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February 1, 2013
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This condensed Book contains the same information that is in Three Mini-Books, "Confess The Word" Parts One, Two, and Three.
All Bible quotations are in Bold Print. Anything that is added in the Scriptures verses are added to make these confessions personal and effective in your life. Confessions that are not in Bold Print, are Scriptural, but not direct quotations from the Bible.
The Word of God teaches that we receive according to what we believe in our heart and confess with our mouth (Mark. 11:22-24; Rom. 10:9-11). It is according to what we believe in our heart that causes what we confess to become effective in the spiritual realm
These confessions are only for those who are truly born again. Before these confessions will benefit anyone, we must be born again of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God. We must not be deceived by what people tell us. The way to become born again is in John 1:10-13. This is speaking of Jesus Christ, who was with God from the beginning. It says, "He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not...He came unto his own, and his own received him not...But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name...Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." We must receive Jesus Christ into our lives personally. When we do, we become born again of the Word of God and the Spirit of God. It is all a work of God when we receive Jesus Christ as our LORD and Savior.
If anyone has not received Jesus Christ as their LORD and Savior, they can do it right now. Personally, ask Jesus to become your LORD and Savior. Then receive Him into your life, and thank and praise Him for receiving you into the family of God.
Our position in Christ
Romans 5:12, says, "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned." Romans 5:15 says, "But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many."
Then Romans 5:19 says, "For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous."
Sin and death came by Adam. Righteousness and eternal life came by Jesus Christ. (Life in the flesh came by Adam. Life in the Spirit came by Jesus Christ). 1 Corinthians 15:22 says, "For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive." Adam is the head of mankind in the flesh. Christ is the Head of mankind in the Spirit. Christians are no longer in Adam (in the flesh), but in Christ (in the Spirit) (Rom. 8:9; 2 Cor. 5:17)
All who are in Christ are joint-heirs with Christ (Rom. 8:16,17). As joint-heirs with Christ, we have authority to use the name of Jesus against all the works of the Devil. Jesus said in Matthew 28:18, "...All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth." Being joint-heirs with Christ, Christians share in that power over the works of the Devil. What Jesus began to do while here on earth, is now to be done by the Body of Christ with the Holy Spirit working through Christians (Acts. 1:1,2).
Therefore, Christians need to know their responsibilities and position in the Body of Christ. Christians need to believe in their heart and confess with their mouth what the Word of God says about those who are born again into the Body of Christ. By believing in our heart and confessing with our mouth, we can destroy the works of the Devil.
CONFESS OUT LOUD
Jesus said, "All things are possible to him that believeth" (Mark 9:23).
Jesus said, "Have faith in God...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...Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them" (Mark 11:22-24).
I have faith in God, therefore, whatsoever I say, believing in my heart and confessing with my mouth shall come to pass.
Jesus said, "These signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues...They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover" (Mark 16:16,17).
Jesus said, "Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you" (Luke 10:19).
Jesus said, "And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son...If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it" (John 14:13,14).
Jesus said, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you...Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full" (John 16:23,24).
I am a child of God, therefore I know, that whatsoever I ask of God, I receive, because I ask according to His will (1 John 5:14,15).
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God...The same was in the beginning with God...All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made...In him was life; and the life was the light of men" (John 1:1-4).
Jesus is the Living Word of God, which came in the flesh (John 1:14).
"The Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart" (Heb. 4:12).
God is working in me, both to will and to do His Good pleasure (Phil. 2:13).
I am a child of God (John 1:12).
I did not choose Him, but He chose me (John 15:16).
I am not God, "But by the grace of God I am what I am" (1 Cor. 15:10).
Jesus is the True Vine, and I am a branch of the Vine, without Him I can do nothing (John 15:1,5).
I am not of this world, just as Jesus is not of this world (John 17:16).
For I am born from above (John 3:7).
My new spirit came down from heaven and I am born of the Spirit (John 3:6).
Jesus came down from heaven to do the will of the Father (John 6:38).
As the Father sent Jesus, so has Jesus sent me (John 17:16-18).
I now live my life in Christ Jesus to do the will of God the Father. Of myself, I can do nothing. It is Christ in me that does the works (John 15:5).
