“And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.” Romans 4:19-21
What has God promised you? What are the things that He has promised you not only in His word but also by prophetic words, open visions and dreams?
Do you believe what God has said to you? Do you believe that these things are even possible? That these great things could actually become reality for YOU?
The answer to that former question all depends on your faith in God.
If your faith in God is weak you are considering your circumstances, not meditating on the Word of God and not praying in the Holy Ghost, and speaking forth only what you see but not what God has said would be.
If you are in such a state this means that you are staggering. You are drunk but not with wine but with unbelief.
Have you seen a staggering man lately, or one who is intoxicated with alcohol? He may be trying to cross the road, trying to get to the other side but having much difficulty because of the level of alcohol in his blood.
What do you have in your blood today? Your life is in the blood and if you have unbelief in your blood, you are staggering and not only can you get hurt but you can also hurt others. Just as excessive alcohol contaminates the blood in like manner unbelief tries to contaminates your spirit.
A staggering man cannot think right. A staggering man cannot make wise decisions. A staggering man cannot remember important things that he is told while he is staggering. The best time to talk to such a man is when he becomes sober.
God is saying today it is time to detox from UNBELIEF, detox from DOUBT. It is time to get sober and stop staggering. A staggering man will want to sleep. In this season it is not time for sleeping when you are to be on watch.
“Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.” 1 Thessalonians 5:6 We have to watch and be sober. When we are sober then it is easy for us to spiritually dress ourselves.
Have you ever seen a staggering man trying to get dressed? “But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.” 1 Thessalonians 5:8
The Apostle Paul knew the importance of us being sober in the body of Christ and not staggering with unbelief.
1 Timothy 3:2A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
Titus 1:8But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;
1 Timothy 3:11Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
THE AGED MEN –
That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
YOUNG WOMEN – WIVES
That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
Titus 2:6Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
SAINTS OF GOD
Titus 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.
1 Peter 1:13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Saints of God this is not the season to stagger, let us arise and be sober so that we can do what God has called us to do.
Let us arise and put on strength and exercise the faith of God.
Let us eat the Word and drink the Word, breathe the word and just believe the Word for therein lies our persuasion that God who has promised us much is able also to bring it to pass. (Continued in next devotional)