Tell the Lord Thank You even before you read this message. Just lift your hands and open your hearts and say thank You, Jesus.
Ephesians 1:11 – Delay Or Denied? Which Do You Believe In Your Situation?
Ephesians 1:11 – In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will.
In this text, we are told that as believers, Jesus is the One in whom we have an inheritance. This was predestined for us according to God’s will for us. We had nothing to do with it.
Believe it or not, God’s plan for our lives is working for the good of our lives, bringing everything together at God’s appointed time, according to His will.
God’s plan for our lives has an eternal purpose. We are limited in what we see with the natural eyes.
Our God is a God who not only wills, but He works and He works according to His will and not ours.
Romans 9:16 declares, it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
What situation are you waiting on God to work out on your behalf? Do you believe the answer is delayed or denied?
God does not answer prayer the way we think He should. Isaiah 55:8 – “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.
Scripture declares in Psalm 139:2 – You (God) know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
Delayed or denied? Which do you believe in your situation on today?
If God has made you a promise, believe me, it WILL come to pass! Delay does not mean denial! A prayer not answered yet is not a denied prayer. God promises are not denied, they are fulfilled.
2 Corinthians 1:20 – For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through Him, the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.
When God has a plan for your life and He is going to use you greatly, be careful. Be wise and seek God’s guidance and direction, knowing that God’s delay is not His denial. His Word is true.
Isaiah 55:11 -So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Matthew 21:22- “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”
Hebrews 11:6 – But without faith, it is impossible to please God: for him that cometh to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.”
Proverbs 18:9 – If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction, even their prayers are detestable. These are very strong words and they make the point that we do not come to God in a heart of disobedience.
Remember, God’s delay is not God’s denial if He has made you a promise. Wait on the Lord and be of good courage. Wait I say on the Lord! God’s delay is not God’s denial!
DELAY OR DENIED? Which do you believe today concerning your situation?
God bless and do tell the Lord thank you in advance for answered prayer. For we know God, the delay is NEVER denial!
I love you all for the love of Christ!
Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div