Good Morning from England! Here is a very short teaching on faith. It's one thing we can never have too much of, yet if your faith is on the smallish side, you'll be amazed at what Jesus tells you can do with it! BE BLESSED, and if you don't know Jesus, but like what you hear, ask and I will tell you how you can know Him. You may be surprised. He is not a religion, He's not a denomination, nor does He carry a big stick. He's nothing evil, and all good. And if you're searching for love, you will not be disappointed because Jesus IS love, and He loved us so much that when we were yet enemies, He came and died for us. And on that cross He took your sins and your sicknesses, your pain, and your lack and He carried it all away. On that cross, He triumphed over the devil, and released us from bondage. Three days later, He was raised from the dead, and He sits at the righthand of the Father in heaven. Very, Very soon He will come to judge the living and the dead. How will we be judged? Jesus tells us, "By your WORDS you shall be justified, and by your WORDS, you shall be condemned." (Mt. 12:37) So I say to you, "Believe on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved." Then, stay in His Word, speak it and do it. "He who endures until the end[of the age] shall be saved." It's that simple. No rituals. No mumbo-jumbo. No earn-your-own-way. It is AFTER you turn and receive Christ that you do good works, and never to earn salvation. Salvation is only through Him, Jesus, but when you believe and turn from sin, you get a new heart, and you are then to live the remainder of your life as a doer of the word. That part is simple, too, it's just that many of us didn't know it for so long. It's the way to wholeness and completeness. It's the better way, but it's not man's way, it's God's way. But it's all through Him, Christ Jesus, the one and true Messiah. Follow Him and He'll show you the way. So I urge you this day, while you have time, make a choice for Jesus and change your life, and your destination from hell to heaven. Blessings, PK x
EVEN THE KITCHEN SINK!
A couple of nights ago,before I turned in, I knelt at my bedside. I prevailed in the spirit for those precious ones I know who have been attacked by sickness and disease. I awoke in the dead silence of the night to find myself saying, “I BELIEVE and I SAY that “M” is healed, freed, and delivered. I BELIEVE, I SAY, and I HAVE IT!”
This morning while standing in the bathroom preparing to face my day, a short teaching on faith came to me. I asked the Lord about it and He said, “Give it to them. Do it!” Some have thought the word, “them” is a bit insulting, so I will clarify it, that’s YOU, not them. God means YOU. Take it personally. God never insults. It’s just the way we hear things and decide to take them. He said to give it to YOU, so here it is.
Here, let me give you the scriptures first. There’s only two. As I said, this is a short teaching, but still, it is brought to you by the Living God who wants you to trust in Him more than anything else. When you trust in Him, you’ll trust in His word.
“Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, why could we not cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall SAY unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”
MARK 11:22-24~And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God (or literally, Have the faith of God). For verily[most definitely!] I say unto you, That if you SAY unto this mountain[problem, sickness, lack, situation], Be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which you SAY shall come to pass[shall happen!],you shall HAVE whatever you SAY. Therefore I say unto you, what things soever you desire, when you pray, BELIEVE that you receive them, and you shall HAVE them.”
Now, take the “thous” out, and modernise and personalise these scriptures. Take them for yourself as they’re meant to be taken. Jesus is not just speaking to the disciples, or to great men of God who have “just happened” to attain some great faith that you only wish for, but your head says, “I’ll never have that kind of faith. It’s impossible for me.” I’m here to say that the faith of your dreams is in the Word. It’s yours and it’s mine. It’s for you, and God wants you to have it, so stop listening to your head, and go for it. Hear and hear and HEAR the Word (Romans 10:17) by SAYING, SAYING, SAYING it, and God says the mustard seed of faith He planted in you when you confessed Jesus as your Lord will do the impossible through you.
His word in your mouth will change the things you SEE with the things that are UNSEEN. Speak the word, and keep on speaking it until when? Until you SEE it.
His word works on everything, even the
kitchen sink. Recently, I was at a friend’s house whose son God has just healed of a brain tumour [yet another story of the power of God and His Word!]. I called Chris to come and get me because I don’t drive here in England. He didn’t pick
up until after the answering machine, and he was breathless like he ran to the phone.
I asked him, “Were you out doing the lawn?”
