Very clearly this morning I heard "It is time to make reservations of faith".
By definition, to make a reservation is 1) to put something on the books, 2) to SET ASIDE AN AREA OF LAND FOR OCCUPATION or 3) a right to an estate being conveyed! There are, however, other kinds of reservations. When you have a reservation about something it signifies DOUBT. This is why the reservations we are to make now are ones of FAITH. Let me share what the Holy Spirit unpacked about each of these.
1) To put something on the books:
It is time to make plans of faith!! That thing that God has been calling you to do that seems out of the budget or out of the question in the natural, God wants you to follow through on His calling and start making those plans of FAITH. It is a call to PLAN AS IF THESE THINGS ARE CERTAIN. Just like making a reservation at a restaurant or hotel, these reservations may not be for things happening immediately. Ask the Lord to clarify specific issues of timing for your individual calling! What He has spoken to you in the secret place will come to fruition for all to see!
“What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.”
Luke 12:3 NIV
2) to set aside an area of land for occupation:
That spiritual advancement the Lord has been speaking to you about...Time to mark that land as reserved! The Lord has it "under contract" for you, so it's time to spiritually get ready to move!
3) a right to an estate being conveyed:
When an estate is conveyed it is legally transferred in ownership from one party to the party it is willed to. We are co-heirs with Christ of the kingdom of heaven and Earth! By the price of ownership God already paid, we have SPIRITUAL RICHES that are able to provide everything we will need for these plans and advancements. Our God has ALREADY provided, and it is time to make a reservation on that inheritance!
“For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well. Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Luke 12:30-34 NIV
DO. NOT. FEAR. Having reservations that aren't of faith are holding doubts, skepticism, unease, hesitation, or qualifications to saying yes to God's call (ex: I'll do this IF you do this for me). Cancel those reservations in the name of Jesus, and make reservations of faith! The only thing you need to focus on is following the ways God commands you to walk in! The rejoicing and spiritual supplies will follow!
“I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.”
Psalm 119:14 NIV