In Psalm 139:16 David teaches us that all of our days are written in God's book of us before a single day passes.
It's true, Dad wrote out a glorious destiny for every single person He would ever create. But those events and blessings and prunings aren't set in stone. We have to submit to Him, learn through intimacy and choose by our will to live out what He imagined for us.
What He has is always for our great so don't ever be afraid to give up your best human efforts for His spectacular, supernatural abundance.
Deuteronomy 29:2-6 gives us insight into how God works in our lives. We can ask for and receive understanding about our circumstances and use the wisdom as a testimony and witness to others in times of need.
Creative power is released by our words and it increases supernaturally when we speak what God has said in the written Word or as rhema. Decree this promise aloud in faith for the next seven days as often as possible and ask for confirmation that it's been activated in your life. Continue to decree it until it's confirmed.
Whatever is deep in your soul is what will come out of your mouth. If you have a lot of The Word in you, that's what you'll speak and what will manifest for you.
I recently read Revelation 7:10 in the NASB version and had a question. It reads, "... and they cry out with a loud voice, saying, 'Salvation to our GOD who sits on the throne, and to The Lamb.'" I asked Holy Spirit why it was translated 'salvation to' instead of 'from' or 'through.'
I checked some of the other versions. The GNT and ESV both read, "Salvation comes from ..." and the NLT asserts, "Salvation belongs to ..." The SBL Greek New Testament reads, "καὶ κράζουσι φωνῇ μεγάλῃ λέγοντες· Ἡ σωτηρία τῷ θεῷ ἡμῶν τῷ καθημένῳ ἐπὶ τῷ θρόνῳ καὶ τῷ ἀρνίῳ."
The Greek translation is most accurate, of course, and the phrasing 'salvation to' is correct. Worship is what was going on in heaven in this particular record and GOD was being saluted. If you know Spanish or French you're familiar with the terms, "Salud" or "Salut" which roughly mean "to health" and are often spoken before sharing a drink with others [get your mind outta the gutter; it doesn't have to be alcohol].
Picture a scene from a movie when an audience is about to toast a king and they declare that he live long or something about His greatness. That's what was being professed before Yahweh in this instance. He was being toasted or cheered for His awesomeness. I can think of two such scenes immediately. In The Twin Towers (Lord of the Rings 2) they toast Theoden after Gandalf administers deliverance to him, and he's restored to his right mind and throne. Another is in One Night with the King, when the feasting begins that leads to Vashti's banishment. Admantha raises his chalice to Xerses and proclaims, "Great king!"
Does this matter? In the scheme of things probably not. But, I prefer to worship and pray the way I find it laid out in The Holy Scriptures because it's effective. But I also want to understand what that worship and prayer actually mean. I want to refrain from vain repetitions (Matthew 6:7), and one way of doing that is having proper revelation of God's protocols. The Word tells us we perish for lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6), but with all of the resources we have at our fingertips (deliverance is right there *snap*) that shouldn't be the case. And I will not be one of those who doesn't take full advantage of everything I can get my hands on to learn more about God and His ways. I don't want to know more about anything else on this earth than about Elohim and His Kingdom
I bless you in the name and authority of Yeshua ha'Mashiach.
Copyright © 2016 Zari Banks, M.Ed