Our Foundation Scripture:
Proverbs 18:14 The strong spirit of a man sustains him in bodily pain or trouble, but a weak and broken spirit who can raise up or bear? AMP
We see from our foundation scripture that we do not want a weak spirit. This scripture should give us an incentive to develop our spirit. Developing a strong spirit makes all the difference in our lives; to how we live, to how we see things, to how we receive from God, to how we resist sin, it just affects everything.
Why we must develop a strong spirit:
- We are in training every day to exercise our faith muscles and keep this spirit man in shape and be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might so we don't get run over by the devil.
- Our strong spirit enables us to get through anything, overcome physical attacks, financial problems, relational and marital difficulties, job and career and ministry setbacks, emotional challenges, and everything the devil and this world throws at us.
Proverbs 24:10 If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small. AMP
Proverbs 24:10 If you fail under pressure, your strength is too small. NLT
We can't afford to faint and fail under pressure. If we stand firm and we succeed under pressure that's an indicator that our spirit is strong. So that's one reason to be strong is we will overcome everything. We don't wait till trouble comes and get the Bible out to strengthen our spirit. No, this is a place where we live, in the Word 24/7 to be successful. We have to constantly feed on the Word of God and constantly speak, declare the Word. It is good to begin every morning feeding on the Word and speak the Word. We can and must speak truth such as,
"We are expecting our greatest blessing ever because great grace is upon us all. We have victory over death and the manifestation of the love of God.
We declare the glory of the Lord over our lives, our calling and assignment of the Kingdom.
We believe for the manifested presence of God, the manifested goodness of God, the manifested power of God in our lives.
We walk in the supernatural: supernatural health, supernatural wealth, supernatural protection."
As we make declarations like these we get stronger and stronger.
- Our strong spirit resists and overcomes any sin, challenge or setback, and enables to live in victory and walk in the things of God.
- The bigger the problem, the stronger we are.
- Being strong in the Lord and in the power of His might has everything to do with us prospering in all areas; mentally, physically, emotionally, financially, socially, spiritually, divine health, peace, joy, hope, all blessings of the Kingdom of God, live in victory and walk in the things of God.
- Our strong spirit makes all the difference how we live, how we see things, makes it easier to receive from the Lord, easier to resist and easier to stand in faith on the Word of God and receive from Heaven.
- Our strong spirit causes us to live in God's power and experience more of The Blessing of the LORD.
- Our strong spirit sustains us in trouble so we don't cave in, give in and talk and believe wrong.
- With our spirit strong nothing is able to stop us and hold us back and keep us down.
- With our strong spirit every day we will have an overcoming attitude and be ever ready for the day's challenges.
- Our strong spirit helps us accomplish more and receive more from the Lord and keeps the door open for God to move supernaturally in our lives.
People are not receiving because their spirit is not strong enough to receive and many times people who receive lose what they receive because their spirit does not remain strong to hold on to it and keep it. Our strong spirit will have faith to hold onto what was received because we are not going to let the devil and lying symptoms and lying facts get in the way and talk us out of it and take it away.
The first sign of a symptom a strong spirit is going to say, "No! By His stripes I am healed!" There is an intensity, a strength about a person who has a strong spirit and so they are able to hold onto what they receive from the Lord.
A person cannot catch big fish with a child's fishing pole because the stronger the pole and line the bigger the fish that is caught. Even so the stronger a person's spirit the easier it is to receive what the Lord has already given and we keep the spirit strong by putting the Word in your eyes and ears and letting it and nothing else come out your mouth.
- A strong spirit builds a barrier, a force field, a wall of protection around our heart, our spirit so that no matter what comes and what things look like and no matter what is said we stand like a rock, unshaken, immovable, so firm and so strong and so rooted, established and anchored on the Word of God so that we actually repel disease, sickness can't attach itself, discouragement can't sway us, fear can't stop our faith, stops care, resists sin, overrides doubt, dissolves offense and blocks pressure.
Skyscrapers in San Francisco are designed to absorb the shock of earthquakes. Our spirit man can come to such a place that we can absorb whatever shock the devil tries to put into our lives and we just stand there and be immovable, staring him down; because he cannot control us, he cannot shake us, he cannot move us.
With our strong spirit barrier, force field or wall of protection we become like the person in Psalm 112.
Psalm 112:6-10 Surely he shall not be moved for ever:... 7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD. 8 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies. KJV
- Our strong spirit gains ground in faith challenges by our continued strengthened spirit.
- Our strong spirit is not scared under the pressures of this world because we find the answer to stop these pressures in the Word and we stand firm and strong on what the Word promised us and are not moved by what we see or hear.
- Our strong spirit won't take anything off of the devil at all, won't deviate from the Word, we stay in faith and believe faith and the Word are working for us.
- The Word gives an incentive to keep strong by developing our spirits.
- Strong spirit immune system is built up by the Word to the degree so that sickness cannot penetrate it, discouragement can't sway it, fear cannot stop it, bad new cannot move it, and adversity cannot affect it.