Make the Call

Jeremiah 1:12

You have seen well, for I am watching over My word to perform it.

How many promises from God do we have from this series on healing? How much of His Word do we have? We have quite a treasure trove so far with more to come, but what does it mean that Father is watching over His Word to perform it?

God has given us His word. What does it mean when someone gives their word? It means we have a promise from them, doesn’t it? However, it is stronger than a regular promise. A person’s word is their bond. It is like an oath. Now, if a person’s word is their bond, how much stronger and more binding should God’s word be? It should be unbreakable. So, we have an unbreakable promise from God. What’s next?

God said He is watching over His word to perform it. It sounds like He is waiting for something to happen. What do you think that is? He is waiting for someone to call in His marker, to put it crudely. It is as if He has written us a check and He is just waiting for us to deposit it. When we do, He will then transfer the funds to our account. You know, that is exactly what a check is. It’s a promise to pay. Isn’t that what Father has given us? So, He is saying, if you understand this, then you have seen well because I am keeping up with those promises to fulfill them when demand is made.

Let’s get a bit more practical. So, we have God’s promise for health and for healing, separate promises toward a common goal. Now, how do we make a demand on that promise or how do we cash the check? God said He is watching over His Word. His Word is His bond. So, He is watching His Word for when someone draws on it. We know that salvation comes by believing in our hearts and confessing with our mouths. We saw in Proverb 4: 21 that we are to keep God’s words “in the midst of your heart.” We have also seen a number of scriptures which tell us that death and life, health and wellbeing are in the power of our tongues. It is, therefore, reasonably easy to conclude that Father wants us to believe in our hearts that He is our healer and wants us to be in health and to speak “His Word” in that regard. When He hears His Word being spoken, He performs it. He has legions of angels who hearken to His Word. They can’t help it. That Word is Jesus to them, so they are immediately attracted to it. When we get our Words in alignment with God’s words and when we intentionally speak His Word over our situation there is an angelic host ready to perform.

Look at this passage from 2 Chronicles, “Yahweh’s eyes scan the whole world to find those whose hearts are committed to him and to strengthen them.” (v. 16: 9 GW). God is scanning the whole earth watching and listening for people who will call on His Word. He is attentive to His Word and all the angels and heavenly beings are attracted to that Word. Thus, the way we “cash our check” is to believe the Word we have heard and to speak it with faith and confidence. Call in God’s marker. He has given you His promise. He has given you His Word. He cannot go back on it. You just have to call Him on it, just as if I made you a promise and you called me on the phone and said you were ready for me to fulfill my promise. He is watching and waiting. Make the Call!

Sell Out

2 Chronicles 16: 9

For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.

Do you ever wonder what God is up to? What is he doing with His time? Now you know. He is scanning the whole earth looking for those he can support and strengthen. God wants to bless us. He wants to uphold us by His strong right arm but the truth is that we won’t let Him because we don’t allow ourselves to receive from Him. Some of us lack belief, others lack expectation. Still others of us don’t appreciate His goodness.

Being blessed is a process of teamwork. The first part is that we must be dedicated to God. Do you see that He scans the world looking for a heart He can work with? Those are important words and if we are not living in the blessing as fully as we think we should be, then this is the place for us to begin our analysis. We see that God wants to bless us. He wants to support us in all we do. He is just looking for someone who will cooperate with Him. His eyes constantly search for someone who is wholeheartedly in for Him. Is that you. Is your heart for God? Are you completely sold out to Him?

If you answered, “Yes,” then God is all in for you too. My next question is, “Will you allow yourself to be blessed?” Some people have difficulty receiving. It begins with believing that God wants to bless His people. Hebrews 11: 6 reads, “And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.” We have to believe that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. So, He is searching the earth for those whose hearts believe that He is and that He is a rewarder. You see, you are not sold out to God nor wholehearted towards Him if you don’t believe His word and even specifically this verse from Hebrews. He is looking for someone who will believe that God is for them in every way. He wants us to lean on the expectation of His strong support.

That brings up another point from today’s verse. God isn’t looking just to sprinkle you with blessing or just give you a small step up. He is a big God and wants to show Himself strong to you. He wants to “strongly support” your dreams and goals. That means that not only is He in your corner, but He is the loudest cheerleader you have. He wants to give you all He has. That ends up boiling down to all you will receive. He isn’t trying to be a subtle encourager. He wants to get loud and flex His muscles with strength.

I think if you will mediate on this verse, you will find more here than you have previously considered. I hope it blesses you from the top of your head to the bottoms of your feet. Get your heart fully committed to the Father who loves you and who wants to be your supporter. Be sold out to Him. Believe Him and let Him help you.