Every word of God that is sent has a purpose to it.The Bible says in the beginning,the world was without form and God said,”let there be light”.The moment He said that,His words became accomplished.Every word of God revealed to us doesn’t only have a purpose but is strong enough to materialize.
The word of God says when Jacob(Israel) was about to die,he called his 12 sons to give them his last message and bless them.When He got to Judah,he said”The sceptor will not depart from Judah,nor the ruler’s staff between his feet until He(Shiloh) comes to whom it belongs and the obedience of the nation is His”(Genesis 49:10). The sceptor represents a King’s authority so the words of Jacob were that Kingship would never depart from the tribe of Judah until Shiloh(Jesus) comes.As at when these prophetic words were spoken by Jacob to his son Judah,there was no system of Kingship and besides God’s promise to Abraham was’still under construction’.At that moment the word of God seemed to be hunging in the air.
Every prophetic word of God is said to have 3 stages.The beginning stage,the processing and harvest stage.The beginning stage is when the word is released unto one.Note that when the Israelites requested for a king,the chosen king wasn’t even taken from the tribe of Judah.Samuel,the then prophet, anointed Saul,who was from the tribe of Benjamin.But because God Himself had spoken through His servant Jacob upon the tribe of Judah,that prophecy had to ‘rearrange’. Saul disobeyed God and the sceptor was passed down to it’s rightful owner,David who was from the tribe of Judah.And finally when Shiloh came,He came from the tribe of David thus the name or attribute,Lion of the tribe of Judah.The Bible even recounts that during the era of Moses,the tribe of Judah had become stronger and prevailed over the other tribes of Israel.This can be linked to the process stage and when the sceptor was passed down to David can be said to be the harvest stage.
Most often when we receive a promise from God concerning our lives,we imagine it happening over night and when that doesn’t happen,we begin to lose faith.God is an intelligent God who knows exactly when and where to bring something your way.When you would cherish and value what He has placed in your hands.Never lose hope,keep pressing on in prayer for whatever He promises, surely comes to pass.Patience is never a waste of time,when your time finally comes, its only then would you come to the realization that it was worth the wait!
Thanks for reading:D
Inspired by Pastor Joshua Obeng of CCC