KEEP YOUR HEART 3, APRIL 27, 2010

KEEP YOUR HEART 2, APRIL 21 2010

The systems of this world are trying to box us in, fence us in, tie our hands, and put pressure on us in order to make us believe things can’t be changed, we can’t go beyond certain limits, “there’s no way out” and we are just confined to what this world dictates.  Our society, culture and family set limits for us so we expect little or nothing to change for us. We are made fun of!  “Who do you think you are that you think you can do that with your education, your qualifications, your background, and where you live?  That is impossible!”  And as a result a lot of Christians want to escape all of this and go to heaven!   But we must remember God knew what these times were going to be like when He planned out our life “before the foundation of the world” and it’s God’s plan we need to be focusing on instead of all the limitations.  It is times like these we need to remember one of Jesus’ last prayers that included us:

John 17:8-9 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, 9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. 11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me,…14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. KJV

Jesus prayed the Father would not take us out of the world but that He would keep us from the evil and that we were not of this world (controlled, restrained, restricted to the world’s system of operation) and He prayed the Father would sanctify us (separate us to Him and His Kingdom) through the truth, “Thy word is truth”.  What Jesus prayed here is very important for us to understand.  He tells us it’s the truth of God’s Word that will sanctify or separate us from the world. God’s Word takes off the limits!  It takes us out of the box, removes all the fences that fence us in, gets us out of debt, eliminates limited income and limited job opportunities and limited answers to health issues and all other limitations.

Jesus declared, ‘thy word is truth”.  Now that is a very important statement for us to remember if we are going to stay here on earth and our lives come out from under the control of the world system.   Jesus also told us:

John 8:32  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. KJV

Revelation knowledge of God’s truth about you is what takes off all limits; allowing you to think out of the box, dare dream again, and dare pray beyond the limits this world sets for you.

Father God wants us in the world living above and beyond the limits of the world.

We are not of this world for we are seated with Christ in heavenly places above all the limitations this world sets for us:

Eph 2:6-7 And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One). 7 He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited favor) in [His] kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus. AMP

Did you get that?  Father God is going to show in the ages to come the “immeasurable, limitless, surpassing riches of His free grace, and His kindness and goodness toward us.  Sounds like all limits are off!

Eph 3:20 Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams] AMP

This means all limitations, restrictions this world places on us are off!  It’s taken off by the power to comprehend God’s purpose, his plan, His truth we are living out of another realm and establishing our hearts in those truths.

Col 3:1If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above (the Kingdom), where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. KJV

Matt 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.KJV

We don’t seek answers any more as mere natural, carnal men/women.  We don’t seek another government for the Kingdom of God is our government, our source, our provision, our answer and solution to all things.

Jesus is our example of living beyond the limits of a natural government by means of the Kingdom of Heaven.  Faced with not enough food, instead of talking limitation like His disciples, “Jesus looked up to heaven” and gave thanks and feed a whole multitude and had leftovers.  The limits were taken off!

Psalms 112 there is record of a man who established his heart on God’s Word as being the truth about him no matter what the facts were in his world.  Look at this scripture closely for this scripture is written for us to get a picture of what an uncompromising stand on the truth will produce for us as well.

Ps 112:1,6-8 PRAISE THE Lord! (Hallelujah!) Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who fears (reveres and worships) the Lord, who delights greatly in His commandments. His [spiritual] offspring shall be mighty upon earth; the generation of the upright shall be blessed. Prosperity and welfare are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever. 6 He will not be moved forever; the [uncompromisingly] righteous… 7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is firmly fixed, trusting (leaning on and being confident) in the Lord. 8 His heart is established and steady, he will not be afraid while he waits to see his desire established upon his adversaries. AMP

If this man were in the earth today he would not listen and give his time and attention to all the evil reports, the negative facts and get scared; allowing them to cause him to waver and compromise his stand on the truth of God’s Word. No!

This man would establish in his heart the truth of God’s Word.  Let me tell you, we are to be the Psalms 112 man/woman in this time!

How does your heart get established in the truth of God’s Word like that? It takes meditation of the Word to establish your thoughts, it takes focus on the reality the Word of God is the truth and all other information are just facts that are subject to change by the Word of truth.  It takes constant fellowship and communion with the Lord.

