2 Corinthians 4:13
Faith is a spiritual, creative force of God. God the Father spoke words of faith, and the Spirit of The LORD took the substance of His faith and formed billions of miles of universe at the speed of light (Genesis 1:1-2). Faith is the currency of heaven, and without it, it’s impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). It is a law of God that operates from the heart, not the mind. You received God’s own faith (Mark 11:22; Galatians 5:22) when you were born again, and as a joint heir with Jesus (Romans 8:17) you are seated together with Him in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6).
He expects you to boldly use the faith He gave you to do the mighty works He did, and even greater works than He did (John 14:12).
Psalm 138:2 says, “You have exalted Your word above all Your name.” When Jesus Himself was sorely tempted while on the Mount of Temptation, he backed down satan by speaking three words that silenced him every time: “It is written” (Matthew 4:4, 7, 10). Jesus depended on the finality and authority of the written Word of His Father to defeat every attack of the enemy. Should we do any less?
Some may argue these scriptures on healing, finances, and victory over every attack of the devil may not be referring to you, or that it may not be God’s will to heal, prosper, or bless you. But you are a born-again child of the living God. The new birth is based on Jesus’ blood shed on Calvary’s cross and His resurrection from the dead. Because of His sacrifice you have been redeemed from the curse of the law (Galatians 3:13). This included the curse of sickness and disease, a manifestation of the death that came on mankind after Adam sinned (Genesis 2:17).
In Him the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds (2 Corinthians 10:4). In Him the full armor of God Himself belongs to us (Ephesians 6:11), and God’s own sword–the sword of the Spirit, which is The WORD of God (verse 17) in our mouths–is a powerful and creative force backed by all the angels of God (Psalm 103:20), He is our wisdom. righteousness, sanctification, and redemption (1 Corinthians 1:30). And “in Him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28).
To receive even greater revelation of who you really are in Him, go through your Bible, marking and confessing every scripture over yourself that uses the words “in Him,” “in whom” or “in Christ.” Let the mighty revelation of all Jesus has done for you and in you revolutionize your thinking. That’s who you are–in Him!
In the name of Jesus every believer becomes lord and master of all principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this world, and wicked spirits in heavenly places (Ephesians 6:12). They must bow to the Name of Jesus in us because He dwells in us, and we in Him (Luke 10:19, John 17:23, Romans 14:11). Besides, our Father is the Judge who said it is so (Psalm 9:8, Hebrews 1:8).
His Name belongs to us. We have been given the power of attorney to use it against all the power of the enemy (Mark 16:17, Luke 10:17, John 14:13, John 16:23). Jesus told believers to go into all the world and use His Name to cast out devils, speak with new tongues, and lay hands on the sick and they would recover (Mark 16:18).
We carry His Name and have been given the power of attorney to use it here on the earth (Mark 16:17)–the same Name He has in heaven. That Name makes devils tremble and shakes the region of the damned. Those devils are not in heaven, but here on the earth where we have been empowered to use the Name of the One who defeated satan and all his cohorts in the pit of hell and stripped him of his authority. We are to keep them under our feet where they belong, enforcing their defeat in the Name that is above every name.
Without revelation of our blood covenant with God and His intense loving kindness and tender mercy–hesed-agape–toward us, we will never fully understand His eternal commitment to His WORD nor to the power and scope of His love. The impact of Jesus’ words, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away” (Mark 13:31), must impress our thinking with the unchangeable nature of God’s amazing covenant love. All that He told us about the Father’s love stands forever.
We must receive the revelation that, “By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth” (Psalm 33:6, KJV). And as Hebrews 11:3 declares, “…the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear” (KJV). God cannot lie (Titus 1:2). He didn’t just make the decision not to. God cannot lie because in Him is light and no darkness at all (1 John 1:5). Lies are darkness, from the father of lies, the devil (John 8:44).
God made a promise to Abraham that in his seed all the nations of the earth would be blessed (Genesis 22:18). He brought Jesus, the Messiah, out of His covenant partner’s descendants 42 generations later (Matthew 1:17). God never forgets His promise. He never forgets His covenant. The law, given by God through Moses, 430 years after Abraham, kept Abraham’s descendants under His protection and BLESSING, until the coming of the promised One. He kept them pointed towards Jerusalem, the center of the mystery that was hidden in God–which is Christ in you, the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27).
John the Baptist was the only person who, by the Holy Spirit, knew who Jesus was and what He had come to do (John 1:26-36). After John’s disciples told Jesus about the murder, Jesus went out to the wilderness alone (Matthew 14:13). But numbers of people saw Him leave and followed Him. When Jesus saw the great multitudes waiting for Him, rather than reacting in anger, “He was moved with compassion for them, and He healed their sick” (verse 14). That day Jesus struck a powerful blow against the devil that sent him reeling. The miracle-working, yoke-destroying force of love operating through Jesus healed the sick, preached the kingdom of God to the multitude, and that evening fed more than 5,000 people with five loaves and two fish. As if that weren’t enough, later that night Jesus walked on the Sea of Galilee to go to His disciples and spoke THE WORD that enabled Peter to defy the natural force of gravity and walk on the water too.
Prayer Is The Foundation of Every Christian Endeavor
You must realize you have powerful weapons that guarantee results in prayer. First, you have the power of attorney to use the name of Jesus. According to Jesus Himself, this alone guarantees results in prayer (Mark 16:17-18, John 14:13-14; 15:16; 16:24).
You also have the WORD of God. The written WORD of God is His will. It should be the foundation and confidence for every prayer, and is our first handbook for success in every area of life (Joshua 1:8; Proverbs 3:1-24). When prayer is based on God’s eternal WORD, you can approach the Father with the answer on your lips. Knowing the outcome by faith in what God has already said produces a confidence that cannot be shaken, no matter what the circumstances look like.
The problem must yield to the force of God’s written WORD. For example, many hope to be healed and will beg God for it. But faith says, “Praise God, I’m healed because Isaiah 53:4-5 and 1 Peter 2:24 say Jesus bore my sickness and carried my diseases. And LORD, I just want to thank You that because You said it, I believe I am already healed. I receive my healing by faith in Your written WORD, In the name of Jesus.”
God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit are One. All who make Jesus the LORD of their lives are in Him, and He in them. We are one in Him — one spirit and one family (1 Corinthians 6:17; 2 Corinthians 6:18). When we walk in love toward one another, the world can see there is something different about us. So many have wondered about how God could ever unify the Body of Christ today because we seem so fragmented and have so many problems. John 17:22 says the glory the Father gave Jesus, He gave us so we could be one. When the glory of the LORD is manifested, it brings us together.
Every true revival in recorded history broke through racism and doctrinal divides. When the miracle power of God is flowing and His glory fills an area, all the divisions come tumbling down because they are things of the flesh.
When the glory manifests, the Spirit of God is in control, and the things of earth and of the flesh begin to “grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.”