Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid.The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.” With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.In that day you will say: “Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted. Isaiah 12:2-4 NIV
Some Christians, in spite of their new nature in Christ, still live far below their calling. Some complain while others cringe when faced with pressures of life.
They haven’t learned how to make “joyful confessions” in the face of such situations.
Making a joyful confession doesn’t mean you’re boastful or braggadocios; rather you’re just making an open and bold declaration of what God has said about you: you’re rejoicing over who you are, what you have, and what you can do in Christ.
For you to really enjoy the divine provisions of the Gospel made available to you, you must acknowledge and declare all that God has done for and in you.
In 2 Corinthians 8:9, the Word declares you rich through His grace. In 1 Corinthians 3:21, the Word says “...All things are yours”. 1 Peter 2:24 also declares you righteous and healed, because Jesus bore upon Himself your sins and healed you by His stripes.
So, it’s important that you constantly and openly declare: “I’m rich”; “I’m righteous”, “I’m healthy”.
You Will Have What You Say
In Mark 11 23, Jesus said you shall have what you say. therefore, keep talking joyfully! Learn to use your mouth to take possession of what’s already yours in Christ Jesus.
Keep declaring who you are in Him. testify to what the Lord has done for you, in you, and through you! Let your confessions rule you.
Keep making those joyful confessions of God’s Word that reveal your identity, ability, and inheritance in Christ Jesus.
I’m what God says I am; His ability, grace, and power are working in me and through me mightily today! I have what God says I have, and I can do what He says I can do. His Word to me is reality, and that’s the reason I know I’ll never be poor, sick, broke, or defeated!
Follow Up References
Proverbs 18:21, Mark 11:23
Be Filled With The Spirit
Be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. Ephesians 5:18-19 KJV
“Lord Jesus, I want you to fill me with your Spirit today”, Shirley prayed.
Her dad overheard her praying, and when she was done, he called her aside and said “Shirley dear, there’s a better way to be filled with the Spirit; it’s by speaking God’s Word to yourself all the time. Study Ephesians 5:18-19; that’s the way to do it.” “Thanks Dad. I’ll talk the Word to myself from now on, just as you’ve said” Shirley responded gladly.
You Should Make It Happen
As a child of God, you should always enjoy His presence with you everyday. The Lord instructs us in Ephesians 5:18 to “...be filled with the Spirit…”, indicating we’re the ones to make this happen, and in the 19th verse, He lets us know the way to do it is by “...speaking to yourselves…” In other words, I talk to “me” and you talk to “you”!
This shows how important your words are.
God wants you to always speak to yourself in psalms, hymn, and spiritual songs; it’s another way of telling you to always speak His Word. as you do this, you’re constantly filled with the Spirit.
It becomes impossible for you to be frustrated or despondent when you’re filled with the Spirit.
Don’t talk your problems or challenges; you’re the King’s kid. Don’t say things like, “Life is so hard”, “Things are so bad”, “I’m so confused and frustrated”, “Nobody wants to help me…” No!
Rather than talk yourself down, say something good to yourself! Begin by speaking to yourself in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Say things like “I’m helped by the Lord”, “I can do all things”, “I’m intelligent and I’ve got a sound mind”.
You can also sing and make melody in your heart to the Lord with these words.
Celebrate and talk the Word, and you’ll always be full of the Spirit!
The Lord is my Shepherd, therefore, I can never be in lack. I’ve got abundant joy, success, peace, and prosperity, because I’m a joint-heir with Christ Jesus, and I’m marvelously helped by the Lord.
All things are working together for my good and the line are fallen for me in pleasant places. I have a goodly heritage. Hallelujah!
Follow Up References
1 Samuel 30:6, 1 Chronicles 16:9-10, Acts 4:31
Stay away from the love of money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never, never fail you nor forsake you.” That is why we can say without any doubt or fear, “The Lord is my Helper, and I am not afraid of anything that mere man can do to me.”” Hebrews 13:5-6 TLB
Everything Is Perfect in Heaven
Psalm 119:89 NIV says “Your word, Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens,” which means that in heaven, everything about God’s Word is firm and settled.
All the angels and demons know it!
However, Satan would have you believe it doesn’t work here on earth; that’s why you’ve got to enforce it for you!
If you dare to take God at His Word and do what He says, you’ll cause the Word of God to be done in your life, as it’s been done in heaven.
It’s Not God’s Job
As far as the Lord is concerned, He’s given you everything- health, riches, abundant grace, wisdom and strength.
However, you’ve got to believe and confess these blessings to enjoy them! Refuse to accept anything else than what the Word says.
The Law Of Enforcement
If symptoms of sickness, poverty or defeat show up in your life, don’t consider them. Rather, say, “It is written of me: I’m the healed and not the sick! I’m rich and not poor! I’m a success and a victor in Christ!”