Olympians do much like what I am talking about.  To stay prepared for the Olympics and the sure win of a medal, their training must remain constant right up to the Olympics.  Day in and day out they are working at getting better. There is not much time for anything else.  It takes a lot of time and hard work to be prepared to win.

We need to be just as diligent in establishing our hearts in the truth of God’s Word.  We don’t allow our ears to constantly hear things contrary to the Word of Truth about us.  We look and observe only what aligns with the Truth.  We only allow our emotions,  our feelings move us in line with the truth of God’s Word.

Prov 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it affects everything you do. NLT

We guard, protect our heart (our soul) with the truth of God’s Word and then it affects everything, including the limits of this world.

Abraham, our father of faith, had to guard his heart when God gave Him promise of a son in his old age and Sarah, his wife, had always been barren.  It was ridiculous to think it could happen!  Old age and barrenness were the facts! But Abraham became “fully persuaded” when he continually, constantly focused on, and paid attention only to the truth of God’s promise to him.

Rom 4:19-21 He did not weaken in faith when he considered the [utter] impotence of his own body, which was as good as dead because he was about a hundred years old, or [when he considered] the barrenness of Sarah’s [deadened] womb. 20 No unbelief or distrust made him waver (doubtingly question) concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong and was empowered by faith as he gave praise and glory to God, 21 Fully satisfied and assured that God was able and mighty to keep His word and to do what He had promised. AMP

Well Abraham got his son no matter what the facts were!

Just like Abraham we have to decide we are not going to consider the facts contrary to the promise of God has given us and thereby become fully persuaded and receive our promise.

I have been confessing of late a powerful confession that establishes my heart in the truth of God’s Word:  “I harden my heart towards anything that speaks against the truth of God’s Word about me.  I harden my heart towards anything my five physical senses tell me that is contrary to the truth of God’s Word about me and instead give my attention to the senses of my spirit. I harden my heart against facts contrary to God’s promises to me.”  The Spirit of God told me hardening my heart confessions such as these are powerful confessions and I could tell He was very, very pleased.

The bible tells us Pharaoh hardened his heart and would not let the people of God go from Egypt!  That is what I am talking about, we just won’t compromise!

God told me many years ago, “Glorious and grand is the plan I have for you.”  Has it always looked that way?  No, but I continue to remind myself of those words instead of the facts that stand in the way.

We need to recall the truth of God’s Word, God’s promise to us and the prophetic words spoken over us and start declaring them as never before.

After reading this blog, you need to listen to my audio, “The Reality of God’s Word”.  You can download the PDF transcription to study with the audio.  I have also just posted a whole new series of audios on God’s Word Alive entitled “Kingdom Ways To Prosper In Financial Famine” that will show you how to use Kingdom financial strategies to escape the financial famine in this world system.  The Kingdom has provided for you through Jesus a Redemptive Wall that separates you from the financial famine in this godless, Babylonian world system.  Now is the time for each and every Christian and their households to flourish in the Kingdom of God and get back to Eden and live on top of the world.

I have resources available on my home site www.godswordalive.com to help you establish your heart in the Truth (my books/e-books, my CD “God’s Word Spoken”, confessions and articles) and on my blog www.godswordalive.com/blog I have many confessions of the Truth.

Establish your heart today in the Truth and “think out of the box”, dream unlimited dreams, pray prayers beyond what you could naturally expect taking off all limits!

We can and must establish our hearts with “In Him” scriptures. I have posted “In Him” scriptures on my home website, www.godswordalive.com along with confessions to help you.  They are also offered in my book/ebook, “In Him We Live, Move & Have Our Being” I offer on the site.

Description:In Him We Live, Move & Have Our Being let’s you know you don’t have to carry around another day that old dead, stinking, carnal man. Through over 186 In Him scriptures and powerful revealing scripture confessions this book/e-book reveals the new life in Christ Jesus. As you read The Liberty Jesus Secured for You by His Death, Burial & Resurrection, you will receive revelation of the liberty you now possess as a result of Christ’s finished work and realize you no longer have to rely on your own works to secure the Father’s unconditional love, divine healing and divine health, your eternal security, justification, and more. The book/e-book contains Heaven’s Death Certificate for the Old Man so you can fill it out and know for sure the old man was buried with Christ and you’re truly a new man alive in Christ Jesus. Scriptures and faith confessions of your new man in Christ will empower you to think, speak and act out of this new man in Christ.