Change the World You Live In

Living Abundantly 
According to God's Word Series

Read Time: 12 Minutes

Live in a world where God answers prayer. Many say, "how can I do that, it never works out. I pray and believe yet here I am, still, sick (or in debt, or with this trouble or have that need)." I know, I have been there.

Matthew 12
:24b for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
:35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things:
    and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

We must control what is in our hearts. That which is good and honorable comes from the Word of God. We must get to the point where we speak the Word of ourselves and engraft that Word into our hearts. Then what we speak will line up with God's Word.

James 1
:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,
    and cometh down from the Father of lights,
        with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth,
        that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
:19  Wherefore, my beloved brethren,
    let every man be swift to hear,
        slow to speak,    
        slow to wrath:
:20       For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
:21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness,
    and receive with meekness the engrafted word,
        which is able to save your souls.
:22 But be ye doers of the word,
    and not hearers only,
        deceiving your own selves.
:23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer,
    he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
:24    For he beholdeth himself,
        and goeth his way,
        and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
:25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty,
    and continueth therein,
        he being not a forgetful hearer,
        but a doer of the work,
    this man shall be blessed in his deed.

All true good things come from God. Without reservation God will supply all our needs according His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. So you can say, at any time, under any circumstances and without hesitance, "God supplies all my needs always and because of Christ, I live a life of abundance." Anything less than this is living the lifestyle of the world which is sin, sickness, and death.

If we just hear the Word and then go about our day and do not change our thinking our results will not change. We cannot just look at the Bible and say, "I have read the Word today, I am good to go." We put that Word on and confess it, speak it, sing it, shout it, whatever it takes to get that Word into our hearts. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God. I know personally that I need to hear the Word multiple times a day. When I hear words contrary to the Word I must come back with the sword of the spirit.

James 4
:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God.
    Resist the devil,
    and he will flee from you.
:8 Draw nigh to God,
    and he will draw nigh to you.
    Cleanse your hands, ye sinners;
    and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
:9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep:
    let your laughter be turned to mourning,
    and your joy to heaviness.
:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord,
    and he shall lift you up.

The action in verse 7: resist the devil, don't confirm the ills he is trying to push over on you. Result: he will flee from you.

The action in verse 8: Draw nigh to God, immerse yourself in His Word, speak only His promises. Result: he will draw nigh to you, your relationship with Him will be come tighter and you will manifest the power of God in your life more readily.

The action in verse 10: Humble yourself before God and He will lift you up. God prospered Abraham, Solomon, and David with abundance. Joseph and Daniel stood fast on God's Word and was lifted up to positions of great importance. God put them there. In Matthew 9:17-27 a father brought his son to Jesus Christ. The son had dumb and deaf spirits which had caused the child to not be able to talk and act like a rabid animal and tried to destroy him. The disciples tried to cast out these devils but the father did not believe they had the power to do so. Then Jesus asked:

Matthew 9
:23 Jesus said unto him,
        If thou canst believe,
        all things are possible to him that believeth.
:24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears,
        Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief

The father humbled himself before Jesus Christ and recognized his error. Then Jesus Christ was able to cast out the devils which killed the son and Jesus raised him from the dead.

We must remember that spiritual laws supersede natural laws. Spiritual laws are activated by the words of our mouth.

Romans 8
:5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh;
    but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
:6 For to be carnally minded is death;
    but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against [in opposition to, hostile toward] God:
        for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit,
        if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you.
    Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
:10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin;
    but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you,
    he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
:12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors,
        not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
:13   For if ye live after the flesh,
            ye shall die:
        but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body,
            ye shall live.
:14   For as many as are led by the Spirit of God,
        they are the sons of God.

When you invoke the power of God with your Words every knee must bow.

Philippians 2
:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him,
    and given him a name which is above every name:
:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should [must] bow,
        of things in heaven,
        and things in earth,
        and things under the earth;
:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
        to the glory of God the Father.

That is the truth of the Word of God, believe it.

I Corinthians 2
:4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man?s wisdom,
    but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
:5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men,
    but in the power of God.

All the great wisdom and knowledge and scientific discoveries and medical 'miracles' are still men's knowledge. But we have faith, we believe because of the power of God.

