|“Recently, I read a quote that impacted my heart and soul, I want to share it with you today. Here is the quote.
When someone is pregnant, she is not “expecting a child” – she already has one. She is not “going to be a mother” – she already is a mother. The baby is not “on the way,” the baby has already arrived. (Frank Pavone)
This quote spoke deeply to me concerning a principle we often hear taught and preached in the church today. I don’t know how many sermons I have heard on giving birth over the past thirty years, but there have been many.
Today, as I pondered this quote, it became a timely revelation to me that the simple fact that we are in travail over a thing, or a promise is the PROOF that that thing already exists. It is already a living, breathing thing. If we are going to change the way we go through the process of conception, travail, and delivery, we must change the way we think and the way we talk.
Isaiah 66:9 says, Shall I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery?” says the Lord. “Or shall I who gives delivery shut the womb?” says your God.
Isaiah 46:11 says, Truly I have spoken; truly I will bring it to pass. I have planned it, be assured I will do it.
Whatever has been birthed in you, was spoken to you, either through the Word of God, through a prophetic word or from God speaking it to you Himself. Whatever it was, God promises us that if He spoke it, He will bring it to pass.
God does not bring to moment of birth and not deliver – He is not a man that He should lie.
The very fact that you are fighting for it, travailing for it, is the undeniable truth that already exists. Just as a baby already exists in a mother’s womb.
To travail means to twist, whirl about, dance, writhe, fear, tremble, travail, be in anguish, be pained, to writhe (in travail with), bear, bring forth, to wait anxiously, to be distressed. Have you felt any of these things as you are standing in faith for the promise God has given you? I know I have.
To be brought forth means the day of birth and it means to declare one’s birth. It reminds me of what we hear from the doctor at the time of delivery. “It’s a girl!” Or, “it’s a boy!” They declare one’s birth. That baby wasn’t created the moment it was delivered – it was created nine months before. At the very beginning it was a complete baby – either a boy or a girl.
Now, let’s look at verse 12 in that same chapter; For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream.
We are promised delivery of the very thing God has placed inside us. We are promised it will come to a time of fruition. For God says, I will extend peace like a river!
Peace is defined as completeness, soundness, welfare, peace, safety, soundness (in body), welfare, health, prosperity, peace, quiet, tranquility, contentment, peace (from war) – nothing broken or missing in your life. This is what comes forth at the destined time of delivery. We are promised a day of completeness!
God has a great plan for you. He has not made you a promise that He can’t bring to pass – if He said it, He will do it. There is a reward for the spiritual ‘baby’ that you have been carrying. The reward is the delivery. Again, the very fact that you are carrying it declares that it is a completed work, something that already exists! It is already done! It is already yours!
Psalm 127:3 says, the fruit of the womb is your reward! Your reward is real. It is not something you are hoping for or saying ‘maybe someday’ no! It is already done!
Let me share another scripture with you that I found to be insightful. Psalm 29:9 tells us the voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth.
Years ago, He spoke a scripture reference to me and told me, “This is your life scripture.” I can’t tell you how many times over the past 25 years I have been reminded of this very scripture. It has brought forth birth, as I stood on this word spoken from the very voice of God. The scripture is found in Psalm 27:13; I would have lost heart, if I had not believed I would see the goodness of God in the land of the living.
Over the years, the voice of the Lord (which gave me this verse) caused delivery to come forth.
Today I pray God will speak to you. That you will hear His voice as He speaks a word which causes delivery to spring forth. That you will see the promise manifest right before your eyes. I pray you see the goodness of God in the land of the living. May what you are in travail for suddenly come to a place of delivery – now in Jesus’ name.”