Those Things Which Be Not

a6711732c3e612f0bbf0d5bd1b86b5a4(As it is written, I have made you [Abraham] a father of many nations,) before Him Whom he believed, even God, Who quickens the dead, and calls those things which be not as though they were.” Romans 4:17

It was and is GOD Who calls those things which be not as though they were.  If the Lord has said it to us personally we can call it, otherwise we are just presuming.

“Who is he that says, and it comes to pass, when the Lord commanded it not?”  Lamentations 3:37.

If it’s not in God’s Will, it doesn’t matter how many Believers agree or how many angels are “released” (we don’t have authority over angels by the way) or how much we bind and loose, we simply cannot override the Will of God…even in Jesus Name.

You lust, and have not: you kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: you fight and war, yet you have not, because you ask not. You ask, and receive not, because you ask amiss, that you may consume it upon your lusts.”  James 4:2-3

When we begin calling those things which be not as though they were and God has not personally spoken His Will to our heart, we are in fact trying to BE God and not God’s people.  We receive not because we ask amiss.  Our prayer is presumptuous, not humble. The Word of God says:

If My people, which are called by My Name, shall HUMBLE themselves, and pray, and seek My Face, and turn from their wicked ways; THEN will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 (emphasis added).

The Lord didn’t say fake it until you make it.  The word of faith, prosperity gospel has people going around blabbing and grabbing those things that are not in the Will of God for His people.  They lie to themselves and others about their present circumstances in the name of Jesus and bring reproach God. This is another gospel and it is accursed (Galatians 1:8).

31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your Heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things.

33 But seek you first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”  Matthew 6:31-34.

Listen to me friend, this word of faith heresy is nothing more than witchcraft in the church house.  You have not because you ask amiss.  Instead of lying to ourselves about our present circumstance, we need to humble ourselves and ask God to show us why we are in our present circumstance. What is the Lord trying to show us while in the wilderness?  He does not leave us in the wilderness to perish.  When we begin looking to Him, the Author and Finisher of our faith, Jesus Christ – He will lead us out of this pilgrim land.  The Lord is not trying to show us how to BE Him in the wilderness…He’s trying to show us how to DEPEND on Him.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”  Proverbs 3:5-6.

We either believe the Word of God to be true or we believe it to be a lie.  Are you leaning unto your own understanding?

“And He (Jesus) said to them all, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow ME.”  Luke 9:23

Prayerfully consider.

-Donna Clark Warren


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