We declare that even now the Word of God is working in and through you, bringing peace and healing in soul and body (Isaiah 53:5). The grace of Jesus inwardly strengthens you today. 2 Timothy 2:1.
STEP 1 Be specific and Stand on God’s Word! You have dealt with Your servant, O LORD, according to Your Word. Psalm 119:65
This may be the most important step, and it requires preparation before you pray. You have to know the promises of God, and then come to Him standing on His Word.
STEP 2 You Must Ask God for What You Want! “ I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name He will give to you…. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.” John 16:23-24
God already knows what you need, but He wants you to ask Him and believe that He’ll do it!
STEP 3 Be Positive in Your Thinking! Then He said to His disciples, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life…” Luke 12:22
Let your thoughts affirm what you’ve been asking. Don’t let doubt or second thoughts creep in.
STEP 4 Guard Your Mind! “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9
You’ve got to guard your mind against the enemy. If you want God’s thoughts, you’ve got to know God’s Word.
STEP 5 Meditation is the Key to Successful Prayer! This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night… for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Joshua 1:8
You’ve got to fill your mind with God’s Word, meditate on it, and let it roll around on the inside of you!
STEP 6 Continually Thank God for the Answer! Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God… Philippians 4:6
Thank Him for what He’s done that you can see, and thank Him for what He’s done that you can’t see.
STEP 7 Make every Prayer a Statement of Faith! …let us plead and argue together. Set forth your case, that you may be justified (proved right). Isaiah 43:26AMPC
You’ve got to come to God and make your case in faith based on the promises that He’s already made in His Word.
1. IS ON ME
Romans 15:15AMPC Still on some points I have written to you the more boldly and unreservedly by way of reminder. [I have done so] because of the grace (the unmerited favor) bestowed on me by God
2. SURROUNDS ME
Psalm 5:12 For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield.
3. FOLLOWS ME
Psalm 23:6AMPC Surely or only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place.
4. PROVIDES AND SHOWS UP EVERY PLACE I GO
Deuteronomy 28:1-6MSG If you listen obediently to the Voice of God, your God, and heartily obey all his commandments that I command you today, God, your God, will place you on high, high above all the nations of the world. All these blessings will come down on you and spread out beyond you because you have responded to the Voice of God, your God:
God’s blessing inside the city,
God’s blessing in the country;
God’s blessing on your children, the crops of your land, the young of your livestock, the calves of your herds, the lambs of your flocks.
God’s blessing on your basket and bread bowl;
God’s blessing in your coming in,
God’s blessing in your going out.
In the presence of God, in the privacy of prayer, take time to applaud the great human being that you really are!
You are a redeemed child of God! Let your light shine!
Begin each day by praying:
Thank You, Father for giving me enough faith in myself and in Your goodness to me, to give myself these compliments! Thank you that I have been created with a mind capable of dreaming dreams! I thank You that I have a heart through which the love of Jesus Christ can flow to human beings around me. I thank You that I do have talents, abilities, and gifts that You can use. I thank You, God, that my life is definitely on the right road. Stay with me, Father, all the way. Amen
1 John 3:1AMPC
See what [an incredible] quality of love the Father has given (shown, bestowed on) us, that we should [be permitted to] be named and called and counted the children of God! And so we are! The reason that the world does not know (recognize, acknowledge) us is that it does not know (recognize, acknowledge) Him.
A pastor said that, for years, God had spoken to him on his birthday. This year God told him. “Tell people of my goodness, my INCREDIBLE goodness.” He didn’t think much about it because that is what he preached about everywhere he goes. His wife however, looked up the word incredible, and found out it meant a lot more than he thought. He remembered that when God spoke that phrase to him, He seemed to emphasize the word incredible. As he looked at the definition of the word, he realized he really did not understand what it meant.
Here’s what the dictionary says INCREDIBLE means:
Almost impossible to believe, unbelievable, beyond belief, hard to believe, far-fetched, implausible, inconceivable, unthinkable, difficult to believe, extraordinary, magnificent, wonderful, marvelous, spectacular, remarkable, phenomenal, breathtaking, amazing, stunning, astounding, astonishing, awe-inspiring, staggering, formidable, impressive, supreme, great, awesome, superhuman, fantastic, terrific, tremendous, stupendous, mind-boggling, mind-blowing, jaw-dropping, out of this world, far out, wondrous, amazingly good or beautiful.”
