Once again I am sitting here listening to a song, Love is Here by Tenth Avenue North.
Love is here.
Love is now.
Love is pouring from
His hands, from his brows.
Love is near, it satisfies.
Streams of mercy flowing from his side.
Cuz love is here.
It reminds me of a special time with a precious woman in a nursing home. She said she read in the Bible about a time God would restore that which was lost. She wanted to know when that time was. Now or in heaven?
God put it on my heart to share with her about the time that Lazarus was raised from the dead. Jesus said Lazarus would rise again. Martha said she knew he would rise again in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus’ response, “I am the resurrection, and the life…” (John 11:25, KJV). He proceeded to raise Lazarus not in the last day, but that day. He was the promise of things to come standing there in the flesh.
I shared with this precious lady that this promised restoration was based on Jesus and that just like He was Resurrection to Lazarus that day, He was Restoration to her right now. She hadn’t seen her son in four years and so we prayed for her son to be restored to her. Her son showed up at the nursing home that night.
Hebrews 11 tells us of the mighty things accomplished by Godly men and women when they simply trusted in, leaned on and relied on God and His word, when they had faith in God and His word. Hebrews 11 begins by telling us that “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (v. 1, KJV).
Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. (Hebrews 11:1, Amplified)
Faith is now. The promises are based on Jesus and He has come in the flesh. He has died on the cross. He has risen from the dead. He has fulfilled the law. He is even now seated at the right hand of the Heavenly Father interceding for you and for me.
For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. (2 Corinthians 1:20, KJV)
For as many as are the promises of God, they all find their Yesin Him [Christ]. For this reason we also utter the Amen (so be it) to God through Him [in His Person and by His agency] to the glory of God. (2 Corinthians 1:20, Amplified)
So to all those promises you have from God in His Word I say (and you say), “In Jesus Name, Amen (so be it)”.
…be it unto me according to thy word. (Luke 1:38, KJV)