We were driving out of town, in the right-hand lane when we saw blue lights ahead. Breanne quickly put her blinker on and moved to the left lane.
The vehicles behind us remained in the right lane as they sped by the officers car, Breanne just shook her head.
Frustrated she commented, “it is a law in the state of Tennessee that you must move over to the left lane if a police car is on the shoulder of the road. It is for their protection. But, if they don’t enforce it, it may as well not be a law at all.”
It jumped in my spirit!
It works the same way in the word of God.
We have been given great and precious promises through the blood of Jesus Christ, however, if we fail to enforce that word, it may as well not be a promise at all.
If we do not enforce it, stand in faith for it, we will probably never see it.
2 Peter 1:3 says God has given us EVERYTHING that we need for life.
1 Peter 2:24 says we are healed by the strips of Jesus.
2 Corinthians 8:9 says we are made rich because He (Jesus) became poor for us.
These are just a few of the promises of God. They are ours! They belong to us now. Not sometime in the future, now. However, if don’t stand firm on those promises and contend for them, we may never see them in our life.
1 Timothy 1:18 says we are to war with prophetic words. It works the same with the God breathed word of God, we must take it and make spiritual war. In doing so, we enforce the promises of God in our life.
We see all throughout the New Testament that contending for the promises of God is something we must do. We can’t simply sit on the side line and say, “Well, I wish it would happen for me.” No! That will not work.
We take the word of God and fight the good fight of faith. We stand on it and refuse to be moved off it until we see the promise manifest before our eyes.
I can pray for you, but no one can enforce the word of God in your life like you can. You have so much power, so so much! His word, in your mouth is filled with power. When you declare HIS word over your situation, and refuse to move off it, things will change. The problem is most people grow weary and give up. NEVER GIVE UP.
The promise of God in Christ are yes and amen. Yes, and so be it. It is His promise to you.
So how do we do this? How do we contend?
We dig into the word of God and find promises that cover what we need to happen. If we need healing, we find healing scriptures. If we need prosperity, we find scriptures on prosperity. If we need salvation for our family, we find scriptures that cover that. Then we take those words and every time the enemy rears his ugly head, we stand toe to toe with him and tell him what the word of God says. We enforce the word the same way Jesus did in the wilderness. We declare, “it is written.”
God’s word will never return void. It will accomplish what it is sent for – however – if you are not sending it – it cannot prosper. It’s time to send the word into the realm of the enemy and enforce the promises of God in our life – don’t you agree?
If it is not enforced, it may as well not be a promise at all. Think about that. Refuse to allow the promises of God to pass you by. Enforce His word in your life and see the promises of God manifest in your life….starting now.
Meditate on this:
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial. James 1:12