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3 Ways to Activate the Spirit of Increase

3 Ways to Activate the Spirit of Increase

 

 

Did you know that it’s God’s will for you to increase in every area of life?

 

We know that we are redeemed from the curse of the law, and that we are called to be a blessing. The word blessed in Hebrew means “empowered to prosper and increase.”

 

Do you know the full extent of that promise? The Bible says that God sends forth His Word to accomplish His will, and it will not return to Him void (Isaiah 55:11). God expects us to continually access His Blessing–His Spirit of Increase in everything that we do.

 

Psalm 115:14, KJV, says “The Lord shall increase you more and more, you and your children.” It’s God’s will that you and your descendants increase in every area of life.

 

Are you experiencing Kingdom increase and fullness in every area of life? If not, here are three things that will help you get on the path to increase.

 

  1. Understand That Increase is God’s Will

 

The Lord created mankind to expand. Genesis 1:28, KJV, says, “God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” God’s original intent for mankind was to increase and have dominion. His will has not changed.

 

3 John 2 says, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth” (KJV). God wants you prosperous! God wants you healthy! God wants you wise! It is His express will that you live in a perpetual state of increase–taking dominion and living a life of success.

 

The word blessing means “increase and abundance,” whereas the closest definition of curse is “decrease and loss” according to the Jewish commentator Ibn Ezra. Think about that.

 

Jesus said, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10, KJV).

 

God’s will is for you to live a more abundant life–exceedingly abundantly above all you can ask or think, according to Ephesians 3:20, (KJV)! And Galatians 3:13-14, KJV, says that Jesus redeemed us from the curse of the law–that curse of decrease and loss–so that THE BLESSING of Abraham–increase and abundance–could come upon us.

 

That’s great news!

 

  1. Believe the Word of God

 

That sounds so simple and obvious, but are you doing it?

 

Mark 4:24-25, KJV, says, “And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given. For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.”

 

It may seem unfair to take away from those that have not and give to those who have, but listen to what the Lord is saying here. Our level of increase is directly related to the amount of faith we have in the Word of God. Jesus is basically saying that we decide how much increase we will experience. If you hear the Word and believe it–mixing it with faith–you will increase. If you hear the Word and mix it with doubt and unbelief, you will decrease.

 

God wants us to seek first His kingdom and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33), guard our hearts (Proverbs 4:23), meditate on His Word (Joshua 1:8), and believe what we hear (Hebrews 11:6). When you meditate on God’s Word, giving heed to what you hear and mixing it with faith, it will result in increase. An increase of faith. An increase of blessing. An increase of wisdom.

 

However, you can’t look at the Word once, and walk away expecting a miracle. James 1:23-24 talks about the man who walks away after hearing the Word and forgets it. You must diligently seek the Lord and study His Word to experience great increase in your life.

 

Remember the parable of the sower in Matthew 13? Those that bring forth fruit–30, 60 and one hundredfold are those who hear the Word and receive it. Something more happens to these people than just hearing the Word–they mix it with faith, and it brings forth fruit!

 

Change your thinking from worldly unbelief and begin thinking faith thoughts. Believe that it truly is God’s will to prosper and increase you. Do not be conformed to this world (Romans 12:2)–that negative and hopeless way that the world thinks. But be transformed–changed into the image of Christ–by the renewing of your mind.

 

That means that you should stop looking at what the world says about you and start believing what the Word says about you. That’s the way you prove what God’s will is! You get to prove that God’s Word is right! You don’t have to take somebody else’s word for it–you can prove what the Word says!

 

  1. Speak Increase

 

God calls those things that are not as though they already exist, according to Romans 4:17–and you should too. You have been created in His image to do the same things that He does. When your finances look bleak, speak to them. When your body looks sick, speak to it. When your faith is weak and you feel afraid, speak! Speak to your mountain!

 

“For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he says” (Mark 11:23, KJV; also see Matthew 21:21, 17:20; Luke 17:6).

 

If you believe that the things you say will come to pass, they will! You shall have whatsoever you say! That’s an amazing promise. Speak to your body. Speak to your finances. Speak to your children’s lives. They were created to expand and carry on a legacy. Every single part of your life was meant to expand and increase. You were created in the image of God and the Word says that His kingdom is ever expanding.

 

So no longer be subject to your circumstances. Rise up and understand that you were created for increase! 

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Can God Trust You With Wealth?

Can God Trust You With Wealth? 7 Traits He’s Looking For

 

Do you have the traits of a person God can trust with wealth? Find out the seven traits He’s looking for!

Fact: Lottery winners are more likely to declare bankruptcy within three to five years than the average American.

Fact: After only two years of retirement, 78% of NFL players are either broke or struggling financially.

Fact: Within five years of retirement, 60% of NBA players are broke.

The lesson? Financial success means a lot more than just having money. Gloria Copeland says, “One thing about wealth—it can come quickly, and it can go quickly.”

These once-rich people lost everything because they didn’t know how to handle wealth. And there’s only one right way to manage financial abundance—God’s way.

God has created a process of empowerment called THE BLESSING, and it is designed to make us prosper in all things and to make us rich. Despite what some Christians say, rich is not a curse word—it’s a BLESSING word. Poverty is under the curse, and we’ve been redeemed from the curse.

God’s will for you is prosperity in every area of your life—and that includes wealth. But knowing the great dangers of money without godly stewardship, He doesn’t give it to anyone and everyone. You have to be a candidate for increase.

Can God trust you with wealth? Here are seven traits He’s looking for.

1. You See Yourself as a Steward, Not an Owner

“Remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth.” –Deuteronomy 8:18 (NKJV)

Most Christians sound something like this:

“It’s my money. I worked for it.”

They receive their paychecks and feel entitled—they earned them, after all. The problem with this way of thinking is that it doesn’t recognize the true Giver of wealth. Everything we have that enables us to gain wealth comes from God—our talents, abilities, opportunities and favor. When God blesses you with money—any amount of money—He is entrusting it to you, but it still belongs to Him.

The first step to becoming a candidate for increase—someone God can trust with wealth—is to see yourself as a steward, not an owner of the money you have. As you acknowledge that the Lord is the One who gives you the power to become rich, you keep yourself in a posture of humility and allow God to direct your decisions. It keeps you free from toiling, free from worry and free from temptations. It will keep you prospering!

The first step to becoming a candidate for increase—someone God can trust with wealth—is to see yourself as a steward, not an owner of the money you have. As you acknowledge that the Lord is the One who gives you the power to become rich, you keep yourself in a posture of humility and allow God to direct your decisions. It keeps you free from toiling, free from worry and free from temptations. It will keep you prospering!

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2. You Are Godly Rich, Not Worldly Rich

“Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value.” –Proverbs 10:2 (NIV)

Once you see yourself as a steward, you’ll need to be one who behaves in a godly way when it comes to wealth. There is a worldly way to be rich and a godly way to be rich. Do you know the difference?

Isaiah 32:7-8 defines the character traits of each.

The Worldly Rich vs. The Godly Rich

  • Use fraudulent methods to gain wealth vs. Honest and generous
  • Self-focused vs. God- and others-focused
  • Motivated to increase for the sake of acquiring vs. Motivated to increase for the sake of distributing
  • Use people to get things vs. Use things to love people

The Bible is clear—whether wealth is good or bad depends on who has the money. If not handled in a godly manner, money is dangerous. But there is nothing wrong with having enough money to live debt free, live blessed, support your church, spread the gospel and minister to the poor. That’s THE BLESSING!

Above all, Gloria Copeland shares the real difference: “There is a one-word difference between the godly rich and the worldly rich—peace.”

3. You Protect Your Wealth Through Tithing

“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse.” –Malachi 3:10 (NIV)

If you see yourself as a steward and behave as a godly wealthy individual, tithing is a no-brainer for you. In fact, you don’t see tithing as giving away your money, you know you protect your wealth through tithing, and wouldn’t dream of withholding it.

Tithing is chock full of spiritual blessing, but when it comes to being someone God can trust with money, it accomplishes several things:

  1. It is an exercise that keeps your focus in the right place—on God.
  2. It keeps you in obedience to God and protects you from the devourer (Malachi 3:11).
  3. It keeps you from thinking too highly of yourself.
  4. It keeps you in a spirit of expectancy with God—knowing you will receive a return.

Discover your 3 Tithers’ Rights HERE.

This heart attitude is essential because, as Gloria Copeland says, “If you’re too tight to tithe, you’re too tight to let THE BLESSING in.”

Think about the aperture of a camera. Adjusted by the lens, it opens and closes to different degrees to determine how much light can reach the film or image sensor. If a photographer doesn’t open the aperture enough, the light can’t get in to take the picture. Simply put—little opening, little light, big opening, big light.

Tithing is the lens into our financial blessing. It opens the flow for blessing to come back to you. Proverbs 11:24 says it this way: “One person gives freely, yet gains more; another withholds what is right, only to become poor” (CSB).

You may have noticed that those who hang onto money the tightest seem to be the ones who always need it the most. On the other hand, learning to give freely to the Lord is the gem of tithing and a great enlightenment of mercy. It gets you out of poverty and over into God’s system of blessing.

4. You’re Known for Your Generosity

“Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” –2 Corinthians 9:6 (NIV)

Christian financial advisor Dave Ramsey says, “The wallet is a great window into the soul.” In other words, the way we use our money is a good indicator of the condition of our hearts toward God. When you’re known for your generosity, you have a critical trait God is looking for in those He can trust with wealth.

God can trust a generous heart with wealth. He knows those who freely give can have money without money having them. But a hoarder will not receive a blessing because there is no seed to bless—no crop to reap.

If you’re not one who gives generously, it’s not too late! As the steward of God’s money, ask Him regularly, “God, what do You want me to do with Your money?” Then, let Him lead you.

Be generous with people who work for you. Be generous in your giving to your church, ministries or charities. Be a generous tipper! Christians should be the biggest tippers out there. Bless people. Don’t hold so tightly to your money. Be one whom God can trust to give more and more wealth.

David Green, founder and CEO of retail giant Hobby Lobby, tells a story in his book, Giving It All Away…And Getting It Back Again, about the power of living generously.

There’s a phrase common in some Christian circles that goes, “You can’t out-give God.” I tossed that phrase around myself more than once. Then…God seemed to say to me, “Well, you haven’t really tried, have you?”

David Green decided to increase his giving dramatically. His company significantly increased right after that. That pattern continued over and over until he reached a point that he was giving far beyond anything he could ever imagine. The more the company has grown, the more they’ve given, and then they keep increasing. “We truly cannot seem to get ahead of Him,” David says.

God can trust those who have generous hearts with great wealth. Can He trust you?

