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10 Scriptures that Can be used in nearly every mess

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We often learn lists of healing Scriptures, finance Scriptures, family Scriptures, etc. so that in specific crises we know what the Word says.  But if you are a new Christian or if you don’t know the Word as well as you should, or if you are facing multiple battles at once it is great to know that there are some Scriptures that will apply to EVERY situation.  These Scriptures should be learned, considered, meditated and declared in every mess you find yourself in.

10.  Greater is He that is in you, than He that is in the world. (1 John 4.4)

9.  My God shall supply all my needs according to His riches in glory (Php. 4.19)

8. If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8.31)

7. He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? (Romans 8.32)

6. We are more than conquerors through him who loved us (Romans 8.37)

5. So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. (Gal. 3.9)

4.  Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: (Gal. 3.13)

3. Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. (1 John 3.1)

2. Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.  (Romans 5.1-2)

1. Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. (2 Cor. 2.14)

You Can Be Healthy!

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Word of Faith Month October 2009 – Tree of Life Church

God Wants You Well!

In this Biblical, passionate and very practical sermon Benjamin will show you how to enjoy and keeping enjoying divine health every day of your life. Taking the lessons learned in the first three sermons in this series and applying them to victory over sickness, this message is indispensable to anyone who wants to enjoy health and minister healing.

Again to those of you who do not know what thread you are in: this is NO DEBATE. Thanks for respecting the rules of the forum!

Word of Faith Month – October 2009

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This month (October 2009) is Word of Faith month in Tree of Life Church.  On Sundays we are talking about what is faith.  We have discussed that faith is an anchor and that faith is the stuff dreams are made of.

On Thursday night teaching service we are looking at the power of Words and how you can have what you say.

These messages are all available on our website at:

http://treeoflifelondon.weebly.com/word-of-faith-month-october-2009.html

Enjoy listening.  Any testimonies on how these messages have blessed, encouraged and transformed you, please leave in the comments section!
Glory and freedom,

Benjamin

Watch Your Mouth! (By Rev. Kenneth W. Hagin)

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Watch Your Mouth!

By Rev. Kenneth W. Hagin

If you’re going to win in life and achieve all that God has for you, you’re going to have to watch your mouth, making sure that the words you speak line up with the Word of God.

The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. —Proverbs 18:21 (NIV)
Words are containers, and each word we speak is filled with something. Words can be filled with hate, fear, doubt, unbelief, and any other evil. Or words can be filled with love, faith, peace, joy, life, blessing, and any other good. Words can either curse or bless. Words can discourage or encourage. Words can wound or make whole. Words can destroy or bring life.
Words have power! The words we hear can stay with us for a long time. For example, the words we hear in the morning can cause us to make a success of the day, or they can cause us to go through the day robbed of joy and energy.
Do we realize that the last words our spouse and children hear us say in the morning can affect them for the rest of the day? Do we realize that words filled with love and compassion will give our children confidence and enable them to win life’s battles? Do we realize that tender, loving words spoken to a spouse in the morning will send him through the day with a smile on his face and joy in his heart, helping him succeed in everything he does?
I don’t think we fully recognize the tremendous power of our words. We need to understand that our world is influenced by the words we hear and the words we speak.
God created the physical world with the spoken word. And we create the world around us with the words we speak. Fathers, mothers, and children: The atmosphere in your home is a product of what you say. So watch your mouth!
Often, you can walk into a home or even a room and know the kind of words that have just been spoken. You can “detect” them in the atmosphere. If there’s been an argument and harsh words have been spoken, you can sense it the moment you step into the room or get around the people who have been fighting. They have charged the atmosphere with their words.
Just as we can negatively charge the atmosphere with our words, we can also positively charge the atmosphere. That’s why it’s important that we learn to speak the right words. What are the “right” words? Words from the Word of God. Words filled with faith. Words that will equip and energize us to accomplish God’s will and to succeed in life.
Why is it that some children grow up well and strong, work their way through college, and then go out and succeed at life? Often, a main reason is because right words were spoken to them as they were growing up.
We can’t afford to talk failure and doubt over our children. When we do, those words register in their heart and mind. Eventually, those words take root in them and produce negative fruit, or failure, in their life.
What you say to your children every morning can send them off to succeed or to fail. If you tell people long enough that they’re no good or that they’re a failure, they will eventually start living up to what you’ve told them.
Sometimes mischievous children are told, “You’re going to wind up in prison.” And many of them do! If people keep telling a child he’s no good and will never amount to anything—very often those people become right! Why? Because of their words. Over a protracted period of time, those words shaped the mind of that child and set him on a course of failure and destruction.
Yes, people have a personal responsibility to make the right choices in life, but I encourage you to watch your mouth, because the words you speak have an effect on your life and the lives of those around you. So speak words that will edify and build others up, not tear them down. And don’t repeat the gossip you heard. Don’t poison other people’s ears the way your ears were poisoned when the gossip was told to you.
I sometimes have to tell people that my ears are not garbage cans and that I’m not interested in their gossip. The Word of God doesn’t tell us to talk about people’s mistakes. Galatians 6:1 says, “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.”
Save your lips for speaking beautiful, helpful, comforting words. That is your job according to the Word of God.
PHILIPPIANS 4:8 (NIV)

