Last Day's Keys:

The Christian’s Essential Keys To the Last Days Puzzle

    What You Need to Know to Equip Yourself to Thrive Amid Chaos


Nancy Arant Williams


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Over the last several months the Lord has revealed to me that His plan for the last days is like a giant jigsaw puzzle with pieces missing. His plan is for joy, hope, provision, boldness, fearlessness, and passion for the lost.

Yet so many believers who truly love God are mired in fear, doubt, anxiety, illness and lack of provision. What can we do to change that?

The first puzzle piece we lack is the provision piece. Because we will need provision not only to keep ourselves and our families afloat, but also to help others this is a very important key, and one that will help us regain not only our financial equilibrium but our spiritual and emotional equilibrium as well.  This information is from Gary Keesee whose program, “Fixing the Money Thing” is streamed on his website at

His CDs, “Revolution of the Mind, Finances”, and “The Now Revolution” were a brand new revelation to me. The Revolution of the Mind CD is full of scripture promises that we can use to renew our minds on the subject of God’s faithfulness, the first step in truly learning to trust God for provision.

 This is the first effective and truthful, scripture-based explanation I’ve ever heard on how to reap the harvest we so carefully sow inro the kingdom of God. I would encourage you to check out his website and his CD series for yourself. In a nutshell, he says we have mastered the concept of sowing, but we have no clue how to reap.

 He used the example of how Jesus fed the 5,000. He took a small amount of food, five loaves and two fish, and blessed it, but the key is this: He offered it to God through the veil that separates the earthly kingdom from the heavenly kingdom. Jesus knew that when God received His request it was already granted, because scripture promises it will be so, in faith. (See Matt. 7:7.) He could actually visualize God multiplying it on the other side of the veil and returning it after applying the heavenly principles of miraculous multiplication.

 You and I can do the same thing. In fact, although Keesee doesn’t specify exactly how long it will take, it actually took six weeks for us to see God begin to move using these principles. He suggests that we take whatever offering we have, no matter how small, if it’s the best we can give, and pray over it, laying hands on it, and then visualize it going from the earthly kingdom to the heavenly kingdom.

 On the CWG website, (Mark Virkler) one of his students, by the name of Ben Lunis, had been learning how to dialog with God, and he heard God say this:

This is not a typical prosperity gospel message. Rather it uses our faith to believe God as we visualize our gift transferring from one kingdom to the other. I had never seen God move in this way before, but since I’ve understood this concept, my fear and doubt are gone, and I have a renewed passion and confidence, finally able to believe that God really does delight in His children and want to meet our needs. This concept has truly transformed our lives.

          2. Sid Roth is a Messianic Christian whose powerful program, “It’s Supernatural” is broadcast on many Christian television stations. He has interviewed many talented guests, and this is where I heard key number two.

Pastor/Teacher Larry Hutton discussed “How to Live Stress-Free 24/7.” He said that Jesus died to shatter the power of every negative emotion, so that those things are now under our dominion if we have faith to believe it is so. He said God told him to bundle up every negative emotion and visualize setting the bundle in a chair and then speaking to it, saying: “Jesus told me you were coming, but He died to shatter your power, so you need to leave right now. I take back my peace, in Jesus’ name.”

This is an amazing exercise and it works instantly. When we take authority over them the demon spirits have to flee, so our peace can be restored. We can truly live stress-free 24/7 if we take advantage of our dominion over the enemy.

         3. There are 7 breakthrough healing prayers to pray when we cannot overcome the sins in our lives. (These principles can be found on Mark Virkler’s website, found at There is a myriad of breakthrough information available there. (Just click on free resources.)

  •  Breaking generational sins and curses

  • Severing ungodly soul ties

  • Replacing negative expectations

  • Renouncing inner vows

  •  Receiving divine visions

  •  Breaking word curses

  • Casting out demons

Ask God for wisdom and discernment regarding these hindrances, and He will bring them to mind, so you can demand that they leave in Jesus’ name.

Here I must add that we often need to verbally take back the ground that we have given up when we sinned, opening the door to demonic activity. If we’re stuck, unable to be set free even after confessing sin, it’s because we have given up title deed to the ground in our lives, so we must take back that ground in Jesus’ name.

     Virkler also makes a point to say that the pursuit of intimacy with Christ is the answer to every question, because when we draw near, and worship He will shatter our unbelief and empower us to hear and receive answers as never before. The key to moving in the supernatural is to follow Jesus’ example so that we too can say, “I only do what I hear my Father tell me.”

        4. Kerry Kirkwood appeared on “It’s Supernatural” with Sid Roth, and he spoke on, “The Power of the Blessing.” He said that often we as Christians speak curses over what we see as evil businesses, like topless dancing bars, wanting them to close. He said one of his parishioners had been cursing a topless bar, asking God to close it, when God revealed that He doesn’t want us to curse anything. Rather He wants to bless the owners with the revelation of His love. The stunning truth is: when we curse anything, we actually set ourselves up in opposition to the will of God, which enables the evil enterprise to flourish. When he began to pray that God would bless the owners of the topless bar it soon closed and a For Sale sign appeared out front. In other words, we are to use blessing rather than cursing, to agree with God for a revelation of His love to those who are doing wrong.

        5. Nasir Siddiki spoke on “How to Receive and Keep Your Healing.” He said Jesus died on the cross to take sin, sickness and death, which means He paid the price in full, for those things. When Jesus said “It is finished” as He died on the cross He made provision for everything we could ever need and made everything new. In other words, we don’t have to beg God for what He’s already done. We just need to believe we have it, and take it by faith. (This applies to everything, not just healing or finances. In fact, scripture says we already have everything we need for life and godliness, lacking nothing.)

 Siddiki said we often experience instant healing but symptoms soon reappear, making us believe we have lost our healing, when what has actually happened is that the devil is counterfeiting that illness by sending symptoms. They are not the same thing! We must not change our doctrine to fit the situation. If it happens we must instead say to God, “I know your Word is true, so the problem is with my understanding. Show me the truth.” If we see symptoms return after a healing, we must continue to believe, and speak to those symptoms, saying, “Jesus died on the cross for my healing, which means I am healed, so every symptom must leave, in Jesus’ name, because I refuse to believe your lies! Body, you must cooperate and pain must leave, in Jesus’ name!” And because Jesus died to shatter the power of death we can even pray believing that people will be raised from the dead. It may take time, but pray and ask God how long to pray through and He will make it clear.

         6. Wendy Alec, co-owner of GodTV wrote a book called, The Journal of the Unknown Prophet, where she detailed a vision God gave her in 1999. In the vision she saw a vast horde of demons on horseback, dressed in full battle array, and armed with terrible weapons. She heard the devil say, “It has begun.”

 Then she heard God’s voice, weeping, say, “It has begun.” Because Satan knows his time is short he has unleashed an all-out final assault on Christian marriages, and especially Christian pastors and those who are spreading the uncompromising Word of God. If he is successful in destroying Christian marriages and pastors he will have decimated the very foundations of our civilization. To that end he sends principalities and powers to hover over Christian homes, causing turmoil and misunderstandings, which means we must go into spiritual warfare to stave off his assaults. We must put on our armor (Eph 5), and plead the blood over our marriages and families, as well as pastors. We are to fight for our families and our children and refuse to allow the enemy to take them. We are to recognize that when turmoil occurs in our homes, it is the work of the enemy, and does not originate with us! Once we recognize what’s happening we can speak to those spirits and tell them that our homes belong to Jesus and that they have no place there and must flee. If Satan can’t destroy God, he will do all he can to destroy the lives of God’s beloved—you and me. So pray, pray, pray a covering over the marriages and families of believers and pastors.

        7.  In the last days our most powerful weapon will be worship. This involves soaking in His presence. John and Carol Arnott, from the Toronto Airport Catch the Fire Revival first introduced me to the concept of soaking. They actually set up a soaking center in their church, where people who were seeking God’s manifest presence, brought pillows, and would lie on the floor and simply worship in the presence of God, with worship music playing in the background. When we set aside every distraction and let God move inside us He will speak, heal and restore us, opening our eyes to see things we have never seen before.

If we are intensely seeking God’s face and reading the Word, and listening to His voice we will not fail to hear when He speaks and gives direction.

 On this subject I also heard two Christian women’s speakers speak independent of one another, saying that one of the devil’s greatest weapons in the last days will be to wear out the saints of God. If we’re too tired, because of overwork and lack of sleep, we will be unable to hear God’s voice. That means if you’re weary from working too many hours trying to pay your bills, ask God how to change gears and find other work. Then trust Him to make a way. We did this several years ago, and though we live in an area with a high jobless rate God has always provided work; He never let us go hungry or let our bills go unpaid. This key is absolutely essential to hearing God’s voice and being ready when the trumpet sounds.

         8. Author and Speaker Perry Stone has released a remarkable CD message called, “Three O’clock in the Morning.” In it, he explains that the fourth watch of the night occurs between the hours of three and six a.m., and because demon spirits must dwell in human bodies, and those people usually are asleep during that time, demon spirits are inactive. Stone says that during those hours God actually limits demonic activity, which means there is far less hindrance to our prayers. He has verified with Israeli rabbis living now, that Old Testament Jewish priests knew the secret of praying early in the morning. Even Jesus often rose early to commune with His Father. With that in mind, if God wakes you to pray early in the morning, take advantage of the supernatural power available at that time, because it may indeed, change the world.

