”Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing,
yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a
far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,
while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen.
For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
Jesus said to look at what you can’t see. What does that mean? If I can’t see it, why are you telling me to look at it? He’s telling me to NOT look at what’s right in front of me and to look at what I CAN’T even see. For the thing I can’t see, is eternal. The thing that’s in front of me is a moment.
The thing that is afflicting me, has an alarm clock. It HAS to end. The thing that the affliction is producing, will last forever. The trouble is MOMENTARY, but God put the trouble to work for the glory, for a greater weight of glory.
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God,
to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
It works out in your favour. God puts the things in life that have come to afflict you… He puts them on payroll and makes them work a job description, that takes you closer to who you are supposed to be.
So every adversity in life is working for you. So the good is working on my behalf, and the bad is working on behalf. Therefore, God has this designed in such a way, that I cannot lose. Because if you do something good to me, I’m blessed, and if you do something bad to me, I am blessed. I’m blessed coming in and I’m blessed going out.
If it’s bad, God is going to make it good, and if it’s good, God’s going to make it good. And that’s how I have to win, and I have to win every time. You see, God governs the universe with WORDS. He created the world with Words. He governs the universe with Words.
The Bible says He “upholds” (holds together) all things by the Word of His Power. In other words, it’s a WORD that gets something started, and it’s a WORD that KEEPS it going.
Now, God governs His universe with Words, and He built you to do the same thing. He built you to govern your world with WORDS. He was so keen on you governing your world with Words, that He GAVE you what to say.
What I say, is what God becomes willing to do. The words of Faith that I speak, is the release and privilege and permission that I give God in my life.
Ron Carpenter, Redemption World Outreach Church