Isaiah 7:7-9 Thus saith the Lord God, It shall not stand, neither shall it come to pass… If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established.
It is good to talk about what God has promised concerning your life; but that door will not just fly open, you must use your faith as the key to open that door.
At the time when Ahaz was King of Judah, Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah king of Israel, went up to fight against him and the Lord spoke through the prophet Isaiah to declare to King Ahaz that their attack against Judah would come to nought. After this declaration, The Lord said further to King Ahaz in Isaiah 7:10 that “If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established.” It served as a reminder to King Ahaz and to us today that to receive what God has promised, you must first believe.
The principle that was being brought to the attention of King Ahaz has been repeatedly taught in the Bible: what you believe is what you receive. It was the message that God was communicating to Abraham when He said to Abraham in Genesis 15, as far as you can see you will receive. The expanse of Abraham’s blessings was limited by the extent of his belief. It was also evident with the woman with the issue of blood when she said, if I but touch the hem of his garment, I shall be made whole. She understood the principle that her being made whole required her to believe the word of God, symbolized by the hem of his garment.
Whatever God has promised you, you will have it, if you believe. Therefore, do not let your doubts get the better of you, increase your faith by continually reminding yourself of what God has promised.
Life Application: Show that you really believe by acting quickly upon every principle or instruction that he brings to your attention.
Prayer: Lord, help me to act upon your word in faith instead of fear. In Jesus name, amen.