BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS


Children believe that they can do anything. They see the possibilities, not the impossibilities. They have no reason to doubt that what they believe will not come to pass. Unfortunately, many, if not most of My people, have lost their sense of wonder in who I am. They see Me as distant and far off, unwilling or unable to intervene on their behalf. Nothing could be further from the truth!

However, what My people do not realize is that faith requires action. When a father tells a child to jump and he will catch them, that child fully expects his father to do that very thing, so they jump! That is how it is supposed to be with you! You are to say what I say, and I then fulfill that spoken word as it is released by faith. If I do not act immediately, it does not mean the answer is no. There are many factors that go into answered prayer. Timing is one of them.

Do not give up, but hold onto faith, hope and love! Claim My promises as yes and amen! Be like the heroes of the Bible who though they did not inherit the promises, lived each day expecting to! They fought courageously, and contended for the fulfillment of the promises so that you would reap the benefit. Whether you see the fulfillment or not, you are receiving an inheritance for future generations to benefit as well. Therefore, fight with everything that is in you! For surely My promise is that I will be with you wherever you go!

Joshua 1:9 Amplified Bible (AMP)

Have not I commanded you? Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.


Romans 5:5 Amplified Bible (AMP)

Such hope [in God’s promises] never disappoints us, because God’s love has been abundantly poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.


Hebrews 11:39-40 Living Bible (TLB)

39 And these men of faith, though they trusted God and won his approval, none of them received all that God had promised them; 40 for God wanted them to wait and share the even better rewards that were prepared for us.

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