I heard, “I have uniquely anointed you!”
Each day comes with its own troubles, but many are beginning to see the door of escape opened before us.
Many hearts are walking through this door even though things look tough on the outside, and they are experiencing some comfort coming from the very heart of God.
There is something good and very vital about looking unto God which produces results in the midst of adversity. It is the key to experiencing the salvation we have received in Christ Jesus.
Looking unto God is different from looking at God. You can look at something but there may never be a connection, but when you look unto someone you are expecting either a blessing or something to be bestowed upon you.
This is why looking unto God is same as believing in God. It is the demonstration of our faith in him.
The LORD explains to us the way to experiencing salvation is through looking unto him;
“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must The Son of man be lifted up: that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life,” John 3:14-15.
Here Jesus says the lifting up of the serpent in the wilderness was a demonstration of salvation that men may believe and experience eternal life. So let us go back to see how they believed?
“And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived,” Numbers 21:9.
When they were bitten by a serpent, all they needed to do was to behold!
Beholding is the exercise of Faith! They looked to the serpent on the tree and they were healed.
Jesus became our serpent on the tree. He became sin. He took on the works of the serpent upon himself, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
The word translated above for beheld is the Hebrew word nabat which means to scan, to look intently, to regard with favor or care (Strong’s Concordance H5027).
The word that got my attention from the definition is the word scan. In the natural, a scan is done in the medical field when we cannot look at something with our physical eyes properly.
The scan when done, goes deeper and reviews the hidden image which we accept as the real condition of the thing we have not seen with just the eyes.
We believe what we see and know, and we accept the one the machine has revealed to us, as the reality.
Has the serpent bitten you? What is the bite? It could be sin, maybe sickness, maybe the bondage of the law, maybe condemnation.
Come let us look to Jesus. Let us by-pass what our natural eyes can see and wear on us a new reality which is the unseen reality in Christ.
On that tree, our sicknesses, all our sorrows He bore, and today He is made our Salvation. We look beyond and accept that His Person is our Salvation. We are unified with Him — and as He is so are we in this world.
“Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world,” 1 John 4:17.
What is judging you today? What is speaking against you?
Look beyond and see that as he is so are we in this world. What you feel is not your reality; Jesus is not sick, depressed, poor, addicted, feeling rejected and condemned today. He is at the right hand of God where honour, glory, blessing, and power have being given to Him.
Just like the scan — accept this reality as your own and see the manifestation.
It doesn’t matter how long it takes. This is how True Faith works.
“Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from The LORD: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) We are confident, I say, and willing, rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with The LORD,” 2 Corinthians 5:6-8.
The word for in the above sentence, “For we walk by faith, not by sight”, suggests an inference or conclusion drawn from the previous verse.
So to understand how to practically walk by faith and not by sight, we must look at the sixth verse carefully which says; “whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from The LORD.”
What does it mean to be at home in the body? It is to agree with the natural, to deny that you are not as He is, because of your natural circumstances.
But when we are willing to walk by faith and not by sight, we become “willing, rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with The LORD.”
I don’t care what is going wrong around me. I take my mind off that and I fix my gaze on Christ, my salvation. I picture His Body as my body. I imagine the Fire and Power of His incorruptible body, as my own.
I understand that nothing can separate me from the love and life of God. He is my health. He is my provision. He is my life and salvation. I will look beyond for yonder lies my true condition.
No matter the pain, no matter the challenges, I will close my eyes and keep envisioning Him as MY BEING.
“Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I AM God, and there is none else,” Isaiah 45:22.
In an encounter with The LORD; I saw The LORD standing beside a box full of expensive clothes. He removed a red suit jacket and stretched forward to give to a Christian who was just waiting upon The LORD.
Then I saw another person who was standing by who rushed and collected this red suit jacket from The LORD, but when he tried to wear it, it didn’t fit him. It was not his size, and I saw him return the suit jacket to the Christian standing by.
Then I saw him put on this suit jacket which fitted him very well, and off he went with excitement and was ministering in a church.
The Holy Spirit led me to:
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God,” 1 Corinthian 2:9-10.
Then The LORD spoke and said; “There is place of Kingdom Manifestation I have prepared for you. Do not be afraid, I have uniquely anointed you for the place I have reserved for you.
Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, it has not even entered the heart of man the treasures I have prepared for you.
As you wait, understand that I AM The LORD working on behalf of those who wait for Me.
My Spirit is active on your behalf, searching and from the deep things of God you will be overwhelmed with My Glory.”
Blessings in Christ,
~ Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church.
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua is the founder and lead pastor of Living Hill Christian Church headquartered in Nigeria, which has a vision to restore the earth with the gospel of God’s grace. Called to be a pastor, he functions in the Healing/ Prophetic/ Teaching/ Music and Writing Ministries. He releases Prophetic Words to encourage the body of Christ on the Church’s blog.