Do you see it?
God’s goodness is beyond anything you have thought of!!!
Whatever the situation – whatever the challenge – FAITH will bring me to victory!
Practice will produce the perfect law of liberty in every area of my life!
A. Believe The WORD of God – Find out what He says about it.
B. Say The WORD of God – Speak in agreement with Him when I talk about the situation.
C. Act on The WORD of God – Take action based on what He says.
And, the final step: FORGIVE!
Faith works best in a loving, forgiving atmosphere.
FAITH WILL DO IT!
9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. 10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; 11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; 13 distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality. 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 16 Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion. 17 Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 Therefore “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
That’s the way it should be when Christian people show up with The Blessing. Their presence should demand an explanation. That’s what Jesus told His disciples. Go, bless the home you enter and bring your peace upon it. Bring the results of the Garden of Eden into the lives of people. That’s the Kingdom of God. Each individual Christian begins to understand how to operate in the Kingdom of God.
The day you got saved, the Holy Ghost came and poured the love of God on the inside of you. He also poured all of what you need to manufacture the Garden of Eden in the lives of people you’re in contact with. God was constantly in the process of trying to spread the Garden of Eden throughout the earth. That’s why He said, Go ye into the world and preach the Gospel. What is He trying to do? He’s trying to get the SEED that will produce the Garden of Eden, unending supply, in the lives of people all over the earth. He intended to do it through His own body, through Adam, and through Jesus.
Our calling, whoever we are, is to reproduce that Kingdom wherever we go. That’s why it is so important to be where you are supposed to be every moment of everyday. It’s like the pieces of a puzzle. We don’t want to be out of place. When we are where we are supposed to be, The Blessing is working all the time and it’s bringing prosperity wherever we go. It’s bringing a change wherever we go.
That makes Satan’s job terrible, (i.e. his job of destroying The Blessing, of destroying the anointing, of destroying the works of God wherever we go, destroying the Garden wherever we go.) If we’re connected and where the Spirit of God has designed us to be all the time, it really makes Satan’s job terrible. He can’t function.
The Blessing of the Lord maketh rich. We are carriers of The Blessing. It maketh riches, health, joy. It makes wisdom and all of the things that the world lacks. The Blessing will make those things. It will grow things and adds no sorrow with it.
Most people have defined THE BLESSING by its results instead of by its real nature: We say he’s healed, that’s a blessing, got a new car, new job, that’s a blessing. Those are not The Blessing but the results of The Blessing. For example, you may see leaves blowing, and hear chimes. That’s not the wind but the results of the wind.
THE BLESSING is an empowerment, an endowment, that will enable you to be successful in every arena of your life. The curse is just the opposite. It is an empowerment to fail.
We must come to grips with the fact, for example, that I can look in another city, and it looks a lot better than where I am. Where I am is terrible, or so I think. If I move over there and things begin to go bad, I must realize that I am taking it with me. I am the one causing an uncomfortable hellacious environment everywhere I go. My environment is a result of what is on the inside of me and what is coming out of my mouth.
When you realize The Blessing was to recreate, reproduce the Garden of Eden all over the earth, then you begin to realize that everywhere you go The Blessing does its work to change the environment and turn it into a Garden of Eden because you are there. Not because you are trying to find the Garden of Eden and get in it, but you begin to produce that Garden right where you are.
Consider what happened to Joseph. He believed he was blessed when he was a little boy. Everywhere he went The Blessing made that place the best place he had ever been, even in jail. He wound up becoming the Prime Minister of Egypt, the greatest nation on the earth at that time. The blessing of Joseph was on the people and land of Egypt. The great harvest and prosperity that came on Egypt came because of Joseph. He created Eden everywhere he went.
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.” Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, the young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot. “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.”
The Blessing of the Lord makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it. (Psalm 10:22)
Blessed is he who considers the poor; The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. (Psalm 41:1)
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. (Ephesians 1:3)
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 5:23)
Expect ALL of God’s benefits in your life.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and FORGET NOT ALL HIS BENEFITS: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
These are covenant blessings and they belong to every covenant person:
1) Forgiveness, 2) Healing, 3) Deliverance from destruction, 4) Favor, 5) Satisfying our lives with good things, and 6) Renewed strength and vision.
Matthew 25:34 says, …Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world!