Remember! It’s Already Done…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 a given situation…. waiting for God to heal them; waiting for God to deliver… 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 have to 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 was inflamed. I didn’t run to the hospital or call the doctor. My FIRST response was to turn to the Lord. 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!
So, 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 that He has given us the power to do. Therefore, I had to do my part – which was to stand on the Word of God. 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 still praying day after day for the Lord to fill their hungry stomach; while constantly telling the Lord that they are hungry! Then this person dies of starvation.... only because they didn’t know to open the refrigerator and to eat as much as the needed.
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. 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”…. Say something like, “I feel like I need to apply some healing” would be said.
I challenge you to begin to curtail the words which you release from your mouth into the realm of the spirit.
Remember……the Word of God does work…. I must learn how to WORK the WORD! We must stop making excuses for not using our ability to totally stand on the Word of God. …..Because, Remember! It’s Already Done.. I just have to Receive the manifestation!!!!
“….Lord I believe…Help thou my unbelief.” Mark 9:24