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How to Change Things

March 28, 2012

Are you in a rut?

Are you tired of struggling with the same old circumstances surrounding your life?

Do you want to change some things?

Are you ready for a break-through?

Listed below are 4 simple Word Principles that will actually Change things that you need and want changed in your life.  Read and receive the preliminary preparation for the application of these Principles and then do what you learn and experience the miracle of a Changed and New Life…..

Not many people I know are really satisfied with the way things are.  The good news is you can change those things you don’t like.  Most people who are in undesirable situations are saying “I can’t help it.”  But the “I can’t help it” excuse is really a cop out.  Where does the “I can’t help it” excuse come from?  It comes from the devil.  The Truth is you can help it.  God says you can.

The main reason you cannot change things is because you do not know how to.  If you do not know how, then you are one of those people the Bible speaks about when it says “My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge…”

Ho 4:6  My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:

When someone is lacking knowledge they are, in fact, ignorant.   “Ye have not because you know not how to get it…”  Pardon my paraphrase.  But that’s really the truth.  The world has told us all our life that there were things that we just had to bear.  We could not help it.  It was unavoidable.  Nothing could change it.  It was just “meant to be.”  Meant to be by whom?   Certainly not by God if what is happening to us is bad and destructive. We have listened to what the reasoning world has told us.  We have counted as fact what our natural eyes have seen.  We have believed what our emotions have dictated to us and we have been moved by our five senses.

No wonder situations seem unchangeable.  This kind of information processing results in the “I can’t help it” mind set.  And it is really a MIND SET it is NOT a WORD SET.  You can change things.  The Word says you can.  The right way to change things does not come out of selfish or carnal thinking.  When we find ourselves in situations and circumstances that do not glorify God and enhance His Kingdom, we can change them.  When we are in a position that is not in the Will of God   we can change it.

Some have relatives that are lost.  Others have pressing financial problems.  Many are struggling with sickness and disease.  Some are working through marriage and family issues… and the devil would have us believe that nothing is going to get better; that they will always be bad and that there is absolutely nothing that we can do about it.  However, we can change things IF we know how to.

God wants us to have His Best.  Jesus died so that we could have Life and have it more abundantly.

Joh 10:10  …I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

God does not want us lacking in any good thing.  God wants us to have His best in everything and in every way.  Do you want His best?  Can you come into agreement for God’s best to be yours?   Listen to this:

Mt 18:19 Again I say unto us, That if two of us shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

Let’s just agree with God and get this promise working.  It is a lot easier to talk about how bad it is and how hard it is and how impossible it is than it is to confess with our mouth what God says regardless of what we see or feel.  God says things can be changed.  God says that things can get better.  God says that our circumstances can be overcome.  God says that our situations can be brought in line with His Word and in agreement with His Will.  God wants us to rearrange our vocabulary and change our thinking.  He wants us to get rid of all the negative stuff and begin to accentuate the positives.  God is a YES God.  The Word declares:

2Co 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

The Word declares in the Gospel of John Chapter 8:

32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make us free.

What does “free” mean?  It means free.  Free.  It means to be set loose.  It means to be released from bondage.  It means to be unshackled.  Jesus said the truth would make us free.  If you are free, it is the truth that made you free.  If you are bound it is the Lie that has put you in bondage.  Now what is the lie?  The Lie is anything that contradicts the Word of God.  It is anything that comes from the devil because the Bible says that the devil is the father of lies.

Joh 8:44 Ye are of our father the devil, and the lusts of our father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

“You shall know the Truth of God’s Word and the Truth of God’s Word that you act on in faith will deliver you from all your bondage” to paraphrase what Jesus says in this verse.    That is exactly where God wants us to be.  He wants us to be totally free from all satanic and demonic bondage.  He wants us to be delivered from every habit, every burden and every demonic oppression.

Exposure to the Truth will change us.  When we are exposed to the Truth and the Truth becomes revelation to us, we can change bad things into good things.  When we begin to take in the Truth, we automatically begin to get better.

Better in our body.

Better in our mind.

Better in our talking.

Better in our expectations.

Better in our relationships.

Better in our patience.

Better in our temperament.

The more Truth we have in us the less Lie we have in us—and vice versa.

