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Waiting Room Wisdom (Part 14)

TOT 71 | Waiting Room

Preparation is one of the keys to success and provides believers the strength and endurance they need while they wait for God to manifest the promises He made them. This episode is full of the wisdom of God, and Dr. Siohvaughn Funches gives listeners practical wisdom not only to have the key of preparation but the faith and boldness to use it! Get ready for your blessings because everyone who hopes in and looks to Jesus receives their manifestation and will never be put to shame!


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Waiting Room Wisdom (Part 14)

In this episode, we’re going to be concluding our series titled Waiting Room Wisdom. If you’ve been with me on this specific journey, you know that it’s been the longest series thus far since this show got launched and got started. I know that’s not a coincidence or happenstance. That is the perfect will of God. It is His divine plan and it brings forth His divine provision, which is His wisdom to receive. We’re going to be recapping a little bit about the series overall, and then we’re going to be finishing up this entire series. Before we do that, let’s take a moment and do what we always do and acknowledge God.

I thank you, Heavenly Father, for this opportunity to get at the feet of Jesus, to hear His word and to hear from Him, God. I thank you that you have given to each and every one of us the spirit of wisdom, revelation and the knowledge of Him. I thank you that the eyes of our understanding are being enlightened all the more by you. I thank you that you call us to know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in us to saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of Jesus’ power toward us who believe according to the working of His mighty power. I thank you that Jesus is moving now, even on our behalf, God. I thank you, Heavenly Father, that we go back to the place that was once a Valley God, a place where there was once dry bones, death and desert.

I thank you, Heavenly Father, that we find there the richness of your abundant life. We find that the bones are living God and not dying. There’s flesh, there is new on them, God. I speak God over those dry bones and those dry areas in people’s life. I decree that your kingdom has come and your perfect wheel is being done and each and every one of those areas are now living and prophesied over those dry bones. You are now living. I speak to the dry bones, “Hear the word of the Lord. You live and you do not die. Arise and shine for your light has come and the glory and the power of the highest God have risen upon you.” I thank you that grave clothes have fallen off of us, Lord. I thank you, Heavenly Father, that we are experiencing the fullness of Jesus’ promise that He came to give us life and life more abundant in the Earth as it already is in Heaven. In Jesus’ name, we pray, amen.

Wisdom Is The Principal Thing: God Doesn’t Speak An Idle Word

Let’s recap a little bit. If you’ve been with me so far, you’ll know that towards the end of this series, there have been two key scriptures that God gave us. One of them comes from Proverbs 4:7, and it says, “Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore, get wisdom and in all your getting get understanding.” We know that God doesn’t speak an idle word. If God says something is important, it’s important. When God goes further and says that something is the most important, it’s the principle thing, top thing, a first and top priority, we are to take that seriously.”

God declares that wisdom is the principle things. There are many things to get. There are many things that we want to get breakthroughs. We want a miracle, signs and wonders. Nothing is wrong with that, but God says in all your getting, in getting the miracle and breakthrough, get understanding. That’s why we pray that God enlightens our understanding the power is in knowing God, beholding Jesus, and getting at his feet and hearing his word. That is why when God gave birth to this show, this particular portion of the ministry that God does through me, He titled it, The One Thing That’s Needful. There is just one thing that’s needful. I know there are a lot of things going on and too many distractions, but we have to keep our sales-focused and anchored on God who cannot lie.

He said, “One thing is needful.” God doesn’t speak. What I meant to say was He’s not a man that He should lie, that He should repent. He is God and He can’t lie. He is the truth. We thank you, God, for giving us this wisdom, which is why I believe this show series is the longest to date. That’s not an accident. I can’t stress that enough. Through this series, God has given us a ton of wisdom. I am almost begging people who are joining us for the first time to go back and get every ounce of that wisdom. Remember, God said, “Wisdom is a principal thing.” He sent this series specifically to impart wisdom to us and the wisdom it takes to go from praying and asking God for what you need or what you desire to possess it.

