FRAME YOUR YEAR
“Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”
Happy New Year!
Welcome to 2021. Your best year yet…
This verse of scripture is one of my best in the whole Bible. I believe it contains so many gems that can radically revolutionise our lives. And at such a time as this, the start of a new year, this verse is so vital.
Paul lists out the heroes of faith in this eleventh chapter of Hebrews and starts out with God. It seems to me like a kids comic book discussing their super heroes with God being the head of the pack. Faith made everyday people into superheroes.
God is a Faith-God. He functions by faith and is only pleased by Faith.
In discussing God’s use of faith, Paul made a very powerful statement ‘the worlds were framed by the word of God’
In the Greek, he uses the word ‘aion’ for worlds which refers to a dispensation of time, an age literally ‘the course and manner of life’. It’s used in the same sense as you’d say in English the information age, the agrarian age. It speaks of a definite period of time which is characterized by certain definite events. In actual fact, that period of time takes on the character of these events.
Paul declares that God framed these dispensations of time by His word. At a glance you don’t get the weight of those words. Many times its best to study it in the original language to get the full import. The Greek word ‘kartatizo’ is what’s translated ‘framed’ in English.
It means to equip, to put in order, to arrange, to adjust, to prepare, to render fit. It carries with it the idea of equipping and furnishing with all that’s required.
Let’s now input these words into the original text;
“Through Faith we understand that the dispensations of time, the successive ages were framed, prepared, arranged, equipped and furnished with all necessities by the Word of God”
The specific word of God to us, His Rhema word is what we frame our days by. God’s Word to us in 2021 isn’t just a nice phrase to put on stickers or page markers. You have the God-given ability and privilege to frame your world.
God did it. You can do it. Put the Word on your lips today and frame the next 365 days. It’s not up to God, it’s up to you!
Hello Framer! Are you busy framing?
2021, hear the word of the Lord! i declare that i am of good cheer, for Christ has overcome the world! Regardless of what is going around me, the joy of the Lord powers me up to do the impossible everyday of this year. Daily, I prosper, i rule, i dominate and i make progress because i have faith in God and in His word and i am full of His love! Halleluyah!
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