Friday, September 18, 2015
Don't let circumstances have the last word!
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.(Heb 4:12)
Are you in a rut? Plagued by health problems? Prayers not getting through? You are not alone. Many Christians are on the verge of giving up. Some are even mad at God, blaming him for their circumstances. Friends, let get this straight, God is not holding you back. He wants you to prosper and be in health as your soul prospers.
One thing that we need to see is that Faith operates by laws. (Rom 3:27) In the natural, Gravity is a law. What goes up must come down but when a greater law was discovered which was the laws that governed aviation, man could fly and be above gravity. Those laws of aviation was available even in the beginning of time but it was not discovered until the early 1900's.
The same applies to the spiritual in the realm of faith. God's word says my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. (Hosea 4:6) Knowledge is the key to open the door of faith. I am not talking about head knowledge. You can know all there is to know about the Bible and still be defeated in the arena of life. I am talking about heart knowledge. Revelation knowledge that will open your eyes to the truth of God's word and bring about answers to your problems.
The first rule of thumb in understanding how the laws of faith operates is to have the mind of Christ. Now the word Christ is not Jesus last name. The word Christ is anointing which means the power to lift burdens and to destroy yokes in your life. (Isa 10:27) When you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you have at your disposal the mind of Christ. You may ask--If I have the mind of Christ, why am I still going through these problems?
Simple. You have to allow it to flow and release its power. (Phil 2:5) There are certain things that we need to know about the laws of faith and releasing the mind of Christ to have results. One important factor in the laws of faith is to know that you have it. I hear Christians praying---Give me more faith. God has already given you faith and it's in his word....
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Rom 10:17)
So, if you have a bible, you carry with you the seeds of faith. The seeds of freedom of sin and bondage, the seeds of healing for your body, the seeds of financial freedom and provision, etc. As you put those seeds into good ground which is your heart, it will grow and manifest itself into the desired results.
Your mind plays an important role in this battleground of faith. A classic example was Joshua. Moses, his mentor was dead and overnight, he was in charge of more than a million people to pastor in the wilderness. He had battles to fight, giants to defeat and lands to occupy. In this midst of this, he turned to God and prayed. As he did, God gave him an answer...
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.(Josh 1:8)
A couple of points to observe in the above verse is the book of the law. The book refers to the word. Second, the word meditate comes from the Hebrew which is murmur. God understood Joshua's situation. God knew that he needed help so he told him to look at his word by murmuring it. As you murmur God's promises, it is going to your heart and transforming your mind. It is giving you a mental picture of God's promises and what belongs to you.
One thing to consider, change does not happen overnight. When you plant a seed, it takes time to grow but as you, constantly, feed your mind and heart on God's word, it will bring forth a breakthrough. If you have been blessed by these teachings, contact me and let me know. More to come on this interesting subject. God bless.
Confession--I have the mind of Christ. I have his thoughts, will and desires. I will not be moved by what I see but I will be moved on what I believe. His word is alive. His word is powerful and I am more than a conqueror. Circumstances and problems will have to bow before the word. Thank you, Lord, for giving me the victory---In Jesus name. Amen!
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