by Pastor Brenda Thomas
Recently, I was ministering at my brother-in-law and sister’s church in Washington. One day while waiting on the Lord, I kept hearing this phrase, “It shall come to pass.” As I was pondering that statement my eyes rested on a large 1828 Noah Webster’s Dictionary on the shelf in my brother-in-law’s study. This is an amazing dictionary! Many of the definitions contain scripture references to where that word is used in the Bible! Isn’t that awesome? Would to God our young people were still learning the meaning of words from that dictionary!
What I discovered about the word “shall” was really great. “Shall implies a promise or a command.” A good example would be, “I shall pay you $100.00 on Friday.” In addition, this is the best part, when used this way, “THE FORCE OF [THE] PROMISE [IS] IN THE PERSON UTTERING [IT]!” I think you can see where I went with that!
We have all had the unfortunate experience of someone promising us to do something and then, for whatever reason, it never materialized. Even people with the best intentions may not always be able to fulfill their promises simply because they are humans, and humans are not perfect. We forget, we over extend ourselves, we change our minds, or we encounter circumstances beyond our control, etc. The list could go on and on!
But, when we are standing on a promise from God or His Word, we can be assured that there is a force behind His promises that will always bring them to pass! This verse is a good reminder, “God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?” (Numbers 23:19 NASB) God cannot lie. If He spoke it in His Word, or spoke a word to your heart then you can take it to the bank, because it will be just as He has told you!
I have a question for you: What has God spoken to your heart regarding your family, your health, your career, or your ministry? Too often the passage of time makes us think that they are not going to come to pass. Since when is God limited by a device called a clock? Tick tock, tick tock doesn’t make Him nervous, anxious or disappointed!
I believe as you listen to the entire message “It Shall Come To Pass” from October 15th, you will be encouraged to keep your expectation activated. If you have let some dreams or visions go because they didn’t happen as soon as you expected, then pick them back up! It is never over until it is over! Our Father is willing and able. IT SHALL COME TO PASS!