Wednesday, 01 December 2021
ENGAGING THE POWER OF EXPECTATION TOWARDS SHILOH 2021
…. Pro. 23:18….
Proverbs 23:18 (KJV) For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.
According to scriptures, faith is the substance of thing hoped for, that is, things expected, and the evidence of thing not physically seen – Heb. 11:1-3 Hebrews 11:1-3 (KJV) Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
Faith is Word-substantiated expectation – Rom. 4:17-21
Romans 4:17-21 (KJV) (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.
Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb:
He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
Faith is Word-based expectation – Psa. 119:89
Psalms 119:89 (KJV) For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.
Faith is Word-boosted expectation – Rom. 15:4
Therefore, wherever we see the word ‘faith’ in the Bible, we may try to replace it with the word ‘expectation, expect or expected’, that will reveal the power of expectation in real terms.
The Just (that is, the Redeemed) shall live by his faith, which implies that, the life of the redeemed is a product of his word-substantiated expectation – Gal. 3:11/ Heb. 10:38.
Galatians 3:11 (KJV) But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
Hebrews 10:38 (KJV) Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
Jesus said, ‘according to your faith, that is, your Word based-expectation, be it done unto you’ – Mat. 9:27-29/ Mak. 2:1-12
Matthew 9:27-29 (KJV) And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us.
And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.
Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
Mark 2:1-12 (KJV) And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house.
And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them.
And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four.
And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay.
When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.
But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,
Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?
And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?
Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?
But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,)
I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house.
And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.
Again, the Word says, whatever we desire when we pray, we should believe, that is, expect, we shall have them – Mak. 11:24/ 1 Kgs 8:40-46
Mark 11:24 (KJV) Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
1 Kings 8:40-46 (KJV) That they may fear thee all the days that they live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers.
Moreover concerning a stranger, that is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name’s sake;
(For they shall hear of thy great name, and of thy strong hand, and of thy stretched out arm;) when he shall come and pray toward this house;
Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for: that all people of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy people Israel; and that they may know that this house, which I have builded, is called by thy name.
If thy people go out to battle against their enemy, whithersoever thou shalt send them, and shall pray unto the LORD toward the city which thou hast chosen, and toward the house that I have built for thy name:
Then hear thou in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.
If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near;
Jesus further said, if we can believe or expect, based on the Word, all things are possible to him that believe or expect – Mak. 9:23
Mark 9:23 (KJV) Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
All men and women of exploits in scriptures were highly expectant individuals, examples include the likes of Moses, David, Daniel, etc, etc. – Heb. 11:27-29/32-34
Hebrews 11:27-29 (KJV) By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
Hebrews 11:32-34 (KJV) And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
We must all set our expectation right in our final preparation for Shiloh 2021 and the things that used to trouble us shall begin to tremble at our instance as each of us return with a new name, that is, ‘More than a Conqueror’ – Isa. 62:1-3
Isaiah 62:1-3 (KJV) For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.
And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.
Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.
Jesus is Lord!