Monday, September 29, 2008

Establish your faith

Hebrews 6:15 And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised. Today what is IT that you are in faith expecting from the Lord? Is it settled in your soul and spirit according to Mark 11: 24 that whatever you ask for in prayer, that you have received it and it will be yours. Most of the time our faith is based what has happened to in the past as oppose to what the word of God says to us now. If that is the case for you it is contrary to the will and word of God. It is written in 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new.
God doesn't consult our past in reference to our future because in FACT when we come to Christ our past is forgotten. The bible says His mercies are new every morning.
The Lord has sent me to tell HIS PEOPLE that it is time NOW more than ever to believe the WORD OF GOD. Like my Bishop tells us the bible is not some fairy tale book. It is not a mythical collection of unbelievable and explainable tales of fictitious people being led by an unexplained force.
We are not living in the land of Oz and God is not a man pretending to be some wizard. Genesis 1:1 In the the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. I had to make a choice (as do you) to BELIEVE by faith everything that the bible says to me.
Hebrews 4:12 (AMP) For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing lines of the breath of life(soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.
We in his likeness and His image have to GET this word and KEEP this word in our heart and continuously coming out of our mouth. Like I have heard countless times THE WORD WORKS IF YOU WORK IT. We work it when we read it, believe it, say it, believe it some more and keep saying it.
I, for one, have come to far in knowing God and his love for me to go back to where I was. There is no desire to want to be who I was and where I was before knowing Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. I am too close to my destiny to stay stagnant where I am even now. We should be fully persuaded in our stance that not only will we not go back to Egypt but as well we will not stay in the wilderness. Our only choice is on to Canaan, the promised land.
Like David spoke of about God in Psalm 139:5a You hem me in-behind and before. At this point in our lives there should be no plan B for the way we live and for what God has for us.
The bible says when you decree a thing it will be established. We have to decree the promises of God in our lives and let our faith be firmly established in TOTAL victory with God. All our hope, all our trust, all our faith is in God and we know that He loves us and will not fail us or forsake us. Believe that truth today.
We can trust that God is willing and able to move for us because of our faith in Jesus Christ. We have rightstanding with God because of Jesus Christ.
This time of waiting is not meant to weaken you but to strengthen you. A very strong and anointed woman of God gave me a prophetic word earlier this year that I am coming through this knowing what I know, how I know and that I know. My prayer is that that kind of knowing is the same for all of us. As you wait on the Lord stop paying attention to what you see and activate your faith by speaking out of your mouth what you believe.
Decree and establish your faith today: We decree today it is written -
Psalm 33:4 For the word of the LORD is right and true; He is faithful in all He does.
Matthew 9:29b According to your faith will it be done to you.
Mark 11:22 "Have faith in God," Jesus answered.
Romans 10:8 But what does it say? The WORD( God's message in Christ) is near you, on your lips and in your heart; that is, the Word (the message, the basis and object) of faith which we preach.
Galatians 5:5 For we, [not relying on the Law but] through the [Holy] Spirit's [help], by faith anticipate and wait for the blessing and good for which our righteousness and right standing with God [our conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action, causes us] to hope.
1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of the faith.
In Jesus Name Be Blessed, Manie