Tuesday, June 14, 2011

5. Manifesting Miracles!

Galatians 5:25
If we live by the [Holy] Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. [If by the Holy Spirit we have our life in God, let us go forward walking in line, our conduct controlled by the Spirit.]
To the degree that we can grasp this revelation from scripture and actually walk, speak and act in line with these principles will we see the blessing and miraculous manifest in our lives and of others we may minister to. In these perilous times we all need to increasingly walk this way by taking every thought captive. Our habit of carnal thinking should be rapidly drawing to a close and Scriptures demand a changed mind.
Ephesians 2:1-2
And you [He made alive] when you were dead (slain) by [your] trespasses and sins
in which at one time you walked [habitually]. You were following the course and fashion of this world [were under the sway of the tendency of this present age], following the prince of the power of the air. [You were obedient to and under the control of] the [demon] spirit that still constantly works in the sons of disobedience [the careless, the rebellious, and the unbelieving, who go against the purposes of God].
The key to the miraculous power of God is a change of mind and a determination to think, speak and act on the promises of God and a refusal to be limited by meditating on the increasingly troublesome natural circumstances that are coming to the world. We now earnestly need to take every thought that is contrary to a promise of God captive and replace it with meditating on that promise.
2 Corinthians 10:5
[Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

Which way will you steer your mind?
Mature Christians know these things but knowing and not doing will not help us to succeed in living a more abundant life. In a previous blog posting the I explained the activity of our soul with the following diagram:

The activities of the soul
Thoughts lead to feelings and feelings lead to decisions and actions. Interrupt the cycle of natural thoughts by inserting the promises of God. A great way to start is to buy a small and inexpensive book of God's promises and start memorizing the Bible scriptures that relate to your needs. 

The following two diagrams contrast the conditions of a natural man or carnal Christian with a Spirit controlled man.Where do you fit in?

The carnal person dominated by everyday worldly thoughts
The child of God dominated by the promises of God
Smith Wigglesworth who is widely known for his miraculous healing ministry, read the Bible to the exclusion of everything else, not even permitting a newspaper into his house. He kept his thoughts on the scriptures and promises, acting on them in total disregard of natural appearances. If you want to walk in this kind of anointing then he is an great example of what is possible. The Lord would  have us all walk in that kind of power as He is no respecter of men.

The truly victorious Christian is not seeking victory but enforcing the victory already purchased for him by Christ. We are not trying to win a battle but should celebrate that a battle has already been won for us. 
Our job is to get rid of contrary thoughts, and the idea that we have to beg God to do something for us, causing us to sit around hoping He will give us a healing, some money or whatever we need or want.

False religious beliefs are what makes us work for what is already ours.We need to start believing that we are already blessed, acting like we are blessed and confessing that we are blessed. Deuteronomy 28 clearly tells us that we are. As we do, we are appropriating what God has already provided for us. If we realize that God has already done it for us then it removes a great burden of performance from us that it is up to the strength of our faith to see things manifest. It is so much easier to believe to receive something that has already been given and is in transit to you than to wonder if God will consider us good enough or loves us enough to give us anything at all. 

Faith is not believing that God can or will do something but that He has done something and that you have it already. Salvation only came to you when you received His payment for your sins on the cross two thousand years ago. That too was the moment that He freely gave mankind all things pertaining to life and godliness. Now can be the moment that you realize that deliverance, healing and prosperity are already yours and that they are flowing to you continually just as eternal life is! The power of such a revelation can be the end of struggle and the key to manifesting the blessing and the miraclulous in your life!

1 comment:

  1. Hi, thank you for your posting!
    I have a question. In the last diagram of this letter, the one that says: "the child of God dominated by the promises of God... there is a sentence: "you relagate information from the senses".... the word relagate, it has a typo, right? you meant, relegate? Just want to ask you. I would like to use your diagram for my homework. I will quote the reference as well. Thank you!