Apostolic Perspectives #7 - Divine Technology for Changing Lives and Circumstances
God... gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did. (Rom. 4:17b)
What an amazing statement!
And yet, we must go beyond this increasable piece of insight about God and lay hold of the technology that it is handing to us.
Is it possible that we are expected to follow this principle in our daily lives? Are we to be transmitters of life and transformers of our circumstances?
Well let's see. A transmitter sends or conveys something from one person or place to another. Does God expect us to transmit His life into dire circumstances?
Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. (Eph.5:1)
Did you see that? Wow! If you're like me, you are probably wondering in what ways God expects us to imitate Him.
Well for starters, we can dare to believe that dead circumstances can be resurrected.
The worst that can happen is that things remain the same. BUT, if they change for the better, you would have taken a major step toward being an imitator of God.
Sometimes we have to work on being a good imitator. If it doesn't turn out perfectly the first couple of times, don't give up. You won't be the first to try more than once to get it right. Jesus anointed a man's eyes twice before he started seeing straight!
Then He came to Bethsaida; and they brought a blind man to Him, and begged Him to touch him. So He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the town. And when He had spit on his eyes and put His hands on him, He asked him if he saw anything.
And he looked up and said, “I see men like trees, walking.”
Then He put His hands on his eyes again and made him look up. And he was restored and saw everyone clearly. (Mark 8:23-25)
What about the issue of being transformers of our circumstances?
Blessed is the man whose strength is in You,
Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.
As they pass through the Valley of Baca,
They make it a spring; (Ps. 84:5-6)
I am told that the Valley of Baca is a dry place. It is not an ideal place to be. We must always remember that our strength comes from the Lord, not our circumstances. Our circumstances in life will change from time to time.
Did you notice in the text that "Baca circumstances" can be transformed by the one whose heart is set on journeying? The key to being a transformer of your circumstances is to set your heart on journeying.
Unless God confirms to you, with two forms of ID, that you are to resign to your current challenges, then it's time for you to prophesy! Call those things that do not exist for you as though they did, and watch your Valley of Baca become a well-watered place! Watch your circumstances change before your very eyes.
This is a divine technology that I want to encourage you to grab hold of today.