I have done some research into the word “now” and would you like to know what it means? It means now!
That may not seem like an earth shaking revelation until you see it in a verse of scripture you are reading and the Holy Spirit lights it up like a search light!
Take, for example, Second Corinthians chapter 6 starting in verse 1…
“We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)”
I’m telling you those 2 verses are simply pregnant with revelation but the topic I want to deal with in this article is “now” and as it relates to our salvation.
As I have written previously, we have been done a great disservice by the translators not fully translating the word “salvation.” This word literally means “deliverance, health, salvation, saving, wholeness and to do well.”
Praise God salvation includes going to heaven when this physical body dies but it also includes healing and prosperity and safety right here and NOW! Too many Christians are waiting for their salvation in the “sweet by and by” which is all well and good but bless God He wants us to be victorious in the rotten here and NOW!
How do we know that? Because NOW is the day of that deliverance, health, safety and prosperity! God your loving Father and Provider desires for you to be delivered from every demonic attack and influence NOW! He desires for you to be well NOW! He desires for you to be prosperous NOW!
Let’s look at another verse that uses this word “now”…
“And Jesus answered and said Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s, But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.” Mark 10:29,30
NOW! IN THIS TIME!
I hear someone saying, “So, why doesn’t it happen now? Why does it take so long for things to happen, healing to manifest, money to come?”
Well, there are 2 primary reasons….
- You just said it does! In Mark 11:23, Jesus Himself said that you would (not might) have what you say! Stop saying your healing is taking a long time. Stop saying it takes a long time for your harvest to come! Start saying it happens for me NOW!
- Hebrews 4:2 explains a large part of the problem…”For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, NOT BEING MIXED WITH FAITH IN THEM THAT HEARD IT.” We have not been developing our faith for the NOW manifestation! We have been too busy explaining why it takes so long! Don’t get me wrong, there are definitely legitimate reasons why things look like they are taking awhile but far too often these “reasons” are merely excuses.
Listen my brother and sister, we need to start saying what we desire and that is that our healing is manifested NOW; that our harvest comes in IMMEDIATELY!
We need to start developing our faith for the NOW!
Yes, I am aware of the process of seed, time and harvest however that verse is clearly referring to earthly harvest (as long as the EARTH remains) and bless God Jesus has translated us into HIS kingdom! We operate by kingdom rules! There is now time nor distance in our Kingdom!
The prophet Amos declared “behold the days come” that the reaper would walk side by side with the sower. The Hebrew text actually says that the harvest would come immediately after the seeds were sown! (Amos 9:13)
NOW is that day! NOW is the day of your salvation!