The blood of Jesus is a boundary line that surrounds our lives, separating us from sin and death and things that are not of the Kingdom of God. Because Jesus’ blood paid the full price for our salvation, and salvation includes deliverance, help, prosperity, security, victories, preservation, safety, and welfare, we can have an expectation of all this good in our lives, knowing it’s God’s heart for us, His children.
However, I know that in my own life and in the lives of many blood-bought children of God, that this does not always seem to be the reality. The problems that face our lives can seem like the boundary of our lives has been breached by the enemy. In Isaiah chapter 60 the reality was that God’s children were living in difficulty. The prophet was declaring what God wanted for them, not what they were actually experiencing. Even though the heart and intention of God for them was good, their reality was not.
Historically, it has challenged my faith when circumstances in my life were beneath what I believed God promised me in His Word, but when I read Jesus words in Mark 4:26-28, He says the Kingdom of God is like when a man puts seeds on the ground and walks away and forgets about it. He goes and lives his life, sleeping and waking each day and then returns to the place he spread the seed and it has produced a harvest and he says, “When did this happen?!” Even if our borders have been, breached, rather than speaking out the obvious, which is our trouble, we need to be “calling our walls Salvation” as Isaiah 60:18 says. To call is to use our voices to speak out, not our pain, but His salvation. Jesus says this is how God’s Kingdom operates.
Don’t ever deny your problems are there but rather call out what you believe God’s promise for the situation is and go about life believing that one day you will walk into a field and your harvest will be ready to be reaped and the enemy will be booted out of your territory.