When we put the new sign on a Church we pastored called “Love’s Way,” the LORD immediately said, “And you will be tested on that name…..”
Whatever we call ourselves, will surely be what the enemy will test you in.
Have you ever noticed (and I am not saying this in a judging way) but, have you ever noticed that almost every person who ever played superman either died or became so weak that they couldn’t function in that… I’m just saying…..
When we speak the Word about ourselves, we will either have had to live it already or we will live it soon!
Why? Because the enemy comes immediately to steal that word out of your heart!
“And these are the ones by the wayside where the word is sown. When they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts,” Mark 4:15.
He wants to see if you really believe what you are proclaiming! He tempts us to quit living it, but in the temptation, God is using the test to promote us to new revelation and greater things!
And the word says that “In due season we shall reap if we faint not!”
So today, God is saying, “What have you said that you believe? “
This may be why you are going through this! He wants you to know that, as you push past the temptation to quit, that you will find yourself strengthened by his spirit!
The key to strength is to wait upon him and not trying to do it yourself.
“But those who wait on the lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”Isaiah 40:31.
Zechariah 4:6 says “It is not by might nor power but by His spirit” that you will do this. To wait in the Hebrew means (to exchange strengths with) you literally put on his strength when you wait for him to show up!
God wants to strengthen us but in doing that we must know that our strength comes from him and Him alone! He wants you to fly like an eagle but he also is teaching us that He is the wind beneath our wings!
~ by Jo Ellen Stevens
Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.