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Praise The Lord For His Timing

God’s timing is always perfect.  If we try to rush God by running ahead to fulfil His promises in our timing it will never work out for us the way we want it to. We have to learn to wait on Him.  This is not an easy feat for mankind. All so often I have been disappointed, disillusioned, and full of doubt because of how long His promises take to come to pass. “Will it really happen?” “Was I fooled?” “Am I believing a lie?” These are all examples of things the enemy speaks into our thoughts as we battle with impatience whilst waiting for God to move. ‘If God says He will do it, then He will do it’!  We need to stand on this truth no matter what. Ask God to give you faith in His promises while you are waiting – pray to receive the gift of faith to enable you to believe so you can keep hanging on to them. Ask also for endurance and tenacity so you may never let go of God and His promises. So many can give up while waiting because it is too hard.  They may believe the lie that it is never going to happen and become so disillusioned they let go of and lose sight of God.  So many times I am aware of being in a place where you find yourself drifting further and further from God because of disappointment. We have to guard against this.

As I was waiting for the promises of God to come I again felt saddened and full of doubt. During that time I got sent a word from a well know prophetess of God and she said in her prophetic word that ‘His timing is perfect and we need to offer a declaration of praise and trust in God that His timing is perfect’.  It really struck me that I had lost sight of this and had again become entrapped in hopelessness, despair and doubt that I would ever receive the promise of healing in my life that was promised by God to me.  As I was pondering what she wrote I immediately sensed that God wanted to give me a word about His timing to add to my ‘Inner Healing and Deliverance’ PDF and to our website.  I sat before the Lord Jesus and asked what was on His heart and immediately received a vision of a key.  This is that I believe He spoke ~ “The key unlocks the doorAnd I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven (Matthew 16:19, KJV). The key represents revelation knowledge and those things I have taught you about removing the blockages that prevent you from receiving the love of God and all I have for you. Not trusting in My timing is one of those things. I am the door and behind the door is great pasture. I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture (John 10:9, KJV). The pasture represents My provision and blessings. Before you can receive the blessings you first have to unlock the door.  The door is Me and the key unlocks the door to My heart. I give you the keys and in order for you to enter through the door you have to unlock the door and enter in.  The key to receiving My heart is through surrender.  You have to in turn offer your heart to Me. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh (Ezekiel 36:26, KJV). An exchange happens at the cross - My life for your life. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it (Matthew 10:39, NKJV). To gain My life means you have to lose your life.  If you want to inherit all I have for you whilst living in this world you have to die to your old life through the dying to self-process. It is not instantaneous the moment you are born-again. Although My sacrifice is a gift from God to you, there is still a cost.  To accept My gift you also have to be willing to accept Me. This means that you have to lay down your life for My sake. Lay down your life for My sake.  Lay down your life for others. By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren (1 John 3:16, NKJV). It is about sacrifice.  Yours and Mine. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God (Romans 12:1-2, NKJV). It is taught today that My life given to you is a free gift given by God and that you don’t need to do anything in return.

Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life (Romans 5:18, KJV). It is correct that My life is freely given to you.  This is a gift that I freely give. I laid down My life for you. You are declared free from guilt and acceptable to God through believing in Christ, but to declare that you are done and no more work is needed on your behalf is deception and one of the reasons many turn away, because when it comes to the refining, it becomes too hard as they do not understand the sacrifice and what it costs to become like Me.  There is a cost and that cost is to lose your life for My sake. In losing your life there is a greater gain that is far greater than the loss. You gain Me, you gain life, you inherit the Kingdom.  All these things however are not automatic.  When you accept Me you do not gain the world, you have to let go of this world to gain the Kingdom.  Much of the world is in your flesh and the flesh needs to be laid down so it can be raised in newness of life. “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Matthew 6:33). Let go of the world first.  This is a requirement.  It is actually very simple but it is lost in the current ‘grace’ teachings.  If you physically died the moment you believed on Me and accepted Me as your Lord and Saviour you would inherit the Kingdom upon your death because you are justified and saved through grace, but while you are still alive and living in the world there is a sanctification process to go through before you can inherit the Kingdom on earth. You bring Heaven to earth as the world is removed from you. Flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption (1 Corinthians 15:50, KJV).

