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.
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