Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Faith is the substance!

 The word substance is understood to be the material of which something is made up of or created from. For example, the substance of the clothing that you’re wearing would be its treads. It can also be defined as the center, core, base, foundation or gist of something.

 In the world of economics currency or money would be the substance or the bases of how things function. There would be no economy without money. In fact it is the blood that keeps the body of economics going. Another example would be our physical bodies; the substance of our physical bodies would be our blood. Without this blood we cannot live.

At this point you’re probably wondering where am I headed with this elaborate definition of the word substance. Well, based on the above definition let’s look at a frequently quoted scripture but never fully understood. As a matter of fact after discovering the revelation that is embedded in this passage of scripture not only will your prayer change but you will experience quicker results.

 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” Hebrews 11:1. The revelation of this scripture hinges on two words and they are faith and substance. We’ve already defined the word substance. However, according to scripture in essence it indirectly suggests to us that faith is indeed the word of God according to Romans 10:17. Romans 10:17 says the following, "So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God". So then, if faith comes to us by hearing, but not just hearing anything but he spifically said by hearing the word of God. Then, I think it is safe to say that faith is the word of God. In simple terms when we quote scriptures such as “no weapon for against us shall prosper” or “I am the head and not the tail” this is indeed faith!  So the word of God is faith!

Let’s go back to the scripture and begin replacing the key words such as faith and substance with their definitions. “Now the word of God is the material, core, base or center of the things that we base our expectation upon. This same word of God is now considered the proof or evidence of those same things that we don't see or have in my possession as yet.

 When we pray we usually place our focus on our expectation such as our healing, a new car, home etc. Instead, the core or substance of our expectation must be planted in the word of God (faith) for whatever we are hoping for or expecting. So from this day forward when you pray give God his word which is faith, as it relates to your situation. If it’s a healing  you’re believing God for, then the substance of your hope (healing) should be the following scriptures, Lord your word says, “Because of your son Jesus Christ stripes I am heal” Lord your word says, “You have sent your word to heal us”. So as you can see, the word of God (faith) would be considered your currency to God in exchange for whatever you’re expecting from him.

 Let’s us confirm the above revelation with two scriptures and they are, firstly, God said to remind him of his word which we now know to be faith not that he forgot his word but the following will make it clear as to why. “Without faith which is the word of God, it is impossible to please God” Hebrews 11:6 Wow! In other words, do not approach God about anything unless you’re coming with his word or faith to accompany your desire. If you decide to continue praying without his word or faith, then you are not pleasing him.

 Friends, it gets no clearer than this, I admonish you to study the scriptures and let your prayers be based on the word of God as it relates to your expectation from God. Praying the word will certainly give you quicker results. The key to your success is your confidence in the word of God and not the thing you’re praying for.

Written by: Kevin L A Ewing

Monday, June 11, 2012

Our lives are the sum total of our most dominant thoughts

Let me start out by saying; however life appears to you right now, make no mistake it’s not because of what someone is doing to you or the curve balls that life is throwing at you. Instead, it is the sum total of your thoughts that’s creating whatever it is that you’re perceiving life to be.

Just in case you didn't know already let me be the first to tell you that your thoughts are in fact the masters of your behavior and actions. It is your most dominant thoughts that are dictating your action or reaction on a second by second bases in every area of your life. Some of you reading this article right now are overwhelmed by bouts of depression, anger, bitterness, unforgiveness and the like. The interesting thing is none of what I have just mentioned can overcome you unless you agree with it. Bottom line every challenge or difficulty’s root cause is of a spiritual nature. Thus, there is a spirit that’s challenging or suggesting specific evil thoughts to that individual mind, in an attempt that the individual will agree to its suggestion. In turn the individual becomes those dominant thoughts. The two spiritual laws that govern this particular process is as follows: “For as he thinks in his heart/mind, so he becomes” Proverbs 23:7, “Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction?” Amos 3:3. The combination of these two scriptures suggest that whatever it is that we frequently think or ponder on we will convert to action or behavior but in order for that to happen we must have agreed with whom or whatever is initiating those thoughts.

That’s right! You read correctly, in order for one to become depress, angry or whatever, then that individual must have agreed or accepted the suggestions/thoughts made to them knowing or unknowingly by that particular spirit. For example let’s look at depression. Depression is an evil spirit, suggesting thoughts of depression or giving the individual every excuse to be depressed. If that individual accepts what he’s being coerce into thinking, well just like the above statement he now becomes the personification of those thoughts.

As a reminder, life is all about the activation or deactivation of laws. There are no two set of laws, there is one main set of laws and they are the laws of the bible set out in God’s word. Therefore the laws of the bible can be used for our advantage or disadvantage. When we obey and do what the bible suggest for us to do it works for our advantage and we receive the blessing of the lord. The opposite happens when we disobey or go contrary to God’s laws; Satan then has the upper hand on us. This being the case, then it is safe to say that depression and the like are as a result of going contrary to what the word of God says. So if you are depress, bitter, angry or whatever right now, it suggest to me that you have abandon or rejected what God has said about you such as “you are wonderfully and fearfully made”,” you are the head and not the tail”, “you are above only and not beneath”, “you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus” in exchange for what these evil spirits such as rejection, sickness, hate, anger unforgiveness and the like are repeatedly speaking to you, which has resulted in your now negative behavior and actions or reaction.

Fear not for there is good news and that good news is that you can overcome that which has been overcoming you. How you may ask? Well firstly, by not agreeing with those evil suggestion/thoughts. Secondly, begin speaking to those thoughts that have been speaking to you. For example, is the spirit of fear speaking to you? Then say to the spirit of fear “GOD DID NOT GIVE ME A SPIRIT OF FEAR INSTEAD HE HAS GIVEN ME A SPIRIT OF POWER, LOVE AND SOUNDNESS OF MIND” 2 Timothy 1:7. Repeat this scripture until you torment that spirit that has come to torment you and I can guarantee you it will leave. Say to the thoughts of depression or heaviness, “The lord has given me the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness” Isaiah 61:3. Search the scriptures and apply that particular scripture to that evil spirit that is inserting evil negative thoughts in your mind.

In conclusion my friend, scripture reminds us that God is watching over his word to perform it. Therefore I suggest to you to discontinue not saying anything or stop saying negative things. Instead say what God has said. As a reminder we are not fighting against flesh and blood (people or things) but against evil spirits whom we cannot see, but are more real than the folks that we can see, Ephesians 6:12. The solution to your tormenting thoughts resides in your tongue. “Death and life is in the power of the tongue, and they that love it (death or life) shall eat the fruit of what they consistently speak” Proverbs 18:21


Written by: Kevin L A Ewing