Blessed to Be a Blessing

"The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich" (Prov. 12:22a).


What Must You Renew to Live the Abundant Life?


Your Mind.

How to Renew Your Mind by Faith in God's Promises

by Philip C Jones

First of all, what is faith? Faith is acting on the Word of God. Faith is a smile. If you really believe God heard and answered your prayer the moment you prayed, then you would smile. Faith is always past tense. Faith says, "I have prayed and have believed (past tense) I have received what I prayed for." Doubt is future tense. Doubt says, "I am believing (future tense) for what I prayed for and I have not received it." So, faith says, "I've got it, even though I can't see it." Doubt says, "I don't have it because I can't see it." See the difference?

The Bible says in Hebrews 11:1 that faith is a substance. “Now faith is the substance of things of hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” This faith, this substance, is what you need to give substance to what you desire, what you hope to come to pass. If your hope has no substance, it will just stay hope and will never become reality. It’s like a balloon without air.

So how does your faith give substance to your hope? Your faith gives substance to your hope when you release your faith. How do you release your faith? You release your faith through works. I’ll explain. It is written in James 2:17, “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.” What are works? Works are corresponding actions and deeds of obedience. Corresponding actions and deeds of obedience would be your words, actions and celebration that you exhibit when you release your faith for something you have hoped to receive.

Let me give you an example of works in action. Let’s say a very honest and wealthy friend of yours hands you a check for thirty million dollars. What would you do? Like most normal people, you would probably shout, jump for joy and celebrate. When your bank statement would show up in the mail a week later, would you shout, jump for joy and celebrate? No, because you already did your shouting and celebrating the moment your friend handed you the check, not when your bank statement showed up.

It is the same way when you ask God for something. You must believe God heard and answered your prayer the moment you prayed. The moment you are done praying, you shout, jump for joy and celebrate even though what you have believed for has not manifested yet, shown up. That’s releasing your faith through words, actions and celebration. And your works, your words, actions and celebration give substance to what you hope for. Eventually your hope will become reality. That’s how faith works, that’s how you release your faith through words, actions and celebration.

Remember in Luke 5:4 when Jesus told Peter and his fishing partners to launch their nets for a great catch even though they had fished all night and caught nothing. Peter could have had faith and believed the words of Jesus, but not released his faith by acting on Jesus‘ words. But Peter and his partners believed and acted on what Jesus said and they launched their nets into the lake and caught a great multitude of fish. Their actions were their works that released their faith for their hope, a multitude of fish. Their works completed their faith. Faith without works “is dead , being alone” according James 2:17.

There is one other work, a very powerful work, that will help to release your faith. And that is sowing a financial seed where God instructs you to sow. It is an offering above and beyond your tithe (ten percent of your income). Let me explain. Let’s say you prayed and asked God to give you boldness to share the Gospel with people you might come in contact with at work or in the marketplace. Along with your prayer for boldness, you would also sow a financial seed. You would name your seed “boldness.” The moment you prayed and sowed your seed, you would immediately shout, jump for joy and celebrate because you believed God heard and answered your prayer and granted you a harvest of boldness. Your sown seed would help to give substance to what you hoped to see come to pass, boldness in your Christian walk. If you would like more light on this subject of “sowing and reaping,” click Name Your Seed.

Very Important Note: Be patient and stay in faith and your answer(s) will manifest (appear). One man who was trusting in God's Word to come to pass in his life became discouraged. He told the Lord he was declaring God's Word, His promises, but he just didn't believe they were true in him. The Lord told him to continue declaring God's Word and eventually God's Word would become real in him. So be patient and continue to act like God's Word is true in you by releasing your faith through your words, actions, celebration and seed sown which will give substance to your hope, your desire, God's promises.

And there you have it. How to release your faith in God's promises to live the abundant life. May all your hopes and dreams be fulfilled though the release of your faith in God's Word. God bless you as you walk by faith and not by sight.

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Winning the Battle Between Your Ears

Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer. "Worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger and feelings of condemnation: all these are attacks on the mind. If readers suffer from negative thoughts, they can take heart! Joyce Meyer has helped millions win these all-important battles. In her most popular bestseller ever, the beloved author and minister shows readers how to change their lives by changing their minds."

How Gary Released His Faith to Overcome a Poverty Mental Stronghold

Financial three step plans, money making formulas and sowing and reaping scriptures can all be well and good, but if you have a poverty stronghold lodged and hidden in your mind, you may never enter your earthly wealthy place. If you feel you might have a poverty mental stronghold keeping you from your earthly wealthy place and you want to be set free, then this article is for you.

Gary was a Christian who had been taught in church that it was good to worship and serve God, but to have an abundance of "things" was not acceptable. The "prosperity message" was taboo. However, he eventually discovered that according to God's Word, financial prosperity was the Christian's inheritance and we are blessed to be a blessing.

So Gary began to implement all the prosperity truths he had learned, but instead of getting out of debt and enjoying the abundant life, he continued to flounder financially and stayed in debt. Fortunately, one day the Lord revealed to him the problem. All the earlier teaching on how it was wrong to seek prosperity had become a poverty stronghold in his mind that kept him out of his God-ordained wealthy place. The Lord revealed to him how to destroy that stronghold with God's mighty powerful weapon, the Word of God.

"Is not my word like as a fire? saith the Lord; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces" (Jeremiah 23:29)?

The Lord's instructions were simple. To destroy the stronghold of poverty in his mind, he was to speak three scriptures out loud four hours a day until they dropped down into his heart and became reality. This would set him free from the stronghold of poverty holding back his God-given prosperity. Here are the three prosperity scriptures the Lord instructed him to speak out loud:

"The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing" (Psalm 34:10).

"For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich" (2 Corinthians 8:9).

"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:19).

Am I saying you must spend four hours a day speaking out loud these promises to destroy any poverty stronghold you might have? No. How much time you spend a day declaring these prosperity promises is up to you. But I will say this, the more time you spend doing it, the quicker the results.

I suggest starting out with fifteen minutes a day and increase it to one half hour or more. Gary said that within three weeks he noticed a difference in his life and eventually he was free from the poverty stronghold that held him captive. He got a revelation that God was his source and not his job, the government or anything else.

And by the way, this three scripture formula will work for any area of your life: healing, confidence, deliverance from some sinful bondage, weight-loss or whatever. Just find three scriptures that cover your problem and away you go.

Once you discover you can be free from a poverty mental stronghold, it's time for you to understand God's economic system which is the key to financial independence where the cost of an item is not a problem because you're loaded. Click on Blessed to Be a Blessing.

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Want Mountain Moving Faith?

The Lord gave the following words to a Christian to speak out loud. The Lord encouraged the Christian to declare these words often until they became a reality in his heart. And of course the more time you spend declaring these powerful words,the quicker the results.

