It’s Already Done… I Must Change My Words….Just Receive It!
“Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you.” Luke 10:19 (AMP)
Are you waiting for God to “give” to you something that He has already made available for you to receive? I’ve recently been hearing quite a few people expressing that they are waiting for God to “move” in given situations…. waiting for God to heal them; waiting for God to deliver them; waiting for God to manifest… and the list could go on.
We must come to the realization that in most circumstances, we are waiting for God to do something that He has already made the provision for. Usually, because we don’t have the proper knowledge (My people perish for lack of knowledge! Hosea 4:6); we don’t know that we only have to RECEIVE the provision that has already been made available to us. We must also remember that our words have the power to change any situation (Death and life ARE in the power of MY tongue. Proverbs 18:21).
Here’s an example. One Sunday morning when I awoke, my eye was swollen, red, feeling scratchy and inflamed. Now, when I looked at it, I could have said, “I have conjunctivitis (pink eye)”. However, I said, “Lord, I receive your healing for my eye in the name of Jesus.” As I washed it with warm salt water; I further said, “Now Lord as I do this in the natural, I expect you to apply your “Super” to my “Natural” so that this eye can RECEIVE total healing. The entire process maybe took 5 or 10 minutes. My eye still appeared to be unchanged. However, because I am walking by FAITH and not by SIGHT… the natural appearance of my eye didn’t matter. Then I proceeded to get ready for church. Well, before I went to church, my eye had RECEIVED the healing most of the swelling and redness was gone. By the time a arrived at church, my eye was back to normal!
Now, I didn’t ask God to heal my eye. I didn’t wait to “see” what was going to happen. Why? Because He has already told me that He has given ME power over all sickness and disease. God will never do something for us that He has given us the power to do! So, I had to do my part – which was to stand on the Word of God and apply the salt water. Not to beg and plead with Him to do something. Usually our problem isn’t that we don’t have the power. Our dilemma is that we don’t know how to properly apply the power that has been given to us. Far too often we are synonymous to a starving person, who sits beside a refrigerator which is full of cooked food; and is praying day after day for the Lord to fill their hungry stomach; while constantly telling the Lord that they are hungry!
Healing…. For EVERY aspect of my being; spiritual, emotional, financial, etc.; has already been made available. If I truly believe that Jesus bore all of my sicknesses and diseases (Isaiah 53:5) – then why would I have to ask God to do something that has already occurred?
Daily, our level of faith must be increased. We must begin to believe that our God is who He proclaims to be. The reason why it is imperative that we study the names of God is so that our minds can grasp a physical concept of who God is in the realm of the Spirit. Therefore, as we learn to continually renew our minds; then our thoughts will change; and then the words that we release from our mouths will change. Then we will see that our atmosphere will change. We will learn how to phrase our words so that we will release our statements from a positive rather than negative platform. So, instead of saying, “I don’t have that much faith”,… you would say something like, “My level of faith needs to be increased and is increasing”. Instead of saying, “I feel sick”…. I could say something like, “I feel like I need to apply some healing to my body”.
I challenge you to begin to curtail the words which you release from your mouth into the realm of the spirit and you will begin to see the manifestation of the promises of God.
Remember……the Word of God does work…. I must learn how to WORK the WORD!
…..Because, It’s Already Done.. I must change my words and…. Receive the manifestation!!!!
“….Lord I believe…Help thou my unbelief.” Mark 9:24