Though It Tarry, Wait For It

on 7/16/2010

“I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what He will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” (Habakkuk 2:1-3)

If you read my last post you know that we have recently had some personal difficulties. Well, today I can shout, “Glory to God, I can see His hand on our lives and He’s mightily bringing us through.” Just to recap, we lost our jobs, put up our house for short sale, and have huge medical bills. This season of trial and change began in March, and we are still walking through it. But recently we have seen God move us through with His exceedingly mighty hand.

Within three weeks of putting our house on the market we had a great offer. We submitted our information to the bank for approval and then we waited. After some days I had a dream from God which I believed said for us to just move out, that this was the seed we needed to sow for supernatural favor with the bank. I was reluctant, but after nearly three months, and my wife’s desire to get settled before the baby’s arrival, we made the decision to move. We began searching and God enabled us to find and obtain a rental property. THE SAME DAY, yes, THE SAME DAY the bank called me and said our short sale was approved. This was after nearly three months of waiting, calling, emailing, and praying. They didn’t ask for a promissory note, they didn’t ask for anything else, they just approved it, as God repeatedly told my wife and I that they would.

How awesome is that? It’s a miracle, I don’t care what anyone says. About the same time I was informed that I would be given enough legal work to pay our bills for at least the coming months. And I know that when I need a new job or more clients then God will provide whatever I need. We still have the medical bills, but we are managing them by God’s grace, and I know when we (potentially) owe several thousand for the delivery, God will provide that too.

So you say, “Byron, it sounds like it’s over.” Well yes, I believe in the Spiritual realm it is over, but in the natural realm we have some more to go. The offer on our house, a standard written contract, said that the buyer had the cash and could close whenever the bank approved the deal. I felt the Lord lead us to the new place, got the divine confirmation by the bank’s approval, and the next day I heard the Lord tell me to get moving. God provided friends to help us move, and we are out, glory to God, with the nursery already being prepared.

But three days after we moved out my realtor called. He said that despite the contractual language, the buyer needed to sell her old house, and she can’t close until this occurs. Well you can imagine what I thought. That is a blatant breach of the contract. I’m an attorney, I should get very upset. I could sue her. But that’s the devil’s reaction, that’s the reaction of the flesh. We’ve come this far, now are tests of a different kind.

I keep hearing the above verse in my spirit. Though it tarry, wait for it. Wait for it. I’m waiting now. I’m not sure what all is going to happen, but I know my God. I know He told me to go. I know He got me the approval. I know He got me the new place, and I know He has already freed me from my troubles and provided for me. In fact, months before this situation started God led me to begin confessing, “The power of these mortgages is broken over our lives.” We believed it and now we see its manifestation.

But I can’t get upset and in the flesh. I can’t get in strife with the buyer. In fact, I need to pray for her and bless her. What can I leave in the house that will bless her? A pool vacuum, the pool cover, she can have them. I need to continue sowing, continue blessing. It was the operation of faith and love that got us this far, it will be the operation of faith and love that carries us through. Glory to God.

How awesome is our system! How awesome is our God! I could get all angry and threatening. But I know God is saying, “Trust Me and be patient.” I know God is saying it will all be fine. I’ve moved out now and I’m over that place. In fact, I bought new ac filters and water softener salt before I left. I’m not going to bow to the flesh. I’m not going to get into strife.

We can see the promised land before us, and we are moving ahead. Look again at the verse, it says, “though [God’s Word] tarry, wait for it, it will not tarry.” In the English that doesn’t make much sense, saying though it tarry, it will not tarry. But those two words are different in the original Hebrew. It basically says, though the manifestation of God’s Word waits and takes time, don’t worry, it will not be late, it will not be slack. Glory to God.

Whatever God has promised you, God is not slack concerning His promises, as some men count slackness. Has God promised you something, continue trusting Him. Can you see it, can you sense its manifestation? Even if it takes time, don’t worry. God’s promise will always show up in your life at the perfect time. It won’t be late, God won’t be slack.

In fact, the woman purchasing our house is about to sell her house, so we’ll be fine. But the bank only gives you so much time to close once they approve the deal. If we had received our approval months ago, then maybe she might not have been able to purchase, and the whole deal might have fallen apart. I believe God’s timing is perfect and will always be perfect for you, if you keep the right attitude and the right heart.

So where are you right now? Has God promised you a job, and you’ve had many interviews but no offers. Has God promised you ministry opportunities that you have yet to see, and your numbers only increase by one or two a week? Are you on the cusp of your breakthrough?

NOW IS THE TIME, SHOUT LOUDER, PRAY HARDER, KEEP PUSHING, KEEP FIGHTING. I know the temptation is greater than ever. But you must wait, be patient. Be still, and know that He is God. And you don’t just know that He is God, but that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.

By faith and patience we inherit the promises. Patience isn’t patience until you are tempted to show impatience. Just wait, pray and relax. God’s hand is not slack, you will surely see all His good word come to pass in your life.

3 comments:

bornagain77 said...

Though Off topic, This insight into the resurrection of Jesus Christ may interest you:

The Center Of The Universe Is Life - General Relativity, Quantum Mechanics and The Shroud Of Turin - video http://www.metacafe.com/watch/3993426/

The End Of Christianity - Finding a Good God in an Evil World - Pg.31 -
William Dembski
Excerpt: "In mathematics there are two ways to go to infinity. One is to grow large without measure. The other is to form a fraction in which the denominator goes to zero. The Cross is a path of humility in which the infinite God becomes finite and then contracts to zero, only to resurrect and thereby unite a finite humanity within a newfound infinity."
http://www.designinference.com/documents/2009.05.end_of_xty.pdf

Philippians 2: 5-11
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

"Miracles do not happen in contradiction to nature, but only in contradiction to that which is known to us of nature."
St. Augustine

Intelligent Design - The Anthropic Hypothesis
http://lettherebelight-77.blogspot.com/2009/10/intelligent-design-anthropic-hypothesis_19.html

Byron said...

bornagain77 - Thank you so much for the comment. I love the word about being united with a Newfound Infinity. Without going too much into detail, I believe when we are born again we are literally implanted with God's seed, and essentially placed into God's realm of existence (on a Spiritual level). What that Newfound Infinity means for us now, in all its glorious reality, would absolutely blow our minds if we saw it clearly.

Nathaniel Davis said...

Thanks for your encouragement and story - I read this verse this morning - I liked the part about the Hebrew word on tarry being two types of word

Thanks

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