Psalm 42:11 – “Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God: For I shall yet praise Him.”
DAVID BEGAN TO SELF-TALK WHEN HE FELT DISCOURAGEMENT COME UPON HIM.
I CAN SPEAK TO MY EMOTIONS AND TAKE CONTROL OF THEM BY TELLING MY INNER MAN TO HOPE IN GOD. HOPE WORKS AGAINST DISCOURAGEMENT AND DESPAIR, SO WHEN I SPEAK THE “WORD” TO MY SPIRIT, I AM STRENGTHENED AND ENCOURAGED BY GOD.
John 19:30 – “When Jesus therefore, had received the vinegar, he said, ‘It is finished’: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.”
AT THAT, JESUS’ DISCIPLES, LOOKING TO THEIR OWN LIMITATIONS AND THE SEEMING HOPELESSNESS OF THEIR SITUATION, SCATTERED. THEY HID THEMSELVES. THEY WEREN’T THINKING ABOUT JESUS’ PROMISE: THEY WERE THINKING ONLY ABOUT HOW POWERLESS, HELPLESS, AND AFRAID THEY FELT WITHOUT HIM.
IF THE DEVIL CAN GET ME TO CONSIDER WHAT I PERCEIVE AS A LIMITATION OF MY BODY, MY MIND, OR MY FINANCES – HE WILL DEFEAT ME. BUT IF GOD CAN GET ME TO TAKE ONE STEP BEYOND MY OWN LIMITS, HE WILL GIVE ME THE VICTORY. I WILL TAP INTO HIS POWER THAT HAS NO LIMITS, AND I WILL SOAR TO HEIGHTS OF VICTORY AND SUCCESS THAT I NEVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE.
John 3:3 – Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth: no one can see the Kingdom of God unless he is born again.”
We must know by revelation that we are not struggling to get up into heaven; rather that we were born there in spiritual rebirth.
Psalm 110:1,2 – The Lord (God) says to my Lord (the Messiah), “Sit at My right hand until I make Your adversaries Your footstool. The Lord will send forth from Zion the scepter of Your strength; rule, then, in the midst of Your foes.”
Ephesians 2:6 – “and raised us up with Him, and made us sit with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus”
We have been raised up and seated with Christ in heavenly places. This is why the Holy Spirit continues to speak to us that the worship of God is our first response in battle.
I POSITION MYSELF IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD AND SIT AT REST IN THE KNOWLEDGE THAT CHRIST HAS ALREADY MADE MY ENEMIES THE FOOTSTOOL FOR MY FEET.
AS I REST IN HIS VICTORY I RULE IN THE MIDST OF MY ENEMIES.
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY