Word at Work July 4, 2016

MONDAY, JULY 4
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!
Scripture: Hebrews 11:40

And finally we see verse 40 where it says, “God having provided something better for us, that they should not be made perfect apart from us.” In Hebrews 11:37-40 there are a large group of people throughout the generations who walked in faith, carried the promise, did not see their promise fulfilled. And every step of the way they were paying the price for fullness. They were paying the price for their promise to be fulfilled one day in the generation of God’s choosing. And if that comes in our generation then verse 40 is true of us and them. God having provided something better for us, that they should not be made perfect apart from us. We may get to fulfill what they laid down their lives to see. But in God’s sovereignty, He waited for a future generation to do it. And when the future generation sees it, their promise is fulfilled and they in part contributed to its fulfillment. They rejoice because they get to see the future generation walk in what they laid their life down for. King David got to walk out the fulfillment of others’ promises and many in our generation may as well. Isn’t it time we understood both sides of faith? One side of faith receives the promise and the other lays their lives down for a future generation who will receive that promise. We see that the Israelites had four generations of captivity in Egypt. The second and third generation had to carry the prophetic promise and lay their lives down for it. They had to become people of whom the world was not worthy. I trust we can victoriously walk out the path God has for us!


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