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Our lives are molded by what we believe. Have you ever known someone that truly believed they were unworthy? They are always down on themselves for this problem, that mistake, life is not fair and they cannot do anything right. Conversely have you known successful people that have a great outlook on life, they are confident, trust God, optimistic and things seem to go right for them. What we see that has the greatest effect on their lives is what they believe. People of all abilities have been able to prosper. People with great abilities have faltered. So, if what I believe in my heart effects my life I need to mold my heart to to receive what I want.
There are two viewpoints you can adopt here. You can rely on the five senses and what the world has to say about you and believe in what you can do naturally or look at God's Word and lift your understanding to a spiritual level. Since the standard of the world is often impossible to measure up to (you must be this skinny, this good looking, this smart, this aggressive etc.) I prefer to look at the Word, for God looks at the heart of man.
Jehoshaphat also looked at God and didn't rely on his five senses. In the previous teaching God told Jehoshaphat that the battle was God's so Jehoshaphat believed him and sent singers out in front of the armies. The people believed also because they had been taught the Word of God. They confessed the promise of God and saw it come to pass. The armies that had come up against Judah ended up destroying each other.
What we confess and believe becomes critical. Here is the first step:
On the other hand, if you confess with your mouth the negatives of the world and believe in your heart that you are unworthy, inadequate, not smart enough, etc. you will receive those consequences. I prefer the consequences of salvation.
We unleash the power of God when confess His Word and believe. If God told you to move a mountain you could do it. Not that He is going to do it (it would be a special situation for sure) but Jesus Christ says that to illustrate a point.
As we put the Word of God in our heads and our hearts we become more attuned to God's will. These people in the Bible that did miracles and received revelation did more than just go to church on Sunday. God was a daily part of their lives. It all comes down to this: What God said is true or it is a lie. There is no riding the fence. You are either standing up and believing that you are a son of God with all power or you are as any other natural man in the world relying on his own inadequate abilities. You are either believing that God has given His gift of Holy Spirit that we may operate all nine manifestations and walk in this life as super conquerors or not. The Word says:
You either believe that God has sent his Son to heal us and that by his stripes we were healed or you give place to the devil and recognize and glorify the sickness that he is responsible for and, by the way, has no right to impose on us. The Word says:
We have been delivered, we have been healed, we can remind God of this! There are numerous examples of this in His Word. Jehoshaphat came to God in front of the congregation and prayed speaking the promises of God:
We must speak the promises of God also. When your employer or customers give you a check you must present it to the bank in order to get reimbursed. God has given us promises that are far better than checks (there is no chance that they will bounce)
We must know who we are and confess it -- a son of God with all power.
We must know what is available and confess it -- an abundant life.
We must not let ourselves be talked out of it.
Come to God daily, seek him, know His promises, claim them and walk out victorious.
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