          9. Messianic Christian and Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, pastor of the Beth Israel Worship Center, and founder of “Hope of the World Ministries,” appeared on “It’s Supernatural” and talked about his book The Harbinger. You can see the video presentation regarding these warnings at:  In his book he compares the nine harbingers or pre-judgment warnings that God gave Israel in the Old Testament, to the harbingers he has recently seen warning America. He says America is following in the same rebellious footsteps as Israel, and that we need to pray, pray, pray, that our country turns around, and repents before it’s too late. For further information or to get the book, The Harbinger, go to

          10. Prophet Chuck Pierce gets 100% of his prophecies correct, which proves he is a true prophet of God. He said that May of 2011 America fell into judgment when President Obama told Israeli President Netanyahu that Israel should go back to its pre-1967 boundaries. Pierce said that because Israel’s statehood was a God thing, any country that fails to stand with Israel will face terrible judgments, hence all the catastrophic weather phenomena we’re facing this year. He also said that individual U.S. states will find themselves divided into two camps, either standing with or against Israel, so it’s up to those of us who are wise to demand that our states stand with Israel. God promises to bless those who bless Israel and curse those who abandon her. Pray for America to wake up to this truth. And pray for the peace of Israel, for wisdom, protection and revelation of the truth that Jesus is the Messiah and He’s coming soon. For more information on Chuck Pierce’s prophecies, go to

  11.  Prepare for an emergency. In 2008, the late David Wilkerson said to prepare for a great calamity that would befall our nation and the world. I believe he was referring to the devaluation of the dollar and the coming famine/drought that is predicted for America and the world. He said to pay off debt and begin buying emergency food, water, (and I would add stocking up on medications and things like soap, bathroom tissue, and first aid supplies). Other survival experts suggest we stop buying frivolous and unnecessary things, and get rid of high-dollar payments and things like expensive cars and diamond jewelry. I believe a survival kit would also be a good investment. They are available online, on eBay and many other survival websites. Those who are wise will pay off their mortgages and any balances that require monthly payments, ASAP if at all possible. Ask God for wisdom and warn your children to prepare as well. Wilkerson suggested a thirty-day supply of food and water (& meds), but I think six months would be wise as this scenario may take time to restore. If you are prepared, you can help others and have vital things to barter with others.

 I prayed, asking God if our current weather judgments were going to continue and He said yes. Just look at what’s happening: flooding, drought, fires, hurricanes, mudslides, tornadoes, all in our country, and all happening simultaneously! Pray that God will use these things to open the eyes of those who rebel against God, that the scales will fall off their eyes and they will see that the day of reckoning is quickly approaching.

            12. Now is not the time to run to caves, even if that’s our first inclination. Now is the time to ask God for boldness, shattering fear, and realizing that now is the time for believers to step out and minister to the fears of others. This is our last, best opportunity to share the testimony that God is alive and well on Planet Earth, and that He loves and wants to save those who will repent. We need to warn others that hell is a real place occupied by those who reject Christ. A wonderful resource is Bill Weise’s book, 23 Minutes in Hell.

         It’s important for Christians to believe that, no matter what happens Jesus is the answer to every question. We have nothing to fear! If we all lose our insurance, we will pray for each other to be healed and God will honor our prayers of faith. This is a promise of scripture. If we are hungry, we will pray and believe God for food. We say we believe these things, but now is the time to put feet to our faith and stand as the light and salt we’re supposed to be. I challenge you to walk out of fear and doubt and begin to speak with boldness and believe for good things from God.

           13. In October of 2010 a friend of mine attended a Pentecostal Conference on the Bride of Christ. There she heard a very important prophecy regarding our response to the upcoming famine situation. God expressly said that if needy people come to our homes asking for help, we are to pray before opening our doors to them. It is key to ask God for discernment, because there will also be wolves among the truly needy. Wolves will steal, kill and destroy unwary saints who have no discernment, so remember to consult God in everything, in order to be wise as serpents but harmless as doves. When people come to our doors, we are to ask God whether they are open to the gospel or not. If we get a check in our spirit, it means they will not be open to the gospel, and we are not to open our doors. If we get the go-ahead from God we are to share the gospel and the love of Christ as we feed the hungry. There will be many divine appointments during this time because people will be desperate for answers. Don’t waste a single opportunity to lead these precious souls to Christ and disciple them.

         14. Because we’re going to need every resource God has to offer, we need to let go of our preconceived notions and say, “God, I don’t care what it takes. I want to be free of every hindrance, so I can step out and move in the supernatural. I want to let go of unforgiveness, offenses, and every evil thing so I can be used of God to see visions and dream dreams. I want to prophesy, and heal the sick. I want to praise you with unwavering faith, and even raise the dead, so they can have another chance to avoid hell and be saved. Help me let go of my old tattered garments, and take up your mantle of anointing, lacking nothing for the work you want me to do.”

         15. In 2010 God showed me that most of His children are ill-equipped to go on the offensive against what’s coming, because we’re curled up in fetal position on the battleground, still influenced by the wounds of our past. He wants us to soak in His presence and let Him take us through a slide show of our past, picturing Him right there with us in each painful situation, so that, in His presence, He can heal every wound, touching the terrible scars, and making it like a brand new baby’s skin. He wants us to be more than conquerors in our emotions, because they tend to influence every other part of our lives. Pray and ask God where you have areas that still need healing. He’s done this kind of thing for me, and He can do it for you, too. Let me emphasize that if a memory still causes pain, it’s not yet healed, even if you’ve prayed before. Going through the soaking/slide show of your past will allow God to touch those emotions so they no longer cause any pain.

          16. Not long ago God showed me a vision about unforgiveness. If you recall scripture says that if we forgive our brothers, God will forgive us, but if we refuse to forgive, God will not forgive us. (See Matt. 6:14-15.) In the vision, He showed me a set of conjoined twins, attached at the spine. One twin became ill and shortly died, so that his brother carried his dead twin around with him wherever he went until, he too, became ill and died. Unforgiveness works in exactly the same way; it attaches itself to us, and like a cancer eats us up from the inside out and eventually poisons us to the point of death if we don’t get rid of it. It also attaches us to the person we fail to forgive, so that God cannot go to work on that person’s heart. Because this is such a vital issue, we must not let our pride or need for control hinder us from humbling ourselves to forgive others.

         17. Perry Stone recently talked about the seven areas that must be taken over by one-world government advocates before they can control the world. They include Education, Religion, Food, Health Care, Money, Information and Protection. Right now there are 300 families he calls the power elite, who own most of the world’s wealth and who control most of these things already. He says there is one they have yet to take control: religion, which means that while we can still worship, pray and speak out against sin, we had better stand up and make our voices heard. He also made mention of the grass roots efforts of Americans who are standing up to take back our country. He said that is frightening the power elite to their very core. Although he didn’t mention the Tea Party by name, he said everyone must get involved and do our part to restore righteousness in America. If we fail to do that we will no doubt lose what little control/ freedom we have left. We dare not fail in this effort. Each of us must ask God what our part is in taking back America for God and stepping out in faith to be light and salt before it’s too late.

         18.  A VIP revelation: Satan has no power at all but what we give him. I just recently heard this statement and thought it was profound. Since the beginning of time he’s only had any power when we, as human beings believe the lies he whispers, trying to hinder us. We must recognize his lies and come against them with the Word of God and the word of our testimony. God has already overcome Satan’s power and given us dominion over everything, but our minds and lips must agree that this is the truth in order to be victorious. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal times when you’re operating in fear, doubt or unbelief and speaking those negative things into reality, because the devil will do all he can to reinforce those messages, just to shipwreck our faith. So we must constantly renew our minds, dumping evil and negative thoughts, replacing them with the positive, hopeful things God says in His Word. Do not look at the last days as the end of the world, but the beginning of a brand new way of living because Jesus said that in the last days He would pour out His spirit on all mankind. He also says the wealth of the wicked will be given to the godly. And as God prepares hearts to receive the gospel as never before, you and I must be ready, in season and out, to share the truth that God loves those precious souls.

            19. He recently showed me a vision of myself as if I were representing the body of Christ. In the vision He showed me dressed as the bride of Christ, but with old tattered garments gathered around my feet. He said that, though the devil has no power over us but what we give him, we actually fail to cut the ties that bind us to our past allowing the devil to use the shame and guilt of our past sins against us. When God forgives our sins He actually forgets they ever existed. We however, tend to struggle with those old messages of the past, so that they become stumbling blocks, that dangle around our feet, tripping us up. Included in this package of lying rags are those old, negative messages others gave us that condemned or hindered us. So when Satan comes against us to accuse us we must say to him, “I’m not listening to this message, because you’re mistaking me for someone else. I’m no longer guilty because Jesus’ blood has made me new, so go away and leave me alone, in Jesus’ name!” Then don’t entertain even a single memory or thought about the past. Cut the ties to that past and watch as those old tattered garments lose their power over your life. You are a new creation in Christ, so live every moment as if it’s a done deal!

           20. Consider this: worry is sin. It does not come from within us, but is a spirit that is external. And when we give into it, believing it is just our response to challenges, we also allow ourselves to be tormented by that evil spirit of worry. The same is true of doubt, despair, and other negative emotions. So whenever they come up, call them what they are, evil spirits, that have no control over your renewed mind, and demand that they go in Jesus’ name!

