Living Victoriously In The Present

Isaiah 43:18-19 Amplified says, “Do not (earnestly) remember the former things; neither consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it?…”

Consider means to ponder, think about, and mull over in our mind. Romans 4:19 says that Abraham did not consider his impossibility. Mary did not consider her impossibility. She clung to the angel’s words. Luke 1:37 says, “For with God nothing will be impossible.”

I want to go back to a verse in Romans 4 that highlights something we need to know about the Lord. Verse 17 says, “…God, who gives life to the dead, and calls those things which do not exist as though they did.”

In Genesis 15:5 God had brought Abram outside at night to look at the stars. He said, “…count the stars if you are able to number them. And He said to him, So shall your descendants be.”

Verse 6 says, “And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.” From that moment on Abram walked in those words. Not exactly. There was a fleshly detour, however Genesis 21:1 says, “And the Lord visited Sarah, as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as He had spoken.”

When we continue to stand in God’s word, in the face of our impossibilities, our faith will grow and gain strength. Romans 10:17 says that our faith increases as we hear God’s word.

Quote His promises out loud. Live in them. Breathe in their life-giving power. Don’t look with your natural eyes. Don’t look back to what used to be. Keep your eyes on the Eternal One. 2 Corinthians 4:18 is our prescription for endurance.

It says, “While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things that are not seen are eternal.”

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