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Friday, May 23, 2008

Rejoice, O Barren!

By Daniel Tay

Isaiah 54:1

1"Sing, O barren, you who have not borne! Break forth into singing, and cry aloud, you who have not laboured with child!

Barrenness. What a frustrating and painful condition. Yet, God's Word in Isaiah 54 to those who are experiencing barrenness is "Rejoice!"

Why? Because in the previous chapter, it tells us that the chastisement for our peace fell upon Jesus. (Isaiah 53:5) The word "peace" here in Hebrew means completeness, soundness, health and prosperity. In other words, all these benefits are yours today because Jesus has already been punished at the cross for your peace. That is why you can start rejoicing.

So God wants you right now, in whatever area you are barren in, to start rejoicing as if the fruit or yield you want to see has already come. He wants you to start thinking, speaking and acting as if the barrenness is no more.

If you are financially barren, start planning for what you would do when your finances increase. I am not saying that you go out and spend recklessly, but start making plans for wealth and increase. The time to do this is when you are still in what your natural eyes see as a barren stage.

You may say, "But Pastor Prince, you don't understand, the banks are chasing me!"

God says, "Rejoice because you are the prosperous one in Christ." In Christ, you are already blessed with every spiritual blessing, including prosperity. (Ephesians 1:3) "For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich." (2 Corinthians 8:9)

If you are sick, start planning to do what you have not been able to do. Don't rejoice only when the healing manifests and the pain is no more. Rejoice now in your healing because Jesus has already borne your diseases and carried your pains, and by His stripes you have already been healed. (Isaiah 53:4-5)

Whatever barren situation you are in, rejoice and tell God, "Father, because of the sacrifice of Your Son, I am blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. You have already given me everything. So I am going to act like it is so and rejoice!"

Daniel Tay is a budding entrepreneur and is building an Internet business promoted primarily through the Internet. He is dedicated to helping people on how to achieve success in all areas of their lives without compromising their values! Check-out my blog at http://livingforjesus.wordpress.com

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