If your promise has to die, its only because God has a plan to MULTIPLY! When your Promise Land Promises DRY UP. God will RESURRECT the dead promise and cause a RIVER OF LIVING WATERS to spring up in your Life again. Canaan had to have a FAMINE before God could give to her its greatest FEAST. Think it not STRANGE! The BROOK may dry up. But Oh with joy, you will draw waters again from the WELLS of Gods plan of Salvation in drought or famine. Imagine that, the Land of promised milk and honey had lost its flow. Oh but God remembered His words to Abraham and reversed the season and caused the land to yield again. Isaac, the Promised Son, sowed in the land even at a time when he stood to lose everything he had. Because of his obedience instead of losing he gained so much more! Shout Increase! He grew rich and waxed great and wealthy in the land during famine so much so he became the to envy of all his enemies.(Gen 26:1-33). We don’t always understand Gods plan but He promised to prepare a table before us in the presence of our enemies. Go THROUGH! You may have to cry sometimes but just like Isaac name means laughter, God will get the last laugh! Glory to God who never subtracts without a plan to INCREASE. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit(John 12:24). If it has to die, EXPECT and BELIEVE its only because God has a plan to MULTIPLY! Get ready to RECEIVE the 100fold and the BLESSING of GOD!
The Shunammite woman was prophesied unto by the Prophet Elisha and given a son according to the season and appointed time spoken by Elijah’s servant, the Prophet Elisha. This was a deep desire of her heart and a long awaited seed. These things were decreed in a season of barrenness and at a time when her husband was old. God does not discern the seasons and times as we do He changes them and brings forth His PURPOSE! She received the promise and then He died. What disappointment this could have been. How could this have shattered her faith not only in God but the Prophet of God whose words had came to pass? She hoped in God. She kept her faith. She had the kind of hope that does not disappoint(Rom 5:5). In fact, she clung to the promise by refusing to leave the man of Gods presence and she held on to his feet even after he sent his word with his servant to lay the staff on the boy and heal him. She didnt believe one word of the Prophet would fail. But she refused to let Him go. She did not put her trust in man but in the faith that she had. No doubt Roman 10:17 was in effect. Faith coms by hearing and hearing by the word. She heard already of how Elijah had raised the widow’s son of Zarephath to life; and she believed by faith his servant Prophet Elisha had also received this gift from God and would do the same for her. Though the promise died temporarily, the man of God resurrected it back to Life again. God used him to bring RESTORATION to her life. How many of us could say, ” IT IS WELL”, KNOWING WE HOLD A DEAD PROMISE? How many of us will stay at the feet of Jesus while our promises seemingly go down the drain? She bears this TESTIMONY, “Oh WOMAN of GREAT FAITH!” She being FULLY PERSUADED that He that has begun a good work shall complete it. Faith that says, ” God does not altar His word.” If He spoke it and it dies, it will prosper still even in the very thing that His word was sent to do. When you see plan A go LEFT. EXPECT Gods plan B to restore all things to its RIGHTFUL place. Look for Gods WORD. Its ETERNAL and cannot die. His Word wills to manifest All that it originally purposed to do and then some. Shout INCREASE. There is Life after death! Glory to God! Man shall not LIVE by bread alone but by EVERY WORD that comes out of the MOUTH of GOD(Mathew 4:4). Multiplication is on the way! I Expect & I shall RECEIVE no less than the 100fold and the Blessings! Yea and AMEN for all the Promises. Shout INCREASE! When you are fed manna that you do not know neither understand, against all hope, hope thou in God. TRUST GOD. He will REVEAL a RESURRECTION that will sustain you in your wilderness of doubt and the dead will live. Multiplication is on the way!
Lastly and most assuredly, Gods one and only first born Son Jesus, was BORN. and HE lived but He was crucified and He died, because He was given as the ULTIMATE SACRIFICE for the sins of the world(1John 2:2, Gal 1:4, 2 Cor 5:19, Rev 1:5). The WORD, the Letter and Spirit inspired of God is FINAL. What a let down this could have been for us otherwise. To the natural eye again, The plan of God seemingly failed. Not so, though the promise may die, YET shall it LIVE!! Somebody SHOUT GLORY!!!!! When we face a dead promise, a red sea, a brook drying up, a famine, a drought, or a wilderness experience, This is the time to TRUST GOD even the more. We must hold on to our faith. Cling unto the promises and unto He that promised. Being Fully persuaded in the TRUTH of Gods word. Remembering ALWAYS. It is impossible for God to lie. He swears against Himself. When God makes promise, cuts covenants, and swears an oath by His name, God will DELIVER! and His word will not be revoked. Hold on to the oath. God changes not. Hebrew 6-13- For when God made a promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he swore by himself. The enemy must have been rejoicing and assuming that all wast lost. It looked like HEAVEN had gambled its FIRST AND ONLY SON and lost. But soon all hell would see the POWER of GODS PROMISE MANIFEST after death! God had a greater PLAN OF SALVATION. The promise may die but God Has a Plan bigger than the problems we see. Your promise shall not taste a death that God himself cannot Resurrect! That’s worth a shout of victory praise right there! 1 Corinthians 15:55 – Oh death WHERE IS THY STING. OH GRAVE WHERE IS THY VICTORY!
The PROMISE will ALWAYS Out-LIVE the Temporary PROBLEMS you face. The table is spread. The meal has been arranged. Now Prepare to eat PERMANENTLY! God is always able to RESTORE what HE has taken away.God has a greater plan(Jeremiah 29:11). A good plan for our life. He alone brings DIVINE LIFE after Death. He will always make good on His promises because FAITHFUL is HE that promised(Heb 10:23) . We should hold fast to this HOPE even when we see what looks lie a dead promise. He don’t just replace what you had but HE RESTORES and makes all things NEW. He can Bring back, reestablish, return, recover, refresh, reinstate, revive and resurrect it again. Good God almighty. God is not without a plan B and He always has in mind MORE! Shout ABUNDANCE! Look for God to turn you from famine unto your feast! From death to life and from seemingly defeat to your greatest victory! Expect it!
Saints of God Consider Isaac the Son of promise. He was in the Promised Land. The Land that God had promised to Abraham’s descendants. His life was predestined for blessing but he was experiencing what seemed like a curse. It was just a temporary hardship. It looked like God had forgot about his Oath or simply lied if we look with the natural eye. But we know God is not a man that He should lie(Numbers 23:19). He will never leave you, forsake you, or forget you. Therefore, Think it NOT STRANGE. This SETBACK is ONLY a SETUP. In times like these, the MEAN-TIMES, understand that God is still in control. His plan is to do you good and not harm you. He wounds but He heals. He will ultimately do you GOOD. His ways are not our ways. They are much higher than ours. People of God, HEAR and understand, you can be in the CENTER of Gods will, In the very place of promise, and still face death and seemingly defeat. But there is no failure in GOD! He is just working His own counsel. He wroughts His own plan as it pleases HIM. Consider the Shunammite woman, who though her Promised son was dead, yet did he live. And lastly though there many clouds of witnesses, Consider Jesus, the Author and Finisher of your Faith. Hebrew 12:2- We must focus on Jesus, the source and goal of our faith. He saw the joy ahead of him, so he endured death on the cross and ignored the disgrace it brought him. Then he received the highest position in heaven, the one next to the throne of God. Tell somebody, I got NEXT!
If God takes you through the valley of shadows of death, trust He has a plan to bring you to the Tree of LIFE. Multiplication follows every plan of God for He is not a God of decrease but He is a God of INCREASE! I dare you to decree, My dead promise shall LIVE!
Jody K Young