“Yes, pray that I may preach the wonderful news of God’s kingdom with bold freedom at every opportunity. Even though I am chained as a prisoner, I am his ambassador.”
Ephesians 6:20 TPT
Paul in his letters to the churches and to the apostles started with; I Paul a Prisoner of the Lord… Paul was physically in chains in a jail cell and he saw his chains as a means of being an ambassador for the word and work of God. Paul is such a biblical role model he was an overcomer just like Jesus. As I write, tears comes to my eyes because I can see myself here. I might have a situational chain but I am ashamed because my biblical example was in physical chains but he didn’t seem to be bound, he wasn’t comfortable. He didn’t trow his hands up and say well since I am here maybe God doesn’t want me to preach his gospel. He must have encountered the wrong person, he must have delivered only for a past situation, this one can’t simple be for his Glory.
Oh how sometimes we can be conditional with God. We will only serve if we can see his hand in it. As I write I am speaking to me. God you have done so much and enough, you don’t owe us anything, but still you say if I believe I would see the Glory of God 😭.
Different spirit people inherit the promises
In this season of my life God is definitely stretching my faith. I can clearly remember his words to me leading up to this moment in my life. He said wait for the promise when I was in a place where I was so anxious for a new car for a relationship. In my intimate time with his this word was so strong he said Del wait for the promise. Like a child I was so disappointed here I was before him asking for my hearts desires but he said to wait. It took me a whole days in tears as everything seemed to go wrong that day to come to terms with waiting but currently I am at a level of peace it really surpasses my understanding. Thanks be to my father I am being obedient.
Now I am like Paul in a prison where my efforts in this matter cant help my present condition. I need healing and I know that I know the healer. I know myself y’all and a friend of mines had to call me out on it. He was like Del are you being comfortable and accepting that maybe God doesn’t want me to… my response was yes 😔 and I even sometimes believe that. I am writing this to encourage you and myself, God gave us examples of people who were considered to be well pleasing to him doing his will but ended up in some situations that they needed the hand of God to help shift things.
“Jesus told them, “Roll away the stone.” Then Martha said, “But Lord, it’s been four days since he died—by now his body is already decomposing!” Jesus looked at her and said, “Didn’t I tell you that if you will believe in me, you will see God unveil his power?”
John 11:39-40 TPT
You know what I realized, Paul was in chains but his chains didn’t have him 😂. His heart posture was his worship posture; the laying down of his all literally. I am in chains, he said but still I will be his ambassador, I will represent the Christ. After Jesus spoke to Mary in the text above she had to shift her perspective. Lazarus is dead they had already given up on the possibility that Jesus can save him (heal him), but Jesus was asking her for her faith. If you believe you will see the power of God.
😂 Lets literally scream in the face of our situations and serve right where we are because like God preserved Paul in prison until his name was spread to all the necessary people to carry the kingdom or shift Mary’s perspective, so will he use our situations to show his Glory and power to our spheres.
Love you guys keep pressing forward!
“I want you to know, dear ones, what has happened to me has not hindered, but helped my ministry of preaching the gospel, causing it to expand and spread to many people. For now the elite Roman guards and government officials overseeing my imprisonment have plainly recognized that I am here because of my love for the Anointed One. And what I’m going through has actually caused many believers to become even more courageous in the Lord and to be bold and passionate to preach the Word of God, all because of my chains.”
Philippians 1:12-14 TPT