Wednesday, April 8, 2020

The Prevailing Word of Faith

20 So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed Acts 19:20 KJV

....For I will hasten My word to perform it.” Jeremiah 1:12b MEV

 In our last article, we saw how mighty God's Word is and how it will prevail no matter the situation or circumstance. This was a Word in due season I felt so strong in my spirit to share. God, our Good Father wanted to bring about peace and joy and rest in a time of peril and weariness. 

 Today, it seems good in my heart to continue along these lines. Offering hope and refreshing to a world seemingly overrun with constant negative news. Bringing peace and calm to minds all over the globe as unrest and weariness tries to overtake so many.

 In times of crisis and hardship, we have the choice to respond with Faith or react with fear, frenzied panic and anxiety. Now before we continue, let me say this. God isn't looking down at you with a wagging finger and anger in His heart if you choose fear over Faith.  What He will do is offer you a greater understanding of His Love, Your Righteousness in Christ and His all the time Goodness. He will invite you to receive the prevailing Word. 

 Faith comes to us as we hear the Word. And this Faith comes when the Word prevails over our natural thinking, our wrong thinking, our negative thinking, our small, limited thinking. The Word is the truth, we agree and accept it to see it manifest in our life in its fullness.

 When crises come, when hard times arise we can have Faith instead of fear. When we know we are made perfectly Righteous, and always loved by our Good Father we have confidence He is there with us and for us. His all the time Goodness and never-failing Word gives us the full assurance God will never leave us or forsake us. Resting in the truth He loves us gives us confidence He will be our portion, our full supply no matter the circumstance.

 God is the God of the turnaround. God will turn around any negative situation this fallen world brings about. God will turn around for our good anything the enemy may manufacture against us. God can turn around any situation to bring blessings our way and give glory to His name.

 In 2 Kings 6 and 7, we see a crisis that has besieged the children of Israel. The result? God spoke a Word through the prophet Elisha. That Word prevailed against impossible odds. Instead of famine, the people had an abundance. 

 Jesus, the Word made flesh, understood the power of the prevailing Word of Faith. Luke 17 records His encounter with ten lepers. Take note of Jesus' words here;

14 So when He saw them, He said to them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” Luke 17:14a NKJV

 The leprous men cried for mercy, the healing mercy of God. What did Jesus say or do? Did He lay hands on them first? Did He say "be healed?" Did He lift His hands in prayer for them? No, He did none of these things. He simply spoke. He said go show yourself to the priest. 

 Wait, Jesus, how can lepers show themselves to the priest unless they had been cleansed? How could Jesus say to them go show yourselves to the priest if they currently at that moment still had leprosy? Wouldn't this be lying? Wouldn't this be "denying the circumstances?" 

 No, this is the prevailing Word of Faith in action. Faith speaks the desired result, not the circumstance. Faith speaks the end from the beginning. Faith calls those things that be not as though they were. 

 even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. Romans 4:17b KJV

 What was the result of Jesus' words spoken? 
...And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed. Luke 17:14b NKJV

 The prevailing Word of Faith spoken from our lips prevails over any negative circumstance or situation. Remember Faith is rooted in God's Word, which is eternal truth, and the character of the One speaking, God our Good Father. Faith comes when we hear or give attention to this Word, the promise and provision of God and the character of our God.

 The prevailing Word of Faith has not lost its power or effectiveness just because crisis arises. Yes, darkness may seem to be surrounding you. Negative reports abound. Many people proclaiming doom and gloom. But these reports of the world, the flesh, and the enemy will be overcome by the prevailing Word. 

 Jesus has risen from the grave. He is the triumphant, victorious, overcoming King of kings and Lord of lords. Jesus and the Word have already defeated all the powers of the enemy and stripped him of any authority over you child of God. Again, it may seem like you're surrounded by the enemy, but in truth, you child of God, are surrounded by God, His all the time Goodness, His Love, His Favor and His prevailing Word on the inside is greater than that which is in the World. 

 In summation, know that the prevailing Word of Faith will put you over in this life no matter what you're facing. God's Word prevails against any and all opposition. Get in agreement with this victorious, overcoming Word and watch it prevail in your life. God is for you, not against you. Rest in your Righteousness in Christ and His abounding Love for you. Fear is a liar and Jesus is the victorious One, the One who prevailed against all the curse and the enemy on our behalf. 
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