You don’t think I’ve done anything because it doesn’t feel like I’ve done anything and it doesn’t look like anything is happening.
You won’t always feel My word.
You won’t always feel Me, but you still must believe Me.
You will receive My promises when you believe My promises.
Believe My words.
I am not a man that I should lie.
You must know that it’s already done.
I’ve already done what you’ve been praying for.
Before you were bound in it, My Son freed you from it.
Whom My Son sets free is free indeed.
This is why My Son came.
Receive what My Son has done.
It is yours.
Authority is the believer’s God-given right to decide and take action.
The centurion, whose servant was sick, knew who he was and he knew what he had. He told Jesus, “For I too am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes and to my servant, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.”
What the centurion was telling Jesus was ‘I have what You have’ and just like the centurion, we who are in Christ have what Christ has.
The reason why we have been crying over our problems and begging God for things is because we don’t understand who we are and what we have. Jesus said, “All power is given to me in heaven and in earth” and then He gave power over ALL the power of the enemy (Matt 28:18; Luke 10:19).
Before there was a battle, there was victory. Jesus stripped your enemies of their power. He took away their weapons and gave you weapons for warfare. Jesus has already won the battle for you, but the problem is that you don’t know that you are a winner.
Use the weapons God gave you – the word of God, the blood of Jesus, praise, prayer, faith. If you have stopped fighting in the spirit for the things God said He has already given you, then apparently you don’t think it’s worth fighting for or you don’t want it bad enough.
But if you do want what God says you can have, this is the authority you have: When you tell demons to go, they go. When you call for the things of God to come in your life, they come. When you command angels to do a thing, they do it. Jesus said, “I have given you a mouth and wisdom” (Luke 21:15). In other words, I have given you the ability to speak yourself into some things and to speak yourself out of some things. When you don’t know what to say, I will give you what to say. No one will be able to successfully withstand against you and nothing by any means shall harm you.
Jesus told the disciples to not carry a money bag and they were never broke. They were also never sick because Jesus gave them power to heal all manner of sickness and disease. Who they walked with then is who is walking in us now. The word is in you. Open your mouth. Speak the word with authority.
Acts 16 speaks of a girl who had a spirit of divination. The bible says that for many days this girl followed Paul and the others. The spirit that was in her grieved Paul and when he got tired of it, he turned and spoke to that spirit (not the person) and commanded it to come out and it came out in the same hour.
Are you tired of your situation yet? Are you ready for change? If you are ready for change, then change what you are saying (and doing). Don’t tolerate what God doesn’t tolerate. Say what you mean and mean what you say. When you speak, know that none of your words will fall to the ground, none of your prayers will return void and God always hears you.
The difficulty or problem you are facing is beneath you. You are not under it. It is under you because you have authority over it!
As a young child, nothing was ever explained to me. Maybe my dad and grandmother didn’t know how to communicate well. Maybe their parents were to them what they were to me. Maybe they thought I wouldn’t understand because I was just a child. I had a lot of questions as most children do, but if they didn’t want to talk about it, they would ignore my questions. For this reason, I felt alone, rejected and I learned to keep my feelings to myself.
It’s mind-boggling how you can learn words and learn how to use them in sentences, but still struggle to communicate effectively with others. I remember one day (as an adult), my dad was trying to talk to me. I don’t know if I was having a bad day or if I was frustrated about something, but I remember being very short with him and the Spirit of God told me ‘All you had to do was tell him what was wrong, but the CHILD in you wouldn’t let you’.
A baby cries or yells because it is unable to express itself with words. Adults, on the hand, can express themselves through words, but choose to conduct themselves as children.
My prayer to God this week is to help me put away childish things. I don’t want to speak, understand or think as a child. I need to grow up so that I’ll be ready to receive what He’s ready to give me.
Let me give you a good example of what I’m talking about. If you know God is going to give you a spouse, you must also know that He wants to give you someone that is mature and a mature person doesn’t want to marry a child. He/she wants to marry another mature person.
Here are just a few signs of immaturity:
- You give the ‘silent treatment’. You are able to speak, but to show that your feelings were hurt, you choose to say nothing.
- You intentionally hurt someone to ‘get back’ at them.
- When you’re angry, you physically or verbally abuse the individual.
- You blame others for your problems.
- You refuse to apologize or to accept an apology.
- In a marriage, you withhold sex from your spouse as some sort of punishment.
I’m not ashamed to tell anyone that there are certain areas of my life where I need to grow up and neither should you. If you will confess it, God will heal it. Just like David, learn to be honest with God and acknowledge your wrongs. When you do this, it’s a sure sign that you are growing up.
Remember that God is very patient with us and we can grow in His grace.
The woman with the issue of blood was in need of something, but she didn’t wait for Jesus to come to her. She went to Him to get what she needed.
