In today’s thought we will cover; getting the Word of God in you and using the name of Jesus changes us. When we realize the power in His Word and the authority in the name of Jesus our faith will increase and change will take place.
Answered prayer becomes reality. Jesus in us, coming alive and active. FAITH is simply acting on God’s Word. Another way to put it, FAITH is acting like God’s Word is true.
Mental Agreement: To mental agree on that, the Bible is true, does no good until you act on or apply it. When you act on God’s Word for yourself, it is only then, that it becomes a reality to you.
For it is only when you act on God’s Word that you are exercising FAITH. Acting on or applying God’s Word has all to do with obedience.
When you see the truth you must follow, act on this truth, nothing less than applying the truth of the Gospel in your daily living. This is what is meant by the truth will make (set) you free.
For example: you can hold to the death, burial and resurrection truth of Jesus Christ as a great doctrine, but it will not mean a thing to you until you can believe in your heart and say with your mouth, “Jesus went to the cross for me. Jesus died for me. Jesus was raised from the dead for me! Jesus arose victorious over death, hell, and the grave for me…yes, He did it all for me!
Yes, Jesus arose victorious over Satan therefore Satan has no dominion over me! Yes, I am free! Free from sin. There is NO place for Satan in my life!
It is when you believe it by faith in your heart and confess it with your mouth (that the cross and the resurrection truth in the Word of God becomes a reality to you).
Remember, the people who get answers from God, are those who act on His Word. Act like the Bible is true:
- Are we living Holy, as He is Holy?
- Do you know that the Bible is true?
- Are you convinced His Word is truth?
- Are you determined to be obedient to God’s’ Word?
When we are convinced in our thinking and determined in our heart to live according to His Word, we will expect great and wonderful things in the Lord. God’s Word, the Bible will become real in our life. God will show up on the scene. Yes, living the Word will show outward, Christ in us, the Holy Spirit manifested through us.
1 Samuel states that “the battle is the Lord’s”. If the battle is the Lord’s than give it to the Lord and let Him fight your battle! Another scripture states, For only we who believe can enter his place of rest. As for those who didn’t believe, God said,“In my anger I made a vow: ‘They will never enter my place of rest,’” even though his place of rest has been ready since he made the world.
A believer will rest in Jesus’ finished work as stated in Hebrews 4:3 It is when you give it to the Lord, resting in the finished work of Jesus, you can say, I know, that I know, it is finished. Do you know IT IS FINISHED?
Are you aware of your right to use the name of Jesus? Jesus staes in John 16:23, At that time you won’t need to ask me for anything. The truth is, you can go directly to the Father and ask him, and he will grant your request because you use my name.
- As a believer, when you go before the Father, in Jesus’ name, you are standing before God as His child. Asking according to the promises of His Word, in faith believing, through the power of the Holy Spirit, that the Father may be glorified through His Son, Jesus. Yes, your prayer will be answered as a result of your faith.
Once you see that you are born of God as stated in 1 John 5:1a, “Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is a child of God”
Unforgiveness and strife: Mark 11:25 But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.”
Prayer will not work without forgiveness. Staying in harmony makes the prayer system work.
An attitude of forgiveness begins at home as stated in 1 Peter 3:7 In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat her with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. If you don’t treat her as you should, your prayers will not be heard.
Also take a look at these scriptures; John 14:23, 1 John 4:20.
In regards to strife, James 3:16 states, for wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and every kind of evil. Love must be present at all times (harmony in spirit, soul and body).
God’s Word states in Philippians 4:19, And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.
Let both your words and your actions agree! ACTING on the Word that God has spoken brings results! Take time out of your busy day…daily, to fellowship with God!
Remember, God and His Word are ONE. You fellowship with Him through His Word, then He responds to you through the Holy Spirit.
As always, love in Christ Jesus,