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Declare God’s Word Over Your Situation   Leave a comment

Declare God’s Word Over Your Situation – Joseph Prince Ministries

Psalm 91:2; I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.”

When a great storm arose as Jesus and His disciples were in a boat on the Sea of Galilee, He did not say to His disciples, “The storm is here to teach us courage.” Instead, He took authority over the storm and said, “Peace, be still!” And there was a perfect calm. (Mark 4:39)

When He met the widow of Nain whose only son had died, and on another occasion, the two sisters whose brother Lazarus had died, He didn’t tell them, “God wanted to take him home.” No, He spoke to the dead son: “Young man, I say to you, arise.” (Luke 7:14) And standing outside Lazarus’ tomb, He said, “Lazarus, come forth!” (John 11:43) And both men came back to life.

What have you been saying about your situation?

When you feel the pain in your body, don’t say of the Lord, “God wants me sick to teach me to trust Him more.” Instead, say, “Lord Jesus, I thank You that by Your stripes I am healed.” (1 Peter 2:24)

And while trying to make ends meet, don’t say of the Lord, “The Lord keeps me poor to keep me humble.” Instead, say, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” (Psalm 23:1)

We are living in the last days when there are terrorist attacks and deadly viruses lurking around, and the world is afraid. But we will not speak negative words and be fearful like the people of the world. Instead, we will speak God’s Word and reign over these things. Like the psalmist, we will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.”

So find out what God’s Word says about your situation, believe it and declare it. And because God’s Word cannot return to Him void (Isaiah 55:11), you will see what you believe and confess come to pass!

Posted September 10, 2014 by Free From Burdens in Uncategorized

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Speak Positive Over Negative   Leave a comment

Speak Positive Over Negative – Joseph Prince Ministries

Did you know that there’s power in what you say?

Growing up as a young Christian, I felt like I was called to live an abundant life. I desired an overcoming, victorious, powerful life. But my early years were filled with struggles and frustrations because I had not discovered the power of my words.

The Bible tells us, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue…" (Proverbs 18:21).

As I studied the Bible, the Lord began to show me what the Bible says about the impact of our words. I began to learn how to confess God’s Word and speak words of faith over every situation.

These were revelational truths that changed my life… and they can change your life too!

What you speak over yourself has life-changing power!

Many believers have been taught to stop making negative confessions over their lives.

However, for some, even though they no longer declare sickness, poverty and dysfunction over themselves and their families, they are not experiencing change and God’s manifested promises.

Let me explain with an illustration—if you left your lawn untended for a month what would happen? Would you come back to a neat, landscaped lawn? No, you’d see thorns and weeds instead of beautiful grass. Why? Because the natural tendency of the things of this world is to degenerate and to move toward the negative.

You see, the whole creation fell when Adam fell. The Bible says the whole creation is groaning in pain (see Romans 8:22). If you stop saying negative things, but don’t say anything positive either, you’re still allowing the thorns and weeds of this fallen world into your life.

It’s not enough to stop making negative confessions; it’s time for you to boldly declare God’s promises over your life.

To overcome the negative, you have to begin speaking the positive.

When you speak positive words—when you confess God’s promises—you begin experiencing the manifested goodness and favor of God in unprecedented ways.

It’s important to understand that the words you speak contain power, not because of anything you have done—it’s because of what our Lord Jesus did on your behalf.

Revelation 1:56 tells us that Jesus, "who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood… made us kings and priests to His God and Father…" What does that have to do with the words we speak today? Let’s see how the Bible interprets the Bible.

In Ecclesiastes 8:4, the Bible says "Where the word of the king is, there is power;" in Deuteronomy 21:5, the Bible tells us that by the word of the priest "every controversy and every assault shall be settled."

As a king, your words have power over every situation you face; as a priest, every assault of the enemy and every controversy will be settled by your words.

My friend, that’s good news!

Perhaps you have a physical condition that doctors say you have to be on long-term medication for. Or maybe you have a debt that you just can’t seem to pay off.

Through Jesus’ perfect work at the cross, God has given you power and authority to change your situation.

Right now, you have a choice: you can allow your words to agree with what the circumstances of life are saying, OR you can allow your words to declare the truth of what God says about you.

I’m not asking you to ignore the fact/information that you may have sickness in your body, or may be in a current state of lack or that you might be struggling in any area of your life.

I’m asking you to confess the truth of God’s Word in the face of the facts/information in your life. Death and life are in the power of your tongue, so speak life!

Jesus is the reason you can boldly confess health, wholeness, wisdom, abundance, restoration, favor, long life and so much more.

