"Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law,
having become a curse for us
(for it is written, 'Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree'),
that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles
in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith."
"To you," He replied, ‘has been entrusted the secret truth concerning the Kingdom of God; but to those others outside your number all this is spoken in figurative language …’” Mark 4:11 WNT
DISCERNING THE MYSTERIES OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD ... Read Mark 4: 13-32
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The truth that you know will make you free. John 8:31-32
That freedom will increase your ability to pray with authority as you hear and obey the Holy Spirit, for it is He that we follow in effective prayer.
This is where faith manifests to cancel out the impossible and replace it with the perfect will of God written in the scriptures. Those promises are designed to be taken off the pages of the Bible and be transferred into the heart of a Believer where, by faith, they will bear fruit, some even a hundredfold. Mark 4:20
Knowledge of this Kingdom process is especially important to people who are praying for their cities and counties to be restored. See Isaiah 61:4.
Let’s look at God’s Word today and how we can be more effective in our assignment to pray.
Run toward your enemy--But pray first!
Don’t you love the account of David and Goliath?
Can a bag of five stones and a sling really defeat the Philistine army and its leader? Only with God, for nothing is impossible with Him and the might of His Kingdom! Saints, if you can see it, it’s subject to change. See 2 Corinthians 4:18.
And our calling is to lay the track for His kingdom to come, and His will to be done on earth as it is done in Heaven. That starts with prayer.
We can tell from the Book of Psalms that David had a life of continual prayer. I believe David had the plan of victory before he went out against Goliath, his nation’s enemy.
We, who work in the Spirit, should always begin in submission to the LORD, seeking His will, not just what we think. This way we receive God’s plan of victory to change things in the natural. We are to cooperate with the Creator who knows all things.
Praying in tongues is very effective in opening us up to hear His Spirit more clearly.
And David said, “Is there not a cause?” 1 Samuel 17:29
“So the Philistine said to David, ‘Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?’ And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. And the Philistine said to David, ‘Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field!’
“Then David said to the Philistine,
‘You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.
This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. Then all this assembly shall know that the Lord does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the LORD’S, and He will give you into our hands.’
“So it was, when the Philistine arose and came and drew near to meet David, that David hurried and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.
Then David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone; and he slung it and struck the Philistine in his forehead, so that the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the earth.
"So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him. But there was no sword in the hand of David. Therefore David ran and stood over the Philistine, took his sword and drew it out of its sheath and killed him, and cut off his head with it.” 1 Samuel 17:43-51
Faith and Calling things that be not as though they are.
“When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, ‘I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.’
"Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying: ‘As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations. No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations.’” Genesis 17:1-5
This passage of our history as a believer is vital to our walking in the Spirit by faith. Why? Because we, The Glorious Church, were conceived right here in the Spirit as Abraham believed God and “so it was accounted to him as the righteousness of faith.” If you are a born again Christian you are the seed of Abraham, of which we are many, living in different nations.
“Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness, know you therefore that they who are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.” Galatians 3:6-7
The Process of Faith:
Hearing from God and acting on what He said.
“Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham,
"who is the father of us all (as it is written, ‘I have made you a father of many nations’) in the presence of Him whom he believed--God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;
- “… who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, ‘So shall your descendants be.’
- “And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb.
- “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.’
“Now it was not written for his sake alone that it was imputed to him, but also for us.
It shall be imputed to us who believe in Him who raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead, who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification.” Romans 4:16-25
God: Declaring the end at the beginning. Isaiah 46:10
Saints, when you stop and take notice, our Bible is full of Father declaring the end at the beginning. He looks beyond the limitations and imperfections of this world.
Jesus’ ministry on earth demonstrated this continually.
- “As you have believed, so let it be done.” Read Matthew 8:5-13.
- You were chosen as God’s child before the foundation of the world! See Ephesians 1:4.
- “Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in Heaven is perfect.” Matthew 5:48
- “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10
KINGDOM STRATEGIES RECAP:
- Run Toward Your Enemy—But Pray First
- The Faith Process
- Calling Things that be not as Though They Are
- Declare Your End at the Beginning
Suggested Assignments for Holy Week:
Read 1 Samuel 17 and write down the steps to David’s victory over Goliath.
How can this be applied to your prayer life?
Since we are celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ this week, let’s fast a meal or more for the lost in our cities and counties:
- That they would be hungry for the LORD
- That they would hear and understand the gospel message of salvation
- That they pray the prayer of faith Read Romans 10:6-18.
Pray for the Pastors in your state to have the fire of God in their bones and a two-edged sword coming out of their mouths as they minister God's Word in their Church services.
May you be strengthened with might in your inner man to fulfill your assignments with joy!
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