The Promise, The Process, & The Possession
Apostle Dr. James Brewton
I felt led to minister this revelatory word to the body of Christ for such a time as this. In it, you will be able to see how each of your everyday trials is a component of the “Process” toward your possession – your inheritance, your divine assignment, and your destiny.
As you read through this, you will see that The Promise and The Possession are more powerful than The Process. Only Holy Spirit can carry us successfully through the process, the levels of trials, persecutions, demonic attacks on our thoughts and imagination, and spiritual warfare in general. Regardless of the trial or how long it lasts, we must move forward in total trust in God. We need Holy Spirit power to possess the promises.
First, let’s establish the fact that the Promises of God are true and they exist for those who believe in Jesus Christ and have made Him Savior and Lord of their lives.
“Therefore hear, O Israel, and be careful to observe it, that it may be well with you, and that you may multiply greatly as the Lord God of your fathers has promised you – a land flowing with milk and honey.” (Deuteronomy 6:3)
“And you shall do what is right and good in the sight of the Lord, that it may be well with you, and that you may go in and possess the good land of which the Lord swore to your fathers. (Deut. 6:18)
As you can see, The Promise is your possession, your inheritance. And an inheritance is something given; something taken as a heritage. Our good God, awesome Father has given his sons and daughters His estate, His portion for our possession – inheritance.
“For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.” (2 Corinthians 1:20-22)
“Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, ‘And to seeds,’ as of many, but as of one, “and to your Seed,” who is Christ…and if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” (Galatians 3:16, 29)
All of these Scriptures confirm that God has given us His promises as our inheritance, our possession. Our heritage as servants of the Most High is assured as we move forward in our predetermined assignments by our faith in Jesus and our trust in God, who supplies all our needs according to His riches in glory through Christ Jesus (Phil. 4:19).
So then, we know that The Promises lead to the Possession; however, it is the Process that tends to derail so many Believers. The presence of a promise doesn’t mean the absence of the process. Many Believers get drowned in the process. The process involves the day to day things that we all must go through because “we live in the world.” The process includes the trials, persecutions, tragedies, unpleasant things that are inclusive in a world bent on evil systems.
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy…” (John 10:10a)
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” (Matthew 6:34)
Acquiring the new home, business or vehicle that you desire is a process; building a financial portfolio is a process; the purging of old connections and contacts from your life is a process; dealing with people who have hurt you in the past and getting them out of your thought life is a process. The enemy would love for you to get stuck in a quagmire during the process that leads to the possession; but God said, “NO!”
“Guard your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.” (Proverbs 4:23)
“Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.” (Hebrews 10:35-36)
Every process that involves the fulfillment of the divine assignment over your life begins with obedience to God’s will. Adhering to the will of God for your life lead to proper focus of your divine assignment with confident endurance, which leads to the fulfillment of the promise – the possession – the inheritance!
Old and New Testament heroes of faith had success “going through the process” before receiving their inheritance. For example, Abraham was asked to give up – to sacrifice his son Isaac to God, but God spared Isaac. Moses was asked to speak up – to confront Pharaoh and command him to let the people of Israel go free. Daniel was asked to stand up – to not yield to the demands to compromise his faith and consistent prayers to God; and the apostle Paul was asked to get up – and spread the gospel to the Gentiles. In every case, God rewarded the obedience of these men.
We too, must take heart in our resolve to please God and receive the inheritance which is in the saints. When saints of God yield themselves in complete and wholehearted obedience to God, He does great things in and through us, and moves us successfully through the process and into our inheritance, the possession. It is a walk in confidence and patience with God, as it was with King David who declared, “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me.” (Psalm 23:4)
“Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,. May give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.” (Ephesians 1:15-18)
Body of Christ, I decree and declare that we will rise to the occasion, keeping our eyes on the prize. Because obedience has its challenges, it’s the less-traveled path for spiritually immature Believers. Disobedience, on the other hand, is the more well-worn way because it’s the easy way out. It’s the road many are tempted to take when things get sticky or uncomfortable. It’s the path of least resistance, and sadly, it’s the path that relegates them to saint status, but with little or no positive impact for the Kingdom.
As Believers, you and I know that in the race of life, we’ll face hurdles that trip us up, knock us down, or pressure us to compromise God’s standards. That’s why Paul urges us to “Press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Jesus Christ” (Philippians 3:14). We do so by keeping our eyes on the prize and walking in confident endurance to overcome the challenges of “the process” and receive our possession – our inheritance.
I believe we’ve entered a new era of divine intervention, which is very much associated with our willingness to listen and obey the will of God. Growing in obedience to God is a lifelong process. It will never end. So you can expect to struggle against the desires of the flesh from time to time. That’s why it’s so important to remember that spiritual growth happen one step at a time, one victory at a time. It may not seem like it at the moment, but every one of your victories – even the small ones – add up and have a cumulative effect, bringing you toward greater spiritual maturity.
So rejoice in even the smallest victories, thanking God for every time He enables you to make a right choice. These are the kinds of victories that will inspire you to persevere as old challenges stubbornly keep hanging around, and as new challenges are faced with courage and boldness!
“Write the vision [husband and business] And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.” (Habakkuk 2:2-3)
The vision will speak at the end because God spoke it at the beginning: “Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure.’” (Isaiah 46:10)
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