I have great-grandchildren. So when I go out of town, I bring something back for them. I get home and there they are, waiting to greet me! I say to them “I have a surprise for you”! Robert’s response has always been “What is it? What did you get me?”. Now, his brother and cousin respond in the same way! Not once have they responded with “No you didn’t,” “I don’t believe you,” or “I never get anything”. This is because they trust that their Papa tells them the truth. They think back on past interactions and they know that their Papa has something for them! The “what is it?” response shows that they believe my statement.
This reminds me of Abraham and how he responded to God. Genesis 15:1 says “After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.” But Abram said, “Lord God, what will You give me…”. He did not doubt the promise of the Lord in his life!
(*In case you are unfamiliar with Abraham’s story, I want to mention that Abram and Abraham are the same person. God changed his name in accordance with the promise He made him. I would encourage you to read into this more to gain a greater understanding!)
Galatians 3:29 says “And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” This means, after the point of salvation, just as God was true to His word with Abraham, He will be true to His word with you! We are offspring of Abraham and we are entitled to all the same promises as him. We know what God’s promises are to us, because they are found all throughout His Word. So knowing that, what is your response to Him?
An example of a promise from God would be “I’ll be with you always”. So why do we say “I just wish I could feel the Spirit of God in my life.”? Another example would be “I’ve made you more than a conqueror”. But our confession from our mouth is often “I feel like I can’t do anything right”. God watches over His word to perform it, according to the Word. So your word must be His Word! Your confession must be an agreement to scripture! We should respond the same as Robert to his Papa! We should respond the same as Abraham to God! “Lord God, what will you give me?”. He has promised you life, goodness, blessings of all matter, needs provided, protection, and the list goes on.
Faith accesses the blessing! 2 Corinthians 1:20 says “For as many are the promises of God, in Christ they are [all answered] “Yes.” So through Him we say our “Amen” to the glory of God.” Through this scripture,
we see that He is saying “yes” to us on every promise. What’s required of us then is an “amen”. Amen in Hebrew means “to be reliable” and “to be trusted”. When we say “amen” we are proclaiming our belief that God is reliable and His promises are something we trust in!
2 Corinthians 10:5 tells us “Cast down every argument and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God…” That means anything that doesn’t line up with the truth of the Word, it must be cast down! We must focus on the truth. We must keep our eyes on the promises. 2 Corinthians 3:18 says “We can all draw close to him with the veil removed from our faces. And with no veil we all become like mirrors who brightly reflect the glory of the Lord Jesus. We are being transfigured into his very image as we move from one brighter level of glory to another. And this glorious transfiguration comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. The way to go from glory to glory is to reflect the Lord in all we say and do. We must be rooted in the Word to do so. We must be speaking the word!
My prayer for each person reading this is that you will give God’s “yes” your “amen”! And that you would do so enthusiastically, with great expectation of His exceedingly great reward! I want to encourage you to study the Word and meditate on it in order to understand all of the many “yes” answers you already have!