TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
As you’ve been created in His image to be a bearer of His Glory, your are also co-heir with Christ for the continuation of His great works. Remember this: He’s already done it for you! Rejoice!
It used to be when somebody shook your hand or gave their word, or when somebody put their name on something, you could count on it. That day is long gone in America.
We still shake hands, give folks our word and even sign our name to things, but we do so with a loophole in mind. We keep a lawyer in our back pocket to file for bankruptcy, divorce or make an amendment to the promise we made. We do what we say as long as it’s good for us. Once the advantages are no longer obvious, the courtroom drama ensues.
Bottom line: we no longer have a “covenant mentality.”
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus…”
– Philippians 2:5
You see, you have to choose to be the person who is lawfully wedded, who pays their bills or fulfills the contractual obligations you’ve signed up for. So what is a covenant mentality? It is a sold-out “all I have is yours and all you have is mine” way of thinking.
Sound a little bit scary? It is, but it is the right way of thinking because it’s how God thinks. It is also the mentality that God has toward you.
A covenant mentality will always produce integrity, character and reliability. Can that be said of you?
This is a tough day and age to live in. There is an idea in our generation that it’s OK to cheat on your taxes, your spouse or your boss as long as you don’t get caught. I have news for you. If you have taken the name of Christ and have become part of God’s family, you will get caught!
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
– Galatians 6:7
Speaking to believers, Paul wrote the above letter to let people know God would not let His children, who bear His name, dirty that name or His reputation by sowing evil. He promises they will “reap” or get caught and suffer the consequences of their actions so they can be convicted, then restored.
When we take His name as Christians, we are in covenant with Him. All we are and all we have is His, while all He is and all He has is ours! That’s a covenant worth keeping!
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO KNOW GOD DOESN’T BREAK HIS PROMISES TO US. PURPOSE IN YOUR HEART TO BE A COVENANT THINKER AND KEEP YOUR PROMISES TO GOD AND OTHERS EVEN WHEN YOU CAN’T SEE WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU!
From my book: Soul Invasion