"There is no lack of faith with me. If I were to come to the end of my faith, then the Father gives me the very faith of Christ and it is impossible for me not to believe."

Jesus Taught How to Release Your Faith for the Abundant Life Using Words, Prayer, Actions and Sowing and Reaping

1. Words

Words - Jesus made a very bold statement. He said you could have what you say if you would believe it in your heart and not doubt.

"For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall whatsoever he saith."

You see, God tells us elsewhere in His Word that your words have power. Your words create pictures on the inside of you of either victory or defeat. What are you saying about yourself and your circumstances? God wants you to begin daily speaking out loud His Word (His promises) which will begin to create an image on the inside of you of being a winner and not a loser.

"Death and power are in the power of the tongue; and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof " (Proverbs 18:19).

The only things that should come out of your mouth should be those things you want to come to pass. In other words, watch what you say.

"Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips" (Psalm 141:3).

As you daily speak God's promises out of your mouth, faith will come and you will begin believing, thinking and acting like the victorious, prosperous Christian you were created to be. The Bible has thousands of promises that cover every area of life - peace, joy, love, wealth, health. Dig 'em up and start speaking them.

2. Prayer

Prayer - Jesus made another bold statement. He said you could ask your Heavenly Father for anything and He would grant your request. All you would have to do would be to ask the Father in Jesus' name. Of course you would want to make sure there was no sin in your life that would hinder your prayer from being answered.

"And in that day ye shall ask me nothing, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you" (John 16:23).

Very important. You release your faith in your words coming to pass and you release your faith in your prayers being answered and manifested by acting like you already have what you desired to come to pass. That's faith. You act like you have your desire already met by daily thanking, praising and worshipping God for your words or prayers coming to pass.

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" (Hebrews 11:1).

3. Action

Action - We know Jesus was a carpenter before He began His public ministry. He was not a professional fisherman like Peter, but one day He asked Peter to cast his net into the sea for a big catch of fish. It was daylight, the time you would not fish. You would normally wait until dark when the fish could not see the net. Peter answered, "Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net."

What happened? "They inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake." You see, even though the circumstances didn't look right, Peter acted on the Word and received a "multitude of fishes." Therefore, when you speak God's Word, pray to God the Father in Jesus' name or simply hear God's Word, you must act on what you say, pray or hear. Act like God's Word (promise) you are speaking has come to pass in your life. Act like God heard and answered your prayer. Act like the promise of God you are standing on has come to pass in your life. That's faith.

Remember, sincere thanks, praise and worship to God is your faith being released that gives substance to what you hoped to come to pass.

And "Faith without works (corresponding actions) is dead" (James 2:20a)

Doubt says, "I don't have it now because I can't see it or feel it. Faith says, "I've got it now even though I can't see or feel it.

4. Sowing and Reaping

Sowing and Reaping - Jesus came to give us an abundant life as spoken in John 10:10. This abundant life includes peace, joy, love, wisdom, success, health, weight loss, confidence, having children, spouse, money making ideas, wealth, inventions, freedom from sin, freedom from fear, holiness, super intelligence, financial abundance and anything else that would be a blessing. This article focuses on just one of those blessings, financial abundance and how to obtain it for a purpose. But the principle of sowing and reaping will work for any other thing you desire that is line with God's Word.

Compared to the rich in the world, most of the Church has been broke for hundreds of years because of a failure to name their financial seed. You see, although they named their tithes which took care of the operating expenses of the local church and subsequently took care of their own house expenses, they failed to name their offerings. Result, Satan stole their harvests and left the Church with a paycheck to paycheck broke existence. But that is all changing. God is restoring to the Church an understanding of how to properly sow and reap abundant harvests. He is fulfilling Proverbs 13:22b in these last days:

“The wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.”

So let me show you how to experience financial abundance through the biblical principle of sowing and reaping.

Jesus taught sowing and reaping. Remember the crowd on the Galilean shore in Luke 5:3 where Jesus preached to them from Peter‘s boat. By loaning his boat to Jesus, Peter had activated the sowing and reaping principle. As a result of sowing his seed (boat loan) into Jesus‘ ministry, Peter got a harvest. A miracle boatload of fish. Look at Luke 5:4-6:

“Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon (Peter), Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.”

Just as a farmer expects a harvest when he sows his seed into the soil, you are to expect (have faith for) a harvest when you sow your finances into a ministry the Holy Spirit has prompted you to support. It could be your local church or some other ministry that is advancing the kingdom of God, reaching souls for Jesus. And make sure you give your offering seed (remember, your offering seed is above and beyond your tithe) an assignment by naming your seed when you sow it. You could name it “financial breakthrough." If you are a writing a check, write the name of your seed, “financial breakthrough” somewhere on your check.

Important - Sowing is to be a lifestyle, not a one shot thing. You don’t name your financial seed, plant it and never sow again. No, continue to sow consistently, naming your seed until your harvest comes in. After your first harvest comes in, keep sowing for another harvest. Concerning finances, the bigger the financial seed you sow, the bigger the financial harvest. And the bigger the harvest, the bigger the seed you can sow, producing bigger and bigger financial harvests ushering you into your wealthy place.

It may be a day, a week, a month or a year before your first harvest comes in, but your harvests will manifest in due season. Once they start coming in, you’re on your way to living the abundant lifestyle promised you by Jesus Himself.

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not”(Galatians 6:7-9).

Listed below are the sowing and reaping steps you take to release your faith for your miracle abundant harvests, whether it be for finances, weight loss, peace, victory over sin or whatever:

Step 1 - Know God Is Your Source of Supply -Don’t try to figure out how He is going to do it. That is His job. Your job is to sow and expect a harvest.

Step 2 - Name Your Seed - Naming your seed gives it an assignment. What do you want from your harvest? Healing, finances, peace, a spouse? Whatever it is you want, name your seed.

Step 3 - Sow Your Seed - Ask God the Father in Jesus’ name where to sow your financial seed. The Holy Spirit will direct you to sow your seed in good soil (a church or ministry doing the will of God - winning souls, teaching healing, sowing and reaping etc.).

Step 4 - Sow as an Act of Love, Worship and Obedience - Sow your seed as an act of love, worship and obedience to God. You are obeying God’s command to give when you sow and out of your abundance you can bless others as the Holy Spirit directs.

“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again” ( Luke 6:38).

Step 5- Expect a Harvest - Release your faith for your harvest to come in by daily thanking, praising and worshipping the Lord Jesus Christ for your harvest.

Step 6 - Speak God’s Promises over Your Seed - As you release your faith through thanksgiving, praise and worship for your harvest to manifest, speak God’s promises over your seed sown. For instance, if you named your seed “financial breakthrough,“ speak financial prosperity scriptures over your seed like Psalm 1:1-3, Psalm 35:27, Luke 6:38 and Philippians 4:19.

