In a time of corporate worship, I sensed the Spirit saying, “Increase your expectancy for Me to do far above what you can pray or think” – whatever your circumstances may be.
1 Corinthians 2:9 (NKJV)
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
We need to take our eyes off the difficulty of the circumstances or the size of the mountain before us, letting go of negative expectancy and fix our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith. He will give us the victory.
In this meeting a lady, who had a big struggle with a family situation, received total freedom and great joy as she let go of the burden, putting her trust and expectancy in Jesus to work it out.
Hebrews 12:1-2 (NKJV)
The Race of Faith
“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
The great cloud of witnesses shows us that there are many who have come through life’s difficulties victoriously, cheering us on to persevere by faith! The instruction is to throw off the worries and cares (burdens) and the sin (of unbelief and doubt), looking unto Jesus who will take us through. He showed us the way of perseverance while going through the most horrific events thinkable, because His eyes were on the end-result – the joy which He kept before Him in seeing His Bride by faith and receiving His place as the Victorious One at the right hand of the throne of God.
So, instead of expecting the negative, pray for God’s glory to invade your situations, praising Him for His favor, grace and lovingkindness to work things out for His glory – then raise your expectancy for miracles!
Then twice the Lord gave me the following Word, which is repeated twice in this passage).
“Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion,
and instead of disgrace (confusion) you will rejoice in your inheritance (portion)
And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.” – Isaiah 61:7
A double portion is coming to those who will keep trusting the Lord, their eyes fixed on Him to do the seemingly impossible.
Do not let the difficulty of your situation limit your expectancy, but fix your eyes on the Victorious One, remembering that all things are possible for those who believe (Mark 9:23). Hallelujah!
Therefore, whatever your current challenge, struggle or mountain may be, let go of your limited natural sight and understanding. Look away from the problem and look unto the amazing miracle power and might of our Lord. Only believe with great expectancy for your double portion inheritance and let the sound of His Word recalibrate your mindset and you declare the victory with rejoicing! Glory to God!