Did you know that Faith has vision?
Faith has vision because it both sees and knows the end result. It enables you "to see" the things you desire before you receive them. But i’m not talking about looking through your natural eyes but rather through the eyes of faith. That means to look through the eyes of God’s Word because His Word ‘paints the picture’ of what we want to receive. Praise God that there is nothing blind about faith!
While faith has vision it is important to note that fear has vision too! While faith pictures us with the answer, meditating on fear pictures us without it!
For example: Fear sees you without the answer Faith sees you with the answer Fear sees the worst result Faith sees the desired result Fear links you to the natural Faith links you to the supernatural
Therefore, it is important to learn to recognise when you are looking at your circumstances through the eyes of fear so you can stop, change focus, and walk by faith in what God’s Word says instead!
I have a girlfriend whose son was suffering from an undiagnosed medical condition. However, all the test results were leaning towards leukemia. At first my girlfriend was overcome by fear. She allowed fear to lead her and as she meditated upon the fears she began to picture her son without hair due to future treatment, picture herself at his funeral and even visiting his grave! After we chatted and prayed together on the phone she made the decision to picture her son’s condition through the eyes of what God’s Word instead. She began to see him healed, as a young man graduating from high school and university, on his wedding day and on presenting her with her first grandchild. She also exercised her authority over the physical condition of His body and commanded healing to manifest. Needless to say the test results came back clear of leukemia and he recovered from that condition!
So let this simple message encourage you to only focus on what God's Word says about your situation so that you can see the supernatural transform the natural.
That's Living above the Line!
Copyright 2009 IT IS FINISHED by Nerida Walker
Monday, December 28, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
When it comes to facing and overcoming fear we need to know the POWER of God’s love toward us!
1 John 4:18 (NKJV) There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. (NIV says… fear has to do with punishment).
To have lasting victory over fear we need to replace our fears by meditating on the truth of God’s unconditional love for us.
Rom 8:14-16 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”
Rom 8:38-39 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Below is one of my favourite Scriptures on God's love. I encourage you to spend time meditating on what this is saying to you personally until God's love comes alive and real to you personally...
Eph 3:16-19 (Amp) May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality]. 17May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love, That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God's devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it]; [That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!