           21.  Pastor and Author Hank Kunneman, of Omaha, Nebraska, is a prophet who, so far has gotten correct 100% of his prophecies, which only come every couple of years. John and I actually met and had dinner with this young man of God in the late eighties, and found that even then he had a passion for God. When he appeared recently on Sid Roth’s program he said several very important things. One was that we as believers will have the favor of God no matter what happens in the future. We are to watch the move of God among the youth in China, Iran, Israel, the U.S., and many other nations across the globe, because God is already raising up a mighty, powerful generation of youth who are sick of the status quo, sick of sin, and sick of seeing dead works instead of real moves of God. He said the youth in the U.S. will be marching in the streets against abortion, (this is already happening), and that the winds of change are about to blow in many countries. God is changing the course of history, moving things toward righteousness all over the world. He said that soon legislation will occur and evil men will be replaced in positions of high power, in Congress, the Senate and the Supreme Court. The Lord is right now illuminating things hidden in darkness, so that they can be exposed and rooted out, and that once Nancy Pelosi is no longer speaker of the House, things will begin to change. (This already happened in the last election.) He believes we will soon have a woman in the White House, perhaps by 2016.

 He said the decade between 2010 and 2020 will be a decade of breakthrough where God is pouring out His Spirit on all mankind, so that those who have refused the gospel and walked away will turn their hearts toward God. He said we are to press in and claim God’s move in our homes and families, for unsaved friends and relatives. During this time the Baby Boomers will experience a mighty revival as well.

 Re: the economy he said that his message is different than the doomsayers of our day. He said that because believers have been pressing in, praying and fasting, God is moving as well. He said the economy will not be devastated the way we have heard, but there will be two blips before it rebounds again. He said we are not to worry, that God has always protected those who love and worship Him, and He will not fail us during these times.

 He said that while the weather phenomenon affecting our country may seem like judgment it is the Spirit of God rising up in the wind, the rain, the fire and the snow, to cleanse our nation—a sign to the people, who have never seen God’s hand so visibly before. As they ask, “What’s happening?” God will reveal Himself, moving as never before in their hearts. We are to pray that people have eyes to see and ears to hear what God is saying.

 22. Do not despair. This situation is not a new one to God, so we can be comforted knowing He has everything under control. In fact, when in doubt, it’s helpful to say aloud, “My God has everything under control, so I will not fear, in Jesus’ name.”

While we may live in a country that is under judgment, believers will have the favor of God, right in the middle of chaos once we line up with the plan of God. He has great plans for the days ahead, which means that you and I as believers will be equipped with everything, including the financial resources required to finance the preaching of the gospel to all corners of the earth. So begin to live every day as if it is so, and believe God for great things. What would happen if we each dared to dream big for God? After all, our dreams originate with Him, don’t they?  

           23. In his newsletter Gary Keesee made a point to say that the devil has absolutely no power over us as long as we are in agreement with heaven. He can’t touch anything of ours if we make sure we are right with God and have closed every door of opportunity.

           24. Sid Roth mentioned in his latest newsletter that we have lost the vision, the meaning of giving a blessing. In the Old Testament, the patriarchs blessed their children and those around them with remarkable and even miraculous results, so with Jesus and the Hebrew patriarchs as our example we need to use the words of our mouths to actually change the course of history.

 Part B: This is a quote from the same newsletter: “Perhaps someone is a single person who has no one to bless them. One lady in her mid-thirties had become very obese. As we talked I observed, ‘You’ve been speaking curses over yourself, calling yourself a fat person and speaking negatively about yourself to yourself.’ I taught her how to speak blessings over herself while standing in front of a mirror. ‘After all, if you can speak curses over yourself, you can speak blessings over yourself, too,’ I said. She began to tell herself, ‘You are blessed and God created you to be beautiful and slim…’ She spoke it daily for months. The next time I saw her she had lost over 72 lbs and was indeed blessed.”

           25. More on the difference between anointed prayer and intercessory prayer-- Perry Stone was talking about Elijah when he went up on Mt. Carmel to challenge the 400 prophets of Baal. There were another 400 prophets of Jezebel, which meant the odds were 800 to one. He said that when Elijah went to that mountain to challenge those evil prophets (and note that all Israel was watching to determine which of these God/gods they would follow), he spoke a simple 63-word prayer (I Kings 18:36) under the anointing of God, and at His instruction, and God instantly consumed the sacrifice. Soon after Elijah was praying for God to end the drought, and it took 7 times for God to answer and send the tiny cloud that would then end that drought. In that case, he was using intercessory prayer which takes repeated petitions to break through. At times it can be easy to wonder why God isn’t answering our prayers, but if we can discern what kind of prayer it is, we can understand the mechanism, and not grow weary in well-doing.

          26. Perry Stone also mentioned the story of Elijah and Elisha. When Elijah was about to die, he was followed around by Elisha, and there were many ‘sons of the prophets’ who were following and watching from a distance, who had sat under his teaching. But only Elisha got the double portion. Why? Because Elisha wasn’t willing to watch from afar off; he wanted to be right in the thick of things and was willing to risk it all for the blessing. In fact, when Elijah told him to leave him alone, he refused.

So when Elijah was taken up to heaven, everyone, including the sons of the prophets saw the chariots of fire and the horses of fire, but only Elisha saw Elijah taken up, and when Elijah looked back from the chariot, he threw down his mantle, visiting Elisha with a double portion.

 From that point on, Elisha did 72 miracles, to Elijah’s 36, truly a double portion, but one thing he did not do was to impart to others of what the Lord gave him. That’s why when he died he took the anointing with him, so that a soldier whose body was tossed into the grave on top of his, actually bounced back to life in an instant. We are not to take our impartation with us, but we are to share it and give it to others to touch the world.

         27. He also spoke of conditional vs. non-conditional prophecies, such as when God told Jonah to go preach to Ninevah, because he was going to destroy it due to its wickedness. (See Jonah 3.) God’s anger was turned away when the people humbled themselves and turned from evil.

 2 Chron. 7:14: “If my people who are called by my name shall humble themselves and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and heal their land.” This is a well-known example of a conditional prophecy. Other prophecies are not conditional and will come, however, their timing can be delayed, such as when King Zechariah’s life was extended fifteen years after he prayed and humbled his heart.

We must never give up praying, because nothing happens if we fail to pray. Prayer does, indeed, change things.

         28. On Gary Keesee’s recent program, “Fixing the Money Thing” he said that since God stepped back after giving Adam and dominion, He has only been able to operate through people, to whom He has also given dominion, and the power to bind and loose. Anything that happens will happen through us, and it won’t come any other way.

 It’s as if God says, “Tag, you’re it!” (See Luke 17:20, Acts 17:26.)

God is a perfectionist and He designed each of us with purpose and passion. He made us like that. Destiny is a place where you discover the reason you are here, and once you occupy that place, operating through the Holy Spirit, prosperity is a natural outcome, because God loves to bless what He ordains and anoints. You have the dominion to discover your destiny by the use of your talents to reach your little corner of the world, and once you start operating in that destiny, God will bless you.

(See Deut. 28:9.)

 God will establish you. The word “establish” means deeply rooted with roots that spread everywhere. He wants us financially established so that when the enemy throws darts at us, we are not derailed from our God-given assignments.

         29. Joan Hunter: in her CD Supernatural Provision, End time Economics says this: we are to be hilarious givers, lining up with heaven in everything we do. We are not to look at circumstances, and the way things appear to our physical eyes; rather we must remember that heaven’s resources are unlimited.

We are to guard our ears, and refuse to listen to bad news, which only produces fear. (See 2 Tim. 1:7.)

 Rather we are to remind ourselves that we function according to God’s unlimited resources. We are to guard our tongues, (Prov. 18::21: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”)

It’s easy to find ourselves saying, “I’ve always been poor. My parents were poor and their parents before them . . .”

Jeremiah 17:7-8, & Psalm 1 say that those who love God will be blessed. “For he shall be like a tree, planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, not will cease from yielding fruit.”

      Luke 11:13: “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”

Psalm 35:27: “Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor my righteous cause; and let them say continually, ‘Let the Lord be magnified, who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.’”

God does not take pleasure in our poverty or our hunger. He takes pleasure in prospering us.

 “Now when your son or daughter gets good news, like a promotion or a raise, do you say, “Oh, bummer!” No, you rejoice, because your joy occurs when they’re blessed. In the same way, our God absolutely loves to bless His kids. He wants us to flourish, and He wants to bless us so we can bless others, and finance the end times gospel outreach, which will take a great deal of money. In order to win others, we need websites, printed pamphlets, books, preaching, traveling, television and radio time, and someone has to pay for these things. Who will finance it? Unbelievers? No. Absolutely not. It’s you and me God wants to use to finance such things, and be able to write a check when someone needs it. Is that so hard to believe? For some of us it is, because we don’t feel worthy. But that is the devil’s lie, because once we are in Christ, God says we are joint-heirs with Christ, worthy.

And if we line up with God’s plan forsaking sin, there is nothing He won’t do to bless the work of our hands if we get rid of doubt and fear.

We limit God when we doubt what He can do!

