Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Negotiate From Your Future

Joshua 2:12-13Now swear to me by the LORD that you will be kind to me and my family since I have helped you. Give me some guarantee that 13when Jericho is conquered, you will let me live, along with my father and mother, my brothers and sisters, and all their families.
You need to understand that at the time Rahab was talking to the spies, everything had been done by the military in Jericho to ensure that the Isrealites never entered the land of Jericho. The bible tells us in Joshua 6:1 (NLT) Now the gates of Jericho were securely barred because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in.
Jericho was one of the most secure cities of the Middle East, if the Israelis were to declare siege warfare on the city; the walls were strong enough to withstand any kind of attack.
Yet this prostitute by the name of Rahab recognised something uncommon, she could have behaved like the people who sighted the spies and reported them to the authorities but she knew what the God of Israel had done in the past and she knew that Jericho with all its security could not withstand the God of Israel and by faith, she negotiated the deliverance of herself and family from death, not only that she became one of the ancestors in the lineage of Jesus.
Beloved, if people knew your future, they would not treat you the way they do, notice the people that honour you and treat you specially at this phase when you are still struggling, they know you are a big deal. These kind of people are very wise, keep them close.
Just like all the walls of Jericho could not protect its inhabitants from the God of Israel, nothing can stop what God has planned for you! Let them do everything in their power to prevent your promotion and success, it will come to nothing! Let them hide your contract file, you will still get the contract, let them fill your appraisal with queries and bad reports, they cannot stop your promotion, all your enemies' best effort is a joke in the sight of God.
God will give you a winning strategy, you will win, and they will wonder how you did it.
Begin to tell those that place value on you from now on that their day of reward is coming, talk from the future, promise people a million dollars from the billions God will bless you with, let the future be real to you, it is real to your enemies that's why they do everything to stop you.
Don't ever, never ever rate yourself from where you are. A future king is groomed for the throne; a lion cub is groomed to be the king of the animals. What future has God promised you? What future can you see? Begin to behave like that future!
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Jesus is Lord. Shalom

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