“God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did” (Rom 4:17b).
Abraham’s life and destiny changed radically because he dared to put his trust in the One who summons things that don’t yet exist into being. Let’s briefly explore the principles behind this divine strategy for our benefit. To start with, God is proactive, rather than reactive. So should we be. One advantage of walking by the Spirit is that ability to preempt life’s challenges and the enemy’s actions. Those who walk by faith are foresighted (see 2 Cor. 5:7). In turn, that foresight translates into “foretelling”, in the sense of calling things that don’t yet exist as though they do. That’s what effective prayer warriors do. I urge you to devote much of your prayer life to calling with your mouth what you’ve seen by the eyes of faith. Like their Father, Spirit-filled believers are also farsighted. They’re not stuck in the immediate and the short term. May the Spirit grant you a vision of your Promised Land even during your wilderness season. May your confession match that vision! Neither should you be stuck in a retrospective mode. Your life must not be preoccupied with the past. Your best days are ahead. By faith and the Spirit’s empowerment, you are foresighted and farsighted, proactive and visional. That’s why you call things that are not as though they are!