August 28, 2019
Isaiah 50:4 (TLB) The Lord God has given me his words of wisdom so that I may know what I should say to all these weary ones. Morning by morning he wakens me and opens my understanding to his will.
Isaiah 51:16 (ERV) “My servant, I gave you the words I want you to say, and I covered you with my hands to protect you. I did this to make a new heaven and earth and so that you would say to Israel, ‘You are my people.’”
The two passages above emphasize to us that the restoration of all things (man, earth, heaven, and everything within) can take place when we receive God’s word and speak it. This is what we need to grow, train, and develop. Because if we could accurately capture, correctly understand, and declare God’s word in the right way, ‘we can become God’s working partner’ in creating the new heaven and earth (the restoration of all things).
This morning, Holy Spirit once again broadened my perspective in seeing the benefits of building our inner man. It’s not only about spiritual stamina and the strength of our spirit, but the ability to capture His word & declare it through our mouth to ‘restore all things’.
Romans 8:26-27 (NASB) In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
1 Corinthians 2:10 (NASB) For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God.
1 Corinthians 14:4 (NASB) One who speaks in a tongue edifies himself; but one who prophesies edifies the church.
I become increasingly confident in God who has given us the truth about building our inner man. If we persevere in practicing, the new heaven and earth will be created through the word proceeding from our mouths.
The question is, is it that simple? Just declare the word, and this world will be restored? Of course, if we recognize our true IDENTITY. Because someone will function according to their identity. A servant will function according to what his master says. And a master will function by uttering a word, and his surroundings will respond with their action.
Realize that we are RULERS on this earth. So, what we need to do is to rule and reign – by speaking! That’s the way kings play their role. So, can this world change by simply speaking God’s word? YES! Because that’s the way RULERS rule!
Now I understand more and more the importance of knowing our identity in God. Because if we know the truth, we can make the impossible possible, and create into existence the non-existent!
Genesis 1:26-28 (NASB) Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
This is the standard of our identity that God created in the first place! We are created to rule and reign! Only by speaking, the heavens, earth, and everything in it will respond!
I will build my inner man more and more (by speaking in tongues, receiving impressions, and declaring them). Every morning, I will try to capture the content of God’s heart about our nation. Then I will direct my declarations to the revealed life aspects.
I BELIEVE all creations will respond towards what I’m declaring. The restoration of all things will surely take place! #ILoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus