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“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith (2 Corinthians 4:7).
Paul looked back at his life and he confidently asserted to Timothy, “I have fought a good fight”. In one of his letters, he wrote concerning himself “of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck…” (2 Corinthians 11:24-25).
He had been through so much that tried his faith, but he was able to testify that his faith prevailed. You don’t have to wait until the end of your life to be able say, “I have fought a good fight.” At every level and stage of your life, you can know that you have fought a good fight of faith.
Remember that this fight isn’t a fight against the devil, but a fight of faith. Have you fought a good fight in your school or at your new job? Has your faith triumphed over every negative situation that you are facing now? If you’re not sure, it’s never too late to start; unleash your faith and when you are through with that level, you too will say, “I have fought a good fight!”Uncategorized tagged by admin
For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith (Mark 11:23).
Some folks like to criticize those who believe in the message of faith, calling them the ‘name-it-and-claim-it bunch’. ‘How can you believe that by merely saying something is yours, it becomes yours?’ they query derogatorily. Well, guess what? That’s exactly what the Bible says! You can have whatever you say.
The Lord Jesus was unequivocal in His statement in the opening Scripture about the power of confessions made from a heart that is full of faith. He said ‘whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea;’… that lets me know He’s talking about you and me since ‘whosoever’ is a ‘blank cheque!’
Jesus also said, ‘…and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith’. This means if you make your faith declarations and do not doubt in your heart, you are guaranteed to get the result.
In Mark 11:14, when Jesus cursed the fig tree, nothing seemed to have physically happened to it immediately; however, the Master knew that the faith of God doesn’t require such evidence. He said what He wanted to see, walked away, and that was exactly what happened!
The Bible says “So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how” (Mark 4:26). The words you speak are themselves seeds. When you speak the Word in faith, you don’t need to keep looking on the outside to see if it’s working; no, the seed will spring up and grow while you sleep! All you need do is to speak in faith and in the Name of Jesus, and surely, you’ll have whatever it is that you’ve spoken. This is an infallible principle in the Word of God: what you say is what you get.Uncategorized tagged by pcadmin
“For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith” (Mark 11:23).
The above statement gives us a supernatural law that works without fail and produces results. Our situations may differ, but God’s Word is just like the sun; it gives light to the one who needs it, warmth to those who require warmth, and energy to the one who requires it. You can have whatever you say – it’s a law!
Keep saying what God has said to you; it is a principle, a law set in motion that does not fail. Carry this good thought in you every single day.Uncategorized tagged by pcadmin
“For whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans10:13).
In Mark 10, the Bible tells the story of blind Bartimaeus who heard that Jesus was passing by as he sat by the highway side begging. The Living Bible puts it thus, “When Bartimaeus heard that Jesus from Nazareth was near, he began to shout out, “Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me!” “Shut up!” some of the people yelled at him. But he only shouted the louder, again and again, “O Son of David, have mercy on me!”” (Mark 10:47-48).
This was his moment. His opportunity had stopped right in front of him and he seized it quickly. When he knew Jesus was calling him, he didn’t ask for anyone to lead him to the Master, since he couldn’t see. He didn’t allow anything to hinder or limit him. His response was immediate. The Bible says he … “yanked off his old coat and flung it aside, jumped up and came to Jesus” (Mark 10:50 TLB). “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked. “O teacher, the blind man said, “I want to see you!” and Jesus said to him, “all right, it’s done. Your faith has healed you.” “And instantly the blind man could see and followed Jesus down the road”.
You too can make the most of divine opportunities God brings your way when you have the knowledge of the truth in you and respond quickly by faith as Bartimaeus did.Uncategorized tagged by pcadmin
Do you recall the story of the noble man in the Bible who had a son that was sick to the point of death, and went looking for Jesus because he’s heard of Him (John 4:49-50)?
I wonder what he heard about Jesus. He must have heard that Jesus was a healer! And that produced faith in him, such that when Jesus spoke the Word to him, he believed. He simply trusted the words of Jesus, irrespective of the fact that Jesus wouldn’t bother to go with him to pray and lay hands on his dying son. For this man, the Word of faith settled the matter!
You see, believing is so important. The Word of faith spoken by Jesus healed the noble man’s son, but the man played a vital role by believing. Unbelief is the greatest thief of God’s blessing; never permit it in your life; believe the Word of faith.Uncategorized tagged by admin
In his letter to the Church, Jude urges us to contend for the real faith that was deleivered to us; in other words, don’t let it be watered down. Go for the real thing that was given to you and don’t settle for substandard Christianity.
We can’t win the world for Jesus without proof. The power of the Spirit of God must be manifested in your life. You have to preach Jesus, because this is the message that produces the miraculous.
In acts 19:1-20, Paul went to Ephesus, a city that was wholly given to idolatry, to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. He preached for about 3 months without success. But when the people saw the mighty miracles he performed in the Name of Jesus, they believed. The Bible says in Acts 19:11-12, “and God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: So that from his body were brought unto the sick, handkerchiefs and aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them. The presence of God was awesome in the land, such that “…fear fell on them all, and the Name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. And many that believed came and confessed…” (Act 19:17-18).
Make up your mind to contend for the faith that was once delivered to the saints. Without the miraculous, there is no other way to validate our claims that Jesus is alive.Uncategorized tagged by admin
There is a high level in God where you realize your own life has been swallowed up in Christ Jesus. At this level you cease to try to make things work out in your life, because your life and faith have become so fused with that of the Master. You have to come to the level where you recognize your faith has been unified with the faith of Jesus; you must begin to see with the eyes of the Master.
The Bible says concerning Jesus,that “…for the joy that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2). There was something He saw with His faith, which made Him endure the cross. What was that? You and me, the new creation!
Jesus had faith that if you heard about Him, you would believe and become a new creation! He saw you before you were ever born and saw you standing in righteousness! He saw everything you would become in Him. The faith of the Son of God turns sinners into saints and weaklings into mighty men!
The Bible clearly reveals to us the potency and efficacy of God’s Word. His Word is absolute reality, and all you need to experience victory and promotion in life is to take God’s Word as the final authority and truth to live by. One Word from the Lord is all you need to move from one level of glory to another.
When the Roman centurion, whose servant was at the point of death heard that Jesus was on his way to heal his servant, he sent words to the Master saying, “you don’t need to come here Lord Jesus say the word and my servant will be healed.” Responding to the centurion’s faith, the Master uttered a word and the centurion’s servant was healed.
This should be your attitude as well. Take the Word of God as the final authority in your life. If the Word of God says you are holy, then you are holy for that is God’s Word of truth concerning you.
If the Word of God says you are healed, believe it and keep declaring your health, irrespective of the symptoms you may be feeling. All you need is a Word from God to put you over in lifeUncategorized tagged by admin
The Bible lets us know that God has set eternity in our hearts (Ecclesiastes 3:11). Meaning there’s no limit to what you can possess by faith! You have the capacity to contain eternity itself in your spirit.
This was how Abraham became the possessor of the whole earth.
Start practicing how to see and take possession from your spirit for that’s where God guides you from. He doesn’t function in the realm of the senses. With your faith, you can take businesses, corporations, cities and ultimately the whole world with the gospel. You can open the doors of every nation to the influence of the gospel of Jesus Christ.