One of the most dangerous times in our lives as believers is the time between receiving a promise from God and experiencing it's fulfillment.
It is a dangerous time because, if we do not know what to do during this time, we can wind up delaying or even aborting the fulfillment of God's promise in our lives.
One of the great principles from Scripture that we must understand as Christians is that the very moment God promises something to us, from His viewpoint in Heaven, it is DONE…COMPLETED…FINISHED! Yet there may be a period of years, even decades, before you and I are in the RIGHT PLACE…at the RIGHT TIME…with the RIGHT QUALITIES worked into OUR LIVES…so that we can EXPERIENCE the FULFILLMENT of God's promise in our life.
ONE of the THINGS the Lord does, and this is critically important; He promises us things, and then He works in our lives by His Holy Spirit and His providence to bring us to the place spiritually and geographically in which we will be able to receive what He has promised us.
There is no more striking example of the outworking of this important principle of PROMISE AND FULFILLMENT than in the life of the young man Joseph, who at the age of 17 received an amazing dream or promise from God of ruling. Immediately, Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers. This message, PROMISE AND FULFILLMENT, is the amazing message of how God took Joseph from a pit in Israel, where his brothers had thrown him, and brought him to Egypt, and it is the faith-building message of how God took Joseph from the dungeon to the throne of Pharaoh in order to fulfill His promise.
This critically important message of PROMISE AND FULFILLMENT, dramatically demonstrated for us in the life of Joseph, is the glorious message of how God works in His sovereignty to move us from where we are in our lives to the place both spiritually and geographically that he can fulfill His wonderful promises in our lives.
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Posted on Wed, January 5, 2011
by George Kouri