The Sword Of Your Spirit
The Truth Transforms !!
So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect,
useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the things for which I sent it.
ISAIAH 55 : 11
WHEN YOU HOLD YOUR BIBLE IN YOUR HANDS .. WHAT IS YOUR HONEST OPINION OF IT ?
Do You Feel As Though You Are Holding Just Another Book That People Have Advised You To Read .. Or .. Do You Actually Realise That You Are Holding An Extremely Powerful Weapon ?
The Sword Of Your Spirit !! i.e. Your Bible !! .. The Precious Word of Our Living God, Filled With Inherent Power !! .. When God Speaks .. Powerful .. Very Powerful Things Take Place !!
In Isaiah 55 : 11 you hear an extremely reassuring promise from God .. In No uncertain terms, God declares to you that when He speaks, each and every word that comes out of His mouth, will Never return to Him empty and void .. Oh No !! .. God’s Word Will Always, Always, Always Accomplish Its Purpose !!
THE POWER IN GOD’S WORD MAKES THIS AN ABSOLUTE GUARANTEE !!
Now .. The amazing thing about God’s Word is that, as powerful as the words are when God speaks them .. You too have the ability to speak His Word and release into your life the great powers that God’s Words contain !!
If you will simply decide that you are no longer going to keep on rehearsing and repeating how you do or do not feel .. And .. If you decide that you are no longer going to keep on reacting to and declaring each and everything that you are thinking about .. If Instead .. You make the commitment that from this day onwards, you will study and learn to speak God’s Word .. The power will be set free and released into your lives, into your situations, and into your circumstances !!
The Sword In The Body Armour Of The Lord !! .. The Precious Word Of God !! .. If spoken in full faith out of the mouth of a believer has the full ability to totally change and turn each and every situation around !!
Now .. While it may be a fact that you certainly do experience some negative feelings .. some negative thoughts .. and some very negative situations .. You must Never, Never forget that God’s Word is the Truth .. And .. The Truth is far more powerful than any of the facts !!
Here is a perfect example of the TRUTH versus the FACTS.
Jesus’ good friend Lazarus was dead for four days .. That Is A FACT .. However .. When Jesus Who is the TRUTH moved towards the tomb and spoke .. The TRUTH changed the FACTS .. Lazarus rose from the dead !! And .. This Is Far From The Only Example That You Have .. All throughout the Bible you can read many, many accounts of people who were sick ..
People who had incurable diseases .. People who were unable to walk .. People who were possessed by demons .. People who were lost and filled with hopelessness .. Until .. They Spoke To Jesus !! .. And .. When He responded .. When Jesus spoke .. Their facts were changed !! .. Each and every one of those people were healed, cured, restored, delivered, and set free !!
Are You Ready To Allow The Truth To Come In And Totally Change And Transform Your Life ?
If Your Answer Is Yes Then . You have to Stop, Stop, Stop magnifying and blowing up the Facts of
your circumstances above God and the power of His Word !!
WHEN GOD SPEAKS – THINGS CHANGE !!
Now .. While this is extremely inspiring and encouraging for you to know .. The News Actually Only Gets Better !! .. And Here Is Why.. GOD HAS ALREADY SPOKEN !!.. And ..All you have to do is believe and have faith in what He has said !!
The Word of God is full to overflowing with powerful, life changing promises that God has made to Each and Every person who will believe them and act accordingly !!
No Matter how negative, painful and unpleasant the FACTS in your life might appear to your human eye .. If you will open the door for Jesus to come in .. If you believe and speak His Word in absolute faith .. His Truth will be released into your life .. And .. The power of the Lord will set you free from everything that is holding your life hostage .. Each and every chain of bondage will be broken and destroyed !!
And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free .. John 8 : 32
God, your Father says His Word is like a seed .. When you plant the seed by Speaking it .. Praying it .. Believing it .. And Acting on it .. The seed will produce exactly what it says !! .. Why ? .. Because God promises that it will produce !!
Right Now Is The Time For You To Grab Onto Your Rope Of Hope !!
You Must Start A Very Serious Campaign In Your Life !! .. You must speak the Word of God as regularly and as often as you can !! .. You must decide that no matter how scary and negative the facts may look, you are going to believe and honour God’s Word more than you believe your circumstances .. And .. You must commit to being steadfast and determined to hold onto our confession of faith in Jesus Christ !!
Inasmuch then as we have a great High Priest Who has [already] ascended and passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession [of faith in Him] .. Hebrews 4 : 14
If you will begin to apply these very simple yet extremely powerful principles into your life .. It will not take very long before you will be out there sharing your amazing testimonies of God’s awesome victory in your life.
God’s Word !! .. His Truth !! .. His Power !! .. His Sword of your Spirit !! .. Will Strengthen You And Gracefully Enable You To Turn Every Test Into Your Testimony And Every Mess Into Your Message !!
WHATEVER BREAKTHROUGH YOU ARE BELIEVING JESUS FOR, HE SAYS TO YOU .. I AM WILLING !!
See Yourself In Christ !!
