Buried Dreams

“And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see.” (John 11:34)

 

 

John 11:1-43

 

The story here begins with Jesus receiving word that his friend Lazarus was gravely ill. Martha and Mary had been with the Lord as he wiped away blindness, drove out demons, and made crippled limbs straight. Surely, they knew what to do when their brother Lazarus had fallen ill.

They had to get word to Jesus! So they did just that. They sent word for Jesus to come and heal him.

Yet Jesus didn’t respond for four days! Didn’t he care?

Often when we are facing a trial, crisis or dilemma we do just what we should do. We call on Jesus. Yet often it seems that the answer doesn’t come right away or certainly in the way we expect. Finally, in this story Lazarus dies. Mary and Martha were heartbroken. If only you had been here Jesus, they cried out!

Have you ever felt that way before?

By the time Jesus has shown up, the people in Bethany had given up on their miracle. They had buried Lazarus in the tomb and just assumed they wouldn’t see resurrection power until the sweet bye and bye.

It’s here in this circumstance of doubt, unbelief and hopelessness the resounding words of our Savior thunder. “Take me to the place where you’ve laid him”

Today I want to challenge you by the Spirit of God to take Jesus to the place where you’ve laid what you were believing so hard for. You know that one thing that you once believed for but now seemes so distant and dead that you’ve buried it in a tomb and given up on it.

Maybe it’s financial, perhaps it’s a marriage, perhaps it’s a medical condition, perhaps it’s the call of God on your life. Whatever it is. Let me remind you, that Jesus is the resurrection and the life and no matter how long ago you’ve buried it- when Jesus shows up it will come forth!’

Take Him today to place place where you’ve buried that thing and it will live again!

 

 

 

The Reward of God

 

After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. (‭Genesis‬ ‭15‬:‭1)

If the reward for seeking God was a million dollars and a Bentley-I could venture to guess the world would knock themselves over to get to God. 

However the reward for seeking God is not things or physical blessing. It is not even healing or answer to prayer.  

The reward for seeking after God is Jehovah Himself! 

The LORD declared to Abraham -I AM your exceeding great reward! 

Stop seeking God's hand and start seeking His face.  

He is not just your provider He is your provision! He is not just healer-He is healing! He is not just savior-He is salvation! 

In the presence of the Lord there is fullness of joy! 

When you learn to seek Him, you will find that the reward for seeking God is more of God. 

When you get to that place of seeking Him and being satisfied only with God and God alone- It's there that you find yourself abiding in Him and He in you. It's when that happens as Jesus said "When we abide in Him and He in us"-it's then and only then that he promised we could asked anything in His name He would do it. 

Quit seeking an anointing and start seeking the Anointer! Quit seeking miracles and start seeking the miracle worker- Jesus Christ the Son of the Living God- The King of Glory! 

I'm not satisfied with stories and testimonies  of what God has done, I am only satisfied with the God of those testimonies.  

Abraham was blessed because He sought God and God became His reward! 

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Go and Possess The Land

 

Behold, the Lord thy God hath set the land before thee: go up and possess it, as the Lord God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged. (Deuteronomy‬ ‭1‬:‭21)

The command of the Lord here is seemingly simple. 'Go and possess it'

God had set the land as an inheritance before the children of Israel and simply declared "It belongs to you- Go, occupy and plant yourself there" 

You know the story however of what occurred next. 

The children of Israel sent spies into the Land to assess the strength of the people who lived there. The spies came back and reported to the Israelites: 'It's a beautiful and wonderfully prosperous land but not so fast- Did you see the size of those guys they declared...'

"And ye murmured in your tents, and said, Because the Lord hated us, he hath brought us forth out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us. Whither shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged our heart, saying, The people is greater and taller than we; the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakims there"(‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭1‬:‭27-28‬ KJV)

All of a sudden fear and unbelief had crept in. Instead of moving into the land in obedience to the command of God the people rebelled against the word of the Lord through unbelief.  

Did God tell them it would always be easy? No! 

In fact God told them to go and possess the land but He also commanded them not to fear and not to be discouraged. God understood that there would be some foes in that land that may strike fear in the hearts of ordinary individuals, but these were not to be ordinary individuals moving to possess this land. 

These were the chosen people of God and the LORD Himself declared that He would be with them. 

How soon had these people forgotten of the delivering power of Jehovah that broke the yoke of pharaoh from off their backs.

How soon had they forgotten of the miraculous parting of the Red Sea. 

How soon had they forgotten of the tangible power and presence of the Most High that led them daily as a pillar of fire by night and cloud by day.  

They had refused to see with the eyes  of faith. They had refused to see through the eyes of the 'promise'. Rather, they chose to view things through the eyesight of rationalization and the lens of doubt. 

Sure the occupants of that land were fierce. 

Sure they were ferocious. 

Sure they were Giants and their cities were heavily fortified. 

In fact the spies returned and struck panic and fear in the hearts of the people as they declared that 'they were as grasshoppers in the sight of the Giants'. 

Unbelief and doubt soon spread like cancer. 

The people began to turn on God and harbor resentment. 

