When God began speaking to me about OWF, He gave me a Word. He said there would be a positioning for fulfillment. This was in 2008. Then He gave me Luke 1:45 and 37. I like the way the Amplified bible (AMP) translates these verses:
And blessed (happy, to be envied) is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of the things that were spoken to her from the Lord. For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment. Luke 1:45,37. AMP
Mary was visited by the angel Gabriel. He told her that she was going to have a son who would be the savior of the world. He started by telling her in verse 30, not to be afraid because she has found grace (free, spontaneous, absolute favour and loving-kindness (according to the AMP)) with God. Then he told her that she would become pregnant and will give birth to a son. It is important we note that he first said to her “fear not…” before he delivered his message to her.
I believe what he was really saying to her was ‘receive the love of God!’ The bible says in 1 John 4: 18 that perfect love casts out all fear. Fear hinders us from experiencing the love of God. Fear stops us from dreaming. Fear stops us from seeing possibilities. Fear stops us from getting pregnant. And when we get pregnant, fear stops us from giving birth to our dreams. The angel gave Mary a purpose. He gave her something to begin to dream about, but before he could plant the seed, the ground had to be prepared and ready to accept the seed.
Mary wondered how she could become pregnant when… well, you know women don’t just get pregnant without nothing happening with a man. Mary had never had the intimate relationship with a man that produces a baby. She was engaged to be married to Joseph at the time. Notice what the angel told her when she expressed her thoughts of the coming to pass of this wonderful information. The angel told her in verse 34 that the Holy Spirit will come upon her and the power of God will overshadow her and bring it to pass. And she believed.
Then, the angel told her of Elizabeth’s pregnancy. Elizabeth was in her old age and she had been barren. He added in verse 37 that with God nothing shall be impossible of fulfillment and no word from God shall be without power. Why did he tell her of Elizabeth, someone that she knew? I believe it was to confirm to her the possibilities with believing a Word from God and the power of God.
When Mary met with Elizabeth later on, Elizabeth, referring to Mary exclaimed “And blessed (happy, to be envied) is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of the things that were spoken to her from the Lord.”
With OWF community, the Lord is using a Sister to confirm to another Sister (through the great and beautiful victories He shall give her), the possibilities with believing a Word from God and His power to make any seemingly impossible thing possible. He said to me that through OWF, He is raising women who will birth the seemingly impossible as they believe the words He speaks to them.
So, what Word has the Lord said to you? That Word, whether you found it in the bible, it came to you by revelation, it came by the Word of knowledge or from a thought. Just like Elizabeth who was barren, you may be thinking that it would never come to pass (it is dead) because it was given to you a very long time ago. God is saying to you today “Blessed are you who has believed, for there would surely be a fulfillment of the things that I spoke to you… for with Me, nothing is ever impossible and no Word from Me shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.” Just as He did not need a physical man to get Mary pregnant, He only needs for you to BELIEVE! The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of His presence will overshadow you and birth your testimonies!
Dear Sister, “fear not!” because the Lord is present with you, and He will watch over His Word to perform it in your life, just as He did for Mary and Elizabeth. So, be a part of our community, let us inspire and empower each other to believe God and see His Word come to pass in our lives.
Did you find this read inspiring? Let me know! Leave a comment. Like it. Share it.