God has already provided us all things that pertain to live and godliness, in this life and in the life to come. Why then are so many Christians going through life, powerless and not receiving the same results Jesus and the early Apostles and Disciples experienced? If Christians will apply these six simple steps, and teach others to do them also, it will revolutionize and empower their walk with Jesus Christ, the Son, of the living God, and nothing shall be impossible unto YOU!
One: BELIEVE THAT THE BIBLE IS GOD'S TO US.
1) Would you like to hear God talk to you? You can. By simply reading His Word. The Bible in actuality really is God's voice to us.
2) Can you believe God is speaking to you as you read these words? You can listen to the Word of God. I have never asked this question to anyone- man,woman, boy or girl- who has ever said, "No, I don't want to hear the voice of God. Now listen very carefully...
3) Ezekiel 12:25
For I am the LORD. I speak, and the word which I speak will come to pass; it will no more be postponed; for in your days, I will say the word and perform it,” says the Lord GOD.’”
4) Numbers 23:19 “God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
5) Can you not hear God speaking to you?
As you accept the authority of the Bible as God's Word to us, your life will be filled with power. As you begin teaching, proclaiming on the validity of God's Word, people will be delivered before you..God honors His Word.
TWO: THE WORD OF GOD IS THE WRITTEN WORD. IT IS ALSO THE LIVING WORD.
The Holy Bible is not just a book of written words, it is the power of the living God and His words are living. There is life in God's Words as we speak them..
In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John 1:1,2,3,14.
The Word of God is the Spirit. of Jesus Christ-the Living Resurrection-the Son of the Living God-and He is everywhere at all times. He is right there right where you are and He will never leave nor forsake you. You cannot separate God from His Word. He is His Word-the Word of God! This Word which which made the beginning, became FLESH! The Word of God is the Living Word. Psalm 107: 20 says; He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions. The Word of God is with us. The Word of God is living in us because God is Spirit and Jesus has taken up residence inside every Born Again Believer. The words you speak are like seeds the farmer plants. Both have their own power to do their own work. There is miracle life in the farmer's seed and in the words we speak.
THREE: THERE IS POWER IN GOD'S SEEDED WORD..
1 Daniel 9:12 And He has confirmed His words, which He spoke (a)...
2 1 Peter 1:25 But the word of the LORD endures forever.”
3 Romans 4:21 And being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.
4 Jeremiah 1:12 Then the LORD said to me, “You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word.”
The words you speak will germinate seed-faith in the hearts that hear them. No word of God is void of power. God honors His Word. How did the disciples work their signs and wonders? This is how: Christ worked with them! After His Resurrection, and after Jesus was received again into heaven, the disciples "went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following" (Mark 16:20) The Signs followed the Word. The power is in God's seeded WORD!
FOUR: GOD'S WORD HAS CREATIVE POWER..
The Word of God declares that in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Hebrews tells us that we understand the worlds were created by the word of God.
1) Genesis 1:3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.
2) Genesis 1:6 Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.”
3) Genesis 1:7 Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so.
4) Genesis 1:11 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so.
On down through the story of creation- And God said- and God said- each time God spoke, the creative power of His Word went into action! Out of nothing by the Word of His power. By His Word God brought into existence the things that are now seen. There is power in God's Word, creative power. Many times believers will look to the minister and want them to lay hands on them for whatever reasons they are in need but it is NOT the minister you need, you just need faith. All you need is to believe, "thus says the Word of the Living God." That is all we need! Too many put there eyes on the man rather than standing on the infallibility of "thus saith the Lord." God Word cannot change. God's Word will not be yes, today and no, tomorrow. God is no respecter of persons. My prayer is no better than your prayer. You must act on the Word of God.
FIVE: CHRIST DEMONSTRATED THIS CREATIVE POWER; SO CAN YOU..
Even the religious leaders were astonished at the words of authority and power Christ demonstrated through His ministry. Christ is the Head of His Church and His Church is His Body represented on this earth. Every Born Again and Holy Spirit filled Believer has the same power and anointing that Jesus had Himself demonstrated in signs, wonders and miracles. Jesus said, John 14:12 “Verily, verily, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.
One day a boy in the synagogue took ill with fits, and began screaming. Jesus commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the boy. Immediately the boy was cleansed and in his right mind. The religious leaders exclaimed, "What a word ids this! for with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits and they come out" Luke 4:36 To the leapers He said, "I will. be thou clean" Matthew 8:3. Immediately, the creative power of His Word went into action and new flesh began to appear upon the leapers. God's Word hasn't changed. There is creative power in God's Word. When you speak it forth, God watches over His Words to preform it on your behalf. Philip said to Jesus, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.
Now through Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit the Father is IN YOU! Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.
SIX: FAITH IS SOMETHING YOU DO.
Faith is an act. Faith in God's Word is acting on God's Word. One day the Lord told peter, "Let's go fishing in that lake!" Peter said, in effect. I have been fishing all night! And there is no fish in that lake! The fish aren't biting! In the Sea of Galilee, you don't go fishing in the daytime. the reason being the water is crystal clear and the fish see the nets coming and they scatter. In the break of dawn Jesus said let's go fishing and cast down those nets! Pete said, :Lord, I know there are no fish out there, we have toiled all night and taken in nothing: nevertheless at YOUR WORD I will let down the nets. Nevertheless at YOUR WORD! Isn't it enough for us that God has said it? Isn't it enough that it is written? Isn't it enough for us that Jesus Christ paid the price for us? Isn't it enough for us- to believe in the name of the Son of the Living God in which you were given the Spirit Let us rise up and be of Life by the Word of God? Let us as Believers rise up and be the Sons and daughters of God being leading by the Holy Spirit of God, speaking forth the Word of God. The Spirit of God is in you! Jesus is living in you! The Word of God is spoken by YOU and God sends forth His Word and heals, delivers, sets free, make the lame to walk and the blind to see. You are in Christ and He is in you. Faith is action. People who hear the Word of God needs to act on their faith. Have them do something they could not do before. The Holy Spirit will manifest the anointing, and the gifts of the spirit, as you declare the Word of God.. Jesus already took their infirmities. Jesus already bore their sicknesses. their diseases, their sorrows and pain, He became cursed so that people could be set free in spirit, mind and body. And You are chosen to represent Jesus to a lost and dying world. Take the Word of God and teach, preach and heal.. You have God's Word on it!
"Faith under Fire."