“The Kingdom of God is within you”. Luke 17:21
God has provided all that we have need of in this world. Jesus by His sacrifice has made it all availabe to us. We by our acceptance of Jesus as personal Lord and saviour have it available to us. But we have to be persuaded and believe and do not doubt in our hearts.
Mark 11:23 ” For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.”
How do we believe without doubting in our hearts? Become persuaded by repetion , undersanding and by being totally convinced that what the word says is true and then boldly speaking it out.
The trouble is we are moved by our physical senses and we have been trained that way to believe what they tell us is true. Say for instance we have a pain somewhere; we go to the doctor, get tests and the tset confirms cancer. We immediaately fear. Jesus always said “fear not”‘ and the word of God in the Bible says “That by His stripes we are healed” (Isa 53). We may repeat that a couple of times but next day its still there. Then somebody tells us “your cancer is real. It showed up on the xray. You are in denial if you say its healed. All sorts of words come aganst us by people who love us.
Let me use an analogy: A metal airoplane weghing hundreds of tons can fly. How? Its rotors and wings bring into operation a force greater tthan the gravity that holds it on the ground.
Your conviction of Gods promise that you are healed brings into operation a greater power than the cancer. IF YOU BELIEVE AND DO NOT DOUBT IN YOUR HEART.
Eph. 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
The Bible yells us there is a devil and many demons. They operate in the thought realm or the realm of the spirit that our eyes cannot see. These demons use the natural realm of people and our phsical senses, to persuade us that what we hear and feel are the truth; the unchangable truth. But that is a lie. The highest (stronest) truth is God’s word. You will only believe that if you have commited your life to Jesus.
Pontius pilate said “What is truth”. God’s word is a greater truth if you can recieve it, just as lift is a greater force than gravity.
John 17:17 “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”
Eph 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise.
Gods word is known as the “sword of the spirit”. It is an offensive weapon for defeating spiritual enemies. We speak to those demons like we command a dog. Submit to God, resist the devil and he will flee. (Jas 4:7)
Faith, or belief acted upon, comes by repeated attention to God’s truth in the bible. it is a daily, moment by moment, way of life if you want to live in all the pomisses of God.
It starts by knowing that God loves you so mch that Jesus came to sacrifice Himself for ALL your sins, past, present and future. He has done it once and for all. he is not comig aan to deal with sin, He has doe that once and for all time and for all people. He did it because He loves you.
Gods objective is to get as many of us as he can in Heaven for eternity!