 

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5. You Put God First, Even in Abundance

“Seek first the kingdom of God.” –Matthew 6:33 (NKJV)

People with deep needs will often pursue God fervently; but oftentimes when Christians grow in wealth, their hearts grow cold and they forget God. They’ll pass the poverty test, but fail the prosperity test.

That happens when people fail to keep God’s Word first place in their lives. To be a person God can trust with wealth, you will be a person who puts God first place, even in abundance.

Watch Gloria Copeland and George Pearsons teach you how staying steady on the Word will open the door to supernatural wealth.

If you’re believing God for wealth, or already have it, Gloria Copeland has some advice for you: “When all your needs are met, remember where you got it. Remember that it was God who gave you the power to get wealth. One thing about wealth—it can come quickly, and it can go quickly.”

If you’re believing God for wealth, or already have it, Gloria Copeland has some advice for you: “When all your needs are met, remember where you got it. Remember that it was God who gave you the power to get wealth. One thing about wealth—it can come quickly, and it can go quickly.”

 

6. You Don’t Put Your Trust in Your Wealth

“Command those who are rich in this present world not to…put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.” –1 Timothy 6:17 (NIV)

When you put God first, you’re also putting your trust in Him. When you’re trusting God, you don’t put your trust in your wealth. You don’t worry about how you’ll pay your bills or if you’ll have enough to pay for your child’s college tuition. You don’t feel pressure to claw your way to the top at your workplace, and you certainly don’t save twisty ties in a big jar “just in case.”

Matthew 19:24 says, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God” (ESV). Notice this verse says it is difficult, but not impossible. In response to the disciples’ concern over this, Jesus assures them, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” (verse 26, ESV).

Why is it impossible with man alone?

One reason is that it is so tempting to trust in money. It seems to have the answer to everything we need and want. Yet, some of the most unhappy people on earth are the wealthiest. True happiness, peace, joy and love come from God alone.

Abundance is the cherry on top, not the foundation of real security.

When you’re following God—obeying Him in all your ways, seeking Him with all your heart, and trusting Him with your life—money will just be an added bonus, but you’ll hold it loosely.

When you trust in riches, you’ll be up all night wondering what you’re going to do about one financial situation or another. You’ll be worried about paying bills. When you trust in God, Gloria Copeland sums it up well when she says, “Faith sleeps at night.”

Are you really making God your Source? Find out HERE.

7. You Are Not Even the Slightest Bit Prideful About Your Wealth

“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant.” –1 Timothy 6:17 (NIV)

As much as trusting in riches is a threat to your spiritual well-being and financial security, pride is an even greater threat. And…you don’t have to be rolling in money for pride about it to set in. You can be proud of a small purchase, a house, a car or a gift you’ve given.

Pride in any area of life is a BIG DANGER to your spiritual health. It not only blocks healing and puts you in a position to experience a fall, it keeps you from being a candidate for wealth or even from keeping the wealth you have.

With wealth comes the temptation to think you are superior to others. When pride creeps in, those with wealth can use their money to control others. There have even been wealthy church congregants who have tried to control a pastor’s decision with their money! That’s pride, and it’s not God’s system.

If you are one God can trust with wealth, you are not even the slightest bit prideful about your wealth. You walk in humility—setting yourself aside to meet the needs of others.

When money comes into a person’s life, if they don’t maintain a place of humility, then that money will start to control them, and they will not be led by the Spirit.

Can God trust you with wealth? These seven traits He’s looking for will help you know. If you’re not quite there, don’t be discouraged! Not one person on the earth does not have to work continually at each of these. You can become a candidate for increase. YOU can be the one God can trust with wealth!

Can God trust you with wealth? These seven traits He’s looking for will help you know. If you’re not quite there, don’t be discouraged! Not one person on the earth does not have to work continually at each of these. You can become a candidate for increase. YOU can be the one God can trust with wealth!

 

[i] https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/25/heres-why-lottery-winners-go-broke.html

[ii] https://www.huffpost.com/entry/why-athletes-go-broke-and_b_6812864

 

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Join the 21-Day Faith Revolution!

Join the 21-Day Faith Revolution!

 

Are you ready for a revolution in your life? Join the 21-Day Faith Revolution and watch your victory unfold right before your eyes!

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Can you change your life in 21 days? Absolutely! Research shows it takes 21 days to create a new habit. The kind of faith that moves mountains isn’t built in a day—it develops over time, but in 21 days, you can develop a new way of thinking and living that can last a lifetime. Faith isn’t something that shows up only in emergencies—it’s a lifestyle.

To make a change like that, you’re going to need an overhaul in the way you think, speak and live—a faith revolution. The definition of a revolution is a dramatic, wide-reaching change in the way people think about something.

The result? A new lease on life—hope, joy, peace…breakthrough. In a word—VICTORY.

It’s time we stop settling for second best—living in the expectations of the world—and step out into our calling. That calling is FAITH. It’s guaranteed to please God, and He’s already given us the steps to get there.

It’s time to make faith a way of life, and let the revolution spread from family to family, church to church and city to city. It’s time to start a movement of believers who are willing to take their faith to the next level—to believe bigger, reach higher, resist fear stronger and live bolder than ever before.

Are you ready to join the faith revolution? Here’s what to do: For the next 21 days, create a new habit of faith by engaging in each of the daily activities. Your life will be changed so much, you’ll start spreading the revolution just by living out your faith!

Find A Prayer for a Faith Revolution in Your Life HERE.

Day 1: Move the Word of God to the Front of the Line

Does the Word of God always seem to end up at the end of your to-do list? The Word of God is what will start a faith revolution in your life. This is where it all begins, and here’s how to start:

  • Purchase a one-year Bible or print out a daily reading plan HERE.
  • Don’t just read and study the Bible, ask the Holy Spirit to help you read every word through His leading. You may have read a certain verse a thousand times, but it will become fresh, new revelation under the influence of the Holy Spirit.

Day 2: Carve Out a Regular Prayer Time

Life too busy to pray? It’s revolution time!

  • Determine to set a regular time to pray for the next 21 days. You may have to set an alarm for 15 minutes earlier than usual, but you’ll be amazed at how much you can accomplish in the spirit realm in a short time, and the impact it will make on your day.
  • Pray A Prayer for a Faith Revolution in Your Life HERE.

Day 3: Pray in the Spirit

  • If you’ve never prayed in the Holy Spirit (tongues), it’s time to give it a try! It can feel uncomfortable at first, but the more you practice, the better you’ll get. You can try praying in the spirit silently to yourself first, then move into a quiet whisper. Before long, you’ll be praying boldly!
    • Ask the Holy Spirit to give you the ability to pray in the spirit. If you’re filled with the Spirit, it’s in there. You just have to put faith to it.
    • Need help? Learn more about receiving the baptism in the Holy Spirit HERE.

Day 4: Pray With Praise and Thanksgiving

  • Today, focus your prayers on praise and thanksgiving. Don’t ask for anything—just worship.
    • Try to make this a habit each morning for at least 5 to 10 minutes, and then throughout the day. Worshipping the Lord is the key to supernatural breakthrough—but it has to be a lifestyle, not an event.

Day 5: Study Healing Scriptures

Even if you don’t need healing in your body today, healing scriptures can keep you living in divine health. They also prepare you with an arsenal for those times the enemy tries to put sickness on your body.

  • Find a list of Gloria Copeland’s favorite healing scriptures HERE.
  • Find the healing scriptures that healed Dodie Osteen of terminal cancer HERE.

Day 6: Forgive

Do you really want to see a faith revolution in your life? Forgive. The Bible tells us that faith works by love, and Jesus said when we stand praying, we must forgive. He tied that condition to receiving from God when we pray.

  • Today, sit down with a pen and paper (maybe a yellow pad!), and be quiet before the Lord.
  • Ask Him to reveal to you anyone you haven’t forgiven in your life. (This could go way back.)
  • Write down everyone who comes to mind. This could be individuals or even an entire group like a neighborhood, a church or a school.
  • There may be tiny, little “nothings” on the list, but those are important, too! It’s the small foxes that ruin the vines.
  • Then, ask God to help you forgive. It often takes supernatural help, doesn’t it?
  • From this day forward, keep your forgiveness list empty. Every time someone offends you, forgive immediately. Your faith will flow in ways you never dreamed possible!

Day 7: Give to Those in Need

What does giving have to do with faith? When we act in obedience to God’s Word, we position ourselves for victory in every area of our lives. Giving is sowing, and God says it will return to us.

  • Find a local food bank and donate canned items, clothing or anything else they need.
    • Donate time or money to a local shelter.
    • Know someone struggling in your church family? Bless them financially or start a meal chain for them.

Day 8: Focus on Your Words    

Today, be extra mindful of your words.

  • Don’t speak negatively about ANYTHING.
  • Don’t complain, grumble or gossip.
  • Speak the Word of God only about anything you see or hear.
  • Ask yourself, “Am I speaking fear or faith? Doubt or belief? Am I tearing down or building up?”

Day 9: Focus on Your Thoughts    

Yesterday, we focused on our words. Today, we will focus on our thoughts. Why? Because our words are the direct result of those thoughts. So, while you were getting a hold of your words yesterday, now you’ll be focusing on what is fueling those words.

  • When a negative or critical thought comes to mind, tune in. Start making a habit of recognizing those thoughts.
  • Remember, we don’t fight thoughts with thoughts—we fight thoughts with words. So, when a wrong thought comes, immediately speak truth.
  • For example, if you think something negative about another person, stop. Speak out, “I do not have a critical spirit. I have a spirit of power, love and a sound mind. I love this person with the love of God, and I do not hold any offense against him.”

Day 10: Study Scriptures About Finances    

Today, we are going to study scriptures about finances. This is how we will build our faith to receive God’s best. The more you feed your spirit with the truth of God’s Word, the easier it will be to believe for and receive debt-freedom, promotion, increase and wealth.

  • Find 70 Scriptures That Prove God Is Your Source HERE.
  • Speak Confessions for Financial Victory HERE.
  • Work through the KCM 10-Day Action Plan for Financial Breakthrough HERE.
  • Conduct your own study! God will reveal the scriptures you need most.

Day 11: Watch a Teaching About Walking in Love    

Today, we are focusing on our love walk, which is what fuels our faith!

  • Choose a teaching on VICTORY™ or on YouTube® to feed your faith.
  • Watch Kenneth Copeland teach why faith won’t work without love HERE.