I am in Christ Jesus and Christ Jesus is in me, we are one (John 17:21).
In Him I live, and move, and have my being (Acts 17:28).
Jesus has given me the keys to the kingdom of heaven, and whatsoever I bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatsoever I loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven, because I do the will of Jesus, who sent me (Matt. 16:19).
I have received the baptism in the Holy Spirit, with power to be a witness unto Jesus (Acts. 1:4,5,8).
I am not a witness unto myself, but I am a witness unto Jesus. I do not do my own will, but I do only the will of Jesus, who sent me.
I do not love the world, neither the things of this world, for the world passes away, but the Word of God endures forever (1 John 2:15-17).
All things work together for my good, for I love God and am called according to His purpose (Rom. 8:28).
I know that God is for me, and not against me (Rom. 8:31).
For, "He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?" (Rom. 8:32).
God loves me, and I love Him, because He first loved me (1 John 4:19).
I am the righteousness of God, "Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference...For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God...Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus" (Rom. 3:22-24).
I have received "abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness [and] shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ" (Rom 5:17).
"For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous" (Rom. 5:19).
By the grace of God, I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (2 Cor. 5:21).
"Therefore, there is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus, who walk after the Spirit and not after the flesh" (Rom. 8:1).
For, "The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death" (Rom. 8:2).
I am a son of God, God is my Father (Rom. 8:14,15)
I am a joint-heir with Christ (Rom. 8:17).
"In all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us" (Rom. 8:37).
I am "in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption" (1 Cor. 1:30).
I am not in the flesh, I am in the Spirit (Rom. 8:9).
For He dwells in me and I in Him.
"Hereby [we know] that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit" (1 John 4:13).
I can speak to God in His heavenly language, and no man understands me (1 Cor. 14:2).
I edify myself, while I speak in tongues (1 Cor. 14:4).
I build up my most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost (Jude 1:20).
When I pray in tongues, my spirit prays, my mind is without understanding; for it is the Spirit of God in me giving me the words to speak (1 Cor. 14:14).
I am not in Adam, I am in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17).
For, "As in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive" (1 Cor. 15:22).
"As we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly" (1 Cor. 15:49).
"All the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us...Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God...Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts" (2 Cor. 1:20-22).
"Thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ" (2 Cor. 2:14).
For, I am a new creature in Christ, old things are passed away, all things are new (2 Cor. 5:17).
I am an ambassador for Christ (2 Cor. 5:19).
I am the righteousness of God in Him, for God made Him to be sin for me (2 Cor. 5:21).
"Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified" (Gal. 2:16).
"I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me" (Gal. 2:20).
I am redeemed from the curse of the Law, for Christ bore the curse for me (Gal. 3:13).
I am a child of God by faith in Jesus Christ (Gal. 3:26).
I am Abraham's seed according to the promise (Gal. 3:29).
God has blessed me with all spiritual blessings in Christ Jesus...I was chosen by God from the foundation of the world...God adopted me in Christ Jesus according to His good pleasure...God has made me accepted in the beloved (Eph. 1:3-6).
I "have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace" (Eph. 1:7).
God has "made known unto [me] the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself" (Eph. 1:9).
In Him, I have "an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will" (Eph. 1:11).
I am seated with Christ Jesus in heavenly places, for God "hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus" (Eph. 2:6).
"By grace are [we] saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God" (Eph. 2:8).
I am God's "workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works" (Eph. 2:10).
The good works that I do; it is not I that doeth them, but Christ in me, that doeth the works (John 14:10).
I have been baptized into the body of Christ (Eph. 4:5).
God the Father is in me (Eph. 4:6).
I have access, "by one Spirit unto the Father" (Eph. 2:18).
I am a fellow-citizen "with the saints, and of the household of God" (Eph. 2:19).
"In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him" (Eph. 3:12).
"For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ...Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named" (Eph. 3:14,15).
Therefore, I do not grieve "the holy Spirit of God, whereby [I am] sealed unto the day of redemption" (Eph 4:30).
"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might" (Eph. 6:10).
