Unbelief is anything in our heart that doesn't believe God is Good.

Unbelief is any part of our heart that does not believe God is good. Unbelief is wherever the expectation of the negative occurs. When we anticipate negative results we are making room for that experience to occur in our lives. 

Romans 11:22 The Passion Translation (TPT)

22 So fix your gaze on the simultaneous kindness[a] and strict justice[b] of God. How severely he treated those who fell into unbelief! Yet how tender and kind is his relationship with you. So keep on trusting in his kindness; otherwise, you also will be cut off.

Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God. Kindness to you but sternness to those who fell away (those who did not believe). if you believe in the kindness of God you will experience but if you believe him to be cruel or harsh you are cutting yourself off from the olive tree of the Lord. The olive tree is metaphorical to the grace of God (the empowerment and pleasure of God looking at us face to face and living through us).

Only when you think God is not good you cut yourself off from the grace that is available to you. You cut yourself off from the relationships available to you. You cut yourself off from the presence, power, gifts, character and provision God wants to give you. 

 

The Power of Christ in you

An excerpt from a John G. Lake sermon

 
  “In the Chicago conference I sat with an old colored lady one afternoon after meeting, and she told me of her woes and sicknesses-and they were many. After a time when she had grown somewhat still, I said, “Dear Mother, how long have you been a Christian?” She replied, “Since I was a child.”


  Then I tried to show her that God expected a development of God and His nature and the working and action of God in her in transforming power through the agency of the Holy Spirit, and that there was a process of remaking and remolding that should change her nature and life, and dissolve the rheumatism and Bright’s disease and all the other difficulties, just as truly as long ago sin dissolved out of her soul.


  After the conversation had gone on to the proper point, I said, “Dear Sister, anybody can see that Christ dwells in your spirit.” Her eyes were lovely, delightful. “Let your mind extend just a little bit. Let your thought comprehend that just as Jesus dwells in your spirit and also possesses your soul, in just exactly the same way He is possessing your blood and your kidneys and your old rheumatic bones, and that the very same thing will happen in your bones when you realize that truth as happened in your spirit when you were converted at the altar.”
(She told me how she had prayed twenty-two days and nights until Christ was revealed in her soul as Savior. She seemed to want to wait twenty-two days and nights for God to manifest Himself in the rheumatic bones, and I was trying to get her away from it.) She said, “Brother, lay your hands on me and pray for me, and I will be healed.”


  I answered, “No, I want you to get well by realizing that right now that same Christ that dwells in your spirit and your soul is in your bones and in your blood and in your brain.” Presently the old lady hopped to her feet and said, “My God, He is.” She had it. Christ had been imprisoned in her soul and spirit, now He was permitted to manifest in her body.”

-John G. Lake

Common Sense

"Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages,  are not yet sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favor; a long habit of. not hinging a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. but tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason. "

 

-Thomas Paine in Common Sense

Philadelphia, PA

Feb 14, 1776

Leaning

Here’s today’s illustration:

When the great missionary, John C. Paton, was translating the Scriptures for his South Sea Islanders, apparently there was no word for “believe” in their native tongue. For a long while he was really baffled. One day a native came into his study and, being tired out, flung himself down on a chair, rested his feet on another chair and lay back full length, saying as he did so something about how good it was to lean his whole weight on those chairs. Instantly Dr. Paton noted the word the man used for “lean his whole weight on.” The missionary had his word for “believe.” He used it at once and thereafter in translating the Scriptures. Try it for yourself and see, in any verse that uses the word “believe,” if this is not true. (W. H. Griffith-Thomas).

What does it mean to “believe” in Jesus? It means to trust him the way you trust your bed. Lean upon Jesus completely, place your full weight on him. In everything give yourself to his presence. Live from the promises of God toward your life trusting him in every area of your life.

Kingly Boldness

12 we have boldness through him,[c] and free access as kings[d] before the Father because of our complete confidence in Christ’s faithfulness. 

 

Through Christ there is access as Kings. We can come before God boldly, confidently and brazenly.  Ask God requiring his promises not because he’s our Servant but because he has told us to ask with  veracity. He answers those who boil over with passion for what they ask for. 

 

 

Do not limit his scope

Ephesians 4:30

 

 

30 The Holy Spirit of God has sealed you in Jesus Christ until you experience your full salvation. So never grieve the Spirit of God or take for granted his holy influence in your life.[r

 

 

God has ordained that we keep in step with the Spirit. As we pursue his presence to continue to envelop us you must know the only way to give the Spirit is to limit him. It's hard to grieve the Spirit by the way God isn't easily hurt or angered or vexed. His anger isn't towards believers but towards sin and the demons that influence the process. We can grieve the Spirit by limiting him. By holding him back. Let's let him flow without limit. 

 

Prayer

 

Lord I ask that you would have full vent of your Spirit through me, around me, on me. Take full control of me that you might use me as you wish. Possess me that I might express Jesus in the earth with holiness and power. Amen!

 

 

 

 

  1. Ephesians 4:30 The Greek manuscripts have “do not grieve,” while the Aramaic text reads “do not limit his scope.” This translation includes both concepts.

Success Consciousness

The key to any successful endeavor is faith. As Hebrews 11:6 teaches us faith is knowing that God is and that he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him. So we know that successful prayer is persistent hence the word diligent used here and the knowledge of who he is. 