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
I remember going through a terrible time of depression when I was 18 years old. Believing that I was demon-possessed, I sought out a great man of God to have him cast the devil out of me. But when this man of God laid hands on me, he began to prophesy over me. He said, “Joe, I see you preaching to thousands and used by God to impact thousands of lives. Joe, you are called by God and the devil is attempting to stop you.”
“What? I came here for deliverance! I am only interested in saving my own life, not preaching nor impacting lives,” I thought to myself then.
You see, what happened was that at that moment, God allowed this man to step into the timeless zone He exists in to bring my future before me. As far as God was concerned, my future had already happened, though I was only 18 years old then. Today, I am a pastor of a church which has more than 19,000 members. Today, I am seeing what was told to me long ago.
God does not see as we see. Abraham was a childless, 100-year-old man. His wife, Sarah, at 90 years old, was doubly dead in her womb. (Genesis 17:17) Yet, God saw him and talked to him as if he were already the father of many nations.
My friend, God wants you to see the way He sees. Right now, you may see yourself going through a trial in your marriage, work, finances or health. But God sees a blessed marriage, success at work, supernatural increase in wealth and a healed body because He tells you that you are already blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.
You see, God sees you in Christ. So when you see yourself in Christ, who is outside time, you step into the timeless zone. In that timeless zone in Christ, whatever needs and trials of yours are already removed, repaired, restored or resurrected! In that timeless zone in Christ, you are already blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places!
Then He got up, ordered the wind to stop, and said to the sea, " Be still, absolutely still ! "
The wind stopped blowing, and the sea became very calm. MARK 4 : 39
ARE YOU STILL CARRYING THAT SUITCASE AROUND WITH YOU ? ..You know that suitcase from your past .. the one where you have neatly stored all you past pains, fears, distrust, anger and bitterness .. Well, are you still carrying it around with you ? ..
So, if you are still carrying the suitcase full of your past around with you .. Are you having fun with it ? .. Is it bringing you happiness and joy ? .. Does it fill you with peace every time you open it up and go for a little trip down memory lane ?
Do you feel like you have a constant storm raging inside of you ? .. Does it feel as though your soul is in a tiny boat that is being battered and beaten by wave after wave of unresolved issues ? .. Do you feel like you are sinking because dragging your past around with you is weighing you down and wearing you out ?
In the above Scripture, we are told the story of the night when Jesus took His disciples on a boat trip across the Sea of Galilee .. As they were on their journey, a violent storm came up .. The wind was so strong that it caused the waves to crash up against their boat, throwing them around and filling the boat with water .. The disciples began to panic in the midst of the storm .. But Not Jesus .. He was fast asleep at the back of the boat.
The disciples scrambled to wake Him up, and when Jesus was awake they asked Him why He did not care that they were all about to drown .. Initially Jesus did not address the disciples, instead He calmly stood up and spoke to nature .. He ordered the wind and the sea to stop and to become calm and still .. In an instant the storm was over and they were surrounded by a great calmness and peace.
So, is your past - filled suitcase making you feel a little like the disciples felt on their sinking boat ? ..
Here's Another Question ..
Have you allowed Jesus Christ to stand with you in your boat and speak His peace over the things from your past that still haunt and trouble you ?
Are you aware that as you continue your journey through this life .. it is the resolved issues from your past that you will be able to benefit from in your future .. You will never be able to reap anything good out of all the unresolved issues that you carry around with you !!
The great tragedy with many of us however, is that we have become so obsessed with keeping our pain active and alive .. and the reason that this truth is so tragic and sad, is because your true power and future potential can never be activated and set in motion because your past remains so unresolved.
You have become a prisoner of your past .. handcuffed and jailed by each and every uncertain, unanswered and unsettled event that you have managed to squeeze into that suitcase that you drag everywhere with you.
But if you have any hope what-so-ever of witnessing God's great power shining through the pain of your past experiences .. You are going to have to make some serious choices.
You are going to have to decide to allow God's healing process to take hold of your heart and your mind, so that He can lead you away from all your resentment and bitterness, into a solution that will break your chains and remove the handcuffs of the past .. so that you may have and enjoy the freedom that Jesus died to give you.
You are going to have to learn to let yourself trust again .. because if you do not, you will just continue to cut yourself off from the loving, caring arms of God, Who is so desperate to share with you His freedom and release.
The next time you open your mouth to speak .. can you for just a moment pay very careful attention to what you hear yourself saying ..
For many of us, all we can talk about is our past .. and we do this because sadly we stopped living all those years ago .. we speak of our past, as if it were the present .. our past has done such a brilliant job of stealing the present right out of our hands .. Are you satisfied and happy enough to carry on like this ? ..
IF NOT THEN IN JESUS NAME .. STAND UP AND CLAIM YOUR LIFE BACK !!
God's healing process together with His grace and power allows you the freedom to taste life again .. free from the chains that are tying you to yesterday .. free from the suitcase that has been blocking your footsteps into the wonderful, exciting, blessed here and now that God has waiting just for you.
GOD I THANK YOU FOR HAVING FAITH IN ME .. UNTIL I LEARNED TO HAVE FAITH IN YOU
Ana & Andre Schoonbee
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