Recently I was reminded of something that I discovered over 25 years ago. It was that if I took hold of what God said in His word, and applied to a need or situation in my life, then things would change. Even things that the world said were impossible would change and amazing things would come to pass.
I put this truth into practice when at 20years old I was pregnant with our eldest daughter Anna. I’d heard a tape sharing a testimony of a woman who was talking about truths in God’s word that stated that when we know Jesus we have been delivered from the curse of pain in childbirth. Something went off on the inside of me, and as I researched the bible I discovered that Jesus did in fact deliver us from every pain – childbirth included.
“Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”) that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith”. (Galatians 3:13)
So I pressed into that truth; I got every verse in the bible that referred to the curse and pain been broken off our lives; I read and listened to the testimonies of other woman who had given birth pain free, and as I shared with my husband he started believing with me too.
Now over twenty-five years later I can say the Word works. Not once, nor twice but with six children did I prove it out, and as I’ve shared my story others have experienced this truth also.
However God always wants us to go from faith to faith, ever increasing in our capacity of what we can believe for. Just as I learnt to believe for pain free childbirth because of what Jesus has done for us, I now have the opportunity to apply those same principles to sickness, finances, family issues and any breakthrough I need.
Is that always easy? No. Sometimes it’s really difficult to stand and believe when the world and our circumstances are screaming otherwise. But just as I discovered in giving birth to our six children, if we will make the effort to build our faith; to see and hear what is possible in and with God, and to press into His promises, we will learn that the word works, and life is also never boring. Sometimes stretching, but never boring. Plus the victory and joy we experience when we do breakthrough is worth any effort and discipline we may need to keep standing on the goodness, promises and blessings of God.
An important and powerful point to think about is that, “The material universe is temporal and it can and is subject to change. If we take something that is unchangeable and use it to apply pressure to something that is changeable it’s obvious which one of them will yield. The changeable one! Therefore, whenever we take the Word of God and apply it in faith to this temporal realm, that realm must give in and conform to the Word.” (K. Copeland)
Today take the unchanging Word of God, with all of it’s promises and deliverance from every curse and evil, and apply it to your life. Where there is sickness, lack, relationship issues, any needs or simply desiring to experience more of God, then go to the Word apply its pressure to what you face or desire. Those things that are temporal and subject to change must yield to the unchanging nature and promises of God.
“Understand, therefore that the Lord your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations”. (Duet 7:9)
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)
“Every good and perfect gift is from heaven above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows”. (James 1:17)
“Forever O Lord your word is fixed in the heavens”. (Psalm 119:89)
Prayer: Lord thankyou that you are unchanging and constant, and that anything that I can see, hear, taste and see in this temporal world must yield and conform to your word. Help me to take the time to research and understand it so that I can then apply your Word to every area of my life. Sickness, lack, and poverty of any kind must bow its knee to you today. In Jesus name Amen.