We’re not praying to be talking to God. I hope we’re not going through religiously talking to God. Let’s not waste our or His time. We’re asking because we desire, we want, or we need something. God is our provider. We’re talking to Him about it. That’s what prayer is. It’s communicating with God and I’m talking to Him. We want to go from pending prayers and petitions to possessing the fullness of the promises of God. The fullness of His will for our life in the Earth as it is in Heaven for about this God is glorified. Also, when people see the power of our God, when they see the goodness of our God, it is leading them to repentance and more people are being saved. It’s not a selfish prayer to ask God to bless your life.

First of all, it’s the will of God. It can’t be wrong if it’s the will of God and God is also glorified by that. Tell God, “Glorify yourself, your Son in my life and over answers this prayer,” if you’re like me. I thank God for giving us this wisdom. There’s a book that God wrote through me not too long ago called You Gotta Let God Finish! That’s when God first gave me this revelation. He’s expounded on it a ton by now, but God was saying to me then about the Waiting Room Wisdom because there are times where miracles manifest instantaneously. As all of us know, if you’ve been with God long enough, you know there are times when it doesn’t happen instantaneously, but it does happen. Sometimes there’s a waiting period.

God doesn’t want that wait to become a heavyweight, like a burden or weight on us causing us the dismay and give up and not receive the promise you know is not good. Someone doesn’t have their promise. God doesn’t get the glory. Someone else doesn’t get to see it, it transformed their life, and they come into the Kingdom of God. God wants us to receive it. He’s giving us the wisdom. He’s given us the tools. We’re asking God, “Show me the way. Why hasn’t this happened yet?” He is telling us that God is not hiding the ball. God wants you to receive it and not just on the other side, like, “You’re in heaven. In heaven, everybody has got it together.”

TOT 71 | Waiting Room
Waiting Room: Those who have a confident expectation of good from Jesus will surely receive their miracle!

We need the glory of God to be seen here. Light is best seen in darkness. There is no darkness in heaven, but in this fallen world, we know it could use some more light of Christ. You’re that light. Your miracles, your breakthroughs, and your testimony is that light. The Bible says, “We overcome the enemy by the blood of Jesus and the word of our testimony.” Don’t be afraid to ask. Don’t let any religious spirit make you feel condemned or think like you are just talking about you. I mean, Jabez did. He’s like, “God bless me indeed and enlarge my coast. Let your hand be with me. Keep me from the evil that it doesn’t grieve me and cause me pain.”

God, honored Jabez, and answered his prayer. It was honorable to God that he made that prayer so let’s not question it. God is good and God’s love languages giving. It blesses God to give. God is the provider, we’re the ones provided for. We are humbling ourselves. When we ask God to do something for us, the Bible says, “Jesus, the son of man didn’t come to be served, but He came to serve.” We are simply taking our place and there’s no greater humility than to take God at His word and give Him a big old fat amen. I’m the provider, the giver, you’re the recipient of the gift. We’re grateful to God. We are thankful. We worship you nothing less than worship you for giving us the wisdom and for having such a good, beautiful heart towards us and wanting us to receive.

Do Not Fear

We started out with that scripture from Isaiah 54, “We know that God was telling us what not to do while we wait and we don’t wait to celebrate.” We were concluding up this series and we’re back at Isaiah 54, “God brought us full circle.” God was telling us another thing we need to do while we wait, that is to prepare for the blessing and for the manifestation of the promises God made you. All of His promises are yes, and in Christ, they are Amen. This is not a matter of, “God, will you do it?” Jesus said to the leopard like, “I am willing.” He’s the same yesterday, today, and forevermore. He changes not, and He’s not a respecter of person. God did tell us a little bit about what tries to come and hinder us from having this hope in God, this confident expectation that for sure God will bring us good.