Because of Jesus, you can declare today:

  • I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:21)

  • I am healed (Isaiah 53:5)

  • I am favored (Psalm 5:12)

  • I am a joint heir with Jesus (Romans 8:17)

  • Everything I put my hand to will prosper (3 John 1:2)

  • I am accepted and approved (Ephesians 1:6)

  • I will have a long life (Psalm 91:16)

These aren’t just some man-made, positive confessions. These are faith-filled, biblical confessions of God’s goodness in your life.

This is how you line up your faith with those things God has already promised you!

Second Corinthians 1:20 says it this way… For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.

That means when you speak God’s promises over your life, you are saying "amen" to everything God has already said "yes" to.

Your relationships, your business, your health, your family—every part of your life is impacted when you learn to speak faith-filled words on a daily basis.

You can live at rest, confessing the goodness of God, because His promises are yes and amen in your life.

Beloved, I am so thankful for you! It is such a blessing to know you are standing with us as we broadcast the gospel of grace around the world.

Thank you for your prayers, your encouragement and your faithful support. Because of your generosity, we are receiving daily testimonies from people whose lives have been changed as they have heard the gospel of grace for the first time.

Thank you for helping make it all possible.

Remember, there is power when you speak God’s Word over your life. Confess His grace, His favor, His goodness and experience power and victory like never before.

In His grace,

Your Words Carry Power   Leave a comment

Good morning all, A few minutes before reading this devotional email from Joseph Prince, I laid hands on my dog and prayed for her to be healed, because she threw up earlier and was breathing hard. While my hands were on my dog I began to have doubt and wonder if I should be doing this because it’s a dog. The Holy Spirit encouraged me and helped me believe in Amelia’s (my dog) healing. He said "my words have power". So I spoke healing in her. I just checked her and she’s breathing fine. Hallelujah; ALL Glory goes to God. The power that dwells in us come from our King, Jesus Christ. God says we are better than animals. Matthew 6:26 says “Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?” If you have doubt for your healing or someone else’s healing, believe you are loved by God and it’s His will for our healing. If we ask and believe, we receive.

Thank You Holy Spirit for helping me. For always being here for us all to help us. Thank You Father for Your Son and not leaving us helpless. Thank You for Your Holy Spirit. Thank You Jesus for EVERYTHING. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Veronica

Your Words Carry Power – Joseph Prince Ministries

Ecclesiastes 8:4; Where the word of a king is, there is power…

In Bible times, a king’s word carried tremendous power. What he decreed would come to pass. It would be done. For example, if he said, “Raise the taxes,” the taxes would be raised.

Do you know that we are kings? The Bible tells us that Jesus has washed us from our sins with His blood and made us kings. (Revelation 1:5–6) And as kings in Christ, our words carry power too.

When we place our hands on a sick person and say, “Be healed,” the person is healed. When we lay hands on our children and say, “Be blessed,” our children are blessed. There is power in our words because they are the words of kings!

When I was a young Christian in my teens, I wanted to practice what I had learnt about the power of my words. There was this particular plant near my home and whenever I passed by it, I would say to it, “Be cursed in Jesus’ name!”

Many days passed. And I will never forget the day when I noticed that the leaves of the plant had turned brown! You may want to try this at home with your potted plants, but bless them instead!

Since our words carry power, can you imagine the harm we do when we say to our loved ones things like, “You are always so careless”, “You are good for nothing” or “You are so stupid”? We are cursing them!

The devil is happy when you use the power of your words against yourself and your loved ones. He wants to see you defeated. So instead of saying, “I am always short of money,” say, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” (Psalm 23:1) Instead of saying, “I am so useless. I can’t do anything,” start saying, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)

Beloved, remember that as a king, what you say will come to pass because where the word of a king is, there is power. So learn to say what God says about you in His Word and see His promises come to pass in your life!

The Word Became Flesh   Leave a comment

The Word Became Flesh -  Andrew Wommack Ministries

When God speaks, His words are binding—they’re like an unbreakable contract. He always says exactly what He means, He never lies, and He never says, “Whoops, I’ve changed My mind.”

Hebrews 1:3 says, “Upholding all things by the word of his power,” and Psalm 89:34 says, “My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.”

This entire universe is being held together by the power of God’s words. It was His word that created the earth and every living thing on it, and by His words, He created Adam and Eve. He didn’t make them or any part of this world with His hands; He spoke it all into existence. Then, after creating all of this, He said,

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. (Gen. 1:28)

He gave absolute dominion to Adam and Eve. When He said “I give you authority and dominion,” He took His power—His right to rule and control the earth—and gave it to physical human beings. In a sense, He excluded Himself from ruling over the earth.

