Prayer or God’s Word!

So what’s the big deal about quoting and confessing God’s Word? Why can’t I just shoot up an SOS to God and expect an answer? Glad you asked. Read on.

As I have observed Christians over the years, I have noticed that many of them just shoot up a prayer – even a begging prayer – and hope it sticks. If it works, great; if not, so be it. In fact, they probably don’t even expect their prayers to be answered!

So what’s the problem? The probably is that they probably love the Lord but they don’t love and honor His Word. God and His Word are One. You can’t really know God outside of His Word because He is the Word! And how can you have faith in God outside His Word because that’s where faith is?

How can you have faith for healing if you don’t know that it’s God’s will to heal everyone, every time? And you only know that through His Word. This is where many people miss it. They go by someone else’s experience and put their faith in that rather than what God has actually said in His Word.

Our Heavenly Father is a Covenant-keeping God Who honors His Word. He’s faithful, faithful, faithful but unless you know Him through His Word, you wouldn’t be able to pray in faith and expect His results.

Having said all that, let me ask a question. Why don’t people get into God’s Word and learn Who He is? One reason is that most people, in any given situation, will take the path of least resistance. But that’s rarely the best solution. Most people are headed in the wrong direction – downstream. But when you do things God’s way, it’s like swimming upstream and that takes effort and perseverance.

Living the Christian life is not hard, it’s impossible apart from the Holy Spirit helping us. Christianity is not for the lazy or faint-hearted. It’s for those who will grab hold of God’s Word, dig in, and discover His hidden truths that will set them free to live the victoriously life He has for them.

John 1:1 (KJV) 1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 14:10-11 (KJV) 10  Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
11  Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.

Pamela

So – You have a Problem!

We all are painfully aware that living on planet earth affords us plenty of opportunity to deal with problems. We don’t like it but this is a fallen world and satan is out to steal, kill, and destroy. But that’s not the end.

As we see in John 10:10, Jesus came that we might have and enjoy an abundant life. So what do we do when we have a problem? Worldly people do all sorts of things to solve their problems but what are we, as born-again Christians, supposed to do? How do we solve our problems without going the world’s way?

First of all, when we get born-again, we’re not to discard our common sense, as some have done. We’re to seek God’s way of doing things and listen to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

Secondly, just because we think we have the solution, we need to keep our options open because just maybe God has a better solution! After all, He’s smarter than us!

Thirdly, don’t lock God in a box. Just because He answered a certain way before, doesn’t mean that’s the solution this time. Stay open and tuned in to the Holy Spirit’s leading. Many times His solutions are way different than ours.

Too many times we jump to the wrong conclusion about what to do because we’re impatient and don’t want to spend time seeking the Lord for the answer. This isn’t good because we can miss the best solution – the one that works.

My observation has been that when push comes to shove, and the heat is on, many Christians will default to the world’s ways and this can be disastrous. What you do in a crisis situation tells a lot about what’s really in your heart and what you actually believe. Listen to yourself. Is faith in God’s Word coming out of your mouth or is it the world’s answers?

As I say often, you can’t have faith beyond your knowledge of God’s Word because that’s where faith is. And your faith won’t rise higher than the confession of your mouth. Too many Christians think they already know God’s Word because they heard it once or twice. Not so.

Brothers and sisters, we need God’s Word going into our hearts and coming out of our mouths daily, not just when we’re in a panic because it won’t work in a crisis situation if it hasn’t been firmly planted in our hearts.

Let’s make God’s Word a priority in our lives and live the supernatural life God has ordained for us.

2 Corinthians 4:4 (KJV) 4  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
John 10:10 (KJV) 10  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.
2 Peter 1:3-4 (KJV) 3  According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
4  Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

Pamela

I’m a Christian but . . .

How many Christians claim to be Christians but . . . they don’t really follow the Bible. They believe in Halloween, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy. How can this be? I thought celebrating witches, goblins, evil spirits, and ghosts was anti-Bible which would actually be anti-Christ!

Yes, I’m aware that many Christians don’t let the Bible get in the way of what they believe. And they probably don’t actually worship those things but, dear brothers and sisters, it’s still opening the door to some really bad stuff. What you need to do is research the origin of Halloween; it’ll be an eye-opener.

As for Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy, why would Bible-believing parents promote these lies and then wonder why it’s so hard for their children to believe in Jesus? Is Jesus just another myth?