Day 12: Read a Book That Will Feed Your Faith    

  • Today, go to the library or bookstore (or online!) and find a book that will feed your faith—then read it!
  • For devotionals, try Andrew Murray’s Absolute Surrender or Jeremy and Sarah Pearsons’ new devotional, From Glory to Glory.
  • For learning and growing, try Kenneth Hagin’s The Believer’s Authority, How You Can Be Led by the Spirit of God or Love: The Way to Victory.
  • For building faith, try God’s Will Is Prosperity by Gloria Copeland, THE BLESSING of The LORD Makes Rich by Kenneth Copeland, or Ever-Increasing Faith by Smith Wigglesworth.
  • For healing, try what Kenneth Copeland calls “the best book on healing ever written”: God’s Will to Heal by Keith Moore—Download this book FREE HERE.

Day 13: Watch Healing Testimonies on YouTube®   

Today, we will feed our faith for divine health and healing by watching powerful healing testimonies! This is a great way to build your faith in the area of healing.

Day 14: Pray Scriptures   

Today, we are going to focus on praying God’s Word. Rather than just making requests, we will make our prayers an act of speaking God’s Word to Him and expecting Him to respond. Isaiah 55:11 says His Word will not return void. Praying our own words is taking a shot at receiving an answer. Praying His Word means we hit the bullseye every time!

  • Purchase a journal and fill it up with categorized scriptures. On one page, you might have a list of verses about financial blessing, on another, scriptures about healing or family relationships.
  • As you pray, refer to the list you’ve made and pray God’s Word to Him. No begging or pleading—just pray His Word. Then, thank Him for the answer!

Day 15: Ask for Forgiveness   

It may be tempting, but don’t skip this one! Is there someone you may have offended? An area where you weren’t as honest as you could’ve been? Maybe you gossiped to a co-worker and brought them into your wrong choice. Perhaps you were short with your spouse.

  • Whatever it is, humble yourself. Ask for forgiveness. God exalts us when we humble ourselves—the reward is worth the small discomfort!
  • Repent before God for those areas that need correcting. Be specific! Ask for His help in getting this area right going forward.
  • Receive forgiveness. This is so important to your faith. Condemnation will keep you from receiving from God.

Day 16: Go After Fear   

Today, we are going after fear with a vengeance. Fear is a big hindrance to faith, so we’ve got to get serious about moving it out of our lives. If you have worry, stress, anxiety or shame—you’re living in fear. And it’s got to go. Fear and faith oppose one another and keep your faith from growing. Here’s how we’ll tackle fear and drive it out for good.

  • Today, and every day from now on, pay attention to any worried, stressful or fearful thoughts that come into your mind.
  • Avoid television programming that feeds fear (i.e., unsolved mystery news programs, violent films, horror movies, negative TV series)
  • Fight back fearful, stressed thoughts with your words. Have some scriptures handy that you can use to combat any fearful thoughts.
  • Speak out loud, “Fear, I resist you in Jesus’ Name. Now go from me!”

Day 17: Tune In to the Holy Spirit 

Are you listening to the Holy Spirit every minute of every day? Sound impossible? It isn’t! But it does involve creating a new habit. (That’s what the Faith Revolution is all about!) Today, we’re focusing on tuning in to the Spirit. Here’s how to approach this:

  • At the beginning of the day, ask the Lord to help you tune in and hear His leading.
  • With every decision (what to say or do and where to go), stop for a moment and listen for His leading.
  • Make decisions slower than you normally would. Let people know you’ll get back to them instead of answering right away.
  • Give yourself enough quiet time throughout the day to really hear from God.
  • Listen to Keith Moore teach you how to be Spirit-led, rather than head-led, emotion-led or people-led HERE.

Day 18: Tell Someone Your Glory Story   

Today, we are going to focus on sharing our glory story (or stories!) with others. This helps to build the faith of others, while reminding ourselves of all God has done for us, which builds our own faith!

  • Make a list of the miracles you’ve seen in your life.
  • When you talk to someone on the phone, sit with your spouse or visit your grandchildren, take the time to share a story of the goodness of God in your life.
  • Repeating the good things God has done is a powerful tool in building your faith!

Day 19: Practice Patience   

Today, we are going to practice patience. If you said, “I don’t have time for that!” you’re in the right place.

Faith and patience are the power twins. That’s why faith won’t work without patience. So mastering patience is critical to your faith revolution.

  • Practice patience in your everyday life—on the roads, in stores, with your spouse. In doing so, you will become more proficient at using patience in your spiritual life, as well.
  • Have you become impatient in something you’re believing God for? Take the time to get with the Lord, and ask Him to reveal to you how to operate in patience in this area.
  • Study scriptures about the faith greats and how they used patience to get to the promise. Mimic their prayers and actions. Ask God to show you the areas in your life that need correcting (there is always something!) and focus on becoming obedient rather than on what you aren’t receiving.

Day 20: Participate in a Fast   

Today, we are going to participate in a fast for 24 hours. (Please do not do this without checking with your doctor first, and only do so if your current medical condition permits it.)

  • During this time, we will not consume food: only water, herbal tea or bone broth. (You may tailor this to suit your own needs, such as including juice.)
  • Focus on spending time with the Lord, praying and listening for the voice of the Holy Spirit.
  • Allow the Lord to bring up revelation you’ve received over the course of this faith revolution.

Questions about fasting? Find the answers you need HERE.

Day 21: Engage in a Time of Reflection   

Today, we are going to reflect on what changes we’ve seen in our lives over the last 21 days.

  • Take the time to journal or pray about what you’ve learned and how you want to change moving forward.
  • In your journal, ask and answer the following questions:
    • How have I changed over the last 21 days?
    • What has God revealed to me during this time?
    • What breakthroughs in my finances, health or relationships have come to pass?
    • What can I do to make this faith revolution a way of life?

Congratulations! You completed the 21-Day Faith Revolution! Twenty-one days of stirring up mountain-moving faith. How did you do? Has anything changed in your life? Let us know in the comments below. You can choose to work through this 21-Day journey a second or third time to renew your mind and make living a life of faith one that is second nature, and more and more victorious. Whatever you do, stay the course and run your race with perseverance!

Watch Kenneth Copeland teach about the force of mountain-moving faith.

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The Quickest Way to Become a Faith Giant Who Wins Every Time

 

You don’t have to spend a lifetime studying faith before you can see results. Learn the quickest way to become a faith giant who wins every time.

READING TIME: 7 MINutes

Do you feel like you’re going around and around the same mountain? Maybe it seems like you’re standing in faith and believing for financial breakthrough, healing or a miracle in your marriage, only to find yourself back in the same place again. Faith is a lifelong pursuit, but miracles and victories are for every day. The quickest way to get what you want is to make an intense shift in your thinking over a short time.

Here’s proof.

In World War II, the United States had a shortage of translators. We were in desperate need of people who were fluent in German and Japanese—and we needed them fast!

So the War Department created a six-week-long total immersion program. During those six weeks, participants were not permitted to speak English at all. They spoke and listened to only the language they wanted to speak. By the end of the program, they were fluent!

See the connection? If you want to be fluent in the language of faith, you’ve got to do the same thing. Keep everything that isn’t faith out, and immerse yourself in a faith-filled atmosphere until it changes the way you think and speak.

Here are just a few of the differences you’ll see in your life:

  • You’ll find you won’t speak doubt as often (if at all!).
  • You’ll start believing for bigger and better in every area of your life.
  • You won’t tolerate sickness, debt or strife like you used to—not even a little!
  • You’ll have the endurance to go after dreams you’ve kept tucked away, and you won’t quit until you have them in your possession.

Are you interested in the quickest way to become a faith giant who wins every time? Here’s the answer: Total Immersion. It’s an all-intensive move into the Word of God without the influence of the status quo. It’s demanding. It requires sacrifice. And it will completely change your life. Here’s how you start.

1. Carve Out Some Time

“Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness.” –Matthew 6:33 (ESV)

Total immersion requires an investment of time. In a total immersion language program, the participants set aside four to six weeks to do nothing but attend the language school. They take time off work; they cancel other plans. This is the only thing they’re doing.

If you really want to get serious about this—to see results—you’ll need to carve out some time. Our suggestion is 30 days. You don’t necessarily need to take time off work (although that would be great), but you’ll need to adjust your schedule to make your focus the Word of God.

For example, if you usually go to lunch with friends during the workday, spend that time, instead, listening to or reading the Word of God. Carve out as much time as possible, and spend as many hours each day as possible in total immersion.

Faith School Digital Audio Series
You can create the world around you by what you believe in your heart and what you say with your mouth! Discover the glorious life of faith awaiting you in this MP3 teaching from Gloria Copeland. Request it HERE.

2. Watch Out for Poison

“I will set no worthless thing before my eyes.” –Psalm 101:3 (NASB)

Once you have your time carved out, the next thing you’ll do to become a faith giant is to take an inventory of what you consume in a day. What does this have to do with total immersion?

Imagine attending a pizza party where a large, cheesy pizza with all your favorite toppings is being prepared. It probably makes your mouth water just thinking about it! Your host sets the pizza before you, and you reach out to grab the biggest, cheesiest slice. As the cheese strings and the steam pipes up from the perfect bite, your host shares a bit more about the ingredients. “There’s just a little bit of rat poison in that pizza,” he says. “You probably won’t taste it, and it’s not enough to kill you. So, don’t worry about it. It’s just a little!”

What would you do?

Hopefully, you’d pass! Now, think about other areas of your life? Do you watch out for poison and avoid it like you would that pizza?

Proverbs 4:23 says, “Guard your heart.” Yet a lot of Christians view worldly influences just like the host of the pizza party. Just a little cussing on your favorite album. Just a little sexual content and violence in the movies you watch. Just a little fear, doubt and irreverence coming from your friends. It won’t hurt, will it? It’s just a little, and besides, I don’t do those things, you reason.

Just like you would toss away that ooey, gooey piece of pizza that looks and smells so good, that’s the way you’ve got to be with anything that can put “just a little” poison in your mind and spirit. The devil doesn’t need a big opening in your life. It’s the small foxes that spoil the vine, so all he needs is “just a little” area of compromise to get his ugly foot in the door.

Does a whole-life turnaround seem overwhelming? Find A Prayer for a Fresh Start HERE.

Remember the language immersion program we talked about? They weren’t allowed to speak English—at all. If you want to experience the quickest way to become a faith giant and someone who wins every time, you’ve got to get rid of the things that speak against the Word of God in your life, especially during your initial time of total immersion.

Here’s what to remove altogether during the 30 days:

  • Movies
  • Secular television (sitcoms, news programs, etc.)
  • Music (other than worship)
  • Magazines and books (non-Christian)
  • Social gatherings with those who don’t speak the language of faith
  • Any other area of your life that may be sending you messages opposite of the Word of God.