Step 7 - Keep a Record of Your Seed Planted - This way you can focus on your seed planted as you release your faith for your harvests through thanking, praising and worshipping Jesus Christ and declaring God‘s promises over your seed sown.

Step 8 - Be a Conduit for God's Finances - You are blessed to be a blessing. Yes, because you are to be God's representative, an ambassador for Christ, you are to dress the best, drive the best, fly the best, live the best, but always on call to sow your financial seed wherever God directs. His agenda is to become our agenda. His agenda is for souls to be saved, delivered, discipled, serving in a local church, bearing fruit and walking in His glory, virtue and perfect will.

As I stated before, this sowing and reaping principle I have shared with you will work in every area of your life, not just for finances. As listed at the beginning, you can sow for a miracle abundance of peace, joy, love, wisdom, success, health, weight loss, confidence, having children, spouse, money making ideas, wealth, inventions, freedom from sin, holiness, freedom from fear, super intelligence, and anything else that would be a blessing to your life. There is miracle power in the seed. Release your faith for the abundant life through sowing and reaping.

And remember to be patient after you name and plant your seed(s). Your harvest(s) will come in if you stay in faith:

"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not" (Galatians 6:9).

Divine caution: Make sure God is always first place in your life.

So, there you have it. The four ways to use your faith to begin living the abundant life: words, prayer, action and sowing and reaping.

Philip C. Jones

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Very Important

As a Christian, God wants to usher you into a land of abundance and no lack, a land of "More than Enough." It's a land where you are continually expecting great things to manifest in your life. It's like heaven on earth. It is where peace, joy, love, health, renewed youth, holiness, success and wealth are the norm. You see, being your Heavenly Father, God wants you to dress the best, drive the best, fly the best and live the best. No sickness, no disease. You're to be a representative of God's kingdom, Christ's ambassador. He wants you on such a high financial plateau that the price of an item is never an issue. You're loaded.

Why does He want you rich? Well, it’s your inheritance in Christ and He wants His Church to be able to finance His end time harvest of souls. That’s His main agenda, seeing souls saved. And it will take lots of money to finance the Gospel around the world. If you are not saved, click Receive Life now and then come back here to enter your wealthy place.

The requirements for entering this glorious land of "More than Enough" are:

1. You must make God number one in your life. Your life must revolve around Him and not you. As you do this, the glorious destiny He has for your life will be manifested.

"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you" (Matthew 6:33).

2. You must love Him more than anyone or anything. This will happen as you spend time in His Word and you diligently seek to know Him intimately.

"And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might" (Deuteronomy 6:5).

3. You must consistently read and obey His Word. That means you must obey His Word concerning giving (tithes and offerings). You have been bought with a price. Everything you have belongs to God. You are to be a faithful steward of what He has allowed you to manage. He only asks for a portion of what He has given you to watch over. Malachi 3:8 says you are robbing God if you fail to give Him what is rightfully His, tithes and offerings.

But you might say that the Law did away with tithes and offerings. No, as written in Genesis 14:20, Abraham gave tithes before the Law was introduced. Giving is a major key to fulfilling your ordained destiny and experiencing the God kind of wealth. Jesus said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive." Why? When you give (sow), you will receive (reap) a harvest. If you don't give (sow), you can't expect to receive (reap) a harvest. His Word is His will for your life.

"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" (2 Timothy 2:15).

4. You must be a consistent sower. That means you expect a harvest on your financial seed you sow consistently. Your tithe (10% of your income) takes care of the operating expenses of the local church you attend and you reap a harvest of the basic necessities being met for your home. Your offering, which is above the tithe, is what you name and plant for additional things you desire in your life.

Example: Let's say you desire a financial breakthrough. You plant a financial seed (offering) in a ministry that is doing the will of God; souls are being saved, people are being healed, churches are being planted etc. It could be your own church. You name your financial seed “Financial Breakthrough.” Then like any good farmer, you patiently expect your harvest to come in. Simple, profound and it works. Why? There is power in a financial seed sown in faith.

This sowing and reaping system will work for losing weight, healing, peace, joy, wisdom or anything else you might desire that is in line with God's Word. "Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom" (Luke 6:38).

If you would like more light on this subject of “sowing and reaping,” click Sowing Is a Lifestyle.

5. You must live a holy life. 1 Peter 1:16 says, "Be ye holy; for I am holy." That means no more living in sin. No more living in unforgiveness, grumbling and complaining, hate, lust, adultery, fornication, idolatry, greed, lying, stealing or any other unholy thing. Apostle Paul warns in Galatians 6:21 that the unrepentant Christian will not inherit the kingdom of God, he will lose his salvation and spend eternity in the lake of fire. Repent, turn away from any sin and seek God.

If you do make a mistake and sin, God says in 1 John 1:9, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." But your goal is to not sin anymore.

"Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect" (John 5:48).

6. You must live by faith and not by sight. Faith is the key that unlocks the vault of heaven's blessings. This site will teach you how to use your faith to live a holy life and to see God’s promises fulfilled in your life to bring you into your wealthy place, the land of abundance and no lack, the land of "More than Enough."

"Now the just shall live by faith" (Hebrews 10:38a).

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"Faith That Cannot Fail"

By Dr. Nasir Siddiki (6CD set) audio CD

This Is God's Purpose for You on Earth

Planet earth is God's university for mankind. Each person is given the same university course. That course could be called Growing Up into the Fullness of Christ. Depending on how well you as a Christian pass your tests in the course, conforming to the image of Christ, determines the level of your success in this earth realm and the rewards you will receive in heaven. You see, the more of Christ's deity is manifested through you, the greater success you will experience in this earth life and the greater your rewards will be upon entering heaven. It's Christ in you, the Hope of Glory! Of course, if you reject Christ or you are a Christian that refuses to turn from your sin like unforgiveness, lust, masturbation, lying, stealing etc., then there are no divine rewards awaiting you, but a future in hell and eventually the lake of fire.

So, you being enrolled in God's university course to graduate as a mature Christian, a manifested son of God, is most important to Him. It is His divine purpose for you on earth to grow up into the fullness of Jesus Christ. Your vocational calling or ministry and your accumulation of wealth is second in importance to God. But, putting God first place in your life and endeavoring to grow up into the fullness of Christ qualifies you to become a money magnet as you learn and apply God's economic system of sowing and reaping.

Deuteronomy 8:18 declares God's purpose for you to have the power to get wealth. It is to establish His covenant in the earth, resulting in the salvation of souls and your own needs, wants and desires met.

How do you enter God's university? You enter God's university the moment you are born on earth. And as a university student, you are automatically enrolled in His course to grow up into the fullness of Christ. To graduate, you must pass the divine curriculum tests created by God.

