Thursday, December 29, 2016

Change Your Words, and Your Thinking to Change Your Life.


 
Change Your Words, and Your Thinking to Change Your Life.

At our Wednesday morning Praying over our city, my thought was to encourage our prayer warriors to equip their minds and hearts with boldness by changing the words they say and the thoughts they think. 
 
Many of our citizens in our city are trapped into a negative mindset and many believe they are to be eternally poor, without a job, sick, chained to habits and addictions, and can never be free. 
 
As we pray today we are asking God to motivate our citizens to be ready to receive truth that in Christ there is HOPE for a NEW day and a new year of deliverance. 
 
(During the lesson, we gave out a 2 sided paper with Positive Confessions to begin to speak over ourselves.  Each affirmation is strengthened with a Bible verse.  I have added a copy of that sheet at the end of this post.)

Viewing Judges chapter 6:  Israel was being oppressed by the Midianites and others because they had turned from God, and were worshiping other gods.  God allowed them to be persecuted and harassed.

Gideon was hiding as he threshed his wheat.  The Midianites would swoop in and steal the Israelites’ wheat and other food if they didn’t hide.  You might think Gideon was acting like a coward protecting his wheat in secret.  An angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, and he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior of valor.”   Gideon responded by saying, I am the least of my brethren.  He saw himself weak and small, but God saw him as a Victorious Leader.  Gideon needed to change his thinking and his words so God could use him to defeat the enemy.

Speaking and believing grant us access to salvation.  Romans 10:9 “That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.”

This Scripture offers a very important principle— speaking with our mouth and believing in our heart. Based on that premise, if we say it and believe it, we shall have it.

That’s both good news and bad; If you’re speaking blessings, favor, and deliverance that is what you will have.  Unfortunately, if you’ve been confessing; I’m tired, broke, and sick, you’re going to have just that.

You’re going to reap the words that you sow.  Whether you hear yourself talking or you’re listening to someone else, words can and do plant seeds in your mind. Those seeds, if tended, will grow.

What are you listening to on a regular basis? Are you listening to yourself condemn and criticize all day? Or is there someone near to you who fills your ears with gossip and defamation? If your ears are being filled with negativity, you’re going to have to change that and quick. Take your ears somewhere else. If you can’t remove yourself from the environment, learn to speak up and change the subject.

It’s time to make some changes. If faith comes by hearing the Word of God—Words of life—then it stands to reason that fear and doubt come by hearing the opposite—words of death and despair.

When we hear the Word of God taught, preached, or recited, it is sown into the soil of our minds. As we think about the words we hear, something happens in our spirit. If we’re open and receptive, we begin to feel uplifted and encouraged.

The more we meditate on the Word, the more we believe it. Before long we’re not just thinking and believing, we’re talking about it too. Faith comes from hearing God’s Word (see Romans 10:17). Faith increases, and doubt has to surrender.

Change what you hear, Change what you SAY and you will change what you think. Change what you think, and you will change your life. 

Proverbs 18:21  “Life and Death are in the Power of the tongue”  – Choose Life.
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FAITH'S CONFESSIONS CREATE REALITIES
Meditate on God’s promises to YOU - - -Say These with your Mouth

WHAT I AM IN CHRIST (CONFESS DAILY)
I am a new creation in Christ Jesus. My spirit is created in the image and likeness of God. 2 Cor. 5:17, Genesis 1:26
I am complete in Christ Jesus. Colossians 2:9-10
I am righteous in Christ Jesus. I have right-standing with God just like I'd never done anything wrong. 2 Corinthians 5:21
I am redeemed from the curse of the law (poverty, sickness, and spiritual death). Gal. 3:13 and chapter Deuteronomy 28
I am God's child and a joint-heir with Christ. Rom. 8:16-17

WHERE I AM IN CHRIST (CONFESS DAILY)
I have been taken from Satan's kingdom and I am now in God's kingdom. Col. 1:13-14
I am part of the Body of Christ and Satan has no power over me. 1 Cor. 12:14-27, Luke 9:1; 10:9
I am seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus far above all power of darkness and all things are under my feet. Ephesians 1:20-23 and Ephesians 4:6

WHAT I POSSESS IN CHRIST (CONFESS DAILY)
ALL spiritual blessings in heavenly places are mine in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 1:3
ALL my needs are supplied by my Heavenly Father, in every area of life, according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philemon. 4:19
I don't have to worry about anything, for God has commanded me to cast all of my cares on Him. I Peter 5:7

WHAT I CAN DO IN CHRIST (CONFESS DAILY)
In the power of the Holy Ghost I am a witness for Jesus. Acts 1:8
I can and do tell others about Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:18-20
As a believer and in the name of Jesus Christ I cast out devils, I speak with new tongues, and when I lay my hands on the sick they do recover. Mark 16:17-18
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philemon 4:13