Once the 30 days are over, consider evaluating which of these should come back at all. Anything that causes you to weaken in your faith isn’t worth its limited entertainment value.

3. Fill Up to Overflowing on the Word of God

“Faith comes by hearing…the Word of God.” –Romans 10:17 (MEV)

As you continue on your way to becoming a faith giant, your total immersion journey includes filling up to overflowing on the Word of God.

Before Kenneth Copeland became the powerhouse of faith he is today, he was hungry for truth and knew he wanted to have the kind of faith that got the same results as Oral Roberts.

Of that desire, Kenneth says, “I was traveling with Brother Roberts. I was ministering along with him and watching him use his faith. And I was astonished at the way he used his faith on purpose. He used his faith the way a mechanic uses a tool. And it caught my attention.”

That, in combination with his exposure to another faith giant, Kenneth E. Hagin, made Kenneth realize he needed to go into total immersion the same way people learn a foreign language if he wanted to reach that level of faith.

He didn’t have money to purchase ministry materials at the time, so he offered the title of his car as collateral until the money was there to pay for the tapes he secured from Kenneth Hagin’s ministry. He came home with an armload of tapes, set up his tape player and a chair in the garage, and shared his plans with Gloria.

He told her, “The minute I come home from school (Oral Roberts University), I’ll be in the garage. And if I’m not at the table when you and the kids get ready to eat, just forget me. I have to get this.”

He listened to the faith teaching tapes when he woke up. He listened to the Word when he got home from school. He listened when he went to bed and kept a tape playing all night. If he woke up in the middle of the night and heard the tape had ended, he’d get up, rewind it and start playing it again. He took the player in the bathroom to listen while he was shaving. He fed on the Word of God continually.

Total immersion.

Kenneth made a decision. If Kenneth E. Hagin mentioned the book of Romans, then he’d read the whole book of Romans. Any book Brother Hagin mentioned—Kenneth read the entire book.

What happened?

Kenneth says, “My faith skyrocketed.” Suddenly, things started happening. Gifts of the Spirit were manifesting. Miracles were taking place in every area of his and Gloria’s lives.

His prayers yielded results so much that his professors at ORU were coming and asking him to pray for them.

It was all a result of total immersion in the Word of God and filling up to overflowing.

Find A Recipe for Your Daily Quiet Time HERE.

You can do the same thing and get the same results as Kenneth Copeland. Set a goal for 30 days and treat your time the same way you would a total immersion foreign language program, by only listening to and speaking the language you want to learn. That language is faith!

Watch Gloria Copeland and George Pearsons teach you how total immersion will help you become debt free!

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Here are some goals you can set for your 30-day period.

  • Download teachings from those who teach the full gospel. Listen to them as you work around the house or yard, as you cook, as you get ready in the morning, and as you drive. Leave them running quietly while you sleep. Keep the Word going in you nonstop!
  • Keep VICTORY™ running all day long in your home.
  • Set a Bible-reading goal for each day. Make it a high goal! Gloria Copeland once challenged herself to read all four Gospels and the book of Acts three times in 30 days. That would be a great place to start.
  • Purchase some faith books and devotionals to read whenever you have some downtime.

This is what total immersion looks like. And it’s the quickest way to become a faith giant who wins every battle, every time.

4. Find Your Faith Voice

“People will give account for every careless word they speak.” –Matthew 12:36 (ESV)

You’ve carved out the time, ejected the negative and imported the positive. In the meantime, for total immersion, focus on finding your faith voice. You learn a language by practicing out loud. When you first start speaking another language, you don’t necessarily feel confident in what you’re saying, and you may fumble around a bit. You’ll even have to stop and think or check the translation book before speaking.

The same is true while you’re finding your faith voice.

In a total immersion language school, you would not be allowed to speak English. Zero. All day long. You would only speak the language you were learning. So as you are in total immersion for learning the language of faith, you will only speak faith—no doubt, fear, negativity or anything else outside of the confines of faith is allowed. Ever.

Within four to six weeks, people find themselves fluent in the language they’re learning. If you can do it with a foreign language, you can do it with the language of faith. If you don’t know what to speak—say nothing until you can get to the Word of God and find out what you should be saying.

Talk faith all week long, all 30 days long. Talk prosperity, healing, deliverance, joy and peace. In doing so, you’ll find that total immersion will draw you very quickly out of your intellect and over into your spirit. When the 30 days are over, you’ll respond quickly and more powerfully than you ever have to in any and every situation—no matter how severe. You’ll be a faith giant who wins victory every time!

Learn the 7 Habits of Strong Christians HERE.

You’ll reach out and take the promises of God as easily as you’d pick an apple from a tree. You won’t hesitate to take God at His Word and stand as long as it takes to see a manifestation.

The best part about refusing to give up is that it expedites your miracle. Kenneth Copeland says, “When you’re ready to stand in faith forever, you won’t be there very long.” Hallelujah!

After 30 days of keeping the bad out, the good in, and speaking only faith, you’ll experience such a change, you’ll wish you would’ve known how quick and easy it is to become a faith giant who wins every battle years ago. And that miracle you’ve been believing for? Start taking steps to prepare for its arrival. It’s coming. Total immersion means Jesus is abiding in You and you in Him. And, according to John 15:7, that means your answer is a certainty.

Watch Gloria Copeland and George Pearsons discuss the power of total immersion.

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The Quickest Way to Become a Faith Giant Who Wins Every Time

 

You don’t have to spend a lifetime studying faith before you can see results. Learn the quickest way to become a faith giant who wins every time.

READING TIME: 7 MINutes

Do you feel like you’re going around and around the same mountain? Maybe it seems like you’re standing in faith and believing for financial breakthrough, healing or a miracle in your marriage, only to find yourself back in the same place again. Faith is a lifelong pursuit, but miracles and victories are for every day. The quickest way to get what you want is to make an intense shift in your thinking over a short time.

Here’s proof.

In World War II, the United States had a shortage of translators. We were in desperate need of people who were fluent in German and Japanese—and we needed them fast!

So the War Department created a six-week-long total immersion program. During those six weeks, participants were not permitted to speak English at all. They spoke and listened to only the language they wanted to speak. By the end of the program, they were fluent!

See the connection? If you want to be fluent in the language of faith, you’ve got to do the same thing. Keep everything that isn’t faith out, and immerse yourself in a faith-filled atmosphere until it changes the way you think and speak.

Here are just a few of the differences you’ll see in your life:

  • You’ll find you won’t speak doubt as often (if at all!).
  • You’ll start believing for bigger and better in every area of your life.
  • You won’t tolerate sickness, debt or strife like you used to—not even a little!
  • You’ll have the endurance to go after dreams you’ve kept tucked away, and you won’t quit until you have them in your possession.

Are you interested in the quickest way to become a faith giant who wins every time? Here’s the answer: Total Immersion. It’s an all-intensive move into the Word of God without the influence of the status quo. It’s demanding. It requires sacrifice. And it will completely change your life. Here’s how you start.

1. Carve Out Some Time

“Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness.” –Matthew 6:33 (ESV)

Total immersion requires an investment of time. In a total immersion language program, the participants set aside four to six weeks to do nothing but attend the language school. They take time off work; they cancel other plans. This is the only thing they’re doing.

If you really want to get serious about this—to see results—you’ll need to carve out some time. Our suggestion is 30 days. You don’t necessarily need to take time off work (although that would be great), but you’ll need to adjust your schedule to make your focus the Word of God.

For example, if you usually go to lunch with friends during the workday, spend that time, instead, listening to or reading the Word of God. Carve out as much time as possible, and spend as many hours each day as possible in total immersion.

Faith School Digital Audio Series
You can create the world around you by what you believe in your heart and what you say with your mouth! Discover the glorious life of faith awaiting you in this FREE MP3 teaching from Gloria Copeland. Request it HERE.

2. Watch Out for Poison

“I will set no worthless thing before my eyes.” –Psalm 101:3 (NASB)

Once you have your time carved out, the next thing you’ll do to become a faith giant is to take an inventory of what you consume in a day. What does this have to do with total immersion?

Imagine attending a pizza party where a large, cheesy pizza with all your favorite toppings is being prepared. It probably makes your mouth water just thinking about it! Your host sets the pizza before you, and you reach out to grab the biggest, cheesiest slice. As the cheese strings and the steam pipes up from the perfect bite, your host shares a bit more about the ingredients. “There’s just a little bit of rat poison in that pizza,” he says. “You probably won’t taste it, and it’s not enough to kill you. So, don’t worry about it. It’s just a little!”

What would you do?

Hopefully, you’d pass! Now, think about other areas of your life? Do you watch out for poison and avoid it like you would that pizza?

Proverbs 4:23 says, “Guard your heart.” Yet a lot of Christians view worldly influences just like the host of the pizza party. Just a little cussing on your favorite album. Just a little sexual content and violence in the movies you watch. Just a little fear, doubt and irreverence coming from your friends. It won’t hurt, will it? It’s just a little, and besides, I don’t do those things, you reason.

Just like you would toss away that ooey, gooey piece of pizza that looks and smells so good, that’s the way you’ve got to be with anything that can put “just a little” poison in your mind and spirit. The devil doesn’t need a big opening in your life. It’s the small foxes that spoil the vine, so all he needs is “just a little” area of compromise to get his ugly foot in the door.

Does a whole-life turnaround seem overwhelming? Find A Prayer for a Fresh Start HERE.

Remember the language immersion program we talked about? They weren’t allowed to speak English—at all. If you want to experience the quickest way to become a faith giant and someone who wins every time, you’ve got to get rid of the things that speak against the Word of God in your life, especially during your initial time of total immersion.

Here’s what to remove altogether during the 30 days:

  • Movies
  • Secular television (sitcoms, news programs, etc.)
  • Music (other than worship)
  • Magazines and books (non-Christian)
  • Social gatherings with those who don’t speak the language of faith
  • Any other area of your life that may be sending you messages opposite of the Word of God.

Once the 30 days are over, consider evaluating which of these should come back at all. Anything that causes you to weaken in your faith isn’t worth its limited entertainment value.

3. Fill Up to Overflowing on the Word of God

“Faith comes by hearing…the Word of God.” –Romans 10:17 (MEV)

As you continue on your way to becoming a faith giant, your total immersion journey includes filling up to overflowing on the Word of God.

Before Kenneth Copeland became the powerhouse of faith he is today, he was hungry for truth and knew he wanted to have the kind of faith that got the same results as Oral Roberts.

Of that desire, Kenneth says, “I was traveling with Brother Roberts. I was ministering along with him and watching him use his faith. And I was astonished at the way he used his faith on purpose. He used his faith the way a mechanic uses a tool. And it caught my attention.”

