Imagine yourself coming confidently into God’s presence. You spend some relaxed time in thanking Him for how He’s working in your life. You then lay out some things that you’re concerned about. World conditions. The economy. Some personal concerns. Needs of your loved ones. And then you get up to go about your daily business, KNOWING that He has seriously listened to you, and is ALREADY working on the EXACT things you talked with Him about. Throughout the day, you have this sense of well-being. You have an inner knowing that things are all going just exactly as they should.
After all, you talked with God by faith, and He GUARANTEED that you will receive the things that you asked Him about. You feel, well…GOOD! You know that it’s not because you’re better than other people, but because you’ve been releasing the will of God in the earth! You’re finally enjoying the plump, juicy, sweet, fruit of your faith!
You may as well put on your dancing shoes. Never again are you going to have to come into the presence of God feeling unworthy, dirty or crummy. You’re going to be able to come into God’s presence EVERY time, with a KNOWING that He’s welcoming you, and not counting your sins against you because He’s released you from them.
How do you enter into this kind of life? Well, good fruit comes forth from your faith when you add four things to your life: Prayer, the Word, words of faith, and actions in faith. When we combine these with knowledge and understanding, we begin to enforce Jesus’ victory over fear, Satan and sin.
Through prayer, we activate or energize the Word of God in our lives. That’s what gives us real faith; the God kind of faith – the kind of faith that gets what it’s looking for when it comes to God.
Through actions of faith, or acting on what the Word says, we set on what the Word says, we set into motion the power of God on our behalf. It’s ACTING in faith that gets God really moving in our lives.
In Jeremiah 1:12, God says “I watch over my word to perform it.” When we come to God based on the Word of God, He always hears us. It’s because the Word of God brings faith. And, the Word of God is the WILL of God. So, when we pray the WORD of God, we can have FAITH that we’re praying the WILL of God.
Some believers never have the Word working for them because they never have the KNOWLEDGE or understanding of the Word. So they can’t act on it. They never know they can make a demand on their Source or supply.
They don’t even know that GOD is their Source. They keep thinking that the things they need come from earthly, instead of heavenly sources. They think their money comes from their job. They never realize that above their job is GOD, who makes sure that money comes INTO their place of work in the first place. Without God, their job would dry up!
Through prayer and the Word of God you exercise your spiritual rights and privileges in the kingdom of God…and He’s glorified by the good fruits, Heaven’s fruits, and that begin to come forth in your life.
Did you know that God has a special interest in blotting out our sins? Traditional religion teaches that God’s looking for and writing down all your sins. But, GOD says He takes a special interest in BLOTTING out your sins.
See, God has a job for you to do on earth as a believer. When Jesus died for you, he also SENT you into the world to represent Him in the earth. He said, “As the Father sent me so send I you.”
He WANTS you to be able to be free of guilt, sin and condemnation so that you will be able to walk in the power and anointing that’s yours in Christ Jesus. It’s the only way you’ll have victory over the enemy and over your flesh.
God says that HIS choice is to not remember your sins. He doesn’t WANT to remember them. No, He wants to break the devil’s back off of you and get you there walking in the Spirit and taking back the things that the devil has been stealing from you and your loved ones.
We’re going to spend a little time in the section of the Bible that teaches what I’ve just shared with you. Then, we’re going to go on to the place where God asks us to REMIND Him of some things!
He’s VERY clear and specific that He wants us to remind Him of some things…and if we DO, that He’ll listen to us and JUSTIFY us.
You’ll enjoy learning how to plead your case, based on the Word, logically and legally with God – so that God will take notice of you and your situation and set into motion the answers to your prayers, pronto! (Abraham used this same procedure and his loved ones’ lives we spared!)
WHY DOES GOD WANT US TO DO THIS? Matthew 12:34 says that the mouth speaks out of the fullness of the heart. God WANTS us to have HIS WORD in our hearts, His interests at heart, and KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING of His ways.
It’s what brings out right words, right motives, and right actions. The fruits of our faith! God’s wanting us to join forces with Him…to be able to use His authority in the earth, on His behalf.
God wants us to be able to know how to spiritually enforce the superiority of His kingdom and power over the influences of this world. Prayer activates His Word and empowers you as His vessel.
He wants us to come to Him with KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING of how things really are. To present Him with His Word, discerning right and wrong, saying “THIS IS THE WAY IT IS.”, to remind Him of His Word, so that He will bring it to pass on our behalf as His agents in this world.
God wants us to be able to operate in the Word so that we won’t be ruled by fear, anger and worry.
Instead, He says Come to HIM with your wants and needs. We go to God with what we have need of. We submit our needs to the Father, based on what Jesus has purchased for us and given us the rights do.
If I can be straight with you, let me put it this way: If you DON’T stand up for your rights in Jesus Christ, for your salvation, for your healing, for your deliverance, you’ll be knocked down and robbed, again and again.
It’s like if you go in the store and the clerk finds out that when you’re charged more than the marked price, you won’t say anything about it. If you don’t stand up for your rights and go to the manager, that clerk is going to keep overcharging you!
In the same way that releasing your faith brings good things into your life, and enables you to deal with the situations in your life, releasing unbelief, doubt, worry and anger attracts BAD things to you and squanders your abilities. Your situation will begin to overwhelm you – That problem will attach itself to you and keep you from seeing the solution.
-You’ve been given Jesus’ Name and through that Name, you and I are able to live out Jesus’ victory here on earth.
-As believers, you and I have been commissioned and given authority to bring deliverance, help and salvation on the earth. The Apostle Paul said that we have been given the ministry of reconciliation, bringing healing, blessing and God’s power to the earth.
-You say, “Steve, can I ask for what I want?” Here’s something else we’re going to explore a little: If Jesus is where your life is and HE is living His life in YOU, then the things that you want are the kinds of things that He wants to give you.