The WORD of Faith Which We Speak

Romans 10:6-10
No one can earn righteousness. You can’t be good enough long enough for God to call you righteous. He’s already given you authority and made you righteous with His righteousness. It’s up to you to “receive abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness” 
(Romans 5:17). Second Corinthians 5:21 says, “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him” (KJV). The Greek word for MADE here in the King James Version is GINOMAI, which means “to come into existence or begin to be.” 
 
 
 

The Prayer of Petition and Supplication

Philippians 4:6
A petition is, by definition, “a formal, written request addressed to a sovereign superior for a particular right or grace.” Supplication is “a humble, earnest petition.” If we put them together, we could say the prayer of petition and supplication is “an earnest, humble, written request addressed to a sovereign superior for a particular right or grace.”
Because of our redemption through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, we are in a covenant position with God. He has made us to sit together with Him in heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:6).
We have the right to take the Name of Jesus before the throne of grace and whatever we ask in prayer, we receive because our faith is in His WORD and our covenant with Him. The effectiveness of our prayer lives depends on the degree of confidence we place in The WORD of God and the Holy Spirit.
 

The Anointed One and His Anointing

Philippians 4:13
Jesus, the Anointed of God, is the second Person in the Godhead. He is The WORD, who was in the beginning with God (John 1:2). All things were made by Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made (verse 3). God told the devil in the Garden of Eden that there would be One coming who would bruise his head (Genesis 3:15).
And generations later God told his covenant partner Abraham that in his seed all the nations of the world would be blessed (Genesis 22:18; 26:4). Throughout the Old Testament He spoke through the mouths of the prophets, calling those things that were not as though they were, that this Messiah (Hebrew: Meshiach; ha meshiach: The Anointed One) was coming (Isaiah 7:14; 53:1-12; 61:1-2; Micah 5:2; Malachi 4:6; Romans 4:17). Moses said, referring to Him, in Deuteronomy 18:15, “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet from the midst of you, of your brothers, like me. You must listen to him.”

God is Love

1 John 4:7-8
Hesed-agape is God’s loving kindness–His intense and unconditional love. Those words cannot ever be adequately described or defined. There must be a revelation of them before they can be understood and received it. When you receive a revelation of real love, you receive a revelation of God, and vice versa. God has faith, but He is love (Hebrews 11:1-6; 1 John 4:7-8). Love is not an emotion. It is a person. God is love.
 

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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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!

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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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Believe the Love part 2

John 17:25-26
This God kind of love and glory is only spiritually discerned by the born-again believer, filled with the Holy Spirit of God. The world considers it foolishness. “But unto us which are saved it is the power of God“ (1 Corinthians 1:18, KJV). Jesus knew and communicated the Father and His love to His disciples. They didn’t fully understand, but they knew the Father had sent Him. He declared to them the Name of the Father and all the Name could do. And then He prayed for them and us (John 17:20), that the love with which the Father loves Jesus may be in us, and Jesus in us.  Learn to rest in His love for you and to walk in and allow its power to flow through you to help and minister the same life-changing, life-giving power to others around you wherever you go!

Believe the Love

John 17:24
“That they may behold my glory” (KJV). What is the glory? It is the manifested power and presence of God. God is love. And “whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him” (1 John 4:16). Jesus is talking about the love between Him and the Father–the glory. He is asking the Father to allow His disciples and us (John 17:20) to behold and experience that glorious love and to live in its powerful, life-giving, life-changing power. Heaven is lit by, filled with, and functions by His glory. Romans 5:5 says, “The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” This glorious, world-overcoming, healing, and delivering power and glory of God is in us!

The Works That I Do Shall You Do, and Greater Works

John 14:12
Now Jesus expects the Body of Christ to do the same works, and even greater than He did because He went to the Father (John 14:12). In other words, the same Holy Spirit in Jesus who did the works through The WORD is in us. He said, “Whatsoever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it. If ye love me, keep my Commandments” (John 14:13-15, KJV). It’s all connected. In essence, He said, “If you love Me, do what I tell you to do.” That’s the way you walk in John 14:12.

Believe the Love

 
John 17:23
The miracle of the new birth is that God Himself, by the Holy Spirit, comes to live inside your re-created human spirit (John 14:17). You become His son or daughter, and He loves you just as much as He loves your blood-covenant Brother, Jesus. That revelation is so astounding, rich, and empowering! The same love wherewith God the Father loves the spotless, sinless Jesus, a resurrected man, is the way He loves you, His son or daughter. And He has entrusted to you that same love in your spirit (Romans 5:5) and under your command, with which to love others (John 13:34-35). You have the same authority to forgive those who have come against, hurt, or offended you–just as Jesus did (Luke 23:34). The world is to see this kind of love in you and realize the only reason for it is because you belong to Him. This covenant bond is what sets believers apart from the world and forges an inseparable and powerful connection that, when believers walk in it’s fullness, becomes irresistible because love–God’s love in us–never fails 
(1 Corinthians 13:8).

Jesus Gave Himself as the Sacrifice

Galatians 3:13-14
God warned the children of Israel to keep His covenant and His testimonies so they would be protected from the curse. God is not the author of the curse, but the Redeemer of His people under its power. “If there had been no sin, there would be no curse” (Isaiah 33:24; 35:5-6). The curse was a powerful force. It had overtaken the whole world. God was not being hard or demanding in putting a burden on His people through His statutes and ordinances. But only a power greater than the evil could stop the effect of the curse. That power is The WORD of God. The keeping of God’s covenant was Israel’s only deliverance.
Jesus, The WORD made flesh, gave Himself as the sacrifice to redeem mankind from the curse. He was made the curse–made to be sin for us.