Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Speak the Word ONLY! pt.1

We are beginning a new series about our speech. I am always amazed at the lack of understanding of how important our speech is. Within the body of Christ, there are still people who believe that they can speak whatever comes to mind and not be affected by what was said. Even more than that, people believe they can speak their own mind but still get God's Words results. The Word of God lets us know in Matthew 12:36-37 and Mark 3:28-29, that we are held accountable for the words we speak.

Over the next two months, we will look at why it is necessary for us to speak God's Word, learning how to speak the Word and what happens when we don't speak God's Word. We are Ambassadors for the Kingdom of God. We represent God in the earth. If we want to be effective, we will have to know how to operate as we go about fulfilling our assignments and living out our daily lives.

The first question we need to ask is why is it necessary to speak the Word of God? God operates by speaking. If we are citizens of God's Kingdom and living by faith, then we will want to operate like He does. Hebrews 11:3 God speaks first in the spirit realm and then what He has spoken manifest in the natural realm. Genesis 1:3-29; 2:7-8, 19

We were made to operate like God in the earth. Genesis 1:26; Romans 8:29; 1 Corinthians 15:49; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Ephesians 4:24
If we speak God's Word in faith, we have to believe that what we say will come to pass. Hebrews 11:6
Speaking God's Word is how we operate in dominion and how we express God's authority in our own lives. Matthew 8:5-10; 9:2-8 If we understand the authority and power behind God's Word, we know that it will do what it says it will do. We just have to speak it in faith and operate as if it is done!

Monday, March 3, 2014

People Aren't Your Problem! pt.3

For the past two months, we have looked at the issue of dealing with people and seeing them from a spiritual perspective.

This month, we will look at what God expects of us and how we should be operating when we are dealing with people. As citizens of the Kingdom of God, we are responsible for maintaining a Kingdom-like culture wherever we go. Genesis 2:15 We are also responsible for obedience to God's Word. Every manifestation or miracle that takes place in our lives is preceded by an act of obedience. Romans 4:21-24 AMP Any failure we experience is on our part. God is always faithful. Numbers 23:19; Hebrews 6:18 Because of the Law of Dominion, God allows you to determine what he can do in your life. Luke 12:16 We have to submit to God for Him to do anything in the earth. James 4:6-7 AMP

Knowing how to operate around people is extremely important because of who we are in the Kingdom of God. Spirit filled man is God's representative in the Earth. We have to exercise our dominion. We are responsible for speaking only what God tells us to speak through and in line with His Word. John 12:49-50 AMP When we run into a situation where a confrontation with a person ensues, we must walk in the spirit. We can call out the spirit behind a person. We have to recognize that the devil has no power over us. Luke 10:19 When we speak to a situation, we are operating with authority and taking dominion for the Kingdom. Mark 11:22-24; Genesis 1:26-28 We are expected to change our area of influence so it reflects the Kingdom like culture. Matthew 16:19 AMP In order to change the culture to reflect the Kingdom, we have to be willing to look past ourselves and put God's Kingdom first. We have to make advancing His Kingdom a priority in our lives and we must ask God for wisdom on how to do this. Matthew 6:33 We also must maintain our authority and not be victim to something we have authority over. We must not allow the devil to converse with us. There is no discussion with the devil. You say what God says and that is it. 2 Timothy 3:5

I pray this lesson has been a blessing to you and will help you look differently at contrary people. Walk in love towards people who are being used. They need to see the Kingdom of God in action to even want to come out of the kingdom of darkness. It is awesome to watch someone in God's Kingdom operating with authority, power and love!