Activate God’s Promises in 2 Steps – No Waiting Required!
You’ve probably noticed there are promises in the Bible that are in past tense. If they are in past tense it’s because they’re already available. There’s no waiting required. All you have to do is activate them. Let me show you how you can activate God’s promises in two easy steps.

First, here are a few examples of God’s promises that are in past tense as if they’ve already been given to you:

  • Ephesians 1:5 – God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing
  • Colossians 1:12 – God has made you worthy
  • Psalms 5:12 – God has surrounded you with favor as a shield

Here’s how you can activate those promises:

1. SPEAK LIKE YOU HAVE IT

My husband, Ted used to bring the mail in to me and say, “Here’s a letter for Dr. Linda Travelute.” What’s crazy about that is when he stared saying saying it I wasn’t a doctor yet. I hadn’t even begun my postgraduate school program. But he was speaking it. He knew some day I would have my PhD and he was activating it by his words. He took it by faith and believed it as though I already had it. And every time he said it, hearing it helped me believe it. And today, I AM Dr. Linda Travelute. Activate what you know to be true with what you say.

You can say, “God you said in your word that I am blessed. You said I am favored.” Even if your circumstances don’t yet agree or you don’t see it, keep speaking it. Speaking it is a key to activating it.

God speaks of nonexistent things as if they already existed. Because to him, they are. They just have to activated. You are encouraged to imitate God so activate those promises by speaking them as if they already existed.

Ephesians 5:1 NLT

“Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. “

Speak it until you see it!

2. ACT LIKE YOU HAVE YOUR BLESSING

When Ted and I first got married we used to hang out in the lobby of fancy hotels even before we could afford staying there. We’d get all dressed up, use valet parking, and then enjoy the scenery. We’d walk the beautiful properties and sit in the entrance way and talk. Why? Because it helped us see ourselves in the future. It encouraged us. We knew that someday we would be staying at fine hotels. And know, what? Now we do! We practiced seeing ourselves having the resources to stay in beautiful places.

See It Until You Can Taste It

Tap into what Christ has already done for you by acting like you already have your blessing. Yeah, I’ll take some hits for this, but it’s kind of like “Fake it till you make it.” That’s faith. You believe in it so much that you act like it’s yours even before you have it.

Even the World Recognizes This Principle Works

Gobs of books have been written about it. This is the premise behind books like, The Secret, and Napoleon Hill’s, Think Rich Grow Rich. It’s the same principle; they just don’t attribute it to God being the power behind the faith.

If you will envision yourself in a place of blessing, it will help you to eventually get to that place of blessing. It will stir you to believe for something you’ve only yet tasted in your mind’s eye.

The Bible Says Faith Without Works is DEAD

That’s why some of God’s promises may be DEAD in your life. Yikes! Bring them to life by speaking to them. After all, the Bible says that life and death are in the power of the tongue. That means that you can resurrect what is dead or non-living in your life by telling it to take shape.

So, if you are serious about activating God’s promises, use these two steps:

1. Speak like you already have it.

2. Act like you already have it.

If this post, Activate God’s Promises in 2 Steps, has been helpful to you, check out this one: Stop Waiting to Receive Your Inheritance As a Believer – Get it Now!

 

The idea that you have to be right with God in order to worship him is bogus! You don’t have to search your heart for every trace of sin before you worship Jesus. Relax, and come to God just as you are.

Did the woman caught in adultery ask forgiveness before she gained an audience with Jesus?

Nope.

Did Zacchaeus, the sinful tax collector and thief get his life cleaned up before he and Jesus talked about their dinner plans?

Nope.

Did the sin-entrenched woman with the alabaster jar get her life straight and ask forgiveness before Jesus allowed her in his presence?

Again, Nope.

I love what Joseph Prince said:

“You don’t have to worry about your sin because you are worshiping your forgiver.”

Approaching the Communion Table Dirty

People are even afraid to come to the communion table without first searching their hearts. The following scripture is so misunderstood:

1 Corinthians 11: 28 – 32 NLT:

So anyone who eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord unworthily is guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.That is why you should examine yourself before eating the bread and drinking the cup. For if you eat the bread or drink the cup without honoring the body of Christ, you are eating and drinking God’s judgment upon yourself. That is why many of you are weak and sick and some have even died. But if we would examine ourselves, we would not be judged by God in this way. Yet when we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned along with the world.

This passage is not about repenting and trying to find every little sin that we have forgotten. It’s about searching our hearts to believe that Christ paid for our sin. It’s about believing we’ve been forgiven. If we haven’t accepted Christ’s forgiveness through his sacrifice on the cross, then what’s the point of taking communion?

Communion is to remember what Christ did on the cross. That’s what we are examining at the communion table. You examine the cross. If we believe that he died on the cross to forgive us our sins, we won’t be judged. There is no reason to judge someone who’s sin has already been wiped away.

Examine What You Think About the Cross

If you examine your heart and find belief that Christ paid for your sins, you will not be condemned. You’re dirt free! His death paid not only for your sins, but also for your healing. So again, by examining what he did on the cross, you will find no reason for your body to be sick or weak.

The idea that you have to be “right with God” to worship puts the whole deal on you. 

It nullifies the work of the cross. Newsflash: you’ll never be perfect. That’s why you need a savior. You are “right with God” because Christ made you right. His death paid for your cleanliness. So anytime you come to him, he sees you clean. He sees you righteous. He paid for your past sin, your present sin, and yes, your future sins. It was ALL taken care of ONCE.

Look at the “continuous” cleansing we are promised as believers:

1 John 1:9 AMP:

If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just (true to His own nature and promises) and will forgive our sins [dismiss our lawlessness] and [continuously] cleanse us from all unrighteousness [everything not in conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action].

Believers Are on “Continual Wash-Cycle”

See that word, “continuously”? It’s like God throws us in a washing machine the minute we believe and we are on a “continual wash cycle”! Awesome! That’s why Jesus on the cross, said, “It is finished.” He forgave you once. That’s all it took.

So if anyone tries to make you feel guilty over your lifestyle, remind them that there is no condemnation in Christ. If they try to tell you that God won’t let you in his presence to worship if you’re messed up and still trying to get your act together, don’t believe them. Just quit behaving that way and enjoy the continuous cleansing. The more and more you believe that God has made you righteous, the more and more you’ll start behaving “right”.

Don’t let your imperfection keep you from worshiping God. He loves you unconditionally. (I Cor. 13) Nothing can separate you from his love (Romans 8:39). He even saved you while you were still a sinner (Romans 5:8).

Believe in his saving power and you will always be allowed in his presence. It’s not about you being right, it’s about his righteousness. That’s the key to worship! Remember that, and you will always have an audience with the king!

If you’ve enjoyed this post, “You Don’t Have to Get Right with God to Worship”, give this one a read: “If You’re Feeling Far Away From God Here’s How to Get Back.”