For sure, He will answer our prayers. In fact, He will over answer them. This, we know without a doubt. One of those things that the enemy tries to use to hinder us is the fear of being put to shame. The enemy is like, “If you hope in God, what if it doesn’t happen?” God came against that full stop and we’ll go over a little bit. In Isaiah 54:4, it said, “Do not fear.” I love how God, knowing everything ahead of time has had this scripture in place for us, way before we even knew what we need it. God is the God that goes before us. Provision always precedes the problem with God. God said, “Do not fear for you will not be ashamed, neither be disgraced because you will not be put to shame. You will forget the shame of your youth and you will not remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore.” God says, “Why you don’t have to fear? Why you will not be put to shame?” It is because your maker is your husband. The Lord of hosts is His name and your Redeemer, He lives. He is the Holy One of Israel. He is called the God of this whole Earth in dominion and total control and authority of this whole earth. Seen and unseen, God, His boss, He reigns. He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

He’s your husband, maker, father, Redeemer and God. He’s your everything. He’s in charge of everything. He has authority over everything and possesses all power. This is great news and when you know God, you can rest. God gave us some scriptures expounding on this truth because God is dismantling that fear. God is killing at the root, the assignment behind that spirit of fear. We’re going to look at Psalms 34: 5-6, and start there. It says, “They look to Him and were radiant and their faces were not ashamed. This poor man cried out and the Lord Yahweh translated, ‘Heard and saved him out of all of his troubles.’” We know that the Lord in our Bible is when God has mentioned by specifically his name as Yahweh. That’s the covenant-keeping God. God is in a personal covenant, personal relationship and intimate relationship with you, the one who loves you personally and intimately. You’re not a face in a crowd. You’re individually loved by God.

He’s made a promise to you via Jesus Christ. God will never break that promise. Jesus’ work is already finished. He can’t break that promise. God never will break His. Those are the two that made that covenant on our behalf, the blood covenant, not our blood, not the blood of bulls and goats, but the blood of Jesus. These are sure absolute things. We can have certainty in this. I love that the Bible says that they looked to Him and God told me, “This is not just a look that.” We started with this, not just the glance upon. It’s not like somebody walked past you when you saw them. This is looking expectantly. This is seeking the Lord for His help. It’s looking to Him to deliver you. It’s looking to Him to provide and meet the need that you have. It is looking to Him to give you the breakthrough. It is looking to Him for the victory in the battle. It is looking to Him to fight for you. It is looking for Him to deliver your children. It’s looking to Him to give you beauty instead of ashes the oil of joy in the place of mourning. You’re looking to Him.

It’s not like you look with your physical eyes at someone, and then they walk out the room. This is unintentional, fixing your eyes on Jesus. The Bible says, in Hebrews 12:2, “Looking onto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.” Their looking is not a glance, if you look at it in the original language. It’s looking expectantly to the Lord for the Lord’s help. It’s looking at His heart and His hand, “I’m going to need you, God. Your hand is an extension of your heart. I’m going to need your hand to move on my behalf because I know your heart is for me.” In Numbers 21:8-9, here’s another example. We saw there in that song, their faces were not ashamed. They look to the Lord. When you don’t fear and you look to the Lord and you believe and you prepare for these blessings and faith, you don’t have to worry about being put to shame. You will not be put to shame because those who look to the Lord, who hope in Him, who go to Him for the answer and the breakthrough will never be put to shame.

We see it in Numbers 21:8-9, it says, “The Lord Yahweh said to Moses, ‘Make a fiery serpent and set it on a pole. It shall be that everyone who is bitten when He looks at it shall live.’” Moses made a bronze serpent and put it on a pole. This look also is not just a glance. It’s looking to the Lord for help. We know that, or maybe some of us don’t know that, but we’re learning that in this particular passage of scripture we are looking at Jesus again. He represented through that bronze serpent that was put on the pole like Jesus was put on the cross. Anyone who looks to Him, specifically in light of what he has done through via the cross of Jesus Christ, as Jesus Christ not just as Jesus savior and all that name means, but also Christ that sacrificial part of Jesus that goes so far. He’ll lay down his life for you. That’s the furthest extreme demonstration of love. The Bible says, “No greater love than this than the one who would lay down His life for you.” If Jesus has already gone to the furthest extreme, and we know that He has,

He died on the cross for us. He’s given up His life in place of our soul. He died the death that was ours, serve the sentence that we were do took on the punishment that we deserved, and then gave us what we didn’t deserve. Hence, the definition of grace and He gave it to us in His deep love for us. We know that if Jesus will go the furthest distance, He already did. If Jesus will go a billion miles for you, He’ll go 1 mile for you. Anything else that we’re asking God for as important as it is. It’s not as important as that work that Jesus did on that cross. It is not as important as what He did at that scorching post. It’s not as important as when God raised His son from the dead as He promised, but it is nevertheless important. I don’t care what it is. It can be you want to lose a couple of inches off your hips so you can fit those jeans that you haven’t worn since high school. It matters to God if it matters to you. There’s nothing insignificant with Him, but think about it and have confidence in it.

