Romans 10:9 - "If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."
Confession without any faith in the heart is powerless; it's useless.
What if I don't believe in my heart? Should I still confess the Word of God?
Yes, because with my lips, I can make confessions unto faith. In other words, as I say God's word over and over again, faith can be built in my heart where before there wasn't any faith.
I can speak God's Word so much that it will eventually affect my heart, and I will begin believing it.
Romans 10:17 - "So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing, by the Word of God."
To the degree that our experiences do not conform to the Word of God, they subtly teach us that God is not who He says He is. In other words, even though you were not healed, you should not conclude "healing is not for today." God's provision is eternal, which means that until heaven and earth pass away, He as provided for our healing.
Experiences may seem valid, but if they have left us thinking that Jesus is not the same today as He was in the Gospels, the conclusion we have drawn is wrong. It is a stronghold that must be pulled down.
Hebrews 13:8 - "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever."
Revelation 22:13 - "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end."
Romans 3:4 - "Let God be found true, though every man be found a liar."
Ephesians 3:20 - "Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us."
Out of the box thinking realizes there is no box. You are the limitless PURPOSE and MANIFESTATION of God's glory, released into the earth with the same anointing, mission, and message Jesus had over 2,000 years ago.
You now live beyond the dimension of needing your needs met, and you live in that kingdom dimension of being the conduit of blessing for others.
Out of the box thinking and living eliminates both the box, and the notions of religious confinement that the box created. You now understand that the glory that was on Jesus is now on you...so you are God's glory walking throughout the earth called on assignment to be the answer to someone else's question and the breakthrough for someone else's bondage.
Rejoice, for you can know for certain that the Kingdom is in you for such a day as this! Be confident: you are born for this day. Do not delay to move forward by faith, walking in victory and taking your place as an overcomer, embracing fully the DESTINY God has planned for you (see Ephesians 5:14-17).
Daniel 11:32 - It says, "But those who know their God will be strong and do great exploits."
As we speak the Name of Jesus, things have to fall, things have to come down, sickness has got to go, disease has got to go, depression has got to go, and oppression has got to go because everything that's not of the Kingdom of God must bow it's knee to the mighty name of Jesus. But this authority comes through the vastness of understanding and of KNOWING God.
Luke 6:7-8 - "And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him. But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, 'Rise up, and stand forth in the midst.' And he arose and stood forth."
Jesus says “rise up”. Rise up is the root word for resurrection.
I need to get up higher than my current perception. I need to come to a place where I am looking at things from a more inspired view-point.
Resurrection is a life on a brand new dimension. It does not matter what my current reality is. It simply becomes the opportunity for God’s power to be manifested in the midst of impossibility.
Jesus tells me to rise up! I hear His voice and the promises He gives me in scriptures.
When Simon and Jesus took the cross to Calvary, "they were come (together) unto a place called Golgotha" (Matthew 27:33).
Prophetically, Simon the Cyrenian represents each of us:
We must all come to the place of the cross and die to our agendas and carnal thoughts for our lives and ministries.
We must allow the Father's will to be done in our lives.
We must all come to our own personal Golgothas.
Just as Jesus was with the Cyrenian, He will be with each of us at the time and place of our personal death to self.
"Jesus then said to his disciples, 'If anyone wishes to be a follower of mine, he must leave self behind; he must take up his cross and come with me. Whoever cares for his own safety is lost; but if a man will let himself be lost for my sake, he will find his true self.'" - Matthew 16:24-25 NEB
Your land of promise, your open door awaits your arrival and crossing over but the enemy does not want you to believe God for your breakthrough. He desires to weaken your faith by creating circumstances in your life that are completely opposite of what God has promised you.
Fear alone keeps Believers from being empowered to cross over into enlargement and increase.
Those who know their God will be strong and do great exploits. Move beyond your comfort zone into your destiny in Christ Jesus.
Plead the honor and glory of God's name. Throughout the Bible, this is one of the main appeals that intercessory priestly people made before God. They reminded God of His name and glory and appealed for Him to act on behalf of His name.
The Lord wants me to be rooted in Him, not rooted in my idea about Him.
Many Christians regard good feelings as life. Other Christians consider noble thoughts as life. Only Christ is life -- and this life is deeper than emotions and more profound than thoughts.
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
Last updated by Albert Finch Feb 22.