Living By Faith

CRY OUT FOR WISDOM

Yea if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding…Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. (Proverbs 2:3,5)

Let the Holy Spirit paint a picture in your heart of you and Jesus seated together at the right hand of God in heavenly places. – Mark Hankins

Let your spirit cry out for the spirit of wisdom and revelation. Stick with it until you truly see what God has done for you in Christ and you understand who you are and what you have in Him. Set your mind on the reality of your redemption.

Let the Holy Spirit paint a picture in your heart of you and Jesus seated together at the right hand of God in heavenly places. Then look down and say, “Devil, you are way down there, and I’m seated far above you with Jesus! God gave me the very life of Christ Himself — the God- kind of life and victory. He gave me Heaven’s joy, Heaven’s love, and Heaven’s life. I’m blessed right now with every spiritual blessing, and you are under my feet!”

Confession: Holy Spirit I cry out for the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Christ. The Spirit of God is in me and on me right now. I have been born of God and I am seated with Christ in heavenly places!
(Ephesians 2:6)

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PERSPECTIVE AND REVELATION

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)

I never smoked marijuana and I never took LSD, but the night revelation hit me, I got higher than a kite. – Mark Hankins

One Friday night I was sitting with some friends of mine at my dad’s church. We studied Ephesians 2:4-6, and something different happened on this particular Friday night!

Suddenly, the eyes of my understanding were flooded with light! These were not just words and normal mental, intellectual knowledge. Revelation hit me, and I saw with my spirit eyes the light of redemption, the light of the Gospel; I saw that I was made alive with the life of Christ! The same life that God gave to Christ, the very same life that raised Him up out of hell — God gave that same life to me! He quickened me with the same life and then raised me up together with Him. Now I am seated with Christ in heavenly places!

Confession: God has given me the same life that He gave to Christ when He raised Him up out of hell! Now I am seated with Christ in heavenly places! (Ephesians 2:6)

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DEDICATION AND REVELATION

The eyes of your understanding being enlightened…

(Ephesians 1:18)

The more revelation we receive of God’s goodness toward us, the deeper our level of consecration or dedication will be.
Mark Hankins

Reverend Kenneth E. (Dad) Hagin ministered in my Dad’s church time and time again. He would open his Bible to Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 1:17-23 and say, “This is not a prayer for sinners or for the lost; Paul is praying for Spirit-filled believers. This is a prayer that all believers should pray!”

After teaching on this prayer, he stressed, “If you are not happy with your life, if you want life to be different for you, then pray this prayer for at least six months. Don’t pray it one week and then skip a week. Pray this prayer at least once a day, every single day for six months. Pray it over and over again. Just stick with it until something happens. If you do that, life will be different for you. The first thing that will happen is that the Bible will become a different book to you.”

Confession: May the eternal wisdom make me wise. May all the veils be torn away, so far as that may be in this life, and the full glory of the Revelation come flooding in upon me, so that my knowledge may be directed to the true end.(Ephesians 1:17-18 Carpenter Translation)

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REVELATION…CALCULATION

Calculate, if you can, the gigantic power behind all this. Sons, quickened into life and consciousness. (Ephesians 1:19 Carpenter Translation)

This power that raised Christ from the dead, will do, in the believer, the same thing it did in Christ! – Mark Hankins

We must get a revelation of the power that is on the inside of us! For just as with natural things, we cannot grasp and use them if we cannot see or sense them. When we have revelation of the power that is in us, and when we activate that power by our confession of it, that power begins to work in us. It duplicates in our souls and bodies what has already been accomplished in Christ.

Paul prayed for believers to have a revelation of this power. This power that raised Christ from the dead will do in the believer the same thing it did in Christ. It will not make our bodies immortal just yet, but it will melt down, undo, breakup, and dissolve anything the devil has done in us. It will melt away and dissolve disease, break up bondages, undo complexes and restraints. This power will also deliver us from demonic powers and activities.

Confession: Now the Son of God came to the earth with the express purpose of liquidating the devil’s activities. The reason the Son of God was made manifest (visible) was to undo (destroy, loosen and dissolve) the works the devil (has done). (1 John 3:8 Philips and AMP)

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THE RICHES OF HIS GLORY

And what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.
(Ephesians 1:18)

God intends for you to live in two worlds—to function in this natural world, but also to operate according to His unseen world.
Mark Hankins

Growing up as a pastor’s kid, my family did not enjoy a luxurious lifestyle by any means. However, I always sensed that God wanted to make me rich. (Rich means abundantly provided for.) Once I started studying God’s Word, I began to get a glimpse of my redemption in Christ. I found out that I had been redeemed from the curse of the law, (Galatians 3:13) that the blessing of the Lord makes me rich and adds no sorrow with it, (Proverbs10:22) and that God has made me the head and not the tail. (Deuteronomy 28)

Paul said in Romans 8:17 that you are an heir of God and a joint heir with Jesus Christ. By the spirit of wisdom and revelation, you access the inheritance that is yours through Christ. As a member of the body of Christ, you have an inheritance to claim that is beyond anything you could ever ask, dream, or imagine!

Confession: It is my Father’s good pleasure to give me the kingdom! I am an heir of God and joint heir with Christ! (Luke 12:32, Romans 8:17)

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