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Luke 1:49-50 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name. 50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.

Start testifying of what God has said even before you see it happen. Mary set that example in Luke 1:49-50 after the angel told her that she would be the mother of the saviour of the world. There were two (2) things that we can learn from the experience of Mary. First, look for God to confirm the word that he has spoken. When Mary reached the house of Elizabeth to report to her the good news, the child within Elizabeth leaped for joy and she was immediately filled with the Holy Ghost. At that point, even without Mary telling her of her encounter with the angel, Elizabeth was used by God to confirm the word that he previously spoke by the angel: she referred to Mary as the “mother of my Lord” in Luke 1:43. Although it may not happen in all cases, God frequently confirms the word that he has spoken. In the case of Joseph, he had two dreams that projected him as a ruler over his brothers and as it relates to Jesus, multiple prophets prophesied of his coming. Those were not coincidences, it was God providing confirmation.

The second thing that we can learn from Mary is to speak what God has said as if it is already done. After Elizabeth referred to Mary as the “Mother of my Lord”, Mary responded by saying “he that is mighty hath done to me great things”. Mary was speaking what God had said as if it was already done. She never said “God is going to do great things”, she used the word ‘has” to suggest that it has already happened even though she just started her first trimester. What Mary did is similar to what Hebrews 11:1 says: “the evidence of things not seen”. The principle being taught is that once you are sure that God has spoken, speak of it by faith as if it is already complete.  

Life Application: Rather than saying “God is going to do” or “God will do”, like Mary, use the present tense to refer to what God has said he will do. It is already done. 

Prayer: Lord, thank you for what you have already done. I am healed, I am delivered. I am financially blessed. I have more than enough. I am above and not beneath. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Stacyan Rowe

I am an avid reader who enjoys exploring the world through words. I am a Christian, wife and mother to two amazing boys. I am an English teacher at the secondary level. I love writing and having meaningful discussions.

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