Scripture For Today:
“King Zedekiah, however, sent Jehukal son of Shelemiah with the priest Zephaniah son of Maaseiah to Jeremiah the prophet with this message: “Please pray to the Lord our God for us.”
God’s Word Needs to Abide in Us pt 2
We have been talking about having the Words of Jesus abide in you. Yesterday, we found out that the key to getting our prayers answered is simple. Abide in Jesus and let His Words abide in you. Amen.
There is only one problem of not having enough faith to receive the answers to your prayers when the Word does not abide in you. If the Word is not abiding in you, in your heart, then faith is not abiding there either. You cannot have Faith in the Word if the Word is not in your heart.
But, if the Word IS abiding in you, then the Faith to believe the Word is there, too! Amen!
If the Word is not abiding in you, you could agree with the Word. You could mentally say, “I believe.” But there is no power there. Why? Because there is no Faith there.
You could get up on top of your roof and yell all day, “I believe I receive.” But if there is no faith there, if the Word is not abiding in you, then you will only end up with a sore throat by the end of the day – and not have enough faith to get that healed either.
On the other hand, if you have been studying the Word of God; if you have been consistently feeding your spirit man the Word of God on a regular basis, you have FAITH dwelling in your heart TO believe. Amen!
So if just a sore throat popped up, you could simply say, “No, I’m not having that. By His Stripes I was healed. If I was healed then I am healed. I declare my healing of this sore throat. Jesus said whatsoever I ask of Him, He would do. Ask is a DEMAND…I DEMAND the demon of sickness behind this sore throat leave now. IN THE NAME OF JESUS, I DEMAND it. Now, Lord Jesus, I do thank you right here and now that your Word is True. I believe my throat is healed and that’s the way it is. I praise you Lord that I abide in you and your Word abides in me. In Jesus Name. Amen!
“Well, brother Bob, what if it doesn’t work?”
Well, you want to know the truth? You’re right! If that is what you believe; if that is what you confess – then the devil wins every single time. It’s that kind of attitude that STOPS you, that STOPS others, from receiving their prayers as answered.
I was the National Concert Coordinator for Dr. Vernard Johnson Ministries. We had a concert in Toledo, Ohio. That is only about 90 minutes or so from my home in Michigan. So I want a couple of days early to spend some time with my dad.
The morning of the concert, I was to go to the event center and start the set up of everything. I woke up that morning with flu symptoms. Fever, cough, an extremely runny nose. No energy.
I prayed, and drove the 90 minutes there. Worked all day coordinating the load in and set up. My day started at about 6am and I arrived at the convention center at 10am. Sound checks with the musicians was at 3pm. Briefing the volunteers was at 5pm and the doors opened at 6pm. The concert started at 7pm with Dr. Johnson taking the stage at 8:15pm and going until 9:30pm. Then the load out started. I finished at 11pm.
I was so sick, I could barely talk. But I was also the MC for the evening. I was also delivering the short sermon theme for the evening. I was NOT going to let this devil stop me from doing my job, which was to be part of ministering the Word to that city. It was a SOUL WINNING CONCERT. And no devil in hell was going to stop me.
I was in a constant state of prayer ALL DAY LONG. I got through it. Once we had loaded out, I went upstairs to Dr. Johnson’s room to tell him we had cleared the arena and I was going to drive the 90 minutes back to my father’s house. I guess I looked like a sight!
He insisted I stay at the hotel, called downstairs and got me a room. I sure did appreciate it too!
I took a hot shower and hit the bed. It was about 1am. I had been on the go for 20 hours, with a demon of flu trying to stop me. BUT HE FAILED. Glory to God!
We had the concert. We had hundreds of people accept the Lord that night.
I woke up in the morning in time to take Dr. Johnson to the airport – and felt absolutely fine. AMEN! That devil had lost. WHY?
Because I had the Word abiding in me. I knew my authority and I was not going to be moved by how I felt. I was moved by the WORD that abided in me.
SO, in answer to the questions, “What if it doesn’t work?” Do not me moved by how you feel. Do not be moved by what you see. Only be moved by the WORD. I did – and God WON. Amen!
I went way over today – but I felt this was something that needed to be shared just to show you what belongs to you – by Faith – Faith in the Word. But it cannot be head knowledge. It has to be heart knowledge. It has to ABIDE IN YOU.
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