      You and I have always heard that 1 plus 1 is 2, but in God’s economy 1 plus 1 = 11! God is not limited by physical or natural laws or rules. He designed it and He can turn those rules upside down when He wants to, but He can’t give us cash from heaven, because heaven has no cash.

Rather He will lay it on someone’s heart to meet a specific need as we pray specifically.

iptures to use when we need something from God:

When someone is coming against us we can pray: Isaiah 54:17: “No weapon formed against me shall prosper.”

When we want God to draw our children to Christ we can go to Isaiah 49:25, which says, “But thus saith the Lord, ‘I will contend with him who contends with you, and I will save your children.”

Deut. 1:11 says: “May the Lord God of your fathers make you a thousand times more numerous than you are, and bless you as He has promised you.”

Healing: Jeremiah 30:17: “’I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds,’ says the Lord.”

      When we want God to move we can use seed giving that lines up with the scripture verse, for instance, if we want to be healed, we can seed $30.17 or $3.01. If someone is after us we can pray in agreement with Isaiah 54:17, and give $5.41 or $54.17.

     Joan Hunter: “God wants the release of His favor to be a sign and a wonder to the lost, proving that He lives and rewards those who trust Him.”

Deut. 8:18: “And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who give you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore unto your father, as it is this day.”

      Money is like seed. You use some of it to make bread to eat—to support your lifestyle. And the rest you sow into good ground—the work of God’s kingdom as the Lord leads you. Doing so will produce a future harvest that enables others to hear the Good News, and it also qualifies you to receive blessings and provisions from God.

2 Cor. 9:10-11: “Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God.”

      The prophet Isaiah wrote about how God would respond to those who would wait for Him and cry out to Him. Isaiah 30:23: “Then He will give the rain for your seed with which you sow the ground, and bread of the increase of the earth; it will be fat and plentiful. In that day your cattle will feed in large pastures.”

      While it may be easy to think about cutting back on our giving when times are tough, “we can’t afford to stop giving our tithes and offerings. God is generous to us, and we are to be generous toward Him. Let’s follow His instructions regardless of what man says. God is our Source! He is our Father! When we make it our number one priority to fulfill His will for our lives, everything else will fall into place, including our finances.”

        30. “True happiness and success can occur only when man’s priorities line up with God’s priorities.” Needs include things like food, housing, clothing, utilities, transportation, and a source of income. Jesus told us not to worry about these things.

      “Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” For the Gentiles seek all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” (Matthew 6:28-33)

     Joan Hunter: “Don’t ever think that is isn’t src
iptural to have money. It most certainly is!

      “It’s time to escape the poverty mindset. Many people with a mind-set embedded in poverty or recession fully expect to experience loss, depression, and defeat. They are blind and deaf to any other information no matter how convincing the argument. They are living with the mindset of poverty. Many are trapped by this spirit of poverty and appear to be satisfied living below God’s best. It is possible to be free from poverty and still be trapped in the mind set of poverty. People can be born-again but still find themselves making decisions from the viewpoint of poverty if they fail to understand how Christ thinks.

      “The mind of Christ does not have any connection to the mindset of poverty. Christ’s kingdom is an ever-increasing kingdom not one in a state of decline or recession. A poverty mindset will make you think you are on your own and have no support when you have a need or face a giant in your life. Yet nothing could be further than the truth. You are never alone, for God is always with you; He will never leave you or forsake you. (See Deut. 31:6, 8. Joshua 1:5.) Jesus is always accessible to help with every situation. When you have the mind of Christ you understand that God wants to bless you abundantly in every area of your life. When you ask, God will give you more than you could ever hope for or dream. Eph. 3:20 says, “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.

       “Repeat this simple prayer: ‘Father, I thank you for giving me the power to get wealth. I break the spirit of poverty off my life and everything I do. I thank You for giving me a mind to use and the talents to accomplish was You have planned for my life. Father, I thank You for the promotion and increase in my finances. I command any hindering forces that have been keeping me from receiving to be gone. I ask that You would bless me with abundance that will allow me to give more to Your work. I thank you because You are my One and only true Source. In Jesus’ name, amen.’

      If you walk in obedience in God and listen to the Holy Spirit, the curse delineated in Deut. 28 will not come upon you. In order to release God’s blessings there are certain things you must do:

Follow divine promptings; when God tells you to do something or to give a certain amount to someone, He will provide, and make it work for you.

Keys to getting your blessing:

  • Repent of foolish spending, or when you failed to be obedient when the Lord instructed you to give. Confess when you have withheld your tithes and offerings because of a lack of faith.

  • Refuse to compromise. If God tells you to give $100 and instead you give $25, planning to give $75 later, that’s disobedience.

  • Obey without delay. Then give God time, and wait patiently for Him to move on your behalf.

 Misconception: God humbles us with poverty. Ps. 35:27: “Let the Lord be magnified, who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”

2 Cor. 9:11: You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.”

Begin by repenting, then believing Him for not only enough but enough to give to those places that need it.

It is unbelief that keeps Me from having My Kingdom come on earth at it is in heaven. My people need to realize that they are living in unbelief. They need to be set free to worship Me in Spirit and in truth.

     “In John 7: 37-19 scripture (backing up this theme) says: On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. And he who believes in Me, as the scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” After meditating on this scripture I asked the Lord for His comments.

“It is My Spirit who brings healing. It is My Spirit who brings deliverance. It is My way of communicating and communing with My special creation; My people. When the flow is disrupted through disbelief and religious practices, I cannot communicate with My people as I desire. I want to set My people free. You are seeing the greatest desire of My heart. Disbelief has kept so many from Me. It grieves me deeply. Disbelief comes from religion as well as other sources. Continue to let My Spirit be your guide. As you do your part, I will do My part. As I said before, we are a team. As you do your part, I will do My part. We are a team, and I want all of My people to be on My team so that we can work together to bring healing and deliverance and hope and freedom.

      (Ben): So unbelief is not believing who You are and what You can do? Yes, this applies to all the gifts of the Spirit that I have available for My people. I want them to receive My gifts. I do not want them to come up with their own ideas why they cannot have them. That is religion at its worst.

“When I asked Him how He defines unbelief and disbelief He responded:

Unbelief is confessing that you believe, yet you do not see the results of your belief. Disbelief is believing that I cannot do that which I say I can do.

     “A person I know is a believer who has continuing neck pain that has not been healed even after receiving prayer. I said, “Lord, help my unbelief to be replaced by belief.

He responded, Too many of My people exist in a state of unbelief even though they confess with their mouth that they believe. It is all a result of their religious training, their not coming to Me and spending time in My presence so that I can heal them. Most people want a quick fix so they can go on with their lives. I do not want them to suffer. I want them to be set free of that which has them in bondage and in pain. In continue to knock at the doors of their hearts, but their religious beliefs keep them from Me and My healing.

 That’s the problem with unbelief. People do not want to accept the fact that they have unbelief. Unbelief comes in many forms. It can be outright rejection, it can be denial, it can be “I have not seen it, so it does not work.” There are other manifestations of unbelief. In most cases unbelief is the cause of why I cannot heal some people. They will not accept it. Remember, I am sovereign and I can bypass this hindrance. However, in most cases, I choose not to do so. Just encourage people to seek Me, to seek My face, so that I can replace their unbelief with faith. Pray that they eyes and ears of their hearts be opened to Me. I want My people set free. I want them to come to Me for their healing and their deliverance. I want them to undo the learning they have received that says I cannot do what I can do.

How do we deal with unbelief and disbelief? We must first recognize that each and every one of us who has lived under the American culture and attended its churches (there are some exceptions) has varying degrees of unbelief. Even the original disciples of Jesus suffered from unbelief. Read about Thomas in John 20:24-29. Think about the disciples who spent three years with Jesus, directly receiving His mentoring and saw Him crucified. Some of them had trouble accepting the fact that Jesus had risen from the dead. Matthew 28:16-17: Then the eleven went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him they worshipped him, but some doubted.

“Do we really believe? We may say that we do but so do the demons (James 2:19) Starting with the reformation we have been taught to readily believe for salvation. But do we really believe that God can work through us with His power and produce supernatural events that should be a regular part of our walk with Jesus Christ? When was the last time that we prayed for someone and they were miraculously healed? When was the last time we prayed for a dead person and they came to life? When was the last time we cast demons out of a tormented person and set them free? When was the last time we received a spirit of revelation from God regarding the needs of someone and we used the information to set them free through the power of the Spirit? When was the last time we experienced all, or even one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit desrc
ibed in 1 Cor. 12? These gifts include words of wisdom, words of knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, speaking in different unknown tongues, and interpretation.

There is a way to replace unbelief with belief! The way of Jesus is the answer!

Oh, the marvelous grace of our Lord in heaven! First He reveals our needs, our weaknesses, and then He provides the answer—Him! The way to replace unbelief with belief is to only say and do what we hear and see Jesus do first. Using this approach we are enabled to minister just as He did. When we respond this way faith is restored, miracles occur and people are set free. With God doing it first, He receives the glory. Remember, everything that Jesus did, He did only after hearing His Father, and our Father, speak to Him or show Him in a vision of what He was to do.

Therefore Jesus answered and was saying unto them, “unless it is something He sees the Father doing, for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner. For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself is doing, and the Father will show Him greater works than these, so that you will marvel. I can do nothing on My own initiative. As I hear, I judge. And my judgment is just because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.