If you’re going to play the Santa Claus game, at least tell your children that he’s just pretend and people pretend like it’s a game. Christians have to determine and commit to not compromising the Bible in order to fit in with the world.

We need to stand for Biblical values and be separate from the world. We should look and act differently – not just mimic what’s going on around us so that we blend in. Why would we even want to look like the unsaved who are marching right to hell and defending their right to do so?

Let’s take our stand and show the unsaved that what we have is far better and worth having!

Colossians 3:9 (KJV) 9  Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
Ephesians 4:27 (AMP) 27  Leave no [such] room or foothold for the devil [give no opportunity to him].
Romans 15:13 (KJV) 13  Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing [the truth], that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
Mark 9:42 (KJV) 42  And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.
1 Corinthians 15:33 (AMP) 33  Do not be so deceived and misled! Evil companionships (communion, associations) corrupt and deprave good manners and morals and character.

— Pamela

Faithfulness – the Key to Increase in God

Faithfulness: fidelity; loyalty; firm adherence to allegiance and duty; truth; veracity; strict adherence to injunctions and to duties of a station; strict performance of promises; vows to covenants; consistency in affection [Noah Webster – 1828 Dictionary]

Is faithfulness really all that important? We live in a corrupt world and faithfulness doesn’t seem to be a priority among the masses, even among Christians. Why is that? Let me elaborate.

As born-again Christians, we purport to love the Lord with all our hearts and to honor Him as God. But do we really do that? We expect faithfulness from God in all that He does, but when it comes to us, we don’t hold ourselves to the same standard. That is totally wrong and obstructs the blessings of God in our lives.

Faithfulness has to do with faith and without faith it’s impossible to please God. Faith believes that what God has said is true and then walks in that truth.

So how do we nurture faithfulness in our lives? We first have to make a commitment to wanting to be faithful and then live it out step by step. If God can’t trust us because of unfaithfulness, why would we even think He would increase us and promote us?

  1. Are you faithful in putting God first place in your life? Do you read and study His Word to find out Who He is and how to live the way He has ordained for you to live?
  2. Are you faithful on your job?
  3. Are you faithful in your relationships?
  4. Are you faithful in your marriage and family?
  5. Are you faithful in tithes and offerings?
  6. How about more love, joy, peace in your life? Yes, they’re in your re-born spirit but if you’re not walking in faithfulness, your heart will condemn you and you will have a hard time trying to release the fruit of your spirt into your life. [Gal. 5:22-23]

Luke 16:10-12 (KJV) 10  He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
11  If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
12  And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own?

You see, brothers and sisters, God is very interested in the little things that you do because if you’re not faithful in the little things, you’ll never be faithful in the big things. Little is much when God is in it.

The opposite is true that if you’re faithful in the little things, God can trust you with bigger things. That’s how He tests and proves you.

Most of us know the right thing to do but we don’t always do it. Why? Because we don’t honor God and His Word the way we should. It’s not a priority with many people and that’s the problem. If everyone who calls themselves a born-again Christian really got into the Word of God and did what it said, what a change it would be in their lives!

Being faithful to God is being faithful to His word!

Hebrews 11:6 (KJV)
6  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

1 Corinthians 1:9 (KJV) 9  God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
2 Timothy 2:13 (KJV) 13  If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV) 22  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23  Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Pamela

You’ll Never Go North Heading East!

You’ll never get to your destination headed in the wrong direction. Whatever your GPS is set on is where you’re headed. Yes, we know that. Really?

Of course we all know that you can’t get to your destination if you’re headed in the wrong direction. If your destination is Dallas but you keep seeing signs for Boston, guess what? You’re headed in the wrong direction! So you pull over and change your course. At least that’s what you should do.

This seems sort of silly to even say but many people are actually headed in the wrong direction toward their destiny but keep ignoring the road signs. Let me explain.

I’m going to address born-again Christians because the unsaved are truly headed in the wrong direction and that’s a whole other issue.

Let’s take healing for example. If you’re a person who gets sick and goes to the doc each time to get meds but wonder why you’re sick so often with one thing after another, let me suggest that you’re missing the “road signs” along the way.

Sure it’s okay to go to the doctor but when are you going to start believing God’s Word regarding healing that says by the stripes of Jesus you’ve already been healed? That means healing has already been bought and paid for at the same time the remission of your sins was bought and paid for.