8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
When you think on the kind of things mentioned in this verse, you will then speak those kinds of things. You see, our confession is a declaration of what we believe. The words of our mouth reveal what we have been thinking and believing in our heart.
When we confess the Word of God, we are revealing our belief in God’s Word, our acceptance of His Word, and our confidence in His Word. For example, when we say, “I believe God shall supply all my needs according to Philippians 4:19,” it reveals that we have accepted God’s Word as truth and have enough confidence in God’s Word to speak those words about ourselves personally.

We will eventually say with our mouth what we believe in our heart. That’s why what we believe is so important! Because if we believe an untruth, we will speak that untruth—and our world will be framed by the words of our mouth!
Right thinking produces right believing, and right believing produces right confessing. On the other hand, wrong thinking produces wrong believing, and wrong believing produces wrong confessing. Your confession determines your results in life. You will eventually have what you say. So watch your mouth!
Where do you find the truth that you should think, believe, and speak? In the holy Word of God. God’s Word is truth. And as the truth becomes a part of you, you will begin to speak it with your mouth. As you speak God’s Word, the Word will change your life.
It’s up to you to say the right things. How do you do it? Just say what God says! Think on His Word, believe His Word, and speak His Word. Then you will be a success, charging the very atmosphere around you with life and victory!

The Word of God is Alive!

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Heb 4:12: For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow.

God’s Word is alive and full of power, it has within itself the ability to give life, to heal and to enable Christians to live in victory. The problem is too few Christians understand just how powerful the Word of God is, and even fewer understand how powerful God’s Word is in the life of a believer when it is spoken in faith. Proverbs 18:21 tells us that the power of life and death is in the tongue, the words the we speak can produce life, healing and blessings or they can bring death, sickness and curses. God said to one man, “My Words in YOUR MOUTH are just as powerful as they are in mine.” Wow think about that! We can and should be creating a better world for ourselves; we create the world that we desire by confessing God’s Word over our lives. You see the truth is that we are today what we are because of the words that we have spoken in the past. Words, both positive and negative set the landmarks in your life. Jesus said in Mark 11:23 that we can have what we say, the problem is that we have been saying what we have, for an example, someone who the devil is trying to make sick instead of confessing, “By His stripes I AM HEALED,” are saying “I’m sick”, “I’ve got the flu” or some other thing, there is no power or virtue in confessing sickness, there is no faith in those words to change sickness to health, to make that change we must boldly confess “By His stripes I AM HEALED.” People often ask me to pray for “Their cancer” or whatever, what they do not realise is that they are making a confession of ownership, that cancer does not belong to a born again child of God and it does not come from God either, but it comes from Satan right out of the pit of hell. Instead of making a confession of ownership of sickness make it a confession of ownership of divine healing. Remember, God’s Word is alive and full of power and according to Proverbs 4 it is medicine to all our flesh, so keep taking the medicine by speaking words of faith and watch your circumstance change.

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Say this outloud!

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Through the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross,

I have passed out from under the curse and entered into the blessing of Abraham,

whom God blessed in all things.

(Based on Galatians 3:13-14 NKJ)

A Point About Faith and Confession

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I want to make a point about faith and confession. I believe in confession. I believe in the power of what we say. I often speak out loud the Scripture, knowing that it builds faith in my heart and words have power.

However, simple faith does not need to continually remind itself. If I am swinging and playing with my daughter, then she doesn’t need to continually confess “I believe I receive my Father will not drop me”. She knows me – her relationship with me leads to her trust and her confidence.

In my early days of walking by faith, and bear in mind I came from a religious background that had some poor theology and a whole bunch of doubt and unbelief, I had to confess three times a day healing Scriptures when my son was ill. I had to pace the floor speaking the Word saying “I believe I receive my son’s healing. I believe by His stripes my son is healed.”

Now, 12 years later on, I don’t do that any more. I still speak the Word, but I, and my family, walk in health due to faith in the Lord which is based not on ritual, but on relationship.

Faith grows. Confession is a fine place to start, and we should never reach the place where we are making negative confessions, but faith grows into faith based on relationship due to continual experience of the Lord through His Word.

If I ever am stepping out and I lack peace about something, I will always check out my confession. But I want to be in the place where I trust the Lord because I know Him.

Paul said “I know in whom I have believed”.

Blessings,
Ben

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