Any affliction you are going through is just for a moment and it’s working for you!
God always uses anything the devil throws at us as a stepping stone to take us higher in Him! Look at 2 Corinthians 4:17. It says, “For our light affliction which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory while we do not look at the things which are seen, but [while we look] at the things which are n-o-t seen.” The afflictions are “light and only for a moment” if we are looking at the things which are not seen. The afflictions are working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory if we are looking at the things which are n-o-t seen!
In Creation, God did exactly what this verse said. He did not look at the darkness that He could see. Instead, He said, ‘LIGHT, BE!” He spoke to what He did n-o-t see, and it became! We, too, must look at what we don’t see and call for it to “Be”. We cannot afford to call things that already are. We cannot keep saying what we see, feel, hear, taste or can touch, if it’s not in line with God’s Awesome Word! We must imitate God, as He says in Ephesians 5:1. We, as blood bought Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, must call things that be not as though they were just like God did in creation. Hebrews 11:3 says the world was framed by the Word of God. Things that are seen were not made of things which are visible.
This scripture (Heb. 11:3) is saying the same thing as 2 Corinthians 4:17. Whatever “light affliction” may be going on in your life, it is for a moment and it’s working for you. It’s working for you a far more exceeding weight of Glory if you will look at the things which are not seen. Call for what you want, not for what’s there. It’s time for you to reign in life through Jesus Christ, as Romans 5:17 states.
Imitate God! Call for what you want [in line with God’s Word]. Not for what’s there already [that’s not in line with God’s Word]. You reign by speaking words that line up with God’s Word. That’s one reason it is so important for you to continue to renew your mind on God’s Awesome Word. As John 8:31 says, “If you continue in God’s Word, you will be a follower of Christ indeed, and you will know the Truth, and the Truth will continue to make you free.”
A Confession: “This light affliction is but for a moment and it is working for me a far more exceeding weight of Glory. For, I am looking at things which are not seen and calling things that be not as though they were. Therefore, I call into being *_______________________________________________. It lines up with what God says is mine. I say, BE, in the Name of my Lord Jesus Christ! Now Lord I praise & worship You.
*If it’s anything that pertains to life and godliness, call for it. (2 Peter 1:3)
If it’s anything that is a benefit, call for it. (Psalm 103:2-5)
If it’s anything that is a part of the abundant life Jesus came to give you, call for it. (John 10:10)
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