Today’s New Covenant nugget is from Romans 4:17
As it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”. In the presence of Him whom he believed—God, Who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did.
God calls things which do not exist as though they did and empowered in Christ under the New Covenant, we get to do the same thing…
When we speak by grace through faith according to the Word at the direction of the Holy Spirit our words create our reality. Just like Jesus created all things that have been created by His words before they existed, we get to create things that do not yet exist by our words of faith.
WHAT YOU SAY IS WHAT YOU GET, NOT ‘WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET’.
Let’s look at Abraham’s testimony…
Abram was 75 when he received the promise that God would make him a great nation. Abram had the promise, but the promise had not manifested. When Abram was 86, eleven years after the promise, confused and frustrated by the fact that what he was believing for according to the Word had not yet come to pass, Abram and Sarai came up with their own plan to ‘help God’ bring His promise to pass… Ishmael was born through his own efforts, but this was not the plan of God!
When Abram was 99 Years old (26 years after the promise) he changed his name to Abraham (Father of many nations) under the guidance of the Lord. Nine months to 1 year later Sarah gave birth to Isaac… Abraham was 100 years old. Abraham entered into a covenant of circumcision with the Lord and within that covenant began to call those things that did not exist as though they did according to the Word of the Lord.
Within our New Covenant in Christ which is far more powerful that the covenant of circumcision, like Abraham, we now get to call those things that do not exist as though they did.
Jesus calls the storm, ‘Peace’…
Jesus arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. (Mark 4:39) Notice, the word Peace is capitalized… that is because it is a name… Jesus named and called the storm, Peace. He did not say “Storm’ be still”, He said, “Peace, be still”. When Jesus called the storm, ‘Peace’ it became what He said.
The Children of Israel called themselves Grasshoppers…
When the spies came back after seeing their promise, everybody except Joshua and Caleb called themselves Grasshoppers… they said, “We are as grasshoppers in their sight, so we are in our own sight”. They used their words to disqualify themselves from ever receiving their promise and as it was, every one of them died in the wilderness without receiving what was rightfully theirs.
Joshua and Caleb called the giants Bread…
Instead of calling themselves Grasshoppers, they called the giants their bread… “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it. Do not rebel against the Lord, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the Lord is with us. Do not fear them.” Joshua and Caleb were the only two in over two million that received their promise. They later took possession of their promise along with the descendants of those who died in the wilderness. Joshua and Caleb called those things that did not exist as though it did and spoke their promise into being.
Joel 3:10 says, “Let the weak say, ‘I am strong.’ ” We need to say what God says about us, our circumstances, our relationships and our finances.
Change the name of ‘Trouble’ to ‘Opportunity’. Call your poverty and lack ‘Prosperity’. Call your ugly, ‘Unique and Beautiful’. Call your body ‘Strong, Healthy, Young’. Call yourself, ‘Success, Wisdom, Highly Favored, Good Looking, Talented, Fit, Smart and Powerful’, take your place in the New Covenant and call those things which do not exist as though they did, in Jesus Name!