That, in combination with his exposure to another faith giant, Kenneth E. Hagin, made Kenneth realize he needed to go into total immersion the same way people learn a foreign language if he wanted to reach that level of faith.

He didn’t have money to purchase ministry materials at the time, so he offered the title of his car as collateral until the money was there to pay for the tapes he secured from Kenneth Hagin’s ministry. He came home with an armload of tapes, set up his tape player and a chair in the garage, and shared his plans with Gloria.

He told her, “The minute I come home from school (Oral Roberts University), I’ll be in the garage. And if I’m not at the table when you and the kids get ready to eat, just forget me. I have to get this.”

He listened to the faith teaching tapes when he woke up. He listened to the Word when he got home from school. He listened when he went to bed and kept a tape playing all night. If he woke up in the middle of the night and heard the tape had ended, he’d get up, rewind it and start playing it again. He took the player in the bathroom to listen while he was shaving. He fed on the Word of God continually.

Total immersion.

Kenneth made a decision. If Kenneth E. Hagin mentioned the book of Romans, then he’d read the whole book of Romans. Any book Brother Hagin mentioned—Kenneth read the entire book.

What happened?

Kenneth says, “My faith skyrocketed.” Suddenly, things started happening. Gifts of the Spirit were manifesting. Miracles were taking place in every area of his and Gloria’s lives.

His prayers yielded results so much that his professors at ORU were coming and asking him to pray for them.

It was all a result of total immersion in the Word of God and filling up to overflowing.

Find A Recipe for Your Daily Quiet Time HERE.

You can do the same thing and get the same results as Kenneth Copeland. Set a goal for 30 days and treat your time the same way you would a total immersion foreign language program, by only listening to and speaking the language you want to learn. That language is faith!

Watch Gloria Copeland and George Pearsons teach you how total immersion will help you become debt free!

Want to get notified the next time we upload videos like the one above? It’s easy, simply subscribe to our YouTube channel
youtube-subscribe

Here are some goals you can set for your 30-day period.

  • Download teachings from those who teach the full gospel. Listen to them as you work around the house or yard, as you cook, as you get ready in the morning, and as you drive. Leave them running quietly while you sleep. Keep the Word going in you nonstop!
  • Keep VICTORY™ running all day long in your home.
  • Set a Bible-reading goal for each day. Make it a high goal! Gloria Copeland once challenged herself to read all four Gospels and the book of Acts three times in 30 days. That would be a great place to start.
  • Purchase some faith books and devotionals to read whenever you have some downtime.

This is what total immersion looks like. And it’s the quickest way to become a faith giant who wins every battle, every time.

4. Find Your Faith Voice

“People will give account for every careless word they speak.” –Matthew 12:36 (ESV)

You’ve carved out the time, ejected the negative and imported the positive. In the meantime, for total immersion, focus on finding your faith voice. You learn a language by practicing out loud. When you first start speaking another language, you don’t necessarily feel confident in what you’re saying, and you may fumble around a bit. You’ll even have to stop and think or check the translation book before speaking.

The same is true while you’re finding your faith voice.

In a total immersion language school, you would not be allowed to speak English. Zero. All day long. You would only speak the language you were learning. So as you are in total immersion for learning the language of faith, you will only speak faith—no doubt, fear, negativity or anything else outside of the confines of faith is allowed. Ever.

Within four to six weeks, people find themselves fluent in the language they’re learning. If you can do it with a foreign language, you can do it with the language of faith. If you don’t know what to speak—say nothing until you can get to the Word of God and find out what you should be saying.

Talk faith all week long, all 30 days long. Talk prosperity, healing, deliverance, joy and peace. In doing so, you’ll find that total immersion will draw you very quickly out of your intellect and over into your spirit. When the 30 days are over, you’ll respond quickly and more powerfully than you ever have to in any and every situation—no matter how severe. You’ll be a faith giant who wins victory every time!

Learn the 7 Habits of Strong Christians HERE.

You’ll reach out and take the promises of God as easily as you’d pick an apple from a tree. You won’t hesitate to take God at His Word and stand as long as it takes to see a manifestation.

The best part about refusing to give up is that it expedites your miracle. Kenneth Copeland says, “When you’re ready to stand in faith forever, you won’t be there very long.” Hallelujah!

After 30 days of keeping the bad out, the good in, and speaking only faith, you’ll experience such a change, you’ll wish you would’ve known how quick and easy it is to become a faith giant who wins every battle years ago. And that miracle you’ve been believing for? Start taking steps to prepare for its arrival. It’s coming. Total immersion means Jesus is abiding in You and you in Him. And, according to John 15:7, that means your answer is a certainty.

Watch Gloria Copeland and George Pearsons discuss the power of total immersion.

Related Articles:

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Faith That Gives Glory to God

Is God Really Your Source?

 

Use This 6-Point Checklist to Find Out If You’re Relying on God to Meet All Your Needs

READING TIME: 7 MINutes

Years ago, the Lord gave a powerful word to Kenneth Copeland that has changed his life and the lives of KCM Partners around the world:

Don’t look to the government for your supply.

Don’t look to other people for your supply.

Pastors, don’t look to your congregation for your supply.

Jesus is our Source, and The WORD is our supply.

Why is this truth so important? Because as long as we rely on natural sources, our faith in God is not in operation, which blocks Him from showering us with abundant blessings. Today and every day, God wants to meet all your needs.

“My God supplies all of my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (see Philippians 4:19). Get that established in your heart. If you don’t, you could receive money every day, borrowed or not, and still stay in poverty and lack.

You may love God and think you believe Him to meet your needs, but is God really your Source? Use this 6-point checklist to find out if you’re relying on God to meet all your needs.

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God Is Your Source When He Isn’t Your Plan B

“Seek FIRST the kingdom.” –Matthew 6:33 (NKJV)

Pop quiz. What do you do when you want to buy a house or a car, or an unexpected expense comes knocking at your door?

If your first thought was a natural source (loans, credit cards or people), you answered incorrectly. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a job or never take out a loan—but it does mean that your first thought should go straight to God—your Source.

Most of us want to believe God is our Source, but when it comes down to it, our actions speak louder than words. We’ve been trained by the world to make natural options our source—even to rely on them exclusively. Some have fallen for the trap. They make God their Plan B, choosing instead to rely on things like:

  • Credit card debt
  • Loans
  • Government assistance
  • Parental support
  • A job or employer
  • Social Security or Medicare
  • Donors or congregants

Then, when natural means fail, they fall to their knees and cry out to God for help, when all along, they had access to the best plan of all. A big enemy of making God your Source? Impatience. God takes too long to answer. I’ll have to wait forever to get a house. I can’t afford to pay cash for a car.

Do these thoughts sound familiar?

There’s good news for you today: God wants you to have everything you need—and even the desires of your heart. But you have to do it His way. This means investing all your confidence in Him first—not just when things turn ugly.

Anything that bumps God out of first position is a code-red situation. It would be like relying on a blow-up raft with a hole in it when you’ve been invited to board a yacht sailing right next to you.

Let’s get one thing straight. Your job, the government, your family, your savings account, your retirement account or your credit cards—those things can fail. God will never fail, so don’t make Him your Plan B!

Take this FREE class! Learn the 10 Steps to Debt Freedom HERE.

God Is Your Source When You Believe

“Have faith in God.” –Mark 11:22

Now, it’s time to take God off Plan B status and move Him to Plan A, or No. 1, where He belongs. God is your Source when you believe He is your Source. That means showing a poverty mentality the door. It means you must stop wondering if He really wants to bless you, and it certainly requires pushing the mute button on the “what ifs” in your vocabulary.

When you learn to make God your Source—to really know and believe in your spirit that He will provide everything you need—your life will move from stress to peace, lack to abundance, and confusion to certainty.

In other words, have faith in God, and your life will be forever changed.

Is it really that simple? Yes. Yes, it is.

Believing is the key to ending the daily struggle—that feeling that you just can’t get in front of everything life throws at you. It’s moving from opinions to revelation.

Abraham caught the revelation. He knew and believed so strongly that God was his Source, that he took his son Isaac to sacrifice to the Lord. Abraham believed God would provide. When Abraham “lifted up his eyes and looked” (Genesis 22:13, ESV), there was a lamb in the thicket. He looked into the realm of the supernatural because he knew that is where his provision would come from.

That’s the key. You’ve got to lift your eyes up to Him instead of looking down at your bills or your circumstances.

Say, “God is my Source.” Keep saying it, and keep meditating on the Word. Let the revelation come alive in your heart until you believe that He is your one and only Source of supply.

Watch Kenneth and Gloria Copeland as they share why you can always count on Jesus as your Source of supply.

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✓ God Is Your Source When You Understand THE BLESSING

“The blessing of the Lord makes one rich.” –Proverbs 10:22 (NKJV)

Part of renewing your mind to believe that God is your Source is understanding THE BLESSING of the Lord.

Here are what you could call the CliffsNotes® on THE BLESSING: God made a covenant with Abraham, empowering him and his descendants with THE BLESSING—the ability to prosper and excel in everything. Finally, “through Christ Jesus, God has blessed the Gentiles with the same blessing he promised to Abraham” (Galatians 3:14) because “if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:29, NKJV).

When you became a Christian, you became an heir to the greatest inheritance ever known. Understanding THE BLESSING of Abraham is what brings the revelation that God is your one and only Source.

THE BLESSING of the Lord was established by God to enforce all your covenant rights and to advance you along in life, but sometimes it can be tempting to flip over to the natural and try to take the reins yourself. The unintended consequence ends up including delay and frustration.

God put THE BLESSING in place so we don’t have to toil, struggle or rely on man in any area of our lives. The world is unpredictable, at best, but THE BLESSING will provide for you even when natural circumstances are against you. It will take you from a dry place to a place of abundant rain—from shaky ground to a solid foundation. But you have to let THE BLESSING do the work.

Learn How to Let THE BLESSING Do the Work HERE.

God Is Your Source When You Obey His Word

“No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.” –Psalm 84:11 (AMP)

When you really believe God is your Source, you are going to obey everything He tells you to do. You won’t question it. You won’t try to get out of it. You’ll be standing at your post, responding with a hearty, “Yes, Sir!” at every command because you’ll know His aim is your well-being and provision.

In what areas should you obey Him? All of them! Every single command you see in the Bible is a chance to be obedient. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Loving others according to 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
  • Forgiving everyone
  • Tithing and giving
  • Refusing to fear
  • Refusing to worry
  • Honoring Others (See 10 People God Says You Must Honor HERE)
  • Staying sexually pure.

