“See how the siege ramps have been built against the city walls! Through war, famine, and disease, the city will be handed over to the Babylonians, who will conquer it. Everything has happened just as you said. And yet O Sovereign LORD, you have told me to buy the field- paying good money for it before these witnesses- even though the city will soon be handed over to the Babylonians.” – Jeremiah 32:24, 25
Sounds crazy, huh? That’s right. Because in the natural, it is.
But our God operates not only in the natural but also in the Spirit realm. From there, He calls things as though they are- before they can be seen in the natural. He is outside of the limits of our physical realities. So here we see a prophet buying property in a land that was going to be taken by a nation, that was a world superpower of his day. Seems like he wasted his money and time. But God knew the future. God created it. He knew that the nation of Israel would return to the promise land in exactly seventy years.
So, when we see Christians doing strange things like, reading parenting magazines although the doctor said they couldn’t have children, starting businesses in bad economies, brushing up on job skills when there doesn’t seem to be jobs available, preparing to live when doctors have told them they would die, we know why.
Our Father is the God of the impossible. (Luke 1:37) He turns impossible to “I’m possible”. All we need is a Word from him. We need His breath blowing on our situation, letting us know that the winds of change are coming. Prophetically, we can sense it, as if it is in the air, and we know that the promise is ours. We can hope and act upon it. For if He said it shall be, then so it shall- no matter how things might look in the present.
I love the example that Mary, the mother of Jesus, provides for us. Luke chapter 1 says that the angel Gabriel gave her an impossible, even crazy promise.
She was told that she would have a child without having contact with a man and yet she responded,
“I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.”
Wow! That’s faith! Here is a servant who knows her Master well.
So, will Jesus find that kind of faith in you? Or me? Something to think about.
Let’s insure that he does. Faith comes by reading the Word of God. Psalms 119:114 says, “Your word is my source of hope.”
So, delve into the Word like never before. In it is the building blocks of true faith. The kind of faith that can move our mountains and smooth our path toward the destiny God purposed for us before the foundation of the world.
Like Jeremiah, let’s do some God inspired, crazy things in 2017!