What is the most important thing you should do once you discover you must pass God's curriculum tests to fulfill your purpose on earth to grow up into the fullness of Christ? Hunger, thirst, pray, fast, strive, do whatever the Lord leads you to do to be baptized in the fire of God. Why the fire? The fire of God burns out the fear, the timidity, the sin, the selfishness, the apathy and anything else that would hinder you from walking in the power, love and perfect will of God.

Yes, you should get plugged into a local church. Yes, you should be baptized in water. Yes, you should have a daily prayer time with God. Yes, you should daily read and study God’s Word. Yes, you should be a witness for Christ. But most important, be baptized in the fire, power and love of God. John the Baptist put it like this, “He (Jesus) shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire” (Matthew 3:11b).

You want to please God? Want to do great exploits for the King of Kings. You want to be an effective soul winner for Jesus? You want abundance and no lack? You want to grow up into the fullness of Christ and graduate with honors? Get the fire!

"For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren" (Romans 8:29).

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing" (2 Timothy 4:7-8).

"Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ" (Ephesians 4:13-15).

Not saved or not sure if you're saved? Click Salvation.

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How to Stop Sinning and Start Living a Holy Life Pleasing to God

God has called Christians to live a holy life that glorifies Him. “Be ye holy; for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16).You are a spirit, you have a soul and you live in a body. As a Christian, your spirit is perfect and holy, born of God. However, your soul (mind, will and emotions) is not perfect and holy because it has not been made new like your spirit. Your soul is still motivated by sinful desires, strongholds of the mind.

Your soul must be renewed and made holy by a special process called sanctification. Sanctification means being made holy. That is to be your goal, to sanctify your soul, making it conform to God’s highest standard of conduct, holiness. With God’s help, you will use three powerful weapons to tear down the sin producing strongholds of the mind: God’s Word, praying in tongues and sowing and reaping. We’ll start with God’s Word.

God’s Word

The Word of God is like a giant divine wrecking ball that can destroy any destructive stronghold of the mind. “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrew 4:12).

To release the power in God’s Word to attack and defeat the unholy strongholds in your mind, the Word must become rhema. I will explain. Rhema is a Greek word which means “the spoken Word of God” and is filled with faith and power that produces results. Example: Jesus spoke one rhema word to Peter, “Come.” And just on that one faith filled word, Peter walked on the water. Logos is a Greek word that means “the written Word of God.” It has power, but not the instant dynamic power of the rhema Word.

The logos will become a rhema word when you spend enough time meditating it. Meditation of the Word of God is simply taking a scripture and thinking on it, muttering it, speaking it, declaring it, visualizing it until it becomes real in your heart. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Revelation and He is the one who will breath life on the logos and cause it to become the rhema.

So, this is what you do. I have seven scripture based declarations below that you will daily think on, mutter, speak, declare and visualize (seeing yourself living a holy life, victorious over sin). I suggest spending at least a half hour a day doing this. The more time you give to this, the quicker the results.

Scripture Based Declarations

1. I have hidden your Word in my heart that I might not sin against you (Psalm119:11).

2. My old sinful man was crucified with Christ so I am no longer controlled and dominated by the sin nature (Romans 6:6).

3. It is impossible for me to sin because my old sinful man died on the cross with Christ and he that is dead is free from sin (Romans 6:7).

4. I reckon myself dead to all sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ my Lord. Praise God, I am dead to sin but alive onto God (Romans 6:11)!

5. Because I am dead to sin, sin no longer has dominion over me (Romans 6:11,14).

6. I am a new creature in Christ and old things are passed away and all things have become new,therefore I no longer sin, but walk in holiness (2 Corinthians 5:17).

7. I am born of incorruptible seed by the word of God, therefore I am holy and I cannot sin (1 Peter 1:23).

Praying in Tongues

The Holy Spirit is our Helper and He can intercede for you when you spend time privately praying in tongues. You see, when you pray in tongues He prays through you to God concerning any harmful and sinful things in your life. “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we
should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered” (Romans 8:26).

Spend at least a half hour praying in tongues everyday. The more time you spend praying in tongues, the better. Don’t believe in speaking and praying in tongues? Read Acts 2:4 and Jude 20-21. Never been filled with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues? Ask God the Father in Jesus’ name to fill you with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. Ask in faith and then let ‘er rip.

Sowing and Reaping

There is great power in a financial seed sown in faith. Your tithe (10% of your income) takes care of the operating expenses of your local church. God honors your tithe seed planted and gives you a harvest of fulfilling the operating expenses of your home. Your offering is anything above your tithe. This is what you do to get a harvest of freedom from sin. Name your offering seed “freedom from sin to live a holy life.” Sow that financial seed into good soil and expect to receive your harvest.

Good soil is a ministry that is winning souls for God and it is prospering financially because it believes and operates in God’s dynamic financial system of sowing and reaping. Your own local church might be good soil if they are winning souls to Christ and believe and operate in God’s superior financial system of sowing and reaping. Your offering does not take the place of your tithe, so make sure you sow both your tithes and offerings or you will be robbing God according to Malachi 3:8.

There are a number of ministries I will recommend for you to sow your offering seed: Ever Increasing Word Ministries, Jesse Duplantis Ministries, Bill Winston Ministries and Kenneth Copeland Ministries. These are all good soils for your seed sown and will produce harvests if you sow in faith consistently. "Consistently" means you are a consistent sower of your tithes and offerings. It is not a "one shot" thing.

Well, there you have it. Daily meditate God’s Word, daily pray in tongues and consistently name your seed sown in good soil to reap a harvest of holy living. Do this faithfully and your bondage to sin will be over and your life of holiness will become a reality, well pleasing to God.

Would you like to know more about how to sow and reap for harvests? Besides sowing seed for victory over sin, you can sow seed for healing, financial breakthroughs, peace, joy, wisdom, weight loss or anything you desire that is in line with God's Word. I have a site that explains in detail how to sow your seed and reap a harvest. Click on Name Your Seed here if interested.

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Releasing Your Faith in the Power of the Seed

Name Your Seed! Hey! That's My Harvest!
by Dr. Jesse Duplantis teaches the importance of naming your financial seed to reap your harvest. What kind of a harvest do you want? Healing, financial breakthrough, peace, joy, wisdom? Name your seed.

So What Do You Want?

Your faith through words, prayer, action and sowing and reaping can get it!

God says in Mark 9:23, "If thou canst believe (have faith), all things are possible to him that believeth (has faith)."

God says you have faith.

"God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith." Romans 12:3

So, what do you want? Peace, joy, love, money, victory, ability to do something well, wisdom, boldness, healing, wholeness, success, victory, power to heal, favor, the right spouse, healed marriage, money making idea, concept or invention, deeper relationship with God, greater anointing, deliverance from some sin, need to overcome a weight problem, poor inner image, higher I.Q., healing of your emotions, ability to forgive, break a bad habit, financial freedom, superior school grades, favor?

You name it, you can have it because God has already given it to you! You just have to receive it by faith.

"Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours." 1 Corinthians 3:21

"He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things." Romans 8:32

You see, as a Christian, everything God has is now yours through Christ.

"Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God though Christ." Galatians 4:7

One divine caution: Make sure you always put God first place in your life.

"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." Matthew 6:33

Soak up the teaching at this sight and learn how to use your God-given faith to live the abundant life and begin soaring like an eagle.

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What is faith?

Faith is a substance. Faith is evidence. Faith gives substance to what you hope to come to pass.

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”
(Hebrews 11:1 KJV).

Faith is an action. Faith without corresponding action is dead. Active faith gives substance to what you hope to come to pass.

“Even so faith, if it hath not works (corresponding action), is dead, being alone“ (James 2:17 KJV).

Faith is trusting whatever God has said is true.

Faith is believing and acting on the Word of God.

Why Do We Need Hope?

Hope is your goal setter. Without a goal (hope), your faith has nothing to focus on and give substance to. Hope is the like the 70 degrees you set your thermostat to in your home. You set the thermostat to 70 degrees (your goal, your hope) and the heating furnace unit (your faith) goes to work to heat your house to 70 degrees (your goal, your hope).

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1 KJV).

God’s promises give you all the hope you will ever need.

Why Do We Need Faith?

The Bible says in Romans 1:17b, "The just shall live by faith."

1 John 5:4 says: "For whosoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith."

Hebrews 11:6 it says: "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."

You can’t be saved without faith.

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8 KJV).

So, to be saved and live an overcoming life that pleases God you need
to have faith, faith in God and faith in His Word. Let us continue
our understanding of how to live by faith.

You have been given the measure of faith to live by faith and not by sight

“God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith” (Romans 12:3b KJV).

However, you have to know how to use it. You see, your faith is like a mechanic’s tool and if you don’t know how to use the tool, then it won’t do you much good. Same way with faith, if you don’t know how to use it, your faith won’t do you much good. Also, your faith is like a muscle, if you don’t develop it, then it will remain weak and of little use.

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Joel Osteen's Mother Healed of Terminal Liver Cancer by Her Faith in God's Promises

Dodie Osteen's Healing

Dodie Osteen, Joel Osteen's mother, was diagnosed with terminal
liver cancer. What do you do when the doctors say it's terminal,
no hope? Dodie had a choice. She could give up or go to a
higher authority. She went to the higher authority, Jesus Christ. He
said in His Word that, "He sent forth his word and healed them;
he rescues them from the grave" (Psalm 107:20).

Dodie Osteen decided to stand on God's Word and
three times a day spoke and declared healing scriptures until
her healing was manifested. I might add, during this time while she
felt so sick she did not stay in bed but moved about her house
as if she was healed. James 2:17 says, "Even so faith, if it
hath not works, is dead, being alone." She was acting on her
faith even though her body was telling her she was sick.
Cancer is no match for God's Word when it is believed and
acted upon. Dodie Osteen is a living testimony of the mighty
power of God's Word released through faith.

Healing Scriptures Used by Dodie Osteen

Take healing scriptures like you would take medicine.
Dodie Osteen, Joel Osteen's mother, said the following
scriptures three times a day. The result? She was healed
of terminal liver cancer. The more you speak and
meditate on God's healing scriptures, the quicker the
results. These are a some of the scriptures she used.

Exodus 15:26 And said, If thou wilt diligently
hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do
that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to
his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will
put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have
brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that
healeth thee.

Deuteronomy 7:15 And the Lord will take away from you all
sickness, and will afflict you with none of the terrible
diseases of Egypt which you have known, but will lay them
on all those who hate you.

Psalm 91:16 With long life will I satisfy him,
and shew him my salvation.

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

Psalm 118:17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the
works of the Lord.

Proverbs 4:20-22 My son, give attention to my words;
incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart
from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; For
they are life to those who find them, and health to all
their flesh.

Jeremiah 30:17a For I will restore health unto thee,
and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord.

Galatians 3:13,14 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of
the law (sickness, poverty, spiritual death), being made a
curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth
on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles
through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the
Spirit through faith.

1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body
on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto
righteousness: by whose stripes (wounds) ye were healed.

The Book by Dodie Osteen

Healed of Cancer by Dodie Osteen is a book every person should read who has been given a death sentence by doctors. She was given a few weeks to live and sent home to die.

Vicki Heymann's Faith in Her God-Given Authority Stopped the Rain

Problem in Zululand

Vicki Heymann had a problem living in Zululand, Natal, South Africa. She had to deal with the flood rains that would make it difficult for her truck lacking four wheel drive to take her children to their school bus stop. She lived high upon a mountain and when it rained it made it hard to keep her truck from getting stuck in the mud going down the incline of the slippery gravel road to the bus stop at the bottom of the mountain. Her husband couldn't take the children to their school bus stop because he went to work too early.

One day here spiritual eyes were opened. She found out about her authority in Christ. She learned in Genesis 1:26-28 that God gave man authority to rule the earth.

"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth" (Genesis 1:26).

But unfortunately, man sinned in the Garden of Eden and forfeited his authority over to his enemy, Satan.

"And the devil, taking him (Jesus) up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said unto him, All this power (authority) will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will give it" (Luke 4:5,6).

The good news is that with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, Satan was defeated and Jesus Christ restored back to man the authority originally belonging to him. God's people, His Church, now have authority in the earth.

So, with that understanding of her new found earth authority, Vicki walked out unto her veranda and commanded the rain to stop. But it didn't stop, but kept raining. She commanded the clouds to hold their water. "Nothing happened. It kept on raining!"

She did this for a number of days, praying and sliding down the road to the children's bus stop. Then the light went on. She realized she had been trying to get the rain to stop and not believing for it to stop. Trying God's Word is not the same as believing God's Word.

To go from trying to believing, she had to change her inner image that was more doubt than faith. She had to go to work on the inner image on the inside to get results on the outside.

She began spending time in the Bible, thinking, dwelling on, studying and speaking God's Word concerning her identity and true self-worth. This is called meditation of God's Word which brings revelation to your heart. As revelation came to her, she could feel her inner image change from "loser to winner." She grew "from religion to relationship." Then it happened, one morning when she went to speak to the rain to stop she knew that she knew that she knew the rain would stop. Without yelling or screaming, she calmly told the rain to stop. It did. Praise God!

Her authority was born out of a relationship with God and knowing who she was in Christ. Her image of God on the inside of her had been restored through daily meditating on God's Word and spending time praying and conversing with God.

