Sometimes we confess the right scriptures over and over but then wonder where the deliverance is. I want to address this issue and hopefully shed some light on it.
When there’s a crisis, do you go right to the Word and start confessing the appropriate scriptures, praying fervently? Good! But why, you might ask, isn’t it working? It could be that you’re praying in fear. Praying and confessing the Word in fear doesn’t get the promises to work in your life. Scared prayers don’t work. What do you really believe?
When you’re praying in faith, there’s a peace that ensues. God’s Word always works but you have to work the Word. God’s Word has enough power in itself to cause it to come to pass. When God released His Word into the earth, His faith, the dunamis power of God, was released. Our part now is to establish that Word by speaking it out of our mouths in faith to effect a change. As God told Charles Capps, His Word is not void of power, His people are void of speech.
Mark 11:23-24 (KJV)
23 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 saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Yes, we must confess the Word of God in every situation, but not in fear. Get rid of the fear by binding it and casting it out of your life and continue to stand on the Word for your deliverance.
2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV) 7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
1 Peter 5:8-9 (KJV) 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
1 John 4:18a (KJV) 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment.
God’s Word has a promise for every kind of situation you’ll ever encounter. He has already provided the solution. That’s His part. Your part is to believe and use your faith to activate that promise to cause the manifestation of what you desire.
If you need healing, search out the healing scriptures. If you need finances, search out the promises regarding financial prosperity. If you need deliverance, search out the promises regarding the fact that we’ve been delivered from the authority of darkness. Actually, Jesus, by His redemptive work, has already delivered us from every evil thing that comes against us. Our part now is to enforce the devil’s defeat and walk in the victory Jesus bought for us!
Colossians 1:13 (KJV) 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: