CONSIDER IT NOT!
By Jamie Carte
This week’s topic: The Holy Spirit
Abraham decided that what God had told him (the Word given to him) WOULD come to past. The Word says that he did not doubt, he did not weaken in what he believed God for. He did not weaken in what God had promised even when he was thinking about his body or Sarah’s body! Think about that, when it was time for them to by faith become intimate with each other, they had to come together in faith, for his body was “impotent” and hers was “barren!” The very intimate acts that would able them to even conceive a child had to be done by faith! And do not forget that Abraham was about a hundred years old, and this promise that God gave them did not just become evident over night. It was YEARS LATER before Isaac was born! How many nights did they have to BY FAITH come together and believe God for their very BODIES TO WORK! And to add to this whole faith journey that Abraham and Sarah had to walk, Sarah HAD NEVER CONCEIVED BEFORE!
The Word said that Abraham had NO UNBELIEF and NO DISTRUST! That means that he would never even let his mind go to that place of doubt. When a doubtful thought came to him that God and His Word was not working, he would not tolerate it! He would NOT ENTERTAIN the thought of doubt or unbelief. He did not LOOK at the time that it was taking for the promise to manifest. He DID NOT CONSIDER the way his body may have looked or acted. He did not look over at Sarah and think, she has never had a baby, how could she now that she is old? NO! He kept his mind right on what God had said. And how did he keep maintaining what he was trusting God for? The Word says in verse 17, “. . . in the sight of God in Whom HE BELIEVED, Who gives life to the dead and SPEAKS OF THE NONEXISTENT THINGS THAT [HE HAS FORETOLD AND PROMISED] AS IF THEY [ALREADY] EXISTED.” God, Who used His Faith to form the worlds (Hebrews 11:3) and Who spoke to Abraham and told him that he would be the father to many nations BEFORE it could be seen, gave Abraham one of the keys to faith, SPEAK THE PROMISES OUTLOUD AS IF THEY ALREADY EXIST! God used His Faith this way and so did Abraham and so do we!
God changed Abram’s name to Abraham, which means father to many nations. So, when now, Abraham would introduce himself, he would be saying for example, “Hello, I am (Abraham) the father of many nations.” Or if Sarah would call for him she would profess, “father of many nations (Abraham), can you come here and lift this for me?” They were speaking into existence the Word that God had given them. God changed his name on purpose and with a purpose . . . that The Word given to Abraham would be spoken into existence! And it was!
Abraham and Sarah spoke what God spoke about their future in addition to speaking Abraham’s new name. Abraham fully trusted what God said to him. He trusted Him even though it took years to come into reality. HE JUST WOULD NOT CONSIDER DOUBT! So, when the enemy or people would say to you, “Yea, but when is it going to happen?” CONSIDER IT NOT! “I thought you said that would occur!” CONSIDER IT NOT! Church, keep focused on what God has said and keep speaking your Promise. And when doubt and unbelief rises, you just answer the doubt with, I CONSIDER IT NOT
Scripture of the Day: “As it is written, I have made you the father of many nations. [He was appointed our father] in the sight of God in Whom he believed, WHO GIVES LIFE TO THE DEAD AND SPEAKS OF THE NONEXISTENT that [He has foretold and promised] AS IF THEY [ALREADY] EXISTED. 18 [For Abraham, human reason for] hope being gone, hoped in faith that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been promised, So [numberless] shall your descendants be. 19 He did not weaken in faith WHEN HE CONSIDERED THE [UTTER] IMPOTENCE OF HIS OWN BODY, which was as good as dead because he was about a hundred years old, or [when he considered] THE BARRENNESS of Sarah’s…