Now it's your turn. Make the quality decision to daily spend time in prayer and conversation with God, meditating His Word to change your inner image from a "loser to a winner," created in the image of God with authority in the earth through Christ Jesus. Then one day you will speak in the name of Jesus to that "rain" and it will have to stop because of your revelation of the authority in His name and your revelation of your God-given authority.

Here are some scriptures that will renew your mind to who you are in Christ and what authority you have been given as a child of God.

Deuteronomy 28:13; Proverbs 18:21; Mark 11:23; Mark 16:17-18; Romans 8:2,17,37; 1 Corinthians 2:16; Galatians 3:13; Philippians 4:13; 1 Peter 2:24: 2 Peter 1:3-4

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The Book by Vicki Heymann of Zululand

Break Through and Break Free by Vicki Heymann. "Do you need a Break Through when it comes to your relationship with God? Break Through and Break Free will show you how to make the Bible and all that God offers you, as a believer, a reality in your own life. It is all possible through Bible meditation. Many Christians have no idea how to apply the Bible to their own personal lives. In this book, you will learn what meditation is, how to do it, and how to get results. This practical meditation guide will increase your dignity and self-worth, prosperity, and will aid with anti-anxiety and healing.

As you meditate on the scriptures, revelation will follow. This leads to a better understanding of all that Christ did for us so that we can follow a true path."

Dying Woman Releases Her Faith in Galatians 3:13 and Lives!

Dr. Lillian B. Yeomans Gives Instructions

Dr. Lillian B. Yeomans was healed by God and afterward preached the Gospel some forty years. Then she and her sister inherited real estate property and turned it into a "faith home" where they would take in people that were beyond medical help. They would build up the people's faith with the Word of God so they could receive their healing.

One day a woman came to the home. She was dying, in the last stages of tuberculosis. She was brought upstairs where Dr. Yeomans began building up the dying woman's faith with the Word of God. She spent some two hours reading to the woman scriptures on divine healing. She focused especially on Deuteronomy 28 and Galatians 3:13.

Then Dr. Yeomans instructed the woman to repeat to herself each waking moment, "According to Deuteronomy 28:22, consumption (or tuberculosis) is a curse of the law. But according to Galatians 3:13, Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law. Therefore, I no longer have tuberculosis."

The next day, Dr. Yeomans asked her if she had been repeating what she had been instructed. She said she had been repeating what she had been instructed to say even though she did not understand what the words meant. Dr. Yeoman read more scriptures to the woman and asked her to continue repeating the instructed words.

The following day, the same thing. She still did not understand the words she was repeating over and over. But that afternoon while Dr. Yeomans and her sister were preparing the evening meal, their new patient came fast down the stairs declaring with a loud voice, "Sister Yeomans - did you know? Christ has redeemed me, and I no longer have tuberculosis! It's gone now!"

What happened? Dr. Lillian Yeomans knew the way into the heart (the spirit of a person) is through the mind. That is why she had the woman declare over and over, "According to Deuteronomy 28:22, consumption is a curse of the law. But according to Galatians 3:13, Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law. Therefore, I no longer have tuberculosis." So, eventually the truth registered on her heart and the woman received the manifestation of her healing.

Are you sick or have a loved one that is sick? Insert in the declaration mentioned above in the place of "consumption" the name of the disease you or your loved one have and expect the manifestation of healing as you or your loved one speak daily the declaration above. According to Deuteronomy 28:61 all sicknesses are a curse of the law.

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The Book by Dr. Lillian B. Yeomans

His Healing Power by Dr. Lillian B. Yeomans. "If it's healing you need, this book will not leave you the same. The miraculous power of God is available to you. Discover through these pages what Dr. Lilian B. Yeomans found over 70 years ago - that today, Jesus Christ is still the same healing Jesus of the Bible. His Healing Power is a collection of Dr. Lilian B. Yeomans' classic books on healing (Healing From Heaven, The Great Physician, Balm of Gilead, and Health and Healing)."

Bessy's Awesome Healing Testimony

Bessy was told by her doctor she had cancer. She was doomed to die. But Bessy went to the Lord in prayer and He told her she would receive the manifestation of her healing when His Word became more real to her than the cancer. So she soaked up the healing scriptures until they became more real to her than the cancer. Result? She lived. Nothing, not even cancer can overcome the power of God's Word believed and acted on in faith.

My Two Testimonies

Philip C. Jones

#1 - How I Used Mark 11:24 to Get Back an Expensive Lost Item

True story. My mother had lost a $1400 heart monitor. Based on Mark
11:24, I asked God the Father in Jesus' name to help us retrieve
this item that was only loaned to her and if not returned to the hospital would cost her $1400. I trusted God heard my prayer and had answered my prayer. Within one hour someone from the hospital had found the heart monitor and graciously returned it to the hospital authorities. They called us and I went and retrieved the lost item. My mother was able to return the item when she was done with it without having to pay $1400 for a lost heart monitor.

What was the key to getting my prayer answered? I had to believe that
when I prayed, God heard my prayer and gave me the title deed (ownership) to what I was asking for, the return of the heart monitor. Faith is believing you've got it before you actually have it in your hands. It wasn't in my hands when I prayed, but I had the title deed (ownership - because I believed God heard and answered my prayer).

God the Father answers prayer when faith, His will, and the name
of Jesus are used correctly.

#2 Redeemed From Stained Teeth

Every six months or so I would have to go the dental office and get my teeth cleaned. Then I discovered that stains on your teeth are not a blessing, but a curse of the law according to Deuteronomy 28:15-68. And according to Galatians 3:13, Jesus Christ took the curse of the law upon Himself so we could be free from the curse of the law. Psalm 107:2 says we are to declare our redemption. So, I began to declare that according to Deuteronomy 28:15-68, stains on your teeth are a curse of the law, but Galatians 3:13 says I have been redeemed from the curse of the law, therefore I no longer have stains on my teeth. Eventually the reality of my redemption from stained teeth dropped down into my heart and now I have no more stains on my teeth and no more dental teeth cleaning appointments. Praise God for our redemption from the curse of the law which includes redemption (freedom) from sickness, disease, poverty, the second death (lake of fire) and any other curse listed or not listed in Deuteronomy 28:15-68. Begin declaring your redemption, your freedom from the curse of the law.

Awesome Books on Healing

Healing Belongs to Us by Kenneth Hagin. As a
Christian, healing belongs to you. "Rev. Hagin shows why the manifestation of healing doesn't always come instantly. He also shows why symptoms sometimes come back. This concise, easy to read of your rights concerning healing is a must for every serious student of God's Word."

