Reflection

The Promises of God are Yes and Amen

Late April 2020

In my first reflection, December 2019, I noted the fact that our nation, and for that matter the world has stopped giving heed to Almighty God! I spoke in a general sense that we live in a society that is depraved and that only Christ, the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27,2:2), can save humanity from hell itself (Romans 6:23). I then continued speaking on Destiny Alive Church becoming a church that will bring an Apostolic and Prophetic anointing to rid the world or our sphere of influence of spiritual apathy, slumber, and death by releasing the breath of the Holy Spirit upon it. Honestly, this is what we always need: The breath of God in our lives!

 

Genesis 2:7 reads, “Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being”.

 

So, we learn from this verse in Genesis, that humanity became a living being or spirit that was formed in the likeness and image of Almighty God (Genesis 1:26). We were given authority by God to subdue and dominate earth (Genesis 1:28). We handed over our authority to Satan when we fell into sin (read Genesis 3). Since the fall, God was preparing a way for humanity to receive back their full authority through a covenant or promise that would never, ever be broken again. This was fulfilled in and through Jesus Christ or His life, death, and resurrection, as we are told in Revelation 1:17-18, that Jesus is the “first and the last, and the living One”, He was dead but He is now “alive forevermore”, and He has "the keys of death and of Hades" (i.e. the underworld, or hell as we often know it).

 

Moving forward, I love this verse in 2 Corinthians 1:20 from the NIV Bible (i.e. New International Version) which reads, “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God”. In short, through faith in Jesus Christ, all of the promises of God have gloriously been made freely available to us by His sinless life, death, and resurrection. It is then as believers in Jesus that we can speak His promises with a firm “Amen”, “Yes”, or “Let it be so”. Glory to God!

 

Finally, brothers and sisters in Christ, be mindful that we have authority to dominate our world through Christ and Him alone. All of God’s promises were fulfilled through Jesus, and by us having faith in His finished work we have received a resurrected and glorious life. Alleluia! Be encouraged today then to act and think as an overcomer (1 John 5:4; Romans 8:37). Such you are! This is not a time to shrink back from our world but to reach out to it presenting Jesus Christ as the complete answer to our world including COVID-19. Believe in Jesus! Believe in His healing power! Believe in miracles! Believe in His word! Believe in His signs and wonders! Believe in His promises! As Smith Wigglesworth, the famous early 1900's British Pentecostal Evangelist often declared, "ONLY BELIEVE!"

 

God Bless

 

Tim Banfield

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