What is it that hinders and restricts the child of God from attaining and going forth to receive that which has been provided through the atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ?
An attitude that does not reflect what the word of God reflects.
What I want to bring to you today is something that I believe will impact and transform your life if you will grasp what is being brought to you.
AN ATTITUDE MANAGED BY THE WORD.
The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
What a revelation, that your attitude can be managed, ruled and controlled by the word of God.
Does it sound like it is just too good to be true and yet this is a promise concerning the word of God
Why is it that we the children of God need to have our attitudes adjusted continually, why are we leaking vessels that continually need to be plugged up and why is it that our attitudes resemble a roller coaster that is constantly going up and down.
I believe it is because we have not come to the realization of truth according to the word of God which states that every thing has already been done. everything has already been accomplished in the spirit and when your mindset is that you still feel that there are things that God still needs to do, there are still things that God still needs to give then you are not dealing in the reality of Gods word where He has promised that all things have already been provided for according to His divine power.
2 Pet 1:3
According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
When you are not dealing in the reality of Gods word then your mindset and your attitude is affected and the difference in that which has been affected determines whether or not you are going to walk in victory or defeat.
I wonder if I need to say it again so that there is no misunderstanding,
When your mindset is that something still needs to be done, something still needs to be given, someone still needs to move, then your mindset is not on that which has already been done and that affects your attitude which determines whether you are going to walk in victory or defeat.
There is a huge difference between people fasting and praying to get something done and people walking in power and authority of that which has already been done.
We are not the sick trying to get healed and we are not the undelivered trying to get delivered,
We are the healed and delivered and Satan is trying to steal that healing and deliverance from us.
When most people fast and pray for healing, for deliverance, when they are fighting the battle and they are rebuking the devil the battle to most of them is about getting something done, the battle is about standing in the gap, it’s about praying and interceding.
When you walk in the power and in the authority of that which is already been done, you are still praying, you are still fasting, you are still rebuking the devil but you are not rebuking him so that healing and deliverance will come to you,
You are rebuking him because he is trying to steal something that already belongs to you
So what is the difference between the two?
You’re attitude reflected by which one you believe.
When your attitude sees yourself already blessed instead of waiting to be blessed
When your attitude sees yourself already healed, already delivered, already prosperous, and already forgiven then the difference determines whether you walk in victory or whether you walk in defeat
It is easier to keep something that you already have then it is to go get something that you never thought you had.
Here is that powerful mindset that affects multitudes of attitudes, we know that God is able, we know that God can, we know that nothing is impossible with God and so they petition, they plead, they pray and fast and their starting off place is already in a place of defeat.
They start from a place of depression, they start from a place of discouragement, from a place of restriction, from a place out of the word, they start from a place in the flesh, they start from the enemy’s camp and they embrace it and then what must take place is that some how they must work towards victory instead of starting from the place of victory.
I am not telling you that you can not get to victory starting from the enemy’s camp but what you need to understand and grasp is that there is a camp where you can start from in victory according to the word of God.
Let me show you something.
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Listen to what the Apostle Paul says,
That the God of peace sanctify you whooly
That word whooly in the Greek is holoteles and it means to be sanctified completely to be sanctified entirely and then Paul makes this incredible statement as he is praying for those in Thessolonica
And I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Here is revelation knowledge,
You are a triune man and you are made up of three parts, spirit, soul and body.
And Paul says I pray that your whole spirit and soul and your body are preserved blameless until the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
Most Christians have an understanding that they are made up of three parts, spirit soul and body but they’re understanding is only tied to hearing it with their ears instead of application through there hearts or revelation knowledge.
Most people relate to themselves through two avenues, their soul or their emotions and then the other is through their body.
The two avenues that the majority of Gods people relate to God through are these two avenues and they view themselves through these two avenues as well.
What the average child of God does not see Him or Herself through is the spirit and because we are well acquainted with the soul or emotions and we are well acquainted with the body it is not difficult to discern the emotions of the soul nor is it difficult to discern the feelings of the body because we all are in tune with that.
What very few of Gods people relate to is the 1/3 of us that is born again (the spirit), the 1/3 of us that is identical to Jesus, the 1/3 of us that is sanctified holy and righteous.
I do not believe that there is ten Christians in a thousand who have revelation knowledge concerning the revelation of spirit soul and body and walk in that knowledge on a daily basis.
And I find that a tragedy.
It is tragedy and yet the average child of God does not understand that the only part of them that is born again is the spirit and if the spirit does not influence and transform the soul, the emotions then the body will always do what the body has always done.
It is amazing to me how multitudes of Christians have placed a tremendous importance on getting souls saved.
There are only two scriptures in the entire new testament that speak of souls being saved and neither one of them have to do with the born again experience.
Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
Neither one of these scriptures are speaking about being born again because in the born again experience your soul is not saved only your spirit.
Only your spirit becomes brand new.
2 Cor 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Old things are passed away behold all things are new and the reason is because you are a new creature
2 Cor 5:18
And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
This is not speaking about your physical body or your soul; it is speaking of your spirit.
When you became born again your soul did not change, your emotions did not change, and your body did not change,
The only thing that changed was your spirit.
And multitudes of Gods people are placing emphasis and importance on saving souls when you’re soul does not even get saved
It can only be renewed
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
I wonder how many people who became born again waited with anticipation for everything to become brand new.
Behold all things would become new and old things would pass away
Their lusts would be gone, their sinful desires would be gone, their circumstances and situations would change, that which was broken would be fixed and that which was crooked would be made straight, their emotions and attitudes would change and everything would be new and everything in their past would be over.
And so they prayed a prayer and many really meant it and believed and instead of coming into the promise of His word they entered in to a state of confusion
Accepting and rejoicing in that which transpired but never coming to the place of truth that would bring them freedom.
Their emotions, their feelings, their attitudes never being influenced and controlled by His word
Never having an attitude adjustment that was 100% positive and accelerating.
When you come into understanding concerning the word of God then Gods word brings understanding that becomes lifestyle and lifestyle is being more than a conqueror.
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
And yet so many of Gods people do not feel like they are conquerors, they do not walk in lifestyle of being a conqueror and the reason is that they do not understand that the bible is wrote about the spirit man and not the carnal man,
The bible is wrote about the new man, the new creature in Christ, not about the flesh man who accepted Christ
IT IS ABOUT THE NEW CREATURE IN CHRIST.