Paul bold declares: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him – but God has revealed it to us by His Spirit.” (I Cor. 2:9-10) What Paul declares were Isaiah’s words: “Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God beside You, who acts on behalf of those who wait for Him. You come to the help of those who gladly do right, who remember Your ways.” (Isaiah 64:4-5a)
Isn’t that utterly awesome!!! God has revealed to us what He has prepared for us! Isaiah tells us “God acts on our behalf because we wait for Him”! All to often we see these words; we hear these words and fail to embrace the truth of them. We are inclined to look at our own experiences and in light of them, “water down” the immenseness of them, as well as the truth of them. We have a natural tendency to measure what God has conceived for us on the basis of our relationship with Him, rather than on His relationship with us, and the truth of His Word and His promises. God acts on our behalf as we wait on Him Isaiah said. It would have been so much easier if He had said, “God acts on our behalf when we are about doing our stuff”. “Waiting” has to do with moving deeper in our relationship with “Father”, not in messing around trying to figure out what we are suppose to do, or doing our thing until God gets around to doing His thing. Our challenge is to yield ourselves to Him in order that He can do His thing through us. It is not doing our thing and then asking Him to bless it. Only the Holy Spirit has the power to reveal to us what God has in store for us. When we allow Him to work His work in us, we discover “no eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God” is able to do for us and through us.
As we day by day use the pattern of identification, forgiving, confessing, repenting, receiving forgiveness, cutting bondages, binding and casting out unclean spirits, smash images and receive healing we draw nearer to the heart of God and He comes to help us accomplish His mission and ministry through us. Freedom!!! In times like these, we have a “truth to declare; a love to share and an abundant life to live”. What could be better than that?!