Living By Faith

NEW PLACES TO WALK

Thus says the Lord of hosts:  If you will walk in My ways and keep My charge, then also  you shall rule My house [That is authority right there] and have charge of My courts, and I will give you access [to my presence] and places to walk among these who stand here. (Zechariah 3:7)

 

“In your authority as the believer, God has given you access to walk in places you have never been.” – Mark Hankins

 

God is saying, “If you will walk in the light of what I am telling you right now, and if you will live in the reality of who I say you are and what I have done for you, I will give you new places to walk.”

God has some places for you to walk where you have never been before. Jesus said, “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10:19)

There are new places that include miracles, signs, and wonders. That means walking among angels in the glory of God. When you start walking in that atmosphere, you will learn the keys that unlock miracles, signs, and wonders!

 

Confession: I am in this world, but I am not of this world. The devil is under my feet. All the power of the enemy is under my feet. I am walking in new places!

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A PLACE OF AUTHORITY

God raised us out of it all with Christ, and sat us down on the right hand of power with Him and gave us dominion. (Ephesians 2:6 | Cornish)

 

“Jesus took back the dominion that Adam lost, and you are in Him.” – Mark Hankins

 

We live so much in the flesh that our inclination is to completely focus on taking care of natural things with our reasoning alone. When you get in the Spirit, you learn to take your place by faith and the Spirit. You can sit down and say, “Devil, you have no power over me. You have no dominion over me.  I have been delivered from the power of darkness.  I have been translated into the kingdom of the Son of God.  I am seated with Christ and now I have authority.”

By faith, climb up in the Spirit to who you are in Christ, take the Word of God, and say, “Oh, Father God, it is so good to be seated at your right hand, to call you Daddy, and to be an heir of God and a joint-heir with Jesus Christ. Oh, Father, it is so good to fellowship with You and enjoy the benefits of heaven. I do not have to wait until I get to heaven to be blessed. I am already seated in heavenly places. I have the same life, the same joy, the same peace, the same victory, and the same blessing.”

 

Confession: Jesus gave me dominion. He took back the dominion that Adam lost and I am in Him!

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GOD ABOLISHED YOUR ENEMIES ONCE

Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in ONCE into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. (Hebrews 9:12)

 

“The death of Christ stops sin and the resurrection of Christ opens up a whole new life.” – Mark Hankins

 

Why does it say, “He entered in once into the holy place”? Jesus whipped the devil so badly and took care of man’s condition ONCE through His death, burial, and resurrection that He won’t ever have to do it again!

Through the death of Christ, God brought the dominion, control, and the effect of sin to an end. Hebrews 9:26 says that through one sacrifice, He put an end to sin. Other translations say, “to do away,” “to abolish,” or “to bring to an end.”

Do you believe what God did in Christ is big enough to take care of anything that is messing with you? It doesn’t matter what it is; what God did in Christ is big enough to take care of it. The Gospel is the power of God. The death of Christ stops sin, and the resurrection of Christ opens up a whole new life!

 

Confession: God abolished, put away and destroyed sin in my life ONCE and for all. Sin has lost its dominion and control in my life!

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POWER IN THE GOSPEL

That I may know him and the power of his resurrection…being conformable to his death. (Philippians 3:10)

 

“The power of the Gospel is destructive and constructive; destructive to the works of the devil, and constructive to the believer.” – Mark Hankins

 

The power of the Gospel is seen in both the death and resurrection of Christ. The Gospel gives you the ability to not only speak life but also to speak death to the works of the devil. The death of Christ put an end to what you were; the resurrection of Christ opened up who you are in your new identity.

Someone might say, “The doctors have told me that I have incurable cancer. They have given me only a few months to live.”  Hold it just a second–not only was there a resurrection in the Gospel, but there was also a death. So you can say, “I curse that cancer and command it to die. I speak death to that cancer.”

What does that mean? “Death” means, “cease to exist.” You can speak to works of the devil that are ruling in your life today and command them to cease to exist in the name of Jesus!

 

Confession: I speak to the works of the devil that are ruling my life today and command them to cease to exist in the name of Jesus! Now life comes in!

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MADE READY IN CHRIST

Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light. (Colossians 1:12)

 

“You will never be more ready for your inheritance than the moment you receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.” – Mark Hankins

 

The word “meet” in the King James Version just simply means that God has qualified us, enabled us, made us worthy, or made us ready. In other words, you do not have to sing in the choir for 38 years to be ready.  The moment you are washed in the blood of Jesus — the moment you climb in Christ by faith and receive Him as your Lord and Savior — you are qualified for your inheritance. Colossians 1:12 says, “Giving thanks unto the Father….”  Sometimes you need to say, “O, Father, I give You thanks that You have qualified me. You have enabled me and made me worthy.”

There is a time when we bow down before God in reverence and worship, but that is not being unworthy. When we come into the presence of God by the blood of Jesus and bow down, there are times when God will say, “Stand up with boldness and declare that you are who I say you are.” It gives Him honor when you believe Him.

 

Confession: I have been made worthy through the blood of Jesus Christ. With boldness I recognize that I am qualified for my inheritance!

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