Faith

We Must Possess the Word for Ourselves by Renewing our Minds and by Faith (it’s NOT automatic)

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“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you,” (John 15:7).

Have you ever read John 15:7 and said to the Lord, “Why does it then seem the prayers of many go unanswered when every born again one has met these conditions?”

If you abide in Me.” CHECK.

Through salvation in Jesus Christ, we instantly become a part of His body.

“and my words abide in you…” CHECK

The Word, Jesus, comes to live inside us when we are saved.

So, Father God, what gives? Why do many not receive what they desire?

I heard this yesterday from Pastor Thompson and believe it is Spirit-led and filled with Spirit revelation:

“From the time Jesus was resurrected from the dead and the Holy Spirit came until His return we, are in the dispensation of grace, and all things have been given unto us.

His Word, His name, the Spirit have been given. So, we have already obtained all things doctrinally and the impartation of it into our spirit.

In Romans 12:1-2, the Word tells us to renew our minds, that the renewing of the mind, that you’ve been saved, but that’s only one part of you. That salvation has occurred in your spirit because you’ve accepted the Holy Spirit into your life. And on the inside, He has transformed you to the image of God’s dear Son.

You’re a new creation in Christ Jesus. But because you’ve become a new creation in Christ Jesus, doesn’t mean that it’s all done. He said, “Now, present your body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God, and renew your mind because you are spirit, soul (mind, will, emotions), and body. And the renewing of the mind by the Word of God is when we begin to transform our outer man according to what has already happened to the inner man.

So with the inner man, once you are born again, you have it all. The Holy Spirit lives inside of you. The third person of the trinity. That means your spirit man on the inside holds the capacity of God.

Sometimes, we are so limited in our own thinking and what we esteem to be what we can accomplish or do because we look at it purely from a natural vantage point. And what we have attained by natural knowledge.

You have the Holy Spirit inside. That means your human spirit, the spiritual aspect of who you are, contains not only the nature of the new creation in Christ Jesus but the indwelling presence of the Spirit who is all things, knows all things, does all things. This is resident of the inside of us.

And when we renew our minds and present our bodies unto the Lord Jesus Christ for the rest of our lives, we are learning by the renewing of our mind what has already occurred on the inside of us, and we are drawing from those wells of salvation, knowledge, etc.

We are supernatural beings. We are not human beings have a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” – Pastor Mike Thompson, 3/14/2021

Also felt led to add some verses to expand upon his teaching as a reminder that promises are often conditional based on whether we believe God, whether we take Him for His Word, walking by faith and not by sight as every faith hall of famer did in His Word. That unbelief can be a “receiver killer.”

We must each possess the Word of God for ourselves in order to have it and for it to come to pass. It’s all not automatic.

Romans 12:1-2, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

Present. Do not be conformed. Be transformed. Prove. These words convey that we must exercise our free will for this these verses to come to pass for us.

Mark 11:24, “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”

Without doing Romans 12:1-2 which you’ve just read, how can we have the faith to believe and take Him for His Word in order to receive?

John 16:24, “Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.”

I believe there’s a faith aspect to this verse. He IS the Word, and we must take Him for it, fully persuaded that He is able to perform it. Which leads me to the next verses.

Romans 4:20-22, “He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. And therefore “it was accounted to him for righteousness.”

We must be convinced, by the renewing of our minds through His Word, that our God who cannot lie, who is Almighty, is able to perform His promises for us.

Matthew 13:58, “Now He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.”

Unbelief is a “receiver killer.”

But with our minds TRULY renewed by the Word of God, unbelief dies instead, making way for us to ask and receive that our joy may be full.

And yes, we are also in a spiritual battle, and there’s most often resistance from the powers of darkness, but this is what faith is all about – we continue to take Him for His Word and YES and AMEN promises no matter what it looks like.

Healing

Healing in Jesus’ name with a Word: A Look at John 4:46-54

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There are many stumbling blocks to the faith of believers today regarding divine healing in Jesus’ name. But the Word of God is clear: Jesus’ death and resurrection gave US, His children, the authority to heal the sick.

We are not indwelt by a diluted Holy Spirit but the full power of God living inside us to, “heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give,” (Matthew 10:8).

The blood of Jesus Christ doesn’t pick and choose. It’s available to anyone who chooses to appropriate its power by faith. And that blood atoned for sin, the very root of sickness, therefore paid for healing in full for ALL (as well as any and all things that were birthed into the earth because of it).

Destroy the root – sin – then ALL that grows out of it is also destroyed: sin, sickess, demonic afflictions and infirmities, death. Only believe!

The Lord is His goodness not only applied His blood to sin – the root of all sickness, death, and destruction – to ensure we understood that physical healing is IN FACT included in the atonement, He gave His physical body over to be beaten and striped. Why? So we could be assured that the His death and resurrection and the purpose of His shed blood was NOT only for the remission of sins but for physcially healing of ALL manner of sickness and disease.

1 John 3:8 says, “He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” Sin and everything that grew out of sin – sickness, etc. – is of the devil. The VERY reason Jesus came in the flesh was to destroy the works of the devil – including sickness.

“When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses,” (Matthew 8:16-17). A cross-reference to the physical healing prophecy, Isaiah 53:4, and confirmation of 1 Peter 2:24.

The atonment includes physical healing. Be not deceived by rejecting His blood and truth for yourself through unbelief.

Let’s read John 4:46-54

“So Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and implored Him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. Then Jesus said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe.”

The nobleman said to Him, “Sir, come down before my child dies!”

Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your son lives.” So the man BELIEVED the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, “Your son lives!”

Then he inquired of them the hour when he got better. And they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” So the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives.” And he himself believed, and his whole household.