They began to spiral into depression as they murmured and began to accuse God of bringing them there to die. 

They allowed the word of men to trump the word of God. 

God Himself had declared that He was going to fight for them. 

If God is for you, who can be against you? 

God has commanded you to 'Go and possess the land'. 

So I ask, what Giants are in your way?

What things seem to tower over your circumstances and cause you to lose hope and thus lose faith? 

Your present circumstances are not greater than your promise. Your promise is greater than your present. 

Don't look at your dilemma or your adversary through the natural eyes. 

Look at it through the lens of the word of God. 

What did God say?

If God said it then He will do it! 

Arise in faith and go possess the land! The battle is not yours but the Lord's. 

Stumble not at the promise through unbelief but stand in faith and be steadfast. 




 
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Don't Count Me Out

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.  And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Gen 1:1-2

 

It was here in the darkness and chaos that ensued the Spirit of God literally moved upon the face of the darkness. It was here in the chaos of a fallen world after creation that it seemed bleakness would prevail. But here in the midst of the darkness the Spirit of God began to move. Something began to happen….

The darkness of your life, your need, your situation is about to be moved upon by the Spirit of God! God is about to move in your situation.

It may be bleak right now.

The doctors may have looked at you and said you have to die and cannot live.

 Perhaps your spouse has walked out on you.

Maybe your children have walked away from God.

Perhaps it’s financial.

 It might even be discouragement and confusion flashing through your mind.

But whatever it is-

It’s about to meet with a God with which it cannot contend!

The Spirit of God is about to move in your situation.

The actual Hebrew word translated ‘moved’ in this scripture is more accurately translated ‘brooded’ or ‘hovered’. Much in the same sense that a mother eagle broods over her eggs to bring life, it was here in the midst of cataclysmic darkness that the Spirit of God began to brood over the face of the deep.

Like an eagle, the Holy Spirit began to hover over creation and bring life. When an eagle broods over her eggs she completely sets herself down on top of them, she envelopes them completely in order to incubate those eggs until they are ready to burst forth with life.

 I hear God saying in your situation; “Life is about to burst forth!”

Can you hear it as faith begins to rise in your heart?

I don’t know what kind of darkness and disaster you may be faced with but the Spirit of God is about to begin to brood over you.

 He is about to set down over your family, your health, your mind, your children, your finances.

He is about to cover you with His wings and begin to incubate you until your miracle is ready to be birthed.

Your miracle is on the way! I know it may look dark. It may seem impossible- But not with God, for with God all things are possible.

The bleakness and chaos of your circumstances is just the incubation chamber for that which the Spirit of God will birth your miracle from!

 

 

 

 

Faith-The Key to God's Abundance

Heb 11:1,2,6

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report."

"But without faith it is impossible to please Him; for he that cometh to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him."

 

God will never create a life for you that makes Him unnecessary in your life. Faith exists in the NOW. The scripture here states that faith is the basis of those things hoped for. It is the literal vehicle from which you can access the tangibility of that you have hoped for.

It is important to understand however that many have hope but lack faith. While it is possible to have hope without faith, it is impossible to have faith without hope. Hope without faith is simply presumption. Faith operates on a promise.

There are many who travel to Las Vegas with misplaced hope that they will strike it rich or that they will win big. Hope without true faith is empty. This is why the scripture says that faith is the true substance (tangibility) of that which we hope for.

Faith is simply confidence. It is confidence that God's track record is faithful and that He will perform His word. Once you realize that it is impossible for God to lie you will realize that it is impossible for Him to not perform His word on your behalf. (Heb 6:18), (Num 23:19)

The bible declares that faith is the evidence of things not seen. What does this mean? It means that just because you cant see it doesn't mean that it doesn't exist. Rather faith manifests those things into the physical realm that already exist in the world of the spiritual.

Faith is standing on the promises of God and declaring that those things hoped for are manifested because they already exist.  Heb 11:3 "Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God so that the things which are seen were not made of things which do appear."

Faith implies that we rely on the track record of God himself. We are confident that no matter what we may see with our natural eyes we now see with the eyes of our spirit. We know with assurance that God will perform His word regardless of what the circumstances of life say.

Faith demands a level of expectancy. The battle of your faith is always won or lost in the arena of your expectancy. What are you expecting God to do for you?

Hebrews 11:6- Demands that without faith it is IMPOSSIBLE to please God.

Why?  Because those who come to Him must do 2 things:

1. You must believe that He is. They must believe that He is God and rules with all power and authority. After all He is the Creator of heaven and earth, He is The Lord Almighty and nothing is impossible for Him. He is the Great- I AM that I AM. The Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and The End.

2. You must believe and understand that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. There is nothing wrong with expecting God to move on your behalf. He is a rewarder! Many often errantly say "I don't expect anything from God" Well no wonder they don't ever get a miracle! You must expect God to move!

Grab ahold of the word of God and begin to believe for your miracle. Your breakthrough is on the way!

Be healed in your body; Be set free in your mind; The bondage of oppression is broken; Be prosperous and be blessed in the name of Jesus!

The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for your miracle.