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Abraham literally took God at His Word. If God said it, he believed it. More than that, he expected it.

When Abraham and his wife Sarah were senior citizens, God told them they would have a son. Sarah laughed at the idea. But at 99 years old, she gave birth to Isaac. By faith, Abraham received God's supernatural provision. As a result, he lived in God's perfect will.

Isaac was the avenue by which God's covenant with Abraham could be fulfilled. In Genesis 13:16, God promised Abraham that his offspring would be as the dust of the earth in number. However, when God commanded him to kill the very child He'd promised, Abraham could have panicked. After all, God didn't ask him to sacrifice a goat. He asked him to sacrifice his only son.

Despite the high price Abraham was asked to pay, He obeyed God. When he got to Mt. Moriah, he built an altar, and placed Isaac on it. Then he raised up his hand to do exactly as God ordered. But just as he was about to strike the child, he heard a voice that warned him to stop.

An angel of God came to reveal the Lord's provision and Abraham sacrificed a ram rather than his son. As a result of Abraham's faith, God provided what he needed at the time.

In Genesis 22:13, Abraham lifted his eyes and looked up. We should program our minds to do likewise by looking beyond the circumstances and instead look to God. Child of God, I don't care what your situation looks like - it is not as bad as it seems. If you hold on to what God's Word says about your deliverance, His provision shall be seen in your life.

Abraham was expecting God to show up. "And Abraham said, My son, God will provide Himself a lamb for a burnt offering..." (Gen. 22:8). The implication is that although Abraham was willing to do as God said, he knew God well enough to expect a miracle.

God sees ahead. He's not just on time, He's ahead of time. Stop wondering how you're going to make it. Expect God to provide all that you need when you need it.

Know that when the bill arrives, God has already provided a way to pay it. When sickness tries to attach itself to your body, realize that Jesus has already paid the price and with His stripes you are healed.

In other words, begin to expect Jehovah Jireh's provision to be made on your behalf. If you tap into this realm of relationship with God, you'll begin to see your situation change!

Forget what it looks like right now. Trust God. Begin speaking His promises aloud daily. Say things like, "God delights in the prosperity of His servant (Ps. 35:27), therefore I'm out of debt!" Keep confessing until you see the manifestation in your life. Write down your confessions and put them in obvious places to remind you of God's promises.

Be patient. Remember, if you wait on the Lord, He will renew your strength (Isa. 40:31). When God answers your prayer, jot down the date next to your confession. And whenever you're tempted to quit, take a look back at what God has already done for you.

If ever you could stand on something that will never fail, it is the promise of God. Abraham did and you can too. God has promised us a due season (Gal. 6:9). When it's due, it'll come. God's Word is your confidence, and with it comes great rewards (Heb. 10:35). Remember, no matter what it looks like, Jehovah Jireh's provision shall be seen in your life!

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Creflo A. Dollar
Web site: World Changers Ministries
 
Creflo Dollar is the founder and senior pastor of World Changers Church International (WCCI) in College Park, Georgia; World Changers Church-New York; and a host of fellowship churches throughout the United States and internationally. WCCI also has offices in Australia (serving the Asia-Pacific region), South Africa, Canada, the United Kingdom, India, and the Ukraine.
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