TOT 71 | Waiting Room
Waiting Room: God is the God that goes before. Provision always proceeds the problem with God.

God sent His Son. As a matter of fact, the Bible says, “He who didn’t spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all. How shall He not also with Him freely, give us all things? You didn’t have to pay for God to give you the best He had. You certainly don’t have to pay some religious price in order for Him to give you lesser because we know this. The lesser is always included in the greater. If I hand you a $100, I’ve given you $20. You’re standing there asking me for $20. What do you want, $20 more? If I gave you $100, you have $20 multiplied over. The lesser included in the greater, and this is not something that we got to get from God. We have an inheritance with God. We have a blank check with God and all the promises of God in Christ, amen. God, you delight yourself in Him. He gives you the desires of your heart.

Jesus said, “Whatever you ask for, right in my name, it will be done for you.” Whatever means whatever, people. God, for certain, my love has given you with Jesus already a yes and an amen. He’s teaching us how to grab hold of it, how to possess it. Let’s look at second Chronicles 20:3, “Let God continue to pour this on us and remove it, washing us with the water of His word.” It says, “Jehoshaphat’s feared and set himself to seek the Lord lowered there as Yahweh.” This is not a coincidence. He feared and set himself to seek the Lord. This same seeking the Lord is the same as looking expectingly at going to Him for help. He proclaimed to fast throughout all Judah. In 2nd Chronicles 20:17, “The word of the Lord came telling them,” and it’s telling us this word is timeless. You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourself, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord Yahweh way this covenant-keeping, promise-keeping God who is with you, Judah and Jerusalem.

In verse 21, they praise the Lord, celebrating the beauty of His holiness, singing praise, Yahweh, praise the Lord for His mercy or His grace, His mercy endures forever. In verse 22, we know that they didn’t have to fight in any war against their enemies. They worshiped. By verse 25, God proves to us again, he’s a covenant-keeping God who over answers our prayers. The Bible says, “They were three days of collecting the spoils off of their defeated dead enemies. This all began with them looking to the Lord. They were not ashamed. Not only did God answer their prayers and help them, He defeated and destroyed all their enemies without them having to lift a single finger. If that’s happening in the Old Covenant, much greater works are being done in the New Covenant. These people didn’t even have so much as raised their voice, speak or rebuke the enemy. “I’m going to tell Him something. I’m giving Him a piece of my mind.” There is no need for any of that.

If you’re going to use your mouth, use it to worship God, worship your warfare. The battle is won and the victory is secure by nothing less than Jesus Himself and His blood. That’s an absolute guarantee. We see again. We will not be ashamed when we look to Jesus as the solution to any problem we face. Jesus is everything. He’s certainly the answer to everything in this life and the next. To expound on it a bit more and let God continue to fortify us in this and dismantle whatever the enemy tried to put up against us. It says in Isaiah 49:23, “Kings will be your attendance and their princes, your nurses. They bow down to you with their faces to the Earth and lick the dust of your feet. You shall know with an understanding based on personal experience that I am the Lord for they shall not be put to shame who wait and hope expectedly for me,” says God.

God won’t let you be put to shame, prepare for your blessings. God gave me Hebrews 10:23. It says, “Let us hold fast.” The confession of our hope without wavering AKA doubting for He who promised is faithful, knowing who made the promise people is how we can have hope that confident expectation of good without wavering, that we will have a favorable outcome that far exceeds what we imagine thought or asked for every single time. I am hoping God does not disappoint. Remember, one of the main keys in not falling for the enemy’s trap of fear and preparing for our blessings like God has led us to do is to know our Father. Knowing Him makes all the difference. It empowers us to have the faith that it tastes to be ready. Faith will have you ready.