     He said, I judge the thoughts that come into My head to verify that they are in the will of My Father in heaven. I expect you to do the same. I want you to bring every thought into captivity and judge it to determine its source. Judge it also to know that is the will of our Father. Know My word, both the written and the spoken (rhema) word. Respond to the nudging of My Spirit.”

         32. In order to be in sync with Christ and the will of God we must spend time soaking in His presence, practicing His presence, talking to Him, asking Him how He sees things, and letting Him reveal Himself to us. If we try to come by His will any other way, shortcutting that intimacy, we come in as a thief and a robber, because we cannot obtain it any other way. In other words, spend more time with Jesus!

         33. We need to say in agreement with God, “Lord, I believe. Help thou my unbelief.”

         34. Perry Stone spoke about the difference between evil spirits that reside in the country vs. those that abide in the cities. A former spiritist told him that she had seen them, and that those in rural areas are the size of small monkeys, while those in the metro areas are the size of gorillas, because evil is rampant, and goes unchecked in those places.

Apparently any time we sin we actually give place to the devil, opening the door so he can come in and take control at least to some extent. And when we keep sinning, instead of repenting and turning things around we actually empower that evil spirit to grow in size and in control, to the point that, as scripture says, a man “was given over” to a spirit, and had no power to free himself.

         35. Faith Like Potatoes Testimony—Angus Buchan’s book and DVD are incredibly powerful to build our faith. Angus is from South Africa, and before he was saved he was a very volatile, angry man. He and his wife had three small children when the story took place. He actually moved to South Africa from another African country when its economy failed. He started over in the new place, and found Christ, and began taking Him at His word for everything.

At one point there were lightning storms while he and his workers were out in the field, and the field started on fire. He called to his helpers to pray for rain, because if his crop failed he would lose everything.

They argued that it was not the rainy season so it would do no good to pray for rain. But he began to simply say, “God, you know I need rain. Send it now,” or something to that effect, and the clouds began to form, because he expected God to answer. It rained, putting out the fire, and building his and his helpers’ faith as never before.

Another night some native women ran to his house src
eaming for help after one’s sister was struck dead by lightning. He offered to take her to the hospital in his truck, but the women said, “No, you pray to God, and He will make her live.” That put him on the spot, so that he had no choice. He went into the hut where the stone-dead woman lay, leaned down and took hold of her hands. He just said, “Get up.” And she came to life and is living today.

 He now goes to the ends of the earth in a giant yellow truck equipped with a hydraulic stage, huge stage lights and a sound system that can be heard for miles, and he sets up where God tells him to, to preach and win souls. We need to believe God can do what He says!

         36. (These experiments are verifiable on the Internet.) Rice experiment: I was very intrigued by this: A scientist wanted to find out if speaking positive things really made a difference so he cooked two cups of white rice, put one cup of rice in each of two clean jars, added the lids and stuck a note on each jar, without actually speaking the words out loud. One note said, “I hate you and I hope you die.” The other said, “I love you and I hope you live a long time.” He put the jars in away in a pantry for six weeks and didn’t look at them until the time was up. At the end of the six weeks, the jar with the positive note was nearly as white as when he put it away, with only one tiny spot of darkening rice. The jar with the curse had turned almost completely moldy. The difference was stunning.

 In another experiment a researcher put a drop of water on a slide, preparing to study it under the microscope. Before he looked at it, he said to one slide, “You’re ugly.” And when he looked at it under the microscope he found that the water molecule was oddly shaped and strange looking. He put a drop of water on another slide and said, “You’re beautiful and I’m thankful for you.” And under the microscope he saw a water molecule that looked like a snowflake, perfectly formed. In referring to these incidents, Perry Stone actually believes that the very atmosphere around us is changed when we speak life words.

        37. Several years ago I read where scientists had studied the brain and said that remarkable things happen when we learn new truths. For instance, if you had always thought the earth was flat, so that you could fall off the edge, and suddenly you heard that it was round and because of gravity you couldn’t fall off, the brain begins to add tiny branches to brain connections it already has, and the more you thought about, meditated upon, and studied the notion that the earth was round, the more complex the connection of branches would become, until you were suddenly convinced without a doubt that the earth was round. At that point it’s no longer just a foreign notion; it’s your sincerely held belief. So when we study and believe scripture, repeatedly meditating on God’s promises, we are actually changing the topography of our brains, so that those beliefs become out own and are no longer just a theoretical notion. That’s when things really begin to happen, because we have no further doubts. The earth is round; God keeps His promises.

        38. Bill Morford had been studying Greek and Hebrew for sixteen years and he has written what is called, The One New Man Bible, which uses original Hebrew and Greek words to translate scripture.

     We all know the verse in Isaiah 53:5: “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed.” In the original Hebrew the word “stripe” is translated “fellowship”. That means our healing comes from fellowshipping with spending time with Him, which is often why we aren’t healed. When we fail to spend time with Him because we want instant answers, we often see nothing happen.

     We often feel that God is not with us—that we are isolated, out on a limb alone. But that is a lie of the devil, because one of His very names is Jehovah Shama, which means “the Lord is here.”  We must focus, believing that not only is He with us, He is actually in us, (Holy Spirit) and will never leave us. He is with us! He feels the pain we feel and whatever is going on inside us, He takes upon Himself.

The word “law” should be translated as teaching or instruction. If we fail to translate it that way it feels harsh, judgmental and unloving. But if we translate it as teaching or instruction we once again restore the loving mentoring relationship God intended from the beginning of time.

     The order of the Jewish scriptures is much different. The OT ends in Chronicles instead of Malachai, which then leads to Matthew, where it flows right into the begats and the lineage of Jesus.

scripture as normally translated describes Phoebe as a servant in a house where Paul visited, but in reality she was a wealthy benefactor who continually supported Paul’s ministry.

     The word ‘anochi’ means “I AM.” The I Am of Purpose. Because I Am, you are.” Is. 43:11 says, “I am your only Savior.” This phrase uses a double anochi, for double emphasis, when a single anochi would’ve been sufficient. In other words, He is saying, “I AM, I AM your one and only Savior!”

     RE: communion: Luke 22: There were originally 3 blessings involved in communion.

The first time they took the cup it said, “I will bring you out of Jesus.” Then they took the bread and said, “You’re eating the meal that I prepared for you—Myself!” (To the children of Israel He had given manna, and to us in the NT He gives Himself to partake of!)  Ex. 6:6: refers to the second cup of wine in the communion, where it says, “I will take you out of bondage,” in other words: “I will deliver you from all things.” The third cup says, “Our kinsman Redeemer has come to redeem up and take us to Himself!”

     In the original Greek we find that Paul wasn’t a tentmaker as we’ve always heard, but he made prayer shawls!

     Aaron’s benediction in Numbers 6:24: The way we hear it: “The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift his countenance upon you and give you peace.” The way it reads in the original Hebrew is: The Lord WILL bless you and keep you. The Lord WILL make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord WILL lift his countenance upon you, and give you peace.”

     How important at we to God’s plan? I used to think we were incredibly blessed but not needed. Since then I’ve learned that when God stepped back and gave Adam dominion over the earth, He also said, “It’s your ballgame, Adam, but I’m here for you, and I want to be involved in the process, and if you’re honest, you know you can’t do it alone.”

     So you and I are vital to God’s plan. If we don’t move, nothing happens. If prayer changes things, what happens when we fail to pray?

        39. The Power of an encouraging word—“You’re a blessing of Jesus.” A student moved to a new school where he felt out of it, like he would never fit in. Over time he grew more and more depressed because of his lack of a niche. His increasing discomfort made him say foolish things and make clumsy moves. The last straw came when he dropped an entire armful of books in front of his locker in front of a crowded hallway full of kids. At that moment he vowed to end it all with his mother’s sleeping pills.

     Then something happened in creative writing class that he never expected. The teacher asked each one to take out a piece of paper and write a note of encouragement to the person sitting in front of them then pass it to them to read. Because he was new he didn’t think anyone would have anything good to say about him. Anyway, what was the big deal? He wasn’t expecting much when he took the note from the girl behind him, so he was surprised to read: “It’s obvious that you’re a leader—sharp and mature for your age—a hard worker, reliable in every way.” He read it again, unable to believe anyone saw such positive traits in him. One short sentence had changed everything. That’s the power of an encouraging word. Who can we lift by being Jesus with skin on to those around us?

        40. In my own life, my daughter walked away from God after being molested at the age of six. Because she became harder and more defiant I could find nothing to compliment her on, so I just kept saying, “I love you.” I later found out that she was wounded by the fact that I was proud of her brother, but never said I was proud of her. Her emotional bucket needed to be filled with those words whether she deserved them or not. And the truth is, we live up to what others believe about us, so why don’t we believe more for others, simply envisioning their best, and their success and watch God bless them?

        41. How do you think God sees you? If you struggle to believe God loves you it may be because you envision Him shaking His fist at you when you do things that displease Him. (That’s the picture my first church taught me.) If this desrc
ibes you, you need to change the picture in your head and see this instead: You’re sitting in a chair alone in a room and Jesus walks in and smiles at you. He comes to where you’re sitting, rests His hand gently on your head, and begins to sing a song of rejoicing over the very day you were born, thanking God for you. Anytime the devil tells you otherwise, trying to accuse you, you bring out that picture and tell the devil he no longer has anything to accuse you of.

