Signs, Wonders, Miracles
"And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues." Mark 16:17
"And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord walking with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen." Mark 16:20
The spoken word is a creative force and has incredible power; words mold and shape our lives. Speaking God's Word is the most powerful way to change our lives because it is powerful, effective, life-giving and satisfying. Speaking God's Word in a personal, present-tense way, we move His Divine substance into a life of unlimited riches (Mark 11:23). When we practice faith sayings, our belief system increases and our level of trust in the Lord heightens. God's Word is the key to living consistently with peace, power, purpose and plenty.
As born-again believers, we have residing within our spirit the faith of God. God given faith is the connection with the invisible for total provision and continuous supply. Faith is a living, creative and powerful force that is focused in Jesus Christ; a principle of action and power. Faith is a strong belief, complete trust and confident assurance that what we want and hope for is going to happen (Hebrews 11:1).
The fulfillment of every promise from God is available to all believers in Christ who, by the Holy Spirit, have revelation of how to mix God's Word with faith. To mix God's Word with faith, put yourself in the scriptures (Mark 16:17, 20) and declare it is for you. I went forth and lived everywhere, the Holy Spirit in me, my helper and my life was confirmed by signs! It can be a challenge to understand that without faith, it is impossible to agree with God. The Word of God will not profit without the application of faith (Hebrews 4:2). Without this revelation, we are attempting to be religious; we will not have peace no matter how hard we try.
I remember the day I went from trying to trusting. It was spring when I got the lawn mower out to mow the grass. I pulled and pulled on the cord until I couldn't pull anymore. At that moment, I heard a whisper, "Stop trying so hard, sit down and put your hands on the mower and pray." I prayed in an unknown tongue, quietly acknowledged God and blessed the substance that created my mower. For a few moments, my hands were filled with energy and I knew that if I put my hands on a dead person, they would live again. I stood up, pulled the cord twice and the motor leaped to life. Something inside of me changed! I call it the day I went from trying to trusting. The words I spoke were confirmed with a sign; the mower started. If I believe, these signs shall follow me (Mark 16:17). If I believe in Jesus Christ as my Savior, should these things stated by Jesus be a regular part of my life? And if not, why not?
Several years ago, I started practicing faith during training sessions when I experienced pain in my left elbow. Before I allowed myself to go down the normal human road, "Oh no! Now what? My elbow hurts!" I put my hand on my elbow and said, "By Jesus Christ's name, illegal defeated devil, get off my elbow now. As you came, so you must go! By Jesus' stripes, I have total peace in the body I live in." The pain disappeared.
When I started sprinting, my knees began hurting so I practiced the same faith as I did over my elbow. After three days, the pain left and it has not been back since 2002. Psalm 91:10 is for us to experience the abundant life of Jesus (John 10:10). Abundant living is reigning in life; we hold a royal position (Romans 5:17). Abundant living is the supernatural ability to observe, pray, adapt and overcome in every situation and maintain a faith-love-joy attitude. Believe it is God's will for you to live an abundant life!
In the name of Jesus, we can take authority over adverse situations and see things change. We have been empowered by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and the words of God have authority. Faith that is convinced of God performing His Word, gives us rest, calmness, boldness and confidence. Making substance of the unseen brings us days of heaven on earth!
Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for Your paid-for provision. By the Holy Spirit, I receive my peace, my health, my sufficiency, my choice ability now with great thanksgiving. Amen!