With God, All Things Are Possible

We’re going to look at an example in the Bible of someone who put their faith, trust, and hope and had a confident expectation of good and what God had promised them against all odds against, what we would call impossible odds. We know that with God, all things are possible and that’s Abraham. We’re going to look back before we move into something more modern in this regard. Something that we are most likely to be able to relate to, either in our personal experience with our own individual self or someone close to us. Let’s look at the example of Abraham and even his wife, Sarah. A lot of you are familiar with that. We talked about Abraham a little earlier on in this series and his wife, Sarah. I’m super pumped about this because this series is not only imparting to us the wisdom that we need, it is also God showing us and proving to us that God is for our success. God is rooting for us.

God didn’t just make the promise. God wants us to possess the promise. Sometimes we have the faith to believe that God is able, but the doubt tries to come in on the part of whether or not God is willing. Does He want to help me? Does He want to give me this breakthrough? Does He want to heal my marriage? Does He want to restore my child? The answer is positively at all times, no matter what, yes to the glory of God. I love that God is not just giving us the wisdom, but I’m excited because God is showing us again His heart. His heart is a heart that is good and it’s loving. The real challenge of faith may be believing that God is that good. I’m amazed and excited, and I’m happy for you, for me, and my household. This is great news. Abraham and his wife, Sarah, were some people facing natural impossible odds.

They were believing God to make good on His promise when God said, “I’m going to bless you, Abraham and your wife, Sarah, to bear a promised son, his name will be Isaac.” I don’t know if God gave the name, but we do know that his name is Isaac. God promised him that the thing was Abraham was old. He was super elderly, as far as childbearing is concerned. Sarah was someone who was barren already right in her youth and in her elderly state. Not only that, Sarah was elderly as well, it’s a triple threat. You’ve got somebody advanced in his years, too old to have a child. The wife advanced to her years that too old to have a child according to man and science and the fact that Sarah was barren. Three times the odds going against them. This is impossible with man, but we know that with God, all things are possible with Him.

God made this promise and Abraham and Sarah looked at it, expectedly. They look to God to make this happen. They were not perfect in their faith. If you’ve read their story, it’s in Genesis. I encourage you to do so, it’s awesome, but they did believe God. We know that Abraham, he looked with a confident expectation to God who promised him, regardless of the condition of his body, the condition of his wife’s body, their age, the barrenness of Sarah’s womb, He’s going to do what he promised. God did not disappoint him or let him and his wife, Sarah, be put to shame. We know that, but God glorified Himself. Through both of them and against impossible odds, arising from both this husband and this wife. God did the impossible. It caused them to conceive a son. The son that God promised them. He did it in their old age. Sarah’s womb was once barren.

TOT 71 | Waiting Room
Waiting Room: We were never meant to fend for ourselves, to figure it out ourselves, to trust in our own strength, ability, and knowledge. We were always meant to live and breathe and have our very being in God.

When you’re in this waiting room and you’ve made your prayer, you laid hold of a promise from God, or God has made you a promise. Before you possess the promise in the Earth, as it is in Heaven, sometimes you’re in that waiting room, that waiting period. When you’re in that waiting room, we learned a lot from Abraham. Bible says Abraham was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God because Abraham and Sarah spent a significant amount of time in the waiting room. I’m not saying at all that you’d spend that much time there all myself, but they did.

I’m glad that they did, not because they had to wait that long. A lot of us won’t have to wait that long. At the same time, we can look at them and know that time doesn’t cost God to forgot to change his mind, even with Abraham, the age and Sarah, the bareness of her womb. Several years that had passed well over a decade, God still did what He promised. Our God is faithful. Knowing this about God, about His heart, and knowing that He’s not a respecter of persons, this didn’t happen because Abraham or Sarah is special. It did happen because they dotted every I and crossed every T. If you read their life story, you know, that’s not the truth.

It happened because God had a covenant with them. This covenant reflects the covenant that we have with God in this new covenant via Jesus Christ and the cross of Jesus Christ. It’s such good news that it wasn’t about their faithfulness. They messed up. They dropped the ball along the way, but it was about the faithfulness of God. Likewise, it’s true for us under this new covenant through the blood of Jesus. We’re not wanting to do wrong. We’re not wanting to drop the ball. No one didn’t sin. It’s damaging. It’s hurtful. We don’t want to hurt or damage our lives or others, but as human beings, sometimes we do, as they said, “To err is human, to forgive is divine.”