        42. Consider this: God could easily have used a cookie cutter to cut us all out of the same cloth. But He didn’t do that—He loves the distinctions that make us who we are. He loves the quirkiness of our personalities that make us different from each other. DNA and fingerprints are proof that we’re each a one of a kind individual over whom God sings a song of rejoicing.

        43. Our emotional wounds actually open the door to the enemy—so it’s vital that we forgive ourselves, go to Jesus and soak, letting Him take us back through a slide show of all the hurtful incidents in our lives. His presence at those painful moments will bring healing as never before, to make all things new, so that when His love fills us, casting out all fear, we can also love others.

44. God not only forgives but also forgets our sins once we repent, so unless we allow the devil or our own condemned minds to keep stirring the pot of guilt, God will never bring them up again—so we shouldn’t either.

45. A quote from Henry Ford: “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.” In other words, we will only go as far as we believe we can, so we limit God when we refuse to believe He can do all things, and even use us to change the world. How are we limiting God?

    46.. My vision: God showed me that my old hurts had caused me to build a Plexiglass wall on three sides, front and both sides, with a brick wall behind me. He said that every time I was hurt, I built that wall a little thicker and taller, trying to protect myself. Outside my wall, He was preparing a beautiful table of food before me, and I could see steam rising from each dish. He invited me to come and dine, but I couldn’t hear Him, nor could I smell the food, or taste it, because my wall had pinned me inside. He couldn’t touch or heal me because of my wall, and I certainly couldn’t participate in the meal behind my wall. He came up to my wall and said, “I understand why you built this wall, but you’ve shut me out as well, so I have a better idea. Let me take down the wall and be your protection, touching and healing those things that have hurt you.

           “And if others hurt you bring those hurts and dump them in my lap so I can deal with them and heal and restore you, so nothing hinders you ever again.”

        47. Re: opinions: We all have them, but we need to remember that they’re filtered through our skewed emotions. The thing is, if we care to check out God’s opinions on those issues, we often see that our opinions are miles apart the way God feels. The question we have to ask ourselves here is: Just because I’ve always felt that way, am I going to continue to hold onto my old stubborn opinions, or am I ready to let God make them new, as well?

     Consider this: When Peter was with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, he cut of the ear of the servant of the high priest, believing he was defending Christ. But how did Jesus respond? He restored the man’s ear, probably making Peter feel like an idiot. In the same way we need to ask God how He sees things, how He feels about things, and adjust our opinions accordingly if we don’t want to be out of the will of God.

In this regard, I once did a word study of the section of verses in Luke 14:26 where it says, “If any man comes to me and does not hate his father, and mother and brothers and sisters he cannot be my disciple.” By this verse Jesus actually meant that once we know the truth about Christ and have tasted and walked in freedom, if we return to our old ways, instead of leaving them behind, we cannot be His disciples. So if we continue to walk in our wounds, because we refuse to let them go, or we choose not to walk in the freedom He offers, we are not His disciples.

        48. Everything we lack, He is!

        49. Re: doubt—scripture says in James 1:5-8: “But if any of you lacks wisdom let him ask of God, who gives to all men generously, and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”

     Our doubt can actually have life-or-death consequences. Not long ago I read a story of a three-year-old boy who drowned in a swimming pool. The neighbor, who was a Christian grabbed her husband and ran over after hearing the terrified mother’s src
eams. The Christian neighbor looked at her husband who looked doubtfully at the cold, lifeless child, and she whispered, “Don’t you say a word.” Then she began to speak over that child, that he would live and not die, in order to declare the works of the Lord. She praised God that this child was going to be fine, with no brain damage and no other ill effects, and at that moment the ambulance arrived, and took the child away, working on him. When the neighbors and the mother arrived at the hospital the mother was shocked to hear the doctor say, “We’ve never seen anything like this before. He was flat line, with no pulse or respirations in the ambulance, but soon he just woke up. He’s fine. You can take him home whenever you’re ready.” The neighbor later told her husband, “If any of us had said a single word of doubt, that baby would be dead this instant, but he’s alive! We dare not doubt for a single second, because doubt cancels faith every time!”

        50. Perry Stone recently taught about David and Goliath in a way I’d never seen before. Goliath was a giant, descended from the Anakim, one of the groups that resulted from angels who had come to earth to minister to the needs of men, but ended up falling from grace after sleeping with human women. (Don’t believe angels can do that? P. Stone said Jesus is our example of how spirits and take on human form when necessary.)

     Goliath was between nine and ten feet tall, the clue to his height being the weight of his armor. His spear head alone weighed eighteen lbs. and his spear was over twelve feet long, measuring 2.5 inches in diameter. He had to be a huge man simply to bear the150-lb. weight of a chain-mail armor coat and the helmet, spear and shield. David was only five feet six inches tall.

     Scientist Joe Van Koetering says that Goliath’s spear had a grip made of wound rope glued to it, that was attached to a rope, so that whatever he speared could be reeled in, and the spear retrieved as well. This is a picture of what happens when Satan targets and wounds his prey, he uses the rope to reel it in, so that it cannot escape. Spiritually speaking wounds are the best weapon the enemy has, because wounds put a hole in the heart, through which he can grab hold of us again and again, repeatedly targeting us as prey.

     When David was young and strong and full of faith, he was able to use his weapons to kill Goliath and take his armor and spear so it could never be used again. However, when David was in his fifties he went out against Goliath’s brother Lahmi, and tried to defeat him with the same weapons, and the giant would’ve killed him if his mighty men hadn’t intervened. This is a picture of what happens as we age and grow tired from the many years of fighting, and winning against the enemy. We grow weary in well-doing, and can’t fight the way we did when we were young. This means that we must have the prayer support of our Christian brothers and sisters to hold our arms up, just like Moses and others needed help at certain times. Without that kind of prayer support we will find ourselves being attacked by old weapons that never worked before, but are working now.

     In Matt. 12:43-45 we see the story of the house that was cleaned out and the spirits departed only to return at another time and bring other spirits along to inhabit the house again. Satan leaves and comes back at a more opportune time, often when we are weak and alone. That means that none of us can afford to be ‘lone rangers’ fighting alone, for a three-fold cord is not easily broken.

Ex. Satan tempted Jesus by saying, “If you are the Son of God cast yourself down…If you are the Son of God turn these stones into bread…

     Once Jesus refused those temptations Satan left, only to return again while Jesus was His most vulnerable--on the cross) and shout through those who were nearby, “If you are the Son of God come down off the cross.” 

     It’s reassuring to know that there are still smooth stones in the stream that the washing of the water of the Word and the Holy Spirit have taken the edges off so they fly straight to their target. And those stones can still target our enemy the devil, but now we also need the prayer covering of our brothers and sisters in order to make it happen.

     To put it another way, when we get a major healing as from cancer, and it comes back later, the devil may try to tell us that God never healed us in the first place. But this is a lie, because when it returns it’s not Goliath, not the original “giant,” but his brother using another sword or spear. So we must not doubt that we were healed just because Satan throws in doubt.

     We must stand with each other, knowing our enemy’s tactics, forewarned and forearmed in order to protect ourselves and those we love.

        51. The only thing that keeps us from asking for help is pride.

        52. How can we do the works Jesus did? Ps. 103:3 says: “who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases. (See Prov. 4:20.) Get those promises into your heart, meditate on them, and keep them before you. Don’t doubt the promises. Instead, doubt the symptoms and their legal right to be there.

      Do not let the promises of God get away. “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” A key to healing is God’s compassion: Ps. 145:8-- The Lord is gracious and full of compassion.” The definition of the word compassion is: full of eager yearning. He is eagerly yearning for you to be healed.

      Matt. 935-37: First He taught then He healed them, moved with compassion, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.

The harvest is truly plentiful, so why should we refuse to demand a full harvest God has promised us. Matt 10:1—“And when he called the disciples he gave them power to cast out all spirits and heal every disease.” (Also see Matt. 10:28) Anything less than that is merely empty religion.

      “These signs will follow those who believe: they will lay hands on the sick and they will recover.”

“Let every man be a liar, but God is truth.”

         53. Before he died, Oral Roberts was asked his secret. “I pray every morning—‘Let me walk in love.’”

         54. We needed a champion, and Jesus was that champion. We lost that intimacy when Adam sinned, but our champion brought it back. Now we must understand the past tense of God’s Word. John 19:30 Jesus is hanging on the cross. His last words were supposed to be: “It is finished.” In the Greek He actually shouted, “Finished!” Healing is finished. (See Is. 53:4-5.)

      Eph 1:3. When do you get your healing? When you believe. Some healing is instant, at the point of contact, but some is gradual. Mark 11:14: to the fig tree, Jesus cursed it. Nothing happened to the fig tree instantly, but overnight, it withered and died from the roots up. Something transpired that you couldn’t see with your natural eye, but you could abort with your natural mouth.

      Mark 11:23: Whoever says and does not doubt, but believes these things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. First believe you have them, and then you will have them. Belief comes first, before prayer, because if you don’t believe when you pray you won’t have it. You have power over your own body by what comes out of your own mouth.