By His Stripes by Deborah Malone West. "Just two days after surgery to remove a lump from her right breast, Deborah Malone West received news that would change her life forever. The doctor had said everything looked fine when she left the office, but when she returned his page and heard his voice; she knew something was terribly wrong. His words pierced the still air and reverberated in her ears, "Deborah, you have breast cancer." How many others have heard those words and given up hope? How many have suffered and died prematurely because they believed only what the reports or the doctors said? Deborah would have been one of the "many" had it not been for wonderful people of faith sharing the truth with her about God's Word concerning healing. God is no respecter of persons, and what He does for one, He desires to do for all! By His Stripes is the story of a faithful, loving God, who is the same yesterday, today, and forever. It is for His glory that author Deborah West shares with you her journey ofgreat tragedy, great trial, and great triumph. She will take you down the road she traveled...through the cancer, past the fear and bad reports...all the way through to the victory God promised her, and that awaits you. It is a road of possibilities, for with God all things are possible! Won't you take a step and walk on the water with her? With the Word of God paving your path and the Holy Spirit guiding your steps, you will make it to the other side!"

Healed of Cancer by Dodie Osteen is a
book every person should read who has been given a
death sentence by doctors. She was given a few weeks
to live and sent home to die.

Redeemed from Poverty, Sickness and Second Death by Kenneth Hagin. "Rev. Hagin explains in great detail how Jesus Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Old Testament Law and opened the way for us to enjoy instead the blessings of Abraham: prosperity, health, and spiritual blessings."

There Is a Miracle in Your Mouth by John Osteen is a 5 star small book with a big life changing message. Read this book and you will be encouraged that "there is a miracle in your mouth" waiting to be released.

God's Creative Power for Healing by Charles Capps will help you receive your healing by speakings scriptural declarations that will release God's healing anointing in your body.


What the Lord Told Charles Capps About Faith and Patience

Charles Capps is a world renowned teacher on faith in God's Word.
At the very start of his faith career, learning of the creative power of speaking God's Word, he became discouraged. Discouraged because he didn't think the promises were true in him. So, he went to the Lord in prayer and told the Lord he didn't believe the promises were true in him. The Lord told him what to do. He was to keep speaking God's promises and eventually they would become real and true in his life. He obeyed the Lord and the promises did become real to him. His life was changed forever.

Classic Book on How to Release Your Faith for the Abundant Life by Charles Capps

The Tongue, A Creative Force by Charles Capps will reveal to you the importance of the words you speak. It makes clear what should be coming out of your mouth for you to live the victorious life God has destined for you. He gives you scriptural declarations to speak that will change your life for the better. I gave this book to my Christian dentist and he emailed me back and shared how much he appreciated this book. It is a classic.

Charles Capps' Mini-Books on How to Release Your Faith for Total Victory, Finances and Healing

God's Creative Power Will Work for You by Charles Capps reveals to you the importance of speaking words of life and not of death. He gives you scriptural declarations to speak that will change your life for the better and forever.

God's Creative Power for Finances by Charles Capps shows you how to walk in financial prosperity by saying the rights things, scripture based financial declarations that will get you on the right money path.

God's Creative Power for Healing by Charles Capps will help you receive your healing by speakings scriptural declarations that will release God's healing anointing in your body.

More Faith Building Books

How Faith Works by Dr. Frederick K. C. Price. "The principles of faith are God's design to bring you everything you need. The better you understand these principles, the easier it will be for you to overcome adversity and walk in victory. In this book Pastor Frederick K.C. Price reveals from the Bible what faith actually is, and how the spiritual laws that cause faith to work will allow God to work supernaturally to bring the answers you need. Start learning how to step beyond natural circumstances of life into the supernatural flow of God."

Answered Prayer Guaranteed! by Dr. Frederick K. C. Price. "Begin praying today… and start thanking God for what He has already done. There is a way to pray so that you know God hears you and will answer your prayer. There is a way to pray in faith—all the time—a way to get answers. When you pray, you must believe that you will receive what you pray for! God responds to faith and faith alone. In Answered Prayer Guaranteed!, Pastor Fred Price explains how it is critical to pray in faith and answers common questions about prayer."

Doubtless: Faith That Overcomes the World by Jennifer LeClaire. "Stop doubt in its tracks and build faith that overcomes the world."

Exceedingly Growing Faith by Kenneth E. Hagin gives you revelation knowledge teaching on how to develop and use the God kind of faith.

Faith and Confession by Charles Capps reveals how to activate faith and confession of God's Word in your life.

Framing Your World with the Word of God by Dr. Leroy Thompson Sr.. "In this empowering book on the influence of the spoken Word, Dr. Leroy Thompson Sr. shares that the A B C's of Scripture are to "think, believe, and say", and that we must do them in that order to receive potent results. Giving Scripture memory a new meaning, Framing Your World With the Word of God will encourage readers to speak the Word of God in faith as they believe it in their hearts. The result? Readers will witness the power of God's promises through His Word to change their circumstances and shape their world!"

Quantum Faith by Annette Capps. "Words are the most powerful things in the universe today. They can defeat you or they can bring you life. They can make the difference in your finances and your well-being. How does quantum physics relate to the Bible? Can words move mountains? How did Jesus supersede the laws of physics? There are amazing similarities between the teachings of Jesus and the discoveries of the new physics, quantum theory. The concept of speaking to mountains and trees may not be religious metaphor, but laws of a new physics that have not been fully understood. Jesus taught that our words are powerful enough to move physical matter. Quantum physics has discovered that subatomic particles respond to the observer. In this book, you will discover that your words and your faith (beliefs) are unseen forces that affect everything in your world. You are the one giving substance to your world through words!"


More Teachings on Faith

How to Overcome Sickness, Poverty, Fear or Any Other Curse of the Law in Your Life

When God's Word becomes more real to you than the sickness, fear, poverty, lack, etc. in your life then that problem has to go. For according to Deuteronomy 28:15-68, sickness, fear, poverty, lack, etc. are a curse of the law, but according to Galatians 3:13 Jesus Christ redeemed you from the curse of the law. In other words, Jesus Christ paid the price for your deliverance from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for you on the cross. You have been set free!

So, how do you get God's Word to become more real to you than the sickness, poverty, fear, lack etc. in your life? Simple. Your mind has to become renewed to the truth of God's Word by hearing you say it over and over until
your heart is convinced God's Word is true and more real than your
problem or circumstance.

"For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with mouth
confession is made unto salvation" (Romans 10:10).

"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God"
(Romans 10:17).

To overcome the curse of the law (sickness, poverty, fear, lack,
etc.), set aside some time each day and declare by faith:

"According to Deuteronomy 28:15-68 (insert the problem here; sickness,
poverty, fear, lack, etc.) is a curse of the law, but according to
Galatians 3:13, Jesus Christ redeemed me from the curse of the
law, therefore I don't have (insert the problem here; sickness, poverty, fear, lack, etc.)."

How to Get God's Promises to Become Real in Your Life

If you want God's promises to become real in your life, then take the promise you want to become real in your life and begin speaking that promise out of your mouth until faith comes to cause the promise to be manifested.