 :9 But as it is written,
        Eye hath not seen,
        nor ear heard,
        neither have entered into the heart of man,
        the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. [I wait with great anticipation]
:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit:
    for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man,
        save the spirit of man which is in him?
    even so the things of God knoweth no man,
        but the Spirit of God.
:12 Now we have received,
        not the spirit of the world,
        but the spirit which is of God;
    that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
:13 Which things also we speak,
        not in the words which man?s wisdom teacheth,
        but which the Holy Ghost teacheth;
    comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God:
        for they are foolishness unto him:
    neither can he know them,
        because they are spiritually discerned. [anakrino - examined, judged]

We are now a spiritual people, walk spiritually. Walk in the power God has given us. God's power is spiritual and spiritually discerned. We need to look at the facts and circumstances from a spiritual perspective instead of the according to the flesh (which is death).

We must take the blinders off by knowing God's Word.

II Corinthians 4
:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not,
        lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ,
            who is the image of God,
        should shine unto them.
5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord;
    and ourselves your servants for Jesus? sake.
6 For God,
        who commanded the light to shine out of darkness,
    hath shined in our hearts,
    to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels,
    that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

This power that we have is of God, it is not of ourselves. By the way, God created the heavens and the earth and raised Jesus Christ from the dead with this power. He gave Christ the power, Christ gave us this power, what Christ did we can do. No matter what the facts say, we have the power of God and when we speak forth God's Word into the situation we set in motion the power of God.

I can legally say the following and they are true of my life.

I prosper and am in health, that is God's will.

II John 2
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health,
    even as thy soul prospereth.

I have the authority, therefore I bind all forces that are set against me, my finances and my family and loose the financial prosperity upon me.

Matthew 18
:18  Verily I [Jesus Christ] say unto you,
        Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven:
        and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

I hereby declare all curses against me null, void, and harmless!
I am redeemed from the curse of poverty! I am free from oppression!

When I read God's Word the light of the gospel fills my soul and my understanding and believing increases.

Psalm 119
:130  The entrance of thy words giveth light;
    it giveth understanding unto the simple.

Dear Heavenly Father I honor you with first fruits of my increase and I call for increase in financial income to my business. I declare my business to prosper for a workman is worthy of his hire and I am richly rewarded for my work.

Proverbs 3
:9 Honour the LORD with thy substance,
    and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty,
    and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

The work that I do is effective and efficient and a glory to God. My actions are guided by the hand of God.

Proverbs 16
:9 A man?s heart deviseth his way:
    but the LORD directeth his steps.

Romans 5
:17 For if by one man?s offence death reigned by one;
    much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness
    shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.

I have complete health. By Jesus Christ all my sins are forgiven and I am totally healthy.

I Peter 2
:24  Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree,
    that we, being dead to sins,
    should live unto righteousness:
    by whose stripes ye were healed.

I overcome the world, the flesh and the devil by the Blood of the Lamb and word of my testimony.

John 10
:10b I [Jesus Christ] am come that they might have life,
    and that they might have it more abundantly.

John 6
:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth [makes alive];
    the flesh profiteth nothing:
    the words that I speak unto you,
        they are spirit, and they are life.

Heavenly Father, through Your Word You have imparted Your life to me. That life restores my body with every breath I breathe and every word I speak.

Mark 11
:23 For verily I say unto you,
        That whosoever shall say unto this mountain,
            Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea;
        and shall not doubt in his heart,
        but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass;
        he shall have whatsoever he saith.
:24 Therefore I say unto you,
        What things soever ye desire,
        when ye pray, believe that ye receive them,
        and ye shall have them.

I am eternally thankful, I am totally healthy. Sickness and disease have no right to by body, they can no longer exist.

Colossians 1
:12 Giving thanks unto the Father,
    which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness,
    and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood,
    even the forgiveness of sins:

Father, I am humble before you always and read and believe every jot and tittle of your Word. I resist the enemy in every form that he comes against me. I require my body to be strong and healthy, and I enforce it with your Word. I reject the curse, and I enforce life in this body.

James 4
:7  Submit yourselves therefore to God.
    Resist the devil,
    and he will flee from you.

Take the promises of God's Word that are written to you (see To Whom the Word is Written)  and make them personal, then speak them out loud. When negatives pop up be ready with the Word of God to speak the truth! You have to put forth the effort to renew your mind to God's Word in order to see the results. You can do it, God said it was available so it must be. We are to pray for each other for knowledge and revelation that we may know what we have received of God and the power that we have.  I pray for you--expect results.

Ephesians 1
:15 Wherefore I also,
        after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus,
        and love unto all the saints,
:16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
:17   That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,
        may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened;
        that ye may know what is the hope of his calling,
        and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us?ward who believe,
        according to the working of his mighty power,
:20       Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead,
            and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
:21       Far above all principality,
            and power,
            and might,
            and dominion,
            and every name that is named,
                not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
:22 And hath put all things under his feet,
    and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
:23   Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Ephesians 6
:24  Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.