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Obtaining the Promises of God

Naaman the Syrian. (Read 2 KINGS 5) was a powerful military leader who had leprosy. He came to the prophet in Israel expecting to receive some "great word" from the prophet. The prophet simply told him to go dip seven times in the Jordan River. Naaman became so offended by this "simplistic" instruction that he nearly returned to Syria without obeying the word of the Lord. Had he done so he most certainly would have died a leper. But he obeyed and received his miracle and was healed.

In Isaiah 55:10-11 we read "For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." When you confess God's Word it return back to Him and it accomplishes what it says.

As Abraham confessed the "promise" the Holy Spirit went to work bringing manifesting the Word that God spoke, Abraham received and consequently spoke. Although both Abraham and Sarah was well past child-bearing age their bodies were changed. But if Abraham had not been obedient to "speak the promise" as if it were already so in his life ("I am the father of many nations") How did their body change? The Holy Spirit manifested the spoken word

No matter what problems you are faced with: health, marital, financial, children, etc., etc., "Find two or three promises from the Word of God that cover your situation. Begin worshipping God for these promises and begin saying them out of your mouth as if they were already manifested in your life. STOP speaking the negative, stop speaking the circumstances.

Even if you don’t see a change right away, do not stop. The Word cannot return void. That is what God said. If you feel yourself get weary, spend some time praying in other tongues (praying in the spirit), it will strengthen you. Romans 8:26 says “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. The Holy Spirit makes "perfect intercession" for us. He "fills in the gaps" where we are ignorant. For example, a person who was standing on God's promises for financial prosperity or healing might not realize that there is unforgiveness in his heart. He might never, on his own, even think of it. But the Holy Spirit does and will bring it to his remembrance so that he can forgive and receive his blessing.


So there you have it. Speak God’s Word into whatever situation you have in life.