Welcome again to this week's word for the week. So this week will be a word of encouragement. Let's get straight to the point. There are times the enemy does everything in his power to frustrate us to the point we want to give up. He makes it seem that the sacrifices, the waiting, the faith, the trust, and the hope are all a waste of our time. The bible calls him the father of lies and it is the absolute truth.
Say this statement to yourself. It's not over until God says it's over. You've heard that countless times on your Christian journey but you have to believe it because it's true. It's not over until God says that it's over. Now think back for a moment to your dreams and visions. What's stopping you from still believing them? Did God tell you that it's over? Did God tell you to give up because it's a waste of your time? The answer is no and that is the real point here this week. Do you believe what you see or what God said?
We have the power of life and death in our tongue. There are times when God has done His part when He gave us a glimpse of things to come. We have to do our part by calling Him into remembrance of His word. In other words, we have to speak into existence what God said. Get this part correct. We are simply repeating what He has established. We are calling what He has promised. We are standing on what is already His will. We are not reinventing anything. We are simply running on the vision He has purposed for us.
So as you can tell the challenge is not that difficult this week. You simply have to stand on what God has said. It's time to go back to some of those dreams and visions in order to see what's the next thing to be expected. Everything you've seen in the spirit is not all ready to be released at this moment. However, there are some things you need to get yourself ready for. Sometimes God gives us a chance to get ready. He prepares us for things that are far greater than what we can handle at the moment. We all want everything God has in store for us but we're not always ready for it at the moment. Let God prepare you and watch how things work out for you!
May the Lord continue to bless and keep you in His grace,
Bishop Carlos J. Lennon