2 Corinthians 4:13 – “We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak.”
Sometimes I have to speak the Word to myself until I believe it — then I can use that word to speak to my situation. The abiding word produces the spirit of faith within me; so I spend time with God and permit that word to abide in me. I confess that word and meditate in that word and abide in Jesus. Then the spirit of faith is produced in me.
Romans 10:17 – “So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing, by the word of God.”
Romans 6:4,5 – “Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so, we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection.”
The cross of Golgotha utterly crucified us. Our natural being no longer has a place in God’s thoughts. The death of Jesus on the cross put an irrevocable end to what we are by nature and what we could ever be.
What we are in Christ has nothing more to do with what we were before we were crucified. In Christ we find ourselves in the province of resurrection, and resurrection is only possible if there is first a death. In the resurrection there is only one reality — Christ all and in all!
l Corinthians 3:18,19 – “Make no mistake about it: if any one of you thinks of himself as wise, in the ordinary sense of the word, then he must learn to be a fool before he really can be wise. Why? Because the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God….God is not convinced by the arguments of the wise.”
On our own we cannot comprehend how to grow and live in oneness with God.
Live every day in the knowledge that every bit of spiritual insight is a pure gift from God.
The only way to receive wisdom from God is to come before Him (SUBMITTING YOUR SPIRIT TO HIM), pushing away every bit of understanding you think you have gained, and each day, offer yourself as a servant who is willing to do the lowest job.
As long as you allow the spirit of “superior knowledge” to secretly overtake you — that is, to be master of you of your own soul — you will be as powerless in spirit as a slave — always subject to your lower nature.
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY