Nathanael said to Him, “How do You know me?”
Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.”
Nathanael answered and said to Him, “Rabbi, You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!”
Jesus answered and said to him, “Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,’ do you believe? You will see greater things than these.” And He said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”
There is a brand of honor that comes from God only. The things He will do for you supersede the things that anyone else can do. It is very special when you receive a prophetic Word; It is wonderful when someone favors you, shows you preferential treatment and brings you on up for a little while, but however much these things make us marvel and rejoice, we have to understand that God is just getting started with us!
Nathaniel was blessed when he received the Word that Jesus foreknew him, but Jesus told him “Don’t settle for such a simple manifestation of the power of God! There are far greater things ahead for you! You are about to live under an open Heaven and the unbroken connection and flow of power between God and man will be wonderful, supernatural and glorious!”
Expand your capacity to receive by setting your expectations higher, because from this point onwards, we expect to walk under an open heaven. The season for enjoying what man can do for us is over; now it is time to receive the honor that comes from God only.
There may be people in your life who have put traps around you, and are watching for you to fail, but God will send angelic escort to give you safe passage to the fulfilment of your calling and purpose. The devil’s agenda is to blindside you, and right now you may be seeing only what the enemy is doing, but there is more to the picture than that. Take your eyes off your enemies and see the table that God is preparing for you. When things get harder, you are about to eat!
Success and promotion in life don’t come from the outside; they start with you. When it is in you, everything lines up outwardly. When you embrace, contain and embody what you are believing for, because your focus and determination is the biggest thing in you, you cannot be denied. We rule our world!
Sometimes you are so close that you can smell the manifestation of your promise. If that is you, you know that the excitement is rising. Sometimes things look so dark that you cannot even glimpse a flicker of light. Take heart, the darkest hour is just before dawn. Set your faith once again today, to see the honor that comes from God only in your life!
Heavenly Father, thank you for the honor that comes only from you. It is the best reward that I could ever have on this Earth, and I believe you right now that it is coming to me, because I honor you as I trust and believe your Word.
Thank you, Lord that you see me in my situation and you love me. Even where I have missed it, you help me, because my heart is for you. I set my expectation for an open Heaven over my life. I expect angelic visitation and help; I expect supernatural interventions of your sovereign goodness, because you will have the last word in my life. Thank you, Lord!