What did you have to do to get forgiven of your sins? Nothing on your part but to accept Jesus’ sacrifice and receive Him as your Lord and Savior. It’s the same with healing. It’s the same package deal! All you have to do is to receive what’s already been bought and paid for by the Lord Jesus and freely given by our Heavenly Father. What a deal that is!

1 Peter 2:24 (KJV)
24  Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

But if you continue ignoring the blessings that have already been given and made available to you, the only thing left is the world’s way of doing things and we know how that works!

Yes, medicine can help but God’s ways are permanent and free! [Did I mention FREE?] Unfortunately many, if not most, Christians don’t go to God for healing believing that it will work and that it’s God’s will to heal everyone, every time.

How many born-again Christians truly believe Mark 11:23-24 and speak to their problem in the Name of Jesus commanding results? Not many! That’s why there are so many sickly Christians who look and act just like the unsaved when it comes to healing.

Brothers and sisters, we need to start believing God’s Word about everything He says if we’re going to live the victorious life He has for us and be the blessing we’re to be.

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.

Matthew 8:17 (KJV) 17  That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
Isaiah 53:4-5 (KJV) 4  Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

2 Peter 1:3-4 (KJV) 3  According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
4  Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

Isaiah 54:17a (KJV) 17  No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. 

Psalm 91:1-16 (KJV) 
Deuteronomy 28:1-14 (KJV)

Pamela

My Doctor Offers the Best Health Plan!

There are so many health plans around these days and it almost makes you dizzy just trying to figure out which one is the best. Well, I’m going to let you in on my Health Plan which is free with one simple qualifying condition. And here it is:

1 Peter 2:24 (KJV) 24  Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. 

You see, when Jesus paid the price for our sins on the Cross, He also paid the price for our sickness and diseases. That means it is actually a package deal! But it gets better.

Remember I said in the opening paragraph that His Health Plan is free but there’s a qualifying condition? Let’s take a look.

Romans 10:9-10 (KJV) 9  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

In order to actually qualify for this Health Plan, you have to accept what Jesus did in His Redemptive Plan for mankind. You have to accept Him as your Lord and Savior. Once you settle that, the Health Plan is yours for the taking. And I really mean for the taking. It doesn’t automatically fall on you. You have to reach out and take it!

What? You say. How can this be? I thought we get everything we need at the New Birth. Yes and no. Read on.

When you get born again, your sins are automatically forgiven as well as being delivered from your sicknesses and diseases and their torment. This package actually belongs to you but, and I say but, you now have your part to do. God has already done His part by providing the package, but you have to, by faith reach out and receive the package. Otherwise God’s provision will do you no good. And that, dear brothers and sisters, is where many Christians miss it.

Too many Christians, who love God and are committed to Him, fail to see that there is a God-part and a man-part to all of God’s promises. If we don’t do our part by receiving in faith, we’ll never fully come into all that God has for us to live victoriously on planet earth. And, we’ll be no better off in this life than our unsaved neighbors and friends except that we’re saved.

God’s Health Plan is perfect and works every time if we work it according to His Word. He told us to speak to the problem and it would obey us. But how many are doing that? Not enough because the Church is just as sick, poor, and bound as the world.

Let’s get into God’s Word and get His Word into us and show the world just Who our awesome God is!

Proverbs 4:20-22 (KJV) 20  My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
21  Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
22  For they are life unto those that find them, and health [medicine] to all their flesh.

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.

2 Peter 1:3-4 (KJV) 3  According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
4  Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

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.

James 4:7 (KJV) 7  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Acts 10:38 (KJV) 38  How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
John 14:12-14 (KJV) 12  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
13  And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14  If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

Pamela

God is Not Santa Claus!

Now that might seem like an unlikely title for this blog but keep reading and you’ll see why I chose it.

Of course we all know that God isn’t Santa Claus but in reality I believe that many Christians categorize Him that way. Just shoot up a prayer and God will answer, if you’ve been good and not naughty! Oh no, you say, we don’t believe that! Well, hold on.

How many times have you had a situation to pray about and after you prayed, your mind goes into overdrive telling you why it won’t come to pass? Maybe it worked before but not this time. Maybe you haven’t prayed enough, had enough faith, read your Bible enough, been loving enough, etc., etc., etc. And on and on it goes.

BUT, if you’ve been a good little Christian, then, just maybe, God will answer your request! This is what I call the Santa Claus syndrome because everything is based on what you do and not on Who God is.

Take healing for example. We know that according to Mark 11:23-24, we are to believe we receive when we pray – not wait for the manifestation. But, what happens if the manifestation takes longer than we think it should? What happens to our confession for the promise that we are to stand on? Good questions.