Obedience is an act of worship and trust. It tells God you honor Him above all others, including your own fleshly desires. It puts Him first place in your life. Even more, it tells Him you see Him as your one and only Source for peace, joy, happiness, healing and provision.

When you know God is your Source, you’ll want to follow Him—no matter the cost. You’ll know that as long as you’re with Him, you’ll have everything you need. But if you wander off the path, you’ve lost your guarantee. That’s a dangerous place to be.

Second Chronicles 16:9 says, “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is perfect toward him” (KJ21). “To show himself strong” translated in Hebrew means “to bestow, grant, or extend wealth.”

The Lord is searching out the earth for people to bless. He wants to extend wealth, but we have to be receivers. We have to be trustworthy. It’s dangerous for someone who isn’t obedient to God to have wealth. That’s why He’s looking for a receiver.

A receiver has to be in position to receive. How do you get in position? Obedience.

“If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land” (Isaiah 1:19, ESV).

God Is Your Source When You Tithe

“Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops.” –Proverbs 3:9 (NIV)

Obedience includes honoring God with the tithe. It’s amazing how many Christians will debate and resist this principle. Yet, it is only to their own detriment. Honoring the Lord with the tithe is putting action to your confession that God is your Source.

Heaven has always had a good economy. When God can trust you to give tithes and offerings, you won’t lack any provision. On honoring God with your finances, Gloria Copeland says, “Think of the return people get off of tithing—giving God the top 10% of their increase. Talk about a reward.”

Have questions about tithing? Learn more in Tithing 101 HERE.

✓ God Is Your Source When You Reach Out and Take What You Need by Faith

“How long will you neglect to go and possess the land which the Lord God of your fathers has given you?” –Joshua 18:3 (NKJV)

As we’ve learned so far, it’s critical to get a revelation of God as your Source to receive from Him. But if you’re sitting in your recliner waiting for God to drop money in your lap, you’re in for a long wait.

Faith isn’t passive—it’s an aggressive force. Faith takes what it’s believing for. That means, when you have a need, you’ve got to take action. Gloria Copeland suggests asking yourself, “When I prayed, did I take it, or did I just talk about it?”

Possession is key in the Bible. Israel had to take possession of the land God promised them. He gave it to them, it belonged to them, but they had to take possession to receive the land.

It’s the same when it comes to provision. Jesus paid a high price to give you everything included in THE BLESSING. Now, you need to go possess it.

You’ll know God is really your Source when you reach out and take what you need by faith. Claim it. Lay hold of it. Don’t let it slip away. Gloria Copeland says, “If you get serious, God will get serious.”

Kenneth Hagin once offered a three-step plan for reaching out and taking the finances you need:

  1. Claim what you need. Decide what it is you need in the natural realm; then believe you receive when you pray.
  2. Say, “Satan, take your hands off my money.”
  3. Say, “Go, ministering spirits, and cause the money to come.”

Faith is targeted and succinct in the way it operates.

Everything you need is ready and waiting for you. How long will you wait to go and possess the land?

Is God really your Source? In looking at this 6-point checklist, how’d you do? If there are a few points that need work, don’t be discouraged—get to work! Renew your mind until you believe, obey and reach out in faith. God is THE Source of anything and everything you could ever want or need. You can count on it!

Watch Gloria Copeland and Pastor George Pearsons teach you how to claim what you need.

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The Favor of God Will Change Your Life!

 

God’s favor will change your life, and you already have it! Here are 4 points to access the favor of God each and every day.

by Gloria Copeland

How would your life look if you were surrounded, all day and every day, by God’s favor? How different would things be if doors opened for you, and you walked through each one covered with God’s favor? Would your actions and attitudes in every situation be any different if you knew beyond any doubt that success lies ahead, because you are one of God’s favorites? Would you find the courage to lay down your anxieties and fears? Of course, you would!

The truth is God’s favor will change your life! In this article, I’m going to give you four points to help you access God’s favor each and every day. Are you ready? Let’s get started!

1. You Already Have God’s Favor

Many Christians believe they have to somehow earn the favor of God, but the truth is, we already have His favor. God saved us because of His favor toward us.

Ephesians 2:8 tells us, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God” (NKJV).

 

Simply put, grace is favor.

God’s favor is the power that changes things for us. First and foremost, you and I are saved by His favor, and I’m not just talking about going to heaven when we die. To be saved means to be delivered, protected, preserved, healed and made whole.

God’s favor covers every area of our lives! By His favor, He has taken care of everything we will ever need—spirit, soul and body. His supernatural grace is so vast, the Bible says it is going to take all the ages to come for Him to show us all the riches of His grace in the kindness He’s given us in Christ Jesus (see Ephesians 2:7).

You may be thinking, Oh, I can’t wait until I get to heaven, so I can experience the fullness of God’s favor!

You don’t have to wait! God is pouring out His favor on us right here and now. Even before we were born again, He was giving us His favor. While we were still rebelling against Him, “God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners” (Romans 5:8).

It was God’s grace at work in your life that enabled you to be born again. From the moment you stepped into that new life—the moment you made Jesus Lord—God’s favor began working nonstop on your behalf. Being born again was just the starting place for His favor to pour out. And He will pour out grace and more favor to you every moment of your life if you’ll receive it!

Have you made Jesus the Lord of your life? You can do it right now! Simply pray this prayer.

Psalm 5:12 says, “For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield” (NKJV). That scripture is talking about the born-again child of God who serves Him. It is talking about you! Jesus made you righteous. When Jesus shed His blood, He made righteousness available to all mankind, and with it came the favor of God! God’s favor surrounds you constantly! You have been born again into His righteousness.

We should always see ourselves wrapped in God’s favor 24 hours a day. Every morning when you get up, throw off the covers and jump out of bed saying, “I am the righteous; Lord, Your favor surrounds me like a shield.”

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2. You Receive God’s Favor by Faith

Now you may be thinking, Gloria, I know a lot of believers who don’t enjoy the kind of favor you’re talking about. Their lives are full of tragedy and disappointment. Why doesn’t God surround them with favor?

God does surround them with favor. They just don’t know it, so they can’t take advantage of what He has given them.

You see, according to 2 Peter 1:2, God’s grace is multiplied to us through knowledge. The first thing you have to do before you can receive the benefits of God’s favor is to know they are yours. Then, you have to receive them by faith. Remember Ephesians 2:8, “God saved you by his grace….” God’s favor provides every possible blessing and goodness He has to give, starting with being saved. Your part is faith—to believe and receive all He has given.

Our grandson Jeremy Pearsons puts it so simply. He says, “Grace is God saying, ‘Here is all the good stuff I have to give you.’ Faith is you saying, ‘Thank You, I’ll take it.’”

So, where do we get the faith to receive? “Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17, KJV). We find out the truth about God’s favor, goodness and blessing as we hear His Word on these things. Faith comes, we believe and begin to receive what His Word says.

I remember the first time Ken and I heard that healing belonged to us because it was part of our salvation—part of what Jesus bought and paid for on the cross. Our lives changed that night! We stepped into a new dimension of God’s favor. Until then, we had believed people could be healed, and we always prayed when we got sick. Sometimes we would receive, and sometimes we wouldn’t. But when we realized God’s Word said that healing belonged to us by the blood of Jesus—that it was part of the favor provided by God’s salvation grace—faith came. We received it, and we began to live healed.

That’s exactly how favor works. It’s always surrounding us. Healing was there for Ken and me all the time. It was always part of God’s favor. Once we heard about it, all we did was reach out and take it by faith.

Learn how favor produces opportunity in this video from Jerry Savelle:

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3. God Is Searching for Someone to Bless With His Favor

Sadly, many times we are slow to receive God’s favor. We think we’re waiting on Him when He’s actually waiting on us to receive. You see, God has already done everything it takes for you and me to be fully cared for while we’re living here on earth. He has provided every blessing—health, prosperity, peace of mind, joy, deliverance from sin and everything that pertains to our good life (2 Peter 1:3). Then He tops it all off with life in heaven when we leave this earth! It’s all part of His favor. All we have to do is stay ready to receive.

Actually, we can’t get away from God’s favor. Second Chronicles 16:9 tells us, “The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him…” (KJV). Perfect doesn’t refer to someone who never makes a mistake. It means someone who is loyal, devoted and faithful. This kind of heart is always ready to receive the good things His grace provides.

God is always searching for someone to bless. That’s His nature. He is full of mercy and compassion. Because of His favor, He looks for someone who is ready to trust Him; someone who is ever ready to reach out in faith to receive His favor and blessing.

Are you that kind of person? Are you the kind of person who is trustworthy, someone who is ready and willing to receive God’s favor and blessing?

When I heard from God’s Word in Matthew 6 that the Lord takes care of His people and provides what we need, faith came and I was born again. I fell in love with the Word of God and my faith grew. Even today, I gladly say, “Look, Lord. Here I am. I’m ready. Just show it to me in the Word, and I’ll take it. I’ll believe it and act on it and receive all You say!”

You can do the same. If you would like to open the door to the favor and grace of God—and who wouldn’t?—begin to find out what He says in His Word. Discover the countless ways He desires to bless you. Believe Him. Begin to expect to receive. Every day declare what the Bible says: “God encompasses me with favor like a shield. Everywhere I go, everything I do, I am favored of God” (from Psalm 5:12, KJV)!

That may not be easy for you to do if you’re covered up by challenging circumstances right now. You will have to stare those challenges in the face and declare to them you’re favored by God when they are telling you, “Hey, stupid, things are terrible. It’s all over. You don’t have any hope.”

But, I’m telling you, you can do it! There are plenty of scriptures for you to stand on that affirm you are surrounded by God’s favor. Here’s an article with four scriptures you will want to begin confessing today! Get them firmly established in your heart and don’t get off them—even when circumstances seem to contradict them.

You may be in need of a job, the next step in your life toward God’s plan and purpose for you. Many people are in that place today. When you go in for that job interview, favor is what you should believe God for. Look up favor scriptures, speak them over that job and just go in there expecting the Lord to give you favor. Remember, He favors you! Someone else may look better on paper than you do, but when you go in there, the favor of God goes before you. That interviewer will think, Well, you know, that guy over there has done more—or been to school more or done something else more—but there’s just something about this guy here. I like this guy. What is it about him? I don’t know, but I like him. I’m going to give him a shot at this job. That’s favor and you’ve got it all over you!

4. You Must Release Your Faith for God’s Favor

God’s favor is yours, but there are a couple of things you must do to fully enjoy its benefits. First, you must receive God’s favor like every other spiritual promise—by faith. Then you must release your faith.

That’s what Abraham, the father of our faith, did. The circumstances looked hopeless when God promised him he would be the father of many nations. His age. Sarah’s lifelong barrenness. How could it be? They received God’s promise by faith and God’s favor.

[For Abraham, human reason for] hope being gone, hoped in faith that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been promised, So [numberless] shall your descendants be. He did not weaken in faith when he considered the [utter] impotence of his own body, which was as good as dead because he was about a hundred years old, or [when he considered] the barrenness of Sarah’s [deadened] womb. No unbelief or distrust made him waver (doubtingly question) concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong and was empowered by faith as he gave praise and glory to God, fully satisfied and assured that God was able and mighty to keep His word and to do what He had promised…. [Righteousness, standing acceptable to God] will be granted and credited to us also who believe in (trust in, adhere to, and rely on) God, Who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead…. Through Him also we have [our] access (entrance, introduction) by faith into this grace (state of God’s favor) in which we [firmly and safely] stand…. (Romans 4:18-21, 24, 5:2, AMPC).

Look at Romans 5:2 again. We have access by faith into grace! God’s favor surrounds us—our faith releases it! Glory to God!

So, we are just like Abraham. That’s how it is in life for all of us. Sometimes things look bad. But we have to learn when we walk in faith and face the natural facts, we believe God anyway. We grow to the point where we can hear bad news without wavering in our faith…and receive God’s favor no matter what the circumstances are.

Receiving God’s favor by faith is a simple act on our part.

Get into God’s Word. Put the Word into your heart and speak it out your mouth. Believe it and act on it. Receive it!

When you do that, you will be victorious in every area of your life. There is no situation, no circumstance—nothing—that is stronger than the grace of God…the favor that surrounds you.

Whatever you may be facing today, stand up and get right in its face and say this: “I’m a born-again child of Almighty God. His supernatural favor surrounds me like a shield this very moment. His grace is more than enough to deliver me out of this trouble. My faith is in God’s Word, and I’m coming out of this triumphantly by the favor of God!”

 

Then, begin to expect great things to happen. I can tell you from the Word of God and from my own experience, your life will never be the same when you act like the favor of God is yours!

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Everything You Need to Know About Living a Legacy of Faith

 

Do you admire families with a legacy of faith? You can have your own! Here’s everything you need to know to make it happen.

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What if you could leave an inheritance to your family worth more than money—one that would allow not only your children, but the lives of everyone you touch, to defeat sickness and disease, continually increase financially, and enjoy supernatural success in relationships? That would be a legacy of mountain-moving, demon-defeating, immovable, unbeatable faith.

Billy Graham said, “The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is a legacy of character and faith.”

You can live your own legacy of faith—the kind you admire in others from afar—and pass it on to your children and grandchildren, just like Billy Graham did. The only prerequisite is that you must be a born-again child of God. Your past, your family, your education or financial status—even your present—are of no consequence. Your future determines your legacy, and your future begins today.

You don’t have to wait until you graduate to heaven to leave a legacy. You can begin by living it now. Here is everything you need to know about living your own legacy of faith.

1. Start From Scratch If You Need To

“Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts.” –Psalm 145:5

Kenneth Copeland’s grandson Jeremy Pearsons says, “The life you live is the legacy you leave.”

If you didn’t grow up in a family of faith, living your own legacy of faith might seem like an overwhelming task. Fear not! A legacy isn’t for a select few—it’s for everyone. It isn’t just for those raised in Christian homes, people who have attended Bible college or the ministers on TV. It is for every believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.

If you were raised in a broken home, one with abuse or one without any faith, you can start from scratch if you need to. Some of the most powerful faith families began with one person who was willing to break out of their past and create a new future by choosing to live their own legacy of faith.

It’s never too late to begin living a legacy of faith. You can live a life that exemplifies faith before the next generation and change the legacy of your family. That’s a powerful truth!

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2. Be Willing to Leave Your Current Legacy

“Go from your country, your people and your father’s household…. I will make your name great.” –Genesis 12:1-2 (NIV)

To live your own legacy of faith, there is something important to keep in mind. There are two kinds of legacies: the one you keep and the one you leave. If you were raised in a family of faith, it’s important to learn your place in that legacy. Your parents may be pastors or have their own ministry, or perhaps you come from a long line of Christian authors or evangelists. Whatever the case may be, do not assume that their legacy is also yours to live out. 

To have your own legacy of faith, you’ve got to tune in to what the Lord is saying to YOU. He created you as an individual, and He has a plan for your life that is uniquely tailored to your callings and giftings. Indeed, He may desire to use you within the context of your current family legacy, but it’s vital that you hear from Him directly.

Wondering if you’re hearing from Him? Learn 4 Ways to Know if You’re Hearing God’s Voice HERE.

If He is calling you away from the legacy in which you were raised, be like Abraham and heed the call—even if you don’t know where you’re going. Many Christians allow uncertainty and fear to block them from hearing and obeying the call of God to their own legacy.

On the other side of things, maybe you need to leave a legacy of poverty, sickness, negativity or abuse. It takes courage to break free, remove yourself from those relationships, and create a new legacy, but Jesus has come to set you free from every curse! You can do everything through Christ, who gives you strength (Philippians 4:13).

Whatever you do—have courage and be willing to hear. Fear is an enemy to living a legacy of faith. It keeps people locked in the same place. That’s the definition of prison—an area with walls that limit how far someone can go. Don’t allow yourself to be locked in a prison by the expectations of others or fear of the unknown. Step out into the future God has for you.

3. Get Your Own God

“O God, you are my God.” –Psalm 63:1 (ESV)

Part of living a legacy of faith is developing a relationship with God that is all your own, not based on the experiences of others. If you were raised in a household of faith, don’t live on the faith of your parents or grandparents—get your own God!

What does it mean to get your own God? It means you have your own testimony, your own experiences with Him, and your own miracles.

Your family, your pastors and the ministers you watch on television cannot be the source of your faith. What you learn from them will be nothing more than head knowledge if you do not have your own relationship with the Lord. Let the faith of others supplement and strengthen what you already have, but don’t make it all you have.

When you have your own God, you will:

  • Spend daily time with Him in your own way.
  • Hear from Him regularly and respond to His instructions.
  • Always have a new testimony of His goodness to you.
  • Trust Him and stand in faith without always needing someone else to pray for you.

There has to come a time in your life where you get your own God—not your mother’s God, your grandfather’s God, or your pastor’s God. As Sarah Pearsons says, “You have to have your own story with God.” That’s your legacy.

4. Find Your Faith Family

“Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.” –Psalm 92:13 (NKJV)

Part of getting your own God is finding your faith family—the place where the Lord wants you rooted and planted. Many believers don’t seem to realize the importance of finding a faith family. They’re missing out on one of the avenues God uses to bless them and speak to them.  

Here’s why finding a church home is important: Christianity is not a religion; it’s a family with a Father. A church isn’t supposed to be an organization—it’s supposed to be a family.

Psalm 68:6 says, “God sets the solitary in families” (NKJV). He has ordained that each one of us would have a family to belong to. You may not even have one biological family member in your life, but His plan is to set you in a family—a family of faith.

That’s why the Church is called the House of the Lord. “Blessed are those who dwell in Your house” Psalm 84:4 (NKJV). “But the rebellious dwell in a dry land” (Psalm 68:6, NKJV). It’s dry, lonely and boring to not be part of a family. Yet a lot of people choose that because they’ve been hurt or offended in a family or a church family.

Being part of a church family isn’t just about what you can get—it’s about what you can give. No one is without “church hurts.” But isolation is selfish and damaging to both you and the Body of Christ.

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Put yourself in a family of faith. Build relationships with other believers without fear and a guarded spirit. It’s an integral part of having your own legacy of faith.

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5. Build Your Whole Life on the Word of God

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” –Matthew 7:24 (ESV)

To live a legacy of faith, you have to be willing to build your whole life on the Word of God.

That means you work overtime to make sure everything you believe, say and do is in line with the Word, even if it means looking different from everyone else (we should!) or facing persecution.

It means speaking health when everyone else is speaking sickness, and speaking protection when others speak danger. It means speaking prosperity when the news is speaking economic downturn. It’s remaining steadfast in your marriage, even when Christians all around you turn to divorce. It’s staying out of debt when the world says you can’t live without it.

When you build your whole life on the Word of God, you’re living a legacy of faith that will be noticeable to your family and all those around you. They will be touched by the way you live—even inspired. The world already knows how to fail—they’re looking for people to show them how to be victorious.

6. Share Your Glory Story

“One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts.” –Psalm 145:4 (NKJV)

When you’re victorious in this life through Christ Jesus, you can have your own legacy of faith by sharing your glory story with the next generation—especially your children and grandchildren. Deuteronomy 11:19 tells us how to share our glory story. We are to talk about the goodness of God and what He has done for us all the time. When we’re out and about, when we’re home, when we wake up and when we go to bed.

Put away the electronics and the cellphones, and find those quiet moments to tell your glory story. You may never know the impact of the things you share—they are seeds planted and watered over time. And they will yield a harvest in your family.

Need more ideas about sharing your glory story and living out your faith before your family? Find them HERE.

7. Just Keep Walking

“I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord.” –Psalm 27:13 (NKJV)

As you share your glory story from victories past, you can live your own legacy of faith by working toward your next glory story and living it out before the next generation. Show them how to use faith to get where your heart desires to go.

For more on living from glory to glory, find Jeremy and Sarah Pearsons’ new devotional, From Glory to Glory HERE.

If you feel like it’s taking a long time for the visions in your heart to come to pass, this is your moment to live out a legacy of faith before your children. Let them see how you respond in faith.

Jeremy and Sarah Pearsons once asked Gloria Copeland, Jeremy’s grandmother, “How do we get from where we are to where we want to be?”

Gloria said something so simple, but so profound. She said, “Just keep walking.” They wanted a big explanation full of all her secrets. But all they needed to hear was “Just keep walking” in this life of faith.

What does that mean?

It means just keep living by faith. Keep obeying God. Move when He tells you to move, stay when He tells you to stay, and sow when He tells you to sow. Each of these things moves you one step forward in your walk of faith.

The walk of faith can seem long at times! That’s because it’s a process—a lifestyle. But if you keep walking, you’re guaranteed to arrive at your destination.

Watch Kenneth and Gloria Copeland teach you how to build a foundation of faith for your family.

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8. Don’t Give Up

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” –Galatians 6:9

Don’t give up. This is part of your glory story—living your own legacy of faith. It’s easy to give up—but there’s no legacy in that. When you show your children and grandchildren that you don’t give up when things get tough or when your miracle doesn’t come instantaneously—that’s living a legacy of faith. It’s an inheritance that is worth more than any amount of money.