I can agree with that. It’s almost instinctive to air, but it’s like the power of God rests on you when you forgive. That’s the spirit of God that forgives. God has certainly forgiven us, all of our sins who are born again and have put our trust in Christ Jesus. He’s our Lord and our savior. Abraham and Sarah didn’t have anything special about them in that way, but what made them special was God’s love for them and His covenant with them. God loves us and He has a covenant with us. We can likewise possess our promise through impossible odds, no matter how long we’ve waited. The answer from God is still yes and Amen, and God has not forgotten what He promised you and He will never forget what he promised you and hope in Him will never disappoint.

I love right when the Bible talks again about Abraham and Sarah. Their life story is in Genesis, but the Bible mentions them in the New Testament over in Romans 4:20. I’m going to read from the message version because I love the version when it talks about this. If anyone doesn’t know the message version, it is the straight talk version. It puts the Bible in layman’s terms. It gives it to you straight. I sometimes like to read from that version after having read a version that is more of a duplication of the original text. It says, “Abraham, didn’t focus on his own impotence and say, ‘It’s hopeless this 100-year-old body could never father a child.’ Nor did He survey Sarah’s decades of infertility and give up. He didn’t tiptoe around.’”

God’s promise, asking cautiously skeptical questions. He plunged into the promise and came up strong, ready for a God. Faith will have you ready. God even calls Abraham the Father of Faith. The faith will have you ready. Abraham is ready for God. God would make good on what He said. That’s why it is said, “Abraham was declared fit or righteous before God, by trusting God to set him.” It’s not just Abraham. It’s us also New Covenant believers. I told you, that’s a reflection of us now in the New Covenant with Jesus Christ. The same gets said about us when we embrace and believe the one who brought Jesus to life, when the conditions were equally hopeless. Jesus crucified in the grave died for us. God raised Him from the dead against all impossible odds like death on top of death because he’d been in there for days.

The Bible says, “When the conditions were equally hopeless, then sacrifice Jesus making us fit for God. Set us right with God.” We are in right standing with God and God called Abraham righteous. This covenant and Abraham didn’t become righteous because of what he did. He became righteous because of who he believed. The Bible says the gospel that’s preached to us was preached to Abraham and Abraham believed like you who’ve gotten born again. The gospel was preached to you. You believe the good news. You believed in your Lord Jesus Christ. May you accept Him being your Lord and your savior. At that very moment you weren’t saved from hell but God Himself, the judge of all judges. None of us have any business judging anyone else. The only judge and a righteous perfect judge at that declared you and I righteous. The Bible says the prayers of the righteous, don’t just avail. That would be sufficient. They avail it much. This is why the gospel is called good news.

Prepare For God’s Promise

We know beyond a shadow of it out, I believe God has given us that we can prepare for the promise rejoice while we’re preparing because God is faithful. We’ll certainly do it. This more modern-day concept that God showed me about this to bring it home even more. God is so good. He wants to feel you to overflow with faith. Those miracles are manifesting, North, South, East, West, left, right, front, and center everywhere you go you’re blessed to be a blessing. Before you even open your mouth to speak, prayers are answer, breakthroughs are common, and needs are being supplied before you even know that you needed it because you are full of faith. Simply by getting at the feet of Jesus, beholding Him being transformed into His image. We know that whatever He says, it was so and it still is to this day.

Think about it. Light be everything that was made by Him. Jesus wants to say it might be light still. He didn’t even have to follow up a decade or a century later and say, “Once was enough.” This powerful God is not just God. He’s your Father. He’s your savior. He’s on your side. He’s your provider. He wants to take care of you. You want to make God happy. He pleases you to please Him. You want to make His heart smile. We know that without faith, it’s impossible to please him. With faith, it’s possible. You please Him. It’s such a demonstration of faith. When we take our place, God wants to help, serve and provide for us. We were never meant to provide for ourselves.

TOT 71 | Waiting Room
Waiting Room: There’s nothing good that God would withhold from you. He loves you, and He loves to give you and to see you happy.

