But it's NOT EASY for anyone. If God finds a person who seems to always trust Him, God might even seem to move the goalposts so that even a faith-filled person must learn to trust Him more than ever.
Like it or not, take it or leave it, but God will be stretching our faith for the rest our lives. We might as well get used to it.
But the more we pass the test to "stand" amidst impossible situations, the more we receive promotions by God, and that's a very good thing.
So make it your goal in 2021 to "stand" because the anointing is in "the Stand." (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
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"Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong." (1 Corinthians 16:13)
"The anointing is on the stand." These are the words God spoke to me when I sought Him at the beginning of this year.
I don't know why it works this way, but God can say one simple sentence and our spirits can know the completeness of what He is saying to us.
God spoke this to my heart, saying, "Those who stand in faith (in agreement with the Word of God) this year will be immersed in MY anointing – MY yoke-destroying, burden-moving anointing."
To "stand" means "to be on its foundation; not to be overthrown or demolished; to be in a state of fixedness; hence, to continue; to endure; to be fixed or steady; not to vacillate; to be in or to maintain a posture of resistance or defense."
Those who stand on the promises of God will see those promises manifest before their eyes. That is a good word.
"Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord." (1 Corinthians 15:58) (Photo via Unsplash)
The flip side is that those who waver, who allow circumstances to move them off "the stand," will not see the promises fulfilled. That is a scary word. However, it is not something new – it has been in the Word of God all along.
James 1:6-8 says, "But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways."
A Year to Stand
This will be the year of "the stand." Will YOU stand firm?
"And Moses said to the people, 'Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.'" (Exodus 14:13-14)
"You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem! Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you." (2 Chronicles 20:17)
"The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance." (Psalm 33:11-12)
"In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides]. Put on God's whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil. (Photo via Pexels)
"For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere. Therefore, put on God's complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place]." (Ephesians 6:10-13 AMPC)
Standing is not a passive move – it is a faith move. We stand firm, declaring what God's Word says. We stand immovable, knowing His Word has the final say and it will not fail. We resist the devil and every negative thing he brings our way. We stand in faith, knowing God has anointed our stand. We will see the promise manifest...as we stand.
Meditate on this:
"...be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord..." (1 Corinthians 15:58)
Blessings to you!
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A New Thing Ministries
Kim Potter is the founder of A New Thing Ministries, which sends a daily teaching to over 10,000 people all around the world. Her articles have appeared on The Elijah List, Charisma, Spirit Fuel and iBelieve.com. Kim's message is one of hope. She speaks to the heart of those who have grown discouraged and disappointed by the circumstances of life and imparts the desire and ability to stand against all odds; to stand for victory. She encourages people to press into God and discover that He is who He says He is.
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