The "Amen" to His "Yes"
We are the amen to His yes! Check out 2 Cor 1:20 – 22

“20For 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. 21Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, 22set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.” Emphasis mine

I was reading this the other day and, as always, I am looking to understand this mystery of intercession; partnering with Father to see His will and His kingdom unfold on the earth. I know that God often will NOT move until we pray. Even though He knows the needs and has the power to meet them He chooses to hold back His revelation of Himself and His meeting of those needs waiting for our prayers and agreement with Him. Why does He do this? How does this work? It really is a mysterious thing. Here, I think, is a clue! The promises God makes are ALL “Yes” in Jesus and because of what Jesus did. God’s promise of salvation and indeed every other promise including the ones He made to His people Israel are all wrapped up in Jesus. Is that the end of this story? I think the answer is NO! God proclaims something from His heart and through the work of Jesus on the cross it is made possible, but then the release of His promise is activated by the agreement of His people on the earth! This is an earth shattering reality! We are the, “so be it” the, echo of God’s will in the Earth that sets the thing in motion! No wonder He is shocked an dismayed when no one is found to stand in the gap! No wonder Jesus implores us to continue praying and not lose heart. No wonder Samuel considered it a sin to NOT pray for the people of Israel. If I think about this long enough I begin to tremble at the responsibility laid upon us but also the unimaginable privilege of the friends of God. Oh how He loves us! The reality of WHY God wants to do this is incredible. Why did He save us in the first place? Because He loves us, yes, but there is MORE. He saved us to reveal His Glory to the universe and to us. "The Chief end of Man is to Glorify God and to enjoy Him forever!" In other words, once this salvation is done and the work of the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit is completed, not only will we live forever, but we will live forever in awe of God both reveling in His glory and, even better, DISPLAYING His glory! This function of the Bride in the Earth of echoing His promises and releasing them into reality is just the beginning of our display of His Glory! He gave us the Holy Spirit as the earnest that shows that He WILL bring us to the fullness of this as His bride standing by His side and causing the authorities and powers to worship HIM! Why? because we are so wonderful? No Because He is SOOO beautiful and it will shine through us! All to the Glory of God!!!

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