 

"with self consciousness, or failure consciousness, God can never work. God is your help, God is your abundance, God is your success, and God is your victory. If two men do not agree, how can they work together? So to walk and work with God, you must engraft God’s types of consciousness to your own. Renew your mind. Constantly think in terms of success, in terms of victory, and in terms of abundance. When you have completely renewed your thinking process, then you will receive the rhema of God. Boldly assimilate the Word of God into your thinking life. Through prayer produce faith, and through faith you will be able to lift your chin up high."

 

from "The Fourth Dimension" by Dr. David Yonggi Cho

 

Rest financially

 

God finished everything in 6 days.  

The seventh day was the day in which man was originally designed to live, a day with no worry, with everything man needed already in place before he needed it. He was meant to live in the finished product. 

Leviticus 25

The Lord spoke to Moses at Mount Sinai, saying,2 “Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘When you come into the land which I am giving you, then the land shall keep a Sabbath to the Lord.3 For six years you shall sow your field, and for six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its crop.4 But in the seventh year there shall be a Sabbath of rest for the land, a Sabbath to the Lord; you shall not sow [seed in] your field nor prune your vineyard.5 Whatever reseeds itself (uncultivated) in your harvest you shall not reap, nor shall you gather the grapes from your uncultivated vine, it shall be a year of sabbatical rest for the land.6 And all of you shall have for food whatever the [untilled] land produces during its Sabbath year; yourself, and your male and female slaves, your hired servant, and the foreigners who reside among you,7 even your domestic animals and the [wild] animals that are in your land shall have all its crops to eat. 

 

There God is explaining the Year of Jubilee to the nation of Israel. To give you a bit of background, the Year of Jubilee occurred every 50 years, and it’s significant.

 

The Israelites couldn’t sow crops for that entire year. In fact, they couldn’t sow crops in the 49th year either. Get a clear picture: Israel was told they couldn’t sow crops in the 49th or 50th years. They’d have to wait until the end of the 51st year, once they planted crops, for the crops to mature to harvest. So basically, God was telling them they’d have THREE years without a harvest.

 

If I told you that you couldn’t have a paycheck for three years, how would you react?

 

In the natural, that was impossible. But God was showing them something.

 

“You may ask, ‘What will we eat in the seventh year if we do not plant or harvest our crops?’ I will send you such a blessing in the sixth year that the land will yield enough for three years. While you plant during the eighth year, you will eat from the old crop and will continue to eat from it until the harvest of the ninth year comes in.” - Leviticus 25:20-22

 

God wants to give you so much overflow financially that you can walk in your destiny and be a blessing to nations.  

The master of breakthrough

 2 Samuel 5:1-3, 17-25 2 Samuel 4:1

 

Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, “Behold, we are your bone and your flesh. When Saul’s son Ish-bosheth king of Israel, heard that Abner had died in Hebron, he lost courage, and all Israel was horrified. In times past, when Saul was king over us, it was you who led Israel out to war and brought Israel in from battle. And the Lord told you, ‘You shall shepherd My people Israel and be ruler over them.’” So all the elders tribal leaders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and King David made a covenant with them at Hebron before the Lord; and they anointed him king over Israel...

 

When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over Israel, all the Philistines went up to look for him, but he heard about it and went down to the stronghold. Now the Philistines had come and spread out for battle in the Valley of Rephaim. David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You hand them over to me?” And the Lord said to David, “Go up, for I will certainly hand them over to you.” So David came to Baal-perazim, and he defeated them there, and said, “The Lord has broken through my enemies before me, like a breakthrough of water.” So he named that place Baal-perazim master of breakthroughs. The Philistines abandoned their pagan idols there, so David and his men took them away to be burned. The Philistines came up once again and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim. When David inquired of the Lord, He said, “You shall not go up, but circle around behind them and come at them in front of the balsam trees. And when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, then you shall pay attention and act promptly, for at that time the Lord will have gone out before you to strike the army of the Philistines.”

David did just as the Lord had commanded him, and struck down the Philistines from Geba as far as Gezer.

 

David had just been received as king. His dream was coming to pass to be able to lead God's people. Right after his promotion the enemy took the opportunity to attack him. David sought The Lord for wisdom as he tends to and God said  "Go I got your back" and David crushed the Philistines. The Philistines got re-acclimated and decided to prepare their ranks again. 

 

The the the Lord said  "David move when you hear my angels in the tops of the trees. I got your back buddy!" David followed the prompting and God broke through. This is what David said of the Lord after the victory. 

 

"The Lord has broken through my enemies before me like a breakthrough of water" so he names that place Baal- Perazim. The name "Baal" means master; Lord ; and husband. When David calls God by that name. He is saying " Lord, you are the master of breakthrough. You are the Lord of breakthrough. You are faithful to that for you are faithful to us as a husband." 

 

In this season God is releasing the angelic hosts before us and he is saying "advance quickly because I'm about to "BURST" through in your life. Places you could not get into I'm opening up now by the Spirit. Just see me as your master of breakthrough. See me as the missing piece to the  situation. See me as the answer and commit yourself to me. I will break forth like the mighty waters. I will break the proverbial dams in your life that hinder the flow of the Spirit that you desire. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proverbs 16:33

Provers 16:33

"The lot is cast into the lap, but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord."

God has his hand on your life. If the lot cast into the lap is controlled by the Lord? How much more your life when you trust in him? 

Our trust is not in an earthly father but a heavenly one who is loving; faithful and able to accomplish everyhting he has promised in your life. The lot is cast into the lap but your life is cast into the hand of the Lord. 

 1 Peter 5:7 Weymouth New Testament
Throw the whole of your anxiety upon Him, because He Himself cares for you.

Throw everything on him. Put all your eggs in this basket of trust and watch him do wonders.