That’s the way to make sure God’s Word is settled in your life - through your confessions of faith- speaking in agreement with the Lord what He’s already said about you.
Dear Father, I’m what your Word says I am. It’s working and producing the fruit of what it talks about me! I live in your divine health; I live in your supernatural abundance and continuous victory for me everyday. Your Word is settled in my life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Follow Up References
Job 22:28, Ecclesiastes 8:4, Psalm 119:89
Receive God's Word Like A Baby
Whoever will humble himself therefore and become like this little child [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving] is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives and accepts and welcomes one little child like this for My sake and in My name receives and accepts and welcomes Me. Matthew 18:4-5 AMPC
If you were to hold out a child from a balcony and ask someone he trusts (say, his dad) to stay on the ground-floor and catch him, the child would not cry for help, because he trusts the man on the ground.
He may not know for certain that the fellow has the ability to catch him, but he believes he wouldn't let him fail. He trusts the man's character.
Trusting Like A Child
Just like that little child, you're expected to trust the character of God, which He has made plain in His Word. When you trust, it doesn't make you gullible.
Rather, it means that you have faith in God, and you accept that He's everything He says He is.
This way, you permit Him to accomplish whatever He seeks to accomplish in you and through you.
Lesson From Abraham
The Bible says, "Abraham had faith and obeyed God. He was told to go to the land that God had said would be his, and he left for a country he had never seen."Hebrews 11:8 CEV.
He trusted and followed the Lord, even though it wasn't clear as yet where he was going. Such childlike faith is what God expects you to have towards Him.
Dear Father, I thank you for teaching me to be effective and productive in Kingdom life. I live every day of my life trusting you wholeheartedly. I'm committed to receiving your Word and doing it without hesitation or doubt, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
Follow Up References
Proverbs 16:19, Colossians 3:13
See The Invisible
While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18
Walking by faith means seeing the end-result from the beginning, and then calling it into being.
In other words, irrespective of the things you experience, you picture the future according to the Word of God, and proclaim it into being.
Refuse to acknowledge the negative picture the devil may present to you; keep your focus instead on the picture of you that god has shown you in His Word.
Don’t Struggle In Life; Walk By Faith
You may have experienced some difficulties and disappointments, but refuse to dwell on them and talk about them. Instead, see and declare your victories!
There are moments the devil will question your faith, asking, “Are you sure that word for this year is for you, what with all the things you’re going through?”
Refuse to be moved; remember he’s a liar and the father of lies. He knows God’s Word about you is true; otherwise, he wouldn’t question it.
Trust God’s Word
Never find yourself struggling with your faith and doubting that what God says you is true. God is not a man that He should lie (Numbers 23:19).
His Word is absolute reality: therefore, hold on to that picture of you that you see in His Word. affirm that nothing is impossible unto you for that’s the truth revealed in God’s Word about you.
May faith is the power to change my world and frame the circumstances of my life to conform to God’s destiny for me! I possess the power to determine the course of my life according to the Word of God.
I have a purpose and a destiny in God, and I live to fulfill it today and every day.
Follow Up References
Mark 11:23, 2 Corinthians 4:13
Do you know your persistency in prayer is absolutely vital to changing your circumstances? Sometimes when you have a matter to settle or you desire a change in a situation you don’t have full jurisdiction over, you have to continue in prayer until that change comes. Now this doesn’t negate faith nor mean you’re unbelieving. Actually, the reason you choose not to give up or shift grounds is because you’re acting your faith. The Bible says that ’’…The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available (dynamic in its working) (James 5:16b AMP)’’.
Many are too used to praying “emergency prayers” that don’t work. They wait until the pressure mounts and then start pushing panic-buttons and praying fast prayers for fast answers. But Elijah knew better. We read in our opening scripture what he did when he wanted a miracle: he cast himself down upon the earth and put his head between his knees, praying heartfelt, continued prayer (1 Kings 18:42-44). He prayed until he got a miracle.
This is what many in the Church today aren’t doing. Years ago, Christians were taught to be earnest and persistent in prayer, but the more they learned the Word of faith, the more some drifted away from the message of prayer. But to be effective, you must have the two together: the Word of faith and earnest, heartfelt, continued prayer.
You must have the willingness to pray with all your heart and continue in prayer until you have the note of victory in your spirit. You might ask, “But when do I stop?” You stop when you “know that you know” in your spirit (not in your head) that it’s done! Remember, this is different from the prayer of faith, where you pray only once and don’t have to go back to pray again about the same thing.
And the Lord said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the King thereof, and the mighty men of valour (Joshua 6:2).
It’s very important what you see as God’s Word comes to you. If you can see yourself in the Word coming to you, it’ll surely work for you. God said to Joshua, “See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the King thereof, and the mighty men of valour” (Joshua 6:2).