The Truth will get us out of worry into trust.  It will get us out of sickness into health.  It will get us out of anxiety into peace.  It will get us out of sadness into joy.  It will get us out of poverty into abundance.

God wants us to succeed and not fail.  God wants us to be well and not sick.  God wants us to happy and not sad.  God wants us to be prosperous and not poor.  God wants us to have His Best.  He has made every provision for this, but some are still waiting and hoping for their situation to change.

The real issue is that God is waiting for you to Change Things.  You can change things.  God has given you the authority and the power to change things.  There is no such thing to the Believer as “I can’t help it.”  How do you change things?  How do you do it?

You need to understand that “with the mouth confession is made unto salvation (deliverance)…”  Therefore what you say with your mouth is very important.  If you “confess” anything, you must “say” it.  If you confess anything, you must formulate thoughts in your mind and then make them come out of our mouth as words. You can change things by and through the words that you say.

Words were here before facts were here.  Words were here before worlds were here.  Words were here before people were here.  Words were here before the devil was here.  Words have more power than facts.  Words have more authority and more power than natural law.  Words were here before physical and natural laws were set in motion by Almighty God at the time of Creation.  Words are important.  Words are weighty.  Words are more powerful than facts.  God used Words to create.  He “spoke” and “it was.”  Words are creative.  Words have the power to bring things into existence.   Words make facts.

Pr 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

God spoke faith-filled Words and when those words came out of His mouth creation happened.  God said…  and it was.  Substance came into being.    It was created by the Words God spoke with His mouth.  Words created.  Words have power.  Words are a preeminent and predominant force.

Jesus is vitally interested in how you talk.  You can talk for five minutes with most anybody and they will reveal their spiritual position by the words that come out of their mouth.  By the way they talk.   By the words they say.

We are living under a New Covenant.  The Word we have is a legal document.  It is binding on two parties.  It is binding on the part of God and it is binding on the part of those who believe it.  God formulated and created this covenant and signed it with the Blood of His own Dear Son.  It is established forever and ever.  It faileth not.  It changeth not.  It will never pass away.  Heaven and earth will pass away, but the word of God is established from everlasting to everlasting.

Mt 24:35  Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

The Word is a legal document and it binds God to whoever agrees with it.   I want to agree with it.  Do you?  Will you?  If your answer is “yes” then you are in a position to change things.  If you agree with this Legal Document, then God is legally bound to honor His Word in your behalf.  God does not lie.

Nu 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

When we agree with this covenant we are positioned to receive everything that God has promised and provided for us.  God is bound to us.  We become God’s responsibility.  We are not our own.  We are bought with a price.

1Co 6:19  What? know ye not that our body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not our own?

1Co 6:20  For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in our body, and in our spirit, which are God’s.

We belong to God and we are His responsibility.  Therefore, we don’t have to worry about Wall Street, the financial market, the banks, our job, the world situation, the economy, or anything else, because we are now God’s responsibility.  God is our Source.  God is our Supply.  God is our Security.  He has bound Himself to provide for us IF we know how to get these Word Promises and Principles working in our life.

We are literally in New Covenant Living.  God brought us out in order to bring us in.  God won the Victory for us.  And then He provided everything we would ever need to maintain the victory.

There is irrevocable power and authority in Spiritual Laws.  We live in the New Covenant Realm and are governed by the Laws set forth in the Word of God.  These are Spiritual laws, spiritual precepts and spiritual principles.  The laws and precepts and principles set forth in the Word of God supersede all physical and natural law… they have more authority, more influence and more power than any force in the world or under the world.

Ro 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

This means the Law of Life has more power than the Law of Sin and Death.  These Spiritual principles and precepts in the Word of God have more power and authority than anything in the World System. Circumstances and situations are occurrences in the World System and they can be frightening. They can depress us.  They can overwhelm us.  But every situation and circumstance has its origin and birth in the World System.  We who are Born Again live by the laws and precepts of a Spiritual Kingdom that are more powerful and that have more authority than the laws and precepts of the world system.

Jesus wants us to change our bad situations.  He wants us to know the Truth.  He wants us to believe right.  He wants us to talk right.  He wants us to expect things to change for the better.