He said, “No, I was under the sink.”
“What a mess!” he continued.
He didn’t mean my housekeeping was a mess, although I admit it’s not the most perfect in the world, he meant the situation.
“Oh, under the sink,” I said. Then I waited. He had complained to me that twice he had had to mop up water that had leaked out. Another time, I found a paper towel in front of the sink soaking up a smaller spill. Now, the pipes had been a past problem but I had prayed and taken dominion over the situation and I knew they had been fixed, even though Chris had begun saying otherwise. So when he answered, “It’s not the pipes.” I was not surprised. “It’s the taps (faucet).”
Calmly, I responded, “Oh okay, I’ll take dominion over them when I get home. God’s blessed everything we have, and everything in that house as long as we are in it.”
Chris said, “That’s good because I can’t fix it. Some cowboy installed it, and he left off the mixer, so apparently it’s been leaking a long time.”
“You can’t fix it, but God can and He will. What’s impossible for man is possible for God.”
To God it was easy-peasy. Child’s play.
So the minute I set foot in the kitchen, I took dominion (authority) according to Luke 10:19. Then I prayed, “Jesus, you tell me in John 15 that if I remain in you and your word remains in me, I shall ask whatever I will and you will do it. I ask that you fix these taps. Chris couldn’t fix them, but you can, and you will. Now I SAY and I BELIEVE that these taps are fixed.”
The next day, I again confessed and believed that the taps were fixed, and I thanked God for it. Late in the afternoon I walked to the sink, and there was a huge puddle staring back at me. And wouldn’t you know it, it happened when I was the most pressed for time. Not only was my faith being tested, but my patience was getting a good workout too. It was time: not to fold, and say to the Lord, “I give up! How come your word never works for me?” It was time to face the enemy, and to stand and endure.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed yet, but I have. Once I confess and take my stand on God’s unfailing word about anything, satan often puts just the opposite where I can’t miss it: right smack in front of my face. But, when a time like this hits, ask yourself this, “What is the TRUTH, and what is the LIE?” God and His word are the truth, and satan and anything that contradicts God’s word is the lie.
I was thankful that it had happened to me and not to Chris because my faith is stronger. “Give thanks IN ALL THINGS concerning you, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for your life.”
Patiently, I cleaned up the puddle, and taking everything off the shelves underneath, I sponged up the water there and put everything back before finishing the tea (supper). All the while I confessed, “I SAY and I BELIEVE that this faucet is fixed, no matter what I see, and no matter what I feel. I SAY IT, I BELIEVE IT, I HAVE IT!”
The following day, there it was again: another puddle. I cleaned it up too, confessing the same exact thing I’d said the day before.
I SAID IT. I BELIEVED IT.
So guess who had to back down? Let me give you a big hint. It wasn’t me. It was the thief who comes to steal, to kill, and to destroy. Think of him as a terrorist. Then use your shield of faith which will quench ALL his fiery darts, as you strike him with your mighty sword of the spirit, the Word of God. As God likes to say, “He can fight you and win(on your own), but He can’t beat ME.” So don’t even try to fight satan’s fire with fire (man made things of the world), fight him instead greater fire power. Fight him with God’s weapon: use the sword of the spirit. Satan’s no match for it. Never has been, never will be.
What did God do? By His mighty power and according to His unfailing word, He fixed our sink. No more leaks, no more puddles to clean up, no more sink trouble. The taps are working perfectly, and under the sink is as dry as a bone.
If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can SAY...and nothing, nothing, nothing shall be impossible for you. Doesn’t matter what the trouble is. Nothing will be able to stand against you--not sickness, not lack, not even the kitchen sink. The next time satan attacks you, don’t throw the kitchen sink at him, use God’s sword, use the Word, and SAY and BELIEVE, you shall HAVE IT.
It’s not faith in me, nor is it willpower, it’s faith in God. But I had to do something too. I had to do the SAYING. And so do YOU. So do YOU, my friend. Trust God. Take Him at His word. SAY and BELIEVE and YOU shall HAVE IT. For “...if you have faith of a mustard seed and you SAY...nothing is impossible for you.” SAY IT, BELIEVE IT,HAVE IT. Yes, even the kitchen sink.