So often, Christians quit right before they see their miracle. Even if you feel weary and faint, it doesn’t have to be the end of your journey. Choose to stay the course. You will reap if you don’t faint. You can have a setback and still remain in the fight. The only thing you can’t afford to lose is heart because once you’ve lost heart—you’re out.

Don’t ever let yourself say, “Unless I see a change, I’m quitting.” Start saying, “I’m believing to see the goodness of the Lord in my marriage, my job, my health.” That’s your legacy.

Watch Kenneth Copeland and Keith Moore teach you how to have faith for your family.

These keys are everything you need to know about living your own legacy of faith! As you put this into practice, you will live a legacy of faith that will change the course of generation after generation to come. It starts with you. You can have the legacy you’ve always dreamed of—all because of your precious decision to pursue God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength!

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The Blood Speaks

The blood of Jesus calls to the believer to come up to a higher awareness of his or her rightful position at the very throne of God and to begin praying from a position of authority in Him that is above the circumstances of this world — not beneath. The blood declares qualification and consecration of the believer as a son or daughter of Almighty God. It proclaims believers to be co-labors in the earth, ambassadors sent forth to powerfully tell the good news from the top of the world to the bottom and all the way around, that Jesus saves, Jesus heals, and Jesus baptizes in the holy Spirit!

5 Ways to Receive Your Healing Through the Anointing

 

Are you tolerating sickness, pain or disease in your life? Enough is enough! Discover these 5 ways to receive your healing through the anointing today!

If you’ve ever attempted to solve a Rubik’s Cube™, you know this: Once it gets jumbled around, it seems nearly impossible to solve! There are a million different possible combinations, requiring the turning of each section at the perfect time and in the perfect way. Most people give up after a few fruitless attempts, leaving such a feat to those who have the desire and patience to conquer the colorful puzzle.

The devil has made a lot of believers feel just the same. He’s jumbled around the idea of healing in our minds until it looks unsolvable—unattainable. He’s tried to convince us that, just like that troublesome little cube, only a select few can figure it out. Here’s the issue—the devil is a liar. If he’s telling you something is complicated, one thing is certain—it isn’t.

You can access every part of the healing anointing in your life. You can be healed—completely. Begin expecting healing today by learning more about these five ways to receive your healing through the anointing.

 

1. Receive Your Healing by Becoming Manifest-Minded

He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.” –Job 5:9 (NIV)

The first way to receive your healing through the anointing is to become manifest-minded.

God is a good, loving and compassionate God. He provided for your healing when Jesus went to the cross. In fact, medical science has grouped all sickness and disease into 39 categories, and Jesus took 39 stripes for our healing! God certainly didn’t sacrifice His only Son so only a few could figure out how to receive what He provided in doing that.

Healing is part of your Calvary benefit package. Healing minister Billy Burke says, “God doesn’t heal you because you’re good; He heals you because He’s good.”

It’s time to lay hold of the idea that healing is for you, not just for a select few. And it’s time to shake off any of your own ideas about how God is going to manifest your healing. God is not a one-string guitar. He heals in many different ways through the healing anointing.

What is the purpose of the anointing? To set people free. If you’ve ever had any kind of pain or sickness, you know it holds your body captive. It keeps you from enjoying life to the fullest.

As Billy Burke says, “It’s time to get manifest-minded.” Don’t allow yourself to get so comfortable with something that you don’t think it can go away in a moment. Don’t get used to diabetes, pain medication, neck braces. Don’t be satisfied with being a spectator of other people’s healing. Miracles are real.

The Name of the Lord is a high tower, and the righteous run to it. Stop hesitating. Run to the healing anointing, the healing power of God. Move toward Him, and allow Him to heal you. Say in faith, “If anyone is going to be healed, it’s going to be me.”

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2. Receive Your Healing Through a Minister’s Anointing

“And the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil.” –Isaiah 10:27 (NKJV)

Just as there is an anointing to teach or preach, there is an anointing to heal. There is an anointing within every believer to lay hands on the sick (we’ll talk more about that later), but there is also a special anointing that God places upon certain people to minister through the healing anointing.

How can you receive healing through a minister’s anointing? Just like any other blessing or promise—by faith. Quite often, the reason healings occur through a minister’s anointing is because people hear the truth about healing in God’s Word presented to them in a fresh, new way—allowing them to build faith to receive their healing.

Kenneth Hagin, a powerful healing minister, said this about receiving healing through a minister’s anointing: “The anointing oil, the minister’s prayer and the laying on of hands are simply methods, or points of contact. In themselves, they do not heal. They are avenues through which we can release our faith in God’s Word.”

In other words, healing can come through an anointed minister, but this is primarily used to gain the attention of unbelievers. As Gloria Copeland says, “Healing is the dinner bell for the unbeliever.” As believers, we are called to receive healing by releasing our faith. So, when you attend a healing meeting, go expecting to receive. Allow the words and actions of the healing minister to build your faith to the point of receiving your healing right in your own chair.

3. Receive Your Healing Through the Anointed Word of God

“As you have believed so let it be done for you.” –Matthew 8:13 (NKJV)

There are hints all through the New Testament of prerequisites for healing. One of them is that hearing comes before healing. Hearing what? Hearing the Word of God. In Mark 5:27, we read about the woman with the issue of blood. When did she receive her healing? “When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment” (NKJV). In Luke 10:17, “great multitudes…came together to hear, and to be healed(NKJV).

Faith comes by hearing (Romans 10:17). One way to receive the healing anointing in your own life is to hear what the Word of God says about it. Read about the love of God, read about the compassion of Jesus, and read about the healings of Jesus. Read about His goodness. If you’re going to listen to what men say about your healing rather than what God says, you’re going to stay sick. If you’re going to listen to what traditions say about life and death rather than what the Word of God says, you’re going to stay in bondage. The traditions of men make the Word of God of no effect.

Gloria Copeland built her faith in this area by reading all four Gospels and the book of Acts three times in 30 days. Getting a concentrated dose of the Word, especially regarding healing and miracles, will build your faith to be healed. Another way to build your faith for healing is to listen to testimonies or faith-filled teaching on healing. Some powerful teachings include Healing School at the Southwest Believers’ Conventions, as well as Miracles on the Mountain healing services with Billy Burke.

As you build your faith, resist the temptation to look at how other healings have occurred. You have to yield to the way God’s doing it in you. Anywhere on the journey, He can step in.

Even if it seems delayed or your symptoms seem worse, put your feet firmly on the Word of God. Don’t move. Persevere. His healing power will come upon you. According to your faith, it will be done to you. Your faith will make you whole.

Learn more about The Keys That Unlock Healing here.

Billy Burke says, “Surrender to His will, but also surrender to His way.” If your healing comes in small increments, don’t let your faith fade. It might not be all the way, but it’s on the way. Stand your ground and stand on the Word.

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As you yield to God’s way of healing, tune in your heart to His instructions. He will help you remove hindrances to your healing. Do what He tells you to do! Is there guilt, unforgiveness, anger, bitterness or insecurity in your life? Repent. Make a change. Let God change your entire lifestyle and transform you. Say goodbye and turn your back on that place of sickness, sin, disease, fear, doubt, demonic activity, loss and lack. Get up and follow Jesus; then you’ll be able to lead others out of their problems, too.

Make God’s Word absolutely your final authority. If He says you’re healed, you are healed!

4. Receive Your Healing Through a Corporate Anointing

“And large crowds came to Him, bringing with them those who were lame, crippled, blind, mute, and many others, and they laid them down at His feet; and He healed them.” –Matthew 15:30 (NASB)

While a healing minister can lay hands on individuals in isolated settings, most often they minister healing in a corporate setting. Jesus did the same. There were times when Jesus’ healing Anointing flowed to individuals and other times when it flowed to a crowd. For example, in Matthew 14:36, a multitude came from far and wide to see Jesus, just to have the chance to touch His robe (His Anointing), “and all who touched Him were healed.”

What is different about a corporate anointing, versus the individual laying on of hands? God chooses to minister healing to people in a variety of ways. In a corporate setting, those whose faith is not fully developed in the area of healing can receive healing on the faith of others because of that atmosphere of faith. We see evidence of this in Matthew 15 when large crowds came to Jesus with their loved ones who needed healing. They believed what they had heard and were expecting to see miracles. Their faith gave Jesus’ Anointing room to work.

You see, when you believe for healing—not just for yourself, but for others—you set the table for healing with your faith. Corporate faith coming together creates a powerful atmosphere. Kenneth Hagin said this about coming together for healing: “The greatest anointing of all is the corporate anointing. I can be anointed to minister to the sick and lay hands on people, and a certain percentage of them will get healed through faith and the anointing. But the corporate anointing has a greater, more far-reaching effect.”

On the other hand, if a healing minister visits a church where the people are filled with doubt and unbelief, that anointing will be stifled. This was true in Jesus’ day, too. We know that there were times when Jesus could not heal due to the unbelief of the crowd (Matthew 13:58). He had faith, He was Anointed to heal, but unbelief stopped the flow of the healing anointing.

Just as the faith of a crowd can empower the healing anointing, unbelief can quench it. So when you attend a healing meeting, or when you’re just attending a church service, determine to show up filled with faith. Make a faith contribution to every atmosphere you’re part of, and perhaps your faith will be just what someone else needs to receive their healing.

Watch as Billy Burke ministers healing to a crowd of faith-filled believers.

 

5. Receive Your Healing by Ministering Healing to Others With the Anointing

“They will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” –Mark 16:18 (NKJV)

One of the most powerful ways to act on your faith for healing is to minister healing to others with the anointing. Some people have the gift of healing—a special anointing—but according to Mark 16:18, every believer has the power and authority to lay hands on the sick and see them recover.

Jesus will heal anything, anyone, anywhere, anytime, if someone will just exercise faith in God. Build your faith so that you will have boldness to lay hands on the sick. And don’t look for immediate results—stand firm in your faith. Healing always comes. Not everyone gets healed, because not everyone will receive it. But when you release your faith—the healing power of God is always released for the taking.

God is ready for unusual miracles, creative miracles, to be seen and believed. There’s nothing too hard for God—not even an incurable disease in its final stages (Luke 5:12-13). And know this: Standing and believing for the healing of others might just be the door that opens to your own healing.

God has given us so many ways to receive healing through the anointing when we allow ourselves to be manifest-minded—not just through healing ministers, but through His Word, through the power of gathering our faith together, and even by allowing us the honor and privilege of laying hands on others. Healing isn’t an impossible puzzle! So, whatever you do, don’t settle for anything less than divine health all your days. Not even the slightest headache should ever be tolerated in your life. Healing belongs to you!

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