Proclaim Or Be Claimed
Pursue – Find the word.
The Bible is full of promises for us. There are answers to each of our situations; we only have to seek Him. Jeremiah 29:13, “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.”
Personally, I need healing. We know that in Isaiah 53:5 and 1 Peter 2:24 that we were healed. That price has been paid and it is one of the promises for us. Mark 16:18, God said we would lay hands on the sick and they would recover!
So what answers do you need?
Are you anxious? Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Depressed? Nehemiah 8:10, “….Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
Broken? Psalms 147:3, “He heals the brokenhearted. And binds up their wounds.”
Fear? 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
Anger? James 1:19-20, “19 So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; 20 for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.”
Great are the promises of God. Purse the promises that God has for you!
Proclaim – Say the word.
Found your promise? Now proclaim it. Romans 10:17 says, “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Hearing, not heard. Hearing is active. Our ability to receive is greatly increased as we read the Word aloud. We believe our voice better than anyone else’s.
It seems repetitive to keep doing and saying the same thing. Soon, we become discourage if we don’t see results. We are part of a generation where everything is at our fingertips. Patience is hard to find because of the instant gratification we see daily. God doesn’t work that way. Faith isn’t instant. It takes time to burry, water and grow those words in your Sprit.
Even if it seems like nothing is happening, it is in your Spirit. God’s Word is alive and will bring life to those situations. We have to hold onto that faith.
Remember, bitter water and sweet can’t flow from the same source, James 3:11. Even if your mind screams otherwise, say the Word that God has given you. Never speak what the devil keeps pushing because that will only send us backward.
Possess – Live the word.
Once the Word becomes more than lip service, once it is alive in us, then we have something. This is when our lives fundamentally change.
Hebrews 4:12, “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
The word is alive, powerful and there for our good. We have to let it soak in. Let it be more real than the air that you breathe. I want to profoundly change my life and I have the most powerful tool to do so. I also have the best companion to assist in that.
John 14:26, “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”
Simple steps? Yes, but sometimes it is easier said than done. By God, all things are possible and we can be the one person that starts a revival by allowing God to break every chain in our lives. Our testimonies are powerful and God wants to give us something that will shake this world. Who’s ready?