Let me first say that it’s your time and it’s your turn! This is the season of the manifestation of the sons of God (Romans 8:31), yielding forth fire, glory, greater, increase, acceleration, etc. However, it’s not short of warfare… and we thank God for all of it!
I say that because maybe you’re like me in that this year [has yielded forth some] unexpected things of life that you had no control over. From losing my job; to my husband’s health issues; to personal family matters; so far, this year has been real. And yet, the Word of the Lord is like a burning fire within my heart confirming the God is in CONTROL, and yes, regardless of what it looks like this is the season of the manifestation of the sons of God.
The Lord asked me, "What do you believe you receive?” It was a simple question, but one of which I clearly had no answer. So he rephrased the question, asking, "What are you saying you believe?” Then he reminded me of Mark 11:22-23, [KJV], "And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he [say] shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he [say.]”
I realized that I wasn’t saying what I believed. What one believes one proclaims!
Then, He took me to Hebrews 3:1, where it says that Jesus is the High Priest of my profession, and to Hebrews 10:23 where it says that I am to hold fast to my profession of faith. Faith is a muscle, and it must be exercised in order for it to grow, strengthen, and develop.] Faith is present and it is active.] Faith believes, faith speaks what it believes, faith acts upon what it believes. Faith is dependent upon the Lord to perform His Word. Faith is not dormant. Faith receives.
Unknowingly, I had gotten into a place where my profession of faith was silenced by presumption, assumption, and pride. I honestly thought I had an internal knowing of what I believe I received from the Lord…I took it for granted i.e. works over grace. Outside of my faith in my salvation, it took some prayer and real pondering and considering as to what I believe I’ve received. I had gotten into the place where my busyness and action represented my faith alone. Perhaps you’re in that place. Here is a short list of my professions of faith which I declare daily. You are welcome to use mine or seek God and make your own!
I believe my time has come.
I believe I have received continual divine health (spirit, soul, and body).
I believe I have received favor with God and man.
I believe I have received the heart and will of God for my life.
I believe I have received open doors and opportunities to share the gospel of Jesus Christ in the way that he’s given me to give to his people.
I believe I have received impartation from the Lord that demonstrates and manifests His glory on the earth.
I believe I have received ideas, creations, concepts, and strategies in fulfilling my Kingdom purpose and assignment.
I believe I have received a closer relationship with God through his Son Jesus Christ, more of him and less of me.
I believe I have received the double portion.
I believe I have received the greater.
These are just a few of my confessions. Therefore ladies, I urge you to hold fast to your profession of faith. God is faithful to perform His promises. Say what it is that you believe you have received! You already have the victory, God bless.