God never intended for His Church to struggle or be defeated. God has always intended for His Church to live in victory. As a matter of fact, God has already won our victory—He paid for and provided it in Christ Jesus. Everything we need for life and godliness are already ours in Christ (2 Peter 1:3).
Ephesians 1:3 (KJV) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.
. . . Who blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing that heaven itself enjoys. – NORLIE
God has blessed us, in Christ, with every single blessing those in Heaven are currently enjoying! Notice the past tense of God’s Word, “who hath blessed us.” God is not going to bless us, He has. Our inheritance (Heaven’s every blessing) was given to us the moment we came into Christ Jesus. Our healing, prosperity, victory, peace, joy, etc. have already been released and are literally waiting on us. God is not withholding any of His blessings from you.
Hebrews 11:1 (AMP) NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].
The word “things” comes from the Greek word pragma, meaning, “that which has been done, a deed, or an accomplished fact.” In other words, our faith is our title deed (our proof of ownership) to everything Jesus accomplished for us through His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension. It is faith which gives us access to our inheritance in Christ—faith in the finished work of Jesus unlocks Heaven’s realities!
Faith works by believing God’s truth in your heart and aligning your mouth with that truth. A spiritual law that few people realize is that your confession rules your life. Why? Because you are made in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26). Second Corinthians 4:13 tells us that we have “the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak.” We are made in the image of God—our Daddy calls those things which be not as though they were; thus bringing them into existence (Romans 4:17). Therefore, if you truly believe something in your heart—positive or negative—and say it with your mouth, you will have whatsoever you say. Jesus said you would.
The number one reason Christians walk in defeat and failure is because they maintain a wrong confession—a confession of defeat and failure. They continuously talk the problem; how the devil is keeping them from success, keeping them sick, broke, or holding them in bondage. As long as they continue to talk that way, according to Jesus, that’s what they will experience. They’ll miss out on experiencing their inheritance in Christ!
E. W. Kenyon said, “The reason the majority of Christians are weak, though they are sincere, is because they have never dared to make a bold confession of who they are in Christ.” We must agree with God using our mouth!
Your words will either limit you, or loose you! Therefore, find out what God’s Word says about you, and make that your confession.
Pastor David Longenecker