How do we get those facts to change and line up with the truth of the Word?
Hebrews 2:18-3:1 (The Amplified Bible), tells us.
For because He Himself [in His humanity] has suffered in being tempted (tested and tried), He is able (immediately) to run to the cry of (assist, relieve) those who are being tempted and tested and tried [and who therefore are being exposed to suffering]. So then, brethren, consecrated and set apart for God…thoughtfully and attentively consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest Whom we confessed…
When symptoms in your body scream, “You’re sick! You’re sick!” or, when the figures in your checkbook scream, “You’re broke! You’re broke!”—that’s a good time to…consider Jesus!
Thoughtfully and attentively consider Jesus, not the pain. Thoughtfully and attentively consider Jesus, not your bank account. Get your mind off your flesh, or the natural, and get it over on Him!
Consider Jesus, the One appointed and anointed by Almighty God to be High Priest of your confession, the One given full responsibility and all the resources of heaven to see that your words—His Word spoken out of your mouth—come to pass in the earth. Consider Him!
The Bible says Abraham “considered not his own body now dead, when he was about a hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb” (Romans 4:19). That’s saying a lot when God promised that Abraham would have offspring as countless as the stars, and become the father of many nations.
How was Abraham able to believe God and consider not the natural circumstances that must have been screaming at him? Romans 4:20-21 says, “He staggered not at the promise of God…being fully persuaded that, what [God] had promised, he was able also to perform.”
Abraham had a promise. He had the Word of God. He had the wisdom of God. He had the truth of God on the matter.
Armed with the truth, Abraham changed the facts. He set his course. He went from Abram—a 100-year-old man with no descendants—to Abraham, father of many nations and offspring as numerous as the stars.
Today, you and I are among those descendants of Abraham. And like our father of faith, we have a promise from God. We have His Word. We have His wisdom. We have the truth…in every matter. With that truth we can set our course and change the facts. But those facts certainly won’t change until our tongues change.
Inspired by Kenneth Copeland
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