"For [I am] dead in Christ, and [my] life is hid with Christ in God" (Col 3:3).
I know that if I depart, I will be with Christ, and if I remain, I will be with Christ, for I dwell in Him and He dwells in me (Phil. 1:23-26).
I am "confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in [me] will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ" (Phil. 1:6)
I know that God is working in me, to will and to do His good pleasure (Phil. 2:13).
I am "In him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith" (Phil. 3:9).
"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me" (Phil. 4:13).
"My God shall supply all [my] need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus" (Phil. 4:19).
I give "thanks unto the Father, which hath made [me] meet to be [a partaker] of the inheritance of the saints in light...[He] hath delivered [me] from the power of darkness, and hath translated [me] into the kingdom of his dear Son...[In Christ, I] have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins" (Col. 1:12-14).
Christ is in me, the hope of glory (Col. 1:27).
"Being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ...In whom are [hiden] all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge" (Col. 2:2,3).
"As [we] have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk [we] in him...Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as [we] have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving" (Col. 2:6,7).
"In him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily...[And I am] "complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power...[I am therefore,] "circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ...[I am] Buried with him in baptism, wherein also [we] are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead...[He hath made me alive] together with him, having forgiven [me] all trespasses...Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against [me], which was contrary to [me], and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross" (Col. 2:9-14).
I set my "affection on things above, not on things on the earth...For [I am] dead, and [my] life is hid with Christ in God" (Col. 3:2,3).
"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you" (1 Thess. 5:18).
I have no fear, "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind" (2 Tim. 1:7).
God "hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began" (2 Tim. 1:9).
"For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him" (2 Tim. 2:11).
It is written, "From a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus" (2 Tim. 3:15).
I "have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God" (Heb. 4:14).
Therefore, I can, "come boldly unto the throne of grace, that [I] may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need" (Heb. 4:16).
"Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them" (Heb. 7:7).
"He is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises" (Heb. 8:6).
In this covenant, God hath said, "I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more" (Heb. 8:12).
As my High Priest, "by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us" (Heb. 9:12).
"And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance" (Heb. 9:15).
"By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all" (Heb. 10:10).
"For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified...Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before...This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them...And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more" (Heb. 10:14-17).
Therefore, I am "Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God" (Heb. 12:2).
"So that [I] may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me" (Heb. 13:6).
"Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever" (Heb. 13:8).
"Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant" (Heb. 13:20).
"Make [me] perfect in every good work to do his will, working in [me] that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen" (Heb. 13:21).
"Knowing this, that the trying of [our] faith worketh patience" (James 1:3).
"But let patience have her perfect work, that [I] may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing" (James 1:4).
"Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him" (James 1:12).
When I submit myself to God and resist the devil he flees from me (James 4:7).
It is written; "Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord...And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him" (James 5:14,15).
"Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much" (James 5:16).
I am "born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever" (1 Peter 1:23).
I am a part of "a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that [I] should shew forth the praises of him who hath called [me] out of darkness into his marvellous light" (1 Peter 2:9).
Jesus bore my sins for me, and by His stripes I am healed (1 Peter 2:24).
The eyes of the LORD are over me, and His ears are open to my prayers (1 Peter 3:12).
"But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that [we] have suffered a while, make [us] perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle [us]" (1 Peter 5:10).
I have fellowship with the Father and the Son, because I walk in the light as They are in the light (1 John 1:3-6).
I am daily, cleansed from all sin, as I walk in the Light (1 John 1:7).
If I sin, I confess my sins and He is faithful to forgive me and cleanse me from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).
Even if I sin, I have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, the righteous. And He is the atonement for my sins (1 John 2:1,2).
As it is written; "whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him" (1 John 2:5).
"He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked" (1 John 2:6).
As a child of God, my sins are forgiven me for His own name's sake (1 John 2:12).
I am strong in the LORD, and the Word of God abides in me, and I have overcome the wicked one (1 John 2:14).
The anointing abides in me, and I need not that another teach me, for the anointing in me teaches me all things, and cannot lie; therefore I abide in Him (1 John 2:27).