I know that’s a new wrinkle in some of your brains, but it’s true, and it answers many questions concerning the sovereignty of God. In the series I’m airing on the Gospel Truth this month, entitled The Word Became Flesh, I will teach more about God’s sovereignty and what that means to you.

In Psalm 15:4, the Bible says that a godly man will swear to his own hurt and change not. The word godly means like God. God will swear to His own hurt and change not. So, when Adam and Eve disobeyed God, He did not violate His word to save man from the terrible problems that would come from their decisions. Human beings were given this earth to do with as they saw fit. However, this did not catch God by surprise; He knew it was going to happen and already had a plan in place to reconcile man back unto Himself.

For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. (Rom. 5:17-19)

In Revelation 13:8, it says, “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world(underline mine).

These scriptures answer two very important questions: One, why did Jesus have to come to earth, and two, if it was necessary for Him to come, why did God wait 4,000 years to get Him here?

It was a man—a physical human being—who had been given authority on the earth by God. When man allowed himself to be deceived and when he yielded his power to Satan, he became, in a sense, joint-heirs with the devil. Satan has to work through a human being. Man, through his physical body, gave Satan authority on this earth.

Therefore, it was necessary for a man with a physical body to take back that authority.God had to become man, to give Him the authority to execute judgment on the earth: “And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man” (John 5:27). God cannot break or change His word, so He was restricted to act within the word He had already spoken.

But why did it take 4,000 years? Here is the logic: When God created the first man, He said, “Let us make man in our image” (Gen. 1:26). He literally spoke Adam’s body into existence. At that time, He had the legal right to do that because He had not yet given authority over this earth to man.

However, once He had given that authority to man, He could not leave him out of the equation. The last Adam, Jesus, would still have to be spoken into existence by God, but He would have to speak through man. God was no longer in direct control, and a man would have to become the voice of His words. Psalm 115:16 explains—

The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.

That is a strong statement. In other words, everything outside of the earth belongs to God, but the earth He gave to the children of man. God literally placed restrictions on Himself through His own words. He had to work through people, and there were very few people sensitive enough to hear Him in their hearts and then prophesy what they heard.

God had to create the new Adam through words spoken by someone with a physical body. Galatians 4:4 says, “But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son.” If you study that out, it means at the appropriate moment. Until then, all the prophetic utterances hadn’t been spoken. Jesus could not come onto the scene until everything that had to be said was said.

For example, it had to be prophesied that Jesus would be born of a virgin. That was critical because Jesus would not be just a good man—Jesus was God manifest in the flesh. Through Mary, Jesus received a physical body, but it was the blood of God the Father flowing through Him. He was a God-man.

Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. (Luke 1:34-35)

Here is what I believed happened. Mary asked, “How’s this going to happen?” She wasn’t questioning the possibility; it was just the how. And the angel said that the word of God is the incorruptible seed:“All of the words spoken over 4,000 years, through hundreds of people, are going to conceive in you.” First Peter 1:23 says, “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.”

The Greek word for “seed” in this scripture is spora. It comes from the same root word as sperma, which is talking about the seed of a man. The virgin birth of Jesus was completely natural in every respect except one: It was not the seed of a man. The seed was the word of God. The Word became flesh! All that had been prophesied about Jesus became the spora, or the seed.

Whether it’s literal or symbolic, I believe that each of us have a spiritual womb. We take the supernatural words of God—the seed of the miracles we need—and we meditate on them until they conceive, until we can see the result in our hearts. Then, when we can see it, we can speak it into existence. This is what Jesus was talking about in Mark 11:23:

For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. God’s Word is living and alive. His Word is health unto all of your flesh and life to them that find it. He sent His Word to heal and deliver from destruction and more. And for those who will place His words in their hearts and allow those seeds to conceive, they will in time see the manifestation of what they believe and speak.

The Word Became Flesh – Article – Andrew Wommack Ministries

Call It Forth!   Leave a comment

Call It Forth! – Joseph Prince Ministries

Romans 4:17; …God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;

“Pastor Prince, I feel the pain in my body. How can I go around saying that Christ has redeemed me from this sickness? How can I say that by His stripes I am healed?”

Well, God’s way is to call those things that are not as though they are. And because you are made in God’s image, you can also call those things that are not as though they are!

When God wanted to make Abraham a father of many nations, what did He do? He changed the way Abraham talked. At that time, Abraham did not even have a single child from Sarah because she was barren. So how could he become a father of many nations?

God changed the way he talked. How? By changing his name from Abram to Abraham, which means “father of many nations”. (Genesis 17:5)

Just imagine: From then on, every time he met someone, he would say, “Hi, my name is Father Of Many Nations.” Every time dinner was ready, Sarah would call out to Abraham, “Darling…Father Of Many Nations…dinner is ready! Father Of Many Nations…” You can just hear their neighbors saying, “They want a child so much they have gone mad!” But God changed the way Abraham talked so that he called forth what God saw him already blessed with.