FOR COMFORT AND STRENGTH (CONFESS DAILY)
The joy of the Lord is my strength. Nehemiah 8:10
The Lord is the strength of my life. Psalms 27:1
Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. I John 4:4
I will not let God's Word depart from before my eyes, for it is life and health. Proverbs 4:21-22
I do not let foul words come out of my mouth, but only what helps, encourages, and is beneficial to the spiritual progress of others. Ephesians 4:29

I refuse to give place to the devil. Ephesians 4:27
I speak the truth in love and grow up into Him in all things. Ephesians 4:15
No man shall take me out of His hand. For I have eternal life. John 10:28
I let the peace of God rule in my heart. I refuse to worry about anything. Col. 3:15 and 1 Peter 5:7
Whatever I refuse to allow here, God also refuses to allow, and that which I do allow, God also allows to come to pass here on earth. Matt. 16:19
I am a believer and these signs do follow me. I speak with new tongues, I take authority over the devil, I lay hands on the sick and they recover. Mark 16:17-18
I am complete in Him who is the head of all principality and power. Col. 2:10

FOR FINANCIAL AND MATERIAL NEEDS (CONFESS DAILY)
Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law. (Poverty, sickness, and death)
For poverty He has given me wealth, for sickness He has given me health, for death He has given me eternal life. II Corinthians. 8:9 and John 10:10
I delight myself in the Lord and He gives me the desires of my heart. Psalm 37:4
I have given and it is being given to me good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over. Luke 6:38
I have paid my tithes and offerings and God has opened the windows of heaven and is pouring such blessings on me that I hardly have enough room to receive them. Malachi 3:10
God makes all grace come to me in abundance, so that I always have more than enough to do all kinds of good things for others 2 Corinthians 9:8
There is no lack for my God supplies all my needs, in every area of life, according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
The Lord is my Shepherd I DO NOT WANT. Psalm 23:1

FOR GUIDANCE AND WISDOM (CONFESS DAILY)
The Spirit of truth abides in me and teaches me all things. He guides me into all truth. I have perfect knowledge of every circumstance and opportunity that comes before me. John 14:26;  16:13
I trust in the Lord with all my heart and do not rely on my own understanding. Proverbs. 3:5
In all my ways I acknowledge Him and He directs my path. Proverbs 3:6
God's Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalms 119:105
I let the Word of Christ dwell in me richly in all wisdom. Colossians 3:16
I follow the Good Shepherd because I know His voice.  I will not follow a stranger. John 10:3-4
I am not conformed to this world but I am transformed by renewing my mind with the Word of God. Romans 12:2

FOR FEAR AND WORRY (CONFESS DAILY)
I am part of the body of Christ and Satan has no power over me. 1 Corinthians 12:14-27
Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. I John 4:4
I am not afraid because you are with me, Your Word and your Spirit comfort me. Psalms 23:4
I am far from oppression and fear does not come near me. Isaiah 54:14
No weapon formed against me will prosper for my righteousness is of the Lord. Isaiah 54:17
I produce much fruit and whatever I do will prosper because I am like a tree planted by the water. Psalm 1:3
I have been delivered from the evils of this world according to God's will. Galatians 1:4
God is my refuge. I trust in Him and I am safe! Psalm 91:2
Evil can't get close to me. No harm will come to my home. God has commanded His angels to protect me wherever I go. Psalm 91:10-11
In my pathway is life and there is no death. Proverbs 12:28
I obey God's Word and I am blessed in what I do. James 1:25
I use the shield of faith to stop everything the enemy brings against me. Ephesians 6:16
Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law. I forbid any sickness or poverty to come on me. Galatians 3:13 and Deuteronomy chapter 28
I overcome by the blood of Christ and the Word of my testimony. Revelation 12:11
I am submitted to God and the devil flees from me because I resist him in Jesus' name. James 4:7
God's Word is forever settled in heaven and in my heart. Psalms 119:89
My peace is great, because I'm God's child and I am taught of the Lord. Isaiah 54:13

FOR HEALING AND HEALTH (CONFESS DAILY)
Jesus carried my sicknesses and diseases in His body on the cross and by His stripes I am healed. Isaiah 53:4-5 10
Jesus took my infirmities and bore my sicknesses. Matthew 8:17
I am a believer and these signs do follow me: I speak with new tongues, I take authority over the devil, I lay hands on the sick and they recover. Mark 16:17-18
When I am sick, I will call for the elders of the church to pray over me, anointing me with oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will save me and the Lord will raise me up. James 5:14-15
Jesus bore my sins in his body on the tree, so that I might die to sins and live for righteousness; by His stripes I am healed. I Peter 2:24

     Courtesy Jim Kaseman Ministries     
http://www.afeminternational.org/resources.php?page=faithaid 

 

1 comment:

  1. As usual, you shared strongly and wonderfully re: our Lord. As you know, I can't always read very well, but I saw some of what you are sharing into the thinking of many people. Bless you and thank you!

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