Jesus SPOKE to the fig tree and the Bible says…
“His disciples heard Him!”
The Fig Tree Withered
12 Now the next day, when they had come out from Bethany, Jesus was hungry. 13 And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.
14 In response Jesus said to it, “Let no one eat fruit from you ever again“… And His disciples heard it.
Often today we hear people, even Christians, ridiculing, in a very derogatory and belittling manner, the “Word of Faith” movement by calling them that “Name it and claim it,” or that “blab it and grab it” group!
I don’t know about you, but I made a commitment to my Lord, not knowing anything about the Bible whatsoever when I first started this spiritual pilgrimage and search for Truth, that if I could find precedent in Bible for what I was being taught, then I would believe it and accept it as Truth; and that is the way I have lived and have walked ever since.
The fact that we have all seen charlatans and false teachers misuse the Word of God for their own profit, doesn’t mean that we have to throw the baby out with the bath water, so to speak.
The fact is there are counterfeits and phonies in ever area of life, but we should also remember that in order for there to be a counterfeit of anything, there first has to be the genuine article; and from God’s perspective it’s only those who walk as Jesus walked, with an emphasis on being obedient to God’s Word and the Holy Spirit, where He said “I only do the things I see the Father do; and I only speak the words I hear Him speak, it is only these who are obedient and teachable, who are the true disciples of Christ.
The Bible even says that we, as Jesus’ disciples are to put on the Mind of Christ; and as Jesus was always about His Father’s business… so must we be about our Father’s business as well!
It’s why we ALL are here and it is our destiny, to first be teachable, and then to be obedient to follow God’s Word, and be led by the Holy Spirit; and thereby fulfill our purpose and our calling in life.
We must also remember, as the Bible says, we were each created for God’s pleasure and not our own.
It’s obvious that before we are born-again, for ALL of us, from the time we are born into the world, our attitude is that the world and life is all about us; as we think of ourselves as the center of the universe, the end all and be all of life.
That behavior is not something we had to learn, of being selfish and self-centered; it comes natural to all of us, from the day we are first born into this world, until we are born-again, and start operating from God’s paradigm and cease to operate from our own.
Well it is that very attitude, which by the way we all have had at one time or another, and still we each have to struggle to keep it in check every day, that is the nature of what sin is.
It’s in our DNA, and it is common to all man, as we each have inherited that nature from our father Adam, when we presume to go against God’s original plan and purpose, and the design which He has for our life, and instead we choose to follow our own path…. Just as the Bible says, “All of us like sheep have gone astray, each following our own way, and the Lord has laid upon Him, Jesus, the inequity of us ALL!” (see Isaiah 53: 6)
That is the reason we ALL need a Saviour, because we ALL have without question violated God’s law, and are hopelessly beyond redemption through any efforts of our own, without benefit of a Saviour!
We have to be Born-again!
The Bible very clearly tells us that Jesus operated during His entire earthly ministry in perfect sync and harmony with His Father in Heaven, and with the Holy Spirit.
In fact, Jesus operated in the earthly realm, not as God, even though He is God, but He operated as a normal human, as we all are, in order to show us the potential that we each have available to us, if we would but change our paradigm and our bad habits, and become teachable.
Along the way, I also have discovered that the more I learn and the more that I think I know, the more there is that I truly don’t know; and so it goes; but then I guess any god that I could know of that thoroughly and completely in my little peanut brain would not really be the same God that created the universe, and all that is in it.
With that said, there are many today in the education field and in science, who I think have been educated beyond their intelligence, to even think that all of this wonderful and beautiful creation, that we see around us, could have come about without a God; and that it happened through some natural process called “Natural Selection.”
How can the finite know the Infinite; how can the created truly know their Creator?
To resolve that quandary is exactly the reason why God became a man, and was born in a manger a little over two thousand years ago.
For me I have discovered beyond any doubt that all that the Bible says is both true and accurate; and by that I mean the Book is completely 100% inherent (in its original tongues), and that it is both reliable and accurate as it describes the events that it records.