There is a story in Matthew 16 that shows us just how excited Jesus gets when you talk right.  He was speaking with His disciples and He asked “Who do men say that I am?”  They answered,  “well, some say that you are John the Baptist come back to life, some say that you are Elijah, some say that you are a prophet sent from God…”  Jesus asked “who do you say that I am?”

In other words, Jesus was not interested in what other people said about Him; He wanted to know what His disciples said about Him. Peter, the impetuous one, stood up and declared “Thou are the Christ, the Son of the Living God…”

Jesus got excited at this response by Peter.  He said “Flesh and blood (the world system)  has not revealed this to you… you did not get this through your intellect or your emotions or your natural reasoning, but My Father which is in heaven has revealed this to you.” (This is revelation knowledge).   Then Jesus really got worked up and said “I will build My Church on this Confession which came out of your mouth and out of your heart, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it (the Church)…”

What was this confession Peter made?  He confessed with his mouth that Jesus was and is the Messiah.   Peter said with his mouth that Jesus was Messiah, the Anointed One, the One sent from God… The Promised One, The Savior, the Deliverer… he confessed this with his mouth and when he did, Jesus got excited and said, “you did not get this from the world system, Peter, you got that from God and I like what you said…” Then Jesus said, “I’m going to build My church on this Revelation and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

And that’s exactly what He’s doing.   He is building His church… not the Baptist church, the Methodist church, the Presbyterian church, the Episcopalian church, the Catholic church, the Pentecostal church, the Black, White, Red or Yellow church… but THE CHURCH.  HIS CHURCH.  And He is building it here and now.   He is building His Church on a CONFESSION….   A confession of Who He Is.  His Person.  His Power.  His Position.  And the gates of hell shall not prevail against it… that means that no demon, no devil, no darkness, no sickness, no disease, no demonic depression or obsession, no authority on earth or under the earth shall defeat the Church because the Church has more power than the world has.

And then Jesus said, “I am going to give you the keys of the Kingdom…”

That means we have the keys.  He gave them to us.  Keys open and keys close.  Keys unlock and keys lock.  Keys allow and keys prevent.  And we have the keys.  Having the keys means having the authority and the power to act in Jesus’ Name and doing  exactly what Jesus would do if He were here in person.  How did these “Keys” come to pass?  They came to pass because of the confession Peter made about Jesus with his mouth.

Jesus is interested in what we say.  He wants us to talk right.  When we say what Jesus says in faith; when we take the words that Jesus spoke and when we make them our words… words that come out of our believing heart… when we speak the same words that Jesus spoke and say them in faith, it is exactly the same thing as if Jesus were there saying them Himself.

Jesus wants us to talk to things.  Most folks are talking about things.  But Jesus wants us to talk to things.  He wants us to talk to things that don’t have ears.  Jesus talked to an earless fig tree.  He talked to the wind.  The wind doesn’t have any ears.  He spoke to the waves and the rain.  He spoke to the elements of nature. He spoke to dead people.  Just because something does not have ears or does not have the ability to hear, does not mean us are not supposed to talk to them.  Jesus wants us to talk to things that do not have ears so that we can change our situation.  We change our situations and our circumstances by talking to them. 

Mark 11:23  For verily I say unto us, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

Do mountains have ears?  Of course not.  But Jesus commands us to talk to them anyway.  Do you mean we are supposed to talk to mountains?  If we have one or some YES.  It is important that we talk right.  It is important that we say the right things.  It is important that we get our tongue in line with the Word of God and that we make our tongue and our lips say what God says.   We are not to look at or consider our circumstances, or talk about our circumstances, or meditate on our circumstances, we are supposed to talk to them in Jesus Name and tell them what to do.

Many never get their situations or circumstances changed because they are always praying and begging God to change them.  When, the truth of the matter is, God has already told us to talk to them and change them ourselves.   

Do you have a mouth?  Do you know how to use it?  Can you speak words?  Can you say things?  Death and life are in the power of your tongue.  When you begin to talk to your circumstances, you will begin to change them by the power of your words which you speak in Faith.

Several things I need to say here…

First, in order to change our situation, our mind needs to be renewed by the Word of God. 

Rom 12:2   And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of our mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

We need to get God’s Word literally built into our mind.  We need to discipline and control our mind to think in line with Word.  We can make up our mind.  We can decide.  We have control over our mind.  We can make it line up with the Word of God.