You see, God is God! He is faithful, faithful, faithful and whatever He does is the right thing. When we pray in faith according to His Word, He always answers immediately! But, that doesn’t mean the manifestation occurs immediately. Remember, with healing, it starts from the inside out. And even though it has already begun the moment we pray, it might take some time for it to manifest on the outside.

And this, dear brothers and sisters, is where many Christians lose it. They’re expecting instant manifestation on the outside and when they don’t see it, they falter in their confession, lose heart, and eventually give up thinking that God has not answered their prayer when, in fact, He did right from the beginning.

I believe it all goes back to whether or not we believe the prayers we’ve prayed. If we do, than we wouldn’t worry. But if we’re worrying and fretting, then we’re not in faith and have actually cancelled our faith and prayers. We need to back up and punt. We need to get back into God’s Word and build up our faith so that we can pray and let those faith-filled prayers come forth with the dunamis, explosive power of God.

God is definitely not Santa Claus. Our heavenly Father is so much better and way more than enough for anything the devil throws at us. We are supernaturally equipped and need to stand up and use our weapons to bring victory into our lives and the lives of others with whom we encounter.

1 Corinthians 1:9 (KJV) 9  God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Corinthians 10:13 (KJV) 13  There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
2 Timothy 2:13 (KJV) 13  If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

1 John 4:8b (KJV) 8  …  for God is love.
John 17:26 (KJV) 26  And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.
John 15:16 (KJV) 16  Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

Pamela

Are Your Words Bringing Life or Death?

Too many times we end up in a place or predicament we never intended to be in. Then we sit there and wonder how on earth did this happen? Let me make some observations and suggestions.

First of all, nothing on planet earth happens by accident or by fate – which is not really a thing but an excuse for why something happened. Everything in our lives happens because something caused it to happen – whether on purpose or ignorantly.

So, let’s get to the nitty gritty of why we get ourselves in places or situations that we really don’t want to be: bad friendships, afflictions and persecutions, sickness and disease, bondages, etc. Yes, I understand these things are not what we want in our lives but somehow they happened to us. Why?

Let me say that most of the time the devil is behind the messes we find ourselves in but in order for that to happen, we have to have opened the door for him to do his dirty work. He cannot do anything to us without our consent or cooperation.

What? You say. Why would I ever let the devil come in beat my spiritual brains out? Well, you wouldn’t under normal circumstances, if you knew that what you were doing was giving him a foothold into your life.

And here, dear brothers and sisters, is the main reason you have opened the door to the devil’s evil schemes and wiles. It’s your words! Yes, that’s what I said – your words! Your words are so important because they direct your path and send you along the road to your destiny. But if your words are opposite to what God has said in His Word, then your words are opening the door for the devil to jump all over and wreak havoc in your life, leaving you standing there baffled about the results.

Now, I ask you, why do you think your words are of so much value? It’s because we are made in the image of God and everything God does is with the Words of His mouth and so it is with us. Everything He created was with His words and without His Words nothing was created. Remember that Jesus is the Word and by Him were all things created.

John 1:1-3 (KJV) 1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2  The same was in the beginning with God.
3  All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Colossians 1:16-17 (KJV) 16  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17  And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Genesis 1:1-3 (KJV) 1  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2  And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3  And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

Notice in the Genesis verses that nothing happened until God actually said something. Even though the Holy Spirit was hovering over the face of the earth, still nothing happened until God spoke. THEN the universe sprang into being! And that’s how is with us.

Proverbs 18:21 (KJV) 21  Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Notice that both death and life are in the power of the tongue. We have yet to realize how utterly powerful our words are. You see, when we speak, just like when God spoke, our words go forth carrying what’s in our hearts. They’re containers of good or evil, death or life. So it behooves us to put God’s Word in our hearts and to speak only positive words that line up with what God has said in His word.

Not only that, when we speak, the words that we say are going to produce good or evil. And what is amazing is that our spirit will try to produce whatever it is that we are saying because our spirit thinks that’s what we want.

But on the other hand, when we speak negative words, opposite to what God’s Word says, the devil is right there ready to accommodate us and cause those negative, fear-filled, unproductive words to come to pass. And that, dear friends is how we get ourselves into a heap of trouble without even realizing it.