Most people or nations when they record their history, they leave out the bad parts, but the Hebrew scribes that recorded this history, that we read today in the Bible, understood well that what they were writing was being inspired through inspiration of the Holy Spirit; and so they recorded the truth as it happen in every detail… including the good, the bad, and the ugly.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17 so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
2 Peter 1:21
21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
For me, Jesus Christ (the Messiah of Israel) is my Lord, my Savour, and my Master; and the Holy Spirit and God’s Word is my guide.
With that said, there are some very interesting topics that we can learn from the Bible about who we are, how we are made, and about this world that we live in.
It’s also within its pages, that we are taught how to operate in the Spirit, just as Jesus did.
In the above account some very important lessons are being taught about how faith works.
First of all, it’s about believing and having faith in your HEART and NOT in your mind or intellect that these things, these supernatural acts which we read about in the Bible were done.
There is a difference and we must understand what that difference is.
When the Bible talks about the heart of a Christian, it is talking about the centermost part of our three part being… Body, Soul, and Spirit.
It is not talking about the pumping organ of the body either; rather in the Hebrew the word that was translated “heart,” could better be translated as our “gut.”
You might be interested to know that medical science has even discovered a link that exists between the brain and our intestines or our gut., that is called the vagus nerve.
The Brain-Gut Connection
Why do we get butterflies in our stomach before a performance?
Why does indigestion produce nightmares?
Why are antidepressants now also being used for gastrointestinal ailments?
It turns out that both our gut and our brain originate early in embryogenesis from the same clump of tissue which divides during fetal development. While one section turns into the central nervous system, another piece migrates to become the enteric nervous system. Later the two nervous systems connect via a cable called the vagus nerve — the longest of all the cranial nerves whose name is derived from Latin, meaning “wandering.” The vagus nerve meanders from the brain stem through the neck and finally ends up in the abdomen. There’s the brain-gut connection.
Have you ever wondered why an impending job interview can cause an attack of intestinal cramps? And why do anti-depressants targeted for the brain cause nausea or abdominal upset in millions of people who take such drugs? The reason for these common experiences is because each of us literally has two brains –the familiar one encased in our skulls and a lesser-known but vitally important one found in the human gut. Like Siamese twins, the two brains are interconnected; when one gets upset, the other does, too. No wonder people trust their gut. One half of all our nerve cells are located within the gut.
The state of the gut has a profound influence upon our health. It is from the healthy gut that we enjoy neurological and psychological as well as immunological health. This is not to discount the human brain. This is simply to say that the body has two brains — the second brain being our gut. There is an excellent article on this brain-gut connection called Complex and Hidden Brain in Gut Makes Bellyaches and Butterflies written by Sandra Blakeslee, originally published in the January 23, 1996 issue of The New York Times.
How it all Works
The gut’s brain, known as the enteric nervous system (ENS), is located in sheaths of tissue lining the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon. Considered a single entity, it is packed with neurons, neurotransmitters and proteins that zap messages between neurons or support cells like those found in the brain. It contains a complex circuitry that enables it to act independently, learn, remember and, as the saying goes, produce gut feelings.
In his book The Second Brain, HarperCollins 1998, Dr. Michael Gershon, a professor of anatomy and cell biology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, dubs the entire gastrointestinal system the body’s second nervous system. “The brain is not the only place in the body that’s full of neurotransmitters,” says Dr. Gershon. “A hundred million neurotransmitters line the length of the gut, approximately the same number that is found in the brain…” If we add the nerve cells of the esophagus, stomach and large intestine, there are more nerve cells in the gut than there are in the entire remainder of the peripheral nervous system. Nearly every chemical that controls the brain in the head has been identified in the gut, including hormones and neurotransmitters.
This complex circuitry provides the brain in the gut with the means to act independently. Proof of this can be seen in stroke victims whose brain stem cells, which control swallowing, have been destroyed. If this occurs, a surgeon has to create an opening in the abdominal wall, so that feeding can be accomplished by manually inserting foods directly into the stomach. Once the food is in the stomach, digestion and absorption can take place, even in individuals who are brain dead. The central nervous system is needed for swallowing and for defecation, but from the time the food is swallowed to the moment its remains are expelled from the anus, the gut is in charge.
It never ceases to amaze me how many relatively new discoveries science has made over the years, and continues to make today, that only just confirms what the Bible has been saying all along.
