We are continually affirming something, and that affirmation
and the reactions of the affirmation upon our lives are sometimes
very disastrous .
You know the effect the words of loved ones have upon you,
well, the effect of your own words upon you is just as strong .
You continually say, “Well, I can’t do it . I just can’t do it.
I haven’t the strength to do it,” and you feel your physical energy
and your mental efficiency oozing away and leaving you weak and
full of indecision and doubt, and your efficiency is gone .
You see, an affirmation is the expression of our faith : whether
we have faith in ourselves, in loved ones, in the Bible or its
Author ; or whether we have faith in disease, failure and weakness. Some people are always confessing their faith in diseases, their faith in failure and calamity. You will hear them confessing that their children are disobedient and that their husband or wife is not doing what is right.
They constantly confess failure and doubts . They little realize
that that confession robs them of their ability and efficiency .
They little realize that that confession can change the solid,
hard road into a boggy, clogged mire, but it is true . The confession
of weakness will bind and hold you in captivity .
Talk poverty and you will have plenty of it.
Confess your want, your lack of money all of the time, and you will always have a lack. Your confession is the expression of your faith, and these confessions of lack and of sickness shut the Father God out of your life and let Satan in, giving him the right-of-way .
Confessions of failure give disease and failure dominion over
your life. They honor Satan and rob God of His glory. Here are a few good confessions :
“The Lord is my shepherd, I do not want .”
You say this in the face of the fact that Want has been your master . A new Master has taken over the kingdom and you whisper it softly at first, “The Lord is my shepherd,”then you say it a little stronger; you keep repeating it until it dominates you.
When this becomes true in your life, you will never say again,
“I want,” or “I need,” but you will say, “I have . . .”
You have heard it said, Seeing is believing;
but I say to you BELIEVING is SEEING
In this kingdom,
We do not see to believe, we believe to SEE!
Seeing is not believing!
Our perceptions stem from our belief!
Believing precedes every reality we have or would have.
Believe, then look again, you will see again, and it will be all different!
Every man’s thought pattern, belief system is his greatest stronghold.
Blessed are those who though they have not seen yet believe! That’s where you belong!
‘Blessed is he that BELIEVETH for she shall see the performance of those things…’
“He that believeth, hath …” John 3:36, 1 John 5:10,
Believing is having.
“He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God 1 John 5:10
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes HAS eternal life.” John 6:47
“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” John 3:36
I hear you whisper, “My Father is greater than all.”
What a confession that is!
My Father is greater than want,
greater than disease,
greater than weakness,
greater than any enemy that can rise against me.
Then you sat with deliberate confidence,
“God is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?”
God is my strength. How much strength have I?
God is the measure of it.
Originally Inspired by The Hidden Man of the Heart – E.W. Kenyon