Most of us are more influenced by the situations going on around us than we are by what the Word says.  This is the result of thinking with an unrenewed mind.  Paul tells us to renew our mind.

How do we renew our mind?  We renew our mind by filling it with the Word and emptying it of the world.  We renew our mind by becoming “spiritually minded” instead of being “carnally minded.”

Ro 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

The truth is, most of us need a good brain washing.  The Apostle Paul tells us that Jesus loves the Church and gave Himself for it that He might set it apart and cleanse it by the “washing of water by the Word…”

Eph 5:26  That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word…

The Word is the Washing and Cleansing agent.  The Word is the way to get our minds renewed so that we can think right.  Wrong thinking always gets us in trouble.  Carnal thinking or natural thinking leads to death but when we have our mind renewed by the Word, we are enabled to think right.  And right thinking is Word Thinking.

When we are spiritually minded and think in line with the Word of God, the world thinks we are unbalanced.  Unlearned.  Ignorant. Out of touch with reality.  Living in fantasy.  Foolish. And in some cases, insane.

The Word is so far above the world in Truth that when we live our lives by the Word, the world just can’t understand us.    A renewed mind believes what the Word says in spite of what natural carnal reasoning indicates.

The world will never understand a spiritually minded believer.   We simply believe what the Word says about who we are, what we have and what we can do.  The Word says we are kings and priests.  Therefore, we act like kings and priests.  The Word says we are healed and not sick.  Therefore, we act like we are healed.  The Word says we are the head and not the tail.  Therefore, we act like we are the head.  The Word says we are above and not beneath.  Therefore, we act like we are above our circumstances and situations. The Word says we are rich and not poor.  Therefore, we act like we are rich.  The Word says we are more than conquerors.  Therefore, we act like overcoming conquerors.  The Word says we can do all things through Christ and nothing shall be impossible to us.  Therefore, we act like nothing will ever be impossible for us.  We have the courage and the faith to attempt the impossible and the unreasonable.

What God has given us is ours.  And the devil nor anybody else or anything else should ever take it away from us.  It is ours and we must keep it.   When we choose to believe what the Word says, we are exercising a renewed mind.  We are thinking  like the Bible tells us to think.  When we think like the Bible tells us to think, we acquire a renewed mind.  And a renewed mind leads us into life and peace and success.

Next, in order to change things, talk right.

You need to make your mouth say what the Word says.  When you are sick you don’t say “I feel bad…”  You say instead  “by His stripes I am healed….”  That’s what the Word says.  When you are fearful and confused and unsure about things, you don’t say “I’m afraid…. “  You say “God has not given me the spirit of fear but instead He has given me the spirit of love and power and a sound mind…”

2Ti 1:7  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

When pressures build and stress and worry and anxiety come, don’t talk about them.  Instead talk to them.  Talk to them in Jesus’ Name and tell them what to do and where to go.  Talk right.

But some would say, “but that’s not true, I really am sick or I really am worried, or I am afraid or I am stressed out…”  If what is happening to us contradicts what the Bible says about us, then what is happening to us is a lie.   It is not the truth.  The Lie holds us in bondage.  The Truth makes us free.  Therefore, we should believe the Truth (what the Bible says) instead of what our carnal, reasoning, physical emotions tell us.

I am amazed at how negative folks talk.  They are giving power to the forces that plague them by talking about them and complaining about them and telling others how bad their situation is.  The world system is a negative system.  It is death driven and death doomed.  It is a kingdom of darkness and there is no light in it.  It is fathered by the devil and propagated by demons.  It is harsh.  It operates in fear.  It has no hope and no future.

It is totally opposite from everything in the Bible. It will overtake us and hold us captive.  It will depress us, keep us in despair and make us miserable.  It is the primary purpose of the devil and hell to keep us away from the Truth, ignorant of the Truth, and disobedient to the Truth.  How we talk will determine how much influence the world system has on us,  our family and our possessions.

When we talk the Word, the words we say become carriers.  When our words agree with God’s Word they will carry God’s Power with them.  When our words agree with the negative world system, they will carry the power of the world system with them.  I really believe if we could ever learn to talk right and speak the Word and the Word only, instead of what we see and feel and think, we could experience a radical transformation in our situations and circumstances.

