Friday, February 18, 2011

God's Special World

The Secret Place
The Bible speaks of a special place, a world that we should seek out where God’s ways are in operation all the time. It is called the kingdom of God. In God’s world, whatever you desire and ask for you immediately receive because you believe. (Mark 11:24) There, it is so easy to believe because you experience His constant presence so powerfully that it is impossible to experience any fear, any pain, any disappointment, any defeat or any loss.
 In God’s world your desires are all met.(Ps.37:4) There, you live in perfect health and have no financial needs or lack of any kind. There, you are filled with all the fullness of God. Thoughts of lack and thoughts of God's fullness cannot occupy your mind at the same time. There, you can come boldly into His presence night or day. There, He keeps you in perfect peace because you have trained yourself to keep your mind fixed on Him, (Isa.26:3) Once there, all the fruit of the Spirit, love, peace patience, kindness, gentleness and self control are experienced without any effort at all. In that place, your delight is in Him and you find yourself often just bursting out with spontaneous praise! The joy of the Lord becomes so strong inside that you have the sense that nothing can in any way hurt you. There, He always leads you in victory in every possible situation! There, you are truly more than a conqueror through Christ who loves you.

In God’s world, His amazing love for you and care for every detail of your life becomes your overwhelming experience.  Any hurt that you may have suffered; every setback and every rejection instantly melts away in his loving gaze and warm embrace. What a place!
Is it possible for you to have access to God’s world right here in this world of trouble and turmoil? Is there a way to find this place where you can finally be at peace and live without care? Just how can you get to this wonderful experience of knowing all your bills are paid, your family without sickness and disease, well housed and fed and destined for success?
Finding your way there
There is a way, praise God! We read in Matt. 6:33 “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, (His way of doing and being right) and all these things will be added unto you.”  You and I can get there. We can build a bridge in our mind to that special world where only good things happen. 
The way to do it is move there permanently, (Isa. 58:14). It is time to switch off the television and with it the cares of this world. Switch off all the cares of your world, your pains, your trails, all your concerns. It is time to become still and know that He is God. It is time for the revelation that in His presence, nothing can by any means hurt you. It is time to meditate so long and so much on the scriptures of healing that no disease can bear to be in your body. It is time to fill your mind with all the scriptures of His provision that no bill can bear being unpaid, and that no weapon formed against you can possibly prosper!
Living in a world of miracles
How wonderful is this special supernatural world and secret place of God where miracles are the norm and where you can therefore live without care. Decide by an act of your God given free will to move there permanently and begin to see all your needs met in this natural and physical world by supernatural means, (Phil.4:19). Your passport is to be still and know that Jesus is Lord.Your visa is to refuse to let your heart be troubled (John 14:1). Your itinerary is a continuous joyful journey to all those beautiful mental places, the promises of God.  He is not a man that He should lie and they will come to pass if you only believe!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Engage Your Spirit!

Who you really are
Jesus told Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews in John Chapter 3 that one must be born again. He was talking about giving birth to a new you, your spirit man. In verse 6, Jesus explains that this new you or your spirit is not born of flesh but is born of the Holy Spirit. In the same chapter He went on to say that if you lift up the name of Jesus you will not be judged or perish but have eternal life.
The simple act of believing that Jesus is God in human form gives birth to the new you, your spirit man.  “You have been born again, not of corruptible (or perishable) seed, but of incorruptible, the Word of God.” 1 Peter 1:23 “
The fact is that despite all your human imperfections, you are perfect in spirit because your spirit cannot be corrupted! Just like dogs give birth to dogs and people give birth to people, the Holy Spirit gives birth to gods! (Psalm 82:6). You are therefore, like God in spirit. Your spirit has God-like attributes. Your spirit is the real and perfect you.
1 Cor.2:12 “What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God.”
Jesus commands us to engage our spirits. In Galatians 5:1 we read, “Walk and live (habitually) in the (Holy) Spirit, (responsive to, and guided by the Holy Spirit)”
Engaging your spirit puts your new god-man in charge. These are the qualities that your spirit are already imbued with; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, self control and faithfulness (being full of faith) – Gal. 5:22-23. Because they are called fruit of the Spirit we mistakenly think that these qualities have to grow in us. No, as believers we already have them. God is waiting for you to engage who you already are and what you already have.

You are already free!
Engaging your spirit sets you free from absolutely every hindrance or obstacle! “In (this) freedom Christ has made us free (completely liberated us); stand fast then, and do not be hampered or held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery (which you have once put off). Gal.5:1. What powerful words! The Bible tells us here that because we have a spirit man and can choose to walk in it, we have been completely liberated and freed from death, fear, lack of any kind, bad health, poverty, loneliness, helplessness, sin, evil spirits, chemical imbalances, genetic defects, political upheavals, hunger, etc!
For a moment, ponder on what has or is hindering you, and come to a new insight that whatever it is, it has no ensnaring ability to your new spirit man. In fact, everything has become new, no more poverty, sickness or death for you! You stand complete in Him! In fact as He is, so are we in this world. You cannot be poor in spirit, you cannot be sick in spirit. Despite what you may be experiencing, the spiritual reality is that you already have everything you need!
You already have it!
2 Peter 1:3 “His divine power has (already) bestowed upon us all things (health, money, friendship, success, love, peace, joy, faith, hope, etc) that are requisite and suited to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by and to His own glory and excellence.”
The more you meditate on these truths and engage your spirit and spiritual attributes, the more God's blessing will become your natural reality. You cannot release into your life that which you have not received. Once you perceive by studying the Word that you have already received all that God has given you in spirit, you are able to release it into your life!