We were never meant to fend for ourselves. We were never meant to have to figure it out ourselves. We were never meant to have to trust in our own strength and ability and knowledge. We were always meant to live and breathe and have our very being in God. We were never meant to live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. We were never meant to live at what we can see. We can even see ourselves. That’s not our source. We’re not the source of ourselves. We were never meant to do that. We are love people. Jesus is our good shepherd and we’re the sheep who don’t take care of them themselves. The good shepherd does it all. He loves them. They get loved. He provides for them. They’re the provided for. He protects them. They’re the protected.

That’s our role, people. It’s not selfish. It’s the perfect will of God. When we submit to God, resist the temptation of the devil for us to come out of our position and try to be God and make something happen rather than be still and know that He’s God. That’s what tells us to do. The devil flees when you submit unto God. Find God, you want to be the provider and be it provided for? Yes and Amen. Do you want me instead of going and trying to fix this, make this phone call, straightened this person out to be still and know that you got it and your God and pray and get at the feet of Jesus and hear his word and worship you? Fine, amen. When you do that, the devil is like, “You irritate me because I can’t devour who’s not full of cares.”

You find that in the book of Peter, he can’t devour who’s not full of these cares, but who instead cast these cares upon Jesus after Jesus told him to do so. He can’t. You can’t be devoured so he leaves. He’s a hungry, defeated foe, and you’re not going to be his lunch. All fright to the next person, he can maybe try to munch on a bit who will fall for it, but not you, not me in Jesus’ name. This modern-day concept, God did tell me to share with you that it’s not foreign this concept of preparation and not worrying about falling into the trap of fear because we prepare all the time for the blessings of God and the natural.

We do that all the time. For example, God shows me if a woman is pregnant, what do we do? We have baby showers for our baby that’s to come. We prepare these nurseries. We get everything ready, where we’re buying cribs. We’ve got diapers in various because we anticipate the growth of this child. We’ve got trust funds and college funds for this child. Are we changing our living will and testament to reflect this child? The child probably hasn’t even started to kick in the wound yet, but we’re making them preparations. We’re believing this is going to happen lots of times without a second thought. We were programmed for this preparation, but let us embrace it and not allow fear to paralyze us because God will never put you or me to shame.

We looked expectantly to Him. That’s putting our hope in Him. That’s asking Him to do it for us. We humble ourselves. God will never let us be disappointed. A couple of other things, very briefly, I’m not going to elaborate, but God did say, “While you wait, continue to get at the feet of Jesus and hear his word.” Remember wisdom is a principle thing. That’s primary. It’s also telling that Jesus was one thing is needful. The world is full of things, seen and unseen that we know of that we haven’t even yet to discover. We will be gone in heaven and still, people haven’t yet to discover it but Jesus says, “I know all of that. That was, that is and that is to come. Only one thing is needful.”

I believe it because He can’t lie. Circumstances tell me otherwise, but because it came out of the mouth of Jesus because of the source of those words, I know it’s true. We need to just continue to get at the feet of Jesus hear His word. Remember, faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of Christ. Not only that, as we behold Him, we’re transformed. It’s His same image by the Holy Spirit. Not by struggling or striving, praise be to God. You don’t have to figure that out because just by beholding Him and reading this blog the spirit of God in you born again, spirit-filled believers, it’s transforming you into Jesus’ image. Remember, Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. He is the Jesus who said I spoke to supernatural demonic storms with a single word, Shalom, peace and shut the whole storm down.

Winds, waves, the water is calm, disciples restored. The devil gave it his best shot and Jesus responded with one word. That’s what I’m trying to tell you. I know Jesus bled a lot, but the truth is one drop of his blood root of redeemed and saved us all. God is good. He wants you to receive, so go out, follow God’s instructions, be extremely blessed, and receive these promises faster and faster. Your waiting room time is going to get less and less. I decree and declare that over all of us. It’s getting less and less, and we’re coming into that immediate from God that before we open our mouth to speak from God, let them keep on filling you. Let them keep on faith, feeding you with His word, keep on beholding Him. He’s beautiful. He’s wonderful. He loves you. There’s nothing good that He would withhold from you. He loves you. He loves to give you. He loves to see you happy. God bless you. I love you and I’ll talk to you again soon.

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