"Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My
righteous right hand."
FAITH IS LIVING A LIFE FROM THE SPIRIT...
FROM THE INSIDE OUT!
Dear people of God who are called to prayer,
Did you believe you received when you prayed?
“Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” Mark 11:24
And someone said, “Oh, I believe in the Holy Scriptures. I know God can do anything!”
Yes, God can do anything.
But if you had used that mindset when you heard the message of salvation, you would not have been born again.
“Well, I believe in the scriptures...”
When I sit at my dining room table I believe in the food on my plate, but I need to eat it to receive it into my body. Your spirit man needs to eat and receive God’s promises, personally. (Study the steps of faith given in Romans 8:8-10.)
God’s Word is a live wire to spark the inner man and produce faith. John 6:63
Faith in God will produce things that are impossible and unseen in this natural realm.
Jesus said, faith in God is required for Him to move the mountain in your life.
YOU’RE A MIRACLE!
“For by grace you have been saved through faith...” Ephesians 2:8
You were born again of God’s seed, a new creation in Christ Jesus, transferred out of the kingdom of darkness and into the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, free from sin’s dominion! See 1 Peter 1:23, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Colossians 1:13-14, Romans 6:14.
What a miracle, hidden from the foundation of the world—Christ in you the hope of glory! This is the Glorious Church! See Ephesians 3:9, Colossians 1:27, Ephesians 5:27.
THEREFORE, WHEN YOU PRAY BELIEVE YOU RECEIVE AND YOU WILL HAVE
Definition of Receive: to take into one's possession (something offered or delivered); to acquire, obtain.
Definition of Possession: the act or fact of possessing; ownership; title; occupancy. In law - actual holding or occupancy, either with or without rights of ownership.
So, did you believe you received when you prayed? Did you, your inner man, take possession of what you desired? Did you take ownership of God’s promise in your inner man when you prayed? Have you taken up occupancy of the desired end? Do you see yourself as having obtained what you asked for?
Many times so much clutter is in our heart that the promise cannot take root and grow up. Something unseen is busy choking it.
We are surrounded with ideas and beliefs that are contrary to God’s promises of health, prosperity, deliverance, etc.
Unbelief is the silent killer of faith. So is worry and care.
“Now these are the ones sown among thorns; they are the ones who hear the word, and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.” Mark 4:18-19
"And whenever you stand praying ... forgive ... " Mark 11:25
Always remember faith and unforgiveness cannot sleep in the same bed.
One will kick the other out!
Jesus tells us how to live victoriously in the year 2014:
"FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH... " 1 Timothy 6:12
“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:31-33
“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ…” 2 Corinthians 10:4-5
Jesus will not do this for us, Saints. The ball is in our court on this one!
PRAYER WITH PURPOSE:
Praying for Every County of Your State
The last few weeks our lessons have focused on the great importance of keeping our mind renewed daily to God’s word. Joshua was an effective and courageous leader of Israel who led millions of God’s children to take the Promised Land, where the giants were. How did he accomplish such victories? He heard and followed God’s instructions to meditate on The Law day and night. Then he followed God’s strategies to take the land, which by the way, changed often.
IMPOSSIBLE: THE WALLS OF JERICHO
“So the people shouted when the priests blew the trumpets. And it happened when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat. Then the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.” Joshua 6:20
How did they take the city? They heard and did what God said.
How can we have revival in our counties?
By hearing and being led by the Holy Spirit in prayer, believe for the impossible, and receive what God wants to do.
Receive your authority from God’s Word. Declare the decree!
Hear the Word of the Lord to you today:
“And I have put My words in your mouth;
I have covered you with the shadow of My hand,
That I may plant the heavens,
Lay the foundations of the earth,
And say to Zion, ‘You are My people.’” Isaiah 51:16
“Thus you shall say to them: ‘The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth shall perish from the earth and from under these heavens.’” Jeremiah 10:11
“Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me:
‘Behold, I have put My words in your mouth.
See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms,
To root out and to pull down,
To destroy and to throw down,
To build and to plant.’” Jeremiah 1:9-10
“And they shall rebuild the old ruins,
They shall raise up the former desolations,
And they shall repair the ruined cities,
The desolations of many generations.
Strangers shall stand and feed your flocks,
And the sons of the foreigner
Shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.
But you shall be named the priests of the Lord,
They shall call you the servants of our God.
You shall eat the riches of the Gentiles,
And in their glory you shall boast.” Isaiah 61:4-6
For your light has come!
And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
And deep darkness the people;
But the Lord will arise over you,
And His glory will be seen upon you.
The Gentiles shall come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising.” Isaiah 61:1-3
“For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14
FOR THE GLORIOUS CHURCH
PWP TEAM ASSIGNMENT — JULY 18TH
DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING: FOR YOUR PASTOR/PASTORS
THEN PRAY FOR THE PASTORS IN YOUR STATE
Pray the Who I Am in Christ Scriptures over your Pastor.
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