The Daily Word of Righteousness

Isaiah, Chapter Fifty-four, #3

I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. (John 14:12)

The problem is, I think, that when people are not used by the Lord they stop praying and reading the Word. They don't keep the vision, the sense of expectation, hot. They become entangled in the things of the world, accepting the idea that no great thing could take place in their life.

They forget about how the Lord works with barren people.

I remember in Bible school running across the promise that if we believe in Jesus we would do greater works than He did. I checked the Greek carefully. Yes, it means greater works.

At that point I decided to believe God for the greater works. I am old now and have not seen them. But I know I shall some day, whether in this world or the next. I shall do greater works than the Lord did two thousand years ago.

God has given me some promises. I know they shall be fulfilled perfectly. When, I couldn't tell you. But they shall be fulfilled!

Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate cities. (Isaiah 54:2,3)

Think about it! "Your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate cities."

This is similar to the promise made to Abraham when as yet he and Sarah had no children.

Abraham was a man of faith, and what God spoke to Him is still coming to pass; for all who belong to Christ are of the one Seed of Abraham.

We are not to adopt a defeated attitude. Rather in our heart we are to enlarge the place of our tent. W always must be getting ready to receive unprecedented revival, incredible fruitfulness.

"But I have waited so long, and nothing has happened!" Yes, you have. But you have not waited long enough. Are you still praying, hoping, trusting? If so, do not quit. Stay steady with God. Your day shall come!

Don't be bound by time and space. Reach up and take hold of heavenly things, Project your thoughts into the future and contemplate the new world of righteousness that is on the horizon. Then go back to prayer and the Bible and keep sending up to God your attitude of faith and expectancy. You will not be disappointed!

To be continued.