The Devil and his demons must submit to the Word of God that we speak.  When we come to see that all the death stuff that is happening to us is caused by the devil and his demons and then get a real revelation of the Power of the Word of God we will be on the road to recovery.  We will be positioned to change things in us and around us.  But as long as we set our tongue in agreement with death, we will have what you say.

You can Search out and find those God Words that contradict your particular problem.  They are in the Bible…. Find them!   If you are sick , look up scriptures about healing.  If you are afraid and depressed, look up scriptures that promise peace and assurance.   If you are struggling financially, look up scriptures that promise God’s provision for us.  If you are held captive by habit or addiction, look up scriptures that promise  deliverance and freedom.

Make those scriptures a vital and strategic part of your language.  You begin to articulate with your tongue what God has already said about you in His Word.  When you do this, you will begin to see immediate changes.  God honors His Word above His Name.  God sends His Word to accomplish His purposes.

Isa 55:11  So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

When our Words become His Word then His purposes will be accomplished in us and through us.

We can name things and call things that “were not” as though they “were” and we will see them miraculously come to pass.

Ro 4:17  (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

We have marched around property that we knew God wanted us to have.  We spoke to it and called it ours and now we have it.  We have called into existence buildings, and lands, and mission enterprises, and endeavors that were spoken to us by the Holy Spirit and now they are ours… for His glory.  We have learned to Speak the Word and then to sit back and watch God perform His Word just as He promised.

Jer 1:12  Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.

And God is no respecter of persons.  What He has done for us He will do for you IF you can bring yourself to believe right, think right and talk right.

Thirdly, to change your situation, act out your faith.

Our faith is no faith if we are not acting it out.  We can testify about our “great faith” but if we are not acting it out in our daily living, our faith is not great… it is just not.  The Bible says that faith without corresponding action is dead.

Jas 2:20  But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

Jas 2:26  For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

Acting out faith is moving out of the realm of just hoping,  praying,  thinking, and reasoning.  Acting out faith is doing what the Word says we can do.  Acting out faith is taking what the Bible says is ours.   Acting out faith is refusing to do what our flesh tells us to do when it contradicts the Word.  Acting out faith is acting as if we have what we are believing for before we actually receive it.

I flew my 1967 Chevrolet Malibu for two years before it became an airplane.  I would open the throttle and increase the speed to lift off and pull back on the wheel and see and feel by faith what it would be like when that airplane manifested.  And it did.  A Cessna 206.  With all the bells and whistles.  Given to me.  Just like God said.

I walked in my “imaginary” house (2 story, 5 bedroom, 3 bath with double garage on acreage) before I walked in my “real” house that God manifested by His Word…. I wrote down what I wanted and carried it on a sheet of paper in my wallet for months and months and looked at it every time I took my wallet out.  It manifested.  Just like God said it would.

I preached from a flat bed truck body on a piece of land we needed for a new auditorium.  I called it ours.  I named it and called it and spoke to it and acted it out.  A year later I was preaching from a new pulpit in our new auditorium on the land I preached on in faith.

Acting out faith is called foolishness by the world.   But it is called obedience by God.  And when you prove to God and to the world that you really believe by acting out your faith before the manifestation of the Fact…. You please our Heavenly Father and you receive what you believe for.

God told the prophet to dig ditches before the water came.  He acted out His faith.  And the waters came and filled every ditch in a time of drought.

2Ki 3:16  And he said, Thus saith the LORD, Make this valley full of ditches.

2ki 3:17  For thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, that ye may drink, both ye, and our cattle, and our beasts.

God told the poor starving widow woman to borrow pots before she had any oil to put in them.  She acted out her faith, went out and borrowed pots, (not a few) and God filled every one of them with life saving oil and saved her life and the life of her son. 

2Ki 4:3  Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.

Jesus acted out His faith by becoming a suffering, dying servant.  God brought Him forth as King of kings and Lord of lords.  If we only acted as if we really believed, people could and would “see” our faith.  Faith with no action is invisible.  It is unknown and unnoticed and unproductive.

Mr 2:5  When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.

You have a choice.  You can believe what you feel or you can believe what the Word says.  When you act out what the Word says instead of what you feel, you become like the Word and unlike the world.

