Encouragement, Exortation, Faith

Faith Killer and Unbelief Filler: Comparing Oneself to Others

But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. – 2 Corinthians 10:12

God’s Word is full of life, health, help, AND WARNINGS intended to protect us and our faith. And He used the lead verse, 2 Corinthians 10:12, to teach me to NEVER compare myself to others when I am standing on one of His yes and amen promises to have victory in and over a situation.

Why? One of the main reasons is because…

“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it,” (Matthew 7:13-14).

Matthew 7:13-14 makes it clear: MOST people don’t bother to seek and find that path that leads to life nor choose to live by His Word and let it alone be a lamp unto their feet.

For example, I was praying with a distraught woman in a difficult situation, and she kept speaking death, doom, and destruction regarding the matter.

I asked the Lord for the strength and grace and the right words to help her see that her words were not words of faith nor were they scriptural. This precious woman and child of God answered, “Well, that’s how I hear most Christians speak about things too,” meaning negative, defeated, and as if God didn’t fill His Word with promises that applied to her, as if His arm was too short to save.

Once again, I silently asked the Lord to help me help her. I was extremely sad for her and those like her who have been born again for a long time especially and who refuse to consider their Good Heavenly Father’s Word and help for themselves.

He reminded me of the time several years ago when I was praying for something that was only possible with God, and He clearly told me by His Spirit: Never compare yourself or situation and its expected outcome to other believers’ or the negative outcomes of their situations (e.g. they weren’t healed from a sickness) because narrow is the path that leads to life and only a FEW find it, and MANY are walking the broad path that leads to destruction (Matthew 7:13-14). We are ONLY to line up our expectations by faith to His Word, will, and promises, and BOLDLY expect to have what we ask for in prayer.

I then told her what the Lord had brought back to my remembrance, so then if we…

  • are comparing ourselves to others, most especially other believers
  • have our eyes on others and their words, negative expected outcomes, or negative outcomes.
  • are focused on what we see happening in their lives
  • take into consideration what others are saying about what THEY expect to happen MORE than what the POWERFUL Word of God says.

…then we are putting our faith in what is seen and in the words of someone who most likely is walking on the broad path that leads to destruction instead of living by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God. His own people PERISH for lack of knowledge.

The Lord also reminded me to tell her that in these times “many will deceive and be deceived,” (2 Timothy 3:13).

Therefore, it is a great warning from the Lord since MANY refuse to live by His Word and and are faithless that we must never compare ourselves others, but as His covenant child, we can boldly petition Him according to His will and use our blood-bought authority to command our circumstances to line up with His Word and promises, so the powers of darkness and works of the devil attacking our lives are defeated in our situations by faith because of His grace. Persevere all the way to victory!

We must look to God alone, that when we pray, we are asking according to His will…

“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we KNOW that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him,” (1 John 5:14-15).

You don’t have to be a victim of the faith killer and unbelief filler: comparing yourself to others.

This is a trick and trap of the enemy to rob His children of their blessings and covenant rights by getting them to reject God’s Word and will for themselves through unbelief and to get them to give up and declare that His very will from His Word “must not be God’s will.”

The enemy seeks whom he may devour, and our Father doesn’t want it to be you!

Be ready at all times with His Word, submit yourself to God (who is the Word), resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

P.S. What was amazing is that soon after He instructed me several years ago to never compare myself to others, He led me to 2 Corinthians 10:12 which I had no idea beforehand there was a verse telling us it is unwise to compare ourselves to others. God is so good!

P.P.S. Yes, we can watch testimonies where the child of God had victory over the works of the devil in their lives.

Encouragement, Exortation, Faith

Dear covenant child of God…

source: Dr. Tennpenny’s Telegram

A child of God who knows he or she is a COVENANT child of God is as bold as a lion! (Proverbs 28:1).

Speak victory not defeat, blood-bought child of the Most High God and joint heir with Jesus Christ. Hallelujah to the Lamb of God!

And yes, live as though your prayers are already answered for ALL His promises are yes and amen. Only believe!

Faith, Holy Spirit, Spirit led

Faith is a SUBTANTIAL substance and so very precious to God

source: another blog about Jesus

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen,” (Hebrews 11:1).

In the recent past when meditating on Hebrews 11:1, I heard the Lord say, “Faith is a substance,” and I said, “Wow! Lord,” and He showed me how when true faith is released it can be seen as having a SUBSTANCE because of its foundation or what it stands on: His Word (which is SUBSTANTIAL).

So powerful, Lord! I love You, so much!

But I didn’t make this other absolutely beautiful and amazing revelatory connection by His Spirit until last night when I once again read and pondered Hebrews 11:1.

I pray you also see this post as a message on how much God loves you, child of God. Oh so much! How much He treasures you and cares about everything concerning you (which is why any lies that cause His children to be prayerless and believe it’s pointless to pray REALLY grieve me like in this post).

This is a beautiful and amazing revelation, the Lord showed me last night…

Our Abba Father can SEE our faith when it’s released.

Let me say it again because it’s so powerful, but for you…

God can see YOUR faith when you release it. In the spirit realm, He can see your faith mix with His Word and your prayers.

Your faith is a tangible and precious thing in God’s kingdom.

Oh Papa God, how You break me with Your beauty in the very best ways of course.

This is the verse He brought to my remembrance as He was showing me the additional way our faith is a substance…

“Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints,” (Revelations 5:8).

So precious to God that in the spirit realm our prayers take on the form of fragrant and beloved incense which He stores in golden bowls in heaven.

I can’t even, Lord. You can SEE our faith. *weeping*

I’ve never seen a Hebrews 11:1 – Revelations 5:8 connection before regarding the magnitude of our faith to God – how powerful, precious, and important our faith is to Him and of course our prayers.

His Word makes it clear faith is extremely important to Him, but this word opened it up for me on a whole other level. How tangible and real faith is in the kingdom of God and why He has SO much to say about faith. Glory to You, alone!

Honestly, faith is how His kingdom runs lest anyone boast.

“Let my prayer be set before You as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice,” (Psalm 141:2). Very prophetic words David penned by inspiration.

source: soaring in the prophetic

Here are some verses about faith for life and health to you. To renew your mind with His Word, the truth…

“For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith,” (Romans 1:17).

“This is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith,” (1 John 5:4).

“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him,” (Hebrews 11:6). IMPOSSIBLE! That one word says so much regarding His kingdom laws and ways regarding faith.

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,” (Ephesians 2:8).

“And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven,” (James 5:15).

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord,” (James 1:5-7).

On the surface verse 7 of James 1:5-7 may seem harsh, but I believe He purposely set up His kingdom laws this way – to run on faith – so no one could boast in their works but in Jesus instead who finished the work of the Father.

Answers to prayer are not earned but all by grace through faith. What a Good Father!

And His Word is the provision He made available for all His children to have great mountain moving faith and to crush unbelief:

“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God,” (Romans 10:17).

Child of God, your faith is a SUBSTANTIAL and precious substance to God. I pray this post inspires your prayer life for every prayer is precious to God. He cares about everything concerning you.