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May 2017 Blog

“Name it and Claim it” has gotten a Bad Rap over the Years….. But can we take a look at this a little closer from a different angle and put some perspective on it. And see what the bible says.

Where did this saying come from “Name it and claim it?”

Let’s take a look at the scripture, that set this saying in motion, Romans 4:17 calls into being that which does not exist.

'(as it is written [in Scripture], “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the sight of Him in whom he believed, that is, God who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist.

- Romans 4:17 AMP

(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

- Romans 4:17 KJV

The Bible gives us biblical, examples throughout history that we can lean upon and help us with our walk with Christ. Here the name Abram, which means The Father [or God] Is Exalted, is changed to Abraham (The Father of Many Nations.) Abraham and Sarah were childless, and God said he would be the father of many nations. Every time the name Abraham was declared, the realization of the promise was being released until it was fulfilled.

So, Let’s take a look at this from a modern day perspective: that might give you some insight.

You go to a restaurant to eat and the hostess gives you a menu. You look through the menu and when she comes back, you tell her what you want. ****calls into being that which does not exist****Romans 4:17. The food wasn’t magically in front of you the moment you said your order to her. she had to put the order in with the cook. You wait (hopefully) patiently for your food to arrive and enjoy it. Remember when you order you have to use the menu to see what they even offer to eat. God has given us the Bible (Menu) full of promises that we can access for our needs during our prayer time and fellowship with him.

I hope this example not only gives you insight, but will cause you to dig into the word of God (menu) and all he has for you!