Living By Faith

THE GLORY… CONTEND, CONTAIN, CARRY

Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the GLORY of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. (Colossians 1:26-27)

The glory of God is one of the most outstanding characteristics about God.
Mark Hankins

God has called us in the new covenant to be carriers of the glory. We contain and carry the glory of Jesus. The glory of God is one of the most outstanding characteristics about God. It is literally His manifested presence. Even though God is everywhere, His presence is not manifested everywhere.

We must lift our voice and contend for the glory of God to be manifested in this generation. As we lift our voice and speak of His glory, there will be a radical change of scenery in our lives today!

Confession: I lift my voice and contend for the Glory! This mystery, which has been hid from ages and generations, is now made manifest to the saints: Christ in me, the hope of glory! (Colossians 1:26-27)

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BE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT

And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit. (Ephesians 5:18)

If you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then you are filled with God.
Mark Hankins

When Jesus spoke of the Holy Spirit, He said that He is not just coming to visit, but He is going to move in and dwell in you permanently. That means the Holy Spirit is not just coming to visit, He is moving in. He is going to have a change of address. If you are just going to visit someone, you only bring some of your stuff. However, if you are moving in, you bring ALL of your stuff!

The Holy Spirit takes things that belong to the Father and Jesus, and transmits them to you. If you are filled with the Holy Spirit then you are filled with God. The Holy Spirit will expand you to make room for all He has for you.

When the Holy Spirit moves in, He is glad to be there. However, He needs room to bring all of His stuff. He can’t get His stuff in until you get some of your stuff out. We are commanded to be filled with the Spirit.

Confession: I am filled with the Holy Spirit; therefore, I am filled with God. I am making room for the Holy Spirit to move into my life and bring all of His stuff!

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WIN THE CASE

Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. (John 14:17)

When you are filled with the Spirit, then you will know the voice of God.
Smith Wigglesworth

P.C. Nelson wrote the book of fundamental Bible Doctrines for the Assemblies of God denomination. He was a Greek and Hebrew scholar, fluent in 32 different languages. He described the Comforter with the Greek word Parakletos. He is our Advocate, Counselor, and Intercessor. When the Holy Spirit is working on our case, we have a tremendous advantage. He has a reputation for winning cases!

The “Advocate/Counselor” is called in for His exceptional knowledge, expertise in protocol, procedure, and persuasive speaking ability. I’m glad we have the Holy Spirit helping us today!

Confession: The Spirit of truth dwells in me. He is my Advocate, Counselor, and Intercessor. He strengthens me with mighty power, fills me with the fullness of God, and opens the supernatural for exceeding abundant blessing! (Ephesians 3:14-21)

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THE MIND OF A GENIUS

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever. (John 14:16)

If you want to study the mind of a genius, be filled with the Holy Spirit.
Mark Hankins

It is clear that the death, burial, resurrection, and the Word of God are very important. However, if that were all we needed, God would not have sent the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is very necessary and it is essential that we know about Him. Jesus and the Apostle Paul spent a great deal of time teaching believers about Him. Jesus was excited because He knew that the coming of the Holy Spirit would usher in a new day for believers.

We must recognize Him. We must respond and yield to Him. He is a Genius. He transmits the mind of Christ to us. We can think like God when we are filled with the Holy Spirit. He gives us uncommon intelligence, insight, and understanding.

Confession: I choose to recognize, respond, and yield to the Holy Spirit. I have uncommon intelligence, insight, and understanding as I yield to the work of the Holy Spirit in my life.

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THE LAW OF REVELATION KNOWLEDGE

In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (Colossians 2:3)

Revelation knowledge is how God changes people’s identities.
Mark Hankins

The Bible is inspired by God and is God-breathed. God’s Word is alive, and you can find yourself in the Bible. Revelation knowledge shows you what God sees. When you see it in the Word, you can say, “I am who God says I am.” You identify or find yourself in the Word.

Luke 4:17-20 says that when Jesus preached His first message, He read from the book of Isaiah, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me…” He went on to say, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” We know Jesus was God manifested in the flesh, but Philippians 2:5-8 says that He laid aside his powers of deity and functioned as a man. He studied the scriptures and found the places that referred to Him. In His first sermon He said, “That is me. Isaiah 61:1-3 is talking about me!” His true identity was in the Word of God. This is the Law of Revelation Knowledge. The Bible is God talking to us, and we too, must find ourselves in the Word of God.

Confession: For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him. (Colossians 2:9-10)

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