          55. Kenneth Hagin: If you’re sick, don’t come up for prayer. Instead listen to my teaching for a week, then come up for prayer. There’s no visible change, but keep the plug of faith in the socket. It may take time, but you will have your request in time. He told a story of a baby who had been born paralyzed, but whose mother believed that God could heal her son. She asked Hagin to pray for the baby, and he did, but he then told her that it was up to her to keep holding onto God’s promise until she saw the manifestation of that healing. It took several months of constant prayer and exercising his tiny limbs, but soon, those limbs began to move on their own in answer to her prayer.

      The minute you touch your point of contact if you believe, you’re healed. Unless you pull the plug with your mouth and your actions.

      Visualize what you need, and be pregnant with it inside of you. Don’t say a word of doubt, keep still. Belief is internal, while faith is external, based on what you believe.  

          56. Authority: All authority (Matt. 28:18-19) has been given to me in heaven and earth. And because all authority is in Him and He is in us, we can do greater things than you see. Let every man be a liar, but God is true. You go also and do whatever God tells you to do. John 14:12 says we will do even greater things than Jesus did if we believe.

      Most places in scripture where the word “sickness” is used, it also meant by evil. Evil spirits cause much illness.

          57. In the days to come we had better be listening, asking God for His opinion. Without it, we are sitting ducks for evil men and the enemy of our souls.  

         58. Pray every day: “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Keep His promises in your heart and never let go of them, no matter what. Only those who press in will get what they need from God.

Prov. 4:21: His words are health to our bones. If we don’t take the medicine of His word and hold onto it as if it’s a done deal, we won’t get well.

          59. A Key to healing is God’s deep compassion. Ps. 145:8: The Lord is gracious and full of compassion. The word compassion means: “full of eager yearning.” He is not just willing to heal us he is full of eager yearning for you to be healed.

Matt. 9:35-37:  When he saw the people he was moved with compassion.

If we are waiting on God, pressing in, we don’t have to take less than a grand harvest, because that’s what he wants to give us. In Matt. 10:1 Jesus gave his disciples power to heal the sick and win souls. God, preach, saying the kingdom of God is at hand. I can prove it to you with signs, wonders, and miracles. Mark 16: These signs shall follow. They will lay hands on them and they shall recover!

      Jews need a sign before they will believe the gospel. The Lord showed me this, too, that in order to see that God is alive and powerful, they will need a demonstration of that power.

       Belief is internal; faith is external based on what we do as a result.

John 6:28: Cleave to, trust, rely on and have faith in his message. God’s Word is true, so don’t doubt even if you don’t see it demonstrated.

         60. God is who He says He is, and He can do what He says He can do. What you have promised, you can take to the bank.

         61. Much sickness is caused by evil spirits, and it must be cast out instead of merely healed. In fact, the Hebrew word for sickness is often the same one used for evil. And while not all sickness is caused by evil spirits, cancer is. Cancer must be cast out as a spirit. So pray in the spirit for discernment re: how to deal with each situation—whether to pray for healing, or cast out evil spirits.

         62. Communion: is progressive. In the NT every time they ate the bread and the wine (which they did every meal), they were to remember and meditate on Jesus’ sacrifice for them, and this would bring progressive, ongoing healing to their bodies.

         63. Soaking: Either lying down or sitting in a comfortable chair with worship music on, basking in the presence of God. Doing this on a regular basis fills us with the ongoing glory of God, so that breakthroughs will become  easier and easier.

The Dennis Jurnigen CD “It’s Gonna Be Alright” is the perfect soaking music, available on

         64. The number one hindrance to healing is unforgiveness. Forgiveness is a choice. Remember, scripture says that if we refuse to forgive others, God will not forgive us. We must forgive instantly and to the best of our ability, when someone offends us, or forgiveness will become progressively more difficult. Unforgiveness for wounds caused by others also opens the door to Satan, allowing him access to hinder us.

         65. Resist the devil and he will flee from you in terror! Because Jesus lives in you, you can put the enemy to flight if you choose to never, ever, ever give up. Reject fear and doubt as if they are external spirits, because they are not you, or do they originate with you. They are never your friends.

      The difference between a healing and a miracle is that healing is gradual while instant healing is miraculous.

       66. Is. 55:10: The answer will come, but it may take time so never give up believing! It takes time for a seed planted in the ground to bear fruit, and so it is with prayers of faith. Heb. 10: 35—My Word shall not return to Me void, but it will accomplish what I sent it to do.

       67. When Sid Roth first became a Christian he decided he would just do what Jesus did in scripture, and believe He would use him to heal the sick and do signs, wonders and miracles. At that time he met Kathryn Kuhlman, and she said, “You know, I wish you lived closer to Pittsburgh, because I’d like to mentor you.” He responded, “Why would I need that? You just do what you see in scripture. I can do that, too.” Now he admits that was foolish, what he calls “meshuga.”

      During those early years he used to preach healing and had hundreds of people line up in healing lines, but no one was healed. In spite of that he said, “I don’t care what I see with my eyes. I will still believe what the Word says, and it wasn’t long before he was preaching he heard the word “back” or another word, like “neck” or “wrist”. So he began to call people up with pain in those areas and they were all healed. He said that for all those years the devil stole from him. Maybe you’re asking, “What’s wrong with me that others around me get healed, but I don’t? Everyone else can, but not me.” That’s the devil’s lie, so refuse it instantly. Hosea 4:6 says: “My people perish for lack of knowledge.” The devil will steal from you at every opportunity so that you won’t believe God heals. The devil comes to steal, kill and destroy the Word of God in you, so that it dies on the vine, failing to produce the covenant promise God has given you: “I’ve come that they might have life.”

      Healing is based on the mentorship of the revelation of what God has said. Once we get that down, we can move in the miraculous.

We dare not badmouth other believers who are ‘off’, because they have tidbits of truth, and we have tidbits of truth, so that we need each other in order to receive the whole truth. Ex. 3 blind men are trying to learn what an elephant looks like. One feels the tail, one feels the body, and one feels the leg, and they all come to different conclusions, but they’re all right, in part. Just because we’ve never seen something manifested, doesn’t mean it isn’t real.

         68. John 19:30—At the cross Jesus shouted, “Finished!” in his loudest voice. By his stripes we are absolutely healed. Eph. 1:3 says “He has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in Messiah. That’s past tense. They are ours, so we need to live as if it is so. When do we receive our healing? After we have filled ourselves with the promises of God and are willing to stake our lives on the fact that they are true.

         69. Note: we can undo faith with our mouths, by speaking it out of existence. This is in reality the abortion of destiny. Mark 11:23—He will have whatever, whatever, whatever he says. Whatever you pray, first believe that you will have them, then they will manifest.

      You have power over your body by what comes out of your mouth.

Healing may manifest progressively, over time, in which case it is a healing. If it comes instantly, it is miraculous. But whatever you ask for, keep the faith plugged in and don’t lose hope, because your answer is on the way if you don’t abort it with your mouth or your activities.

         70. Dreams: Mark Virkler says we spend 1/3 of our lives asleep while God is speaking, but you may not be able to hear it. When you dream it may not actually involve the person you dreamed about. It’s more likely to be a similar situation involving someone from your past.

         71. When we blow the shofar: it drives the devil nuts. Now when the shofar blows all the covenant blessings of the Old and New Testaments are ours to claim.

(See Numbers 10:10):  The shofar will remind the Lord of His covenant with you. Covenant means “I am the Lord your healer, who completes what you lack.”

         72. Forgiveness is a choice we make in obedience to God’s command. Just remember, when we forgive someone for something unspeakable it doesn’t mean we open ourselves up to that person again until he has proven he is trustworthy. 

         73. If you’re ever at a revival and you’re really hungry for everything God has, stay until the midnight hour, or the end, when God is most likely to show up for those who tarry.

         74. Aaron’s covenant: All promises of God are past tense, so we need to learn to read them that way. “The Lord has blessed you and kept you. The Lord has made His face to shine upon you. The Lord has granted you his peace. In the name of Jesus you are blessed!”

         75. Gratitude: Sid Roth said he suffered from severe insomnia until out of desperation he went to a sleep therapist who gave him pills, but could do nothing else to help. For a few days the pills worked, but after that, the insomnia returned. When he went back to the sleep therapist, he told him he would have to refer him to a psychiatrist. Sid protested that he wasn’t going to any psychiatrist. Instead he went to bed praising and thanking God, knowing this was indeed a spiritual battle. So he told the devil. “If you don’t let me sleep you’re going to have to listen to praise the Lord all night long. And if I never sleep again, I’m going to praise Him, so you can either stay up all night listening to me praise God or you can let me sleep.” Within like three days, he was sleeping all night.

         76. Tongues are the perfect faith prayer regarding our future. Because we don’t know what we’re saying, we cannot doubt or manipulate it, so it works according to Rom. 8:28. All things work together for good to those who … speak in tongues.

When we pray in tongues we are giving ourselves continually in THE prayer (Hebrew translation) which is God’s will for us, without doubt.

         77. Praise God in worship until the glory of God manifests, then believe, then pray for your requests, because you will have them when you pray without doubting.

         78. Ps. 1 says: “He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that never runs dry.” With that promise in mind you can personalize your prayers. “I shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that will never run dry.” You can take those kinds of prayers to the bank.

