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.
Your Promised Land Of Destiny!
A Word by Dana Jarvis
I decree you are making the spiritual journey from the bondage of Egypt into your promised land of destiny. I know you have grown weary. Do not let the murmurings and complaining attitudes rule you. It causes the faith to waiver! Your focus is upon the cup of bitter waters that you are currently drinking from.
Rest assured that your God is making these bitter waters sweet!
You shall taste and see that the Lord is good! You are going to see such extravagance in your daily life. He is delivering much into your hands so reach up and take hold. Just as he was with you before, he is with you now. You are going to drink deep of the Living Waters. The bitter waters of life have tried to steal all joy.
However I hear the Lord say, “It is done, I am the Lord who heals you. I am the Lord who will restore you. I am the Lord who will provide your every need. I am the One that is making the bitter waters sweet!”
I feel so strongly that God is removing your cup of bitter waters you have had to drink for so long. He is causing a turnaround for you in a situation that you desperately need him to move. I am speaking to several and know this word is for you. Even as the Lord led Moses and the children of Israel from their bondage at the Red Sea, it still took one step of faith. One step of faith is all it takes to cause a release from all of this. Take a moment and sow into good ground by giving into Spirit Fuel. For just a contribution of $25, $50, $75, or even $100 or more given into Spirit Fuel is an active step and good ground on which to sow. It is a powerful ministry reaching the world for Christ. As you sow that offering, it is that act of faith that will cause the Red Sea where you are standing to part in your life. The bitter cup will be removed and the sweetness of the Lord shall begin to flow!
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