God’s people are called to faith in Him and His Word and not fear. I shared an encouraging Word-based teaching and Spirit led prayer for such a time as this.
In this video, you’ll hear a message based on 1 Samuel 17, childlike faith, and the finished work of Jesus Christ.
“We mustn’t be superstitious nor feel we lack humility or are being too audacious when it comes to declaring victory in the name of the Lord before we see it.
Victory over every enemy, every sickness, over autism, etc.
Because Jesus paid for every enemy to be defeated and healing in full for all on His body, like David, we can say to every giant, “For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?” (1 Samuel 17:26) before we see the victory.
David, of course, went on to take down the very giant, Goliath, he declared defeat over before he selected a single, smooth stone. Why? Because he knew the power of the Lord’s name, trusted in Him fully, and knew he was a covenant child of God.”
You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.
God’s Word says we can live in perfect peace because our mind is fixed on Him, because we trust in Him.
This means and entails….
He IS His Word (John 1:1; 14), so we fix our mind on it alone in every situation. As His children, we are called to be in the daily, regular process of getting to know His Word more and more, allowing it to renew our minds and build our faith. Thus, whatever comes, we can stay in perfect peace because we are able to take Him for His Word above what we see.
We can come to a place where we know His Word well enough to apply it to every circumstance because we have quick access to it as it’s become rooted in our hearts and minds. We don’t have to be anxious for anything or shaking in our Holy Spirit filled bodies every time something is thrown our way if we know our Father through His Word and choose to commune with His Spirit.
Over the past nearly two years, the Lord, through His Word, has deeply rooted in me what He says about healing, but lately, I have been stressing about a “seeming” threat to my finances. The other day, I said, “Enough, this is not Your will, Lord,” then, I stirred up the Word within me and spoke it out loud and said this is what the truth is and that He is my Source and that He will supply all the needs of me and my son according to His riches and glory [Philippians 4:19]. Period. Amen. He cannot lie.
So, I will continue to apply His Word, believing and not doubting, regarding this situation until all the “wobbliness” to my faith about it is gone, knowing all will be well. This doesn’t mean I do nothing in the natural but that I pray about it all so He leads me and I stay Spirit led about it every step of the way.
“For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light,” (2 Corinthians 11:14).
The Word says we can choose life (of God) or death (of the devil).
The devil presents us with imitations, sometimes filled with half truths (still lies) for the sole purchase of ensnaring us and putting us in his chains to keep us from the one and only real life with Jesus with our one and only TRUE identity in Christ,
Getting someone to take on sickness as an identity
Lying, cheating, stealing
Any identity other than one in Christ in an imitation, a trap to keep us bound in chains. Even God’s children can fall for the enemy’s imitations by not living by our call to be in this world but not of this world.
Be set free and choose Jesus – the ONLY real life, your one true identity, your Peace, your Joy, your Rock, your Comfort, you all in all. Nothing else will fill the voids and the hearts of man. Partake of the Living Water, the Bread of Life, with whom you will never hunger and thirst again.
If you’ve never chosen Jesus to choose life, here’s how…
So, how do you have total assurance of eternal security with God? It’s a simple choice and act of humbling yourself and choosing Jesus by faith alone.
Admit you’re a sinner
Romans 3:23 – For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Ephesians 2:8-9 – For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith —and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.
Believe in your heart
Romans 10:9-10 – That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.
Call upon the name of the Lord
Romans 10:13 – For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
The Lord is says, “Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2).
I pray if you haven’t called upon the name of the Lord that you don’t wait another second.
Said as a prayer
God, I’ve sinned against You, but I choose to turn from my sin now. By faith, I confess ‘Jesus is Lord’, believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead. I call upon the name of the Lord, and I am now saved and fully justified by God. My oil lamp is now forever full, and I will not have to lament the day my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ comes in Jesus’ name, amen.
The Lord is fortifying, girding up, and emboldening His “WHOSOEVER WILL” children more than ever.
The ones with their ears and hearts perked and ready to obey His still small voice and then do so.
These have been attacked, misunderstood, even by their brothers and sisters in Christ for saying what the Lord says, for sharing the one true, pure gospel, and what the Spirit has them say.
“As the Lord lives, whatever the Lord says to me, that I will speak” (1 Kings 22:14) is their honor and joy unto the Lord.
But on a greater level than ever, “We wage not against flesh and blood,” (Ephesian 6:12) has become a deeper, unshakable revelation. So deeply rooted that the “arrows” shot from the mouths of others NOW only cause them to open their mouths wide and LITERALLY praise God:
Lord, I praise You! I bless Your Holy name! I love You Jesus! Hallelujah! Thank You, Jesus!
“Blessed are you when men hate you,
And when they exclude you,
And revile you, and cast out your name as evil,
For the Son of Man’s sake.
Rejoice in that day and leap for joy!
For indeed your reward is great in heaven,
For in like manner their fathers did to the prophets,” (Luke 6:22-23)
Verbal attacks that used to bother these, maybe even offend, now do not phase these. These see them as bouncing off like the nothing toothpicks they really are. At rest and total peace, they flick off every verbal attack like lint and continue on with Jesus and His callings, plans, purposes, and assignments .
God will connect these with other like minded “submitted and separated unto Him” ones who take Him for His Word, don’t limit Him, walk by faith, hear His voice and simply obey.
The fiery, sold out for the Lord ones He surrounds these with will be supportive, will “cheerlead” them on and intentionally encourage and build them up because they have total revelation that the church is one body and to build one up is to build us all up. This tribe around these ones allow the love and nature of Jesus to flow though them.
These “building up ones” God is bringing into their lives will trickle in little by little. It won’t happen over night but it will come to pass. Take heart and don’t lose hope. You are not alone in your love, passion, and fervor for Me. (1 Kings 19:18)
Father, we bless You and thank You for this encouraging and life-giving Word!!! You are a good Father who loves to give us good gifts.
Are you feeling spiritually “thicker skinned” more than ever by the power of the Holy Spirit? Let me know in the comments.