Living By Faith

RECEIVE AND TRANSMIT THE GLORY OF GOD

For we are God’s (own) handiwork (His workmanship), re-created in Christ Jesus…living the good life which he prearranged and made ready for us to live. (Ephesians 2:10 | AMP)

“The new birth is the launching power that gets you into the realm of God.” – Mark Hankins

Several years ago, NASA launched a communications satellite.  This satellite could not receive or transmit because it was in the wrong orbit; it was absolutely useless. Something had to change for this satellite to receive and transmit. They were able to fire some rockets attached to the sides of the satellite and move it into its proper orbit. As soon as it was moved into place, it began to receive and transmit and its potential was realized.

Finding your place in Christ is the key to receiving from God and transmitting His power. The new birth is the launching power that gets you into the realm of God; however, you may not be receiving and transmitting because you need to make some adjustments. There are changes that must be made in your thinking and speaking that will enable you to receive and transmit the glory of God.

Confession: I am God’s own handiwork, His workmanship recreated in Christ Jesus. I have found my place in Christ. I am in position to receive and transmit the glory and the power of God!

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THE YOKE IS DESTROYED

…and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing. (Isaiah 10:27)

“The anointing stands up to whatever challenges you are facing, whether they are mental, physical, emotional, or relational.” Mark Hankins

What is a yoke? A yoke is something than attaches you to a weight. The devil will try to wrap things around you, chain you up, lock you down, and get you underneath some load or burden. Satan is the oppressor and wants to keep you bound, but the anointing destroys the yoke and everything the devil tries to put on you. When you begin to acknowledge every good thing that is in you in Christ, the anointing empowers you to overcome.

Where does the anointing come from? You can receive it from someone else, but you can also let the anointing rise up from inside of you — from your spirit.

The anointing responds to faith! Your faith will function as you acknowledge every good thing that is in you in Christ, and it will pull on that anointing. In Christ, that anointing will rise up on the inside of you and meet the challenge.

Confession: I am not quitting. I am not giving up. Whatever God has called me to do, I can do. I am in Christ, the Anointed One, and He lives in me! I cannot be defeated!

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THE ANOINTING ABIDES IN YOU

But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie. (I John 2:27)

“The reality of the power of God, that unction or anointing, will teach you all things.” – Mark Hankins

The Lord told Moses and Aaron to go to Pharaoh. He said that He would multiply His signs and wonders in the land of Egypt. (Exodus 7:3) Aaron did as the Lord commanded and went before Pharaoh. He cast down his rod and it became a serpent. Then Pharaoh called his magicians and they cast down their rods, which also became serpents. But all of a sudden, Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.

The real gifts of the Spirit will eat up the false manifestations. You do not need to be afraid of the counterfeit. All you need is the reality of the gifts of the Spirit. The anointing will teach you all things. The anointing will teach you what is the truth!

Confession: I have an unction from the Holy One, so I know all things. The anointing teaches me what is real and what is truth and not a lie!

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THE ENFORCER OF THE WORD

But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. (1 John 2:20)

“The anointing actually comes to confirm the Word.” – Mark Hankins

You have an unction, an anointing, from the Holy One, so you know all things. The anointing is a spiritual substance that enforces the Word. As you agree with the Word of God, that anointing rises up in you. When you begin to acknowledge the good things that are in you in Christ, the anointing comes out of your belly or your spirit. It rises up and hits your soul, your mind, and your emotions, and it runs into your bones and your blood!

The anointing will teach you what is real and what is true. The anointing will also teach you to abide in Him. As you abide in Him, that anointing abides in you. If you want to find God’s address, look right down on the inside of you — where He lives! The anointing will also teach you to abide in Him.

The anointing is the reality of your redemption and who you are in Christ. Being “in Christ” is not just a theological lesson; it is acknowledging every good thing that is in you in Him. The anointing rises up to produce and display this reality.

Confession: Christ the Anointed One lives in me. I am a new creation. I am redeemed. I am healed. I am blessed. I am prosperous!

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THE ANOINTING OF JESUS

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me… (Luke 4:18)

“Jesus had to lay aside deity powers, humble Himself as a servant, and become a man in order to go to the cross.” – Mark Hankins

Jesus had to lay aside His powers of deity and become a man. He is God in the flesh, but He could not use His deity powers. It would have been illegal for Him to die on the cross and become the last Adam if He had used His deity powers.  He did not use anything that you and I do not have available today.

The only thing He used was the Word and the Holy Spirit. He was tempted in ways like you are. (Hebrews 4:15) He felt the same pressures you feel. He felt the same loneliness at times. He dealt with those challenges with the Word and the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus found Himself in Isaiah 61 one day as He was reading through the book of Isaiah. Isaiah was prophesying something that was going to happen 1,000 years in the future. Jesus said, “That is Me right there where Isaiah said ‘The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me. He has anointed me’…This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.”(Luke 4:18-21)

Confession: The same anointing that was upon Jesus is inside of me. I am in Christ, the Anointed One!

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