Imagination is a Good Thing

on Saturday, May 19, 2007

Hebrews 11:1

“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

We’ve been taught that you can have what you say. We can speak the things that be not as though they are (Romans 4:17) and bring them into physical manifestation.

That is all well and good, but many times I have been speaking things without actually seeing them first. That statement may sound confusing, so let me explain.

Before going out and using your faith, speaking out things. You need to see them. Imagine them. Hold them in your mind, experience them in your imagination. Here is a good example.

Let’s look at healing… you have to see yourself healthy, whole, without the disease or condition. If you have a wart on your big toe, you need to see your big toe without the wart. Imagine what it would look like, what it would feel like.

THEN you go for it, use your faith.

That is hope… you earnestly expect your faith to manifest this thing, speaking it into manifestation in Jesus’ name.

See yourself driving that car, see yourself living in that house, see yourself promoted, see yourself whole and living in divine health, see yourself in healthy relationships.

Reach for the stars. The Creator of the universe is before us longing to give us the desire of our hearts according to His will. The only limit is what we place on ourselves, the Father wants us to be living heaven on earth. That is why Jesus died and rose again, so that the Blessing of Abraham might come upon you and me.

It’s my privilege to receive the Blessing, and my duty to honour His sacrifice, and use the Blessing for the expansion of His Kingdom.

-=faithman2k=-


Meditations on the Presence of the Holy Spirit

on Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Calm
True Peace
Gentle promptings
Whispers in your heart
Follow Me, Follow Me, Follow Me
Come higher
Clarity
Worship washing over me
wave upon wave
He’s here

-=faithman2k=-

It Clicked Today

on Saturday, May 12, 2007

I’m humbled by how the Holy Spirit, God Himself, actually speaks to me.
It is my honour and privilege to do His will.

I have struggled with sin since becoming aware of aspects of my life
that were displeasing to the Father.

Romans 7:14-15
We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a
slave to sin.
I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but
what I hate I do.

The flesh enjoys sin, and I despise myself for it afterwards. An unkind
word, ignoring the Holy Spirit, it’s all selfishness the rest is just
details, sin comes easy to the flesh, because it is selfish.

I was sorely tempted today and I opened my heart to the Holy Spirit and
asked Him for help. It was there in an instant, before I finished my
plea.

James 4:7
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee
from you.

There it was plain as day. I had read this SO many times before and
thought I understood. I had heard it taught more times than I can
count. But today was different. Today there was illumination from Him.
I asked and He was there to give it to me.

Growing up in the household of Faith has taught me to be aggressive
with the devil. You don’t put up with his crap. You pull out your sword
and you use it on him. But there are times when you need to step back.
Battles are not straight forward sometimes and require wisdom for
victory to be manifest.

Submit. Such a simple word, and yet, that is where the power lies in
this scripture. My focus had always been on resist. It’s impossible to
resist being the weak vessel that I am, without first submitting to the
One who can give you His power to resist. Self-reliance will get you
killed, relying on Him, submitting to Him is life (John 10:10).

Submit.

-=faithman2k=-

Here is Wisdom

on Saturday, May 05, 2007

You determine the size and strength of the enemy by the amount of the
Word of God in you. (a man I admire a lot said this a few weeks ago)

-=faithman2k=-

Contemplating the Glory

on Tuesday, April 17, 2007

I’ve been thinking about this, and wrote a few things in my diary at
the beginning of last year. I wanted to transfer some of it online so
that I have access to it anywhere and anytime. If anyone else is reading this
and benefits then I hope it blesses you like it has me. This year has been
a manifestation of His glory for me so far, I expect it to continue and
intensify.

The Glory is the manifest presence of God heavy with everything good.

Think of this. Imagine a fish in water. This water environment provides
everything to create life and sustain it. There’s nothing outside of
the water that the fish needs, in fact, things from the outside may
actually be harmful (envisage a hook with bait).

When the water flows the fish moves with the water, there is little to
no effort in that movement.

Now imagine the fish out of the water, it’s helpless it’s flopping
about on land in a futile attempt to do something to live, but if it
doesn’t get back in the water it will soon die.

When I’m/you’re not in the presence of God I’m/you’re like a fish out
of water. A lifestyle of being in His presence is what I want. It’ll provide everything you need and everything you’ll ever want.

-=faithman2k=-

Being Like God

on Thursday, April 12, 2007

1 Peter 1:16

“…Be ye holy; for I am holy”

God is a faith God. He speaks the things that “be not as though they
were”.

Therefore knowing how God works, when He said BE holy, that was like
saying “light BE”. His faith is now activated, and He earnestly expects
me/us to BE holy. I’m just going to agree with Him… what about you?

Just another tidbit

-=faithman2k=-

on Sunday, April 08, 2007

I’ve been reflecting on my salvation for a few weeks now, but more so in this lead up to Easter and last night as I was falling asleep something was brought to my remembrance.

I was saved at a young age and really didn’t understand it for many years; and to be truthful am only now starting to get it a little. I drifted away from God. I can offer no excuse (I judge myself in this area and ask for His forgiveness… and of course, received it. He is SO good to me).

I look back as a teenager and younger adult (I’m still young, by most people’s standards) and I remember how I would wallow in despair. This would happen for days, weeks and at one stage months. I’m sure I wasn’t a person that was fun to be with. It was a dark time and for whatever reason I wanted the darkness (I still don’t know why).

I’m not going to go into any more detail except to say that it was a path of destruction and it was spiralling down with no apparent route of escape (not that I was looking for one).

I thank God that He sent Jesus to save me from the depths of despair. He truly saved my life.

Something I read recently which is VERY true… people want to be around happy people. It’s no fun being around someone who is always a downer, always negative. Jesus was a happy person, people would flock to see Him or hear Him and to be with Him. That is strength… “…the joy of the Lord is my strength” Nehemiah 8:10

He is Risen!!!

-=faithman2k=-