Making it Your Own
Everything we need has been provided for by Jesus' death, burial, and ressurection. But, how do we appropriate it? How do we make it real in our lives?
By faith. We received salvation by faith. We receive physical healing by faith. We receive all of the provisions God has for our lives by faith. Our faith is not based upon hype or emotion but on His faithfulness. Our faith is in the fact that Jesus keeps His promises as we meet His conditions.
The great joy of the ministry process finds its essence in the appropriation of God's freeing, healing, and deliverance provisions into our lives. When we break curses, it is because Jesus became a curse for us. We apply the truth that curses have no legal right to operate in our lives. As we deal with ungodly beliefs, we look to Him and to the truths established in His Cross. As we pray for hurts to be healed, we can take the hurts to Jesus, who (already) has carried our griefs and sorrows. As we break the hold of demons in our lives, we are only reinforcing the victory that Jesus won at the Cross.
God wants us to receive, apply, and own the provisions, the realities, and the victories of the Cross.
Scripture References: (Hebrews 11:6)
Hebrews 11:6 (NIV)
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.