He had to see it to possess it. Again, when Abraham separated from Lot, God told him to look around and said, “all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it” (Genesis 13:15). The extent of his vision was the boundary of his blessing. It’s the same thing today! What do you see when the Word of the Lord comes to you? What are the thoughts that fill your mind when you hear the Word? Some think the Word of God is too extravagant and unrealistic hence they miss their blessing for not accepting the Word.
When your heart is dominated by your senses, it’ll be very difficult to see the visions of God as the Word comes to you. This is why someone can come into church for service and leave without being affected by the Word. I mean, he’s not inspired in any way; no motivation whatsoever, just because he didn’t see anything! How sad! Every time you hear God’s Word that talks about your success, prosperity, victory, divine health, and so on, personalize that Word and start seeing yourself in the reality of it.
When you do this consistently, you’ll discover that defeat, failure, sickness and poverty are driven far from you. That’s how I live, and I recommend that you do the same.
But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed (James 1:25).
As Christians, we’re called to live and act like God. How is that possible? You might want to ask! This has been made possible through the mirror principle of the Word. The Word of God is the mirror of God. The Bible says anyone who hears the Word and doesn’t act accordingly is like a man who sees himself in a mirror, turns around and forgets what he looks like (James 1:23-24). In other words, God expects you to hear His Word and do what it says.
The problem, however, is that many don’t know how to do the Word of God. Now, the mirror principle of the Word is that you see yourself as what God sees you to be in His Word, and then act accordingly. It simply means acting the Word. For instance, in the Word, the mirror of God, He says, you’re a new creation in Christ Jesus. That is God’s image and reflection of you. See that image and endorse it. Act like it’s true; for it’s true. Again, He shows you in the Word that you’re the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus; see it so.
That’s His image of you. Seeing yourself in the Word, the mirror of God, and acting accordingly is the way to live in the reality of your inheritance in Christ. That’s how to enjoy all that God has made available to you in Christ Jesus. So keep looking into the mirror of God; keep studying and listening to the Word of God. As you do, you’ll be transfigured to become more and more like the glory you see in the Word. This is the mirror principle of the Word.
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he (Proverbs 23:7).
Thoughts are pictures of the mind that have constructive or destructive potential. Thoughts also have power and create realities. The quickest way to affect your thoughts is through mental pictures. You’ve got to see first in your mind the things you desire for your life.
In Genesis 15:1, God told Abraham, “Fear not, I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.” But instead of Abraham to be excited at God’s Word, he complained bitterly: “Sovereign Lord, what good are all your blessings when I don’t even have a son? Since I don’t have a son, Eliezer of Damascus, a servant in my household, will inherit all my wealth” (Genesis 15:2-3 TNLB). God, however, knew what to do to make Abraham believe; He gave him a mental picture. He “…brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and He said unto him, So shall thy seed be. And he believed in the Lord; and He counted it to him for righteousness” (Genesis 15:5-6).
That picture of having offspring as innumerable as the stars in the sky helped Abraham believe God’s Word and think the right thoughts. He went on to receive God’s promise and Isaac was born. Make a practice of forming the right images in your mind based on God’s Word. When you do, those thoughts will create realities.
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin (1 John 1:7).
The Word of God is light (Psalm 119:105), and the Scripture tells us to walk in the light as God is in the light. We can walk in the light and have fellowship with Him because we’re born of the Word (1 Peter 1:23), which is light, and have therefore become children of light (1 Thessalonians 5:5).
We’re now required to see with God’s light. Under that light, you don’t see poverty, sickness, disease, death, failure or impossibilities. The Word of God is light (Psalm 119:105), and the Scripture tells us to walk in the light as God is in the light. We can walk in the light and have fellowship with Him because we’re born of the Word (1 Peter 1:23), which is light, and have therefore become children of light (1 Thessalonians 5:5). We’re now required to see with God’s light. Under that light, you don’t see poverty, sickness, disease, death, failure or impossibilities.
Seeing with His light means seeing by the Word; that means your judgments, opinions, and mindset are informed, influenced, and inspired by the truth of God’s Word. It means seeing yourself the way God sees you. For example, when you look at yourself under that light in 2 Corinthians 5:21, which says, he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him, all you need is to say Yes sir! You must remain in that light and keep saying, I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. The necessary result of that is, you will live and function as the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. This same principle applies to your health.
The doctors might have examined your body with x-rays, and diagnosed that there’s something wrong inside your body; don’t cry. Jesus is the true light which lights every man that comes into this world (John 1:9). Turn His light on yourself and you’d see that you’ve been perfected in Christ; rejoice in the reality and light of His Word.
God has given you His Word to light up your path, so that there wouldn’t be darkness or uncertainties as you journey through life. Agree with what the Word says about you, confess it, and act accordingly; that’s how to walk in His light.
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