Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Friday, June 29, 2007
Jesus set the example for our faith in prayer in John 11:41. He said BEFORE He commanded Lazarus to rise from the dead, 'Father, I thank you that You have heard Me.'
In Mark 6:41 He took the bread and fish and thanked God for multiplying them BEFORE it happened!
Without 'Positive Confession' our relationship with God suffers. Sense knowledge can't understand the things of God. But we need to remember as believers we need to be sure of our spiritual authority and then make bold, definite statements of what God is about to do. When life's troubles overwhelm us do we go before God in prayer and moan and plead with God and then wonder why God has let us down? Maybe it's because our minds and our attitudes are focused on the problems instead of the Solution. God IS the solution. Positive confession sees God as the answer before the answer even comes! Faith is not a passive word but an action word!! Faith or a positive confession in prayer adds power to our conversations with God. It adds results. We also have authority to speak for Jesus. You don't believe this?
Mark 3:14, Jesus gave men authority to drive out demons.
Luke 9:11 , Jesus gave men authority to cure diseases.
Mark 6:7, Jesus gave men authority over evil spirits.
Romans 13:1 Paul wrote, 'for there is no authority except that which God has established.'
When we speak, pray, testify or witness we speak on God's behalf. If we do this without authority we do so without substance or power and we don't present God truthfully.
God doesn't want weak servants but those that are filled with the power of the the Holy Spirit. To read the Word and believe that this authority was only given to those that lived in Jesus' time is to dilute our faith with excuses so that our poor testimonies have some merit. The bible says we should 'GO BOLDLY BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD'. The time has come to step over the threshold and take a leap of faith! God gave us the power of choice. Choose wisely.
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Thursday, June 28, 2007
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Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Most of us go through a period in our walk with God when we don't think He is there. We cry out and pray and it seems as though our words echo off the walls. Friends, you are not alone when this happens. This is when Jesus is closest. He hears your hearts cry and if you will allow Him He will wrap His arms around you and forgive you if you will only ask and surrender to His will for you. We live in a dark cold world and no one cares for us like Jesus. He loves you just as He loved the Roman Soldiers that drove the spikes into His hands and feet. This is a great and powerful love that can see you through any trial that comes your way. Just ask. He IS there.
Posted by Crucified With Christ at 5:00 PM
Monday, June 25, 2007
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