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God (John 3:5, KJV). To be born of water represents being washed in the water by the word of God.  You bathe in His truth and be renewed by His Spirit. People expect everything overnight but it does not happen this way.  My timing is perfect. My timing is when I deem you are ready – when I have done the work in you.  I never expect you to do it alone, I am there every step of the way.  You just need to be listening and be obedient to My promptings.  When you fall I lift you back up – you just need to let Me.  Pride and wanting to do it yourself is simply another blockage that needs to be outworked in you.  You need to be able to submit your entire lives to Me and it takes a lot for one to fully relinquish all control to Me.  It requires trust and trusting fully in Me is a great work that I have to do through all of My children.  My timing is perfect and My timing has your best interest at heart, so that you can do all I have predestined for you to do.  Many do not understand this and fight Me all the way.  If they could see all that I see they would understand.  Why then do I not show them everything through My eyes at the beginning?  It would be too great for them to comprehend.  Instead of helping them, it would hinder them. Why? Because to get to that place I am taking you takes great sacrifice and many would not be willing to sacrifice that much, so soon at the beginning, which could cause them to walk away.  Humanness cannot comprehend the things of God but I can unpack them slowly over time so that you can adjust to My ways little by little.  My ways are not your ways and it takes time to learn My ways and abide by them. This is accomplished by the renewing of your mind. To lose sight of My promises means you are not trusting in My timing which is equivalent to not trusting in Me.  It is time to trust Me again.  It is time for you to receive all I have promised you.  Don’t let the enemy steal from you what I have for you.  To receive these promises all you have to do is believe again.  How, when you are so disappointed? Repent for lack of trust in Me and I again will fill you with faith to believe.  It really is that simple.  Repentance is your way of admitting you can’t do it without Me. I need for you to be vulnerable to Me so that I can raise up My mighty arm of strength to do through you what I need to do. As you repent it is humbling and enables Me to work on your behalf.  The whole reason why you have to wait is actually very simple – it is so I can prepare you to bring out the very best in you.” And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise (Hebrews 6:15, KJV).

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint (Isaiah 40:31, KJV).After you have endured through longsuffering you receive the promise.” (The word for longsuffering in Greek is Makrothumia and means patience, endurance, steadfastness). You suffer with Christ before you can be glorified in Him. It is part of going through the cross with Him.  All must go through the cross. Christ is the door and is now on the other side of the Cross as He has already been through the cross. To go through the door (which is Christ) you need to first go through the cross. Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin (Romans 6:3-7, KJV).

And he said to them all, if any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it (Luke 9:23-24, KJV).

And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together (Romans 8:17, KJV). It is all part of the walk. The road to God is narrow and great is the way to destruction (Matthew 7:13-14). It is not a punishment, it is chastisement. The word of God says that God chastises and scourges those whom He loves. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent (Revelation 3:19, KJV).

But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world (1 Corinthians 11:32, KJV).

He continued, “It is also about My timing and when I need for you to be ready.  Not only is My timing about when you are ready, My timing is also about when I need for you to be ready. A mighty move of God is coming to those who are ready because I am ready to move.  Are you ready?”

(PRAYER) – “Father God I repent for not trusting in Your timing. Thank You that You have kept me on the narrow path which is the way to God.  Thank You that You have discipled, chastised and scourged me to get the very best from me, and that I will not be condemned with the world.  I am sorry that I resisted Your ways. Your timing is perfect. I offer to You a sacrifice of praise for Your perfect timing and for Your perfect ways.  Thank You that as I go through the cross, I will enter through the door, which is Christ and Who is on the other side of the cross, and as I go in and out, I will find an oasis of blessing and abundance that Christ obtained for me. I exchange my life for the life of Christ. I pray Lord God that I am ready for Your move that is about to come, and if I am not ready then I ask You Lord Jesus to make me ready. I again offer a sacrifice of praise for Your perfect timing, In Jesus name, Amen.”

By Tania Francis

   

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