HEALTH AND WEALTH
Let us look at two HUGE passages of scripture that are pillars of our spiritual foundation. The first one is, “Seek ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33) And the second one is found in Matthew 22: 37-38, “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and will all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and most important commandment. And the second is very much like it. Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” We are always ready to hear about God’s blessings but rarely wonder if there are conditions. We have heard that loves us just the way we are and that is true, but that does not mean that He is happy with us to “remain” the way we are. The Lord understands where we are in our spiritual development and I believe all things are taken into consideration but we must realize that God is NOT a respecter of persons and neither does He compromise when it comes to His perfect truth. This means He does not favor someone or dislike a person and He does not let anyone get away with something or slip by through a secret deception. We are all accountable and responsible to climb the same stairs and go through the same doors – the same way.
I was at the American Cancer Centers Hope Lodge again tonight and was so moved with compassion that I could not help but cry as I tried to sing and speak God’s Word. I am no medical expert, but I know there are some serious situations there and those who seriously need a miracle. God is the creator of all things and nothing is impossible with Him. In all of the Bible we never see one example where someone was brought before the Lord and He said, this problem is too much for Me. Cancer is not more than God can handle or any other problem known to mankind. It says that He healed them ALL! In Hebrews chapter 13 and verse 8 it says, “Jesus Christ the same YESTERDAY, TODAY and FOREVER.” This means that He has NOT changed His mind about healing and still has the exact power and desire to heal us that He did from the beginning.
Why Speak Faith?
God honors FAITH! God listens to our words and He desires to hear them spoken in faith! Words are spiritual containers of power that can be used to damage someone’s feelings or make them feel invincible! Speaking God’s Word can change your life, direct your future, and allow you to get your life in line with God’s Will! Words can carry God’s Power to literally heal your body, bring financial blessing to your circumstances, and bring the promises of God’s Word into this natural realm to bless you and your family!
Words have POWER! We must HEAR God’s Word in order to have faith then we must KNOW the Word in order to believe what the Word says. The Word of God contains the power within itself to generate the power to accomplish whatever it is sent to do. If you believe God’s Word, and use it as God intended for you to use it, then His Word will begin to be activated in your life. You must ACT on the Word in faith! The best way to act on the Word is to believe it!
Speak the WORD! What better way to hear God’s Word than to speak it out loud and allow your own ears to hear your own voice. “So then faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God” (Romans 10:17) Can you think of any better way to spend our time than to speak God’s Word? The church has grown weak because of the lack of prayer and positive confession. Agreeing with God’s Word is becoming BOUND by His promises as it opens heavens doors to all the covenant blessings that have been provided for us.
Confess with a PURE HEART! We do not go on a journey unless we plan a route and neither do we build a house without specific blueprints. Likewise the Christian life is not a happy go lucky way of living where we do not know God’s Word or have responsibility to be sanctified. We have been called to live holy, obedient and to follow His voice. “God is a Spirit and those that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit, and in Truth!” (John 4:24) We are not using Him to accomplish OUR will – but rather He is using our faith and confessions to fulfill HIS will within us! Amen.