"And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming" (1 John 2:28).
I am a son of God, it may not appear so, but when He appears I shall be like Him, and see Him as He is (1 John 3:2).
"Every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure" (1 John 3:3).
"Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous" (1 John 3:7).
Whatsoever I ask of Him, I receive of Him, for I keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing to Him (1 John 3:22).
"He that keepeth his command-ments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us" (1 John 3:24).
I am of God, and I have overcome the world, "for greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world" (1 John 4:4).
"Hereby [we know] that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit" (1 John 4:13).
"As He is, so am [I] in this world" (1 John 4:17).
"I love Him, because He first loved me" (1 John 4:19).
I know I am a child of God, for I have a witness in my spirit that I am born again (1 John 5:10).
I believe the record God gave of His Son, and I believe on the name of the Son of God, thereby I know I have eternal life (1 John 5:13).
When I ask God for anything, I ask according to His will, and because I ask according to His will I know I have whatsoever I ask of Him (1 John 5:14,15).
"And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life" (1 John 5:20).
Jesus said, "To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God" (Rev. 2:7).
Jesus said, "He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death" (Rev. 2:11).
Jesus said, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Rev. 3:20).
I am a child of God, and I will continue to confess the Word of God over me.
For, "It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God" (Matt. 4:4).
Revelation 12:11 says, "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death."
Confessing the Word for Healing
In Genesis18:14 The LORD said to Abraham, "Is any thing too hard for the LORD?"
The LORD said in Exodus 15:26, "If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put (permit) none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought (permitted) upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee."
The Word says in Exodus 23:25, "And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee."
The Word says in Numbers 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?"
In Deuteronomy 5:33 the LORD said, "Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess."
Then in Deuteronomy 7:12-15 the LORD said, "Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that the LORD thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers:"
"And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee."
"Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle."
"And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put (permit) none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them (permit) upon all them that hate thee."
In Joshua 1:9, the LORD said, "Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."
In Joshua 21:45 it says, "There failed not ought of any good thing which the LORD had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass."
In 1 Kings 8:56, it says, "Blessed be the Israel, according to all that he promised: there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant."
In 2 Kings 20:5, the LORD said to Isaiah, "Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD."
In 1 Chronicles 16:34, it says, "O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever."
The Word promises us to live a full age. In Job 5:26, it says, "Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season."
The LORD does not afflict anyone with sickness or disease. In Job 37:23 it says, "Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict."
King David wrote in Psalm 30:2, "O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me."
Psalm 27:14, says, "Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD."
Psalm 31:24 says, "Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD."
Psalm 34:8 says, "O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him."
In Psalm 34:19 it says, "Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all."
Don't let sickness or disease get you down. Psalm 42:11 says, "Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God."
Psalm 84:11 says, "For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly."
Psalm 86:5 says "For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee."
Psalm 100:5 says, "For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations."
Psalm 103:2-5 says, "Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits."
"Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases."
"Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies."
"Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's."
Psalm 105:37 says, "He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes."
Psalm 106:1 says, "Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever."
Psalm 107:1 says, "O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever."
Psalm 107:8,9 says, "Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!"
"For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness."
Psalm 107:19,20 says, "Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses."
"He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions."
Psalm 107:21 says, "Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!"
Psalm 118:1 says, "O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever."
Psalm 118:17 says, "I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD."
Psalm 145:8,9 says, "The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy."
"The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works."
Psalm 147:3 says, "He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds."
Proverbs 3:1,2 says, "My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:"
"For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee."
Proverbs 4:20-23 says, "My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings."
"Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart."
"For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh."
"Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life."
Proverbs 9:10,11 says, "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding."
"For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased."
Ecclesiastes 7:17 says "Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?"
Isaiah 1:18,19 says, "Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool."
"If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:"
Watch the words that come out of your mouth, for in Isaiah 33:24 it says, "And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity."
Isaiah 40:29 says, "He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength."
Isaiah 40:31 says, "But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."
Never let fear have any place in you mind. Isaiah 41:10 says, "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."
Isaiah 43:25,26 says, "I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins."
"Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified."