So here’s my suggestion for you. As you go about your day, listen to what is coming out of your mouth and ask yourself if that’s really what you want to come to pass. If not, rebuke it, cancel it, and make the right confession. Also, listen to what others are saying and you’ll be surprised at how much negativity is out there spewing forth from other people. We need to guard our hearts and only put in what we want to come out!

Matthew 12:34b (KJV) 34  …  for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
Matthew 12:37 (KJV) 37  For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

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.

Pamela

Is Your House Built on the Rock?

Matthew 7:24-27 (KJV)
24  Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26  And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

We all know that in order to build a house, you first have to start with a firm foundation. Trying to build a house on sand won’t work. Even non-construction people know that.

And so it is with your life, your marriage, family, job, career, business, etc. If you don’t start off right, the whole thing is in jeopardy of collapsing and that certainly isn’t what you want.

In looking at the opening scriptures, I want you to see that both houses were subject to the same storm. So it wasn’t the storm that was the problem. Then look at the houses.

The first house was built upon a rock and the second one was built upon sand. Many people think that the rock represents Jesus, and very well might. But if you read verse 24, Jesus is referring to hearing and doing his sayings. In other words, if your house, life, etc. is built on God’s Word, then your foundation is sure and it won’t collapse and blow away in the storm.

Sure, you might agree with me but there are many Christians who try to build their foundation during a storm. It’s like trying to build a boat in the middle of a storm.

Trying to learn and confess scriptures in the middle of a crisis is not the best time to do that because most of it will be done in fear and fear cancels your faith. Build your foundation when things are going well. Learn and confess healing scriptures when you’re well, before sickness attacks.

Yes, God has already made a way for us that addresses every situation we could ever face but we have our part to do. God has already done His part. Our part is to get His Word into our hearts and stand firm and strong in faith.

God is faithful, faithful, faithful! If things aren’t working right for us, it’s not God Who hasn’t done His part – it’s us! Let’s do things His way and live the victorious life He has ordained for us!

Matthew 6:33-34 (AMP)
33  But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.
34  So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble.

Pamela

God’s First Aid Kit!

If there was a medicine that was guaranteed to cure whatever ails you, would you be interested? Of course you would, or at least you should be interested! Wouldn’t that be a great asset in your First Aid Kit? Not only that, you could actually share it with others if needed.

Well, I have good news for you. There is such a medicine/remedy that will do just that – cure anything that ails you. It’s the Word of God! I think you figured that out already but let me elaborate.

God’s Word actually guarantees results but with one condition: you must believe it and act on it. Your faith in God’s Word determines whether or not you’ll get His results. Most people think they can just shoot up a prayer and hope it sticks. But if it doesn’t produce the right results, they conclude that it wasn’t God’s will in the first place. That’s a bald-faced lie!

It’s always God’s will to answer every prayer prayed in faith, especially healing because it’s already been paid for. I Pet. 2:24 tells us that when Jesus went to the cross to bear our sins, He also paid the price for our complete healing. Isa 53:4-5 also bears this out, as well as Matt. 8:17.

Then, dear brothers and sisters, we have Isa 54:17, Ps.91, Gen. 1:28, and Mark 11:23-24. What more do we need to show us that God is on our side but we have our part to do. Heb.11:6 says that we need faith to please God. He has already given it to us but we have to step out and use it. We actually activate God’s healing power by our faith. [See the scriptures regarding the woman with the issue of blood – Mark 5:25-34.]

I’ve written a lot about healing but suffice it to say that we need to build our “first aid” arsenal before the devil attacks so that when it happens, the first words out of our mouths are God’s Words – no weapon formed against me shall prosper!

We, above all people of the earth, are blessed beyond measure but we either don’t know it or refuse to believe it. It’s time for the body of Christ to start walking in their inheritance. The world needs to see the manifest presence of the Lord in and on us so that they will want what we have. But if we look and act no differently than they do, what is it that they’ll want? It’s the goodness of God that brings people to repentance. Let’s go for it!

Romans 2:4b (KJV) 4  …  that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

1 Peter 2:24 (KJV) 24  Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
Isaiah 53:4-5 (KJV) 4  Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Matthew 8:17 (KJV) 17  That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
Genesis 1:28 (KJV) 28  And 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.
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.

Proverbs 4:20-22 (KJV)
20  My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
21  Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
22  For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

Hebrews 11:6 (KJV) 6  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Romans 12:3b (KJV) 3  …  according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Mark 5:25-34 (KJV) 25  And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,

Ps. 91:1-14 (KJV)

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