Again, I feel to write this and I cant go to sleep until I do.
Dont give up. You must remember the two parables that Jesus taught to explain how Gods promises are interfered with by the enemy.
The second parable was the one where God sowed wheat, but the enemy came and sowed weeds.For a long time you cant find out what is wheat and which are weeds… but when the growth comes then you can tell them apart and you can gather the wheat and burn the weeds!
Sadly the weeds might be false friends, wrong words, misleading advice, witchcraft and more. Burn it. And gather the harvest.
Be patient and be observant. Be ready to gather the wheat which has grown and be ready to recognise the weeds (people, lies) sown by the enemy which you can burn when you recognise it.
The first parable was the seed sower. Again, Jesus taught that God sowed a promise in the form of a seed. The seed had to be received into a soft and obedient heart. But then, while you are watering the seed every day, and you are hoping it will germinate, then the enemy comes to distract you from your promise… he uses three or four strategies to get you to give up…
18 “Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: 19 When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path. 20 The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy.
21 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. 22 The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful.
23 But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” – Matt 13:18-23
The enemy sows weeds so that you become confused about what is and is not your promise. AND he also brings trouble, persecution, the worries of this life and money worries against you – all just to to cause you to give up on the promises that God has made.
When we accept that what Jesus Christ taught is true and that all seeds that God plants WILL be opposed by the enemy, then we can begin to feel better, we can begin to understand and be prepared for the enemy`s strategies to come and oppose to stop the harvest.
But if we live in a dream world of fantasy, expecting that things will happen easily, just as we expect, as if there is no enemy trying to ruin Gods promises… then we will be constantly surprised and even devastated when we encounter weeds instead of the harvest, or when money or worries or difficulties sart to come up.
The bigger the promise, the more resources the enemy will use to oppose the promise.
But. If the seed is received in a soft and obedient heart, if you do not shrink away, if you confront the weeds and burn them when you are able to recognise them, if you boldly deal with the issues of real life as they come up… then… you…
… produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown
Dont give up. Dont snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Dont expect that the enemy will change hia behaviur and stop opposing Gods promises. Dont be surprised when you find weeds right next to the wheat that you have been waiting for… wait… and then separate the two… and burn the weeds. No problem!
Dont give up on Gods promises. The bible is FULL of seeds that you can plant in your life. I have planted many and I am watering many scriptures for so many aspects of my life and my future life.
I have planted and am watering seeds for my future wife`s happiness, my future children`s happiness, my future home to be safe and warm… for all aspects of my life.
I literally believe what scripture says… we do not live by bread alone… WE LIVE BY EVERY WORD THAT COMES FROM GODS MOUTH… and all scripture is God breathed… He has spoken His words and I am watering them.
God also speaks to us through words of prophecy and He said that I should fast for breakthrough. So two weeks ago I fasted three days. Last week I fasted three and a half days. This week I will fast three or four days.
Last night at church someone had the word “breakthrough!” and I knew… thats mine, thank You Lord!
And you? Will you fast? Will you persist with a soft and obedient heart? Will you burn the weeds when you find them? Will you trust, even when life gets in the way, or money, or persecution?
Remember, God`s promises are worth it. He doesnt give bad gifts. He is a good Father. He has it figured out, even the bits that seem impossible to you.