Let Love Arise
God is Love. You must increase in Love as you increase in your relationship with Jesus. That means that you must make a decision to love others even though you do not feel love in your emotions for those people. The way it works is, As you make the decision to love and you start acting on that decision, then the Spirit of God moves inside you and you start increasing your spirit-man and before you know it, you'll begin to feel the love that you didn't feel earlier.
I said that you must increase in Love as you increase in your relationship with Jesus. Why would that be? If you want to hear the voice of God, if you want to experience the benefits, the healing, the awesome power of His presence, you must transform yourself. The Word says that you must be transformed by the renewing of your mind. This is not some mystical thing that happens in your sleep my friend, this is the result of a dedication, a concerted effort on your part to draw nearer to God. You must take the effort to study the Lord, understand what is His will, learn to follow His will, find out what pleases the Lord and do it.
You might be saying, "That's a tall order, how am I expected to know what the answers to all those questions are, after all, I'm just an old sinner saved by grace." Well, my comment on that would be that first of all, you need to understand who you are, who you REALLY are, not what you feel you are, and certainly not what other people tell you that you are.
The Word of God is 100%, absolutely, positively, no doubt about it, the final truth regardless of how you like what it says or not. You need to fix that in your mind and accept what you read in the Word once and for all. You make up your mind that regardless of what other people tell you or you hear, you will choose to believe what the Bible says and that's all there is to it. Once you do that, then you start searching the Word of God for the answers to the questions...
Who and What does the Bible say I am?
When you accepted Jesus Christ of Nazareth as your Lord and Saviour, You were born again from spiritual death to spiritual life. God the Father looks at you and sees you as
4. rich - in every aspect of the word, both spiritually and materially.
Now, the gap here is to get you to believe about yourself what God believes and sees when He looks at you. Don't go thinking that you did this all by your lonesome, you did not and can not achieve any measure of righteousness or holiness without the Blood of Jesus intervening in your behalf. Because of that blood, you ARE those things. See Ephesians chapter 1. I'm not going to type out all the scripture because you need to make the effort to look it up yourself and read it for yourself. When you are done reading that, go over to 2 Corinthians chapter 5 verse 21. Read that verse again...see? you are MADE the righteousness of GOD. Now, believe it and claim it, keep doing that and start acting like it, pretty soon others will start to notice it as well.
As far as being rich is concerned, I'll point you to 2 places real quick and you can read other pages I've got here regarding prosperity as well. Since you have your Bible opened up to 2nd Corinthians, turn a couple pages to the right to chapter 8 and have a look at verse 9. Again, see that because of Jesus, you are rich. As far as actually seeing the manifestation of that, go
to3rd John verse 2. As you or to the extent that you prosper your soul(your soul is your mind), you will prosper and be in health.
That is who you are. You may need to study these scriptures and pray over them over and over until you get the understanding deep down in your spirit. You will start to get pretty excited as you learn this. Don't expect to read this just once and get anything out of it, this is a spiritual mystery and you will not get anything
from this by reading in the flesh...the Word of God is living and powerful, able to get deep into you and you have to have the spirit in you discerning and understanding the full meaning. This comes by prayer and faith and practice, practice, practice.
How do you renew your mind?
I've got news for you...you're doing it right now. Read the Word of God, study it, dwell on it, think about what it means for you, accept what God is telling you and don't doubt the Word...do that consistently and you will renew your mind...oh yes, you do this daily. Think about it this way, there are 168 hours in a week. Satan is trying to kill you, steal from you, mess you up all 168 of those hours each and every week. As you live in this world you are constantly bombarded by Satan's attacks, junk on TV, junk on the radio, people saying junk, junk in the mail, email, bad attitudes all around, everything is geared towards the negative, especially news broadcasts...all this is spiritual weight bearing down on your mind. You need to spend time with God in His Word every day to counter all that and to build up defenses so that you can handle the attacks from the enemy when they come. How many hours do you spend with God to counter that 168 that Satan is coming against you? I tell you that when you dedicate a specific period of time every day to be with God, you will start walking down the path of understanding and righteousness far more than you can currently imagine.
What pleases God?
Faith. At least we know that in Hebrews 11:6 it says that without faith it is impossible to please God. Same chapter verse 1 says faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Everyone has faith, you have faith that the sun will rise in the east and set in the west each day, you have faith in a lot
of things in your everyday life. We need to exercise our faith in the Word of God. This gets back to what I was saying earlier, believe the Word and act as if it's true, even when you don't see it. If you are experiencing the manifestation of an attack by Satan in the form of an illness or disease, you need to increase your soul, renew your mind to the Word of God in areas of healing...it says by His stripes you were healed. That's were, past tense...meaning you were and therefore are totally healed. You increase your faith in that, read the Word of God in that, believe and claim it. I'm not telling you to stop taking medication or not to get treatment, for goodness' sake, understand that those things are there for you to receive manifestation of healing and are honorable in the Lord. You need to speak the healing instead of the disease though...It is written that "death and life are in the power of the tongue" (proverbs), Quit magnifying the illness by talking about it to everyone you come in contact with and start exercising your faith by magnifying the manifestation of the fact that you are healed in Jesus' name.
This web page is not comprehensive on this subject...If you want to get the wholeness of this subject, then goto the source. This page is intended to spur you on and get you to want to draw nearer to the Lord by reading His Word and living the abundant life that Jesus died to give you.
Finally, let love arise in you...
1 John 3:18-23 My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.
And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him.
For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.
Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God.
And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.
I pray that you reflect on the scripture on this page and that you increase in understanding and wisdom. Take back what satan has stolen from you and start speaking Victory in your life over every situation. God gave you the power and authority, it's up to you to learn how to use it.
God Bless you!
Here are some scriptures for you to study on and start speaking over your life for various situations.
Joshua 1:8 �
Proverbs 18:20-21 �
2 Corinthians 4:13�
2 Corinthians 8:9�
2 Cor 6:2�
John 10:10 �
2 Cor 10:3-6�
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