“And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead,
when he was about an hundred ears old, neither yet the deadness of
“He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was
strong in faith, giving glory to God;”
“And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able
also to perform.”
What is prophecy? By a simple definition, prophecy is a declaration from God to an individual, a people, or place concerning what is to come. We serve the God who knows, owns and is already in the future Isa. 43:13; Rev. 4:8. One of the attributes of our God is that He makes the future known to His children before it comes Isa. 42:8-9. The believer has the guarantee that when it is God who said it, it will come to pass Isa. 14:24,27; 55:10-11. But the believer who will see a prophetic word come to pass must accept the responsibility for it 1Tim. 1:18. This is what makes the believer to have an advantage in life, he knows the future and has the guarantee of experiencing the future he has seen.
From scriptures, we understand that it takes the hand of God to make whatever God says to come to pass 1Kgs. 8:15,22. Thanksgiving, praise with rejoicing is the responsibility of the believer who will secure the hand of God and make what He has said become a reality Heb. 10:36; 1Ths. 5:18. Every believer who is given to thanksgiving, praise and joy as a lifestyle has secured a future that has guarantee of greatness. We have been on a spiritual journey this week on scriptural examples of thanksgiving and praise to secure delivery of what God promises. Be blessed with today’s teaching.
Scriptural Example of fulfillment of prophecy through thanksgiving.
Paul and Silas were apostles of Christ in the early church, engaged in missionary assignment to the Gentile nations Acts 15:40-41. In one of the chief cities of Macedonia called Philippi, they had such an impact of their ministry that made sorcerers to stir a great opposition against them Acts 16:19-22. This led to them being thrown into maximum prison; but Jesus had said that every child of God is redeemed to be free, and free indeed Jn. 8:36. I believe it was the strength of this prophetic word that empowered Paul and Silas to pray while in prison, but when they won’t see anything happen, they changed to praise. As they engaged in praise, their freedom was supernaturally established Acts 16:25-30. The good news is that God’s way will work for anyone that will believe and engage it.
Therefore, with thanksgiving and praise we can invoke God to deliver supernatural growth in the church and establish the prophetic word of turnaround for 2021 in the few days left this year Jer. 30:19.
Jesus is Lord!
Father in the name of Jesus, I receive the anointing of the Holy Spirit afresh for the life of thanksgiving and praise from today Isa. 61:1,3.
Turn yourself loose in Christ, and engage in thanksgiving and praise like you have never done before today.
Your days of toiling and struggle are over right now!
Whatever God has said about you shall begin to come to pass speedily from now!