Affirm your new beginnings:
Let’s look at 2 scripture verses that will drive the point home :
1.” Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43 :19)
2 .”Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
The promises of God are Yeah and Amen. They are true and absolutely dependable.
The scripture from Isaiah is a Prophetic utterance pointing to a future event.
Whereas the 2 Corinthians scripture Testifies to an accomplished fact.
The person who is holding unto Isaiah’s prophesy is way behind the one who affirms the finished Work of the Cross.
You Can translate the promises of God to your reality simply by affirmation.
Affirmation is synonymous to declaration, proclamation, assertion, pronouncement and statement.
What you believe, you should also declare with your mouth.
It’s just like when you got born again.
You believed in your heart the Word of faith which you heard. It may have been spoken in a church meeting, or via the mainstream or social media. But you received it in your heart. You accepted it. You believed it. That is the defining factor.
What you heard with your ears, you believed in your heart.
According to Romans 10:10: “with the heart one believes unto righteousness”.
When you believed in the Lord Jesus Christ in your heart you placed your life in His hands. You gave your life to Him and thus you got lifted up in Him: far above principalities, powers, rulers of darkness, thrones, dominions, curses, yokes – whether they be ancestral or whatever.
You got repositioned by your faith in Christ Jesus.
A change occurred in your life in the spirit realm. You may not look like it or even realize it, but you are no longer the mere, mean and inconsequential you. You have become a child of the most high God-His priceless possession.
In order for the spiritual to manifest in your physical reality, you’ve got to get your mouth to work for you.
In order to understand that principle, let’s take a look at the second part of Romans 10:10 which says – “with the mouth confession is made unto salvation ”.
Another word for salvation is deliverance.
It is with your mouth that you declare your deliverance.
You do that by making pronouncements of what you have believed in your heart: the things that Christ has accomplished for you.
You say what the Word says about your condition and not the presenting situation or condition.
You make God’s Word your own.
From then on, It’s no longer a promise of “behold I will do a new thing” as per Isaiah’s prophesy: but a declaration of what you believe that: ‘‘behold, all things are become new” as per your New Status as a redeemed child of God.
The fulfillment of the Old Testament is in the New Testament.
In Genesis, we are told that God created two lights. The Greater light – the sun, rules the day. While the lesser light- the moon, rules the night.
The scriptures contains both lesser and higher Truths as well. Although both are Truths, it’s the higher truth that rules the day, while the lesser truth rules the night.
For those who believe in Christ Jesus, the promises of God is a done deal. Christ has made it ours in Him. That is the higher Truth.
Until you appropriate and affirm the things Christ accomplished for you, you will continue to recycle old problems, while awaiting the fulfillment of God’s promises.
Ignorance causes people to suffer unnecessarily. Pray for spiritual enlightenment. Without foresight /vision, people perish.
Get knowledge. Get understanding. Christ has been made wisdom for Believers. Study your Bible daily. Illumination will occur. And you will make unprecedented progress.
The Good News is that the old is passed away and behold all things are become new.
Ignorance has kept us in bondage long enough.
Through knowledge the just is delivered.
Today is your day of deliverance. No way are you going into the incoming year with the same mental attitude that kept you bound to fear of the unknown.
We are making progress – upward and forward is our course.
We are not of them who look back to perdition. We are the righteous who live by faith.
Hebrews 10:38-39- (Common English Bible) says: “We aren’t the sort of people who timidly draw back and end up being destroyed. We’re the sort of people who have faith so that our whole beings are preserved.”
We are the righteous ones. Our faith in God made us right with God, – Reread Romans 10:10.
As you go into the new year, determine to live by faith and not by fear.
Be bold. Be brave.
The righteous are lion-bold.
Timidity has no place in our nature. The nature of the Believer is boldness, bravery and excellence. Because the Greater One lives in us
The reason some believers are disadvantaged, underutilized, sidelined, marginalized etc is because their mind is set to fear instead of it being set to faith.
Faith is loud. It’s bold. It makes a statement.
Faith declares – it affirms what the Word says about any given situation.
I present to you, 2018 the year of New Beginnings (Things). Glory be to God.
Take a minute to review your past and give God praise for how far HE has brought you.
Then start giving 2018 instructions. Manifest your sonship because all creation is waiting for the manifestations of the sons of God who you are.
Call out light from darkness. 2018 will be what you call it. God bless you