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.

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God’s children are called to prophesy, so the lost or those ignorant of the things of the Spirit may know He is among us

But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an uninformed person comes in, he is convinced by all, he is convicted by all. And thus the secrets of his heart are revealed; and so, falling down on his face, he will worship God and report that God is truly among you.

1 Corinthians 14:24-25

I am in awe of Your Word and Your ways Lord, my God. There is none like You, Almighty One, who promises those who believe that You’ll give us the right words at the right time. How awesome are Your works and power. How mindful You are of the children You love!

You’re an awesome Father God who partners with surrendered children to say what You’d have them say – powerful, Holy Spirit inspired speech, because it’s “not Your will that any should perish but that all should come to repentance,” (2 Peter 3:9), nor Your will that Your precious sons and daughters be carnally minded. “For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace,” (Romans 8:6).

Your Word is true, tried, and tested, and cannot fail us when we believe. Glory to You, O God!

“For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say,” (Luke 12:12).

“The Lord God has given Me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to hear as the learned,” (Isaiah 50:4).

“They were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit by which he (Stephen) spoke,” (Acts 6:10).

By Your Spirit, “out of our bellies shall flow rivers of living water to the thirsty,” (John 7:38).

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PROPHETIC WORD for Spirit-led, Christian Writers: Writing for What is Eternal (with Confirmation)

“For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal,” (2 Corinthians 4:18).

From an email I sent to a fellow Spirit-led, Christian writer on November 29, 2020, 1:22PM:

“In my prayer time today, I heard the Lord say that for far too long, many American churches (not all) have been serving people/His people, what they believe to be a “palatable” Jesus in an effort to be “inclusive.”

This is not of God of course. That a great many, right in our very churches, and listening to Christian ministers, are still hungry and thirsty, for it’s difficult to find places and people to learn from where they truly “serve” Jesus by whose living water we are fully satisfied. The world is starving and thirst greatly because they are searching and searching and can’t find what they are missing, but when they find it they will know.

The world doesn’t need easy, palatable, all inclusive messages. They need His power – the absolute non-watered down truth of His Word, words of fire from the Holy Spirit that are life, living water, etc. to them.

That these words BYPASS the mind and pierce hearts and spirits, so we do not write for the intellect but for souls, the spirit man, and hearts. Thus, we don’t write for what is natural (AKA temporal) but for what is eternal.

He gave this word to me as a writer which He called me as many years ago, and since you are also called in this way, I thought it would minister to you.

And Micaiah said, “As the LORD lives, whatever my God says, that I will speak.” (2 Chron 18:13)” [end]

Then, last night on 11/30/2020 at around 10:50PM, I was watching a pray for our nation livestream, and a woman prophesied this:

“Watch for the dreams and the visitations in the night hours because they will bypass the mind and go Spirit to spirit. You can watch and listen to it here.

I made a point in the email to make the word “BYPASS” in all caps because that’s what was highlighted to me and is important to be in awe of God by as well.

What. Are. The. Odds? They can only be God’s!

She mentions dreams and visions but the Lord is saying it’s all of the above as we each prophecy in part. Through Spirit-led words, visions, dreams, He is speaking Spirit to spirit to people and will give us the right words at the right time for the thirsty.

Check out: Christian Freelance Writer, Remember: You Are NOT of This World which can apply Word wise for any writer in the Lord for the right words at the right time, etc.

You see, He’s also telling us in this it’s not by might or our own intellectual might but by HIS Spirit [Zechariah 4:6] that we do all things, that the true “effect” on the lost and His people comes from Him – His Word is Spirit, and when we let it loose and don’t water it down, IT, not us or our “brilliance” reaches people.

“Be renewed in the spirit of your mind,” (Ephesians 4:23).

We reach what is eternal – spirit, soul, the heart first with what is Spirit – the Word and the words He gives us – then the mind follows and is renewed, souls are saved, His light is able to shine of them and break off the darkness and demonic blindness that they see and get set free.

At times, His people can think they are too big for their Holy Ghost britches and try to do things without Him, even quenching Him, thinking they are so smart and can win people with programs and great ideas.

But it is the power of God working through willing, surrendered vessels with hearts fully bowed down to the Lord who allow His living water to flow to others whom He uses to get people free – BOOM – straight to the spirit. What is eternal!

I’ve been writing for YEARS, and never in my life has the Lord made revelation to me that the words He gives me will bypass the mind and be Spirit to spirit. And that I write for what is eternal.

Wow! I love it, Lord! So beautiful, Lord. You are Beautiful! Hallelujah to the Lamb of God! You are the Best Abba Father ever. Faithful to speak a word in due season.

“And a word spoken in due season, how good it is!” (Proverbs 15:23)

I pray this was a great blessing and encouragement to you. There’s nothing better in life than full surrender to our Lord Jesus Christ and the power of His life giving, healing Holy Spirit flowing to others.

Screenshot of the original email just for fun. For what’s more fun than the things of God? Nada, nothing, el zilcho.