I’ve always maintained that the Bible is our Operations Manual for life, and though it contains 66 books, and was pinned by forty different authors over a period of more than 1,500 years, the continuity and single thread of truth that permeates its every page (which you have to read to know for yourself), shows us beyond any doubt that this Book is of extraterrestrial origin, from beyond our space and time continuum; and that is exactly what Jesus said it was!.
The Bible has also been proven over time to be extremely accurate when it comes to things like Prophecy, History, Science, and Archeology, to the point it has never been shown to be incorrect.
In fact there have been some very intelligent men in history who have started out to prove the Bible wrong, who after having read it and studied it were later found on their knees worshiping the God of the Bible.
The World has many opinions about this Man, who stands on the stage of history, where even our calendar is divided into two parts, and is separated by His birth.
There’s the part that preceded His birth, which we call B.C. and the part that followed it, which we called A.D..
One writer described Jesus Christ’s influence in this way:
Nineteen wide centuries have come and gone and today He is the center-piece of the human race and the leader of the column of progress. I am far within the mark when I say that all the armies that ever marched and all the navies that ever were built, and all of the parliaments that ever have sat, and all the kings that ever reigned put together have not affected the life of man upon this earth as powerfully as has that one solitary life, Jesus of Nazareth.
What about this Man, Jesus Christ (which in Hebrew is: Yeshua Ha’Mashiach—Saviour, the Messiah) and what about this Book called the Bible?
Jesus – Man, Myth or God?
Perhaps you have wondered, Is Christianity really established upon historical facts? Dr. Clifford Herbert Moore, former professor at Harvard University writes:
Christianity knew its Savior and Redeemer, not as some god whose history was contained in a mythical faith, with rude, primitive and even offensive elements. The Christian’s faith is founded on positive, historical and acceptable facts.
A long list could be made of such outstanding scholars who devoutly followed Christ. Dr. William Lyon Phelps, a professor at Yale University for forty years and one of the most distinguished educators in the history of our country, expressed his confidence in the historical evidence concerning the death of the Lord Jesus Christ and frequently shared his personal faith in Christ as Savior and Lord.
It is true that there are men – among them some of the world’s most honored scholars – who do not believe that Jesus is the Son of God, our Savior. But I am appalled when I talk to many of these men about Christ, for I discover that almost always they are ignorant of the basic truths of the gospel. If you would read any of the writings of Robert Ingersoll, Thomas Paine, or other well-known skeptics, you would be amazed to discover that these men are taking issue with something they do not fully understand. They have erected straw men, labeled them Christians, and then have proceeded to destroy their own creations.
Any reputable argument for the validity of Christianity stands or falls on the proof of the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. It is for this reason that His resurrection has been ridiculed and contested through the centuries by all kinds of skeptics. It is for the same reason that men of faith from all walks of life and disciplines of learning have dedicated their entire lives to proving that Jesus truly was raised from the dead.
Learn about the several irrefutable evidences that have brought me to the firm conviction that Jesus was raised from the dead, thereby proving Himself to be the Son of God.
Examining the Evidence
Many cynics and skeptics deny the claims of Christ. I have met people who are militantly antagonistic toward Him, though I must say that they are in the great minority. Some of them say that He is just a myth or that He is a great man and nothing more. They ridicule the Bible and make fun of those who worship Jesus Christ as the Son of God.
One of the best known skeptics of this century was C.S. Lewis, professor at Oxford University. For years, he was an agnostic who denied the deity of Christ. After a long process of searching for answers, he received Christ as his Savior and Lord. Later he wrote many outstanding books advocating belief in Christ as Savior.
In Mere Christianity, Lewis states:
A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things that Jesus said wouldn’t be a great moral teaher. He would either be a lunatic on the level of a man who says he’s a poached egg – or else he would be the devil of hell; you must take your choice.
Accepting the Truth
I have yet to meet a man who has honestly considered the overwhelming evidence concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who does not admit that He is the Son of God. While some do not believe, they are honest in confessing, “I have not taken the time to read the Bible or consider the historical facts concerning Jesus.” Their attitude is founded upon an unfortunate childhood experience, the inconsistency of some Christian, or perhaps the influence of a college professor; but they admit that they have not honestly and sincerely considered the person of Jesus Christ and His claims on their lives.
