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Wisdom Distilled (III)

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The Scripture is clear: we live by faith and NOT BY sight.  If you are letting anything you can see affect your life, your decisions and your thoughts you are not living according to the Word.

He is Alive!

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In the end of the Resurrection season, I just want to say very clearly: JESUS IS ALIVE.

We as Christians are not looking to the teachings of a dead and buried philosopher like the Muslims and Buddhists – we have a relationship with God who became a human, was crucified for our sins, and who rose again on the third day and who is STILL ALIVE TODAY.

Jesus is still the same as He ever was: the sick are still being healed, lives are still being transformed, marriages are still being restored.

Jesus is alive and you, through the Holy Spirit, can have a relationship with Him. In fact, according to John 16.13, you can have a better relationship with Jesus than you could ever have had while He was on earth in the flesh. You, through fellowship with the Holy Spirit, can have more joy, more peace, work more miracles and have more fun than if you were one of the twelve.

You can believe that and receive that or you can doubt and do without.

Selah!

Blessings,
Ben

Satan Defeated (E. W. Kenyon)

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Satan Defeated!

by E.W. Kenyon

Few of us have ever recognized the fact that the Scriptures teach that Satan is defeated as far as the believer is concerned.

He was not conquered by the believer; he was conquered by Christ for the believer in His Substitutionary Work.

The Victory Christ wrought belongs to the believer, because we were identified with Christ in His Substitutionary Work. Right there in the presence of all the hosts of darkness, Jesus conquered the Prince of Darkness.

Rotherham’s Translation is graphic: “He paralyzed the death-dealing power of Satan.”

He paralyzed him. He broke him. Now this is what I want you to notice: This was an Eternal victory. Satan was Eternally broken, Eternally conquered.

Did you notice how Peter puts it? I Peter 5:8,”He goes about like a roaring lion,” and he says, “Whom withstand steadfast in your faith.”

Our combat has been fought and won. There isn’t any battle for you to fight except the battle of faith. You are to fight the good fight of faith. What does that mean?

You are to win all your victories with Words.

You are to learn the words of this Wonderful Book, and with Words, you will conquer the enemy.

You see, your combat is not against flesh and blood, as the Spirit tells us in Ephesians 6:12, but it is against the defeated principalities and powers.

These principalities and powers have all been conquered. Their defeat is spoken of in Hebrews 9:12 as an Eternal redemption from them.

You are Eternally set free. They are eternally defeated,whipped,conquered. You get your liberty by remembering these words and then acting accordingly.

Can’t you see what it means? That Satan knows he is whipped but he doesn’t want you to know it. He wants to keep you in ignorance of it.

The Word Will Change Your Circumstances (Kenneth E. Hagin)

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The Word Will Change Your Circumstances

by Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin

He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. Ps 107:20

A pastor friend of mine once said to the Lord, “Lord, You know I believe in divine healing, but no one in my church is receiving. What’s the matter?”

The Lord said to him, “Why don’t you preach on it?”

So he started preaching on divine healing, and his whole church got healed.

Before, nearly all of them were sick. But they all got healed. That’s what happens when the Word of God is preached. The Word of God is what does the work.

We are affected by the words we hear—whether it’s truth or untruth. You could listen to someone talk who is worried and oppressed. And when you left his presence, you’d feel oppressed yourself. Some people are so full of doubt and unbelief that the very atmosphere around them is charged with darkness. That kind of atmosphere is created by words.

Thank God for the Word of God! His Word is His will. Psalm 107:20 says, “He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” Let’s talk about the Word of God. Let’s talk about healing from the standpoint of God’s Word.

Confession:  I speak the Word of God. I speak faith-filled, life-filled words that change the circumstances around me. I refuse to speak doubt and unbelief.

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