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!
OBEDIENCE: No Small Thing But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great. Luke 6:49
Do you ever have seasons in your life when it seems like every time you go to church and every time you spend time in prayer and every time you open the Bible, you receive a revelation from God? I do. Spiritually, everything will be going great. I’ll be higher than a Georgia peach. Then, suddenly, something starts to happen. You start drying up in spiritual things.
It seems like it doesn’t make any difference what I pray or how much I read the WORD, I can’t get anywhere spiritually. I am so dry my spirit is creaking.
That used to baffle me. I didn’t know what the cause was. I didn’t have any sin in my life. I had taken care of that. I was still praying. Still meditating. Still acting on and confessing the WORD. But instead of getting results, I was getting nowhere. I’d stand in front of my mirror and confess faith over and over again, and the only thing that happened was that my voice got tired.
If that’s ever happened to you, may I make a suggestion? Backtrack and find the last thing God told you to do that you didn’t do-and do it!
It’s probably nothing big. Just a seemingly small thing. But, believe me those minor disobediences will dry up the flow of the Spirit just like the major ones will.
Most of us don’t realize that. We’ll get on our knees and say, “Oh LORD, I want to go to China for You. I’ll go to Africa. I’ll go to Russia.” But when God says, Go next door, we just shrug it off. “I can’t do that,” we’ll say. “That guy next door doesn’t like me. Besides, I want to be like Brother Schambach, and get a big tent.”
If you’ve done something like that, repent. Then pick up where you left off and do what God directed. And from now on, remember, no matter how insignificant God’s instructions may seem, obeying them is no small thing! It’s those simple acts of obedience that will make your spiritual house stand…or fall. All the small things combined become the direction of our lives.
You can speak by faith in God’s Word and confidently expect Jesus Himself to back your words with His power.
-Jesus said that if you speak to them by faith, the mountains in your life will obey you.
Mark 11:23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
-He promised He would see to it Himself that anything you ask (or demand) by faith in His Name is done.
John 14:13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
-Jesus, as your High Priest, is the Administrator over your words of faith.
Hebrews 3:1 Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus,
-The LORD Advocate General of the Church, the High Administrator of the universe is in you, with you and behind you, all the time, empowering you to get His results.
John 14:12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.
-When you speak to things by faith, those things hear your voice and the voice of the Lion of Judah behind you, and they respond.
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Keep these Truths where you can see them often.
In faith, speak these Truths over your life and your loved ones.
There is no distance in prayer.
Psalm 107:20 He sent His word and healed them.
Matthew 18:19 If two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.
Mark 11:24 Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
1 Peter 2:24 [Jesus] Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.
James 5:16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.