KEY SCRIPTURE: Romans 4:17 “(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were”.
The Holy Spirit once again exposes a truth that we all need to pay a closer attention to. It was said about Abraham in Gen 17:5 as follows “Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram but thy name shall be called Abraham for a father of many nations have I made thee. Abram means exalted father, but the Lord changed his name and called him Abraham. Abraham means father of many nations. It implied God had made him a father of many nations. Apostle Paul through the Holy Spirit said that God calls those things which be not as though they were and he also quickens the dead.
These truths reveal a very important fact about the nature of God. We realize that what God promises to happen in the future must be treated as to have happened. He also gives life to that which might be dead. What he (Paul) is saying is that when dealing with a promise of God count it done.
There are two things that are impossible to men:
1. The things that does not exist.
2. That which is dead.
From our key scripture, the Lord calls that which is not as though it was. This is what we call faith. Faith always sees what should be in the future now. Faith does not know it would happen tomorrow, but it has happened. (Hebrews 11:1)This is the realm of God. If that which God is relating with is dead He gives life to it.
We must approach God’s promises on this principle. We must believe that what we hope to have in the future is present with us now. The word impossible is not in God’s vocabulary. It is in the vocabulary of fallen men. Now that we are born again we are alive unto God(Ephesians. 2:1)
To partake of the promises of God you must also go into God’s realm and call that which should be in the future now or today. If some condition is dead declare that life has come into it. Praise God about it. You cannot be disappointed.
I live in the realm of God that is the realm of faith. I do not live in the future concerning God’s promises, they are all now with me. In this way I always experience the reality of His promises.
Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”.
Romans 10:10. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation”.