And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed forever (Genesis 13:14-15).
When the Lord told Abraham to lift up his eyes and look in the scripture above, He wasn't referring to the man's physical eyes, but to the eyes of the spirit. God told him all the land he could "see" was his; it was now up to Abraham to decide how far he wanted to see. Being a man of faith, he looked from his spirit and saw the whole world. The Bible says "For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith." (Romans 4:13). Abraham became the heir of the whole world by faith.
Now, that's not the end of the story. The Bible says "So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham" (Galatians 3:9). You're as much the heir of the world as Abraham: "And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise" (Galatians 3:29). No wonder the Bible declare that God has given you everything require for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). However, it's that which you've taken possession of by faith, that which your spirit has embraced, that you can enjoy. So it's up to you! As far as your eyes can see, that's what the Lord has given to you for an inheritance.
The question then is, "What do you see?" Concerning the coming year, for example, what do you see? Can you see yourself making progress? Can you see yourself walking in health, prosperity, joy and peace? You've got to see it, for that's the key. See yourself walking in the wonderful blessings of God in the coming year.
As you fast and pray about the coming year, see yourself making unprecedented progress in every area of your life. See God taking you from glory to glory. Perhaps you've been praying and asking God for a child, see the child with your spirit first. Whatever you've taken possession of from within, will certainly manifest in the physical.
Start practicing how to see from your spirit, for your spirit is where the light of God is. God doesn't function in the realm of the mind or senses. If your going to enjoy all the wonderful benefits of salvation God has in store for you, then you've got to see with the eyes of faith and speak forth what you see.
I declare that I'm living in divine health, absolute prosperity, unending success, abundant joy and indescribable peace today. As I look into the coming year with my eyes of faith, I see myself walking in the glory of God and expressing unprecedented progress and success, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
Rhapsody of Realities December 27, 2011
-Pastor Chris Oyakhilome