Let’s talk about the power of words. In Micah 5:2, Micah is prophesying that a Messiah is coming. He is prophesying that from Bethlehem, there will be a Savior of the world. Now, do you know that at the time that this was written, there was no Bethlehem? There was an Ephrathah, but no Bethlehem, it didn’t exist. This is 715 years before Jesus was born. Micah goes on and dies. How many know a lot of people in today’s world who would say that wasn’t a true prophet because his words never came to pass? Look at Luke 2:1-7. After reading this, can you imagine the Jewish believers? Caesar Augustus calls for a census and demands that everyone goes back to their hometown and pay taxes. They were probably so angry, saying, God would you kill Cesar, he is not even a Jew, complaining that they hate him, thinking it is dumb that they will have to go back to their hometowns. God was using a heathen leader to fulfill Micah 5:2. Seven hundred fifteen years after Micah spoke the prophesy that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem, God used an ungodly, Cesar Augustus, to demand everyone to go home so there could be a census. Cesar didn’t even know it, but God was using him. That is why the Bible says to pray for those in authority, the devil is trying to do things in our country, and he thinks he has us beat when we get a bad leader. God can use anyone. He used Cesar Augustus to perform His Word. God does not care who He uses to perform His Word; He is going to perform it.
There may be things going on in your family right now that you may never see the manifestation of in your life, but you are setting the groundwork for generations from now. You have to stay in your faith words. It took 715 years for those faith words of Micah to be harvested. But they were harvested. The Bible tells us that God is not a man that He lies. Stay in faith over what you speak. You may say, well I’ve been praying three days, three weeks, three months, or three years. I know a guy who believed God for thirty-seven years to perform a miracle, and He did. Thirty-seven years he waited faithfully. He sat outside hospital rooms; he gave money, he prayed. He never quit. Why? Because God is faithful.
“As it is written, a father of many nations have I made you in the sight of him who has believed, even God who gives life to the dead and calls into being those things that do not exist.” Romans 4:17 NASB
Paul is quoting Genesis 17 here where God promised Abraham that He was going to make him a father of many nations. Sarah was old, and Abraham was old. God called things that aren’t as though they were. It does not matter if what God tells you He is going to do is impossible, because God can make it possible. Remember when He told Israel He would deliver them, and what did He do? He stopped time. I knew a lady one time who was born without a femur. Her body had the muscles and ligaments but no femur. I saw the doctor’s reports; there was no bone there. Her parents prayed and prayed, and one morning, she woke up, and there was a femur there. Every day they would touch her leg and pray. The doctors told them they would eventually have to amputate the leg. When her mom and dad touched her, they prayed, Lord, I thank you for that femur. I thank you for that femur. You know what, you need to begin to understand that when God makes a promise, it is not your job to honor His Word. You speak His words it is His job to honor His words. It’s God’s job to honor God’s Word. God calls things that aren’t as though they were. Long before Abraham had a child, God told him he was going to be the father to many nations.