Consider these passages concerning Jesus of Nazareth, taken from the Word of God: Colossians 1:15-20, Hebrews 1:1-2, and Ephesians 1:9-10.
In my quest for truth concerning the resurrection of Jesus, I discovered that many great scholars have believed, and do believe, in His resurrection. After examining the evidence for the resurrection given by the gospel writers, the late Simon Greenleaf, an authority in jurisprudence at Harvard Law School, concluded, “It was therefore impossible that they [the early Christians] could have persisted in affirming the truths they have narrated, had not Jesus actually risen from the dead, and had they not known this fact as certainly as they knew any other fact.”
Dr. William Lyon Phelps wrote, “It may be said that the historical evidence for the resurrection is stronger than for any other miracle anywhere narrated.”
John Singleton Copley, recognized as one of the greatest legal minds in Bristish history, comments, “I know pretty well what evidence is, and I tell you, such evidence as that for the resurrection has never broken down yet.”
These evidences satisfied my questions on the validity of the resurrection, and as a result, I invited the living Christ to come into my life almost fifty years ago.
Some years after I made my commitment to Christ as Savior and Lord, I sat in an empty tomb in Jerusalem – the tomb in which many believe the body of Jesus of Nazareth was laid the day of His crucifixion. It has been empty for almost 2,000 years.
I had gone to this garden tomb with great excitement. Somehow I felt that there I would meet with my Lord in a unique and special way. I anticipated that He would manifest Himself to me as in no other place, at no other time. Silently, I waited alone. Nothing happened. I was disappointed.
Then I remembered the words of those angelic beings who spoke to the women on that first Easter morning, “Why do you seek the living One among the dead? He is not here, but He has risen” (Luke 24:5,6 NASB). Then I understood, as I never quite understood before, that Jesus of Nazareth, the risen Christ, was present in that tomb just as He was and is present in any other part of the world where men place their faith and trust in Him. Yes, He was with me in that tomb because He lives within me. But He is also with me on every continent and in every country where I travel and speak.
Jesus Christ promises to all who place their trust in Him to be with them always, never to leave them or forsake them. Of all the great, life-changing truths contained in the Bible, the most meaningful to me is that my body is a temple of God and the living, loving Lord, Jesus Christ, actually dwells within me.
Not only is Jesus the Son of God, He also can do things for us that no one else can do. I want to concentrate on four of these.
First, He is the only One who can pardon man from his sin.
Second, He alone can give purpose for life.
Third, He alone can give peace to a troubled heart.
Fourth, and finally, only Jesus can give us power to live an abundant life.
As we get into the operations part of the Book, where we are instructed how we are to operate in faith, in order to appropriate in the earth, what we read has already been established in heaven, through the propitious work of Jesus Christ on Calvary’s cross, we learn that things operate much differently from the way we have experienced here on the earth, up to the time of our conversion that is.
We all, especially here in the West, through our liberal public education system and our Western culture, we have been programmed to believe in a certain way.
If we are going to operate in the Holy Spirit, as Jesus did and follow Him; and if we are to experience the supernatural power of God personally, in our own lives, as we read in the Bible, in the same way the first century church experienced it, that by the way turned the whole world of their day upside down, then we are going to have to modify our way of thinking, which is what true Repentance is all about; and allow the Holy Spirit, and not the spirit of this world and our past experience and education, to determine how we are to act.
It’s a TOTALLY new paradigm for us to learn.
As we read above in Mark’s account, where Jesus cursed the fig tree, and the Bible says that He spoke to it and His disciples heard him; apparently from the account nothing happen right then, after Jesus spoke, because the Bible says that they continued on their journey to Jerusalem, and it wasn’t until 24 hours later that Peter saw that the fig tree was withered from its roots.
Let us pay close attention to what Jesus then told His disciples:
The Lesson of the Withered Fig Tree
20 Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. 21 And Peter, remembering, said to Him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.”
