Recorded: Sunday 12th January 2014
“Substance of things hoped for and evidence of things not seen”
I believe that a Christian cannot be cursed — this belief stems from my complete faith in the Living God and the Rhema Word as written in the scriptures.
If I asked the question what is faith? You’ll most probably answer that; “Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen” — Yes it’s true of the definition above according to Hebrews 11:1. If asked to define “substance” and “evidence” many people will be lost, especially if you are scientifically inclined.
The phrase substance of things hoped for and evidence of things not seen culminates in the fact that faith is “trust in God”. Belief however is different from faith. I can believe in something, yet do not have faith in it. Many Christians believe in God but lack faith in God. A Christians who is afraid of an idol, believes in God but do not have faith in God; to have faith in God is to trust what God has said whenever and wherever you face an idol, (Isaiah 44:9-11 & Psalms 115:2 — “All who make idols are nothing, the things they treasure are worthless. Those who will speak for them are blind, they are ignorant, to their own shame…………they will be brought down to terror and shame” (Isaiah: 44 9-11).
“Why do nations say where is their God?”…..their gods are silver and gold, made by the human hands. They have mouth but cannot speak, eyes they cannot see. They have ears they cannot hear, noses but cannot smell……those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them” (Psalms: 115:2-8)
Having faith in God means that you have trust in what God says in His Word and that it is exactly as He has said it without any doubt debate or philosophy. The Bible tells us in Hebrews 11:6 “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him”. Many Christians today are not able to please God in their daily lives because they lack the substance to please Him which has it’s root in faith and ultimately in God.
You can never have faith without belief.
Romans: 10:17 confirms that faith comes by hearing the Word of God (Christ). In other words faith comes by information through the message of God. Faith is therefore the vehicle to execute belief. You can be limited only to belief and not be able to operate in faith. Many Christians don’t have accurate and proper information about God, and that is why no matter what and how much you tell them about what God can and will do they do not and cannot understand.
Prayer: Lord open up my spirit and illuminate my heart and mind to the knowledge of Your ways and Your will. Help me to take every thought captive to obey You in all total belief and let my faith grow and rise in God daily in Jesus name.
“The Law of the spirit of life does not work automatically. It must be activated.”
What are your first words when you face any form of affliction? Your first words in the face of affliction are extremely important and decisive of what happens next. The words you speak license spiritual laws to go into operation for or against you expressly. They either allow sin and death to take over or they activate the Spirit of Christ Jesus.
Thank God, as born-again believers, we’re in Him and as Romans 8:2 says “…because through Christ Jesus the law of Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death” Since life and death are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21) – speak life over your situation all the time!
Prayer: Father, as a believer, direct me by Your Spirit to the place You have prepared for me. Open my eyes Lord to see the way that is right before You and guide the words that come out of my mouth in Jesus name.
Beloved you are in a Battlefield with the enemy over your life and possibly afraid of what next he will throw at you. Well I have great news for you. You are about to embark on a “new victory” in your life over all the attacks of the enemy.
The Spirit of God which had gone ahead of you in battle will reveal to you the victory that lays ahead of you. All you have to do is ask for the revelation of His perfect plan He has for you. (Read Judges 7:10-16).
Prayer: Father terrify all my enemies and embolden me to confront and trash every ugly situation in my life. I command every assigned attack on my life to surrender in Jesus name.
“God’s ultimate Promise”
God has given us all things that pertains unto life and Godliness, through the understanding of HIM who has called us to a life of glory. 2 Peter 1:3
These awesome and valued promises are the flyover that connects the natural realm of a man to the divine realm of God. If you apply and stand on these exceeding great and precious promise you become a full beneficiary of the divine and true nature of God.
All you need in life has already been provided for in the spirit. Jesus has paid the price and opened up the barriers between heaven and earth. Because you are in Christ Jesus, you are therefore filled with the mind of Christ and are in position to tap into the wisdom and the knowledge that resides in Him.
Step out today knowing that you will make a decision that is based on God’s wisdom.
Prayer:I command every obstacles before me today to be removed and give way to my God given thoughts and imagination to manifest greatly in wisdom, knowledge and divine understanding in Jesus name. Amen.
The Bible tells us that God will supply our needs, but not all our greed. There is a clear distinction between our need and our wants.
God gives us all we need and not all we want.
God wants you to ask so that HE can give.
God want you to give so that you can receive, He wants you to receive so that you can be joyful and therefore reflect the glory and beauty of Jesus our CHRIST.
“Ask and it will be given to you: seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you” Matthew 7:7
Prayer; Lord make your glory be visible upon me today and enable me to shine in the midst of darkness around me. Amen.
“If you don’t love God or the company of the saints, you will not love the God of the house you worship.” Jesus identified with the church/tabernacle as HIS Father’s house (Luke 2:49).
All Christians have the obligation to prepare the way for Christ by our human conduct and our communication to people because our behavior speaks louder than our words. Therefore, let people see Christ in you as live your day-day life affecting your generation.
“Your language is a function of your heart. Your speech is a function of your mind. Your speech comes from what you process in thoughts but your language is a reservoir of knowledge that is embedded in your heart”
Declare great and mighty things into your life today, speak out loud.