We have all seen how dishes can go through a complete wash cycle in the dishwasher, and not have everyone of them come out clean. It happens from time to time. And because we know that the dishes should all come out clean with things being equal, we always open that dishwasher door time and time again with “The Imagination Of The Right To Expectation.” We do have the right to expect the dishwasher to get all of the dishes clean since that is its job; however, since we have seen it not happen from time to time, we have to grant this expectation as an imagination until we know for sure. Only when the cycle is done, and we have gone through putting up all of the dishes one by one, then can we say that we know. Now we should always go into the process with the expectation that the dishwasher will do the job to the best that it can with things being equal; however, for the sake of not giving your family member or a guest of your family member the dirty spoon that got away, it would be best to develop the habit of looking over each item as you go to put it away. This is how you and the dishwasher will work together to make sure that all of the dishes are indeed clean: the expectation made truth. I believe what I am saying is that if it is good enough for the all knowing God, then I have no choice but for it to be good enough for me. The Imagination Of The Right To Expectation.
When it comes to our walk of faith, we need to learn habits that will help protect our faith from going wrong because of “The Imagination Of The Right To Expectation.” In the same way as we do with the dishwasher, we have to be even more skilled when it comes to the word of God. Yes, we must always expect all the dishes to come clean, but we also must look at them after the process is done in order to know the ones of truth that we can go ahead and just put up. When it comes to the word of God, we don’t just expect or look forward to it happening like we do the dishwasher. No, we already believe that the word it is already true, and that it will happen; however, we must always move during the process on each item as we know it to be true. If we do like we do a machine and just expect, or look forward to the word being true, then we will get what we get at the end of the process as so many of us do. We can imagine what to expect from a machine, and be pretty close to hitting that expectation with things being equal if the machine is running in good order. The machine has no life of its own, and it will give out what it is was programmed to do over and over each time; and you can expect what you imagine. Now if a plate is allowed to sit for a day or so for the heavy sauce with your dinner to dry even harder, the machine may not win that battle. In this case, at the end of the process, you will look to see, and then finish the cleaning of the plate that got away in order to have the truth of all dishes being clean. This may be an instance in which the machine could not know of the extra hardening of the sauce beyond the programed specs, and without a life of its own, it could only do what it was programmed to do. The Imagination Of The Right To Expectation.
The word of God has to be dealt with during the process, and not at the end of the process. God did not just skip over to the end of the process, and give Elisha a double portion of the requested anointing without Elisha showing God that he would indeed be there at the end. It was during the process, and by how he dealt with everything going on in the process by which God knew the truth of the word. It’s always done on a case by case basis between God and the faith of man. We know that God is all knowing, but there are things concerning our faith in which we have to show him first before he considers that he knows it. It was the same with the faith operation for Abraham to sacrifice Isaac to show God that he feared God. Some may ask the question, didn’t God already know if Abraham feared him already. Well not by his actions did God already Know, for this is part of the reason that the word to sacrifice Isaac was given to Abraham. We can read in scripture exactly what God had to say about what he knew: Genesis 22:12, “And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.” There are many faith operations through out the Bible where it was during the process in which it was determined the knowing of the out come. When it came to Moses, did God already know that Moses would not enter the Promised Land; or did both Moses and God both find out after the striking of the rock during the process? It has been over twenty-five years since Father gave me the insight in which I have continued to follow in order to correctly walk out the word of truth. The insight that Father gave me was that I was to consider everything during a faith operation to be an imagination. And I remember asking him does that include the word of God in which I base the operation? And he said yes, it includes everything that you hear. We know that the word of God is truth, but we don’t know the life in which the word of God will take on to bring the truth to pass. Unlike with the dishwashing machine, when it runs into heavy sauce beyond the spraying or scrubbing power programed within it to remove whatever, then that plate or whatever will get away unclean. The word of God on the other hand has a life of its own; and when it runs into substance that will not make up truth at the end, it will have the life to separate from it during the process. This is where we step in with our faith to not receive the wrong substance at that moment. Since it is not truth, then it is an imagination; and we do not wait to the end of the process to separate from it when it is what it is, or we have missed it altogether. And don’t forget, the word is always true, but it may not always come by itself. Matthew 13:30, “Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.” When you hear your word, but do not see the substance to match your word; then don’t move on that imagination. You will need to let the process show the faith substance that matches your word so that you will know to reap it. We move during the process into the substance that matches the word of faith, as faith is the substance of things hoped for. So reap the substance of things hoped for when it comes, for it is the truth that you need to know. The Imagination Of The Right To Expectation.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.