire of testing our faith. The most important thing to do in the furnace is to BELIEVE. We survive in the furnace by trusting in the 4th man, who is Jesus. Hope is the water that keeps us from burning up in that heat. Those who hope in the King, will not be disappointed.
The Lord showed me that Hope is what carried me to the promise. While I was waiting for the dream to be fulfilled, the word of God tested me. Hope is what carries us through the fire and waiting is what adds value to your promise. We go into the fire as ordinary, but we come out as Gold. There are no short cuts in the process of being made into Gold.
As you wait for what the Lord has spoken to come to pass, find rest in Hope. King Jesus says, “Rest in your promise. I am always before you, so you will not be moved. In the night I have given you counsel of what will come, so that when the light of morning breaks through, it will be done for you.
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Your heart is glad as you rest in HOPE. The desire of the righteous will be granted, it will not fail, when you have placed your hope in me. But the expectation of the wicked will come to nothing. Those who trust in me will be blessed. With the point of a Diamond, I have engraved my word upon the tablet of your heart, although the word may take longer than you like, wait for it, because it will truly come. You have permission to dream and float upon the hope that I have given you. Let your entire being rest on the hope of my word coming to pass.
In the fiery furnace, the word I have promised you has been testing your faith. The one who has placed their hope in me and trusts in me with all their heart will not feel the flame. They will be like a tree planted by waters, who will not fear when the heat comes. I have told you in advance, that you may believe and trust in me.
Let your heart rest in my word. Carry no burdens in your heart and do not worry, only trust in me. As the King of your heart, I will open a door that no one can shut. Your faith in me is a key. Until the time that she who is in labor has given birth, all you need to do is find rest in me. I will not allow what I have promised you to fall to the ground. It will come to pass”.
Those who have trusted Jesus in the fire will come out like Gold. He will open the door. From the furnace to the Promised Land.
A WORD FOR YOU TODAY!
A word by Joel Yount:
Several years ago while walking at a park an Eagle had flown right over me carrying what looked like a dead snake. The one thing that amazed me was how low the Eagle was flying as it flew above me. It was as if God was highlighting this occurrence that I had never experienced before.
Before seeing the Eagle and the snake, I had been walking around the park praying and declaring scriptures for breakthrough regarding a situation. Leading up to this time, it seemed as if there was an escalated season of attack from the enemy as someone had attempted to shut the Spirit Fuel website down. However, God stepped in and the individual responsible for that attempt did not succeed. Praise God!
Pay Attention To Signs God Reveals To You
God had stepped in many ways in only he could do. The escalated attacks had ceased. The Lord revealed to me that the Eagle had represented His power and protection coming down and taking the enemy (the snake) out of his place.
The Lord instructed me to send this testimony out today because He wants to remind many of you that nothing is hard for Him. He will send signs in the natural that relate to what is going on in the supernatural.
The prayers and declarations of saying scripture out loud at the park had activated something in the Spirit realm I believe. One important action I had taken before this event was sowing several seeds into different ministries. This act stretched my faith. When I saw what God did and how he turned the enemy’s plans upside down I was amazed. God is turning the enemy’s plans upside down in your own life today! Do something in the natural to activate the supernatural in your life today.
Right now I encourage you to sow a seed of $50, $25, $100, or $500 into Spirit Fuel and name it “Breakthrough” as an act of faith. By sowing a seed today into Spirit Fuel, you will be helping to reach more people on the internet for the Kingdom of God. It takes a dedicated team and resources to maintain the Spirit Fuel platform.
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