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
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
www.cwgministries.org. There is a myriad
of breakthrough information available there. (Just click on
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
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.
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
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
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’
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
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
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
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.”
“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
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
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.”
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.
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.”
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.”
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
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.
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
Hunter: “Don’t ever think that is isn’t src
iptural to have money. It most
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.
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
(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:
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.
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.
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
“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
There is a way to replace unbelief with belief! The way of Jesus is the
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.”
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
‘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!”
communion: Luke 22: There were originally 3 blessings involved in
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!”
original Greek we find that Paul wasn’t a tentmaker as we’ve always heard,
but he made prayer shawls!
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.”
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
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?
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
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.)
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.
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
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.
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…
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
you touch your point of contact if you believe, you’re healed. Unless you
pull the plug with your mouth and your actions.
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.
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
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
The Dennis Jurnigen CD “It’s Gonna Be Alright” is the perfect soaking
music, available on
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.
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
difference between a healing and a miracle is that healing is gradual
while instant healing is miraculous.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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
(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.
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.
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!”
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.
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
When we pray in tongues we are giving ourselves continually in THE prayer
(Hebrew translation) which is God’s will for us, without doubt.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
empowers the devil in the same way faith empowers God.
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
“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
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
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
My loved ones are coming into alignment with the plans and purposes of
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.
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
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
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?’”
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
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!