Numbers 23:19-20 states: “God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? Behold I have received a command to bless; He has blessed, and I cannot reverse it” (NKJV).
Balaam, a sorcerer and soothsayer, had been hired by the Moabite king, Balak, to curse the armies of Israel and keep them from advancing against him. Balaam was a greedy, pagan prophet who used his dark power for personal gain. Balak was eager to hire Balaam because he had been so successful casting curses and releasing evil into the lives of others.
But this time it was different. No matter how many times Balaam tried to curse Israel, God put words of blessing in his mouth instead. God had purposed to bless His people, and no one could reverse that blessing. Balaam began to understand that God was not a mortal to be manipulated; nor was He unsteady or inconsistent. God could not lie; He always made good on His promises. Balaam had no choice but to turn away and depart.
What was true for Israel of old is true for us today. God has chosen to bless our lives and our ministries abundantly. No strategy of hell and no evil plan of man can reverse the blessing that God has for us. As a matter of fact, you and I “reverse the curse” every time we choose to believe steadfastly in the Lord’s divine promises of provision and prosperity. God cannot lie, and He will not change His mind about bringing spiritual, emotional, relational and material blessings into our lives. Remember: He is consistent and constant; He is steadfast and strong; He is forever faithful.
In the church I lead, we practice speaking God’s prophetic promises over one another. We do it as a staff, leadership community and congregation. This provides encouragement and a fresh perspective on the future we are moving toward together in the Lord Jesus. These prophetic promises are always rooted and grounded in Scripture and applied specifically by the Holy Spirit. As a team, we live with a sense of joyous expectancy, even in the midst of life’s changes and challenges.
I encourage you to call to remembrance those great and precious promises that you have heard from God’s Word and Spirit. Also, help those you serve to remember His promises, and rejoice because we move closer to the next season of fulfillment every day. May we all stand together in faith that, if God has said it, He will undoubtedly make it good.
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