Isaiah 53:4,5 says, "Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted."
"But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed."
Isaiah 58:8 says, "Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward."
Isaiah 65:22 says, "They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands."
Isaiah 65:24 says, "And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear."
Jeremiah 1:12 says, "Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it."
Jeremiah 30:17 says, "For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after."
Jeremiah 33:6 says, "Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth."
Hosea 13:14 says, "I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes."
Joel 3:10 says, "Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong."
Nahum 1:7 says, "The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him."
Matthew 4:23 says, "And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people."
Matthew 8:2,3, says, "And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean."
"And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed."
Matthew 8:16,17 says, "When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick."
"That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses."
Matthew 9:35 says, "And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people."
Matthew 18:18 says, "Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."
Matthew 18:19 says, "Again I say unto you, That if two of you 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."
Matthew 21:21,22 says, "Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done."
"And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive."
Mark 1:34 says, "And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him."
Mark 9:23, "Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth."
Mark 11:23,24 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."
"Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."
Mark 16:17,18 says, "And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;"
"They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover."
In Luke 1:37, the Angel said to Mary, "For with God nothing shall be impossible."
Luke 4:40 says, "Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them."
In Luke 11:9,10, Jesus said, "And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you."
"For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened."
In John 14:13,14, Jesus said, "And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son."
"If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it."
In John 15:7, Jesus said, "If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you."
In John 16:23,24, Jesus said, "And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you."
"Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full."
Acts 3:6 says, "Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk."
Acts 5:12 says, "And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch."
Acts 5:15 says, "Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them."
Romans 8:2 says, "For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death."
Romans 8:11 says, "But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you."
Romans 8:31 says, "What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?"
Romans 8:32 says, "He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?"
2 Corinthians 1:20 says, "For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us."
2 Corinthians 4:18 says, "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal."
2 Corinthians 10:5 says, "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;"
Galatians 3:13,14 says, "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:"
"That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith."
Philippians 1:6 says, "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:"
Philippians 2:13 says, "For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure."
Philippians 4:6,7 says, "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."
"And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
Colossians 1:12-14 says, "Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:"
"Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:"
"In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:"
Colossians 2:10 says, "And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:"
2 Timothy 1:7 says, "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."
Hebrews 9:12 says, "Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us."
Hebrews 10:23 says, "Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)"
Hebrews 10:35,36 says, "Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward."
"For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise."
Hebrews 11:6 says, "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."
Hebrews 12:2 says, "Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God."
James 1:17 says, "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."
James 5:14,15 says, "Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:"
"And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him."
James 5:16 says, "Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."
1 Peter 2:24 says, "Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed."
1 John 3:21,22 says, "Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God."
"And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight."
1 John 5:14,15 says, "And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:"
"And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him."
3 John 1:2 says, "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth."
In John 10:10, Jesus made a statement, concerning why He came into this world, saying, "...I am come that they might have life (zoe), and that they might have it more abundantly." Notice the life that Jesus was talking about is spiritual life (zoe), not earthly life (psuche). It is "living and walking in the Spirit" that produces an abundant life. Jesus had spiritual life, and He lived by the Word of God and the Holy Spirit within Him. This is the plan of God for everyone that will receive Jesus Christ as LORD and Savior in their lives.
In studying the Word of God we find that God sees things differently than people see things. When God looks at people, He looks at their heart. In 1 Samuel 16:7, it says, "But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart."
In Proverbs 4:23 is says, "Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life."
In Matthew 12:34,35, Jesus said, "...for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh...A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things."
In Isaiah 55:11, the LORD said, "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." This also applies to Christians, the words Christians speak shall return to them. Therefore, speak blessings, not curses, and blessings shall be returned to you.
It is important that Christians have the right attitude in their heart. Their heart must be established upon the Word of God. We must get the Word of God in our heart, that we live by faith in the Word of God.
God looks at our heart. Therefore, in Matthew 8:8, it tells us of a centurion whose servant was sick of the palsy. The centurion came to Jesus to receive healing for his servant. When the centurion came to Jesus, Jesus was looking at the Centurions heart. The Centurion said to Jesus, "...speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed" (Matt. 8:8).
