An important key to seeing a prophetic promise from God come to pass is to begin by responding ‘Yes!’ to Him.
Have you ever been sent an invitation to a formal event like a wedding, and been asked to RSVP? The initials ‘RSVP’ come from a French phrase, which means ‘please reply’.
Once you have replied ‘yes’, that invitation becomes your pass, giving you access to enter the event. If you do not have your invite on hand, your name may be checked against a list.
Saying ‘Yes’ to God’s prophetic promise is a powerful first step you can take, to seeing that promise fulfilled.
The Power of Saying ‘Yes’ to God’s Prophetic Promise
God gave Israel a prophetic promise. He said, ‘I am giving you the land of Canaan.’ In Numbers 13, we read that Moses sent 12 leaders into the land, to check it out and report back.
Joshua and Caleb responded, ‘Yes! We can certainly take this land with God’s help!’ (Num 13:30; 14:6-9)
However, the other ten spies expressed doubt. They said, ‘We cannot take this land. There are giants there who will certainly defeat us!’ (Num 13:31)
The doubtful ten turned the whole nation against God’s promise. Instead of saying ‘yes!’ their RSVP was ‘No, we don’t think so!’
As a result, an entire generation missed out on entering into the promises of God.
Honour God by Saying ‘Yes!’ to His Prophetic Promise
‘The Lord said to Moses, “How long will these people treat me with contempt? How long will they refuse to believe in me, in spite of all the signs I have performed among them?”’ (Numbers 14:11)
The people dishonoured God when they said ‘no’ to His promise.
It is time to check your heart and mindset concerning the promises of God. Today your Father says, ‘Don’t elevate doubt and fear above My Word and My prophetic promise to you.’
Honour God with a resounding RSVP ‘yes!’ to His prophetic promise for your life, family, church, ministry, business, and circumstances.
Your Response to God Determines the Outcome
A prophetic promise is not one-sided. God loves you and does not override your will, in order to perform what He has said He will do. Everything the Father does is in relationship and partnership with you.
As Prophet David McCracken says, ‘A prophecy is not what will happen; a prophecy is what God intends to happen.’
Fulfilment of a prophecy is conditional firstly upon our acceptance of God’s promise. It is then also dependent upon our relationship with God, our character, our choices, and our obedience to Him.
God’s call and promise for your life will be big. It will be out of your comfort zone. But it will resonate deep in your heart.
It is time to RSVP ‘yes!’ to God. What does this look like?
- It means responding in faith, praying and speaking positively about God’s promise
- It means testifying ahead of time of what God will do
- It means taking action; walking in anticipation—taking positive steps towards the prophetic promise
God’s Promise Gives You Access
God’s word to Joshua was, ‘I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses.’ (Joshua 1:3)
The prophetic promise from God was the only thing Joshua needed to access Canaan, the Promised Land. Once he said ‘yes’ to God, he needed to listen to God’s personal instructions, respond in obedience and step out in faith.
The story of Joshua is a reminder that no giant, no wall and no limitation can stand between you and God’s promise for your life.
The first step is to RSVP ‘yes’ to Him.
What prophetic promise comes to mind that you want to RSVP ‘yes!’ to God about? I would love to hear about it in the blog comments section, or on Facebook or Instagram. If the blog comments box is not visible, click on this link and scroll down.
© 2016 Helen Calder Enliven Blog – Prophetic Teaching
On team with David McCracken Ministries: Prophetic Ministry That Empowers The Church
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