“Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. “And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the LORD your God Deut 28:1-2
One of the most crucial words in supernatural vocabulary is this two letter word called “if”. It is a word that every true child of God must understand; lack of the understanding of the word is the reason why many children of God are languishing in poverty, groaning in pains of sicknesses and diseases and are being tormented and oppressed by the devil.
“If” is that little word that set the conditions for launching into the fulfilment of all that God has promised.
Every promise of God has an “if” attached to it. Once a man ignores the “if”, he is locked out of that promise eternally.
Enjoying the promises of God is not automatic; you are a jester if you think once you close your eyes, name it and claim it, the promises of God are yours. You may claim the promises from now till the end of your life, once the “if” condition is violated, you are completely out of divine coverage; there is no divine network around you!
Even the matter of eternity has the “if” clause; many people who thought they are already in heaven because they are members of a good church will wake up in eternity to discover their failure. They have failed the “if” test.
Look at these passages:
“”If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.” Exo 15:25.
“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses Mat 6:14-15.
“If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them Joh 13:17.
“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you Joh 15:7.
“For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live Rom 8:13.
“By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” Joh 13:35. These are the few “if” passages that we must take serious heed to. There are many others in the Bible which you need to know.
Beloved, if things are not working in your life according to God’s promises; if all the prayers of men of God with proven testimonies are not working in your life; if you have nothing to show for your dedications to prayer, sit down and check; which of the “ifs” of God are you violating.
It is possible to cut corners with men; with God, there is no short cut.
God really wants to bless, prosper, heal and provide for you; He equally wants you to be with Him in heaven. But you must fulfill the “if” condition; otherwise…
May your life receive a divine push to the top today in Jesus name.
May the grace of God open doors for you where it really matters in Jesus name.