22 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. 23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things which he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”
Below is an excellent lesson that shows how we can start writing the checks here in our time, and how to appropriate the supernatural manifestations in our circumstances that the Bible says we can expect to happen; and even Jesus said that even greater things then what you saw me do, will you do because I (Jesus) am going to my Father!
THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR WORDS
By Pastor Roger Anghis
April 29, 2012
Before we get started I think that it is important that we understand that the Word is a living thing.
“The words I speak unto you, they are spirit and they are life.”
Because of this, we will always be able to get new revelation out of scriptures that we thought we had already gotten the revelation there was to get.Enter into this study with open heart and mind, not with the ‘I’ve heard this before’ attitude.
Remember also that faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word. It may be this time that you hear the Word that you breakthrough to a new level of understanding that will remove that burden and destroy that yoke.
“And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.”
This commandment is just as much for today as it was for them 2,000 years ago. We have to operate in faith.
Hebrews 11:6 says that without faith it is impossible to please God. So God tells us to have faith in Him and then He tells us how to do that:
In Mark 11:23 He says:
“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.”
You’ll notice that there’s a point being made here. That point is, it is very important what you say!
How do we please God?
2 Corinthians says that we are to walk by faith. We are to live by faith and part of that faith is believing what God has told us in the Bible.
If that’s the way we’re supposed to live, then that’s how we’re supposed to live. I see no reason to make apologies for it.
If a Christian doesn’t live that way, then he is missing out on most of what God has for him.
Notice that right after He tells us to have faith, He tells us that we are to speak.
I don’t recall anywhere where Jesus spoke to an infirmity and then said, ‘ I sure hope this works.
I haven’t healed blind eyes yet.’ No! He expected everything that He said to come to pass.
That’s why He didn’t mince His words. We are supposed to do the same thing. There are those who will call us the ‘Name it and claim it.’ crowd, or the ‘Blab it and grab it’ crowd. And these terms are used in a very derogatory manor.
There are even those who make fun of us for speaking in faith. Some even go as far as despising us for what we do.
What we have to do is keep in mind that the devil has been able to infiltrate the church over the centuries with his doctrines and lies and his deceptions and one of those deceptions is the power of “confession”.
The devil has got ‘decreeing a thing’ over in the realm of magic and abracadabra. If we discount “confession” we are simply not taking God seriously about what He has told us about the words of our mouth.
Jesus is the One Who is talking here and He doesn’t lie. We know that most of the church doesn’t believe that they can have what they say simply by listening to how they talk.
Even so-called faith preachers will say things that will curl your hair.I’ve heard people say that God killed their child. I’ve hear preachers say that God could care less about your problems. He’s got bigger things to worry about than you and your problems.
This is giving power to something that is NOT supported in the scripture.
Jesus goes on to say, “Therefore I say unto you, Whatsoever things you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them.”
Jesus is telling us that we have to believe BEFORE we receive. That goes against everything we were brought up to believe.
This verse is talking about prayer and we have to be mindful of what we say about what we prayed about.
You don’t want to finish a prayer and then say something like, ‘I sure hope this works.’ Or ‘I sure hope it’s God’s will that I be healed.’
Those kind of statements are NOT in agreement with your prayer. Your prayer may be the most eloquent prayer, but if you speak in doubt and unbelief afterwards, it will negate your prayer.
You won’t move any mountains when your words don’t agree with your prayer.
Ever hear someone say, “I’m waiting for God to move this mountain.” It says “. . . that whosoever shall say unto this mountain”; It doesn’t say anything about asking God to move the mountain, it says that we have to speak to the mountain.
This alone should wake us up to the importance and the power of words. If we expect our words to be full of power and be life changing, then we have to believe what we say will come to pass.
Idle talk has to go. Dirty jokes have to go.
As you become more selective in what you say, you’ll be able to have more faith in what you say.
You may think that it would be nice to have the kind of faith that some of the patriarchs had. To be able to stand there with the fire crackling in the background and tell the king, ‘We won’t worship you no matter what you threaten us with. Or to stand at the shores of the Red Sea, with pharaoh bearing down on you and you tell the Red Sea to part. Or maybe facing Goliath with the courage that David did and fearlessly run into the battle with just a small stone.
We do have that same kind of faith.