Many people have not noticed that Jesus did not pay any attention to the explanations that the centurion gave. Jesus was only interested in the request of the centurion and "his faith to believe that his request would be granted." Therefore, Jesus said of the centurion, "...Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel" (Matt. 8:10).
We receive whatsoever we have need of "by believing the Word of God in our heart and speaking the Word of God out of our mouth." Whatsoever we say with our mouth, believing in our heart shall come to pass.
Jesus said in Mark 11:24, "Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them." Praying is speaking. Therefore, if we speak the Word only, we will receive according to the Word of God. Whatsoever the Word of God says, if we believe it in our heart, and speak it out of our mouth, we shall have whatsoever we say.
Faith is the most important thing in the life of a Christian. Faith comes by believing and speaking the Word of God. In Matthew 12:37, Jesus said, "For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned." Justified means, "to be free from blame; declared guiltless."
Speaking the Word of God in every area of our lives, builds our faith to believe in our heart whatsoever we say. When we believe in our heart, God will cause whatsoever we say to manifest.
Confessing the Word
There are many things that God said about Christians. We need to get the Word of God into our hearts and believe what the Word of God says. One of the important things that the Word of God says about Christians is in Ephesians, 1:2, where it says, "Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ." This is important for Christians to understand and get it into our heart. Whatsoever God says about who we are in Christ Jesus, is ours because of the Grace of God, not by anything we have done of ourselves. Therefore, receive by faith that which God has declared as done, "complete, finished," by the Grace of God. We receive it by believing in our heart, and confessing with our mouth.
Confess what the Word of God says in the following verses of Scripture. Continually confess these verses over and over ten times a day for ten, twenty, or thirty days, until it is in your heart and in your mouth.
It is written in Ephesians 1:3-14,
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ
4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love
5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will
6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved
7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace
8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence
9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself
10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him
11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will
12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ
13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise
14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
It is written in Ephesians 1:15-23,
15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints
16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers
17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him
18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power
20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places
21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come
22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church
23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
It is written in Ephesians 2:4-10,
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus
7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
It is written in Ephesians 3:14-21,
14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named
16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man
17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love
18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height
19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God
20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us
21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
Confessing the Word
In this part, we need to confess the Words that Jesus spoke concerning ourselves and our being "one with the Father and Jesus Christ." It is important that we confess the Words that Jesus spoke. For the Words that Jesus spoke "...are spirit, and they are life" (John 6:63).
It is written in John, Chapter Seventeen,
1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee
2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him
3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent
4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do
5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was
6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word
7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee
8 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me
9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine
10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them
11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are
12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled
13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves
14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world
15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil
16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world
17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth
18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world
19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth
20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word
21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me
22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one
23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me
24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world
25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me
26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.
Confessing the Word
Knowing who we are in Christ Jesus, let us confess what the Word of God says of us as Children of God and Sons of God.
Jesus said in Luke 10:19, "Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you."
Jesus said in Mark 16:17,18,
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
It is written in Ephesians 6:10-18,
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.
Confessing the Word
All of our confessions should be with the attitude and knowledge of the examples that was set for us in Christ Jesus. What Jesus said of Himself, we should also follow, living the same life the same way Jesus lived.
What Jesus said of Himself, also applies to us. As God the Father sent Jesus into this world to destroy the works of the Devil, Jesus has now sent us into the world to do the same works that He did, the same way.
It is written in John 15:4,5,
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me
5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
It is written in John 15:9-17,
9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love
10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love
11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full
12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you
13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends
14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you
15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you
16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you
17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.
It is written in Hebrews 12:2,
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
It is written in Hebrew 13:20,21,
20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant
21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Knowledge, Wisdom, Understanding
As we speak the Word of God, we must have "knowledge, wisdom, and understanding." In Colossians 1:9, it says, "For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding."
Here is some information that will help us in getting "knowledge, wisdom, and understanding of spiritual things." In the Epistle of 1 John, the Apostle John is giving us a summary of all that Jesus taught in the Gospel of John. In Chapter One of 1 John, we are reminded of who Jesus is and how to keep up our fellowship with God the Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ.