According to Webster’s Dictionary, the word press means to push. What Webster doesn’t tell you is that this is not a one-time act. You have to keep pushing. You have to push until you get what you have been pushing for. The woman with the issue of blood was like a woman in labor. Most women don’t give birth after one push. They have to push, rest, and then push again, but they don’t give up (although they may want to).
This woman had to push through:
- People: What will the people say? What will they think?
- Fear: She shouldn’t have been in the crowd due to her condition. This could have led to some serious consequences, but she was tired of her situation.
- Disappointment: She had seen many physicians and no one had been able to help her.
- Sickness: She wasn’t feeling well, but she had to press beyond how she felt.
- Slothfulness/laziness: How bad do you want what you’re asking God for? You can’t move when you want to move. You have to move when God tells you to move or you will miss your provision and blessings.
The enemy doesn’t want you to have what God says that you can have in His word. God has already released what you have been praying for, but the enemy uses tactics to keep you from obtaining what God promised.
This woman teaches us that there are some things that won’t come to you – YOU must go and get it. You have to pray and keep praying. You have to obey God when you feel like it and when you don’t feel like it.
There will be a fight, but it will be a good fight. Yes, the pain is great, but the joy will be greater. The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory, which shall be revealed in you.
A lot to think about before you say ‘I do’.
1. If sex is non existent will our love exist?
2. If you could live your life all over again,would you choose the same person?
3. If your partner behaves exactly like you,would you love them?
4. What do I need to start or stop for our love to grow?
5. Will my saying yes to this love proposal birth my destiny?
6. Where is my love going?
7. Is this person the best I can have? Or am I settling for what I think I can get?
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“I go to church, I pay my tithes, I try to live holy, I read the bible, I pray, but nothing good ever happens to me. I might as well go back into the world. I had it better when I was in the world”.
This is what Asaph sounded like. He begins Psalm 73 by acknowledging that God is good to Israel, but he was beginning to think that God was better to the wicked. He was even considering doing what the wicked do because it appeared they didn’t go through anything, they got whatever they wanted and their riches continued to increase. He began to wonder if living for God was a waste of time.
Asaph wrote, “Until I went into the sanctuary of God, then understood I their end”. The moment he got in the spirit, his spirit saw what his flesh couldn’t see. He realized that the wicked and what they have will not last. It is temporary, but the only thing that is temporary for the children of God is our troubles. He wanted what the wicked had not realizing that what he had was better.
Although he was very honest about how he felt, he really didn’t understand who God was and what God had done for him. He was complaining to God when he should have been praising God. When he came to his senses, he told God how foolish and ignorant he was. He stopped desiring what others had and made God his Desire.
Asaph teaches us:
- Don’t compare yourself to others. You don’t know their end.
- Seek those things that will last – not things that moth eats, rust destroys and thieves can steal (Matthew 6:19).
- Your praise will defeat whatever is trying to defeat you.
- Know what God has said about YOU and rest in what He said.
- You don’t have to wait until Sunday to go to the sanctuary. The sanctuary should go wherever you go.
- Become a sanctuary where God can dwell and reveal to us the mysteries of His kingdom.
Have you ever thought that maybe Ruth wanted to return to her mother’s house? I’m sure Ruth wanted to be married again and maybe have children one day.
Ruth and Orpah were presented with the same choice: to leave or to stay. When Ruth made the decision to stay, she didn’t know she would later meet Boaz. She didn’t know that she would become a part of the lineage of Jesus. She didn’t understand what God was doing or why, but she knew it was the will of God to stay. Orpah, on the other hand, could only see the ‘right now’. Nothing was happening and she probably thought nothing would ever change. When Naomi told them what she couldn’t give them, Orpah left. Orpah just thought of herself, but Ruth wasn’t selfish. She didn’t stay with Naomi to get something, but to give something.
Ruth trusted in the Lord with all her heart, but Orpah leaned to her own understanding.
If I could have planned my life, I would have planned it differently, but that would mean planning my life without God and I can’t live this life without the One who gives life. When you are where God wants you to be, He is responsible for taking care of you, but when you place yourself where you shouldn’t be, you now become responsible for taking care of yourself.
To obtain the promises of God, you must do what He tells you to do. What people fail to understand is that the will of God is about God. It is about what He wants and not about what we want. What God is about to do in your life is not for you only, but for generations to come. God wants to do something in your life that will last and that can be passed on from generation to generation.
What you sow today, others will reap tomorrow.
If you are in a place that you know God has placed you, but you despise it, it’s because you are only thinking of yourself right now. What you are going through now is going to help someone else later. God has a plan and we should be grateful that He made us to be a part of His plan.
You never read in scripture where Ruth prayed for a husband or for wealth. I’m sure she had desires, but the moment she made God her Desire, He gave her the desires of her heart.
If you’re going to leave anything, leave your old ways and cleave to God’s ways.
Stay and obey.