When you confess “I just don’t feel like it”  that is exactly what you get.  When you say “It’s just too hard for me I can’t do it”  guess what?   It is.  And you can’t.  When you say “It’ll never work out…It will always be bad” guess what?  It will.  When you say “I’m sick…”  Then you are.  When you say “I’m poor” then you are.  When you say “It’s impossible” then it is.

But when you begin to act like you “feel like it” (even if you don’t) you will.  When you act like it’s not too hard, then it won’t be too hard.  When you act like it will get better and it will work out then it will.  When you begin to act like you are well and not sick then you will get well and stay well.  When you act like you are prosperous, then you will become prosperous.  When you act like it is possible then it will be possible.  Acting out faith produces visible results.  Remember Mark 11:23 and 24?

23  For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

24  That is why I tell you, as to whatever you pray and make request for, if you believe that you have received it it shall be yours. (Weymouth NT  Trans)

Acting out faith is acting as if your answer has already come.  Most are still hoping and praying and wishing and seeking and weeping and repenting and begging and pleading… when the real need is to act as if what you are believing for has already become yours.

Our body may tell us it is not here.  Our circumstances may tell us it is not here.  Our friends and relatives may tell us it is not here.  But I had rather believe the Bible than believe what anybody says if what they say is not what the Bible says.

The Word says what we believe for is already ours.  And we act out our faith.  We act as if it has already manifested.  Faith that acts out is great faith.  Faith that is action is alive and not dead.  Faith that Acts is Faith that Produces.

Finally, in order to change things, live in an atmosphere of praise.

Praise God in all things.  Praise God at all times.  Praise God through every challenge.  Praise God in the morning.  Praise God at noon.  Praise God in the evening.  Praise God continually.  If we have breath, the Bible commands us to Praise God.

Psa 150:6  Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.

Praise God and thank God for the answer before the answer comes.  Praise God for the answer before you see it, feel it, or have it.  Your sight and your feelings are subordinate to the Word of God.  As far as God is concerned, you already have what you have believed for.  He has already given us all things that pertain to life and godliness…

2Pe 1:3  According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

What situation or circumstance would you like to see changed more than anything?  What one thing have you been believing for over everything else?  What is the greatest desire of your heart at this very moment?  What one thing drives you and is the focus of your passion?  What is that one thing?  The One Thing that is presently the heart of your praying?   That One Thing that rises above all other situations and circumstances that you really would like to see manifest?

What if God visibly walked right into your presence now… at this moment… and with loving grace and mercy actually presented you with that One Thing you have so longed for?   Here it is.  What you have prayed and believed for.  This is it.  It is yours.  You now have in fact what you have believed for in faith.

Now… how would you act?  What would your response be?  Would you sort of glance off to the side and say “ho hum…”  “Well, so what?”  Could you walk off and be passive and unappreciative?   Would you be thankless and ungrateful?  Just what would you do?  How would you act?  What would your physical and mental reaction be if you got that One Thing that had been the focus of your believing for years and years?

Would you shout?  Would you praise God?  Would you leap for joy?  Would you run around the room?  Would you whoop and holler and dance and rejoice?  Is that what you would do?  Most of us would.  We would be uninhibited and unashamed to react in a noticeable physical manner.

Here’s a famous verse from the Gospel according to Brother Dick… “Act like you got it and you will get it….”  Acting as if it is already here in the now is a fulfillment of Mark 11: 23 and 24.  And this is perfectly natural for any Spirit Filled, faith-filled, Word Believing individual.  The world cannot understand this nor can any carnal Christian.

1Co 2:9  But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

This verse is not necessarily limited to mean only those awesome things awaiting the Believer in Heaven.  God has prepared unimaginable “things” in the present for those who love Him.  Do you love Him?  Then those “things” are for you and they are for us today.  Right now.

Praise the Lord and act as if the answer has already come. Refuse to doubt.  Believe with all your heart.  Hold to your confession of faith.  Get your mind renewed by the Word of God.  Talk right.  Say the Word.  Confess the Word.  Talk the Word.  Act out our faith.  Act like you already have “it” and you will get “it.”

Live in an atmosphere of Praise.  Thank God.  Praise God.  Give God glory.  Worship God.  Praise and thank Him in all situations and circumstances. You will see your situation begin to change.

This is how we change things.  You can change things.  You will change things.  And God will get the glory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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