God Bless Her

And God said, Let there be light; and there was light. (Genesis 1:3, Amp)

…God… calleth those things that be not as though they were. (Romans 4:17, KJV)

So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God he created him… (Genesis 1:27, Amp)

I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live. (Deuteronomy 30:19, KJV)

Death and life are in the power of the tongue… (Proverbs 18:21, KJV)

And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 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. (Mark 11:23, KJV)

He shall have whatsoever he saith. Created in His image. He spoke and it was. We speak and well sometimes we see and sometimes we don’t. It’s the things we say in faith. The things we say with no doubt in our heart. The things we believe shall come to pass as we speak.

Today is the Fourth of July! My question today is what are you saying about this nation?

We have been created in His image. We have been give the power of blessing and cursing in our mouths. Are you blessing this nation? Blessing means empowered to prosper. Are you empowering this nation to prosper? Or are you agreeing with the those who would tear her down with the words of their mouths? Or are you agreeing with those who are complaining about all that is wrong with this nation?

God calls those things that be not as though they were. He called Abraham the father of many nations long before Abraham became a father of one. We are created in His image. We can speak those things that are not as though they were. And those things that we speak in faith and believe will come to pass we can have.

How can you have faith that your words will come to pass? Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (Romans 10:17). If God said it and you believe it, then when you say it, you can have it.

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD… (Psalm 33:12, KJV)

Our current president said that this is not a Christian nation. The founding fathers would not agree with him and neither do I. I thank God that people are free to worship in this nation, including freedom for other religions. But the foundations of this nation are Christian foundations. Our constitution, which many would like to forget and ignore, has stood the test of time. Why? Because it has its foundation in the unfailing Word of God.

I say this nation is a nation whose God is the Lord and this nation is blessed! This is a land of liberty (freedom) and justice for all! God bless America. And today and every day I choose to bless her with the words of my mouth.

(For more on the foundation of this glorious nation visit http://www.wallbuilders.com/)

Seated In Heavenly Places

…he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 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: and hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. (Ephesians 1:20-23, KJV)

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus… (Ephesians 2:4-6, KJV)

God has been accused of many things in this earth. He is credited with deadly storms and natural disasters. He is accused of turning a blind eye to the sufferings that take place in this world. He is accused of doing nothing to intervene on behalf of the oppressed. And all of these are lies.

He intervened by sacrificing His own Son. What did this sacrifice accomplish on our behalf? It not only brought us back into fellowship with the King of the Universe, but into union with Him as members of the Body of Christ. And through that union you and I are now seated with Him in heavenly places.

These places are far above the true culprit in this world. Jesus said in John 10:10 (KJV), “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” 

First John 3:8 (Amplified) tells us, “The reason the Son of God was made manifest (visible) was to undo (destroy, loosen, and dissolve) the works the devil [has done].

When Jesus encountered a dangerous storm He didn’t say, “Oh, Father why did You send this deadly storm?” No, He took authority over that storm, rebuked it and it ceased. When He encountered sickness and death, He didn’t attribute it to His heavenly Father. He rebuked sickness, disease, demonic oppression and even death.

We have been given authority to use His Name to enforce His victory in this earth. Because of His great love He intervened by seating us in Jesus above all principalites and powers. It is time for the church to learn about her authority in this earth. The authority we have in His Name and through our being seated in heavenly places in Him.

Father thank You for Your intervention. Thank You for sending Your only Son so that we might be saved by Him and seated with Him. Teach us about the authority we have as believers. Teach us what it means to be seated in heavenly places. Teach us how to enforce in this earth all that Love purchased for us. In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.

Recommended reading: “The Authority of the Believer” by John A. MacMillan