Romans 10:17 Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.
We stay strong and develop our faith by reading and speaking God's word. The Bible tells us that as we renew our minds to The Word, we will be transformed.
If we're feeling defeated, it could be because we've been listening to the lies of the enemy.
Jesus said in John 8:32 You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.
We need to study and let God's word tell us who we are and what we have. Don't give any attention to anything that tells you differently. God's Word is the truth.
3 John 2 summarizes the benefits in our New Covenant position and describes our Father God's desire for our lives. Beloved, I wish above all things that thou may prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospers.
This scripture reminds us of what belongs to us as believers in Christ Jesus. Part of what is included in our New Covenant benefits is the promise of long life.
We need to acknowledge, agree with, recognise, confess and speak, the Word of God only.
Choose to see yourself as God sees you and speak out these truths even when you don't yet see the reality. Learn what God says about you and accept God's opinion of you. Believe what God says about who you are in Christ and you will become what you are in Him. By faith, believe the truth and act on what you believe.
In Judges 6:12, when the angel of God called Gideon a mighty warrior there was no evidence to suggest that it was true. God saw and spoke what Gideon was in His eyes.
Then in Romans 4:17, it says we need to start to call those things that be not as though they were. Calling things as though they WERE. The word WERE means 'as they were before anything else existed'. God saw each of us successful, fulfilled, and whole BEFORE the foundation of the world.
We will build our faith as we constantly remind ourselves of who God says we are in Christ.
Read the following teaching, scriptures and pray to remind yourself of God's promise of long life and how to lay hold of it.
If you deal with trouble emotionally, I would recommend you print out these scriptures and stick them on your refrigerator door.
Put them on your refrigerator because that is a place you go every day! When you go to the kitchen, before you open that refrigerator, open your mouth and say what the Scripture says; "BECAUSE God is my help in time of trouble. Father, I want to thank you for it."
When we read and put the Word in us, it is powerful enough to keep us safe, and the Word causes us to be victorious.
When we put the Word of God in us, that is what comes out of your mouth in times of trouble. Instead of being stricken with fear, we will speak out the Word of God in that situation.
And it is the Word that brings us deliverance. So here are some scriptures for you to put on your refrigerator door. Take a dose by speaking the Word of God every time you see it.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Psalm 3:1-3 LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! Many are they that rise up against me. Many there be which say of my soul, there is no help for him in God. Selah. But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
Psalm 9:9-10 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
Psalm 20:1 The LORD will hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob will defend thee.
Psalm 27:5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion, in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
Psalm 27:6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me, therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.
Proverbs 3:1-2 My son forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments. For length of days and long life and peace, shall they add to thee.
Proverbs 11:8 The righteous are delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.
Proverbs 12:3 A man shall not be established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.
Ecclesiastes 7:17 Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish, why shouldest thou die before thy time?