Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, so shall thy seed be (Romans 4:18). There are two important principles in this verse. One is the seed principle the second is believing despite circumstantial evidence.
The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but they are mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds and casting down imaginations…(2Corthians 10:4-5). God said there is nothing they have imagined to do that will be restrained from them. (Gen 11:6) This means there is no restraining force on the earth to stop a man who has imagined, unless God personally intervenes to stop that person. This means the person in their imagination has seen themselves doing those things. When Satan wants to stop a person, he also works with the imagination of the person.
Every single person (whether you realise t or not), has an image about them-self right now that is determining the events in their life. Imaging confers boundaries and you have to change the image you have if it is the wrong one. It takes warfare to cast that old image down and to replace it. That is where the warfare really is. Once you change the image, God said so shall thy seed be. This means He gives you the opportunity to sow seed on the earth so that the image inside you can be translated to a physical form.
And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain: But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body (1Corth 15:37-38).The scripture is saying when you sow a seed you do not sow the body. When he told Abraham to look at the stars in the heaven, those stars are the product(s) of the seed(s) that are sown. God will show you the seed to sow. Once you get that image on the inside an opportunity is created for it to be realised in your life, this opportunity is for you to sow. There are things that come your way in response to that image that gives you the opportunity to sow. When you sow a seed God goes to work to give it a body. God gives it a body as it has pleased Him and the creation of that body is a function of praise. So when you sow the seed it goes to sleep. The sounding of the trumpet is praise. When you start praising and you have sown the necessary seed, it starts changing things out there in the natural. God gives you an opportunity to see every step and this is a covenant of God that can never fail..Pastor Poju Oyemade