You know, when Jesus saw the man with a withered hand, He didn’t say, “My goodness! It is so withered!” He said, “Stretch out your hand!” (Matthew 12:13) He called forth what He wanted. He looked at the paralytic and said, “Rise, take up your bed and go home!” (Matthew 9:6) He didn’t see the way it was in the natural. He saw the way God meant it to be and He called it forth.

Genesis 1 tells us that in the beginning, there was darkness over the face of the whole earth. God saw the darkness and He said, “Light be!” And light was. God called forth what He wanted and it became so! If it had been me or you, we would probably have said, “Whoa! It is so dark!”

My friend, despite the pain, call forth your healing. It is pointless to state the obvious. So change the way you talk. See the way God meant it to be, and start calling forth your healing and wholeness!

The Power Of Your Words   Leave a comment

The Power Of Your Words – From Joseph Prince Ministries

Proverbs 18:21; Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

Most people, when they desperately want something, will say things like, “I am dying for that piece of cake!” Few will say, “I am living for that piece of cake!”

What is worse is that we are quick to mention death when things go wrong. We Singaporeans are quick to say things like, “Die lah! Die lah!” at the drop of a hat. Nobody says, “Live lah! Live lah!”

Yet, the truth is that every word you speak has power—to build or destroy hopes and dreams, to restore or cause loss, to heal or break the spirit, to bring delight or despair, to bless or curse—for God’s Word says that death and life are in the power of the tongue.

So stop lining your words up with the negative circumstances. Instead, start lining your words up with God’s Word and release the power of His Word to work for you.

For example, instead of speaking lack and poverty, say, “God’s Word tells me that the good things are already here. I therefore pronounce my life blessed. I pronounce my life successful. I pronounce my life great. Darkness and gloom, poverty and sickness, defeat and depression, will not be in my life!”

Instead of speaking sickness and death, say, “I will live long. I will not die young. Jesus died young for me so that I can live long for Him. I am the righteousness of God in Christ and God’s Word declares that no evil befalls the righteous. So no evil will come on me now and in the future!”

Instead of speaking fear over your children, say, “God’s Word declares that the seed of the righteous shall be delivered. Therefore, my children are delivered from every curse, every power of darkness and every evil. In the name of Jesus, I call forth a great, bright and blessed future for my children!”

God wants you to have a life filled with good days and an abundance of every good thing. So say, “In the name of Jesus, I command blessings, favor, health, provision, protection, dominion and power to fill my life!”

THE POWER OF GOD’S WORD   Leave a comment

THE POWER OF GOD’S WORD from our Lord Jesus given to Andrew Wommack Ministries

Luke 8:11, "Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God."

LUKE 8:11-15

It is through the reading of the Word and the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit that Christ in His fullness is known. What a privilege it is today to have God’s Word in our own language. Six hundred years ago there was no English translation of the whole Bible. Thanks to the efforts of John Wycliffe (1384) and William Tyndale (1523), today we are able to read and understand the writings of the apostles for ourselves. Men gave their lives to bring us God’s Word. We should take advantage of this wonderful privilege.

The piece of armor known as the "sword of the Spirit" is the only piece of armor that has the ability to cut, wound, and hurt our enemy, the devil. It’s not the Bible lying on your coffee table that makes the enemy flee, but it is the Word of God hidden in your heart, activated by the power of the Holy Spirit, and spoken in an appropriate situation. It’s similar to what is spoken when Jesus said in John 6:63, that "…the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit and they are life." The Word by itself doesn’t make us free. It is the Word we know and speak that will deliver us (Jn. 8:32).

Why is the Word so effective? It’s because it is the WORD of God. It has authority, because it is indeed the WORD of God. God’s Word supersedes all authority of the church, of reason, of intellect, and even of satan himself.

It is the Holy Spirit that wields this Word as it is spoken in faith. Speaking God’s Word in faith brings the Holy Spirit into action. In Luke 4, when Jesus was tempted of the devil for forty days, it was the Word of God, that Jesus used to defeat the enemy in the time of His temptation. Jesus constantly met His temptation by quoting from God’s Word as He repeatedly stated the phrase, "It is written." Likewise, the Christian soldier must avail himself of God’s Word by placing it in his heart, so that the Holy Spirit may bring it forth at the appropriate time to accomplish a complete and total victory. It’s yours!

Luke 8:11-15; 11 “Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. 12 Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. 13 But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. 14 Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity. 15 But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.

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