In 1 John 1:5,6 it says,
5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all
6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth.
In 1 John 8,9, it says,
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
In Luke 24:47, Jesus said, "And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem." Therefore, we must repent and confess our sins, that God can cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
In 1 John Chapters Two through Chapter Four, we are reminded of all that Jesus taught in the Gospels concerning who we are in Christ Jesus, and how to judge ourselves, that we are not judged.
Then in 1 John, Chapter Five, we have a summary of the Gospels and the first Four Chapters of 1 John. It is important that we have "knowledge, wisdom, and spiritual understanding" of who God is (1 John 5:7) Also, how God bears witness on earth (1 John 5:8). In 1 John 5:1-3 we are reminded of our commandments of love that reveal how we are to live. We must overcome the world, "by our faith" (1 John 5:4,5).
Keep in mind, the love that is talked about is the "agape" love of God, not the "phileo" love of man. Also, faith works by love (Gal. 5:6). Without the "agape" love of God our faith will not manifest. Agape "love" and "faith" are fruit of the Spirit, which those of the world do not have, for "agape" love and "faith" are only given to Christians in the new birth "that we can live by faith, and walk in love "agape" (Rom. 1:17; Gal. 3:11; Heb. 10:38).
As we walk in love and live by faith, we are then reminded in 1 John 5:14,15,
14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us
15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
The final summary is in, 1 John 5:20, where is says, "And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
There are three things of importance for those who desire to obey the LORD and walk by faith. Many have tried to walk by faith, without knowledge, wisdom, and understanding of spiritual things.
The first thing is "knowing, beyond all doubt that you are truly born again." There are some "who have been deceived" by the spirits of this world, thinking "in their mind," they are truly born again when there is no evidence in their lives. There must be evidence of the new birth in a person who is truly born again.
When we were born into this world, we were natural people, born of the flesh of Adam. We lived like the world lives, and did things the way the world does things.
In the new birth, a person receives "a new heart, and a new spirit" (Jer. 32:39; Ezek. 11:19, 36:26). When a person is truly born again, their whole outlook on life changes. They have a new life in the spirit. Their thinking changes. The desires of their heart change. If there is not a change in a persons heart, we need to find out why?
In the new birth we are born again of the Word of God, and the Holy Spirit (1 Peter 1:23; John 1:13). There certainly must be a difference between something that was old and something that is new. This change is noticed in the desire to study the Scriptures, and understand what happened when we were born again? If there is not a desire to study the Scriptures, there is something missing.
The second thing of importance is, the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Once a born again Christian starts studying the Scriptures, God reveals to them the need to receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:4,5,8; 2:4). Once they receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit, they have the evidence that is spoken of in 1 John 4:13, where it says, "Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit."
The third thing of importance is that we live by faith, and walk by faith. In Romans 1:17 it says, "...as it is written, The just shall live by faith." In Galatians 3:11 it says, "But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith." In Hebrews 10:38 it says, "Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him."
Everything God does is done by faith. Everything Christians do should be done by faith in the Word of God. This is not possible for anyone who is not truly born again and baptized in the Holy Spirit.
The world operates by the knowledge of good and evil (Gen. 2:17; 3:1-24). The knowledge of good and evil brings sin and death (Gen. 2:17; Rom. 5:12).
Christians are to operate "by faith in the Word of God." Christians are not of this world, but born again of the Word of God and the Holy Spirit. Christians are a new creation of mankind, in Christ Jesus.
Adam was the first man created by the LORD God. Jesus Christ is the second man, created by God. Before a person becomes born again they are in Adam, "in the flesh of mankind." A born again Christian is not "in the flesh of Adam" but, "in the Spirit of Christ" (Rom. 8:9). Therefore, they are a new creature in Christ Jesus (2 Cor. 5:17). Christians are not of this world, they are born from above, where Christ sits upon His throne along with God the Father, waiting for His enemies to be destroyed by the Holy Spirit working through the body of Christ here on earth (1 Cor. 15:23-26).
In John 20:21, it says, "Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you." Christians need to be about their Heavenly Father's business, destroying the works of the Devil.
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