Staying in Faith and not Reasoning with Your Mind
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By Pastor Caroline Alderson
Faith and Patience inherit the promises. Without faith it is impossible to please God. There were only two things that Jesus marveled at. He marveled at great faith, meaning He was greatly impressed, and He marveled at great unbelief, meaning He was greatly displeased. Faith is the ONLY thing that will impress Heaven. Faith is the ONLY thing that will get your prayers answered. When we have faith, all of Heaven sits up and takes notice, and says HEYYYY! They have faith! Letís get them some help. Letís run to assist them. Letís minister to them. Angels arrive on the scene quickly when they hear faith rising from someoneís heart and words. When faith flows out of our words, all of Heaven takes notices and is ready to assist us. God is impressed with faith, and that is all that He is impressed with. You want Godís attention? Play by His rules and learn what faith is, how to activate it, and how to get Godís attention using your faith. We have to operate in Godís kind of faith. Nothing else will do. Godís love and Godís faith will get every prayer answered.
On March 24, 2006 at around 4 am to 4:30 am, I had a visitation from Jesus. He kept saying over and over to me, ďKeep on saying what you have and youíll have what you say.Ē
Mark 11:23-24. Whatever you have faith for in saying and you donít doubt in your heart, but you believe that what you say you will have, you will have what you say. (Alderson Translation)
I assure you that you can say to this mountain, `May God lift you up and throw you into the sea,' and your command will be obeyed. All that's required is that you really believe and do not doubt in your heart. Listen to me! You can pray for anything, and if you believe, you will have it. (New Living Translation)
Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him. For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you, and you will [get it]. (Amplified Bible)
For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ĎBe removed and be cast into the sea,í and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. (New King James Version)
He kept saying those words over and over and over to me while I was asleep. I said, Lord, I donít want to forget what You are telling me. I need to write it down. Please help me remember. So, He kept saying until I woke up and even after I was awake until I wrote it down in my journal, ďKeep on saying what you have and youíll have what you say. Keep on saying what you have and youíll have what you say. Keep on saying what you have and youíll have what you say. Keep on saying what you have and youíll have what you say.Ē
Now, this will work in the negative too. If you are saying you have sickness, because thatís what you feel, then you will have what you keep saying. So, if you want health, then STOP saying youíre sick! Begin saying what you have, in line with what God has already said you have in His word. He SAYS you have been healed by the stripes of Jesus. He says youíre ALREADY well. Youíre already healed. You need to start saying what He says. I am healed by the stripes of Jesus, and KEEP saying what you have. What do I have? I have healing! I am well. Faith says I am well now! Faith says I am healed NOW. Keep on saying I am healed and you will have what you are SAYING OVER AND OVER to yourself. You are not sick. You are healed. You are not poor. Your needs are met according to His riches in Christ Jesus.
You are not losing your mind. My mind is sound and whole and disciplined because I have the mind of the anointing. I have the mind of Christ. Christ means anointing. It isnít Jesus last name. You are not confused, because you have the mind of Christ, and Christ isnít confused. I have a sound mind, not a confused mine. My mind is sound. My mind is peaceful. My mind is not full of doubt, and depression. My mind is sound, whole, and complete. My mind is blessed. My emotions are blessed. I have self-control and can control my emotions because I have the mind of Christ, and Jesus has been made peace to me in my emotions and in my mind. My emotions are under His control. My emotions are controlled by the Holy Ghost Who lives and abides and dwells within me directing and controlling me.
Now, Iím not teaching you to deny your sickness, or problems in your mind or emotions. Iím teaching you how to get well. Iím teaching you how to change what is happening. I know this works. I have done this in my own life. I applied this to arthritis, carpel tunnel syndrome, night time asthma, head aches, a confused mind, messed up emotions, and thoughts of losing my mind. The word of God changed my body, changed my mind, and changed my emotions. I had a dark cloud of depression over my mind, and now I am free and have been free for three years.
My mind is full of peace, instead of fear, worry, doubt, unbelief in Godís love for me, no more confusion, thoughts of wanting to die, or depression.
You guys can be free too. You donít have to put up with being sick, having a disease in your body, or mind or emotional problems. Everyone has attacks of some kind or another in their body, mind, and emotions. Iíve never met anyone who didnít have some problem in every one of these areas. I think you have to be perfect to never have any of these problems. Donít think youíre the only one out there with these issues in your life. Youíre not the only one. A lot of people just donít talk about it. It doesnít mean they arenít struggling with some kind of attack in the mind or emotions or both. The world we live in isnít very loving or kind about these things, yet the ones who arenít loving and kind are the ones who have the most problems in these areas.
Source: Faith series by Caroline Alderson
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Caroline, I absolutely loved this piece! Great work. Sincerely, Dan Blankenship.