This again is the second sign Jesus did when He had come out of Judea into Galilee.”

One stumbling block to receiving healing for some may be that they believe someone must lay hands on them for them to be healed. Thus, they are putting their faith into the formula of laying of hands to receive healing, but the Word teaches that spiritual authority in Jesus’ name trumps the physical or natural realm.

We too can pray IN BELIEVING FAITH for someone in another city, state, or country in Jesus’ name to be healed, and see them healed. Don’t allow formulaic thinkigk to keep you or a loved one sick: “Oh no, woe is we. Unless we can get to that healing conference, our loved one will never be healed.” If that’s what they are putting their faith in, then it could work out for them that way. But, they don’t have to.

The Word is Spirit and power and life and travels faster than the speed of light – it’s instant – it’s “let there be light” SUDDENLY when spoken in Jesus’ ALL powerful name.

Addressing religious, pharisaical critics whom the devil will get to hyperfocus on exactly ONE verse above in order to kill their faith THEN use them to attack divine healing, attempting to kill the faith of others

“Then Jesus said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe,'” (John 4:48).

I have seen cruel, venomous attacks spewed by other Christians onto their brothers and sisters. These attackers take verses like John 4:48 out of context, falsely accusing believers of being “sign chasers” simply because they take God for His Word regarding healing and miracles being for today.

Jesus already knew what it would take for people to believe in Him. Why would He go about doing COUNTLESS signs and wonders to demonstrate the kingdom of God had come near them of He was anti-signs? He wouldn’t.

Jesus promised us in Mark 16:17, “And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues.” The devil is a liar. God’s people who simply take Him for His Word are not sign chasers.The Holy Spirit causes signs to follow those who BELIEVE.

Those who deny the power of the Holy Spirit and the atoning blood of Jesus Christ to heal, do not believe. AKA unbelief – the healing and miracle blocker as per Jesus. Therefore, signs will not follow them. Because they choose to base faith on personal experience and sight, and not the Word of God, they give place to the devil, allowing satan to use them to attack others who do believe.

Mark 16:20 says, “And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the Word through the accompanying signs. Amen.” Signs, miracles, healings, and wonders, do what? Confirm the Word of God. No wonder the devil has worked so hard to use even God’s own to attack divine healing.

John 20:30-31 says, “And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.”

Why would signs cause people to believe? Because Jesus said this, not man, Jesus: “And heal the sick there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you,’” (Luke 10:9). Divine healing is proof the Kingdom of God has come near someone as we are carriers of His Kingdom because of the Holy Spirit.

“And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen,” (John 21:25).

Matthew 24:24 says, “For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” The devil is an imitator of everything God does – his version a twisted, evil lie of course. But the Lord is not going to allow the enemy to outshine Him. His people are called to make His glory shine in the earth. Come on! Let’s go!

It’s time to take God for His Word, church, and heal the sick in His name. To show the world that His kingdom as come near them through us, His walkig, living, breathing church.

God wants people well and loosed from the captivity of sickness. Not bound with the works of the devil in their bodies. “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give,” (Matthew 10:8).

Faith, Testimonies

The POWERFUL weapons you need right now: Testimonies of God’s faithfulness – Part 2

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“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony,” (Revelations 12:11).

The Lord led me to share my powerful testimony, When God is answering your prayers but things look dead (maybe even frightening): The State of America and a powerful, personal testimony on January 19, 2021, the day before the faux-nauguration which installed a fake-u-dent.

After that, I kept commenting to the Lord about how after all these years of not speaking much about what I went through (because it was traumatizing) how He graced me to share my testimony now – approximately 13 years later. How He’s been using my own testimony to minister to me powerfully about what happened with the elections, the injustice against President Trump, and evil appearing as if it’s won when they swore in false ones.

Then on January 27, 2021, I read this on Mario Murillo’s blog from the post called, REMEMBER THE MAJESTY OF GOD AND FIGHT:

“That is the reason the Left has tried to destroy our history, because it chronicles the impossible miracles God performed in American history. Our history is a weapon we must protect!

You have that weapon, too! The weapon of remembering the times God did the impossible for you. David killed Goliath with two weapons. The second one was the sling. The first one was his memory of God’s intervention. He explained his confidence to Saul, “Your servant has killed both lion and bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God” (1 Samuel 17:36).”

The Lord confirmed to me that He was using my testimony as a weapon to believe God for the impossible for America, President Trump, and the defeat of our enemies by His hand. That He had given me prophecies from His Word in 2002 that didn’t begin to come to pass until 2005. And weren’t officially “sealed until” 2008. Three to five years for the answer to progressively come to pass. LOTS of walking by faith and not by sight, not by what looked dead or impossible.

This is why we must walk by faith and not by sight when it comes to the Word and promises of God. His Word instructs us that it is nothing new for a promise to look dead before it comes to pass.

For approximately three years, the verses He gave me to pray prophetically as promises (Ps. 37, 18, etc.) over my situation, expecting Him to answer looked TOTALLY and UTTERLY dead during that time. In other words: Impossible for man. Only possible with God, the One who is named Resurrection and Life.

You have these weapons too! Your testimonies of God doing the impossible for you like He’s done for me many times.

Remember your past deliverances and victories from the Lord and use them as weapons against the enemy. Against what is seen. Against what looks impossible.

Continue to stand on His Word and/or tested prophetic word He’s given you until they come to pass. Consider NOT the deadness of any situation up against the Word of the Lord. All glory to the Lord!

Sorry for the delay in getting Part 2 out. It got buried in my draft folder.

Did the prophets get it wrong about President Trump’s reelection? Heaven’s perspective – Part 1