Shouting Over a Shall!

I was reflecting on Hebrews 11:6 where it reads:Without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. The Lord dropped into my spirit that Christians love to rejoice over the manifestation of our desires, prayers, and pursuits. Yet, I don’t feel like this is the type of faith that the writer was calling for in Hebrews 11:6. This verse speaks of a God that will reward the diligent seeker who acknowledges his existence. If we are acknowledging God and God is really God then we serve a God that can’t be separated from his word. We serve a God that said in John 1:1-In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. We serve a God that proclaimed in the Isaiah 55 verse 11-So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. We serve a God who has made so manyexceeding great and precious promises to us throughout the scriptures. Let’s believe our Holy God who is not a man that he should lie. The highest form of faith that any Christian can exhibit is a Faith that would rejoice at the inception of any promise of or from God. We should not wait for the manifestation of a thing to rejoice, we should rejoice at the inception of any promise that comes from God! We shouldn’t wait for the battle to be over, we can shout right now if we have God’s promise. We serve a God that is a supplier and not a liar! We should endeavor to be dilligent seekers that rejoice when we ask God for a thing and not just when we receive something from God! We should exalt and extoll God when we are seeking a thing and not just when we find a thing! We should  scream when we are knocking at the doors of opportunity and not just when those doors are opened. Yes right in the midst of your dilemma you should rejoice because you have a promise from God! Don’t grow weary in your welldoing, for in due season we shall reap if we faint not. I am shouting over a shall, I am shouting over a revelation of what God shall do in the future. He’s a God that keeps his promises and a God in whom there is simply no failure. I feel a shout coming all over me, yes a shout over the many things God has dropped into my spirit, yes a shout over my many hopes, dreams, and aspirations that have yet come to pass. Yet is a functional word that should be in the vocabulary of every believer. When they tell you that you don’t have the house, the car, the money, the healing, or the peace of mind to keep your sanity acknowledge that the naysayers are right, but add this twist let them know that you don’t have this or that Yet!  Your day is coming, your year is coming. Don’t wait for the battle to be over rejoice right now! I am shouting over a shall!

Pastor Stephen F. Smith

Sure House Church, Inc.