Living By Faith

VICTORY IN CHRIST

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

 

“You are who God says you are; you can do what God says you can do; you can have what God says you can have!” – Mark Hankins

 

My dad and mom pastored a full gospel church in West Columbia, Texas for more than 50 years.  When my parents first moved to West Columbia, I was only a year old and my older brother, Mike, was four. Mom was sick and mentally tormented for two years. Dad not only pastored the church, but also had the pressure of all the family responsibilities. Dad began to have heart trouble. The church was small and struggling, and we were poor.

However, in the middle of this struggle a man gave my dad some books on the authority of the believer, the integrity of God’s Word, and who you are in Christ.  Dad began to read and study the material and gained a new understanding of God’s Word. Dad began to speak the Word to Mom and had her repeat it after him. She began to say, “I am who God says I am. I have what God says I have. I can do what God says I can do!” As my parents saw who they were in Christ and spoke the Word, faith arose in their hearts. They knew that victory belonged to them in every area of their lives.

 

Confession: Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ. (2 Corinthians 2:14)

One thought on “VICTORY IN CHRIST”

  1. Michelle says:

    Excellent post and excellent story related from your upbringing, Mark. You were extremely blessed to be brought up in the church. I do not have that testimony or even close to it. However, when Jesus set me free, he set me free indeed and radically transformed my life.

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