“BELIEVING IN THE FUTURE”

JOSHUA 14:6-11
6.”You know the word which the LORD said to Moses the man of God concerning you and me in Kadesh Barnea.
7 “I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadesh Barnea to spy out the land, and I brought back word to him as it was in my heart.
8 “Nevertheless my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt, but I wholly followed the LORD my God.

9 “So Moses swore on that day, saying, ‘Surely the land where your foot has trodden shall be your inheritance and your children’s forever, because you have wholly followed the LORD my God.’
10 “And now, behold, the LORD has kept me alive, as He said, these forty-five years, ever since the LORD spoke this word to Moses while Israel wandered in the wilderness; and now, here I am this day, eighty-five years old.
11 “As yet I am as strong this day as on the day that Moses sent me; just as my strength was then, so now is my strength for war, both for going out and for coming in.

AH..! THE BENEFIT OF BELIEVING IN THE FUTURE OF THE MINISTRY AND VISIONS THE LORD HAS GIVING TO YOU!
All those who didn’t believe in the Future of the land the Lord was taking them, never lived to see the land….SO ALSO WILL ANYONE WHO NEVER BELIEVED IN THE FUTURE OF HIS CALLING AND MINISTRY WOULD NOT SEE THE FUTURE BEAUTY OF THE MINISTRY AND CALLING AT ALL.

A lot of those people who started the ministry with us never believed the Future of the ministry, so they never stayed in the ministry to partake in the glorious destiny of the ministry we are seeing today.

A member of Mount Zion once asked me, many years ago, when we were travelling around with nylon bags and sacks, and we were sleeping inside church buildings of wherever we were invited. It was 1988. We were getting ready for a drama ministration at RCCG Headquarters, Ebute Metta, and we were arranging the open-air stage while we had not yet broken our regular daily fast. He looked at me and said: “Bro Mike, Is this how we shall be living our lives? What is the future of this ministry? What of when we begin to have children?” I looked back at him and said, I don’t know the future of this ministry, I am only following the LORD by faith and I believe He will take us to beautiful destination.”

The brother had since left the ministry. He left when the future was no so clear at all. Now, he is outside of the ministry and watching all the glorious occurences in the ministry from outside the fence.

EVERY MINISTRY AND MINISTERIAL CALLING THE LORD HAS GIVEN TO YOU IS YOUR CANAAN LAND. YOU MUST BELIEVE ALL THE VISIONS HE GAVE TO YOU ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE MINISTRY.

YOU MUST BELIEVE IN THE FUTURE OF YOUR MINISTRY.
YOU MUST BELIEVE ALL WHAT THE LORD SAID TO YOU ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THAT MINISTRY.

Never compare where you are now with where the Lord said you are going. They can not be compared. The future is greater than the Present.
IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE IN THE FUTURE OF YOUR MINISTRY, YOU CAN NOT STILL BE THERE TO WITNESS THE BEAUTIFUL FUTURE THE LORD HAD COVENANTED WITH THE MINISTRY.

JOSHUA 14:10
“And now, behold, the LORD has kept me alive, as He said, these forty-five years, ever since the LORD spoke this word to Moses while Israel wandered in the wilderness; and now, here I am this day, eighty-five years old.

AND YOU HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE FULFILLMENT OF THE PROMISE.
YOU MUST WAIT FOR HOWEVER LONG IT TAKES FOR YOU TO GET THERE.

Caleb waited for 45 years to see and get the Land the Lord had promised him and his children. It was a beautiful Mountain of Hebron. He waited for it and he got it. EVEN THOUGH THE LORD HAD SAID THE FUTURE OF YOUR MINISTRY IS GREAT…YOU HAVE TO WAIT TILL THE FUTURE COME…YOU CAN NOT RUN TO MEET THE FUTURE….WAIT.

Joseph was 17 years when the Lord showed him he would rule and his brothers and people were coming to bow before him. But he had to wait. JOSEPH WAITED FOR 13 MORE YEARS TILL HE WALKED INTO THE FUTURE OF THE FULFILLMENT OF THE PROMISE.

David was probably around 12 years old when he was anointed as King of Israel. But he had to wait for the Future to come and he began ruling the people of Judah in Hebron at the age of 30 years (2 Samuel 2:4) and was anointed the King over the whole Israel at the age of 37. That was about 18 years of waiting.

YOU HAVE TO LEARN TO WAIT FOR THE FULFILLMENT OF THE LORD’S PROMISE FOR YOUR MINISTRY AND YOUR LIFE.
AND ABRAHAM HAD TO WAIT 25 YEARS TO FINALLY RECEIVE THE PROMISED CHILD.

IF YOU ARE THE TYPE THAT EASILY GET TIRED AND FRUSTRATED IN THE ASSIGNMENT AND VISIONS OF GOD’S WORK, IT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO FINALLY POSSESS YOUR POSSESSIONS IN YOUR MINISTRY.

PSALMS 27:14
14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

Source: Evang. Mike Bamiloye|Published with permission

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