PASTOR’S CORNER

WINNING BY YOUR FAITH IN CHRIST

MOVING FROM FACT TO FAITH (B)

REFERENCES: ROMANS 2: 28-29, ESTHER 6:13-14, ISAIAH 45:23-24 

There is a fight before every Christian, and faith is the key to winning.

God has done all that He needs to do to give us victory in every area of life. He is waiting for us to explore the mysteries of His word, and apply them to our lives. 

Rom 2: 28-29

For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God. 

For he is not a [real] Jew who is only one outwardly and publicly, nor is [true] circumcision something external and physical. But he is a Jew, who is one inwardly, and [true] circumcision is of the heart, a spiritual and not a literal [matter]. (AMP) 

Who is a real Jew?

Being a true Jew is a spiritual matter. It is not determined by the place of one’s physical birth or by outward circumcision. Rather, a real Jew is anyone who is the seed of Abraham by faith.

A Christian is a spiritual Jew. No one can claim to have been born into Christianity physically, or to be a Christian because of his association to a church, or his attendance of one; it is a spiritual matter.

A true Christian is born again, and has the Holy Ghost in him. 

When Abraham walked with God, he did not live according to a book. He had a relationship with God that was based on communion and fellowship. He talked to God, walked with God, lived according to the Word He spoke to him. 

God has brought us back to the way He walked with Abraham.

He desires to have communion and fellowship based relationship with us, like he did with Abraham. 

Esth 6:13-14

And Haman told Zeresh his wife and all his friends every thing that had befallen him. Then said his wise men and Zeresh his wife unto him, If Mordecai be of the seed of the Jews, before whom thou hast begun to fall, thou shalt not prevail against him, but shalt surely fall before him. 

Haman was troubled by his strife with Mordecai, and he laid bare his soul to his wife and friends. However, the news got to wise men. Now, these are not regular guys. They (the wise men) are spiritual men; the masters of dark arts, astrologers... 

Observe that Haman, the right hand man of the king, was consulting wise men because he had an issue with Mordecai, a gate man. 

Then said his wise men and Zeresh his wife unto him, If Mordecai be of the seed of the Jews, before whom thou hast begun to fall, thou shalt not prevail against him, but shalt surely fall before him. 

Consider the words of these men. They said to Haman, ‘if that gate man, before whom you have begun to fall, is a real Jew, then you cannot prevail against him. Your fall is irreversible.’

And so it was that the right hand man to the king died, and the gate man took his place. 

This testimony is the divine right of those who are Christians indeed- real Jews. Therefore, anyone who lives a false Christian life is doing himself a great disservice. 

How does this work? Why would being a true Christian avail me such a great testimony? Why will my foes stumble and fall before me, never to rise again? 

Isa 45: 23-24

I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. 

Until God has spoken, there is nothing to confess by faith.

You have nothing to say until God has spoken. 

Fact: God has sworn by Himself.

Fact: He has sent His word; that every knee shall to Him. 

When a man has received the facts established in the Word, he moves and speaks in faith... 

Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength... 

Faith: Surely, a man will rise, and speak. 

John the Baptist was such a man.

Isaiah spoke of ‘the voice of him that crieth in the wilderness’ (Isa 40:3). When John came, he saw what was written, and declared, ‘I am the voice.’ 

God is looking for the man who will, by faith, declare Him as his source of righteousness and power.

Others can sleep, but surely, one will say...

Do you see yourself in this Word? Are you the one who will speak these words in faith? 

The power of God is sustained by righteousness; and the beauty of righteousness is the power of God. Therefore, only a true Christian can wield these words in faith. 

...even to him shall men come... 

Men shall come to this man: the one who has declared that he has righteousness and power in God. 

You complain about the lack of helpers; you lack a good thing- husband, business patronage, children, blessings- because you do not have righteousness and power. People manipulate, even in the house of God, because they lack righteousness and power. 

Neither distance nor remoteness is an obstacle to this blessing. John the Baptist was sought by all, in the wilderness! Even Christ came to him there. Why? because the man believed the Word and confessed it with his mouth.

When you declare that you have righteousness and power, people will come to you so that they can have a taste of what you carry... 

...and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.

Righteousness and power attract. However, just as men seek to be joined to this Christian, there are also powers whose desire is to frustrate this testimony. 

These angry ones seek to stop all that is apportioned to a Christian from getting to him. However, divine provision is made even for them. Their portion is disgrace. 

David’s victory over Goliath was based on his understanding of this principle. He looked to see if his opponent was circumcised because he knew that the uncircumcised is not permitted to defeat the circumcised. Therefore, he stood as the man who ‘surely said...’ 

God has sworn by himself.

If you have an inner witness that you have the righteousness and power of God, why settle for less that your whole portion? 

Declare the testimony and sentence every angry voice to disgrace. 

PRAYER POINTS

In the name of Jesus,

  • Raw power of God, come upon me like a garment.
  • I have the righteousness and power of God in me. Therefore, any power raging against my destiny; I slay you by fire.
  • Any evil power, any evil wise man, rising and raging against what God has appointed for me; you are liars. I slay you all by fire.
  • You wise men of darkness raging against my divine portion and position; I cut you all down by fire.
  • Any power fighting against all that God has called to be part of me; I slay you by fire.
  • All that God has apportioned to me; I call you to me now.