Great Expectations

GREAT EXPECTATIONS
by Pam Clark (pamclark@prophetic.net)

When we are raising our children, we get excited over their birth, the first time they roll over on their own, their first bites of food, their first steps, their first words and communications, etc. Well God is the same way over us!

We may be clueless over the excitement around us, but it’s a big deal when we are born again, our first prayers, our first expressions of love, when we give, our first songs to Him, when we manifest our Spiritual gifts and when we choose to obey the Spirit over natural reasoning. Like children, it’s all a learning process.

Genesis 21:8 “So the child grew and was weaned. And Abraham made a great feast on the same day that Isaac was weaned.”

As Abraham had excitement over his vision of the man of God Isaac would become, so God is excited over what He sees for us!

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.

God EXPECTS companionship with us.

Ephesians 2:10 “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
Slobbering babies are cute at that age, but God has more in mind! God wants your best brain, your best strength, your best life, because He wants to bless it!

Have you read the Bible enough to get God’s Vision for planet earth? Too many major on the negative and not the positive. For every negative, God has an countering positive that overcomes and overtakes. If you know the negative but not the positive, you have not passed the test yet!

After the negative, then what? You should know!! (And it’s an open Book test right now.) You don’t deny the negative, you just don’t make a place for it to nest. You welcome instead the virtues and powers of God to overcome it!

People truly do hurt at times but there is an overcoming power that we need to acknowledge. It can take some time, but we want that time used for God. What works best is the spoken word of God. Declare the glorious Kingdom of God! Also kind and thoughtful deeds help as acknowledgement to that faith.

Do you know and believe this verse? 1 John 3:8 “He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.”

Think about what that means. It’s our calling now! We can’t do it all in our own strength. We HAVE to partner with God on it. Got a vision? God is the Vision Giver!

2 Peter 3:11 says: “…What manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God.”

We can hasten the removal of the devil! A day where goodness is manifested. Believe?

The end times are the end of the devil and the Revelation of Jesus Christ. There are birth pangs in increasing measure, but think about what is being REVEALED…

Romans 8:21 “The creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. 23 Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. 24 For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.

We don’t see it yet, but we will. I got saved about 50 years ago and I still believe – for many enduring reasons! It’s real or believers would not have withstood the generations. Yes, faith can be a crutch or walking stick, but it can also be like Moses’ rod that parts the Red Sea!

I went at least 20 years not realizing I could partner with God, that He would accept my full brain and reasoning processes. He helps them a lot! [LOL, He has to.] He HAS changed me greatly with greater and greater hope over the years, but also with more and more observation of what He can and is doing and has done – in me and in others!

I’ve seen and experienced too many miracles to turn away now unconvinced. We all may miss it at times, but He is definitely still at work in our favor! That is if we choose Him and I choose Him. Like the wind, I may not see it, but I sure can see the/His evidence.

Hosea 2:

17 For I will take from her mouth the names of the Baals, And they shall be remembered by their name no more.
18 In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, with the birds of the air, and with the creeping things of the ground.
Bow and sword of battle I will shatter from the earth, to make them lie down safely.
19 “I will betroth you to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you to Me
In righteousness and justice, in lovingkindness and mercy;
20 I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness, and you shall know the Lord.

21 “It shall come to pass in that day that I will answer,” says the Lord;
“I will answer the heavens, and they shall answer the earth.
22 The earth shall answer with grain, with new wine, and with oil;
They shall answer Jezreel.
23 Then I will sow her for Myself in the earth,
And I will have mercy on her who had not obtained mercy;
Then I will say to those who were not My people,
‘You are My people!’ And they shall say, ‘You are my God!’”

I love those verses! They are so rich in promises.

Jezreel means “God will Sow.” That means there is the give and take relationship where both give and both receive. God did sow Heaven into the Earth with Jesus. And He is collecting a Bride from Earth for Heaven as His glorioius Companion.

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