Let me start this mornings thought by stating, if you know Jesus, the Word will become most important in your life. Do you know the Word of God; His promises? It’s time we as Christians dare to believe the Bible, the very Word of God.
We become strong in the faith through the Word, saying what the Word of God says we have. His Word is truth, active and alive to the believer. Yes, His promises are for those who will believe, trust by faith and receive.
That is the God kind of faith,“IN HIM”. God has given the Church (the body) power and authority over the principalities of this world. This “power” and “authority” only comes from God and works in the believer through the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ in us. We must take our place and rise up against every work of the devil.
It is NOT our fight, Jesus overcame the Devil and we simply take our stand in Jesus. This is where we take our place in the body of Christ. As we (ask) pray and believe the promises of God we can be assured that Jesus will make intercession for us.
Remember, Christ is in us and as we are in Christ, He will make a way. We are the vessel that God uses in which Jesus and the Holy Spirit works through. If we can ONLY believe as stated in:
- Matthew 16:18-19…upon this rock (Jesus Himself) I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it. And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you lock on earth will be locked in heaven, and whatever you open on earth will be opened in heaven.” This will only work within the boundaries of the Bible; His law and His promises received by faith, yes, within His will.
In other words, it could be said, that we as believers have access to the promises of God in His Word as we trust God by faith in who He is and who we are “IN CHRIST…IN HIM.”
I believe there are so many promises in the BIBLE for the believer and that as we put our trust in our Heavenly Father, by faith, He does and will unlock those promises to the believer; but when there is lack of trust (or lack of faith) these promises cannot (will not) be opened on earth. So many times we have not met the conditions of trust and faith.
Above in Matthew, may be the very secret of the spiritual realms of God; God’s will for mankind, now, here on earth.
If one is truly IN HIM they will be seeing results in their requests and tell of the good things the Lord is doing in his life. IN HIM means a testimony at all times.
Is there a reflection of Christ in you? What do people see? Faith is built upon testimonies or confessions of the righteous. Faith truly is love…love comes from the heart, the spirit of ones being. Faith will let you know who you are in Christ.
Yes, the Word and Jesus comes alive in the believer!
As always, love in Christ Jesus,