Have you been asking the Lord for specific things to happen? Are you in a new birthing season God is asking you to walk out? Are you praying for family and friends?
Now read this with assurance...that God is answering your prayers and His promises! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
"[A]nd being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. And therefore 'it was accounted to him for righteousness.'" (Romans 4:21-22)
Recently, I was scanning through my Bible to pluck out specific promises we were to declare over our current season and circumstances. When I reached the Gospels, the Holy Spirit began to highlight the importance and frequency of what appears to be one of Jesus' favorite words: "assuredly."
"Our sureness in Him produces a sureness of the greater works than these that many of us have been praying about for years."
Jesus was constantly imparting a higher level of "sureness" into our faith; "sureness" to how we would receive and live into His truths and promises, like Abraham, who was so fully convinced of an "impossible" promise at a seemingly impossible time that it was indeed accounted to him. So often before Jesus gave us the wisdom of His teachings, He first gave us "assuredly" so as to impart not a hopeful faith, but a sure belief that He, Jesus, was indeed able and willing to perform what He promised. He wanted to convince us of the reality of His teaching before He taught us.
I believe the Holy Spirit is bringing to light this word from Jesus right now for us each—a word that imparts sureness to the specific words/promises He has given us, put within us, and is birthing through us. He wants to remind us of His assuredness so that we too are fully convinced and will receive what is due this season.
Here are just some of Jesus' "assuredlys":
"...[F]or assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you." (Matthew 17:20)
The tiniest bit of confident dependence upon our God and who He has made us to be, partnered with Him, will move mountains in the season that is here, and the ones to come.
"Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on Earth will be bound in Heaven, and whatever you loose on Earth will be loosed in Heaven." (Matthew 18:18)
The more we realize the power of our words, infused with the life of Christ's authority within us, we will bring more of Heaven to Earth in the most natural, free, and transformational ways.
"Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it." (Mark 10:15)
This "sure" faith is childlike at its root, and beckons us back to this confidently dependent posture of life-giving authority. For of such is the Kingdom!
"...Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or parents or brothers or wife or children, for the sake of the Kingdom of God, who shall not receive many times more in this present time, and in the age to come eternal life." (Luke 18:29-30) (Photo via Unsplash)
Many people have left, lost or surrendered so much in whole-hearted pursuit of Jesus and His Kingdom, and yet are waiting for their account to move from the red to the black again. Only believe. Ask Him for His justice to come upon you and what the thief has stolen.
"...Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury; for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood." (Mark 12:43-44)
Have you sown with love and faith when you had almost nothing to give? He knows. His accounts are sure. Declare His accounts of all He has seen and knows over your life, family and purpose.
"...Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!" (Matthew 8:10)
The centurion was sure; he was fully convinced that Jesus' words were so enough, he just needed to hear them spoken and it would be done. This is the sureness, the certainty He has called us to live and breathe by.
Then, Jesus takes His "sure" emphasis and amps it up a notch, adding: "Most assuredly."
"This 'sure' faith is childlike at its root, and beckons us back to this confidently dependent posture of life-giving authority."
"...Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see Heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man." (John 1:51)
The open Heaven you're praying for, the revival you've contended for is not so far off, and it may be happening in ways you cannot yet see. But His willingness is assured. We must live equally assured.
"...Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner." (John 5:19)
This is one of my life verses. Even Jesus could do nothing but what He saw the Father do. When we join the Father where He is moving, we can be sure there is "fruit that remains" that is being birthed.
"...Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from Heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from Heaven." (John 6:32)
We can literally feast on His promises in the leanest times of life—I know we have. It makes me think of that scene from the version of Peter Pan called, "Hook," where the "Lost Boys" eat by faith as they shout, "Bangarang!"
"Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father." (John 14:12)
As Jesus' Word says, signs and wonders will follow the lives of those who believe. Our sureness in Him produces a sureness of the greater works than these that many of us have been praying about for years.
"Most assuredly, I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy." (John 16:20)
Yeshua aches with each of us. He feels every tear and wrench of our hearts amid the seasons we have endured. But we can be sure of the joy to come. Our sureness will in fact help produce this joy, not only for us but for many others through us! (Photo via Unsplash)
"...Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you." (John 16:23)
I can't escape this promise of late. He just keeps reminding me over and over the power of asking, and asking for specific answers in His name. He wants to show Himself in this way. He wants to give Himself in this way. He just wants us to be sure. And we can be sure that He will answer.
"Assuredly," He has this new season in the palms of His hands—already moving, speaking, and producing. He just wants us to be sure. "Assuredly" is the lens by which we process the Lord's Word to us, over us, and through us. He says so, over and over again. Assuredly. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Heavenly Hope Ministries
Joey LeTourneau, his wife Destiny, and their six children are based in the hills of central California. They have lived and traveled all over the world looking to unearth the treasures God has hidden in people, places and new possibilities. Joey is the author of seven books and together they speak, train and empower others to see God's worldwide family restored – one heart at a time.
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