2 Corinthians 4:13
“We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore I have spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak.”
If Paul could read and believe and then speak, then we can too. If you don’t believe in something, you won’t talk much about it.
You can tell what a person who is sick believes by listening to what they say about their sickness. If they speak of the sickness and never bring up what the Bible says about healing, we know what they have more faith in, the sickness.
If you bring up 1 Peter 2:24 they’ll say ‘Yeah, I know that, but the doctor says…’ , or ‘Yeah, I know that, but my body still hurts.’
We can see that they don’t believe the Word nor do they believe that what they say changes their situation.
You know that you believe the Word and what you say when you can smile through the pain, you’re happy through that trail because you know that you’ll come out on top.
It’s a bad witness to be down in the mouth all the time. Always looking like there’s no hope.
Jesus was anointed with the oil of gladness (Hebrews 1:9) and 1 John 4:17 describe how we are supposed to be, “. . . because as He is, so are we in the world.”
Jesus is not sad or depressed, frowning and looking like no hope for mankind, hoping He can make it through eternity without all hell breaking loose.
He’s happy, He’s cheerful and has a peace that goes beyond understanding. There are so many people who aren’t Christians simply because they have relatives that are. And if that’s how you have to be to be a Christian, they don’t want any part of it.
Why are these Christians sad and depressed? They don’t believe the Word of God. They don’t believe that they can control their circumstances by speaking life to them.
Believers are supposed to be joyful, victorious and peaceful.
James 1:18 -19
“Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.”
James is informing us that it is better to listen and get all the facts before you speak out.
How many know that there are those who will not be satisfied until all have heard their opinion even before all the facts are presented?
You hear some talk show hosts that ask their guest a question and then constantly interrupt them during their answer. “Always making sure that it is their opinion that is talked about the most.
James 1:26 – 27
“If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.”
There are two religions. Man’s religion, which is not good, and true religion, which is of God.
It doesn’t make any difference which religion you are, if you can’t control your mouth, it’s all for nothing, useless.
In this same chapter (vs. 23), James says that we need to be doers of the Word and not hearers only. The number one way to be a doer of the Word is to speak the Word consistently.
In the next chapter he tells us that faith without works is dead.
James 3:1 – 2
“My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.”
We have to ask that if we do all the right things, yet we do not control our mouths, it’s all in vain?
Is it true that if I can control my words I can control my body? Can I control my heart, my lungs, my kidneys?
James says the ‘body’ and all those are parts of the ‘body’. The Amplified says ‘control his whole body and curb his entire nature’. If you can control your mouth, you can control your life.
Let’s say you get a bad report from the doctor and everyone you meet, you tell them what the doctor says, and it isn’t good.
What are you doing?
“Thou art snared with the words of they mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth”.
The literal translation says, ‘you are captured by the words of your own mouth’. You talk the bad report and you talk the bad report over and over keeps you on the road to the end result that the doctor said.
You are snared by the words of your mouth. Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 10:5 “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”
God says that we were healed. The physical evidence is attempting to exalt itself above the knowledge of God. Cast that down.
We are made in the image and likeness of God, we have the power to create and destroy with the words of our mouth.
The Word tells us we can be victors in all things. All means All.
Some people go to secular doctors for their problems and the doctor gives their problem a ‘name’ and then they’ll walk around saying, ‘My cancer or my diabetes.” My arthritis, my allergies, my heart problem, my bad back.
Why would you want to claim these diseases as ‘yours’?
You’ll notice that the people that ‘claim’ these things NEVER get rid of them and quite often, they even die of them.
Why do they continue to talk that way? They BELIEVE it!! They know what the Word says, but they believe what the doctor says.
God gave Joshua directions on how to have continuous success and that advise is the same for today.
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“My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips”.
“This book of the law shall not depart out of they mouth: but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
You may not believe what the Word of God says, but start saying it anyway.
In the times that we are in now we are going to have to know the Word of God and believe the Word of God.
Without a strong foundation in the Word, we will not be able to stand against the enemy. If we don’t believe what the Word is telling us, the devil will do what ever he wants in our lives.
Be determined to believe. If it was good enough for the patriarchs, then it’s good enough for us.
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