TSP DAILY DEVOTIONAL
6th APRIL 2020
Dr. Phil Ransom-Bello
KEY SCRIPTURE/MEMORY VERSE: Deuteronomy 11:18 (AMPC)
Therefore you shall lay up these My words in your [minds and] hearts and in your [entire] being, and bind them for a sign upon your hands and as forehead bands between your eyes.
When the scripture describes or calls Abraham the father of faith( Romans 4:11,16), like everything else it says, you can count on its accuracy.
He may not necessarily have been perfect(remember his attempt to help God with the promise gave birth to another problem)but he was a man of little unbelief, giving no room for it in His heart. No space!
Abraham was labeled the father of faith because he mastered the ability to rely blindly on what God had said. It wasn’t about how he looked while believing or his personal abilities. Because you can be a fiery believer that prays and quotes scriptures but have so much room, more space for unbelief in your heart.
And how do you tell someone who has a lot of space where unbelief has taken up residence, to stay with the promise, even though he or she prays fervently?
But that’s not you. Like Abraham whose steps of faith is worthy of emulation(Romans 4:12), you are constantly thinking about the promise even in the face of the problem.
You are not the believer who is fired up by the promise today and dejected under the weight of the problem, the next day.
No, you are emotionally stable.
Am I saying you can’t be sad or cry when things get hard? Of course not.
You may cry because you feel the pain but your heart is like a rock, a rock that cannot be moved from the promises of God.
Because in Christ, you are now a beneficiary of the covenant and the spirit of the new covenant you are in, doesn’t speak of the problem. Rather, it speaks of victory that has been concluded before you started the journey.
Its a predictable outcome!
This new reality of yours has changed the game so when the weapon formed specifically for you (Isaiah 54:17) comes, you have the right response to condemn. You are unwavering in your focus on the promise because you know that if Satan was really powerful enough, he doesn’t need to go through fear or any other weapon of condemning thoughts that is contrary to the promise.
Why does he nees to question the promise if he is strong enough to counter your victory?
So he isn’t that powerful afterall.
Really, fear is to weaken your own standing.
So that you end up fighting him on his turf and not from the place of victory and authority that the blessing of the promise has brought you into.
Child of God, contemplate on the promise.
Leave no vacancy.
What are you really giving more attention? The problem or the promise?
-In Christ, I am a beneficiary of the new covenant.
I have received the fulfilment of the promise made to Abraham and his seed.
-I master the ability to rely on God’s word blindly. My heart is a rock that cannot be moved from the promises of God.
-I am a man/woman of little unbelief. The promise has taken up residence in my heart. No space for anything else.
-I am emotionally stable.
-I contemplate on the promise over and again.
-My victory over life and circumstances has been concluded long before the journey began. Its a predictable outcome.
-Today, I enjoy daily benefits and testimonies abound for me because the Gospel works. Hallelujah!
HEARING BY THE WORD
Listen to The Believers Heart – Stay with the Promise >> Dr. Phil by The StandPoint Church on #SoundCloud