Let me give you an example. Let's say you want to have the peace of God
manifested in your life. Find a few scriptures on peace, personalize them
and begin on a daily basis thinking on them and speaking them out of your mouth during your daily private time of worshipping the Lord Jesus Christ. And yes, you should set aside a private time each day to thank, praise and
worship the Lord Jesus Christ as you make your scripture promise declarations. Jesus Christ is worthy of your thanksgiving, praise and worship. After all, He died for you.

Here is a sample of a personalized scripture promise you could make if you
were wanting to experience the peace of God in your life:

"Great peace have I because I love the Word of God and nothing shall offend me" This is taken from Psalm 119:165. Do the same with two other scriptures on peace.

Another example. Let's say you wanted the wisdom of God in your life to make correct decisions. Here is a personalized scripture promise declaration:

"Because Jesus Christ is made unto me wisdom and I have the mind of Christ,
therefore I always make wise decisions." Taken from 1 Corinthians 1:30 and
1 Corinthians 2:16. Do the same with two other scriptures on wisdom.

You can use this same formula for receiving healing, financial prosperity,
joy, love, victory or anything God has promised you in His Word.

God's Word vs. the Destructive Strongholds of the Mind

If you are experiencing poverty or lack, you might feel you are lying when you say you are blessed and have abundance according to Galatians 3:14 and John 10:10b. Or when the doctor says you are sick and dying, you might think you are lying when you say you are healed by His stripes and will live and not die and "declare the works of the Lord" according to 1 Peter 2:24 and Psalm 118:17. Or when your mind and life seem in turmoil, you could feel you are lying when you boldly say the peace of God rules in your heart according to Psalm 119:165. But when you speak God's Word you are not lying because God's Word is truth and God cannot lie according to Titus 1:2.

You see, your mind is the battleground and it can have many strongholds
of doubt and unbelief that would try to keep you convinced the promises
of God will never become real in your life. But God's Word is like a giant
wrecking ball that if spoken in faith consistently, it will demolish and tear down any mountain of doubt and unbelief.

So, the key is not to give up but expect, expect, and expect God's Word to become real in you as you daily declare your deliverance, the glorious promises of God. Be patient and God's promises will manifest in your life.

"Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is
faithful that promised;)" (Hebrews 10:23).

And wow! When a promise of God explodes in your heart and its reality is manifested in you, then you will truly understand what Jesus meant when He said in John 8:32:

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."


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How to Get an Answer to Prayer

If you have a problem in your life, God wants to solve your problem through your prayer of faith to Him. Never underestimate the power of God to answer your prayer. Matthew 19:26b says, “With God all things are possible.”

1. Find a scripture(s) to be a base, a foundation for your prayer, like Mark 11:24, John 16:23 or 1 John 5:14,15.

“Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them”(Mark 11:24 KJV).

2. Make sure your prayer request is God’s will.

God’s Word is His will. If you are asking for something outside of His will then your prayer will not get answered. That is why it is so important to read God’s Word on a regular basis so you will know what His will is.

You could ask a mature trusted pastor who is well grounded in the Word if your prayer is in line with God’s will. However, if that pastor has been taught incorrectly, he could give you the wrong answer, so ask more that one mature Christian. However, it is best to go yourself to God the Father in Jesus’ name and ask Him if your prayer is His will.

3. Ask in faith knowing that when you pray He has heard your prayer.

1 John 5:14,15 encourages you to trust He has heard your prayer and answered your pray when your prayer is in line with His will.

“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions (prayers) that we desired (asked) of Him” (1 John 5:14,15 KJV).
Also, always direct your prayer to your Heavenly Father and ask Him for what you want in Jesus’ name.

4. Once you have asked God the Father in Jesus’ name for what you desire then you must believe you have received the answer (the title deed so to speak) to what you have hoped to come to pass..

In other words you must believe you have it before you actually see it come to pass. That’s faith.

Remember, you always ask the Father in Jesus' name. The name of Jesus gives you access to having your prayers answered by your Heavenly Father.

5. You release your faith in God’s promise that He has heard and answered your prayer by acting like you believe you have “it” (your prayer answered) now. That’s faith.

You release your faith in your prayer being answered by thanking Him, praising Him and worshipping Him for answering your prayer.

6. Thanking, praising and worshipping God gives substance to what you hoped to come to pass.

Your thanking, praising and worshipping is your faith being released. Your prayer based on God’s scripture promise is your hope. Your hope becomes reality the moment you believe you receive even though you might not have the instant manifestation of your prayer being answered.

In other words , faith says I’ve got it even though I can’t see it. Faith says the instant I prayed I got it. Doubt says I don’t have it now because I don’t see it or feel it. Faith says God says I have it now because He cannot lie.

“Therefore I say unto you , What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them (believe you have it the instant you prayed, not some time in the future), and ye shall have them” (Mark 11:24 KJV). That’s faith.

Doubt says, "I don't have it now, I can't see it or feel it."

Faith says, "I've got it now, even though I can't see it or feel it!"

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Faith Builder - How To Receive Your Healing

"Surely he hath borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses
and distresses), and carried our sorrows (pains, grief and
sorrows): yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of
God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our
transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the
chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with
his stripes we are healed" (Isaiah 53:4,5).

To receive your healing you must first know it is
God's will for you to be healed. 3 John 2 says it is
His will for you to be healed. "Beloved, I wish above
all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health,
even as thy soul prospereth."

I encourage you to speak out of your mouth on
a daily basis some of the healing scriptures in
the Bible. This will cause faith to rise in your
heart so you can receive the manifestation of
your healing.

Let me give you an example of how you can
take God's healing promises and personalize
them to speak them boldly out of your
mouth so faith can come for your healing:

"According to Deuteronomy 28:15-68
sickness and disease come under the curse
of the law, but according to Galatian 3:13
Jesus Christ has redeemed me from the
curse of the law and by His
stripes I was healed according to 1 Peter 2:4."

Do this by faith on a consistent daily basis throughout
the day as you thank, praise and
worship God for your healing. Boldly and consistently
declaring by faith God's Word along with your
thanksgiving, praise and worship will manifest God's
desire for you, healing.

Final note, resist thinking and dwelling on the problem,
but saturate yourself with the answer, His
faithful Word. Please be patient, for your healing
will manifest if you trust in God's faithfulness to
honor His Holy Word. And yes, Jesus loves you and
He is your Healer.

Faith Builder - God Has an Abundant Life for You

"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill,
and to destroy: I am come that they might have life,
and that they might have it more abundantly" (John 10:10

Think on that, dwell on that, meditate on that until
you believe in your heart God has given you abundant
life. You are to be the head and not the tail according
to your covenant with God.

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