         79. Visualize yourself doing signs, wonders and miracles the way Jesus did. John 5:19 says we only do what we see the Jesus doing. The problem comes when we pray before we believe. When we feel that way we need to say, “Lord, I believe. Help thou my unbelief.” “I believed, therefore I spoke.” That’s real faith in action.

        80. John Hagee is such an encouragement when he says this statement. “You are who He says you are. You can do what He says you can do.” If we simply choose to believe Him when everything seems to contradict those things, He will come through every time, but it takes soaking in His presence, letting Him convince us of His ongoing faithfulness and abiding love. Only after we and steep ourselves in the promises of His word, soaking in His presence, can our faith rise up to believe that He is answering our prayers.

       81. The only thing that stops us from operating in the supernatural is unbelief, brought about by feelings of insecurity and inferiority. When we let God touch those feelings, healing us, building our confidence in our identity in Christ, we can agree with the scripture that says, “Perfect love casts out fear.” And we can step out in faith to do things we could never have done before.  

       82. 2 Tim. 3:17 says God has equipped us with everything we need for every good work, and if we understand the big picture we can see that Jesus went to the cross to take all our sins, sickness, disease, negative emotions, fears, doubts, and any hindrances the enemy wants to throw against us, so that they were buried with Him. And when He rose again He said, “Finished!” In other words we have absolutely everything we need; it’s already been done, and all things will work together for our good when we simply choose to believe God instead of what we see with our eyes. If we simply choose to wait on Him, standing in faith, believing He will work on our behalf, our God WILL come through for us.

       83. We already have our breakthroughs, our healings, and our provision, so we must begin to live as though it is so. Everything depends on this one thing—trusting that what God has said is true! We must declare that God is faithful, and thank and praise Him before we see the answers, for that is the faith—the sweet smelling fragrance that pleases God.

      84. Fear empowers the devil in the same way faith empowers God.

     85. The January 2012 David Wilkerson newsletter said something remarkable about those who doubt God’s provision for our future. He points out that God spoke everything into being with the words of His mouth. For example, He said, “Let there be light, and there was light.” He also appointed the stars, planets, sun, moon, tides and oceans to their places with a single word, and never had to repeat those instructions once. And in the same way, He has promised to provide for us, because we belong to Him. To quote him, “Our heavenly Father knows what we need, and he has spoken this eternal word, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matt. 6:33).” Do you hear Jesus’ promise here? All you need?  Christ’s predetermined word about us was settled in heaven long before any of us were born. Our Creator spoke this word of finality, “In every generation I will protect, keep, feed, and preserve all those who seek me first.” That word is as firm as the word that keeps the planets in place. In fact, the scripture actually says in 1 Timothy 5:8: “If any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.” That means that God, who cannot deny Himself, absolutely will provide for us, because He is no infidel. That means it’s up to us to simply take Him at His Word and believe what He said, for those who doubt, will get nothing.

86. Do you know why Adam and Eve suddenly realized they were naked in the garden? Because God’s glory, which had clothed them up to that point, suddenly departed, when they sinned, and nothing was ever the same again. But when Jesus came, died, and gave us salvation, the glory of God was once again restored to those who believe. That means you and I are surrounded by the glory of God moment by moment, and all things are new, so we should walk differently, as if it is so, asking God to reveal what that means for us.

87. You and I are equipped, lacking nothing. If we lack wisdom, we have only to ask of God, and He will give wisdom. Whatever we lack, He IS. He is the Great I AM, to complete us. Like a lock and key, we and God fit together, working together like a well-oiled machine, to win the world and be that light and salt, that visible demonstration of the love of God to a lost and dying world. Time is short, and we must not waste a single opportunity, so walk in the blessing!

88. Author and speaker Cindy Trimm declares this blessing over her life each day:

“I am blessed in the city; I am blessed in the field.

I am blessed in my down-sitting and my uprising.

I am blessed physically, socially, interpersonally, psychologically and financially.

Every part of my life is blessed.

I speak into my government that it will align itself with the plans and purposes of God, morally and ethically.

I download prosperity and success into every part of my day. Nothing shall come against me, and there will be no lack or hindrances, in Jesus’ name.

I download into the lives of my loved ones prosperity and success, blessing everything that concerns them. There shall be no lack or decrease, only increase.

I am blessed in my business, which will have success and no decrease or lack.

I am blessed in my home, which shall be a haven of peace.

Wealth and riches are in our lives and the lives of our children and grandchildren (so that we may lend and not borrow, and finance the work of the Lord in the last days!)

I bless my heart with courage, my body with health and energy, my mind with peace.

My loved ones are coming into alignment with the plans and purposes of God.

I am the head and not the tail. I am first and not last. I am above and no beneath. I am loved by God, chosen by God, protected by God.

Today shall come into alignment with the plans and purposes of God for my life and the lives of my loved ones.

Every good and perfect gift comes from God. Today is my gift, and therefore my day will begin and end perfectly, in Jesus’ name.” And no matter what happens if we choose to bless God instead of complaining we will see God work everything out for our good.

89. I recently had a revelation via personal experience. I know these principles in my head, but sometimes we must put them into action when challenges come. While shopping at WalMart I was loading my purchases into my car when someone stopped to talk with me. Distracted I didn’t realize I had left my purse in the cart, and I drove all the way home (fifteen minutes away), before I missed it.

My first tendency was to panic. People lose their identities when their purses are stolen. It can absolutely mess up a person’s credit for a lifetime, if evil men get a hole of personal information. That’s exactly what first leaped to mind when I realized I had lost my purse.

      But then I began praying. I said, “Lord, I talk a good talk about your provision, but at times like these I get into fear and doubt, leaping instantly to the worst case scenario. This time I’m going to do something else. I’m going to believe that you knew this would happen, and that you are guarding that purse with your angel warriors, so that anyone with evil intent is prohibited and their plans thwarted. In fact, I believe and declare that my purse is safe right now, and that nothing will be missing. And not only that, but I will find that purse intact within the hour.” Rushing back to the store, I found that the cart had been taken inside, but no one had turned in my purse. Well, it was tempting to get into fear at that moment, but on the way home again, I began to praise God for protecting my purse, and I said, “I believe that by the time I get home, you’re going to have a message on my answering machine telling me that someone found my purse and that I need to call and then come and get it.” Within ten minutes I arrived home, saw my answering machine blinking, and heard this message: “This is . . ., and I found your purse, so please call . . .” Within twenty minutes I had retrieved my purse.

     I asked the man, “Did I leave it in the cart?” He said, “Yes, and we were sure you’d miss it at any moment, turn around and come back for it, but when you kept driving, we watched the cart for a time, not sure what to do. Then we saw two src
uffy-looking youths approaching your purse, and we jumped out and grabbed it, knowing they were up to no good. We brought it home and called you, because we didn’t want anyone to steal it.” God had heard and answered my prayer, even before I knew my purse was gone, because He knew I would be praying that prayer. He answers our petitions even BEFORE we pray them, knowing all things as He does. We serve an awesome God, who actually anticipates our needs before we need them, so let’s start living as if it’s true!

90. Perhaps you’ve never thought of it this way before but I want you to consider this: It is our choice whether or not to let circumstances and stress, trials and burdens steal our joy and victory. The devil will always try to distract us with endless pressures, trials and burdens, but no matter how hard they seem, we have the choice to take up our authority and say, “Listen, Satan, no matter what you throw at me, I will still praise the Lord. The more you throw at me the louder and longer I will praise my God! So, be on notice, Satan, that you will never defeat me, because I am a child of the king, joint heirs with Jesus, empowered by the Word, and able to defeat you by the blood of the Lamb and the word of my testimony. The more you hit me with, the louder I will praise and worship God. So the question is, ‘How much can you take?’”

     At times like these, we must see God as all-sufficient, and say to Him, “Lord, as your child I admit this is too much for me to deal with, so what do you want to do to prove that You love me and that your promises are true? I set this problem in your lap, asking you to fill me daily with a new filling of your spirit, so I can see and believe You have already taken care of it, in Jesus’ mighty name. I’m excited to see You move on my behalf!” Then we need to stand in faith, and believe He’s working things out.

     Just like Gideon, (see Judges 6:13) who saw himself as weak and young and inexperienced—the least of his tribe, the Lord is saying to us that we are mighty warriors in the power of His might. So we need to speak those words over ourselves, seeing ourselves as strong, empowered overcomers--victorious because Jesus took every problem, every defeat, every evil plan, every negative emotion, and crucified them with Him on the cross, so we could stand strong in the face of adversity. The incredible truth is that the victory is already ours, in the past tense. If we tell ourselves the truth, we will be able to go on the offensive, instead of always seeing ourselves running from our enemy. Once we can see ourselves as victorious and strong in the power of His might, and begin operating that way, quoting the Word back to our enemy, we will no longer have the ups and downs and insecurity that often haunts our lives. We no longer have to feel hunted, pursued and cornered. We can tell ourselves that we are loved (see 1 John. 4:18) with an everlasting and perfect love that casts out fear and once we are secure we can change strategies and go from defensive to offensive. Joshua 23:10 (NLT) says: “Each one of you will put to flight a thousand of the enemy, for the Lord your God fights for you, just as He has promised.” Truly, we are more than conquerors through Him who loves us, so let’s live as if it’s so!


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