Frame Your World With the Word of God

By: Maria Costadini

One day as I was reading in Hebrews, I came across this verse:

 Hebrews 11:1-3 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear”.

frame your world 1The Spirit of God told me to read it again, so I did. The Lord said do you see, that through faith I framed the worlds by My Word? Then I heard as clear as a bell “daughter, if you don’t speak My Word it cannot frame your future; speak My Word”!

This was not a new revelation to me. However, sometimes we just need to get back to the basics of what we’ve learned over the years. Sometimes we get spiritually lazy, or feel defeated, so we do not speak God’s Word in our circumstance. Sometimes we don’t want to say anything negative about our situation, so we just don’t speak at all. Speaking wrong things or nothing at all, will never change our situation! We must align our thoughts and words with the Word of God; and speak it out of our mouth!

Notice in the first chapter of Genesis, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; darkness was upon the face of the deep. The Spirit of God was moving, hovering, brooding over the face of the waters. Then God spoke something and it happened. His Word coming out of His mouth created things, it framed the worlds. God saw what He wanted to create and spoke it into existence.

The word “framed” in Hebrews 11:3 means: to complete thoroughly, to repair or adjust, to fit, to mend, to make perfect, to prepare, to restore. This is what God’s spoken Word did; it made the heavens and the earth thoroughly complete; His Words repaired the earth, made it perfect, prepared it for mankind and restored it. When we speak God’s Word in any situation, it can do the same. Faith is seeing something we don’t see with the natural eye. We speak what we see into existence; we frame our world with the Word of God.

Psalms 119:89 says “Forever, O Lord, your word is settled in heaven [stands firm as the heavens]. The Word of God is a sure foundation, it is a solid rock and it will not crumble. When we stand on the Word of God and speak it out of our mouth, it brings life to any dead situation. When we speak the wrong things it brings death. Death and life are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21).

We must remember that we have the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead living on the inside of us; which means the creative power of God dwells in us. (Did you get that?) Do you realize when you speak the Word of God in any situation of your life; it releases rivers of power and authority against the works of the devil? Your words of faith can change and frame your future just as God’s Words framed the universe!

Start framing your world with the Word of God!

 

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The devil is Not Strong Enough to Stop You

The quality of your life depends on the faith that resides in you. It is impossible to get any victory that is greater than your faith. For this reason, the devil is constantly fighting against you to weaken your faith. You must not allow your faith to fail!! Please remember, a faith failure to your spirit is as a heart failure is to your body.

It is only through your faith that you keep the devil out of your life. But many are choosing to depend on their five senses, and set all their attention on their problems until they become mountains that cannot be overcome. But God intends for us to walk by faith and not by sight.

His Word carries His divine nature, and when it is formed in you and it becomes your life style, it is transferred to you. Then divine nature is conveyed into your human vessel through God’s Word, and causes you to operate the awesome forces of divinity in your earthly walk.

A simple command from you, based on the authority and integrity of God’s Word, when mixed with faith, will release the trigger of the divine nature that resides in you. You need to know the kind of power, and how much power is working inside of you. You must be conscious of your new status. Only then you will be able to walk with a sense of superiority over the cruel forces of hell. Because the greater One is in you, you must carry the “greater one mentality”.

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Whatever God said about you, He has placed in you the power needed to make it happen. The devil is not strong enough to stop you from being and doing what God has destined for you to become.

It is high time to be power conscious, and walk in the consciousness of the power that you carry. This will help tremendously in establishing His plan and purpose for your life. You must loose the creative forces of God in you, into action.

When you understand and begin to exercise your divine authority, things begin to happen that will change your destiny.

 

The Forgotten Power of Praise- part two

People who have learned to offer praise from the depth of their heart, will never suffer defeat. Satan is totally unable to handle you when you learn to walk in that realm of perfected praise. And that is why he tries his hardest to mess up your praise. He knows that when you live in the praise realm he cannot touch you, because the praise realm is the realm of God!! It is the realm where “all things are possible to him that believes” (Mark 9:23). Please understand that when you begin to praise from the heart, you look away from what you think you don’t have, to the One you have!!

We must allow the Holy Spirit to blind our eyes to what is happening, and open them to what God is doing. Then all the things that are not happening begin to happen. This is how God does things. You begin to understand that as you praise Him you are being lifted up above the obstacles; now you are watching God step in and your battle is over, always in your favor.

Praise is a mighty weapon in spiritual warfare. Although it seems easy to offer, it is indeed a mighty weapon, because it brings God Almighty on the scene, and when He arrives nothing can come against you, because every devil flees. You do not have a problem; rather it is the lack of God’s presence in your life that makes you suffer. When you stop praising, problems appear to magnify themselves, and you become an easy target for the devil.

God is light, and every problem exists in the realm of darkness. Begin to carry the light of God’s presence, and darkness will flee. Praise from the heart will bring the glorious light of His presence.

Psalm 100:4 “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise. Be Praise 2cropthankful unto Him, and bless His Name”. Always enter His presence with singing and His gates with thanksgiving! Never complain and murmur. Always be thankful, no matter what. This is the only way that you will be able to carry His presence all day long. When you are thankful, you become God-full; when you are God-full, every obstacle, every problem, every devil becomes subject to your authority.

The enemy will do anything to stop praise from flowing from your lips, because every time you praise God, you transfer the battle over to Him. David’s secret weapon that kept him from ever suffering injuries, although he fought many battles, was the weapon of praise. Praise paralyzes satan. Not any praise, but one that flows from within.

It is time to wake up, and begin to enjoy the virtues of our redemption. Praise is a weapon of war that honors God and dignifies His people.

Begin now; offer Him your praise from the depths of your heart and watch the supernatural unfold in your life.

The Power of Praise- part one

Praising God is simply appreciating Him for Who He is. Because you think highly of God, praise flows from your lips to Him.

Psalm147-1Because praise is appropriate to God (Psalm 147:1), He enjoys our praise and moves Him to do things for you more than anything else.

David was a praising saint and moved the heart of God like no one else could and God called David, a man after God’s own heart. If you wish to secure God’s presence in your life, decide and commit to live a life of endless praise, which will bring you into a life of continuous miracles.

Praise is a powerful weapon given to you by heaven itself to defeat satan. Every time you engage the weapon of praise, your enemies become powerless. You will never go wrong by praising God from the heart, because praise disarms the hosts of hell.

What will make your praise genuine? A heart full of thanks, the more thankful you are, the more powerful your praise. When your heart is thankful, joy is produced and it becomes full of joy, and the joy of the Lord is your strength (Nehemiah 8:10).

Being grateful causes you to become thankful, which makes you joyful, which makes you praiseful. When you are praiseful you are God-full, because He inhabits the praises of Israel (Psalm 22:3). When you are God-full you become wonder-full.

Genuine praise comes only from the heart, so you must keep your heart at all costs. Your heart must be engaged if you are to offer the praise that brings God on the scene. Please know that God responds to the state of your heart, not your actions. So make sure your heart is right with God; then your actions will reflect the state of your heart.

The easiest way to handle the enemy is to offer God quality praise that has its roots in your heart. When you live in an atmosphere of praise, you live in the midst of divine interventions and visitations. Praise that comes from the heart will always produce results.

Have you praised Him today?

The Secret of Thanksgiving- part 2

If you want anything increased in your life, you must gracefully acknowledge God, and thank Him. This is a great spiritual secret practiced by Jesus Himself. In John 6:11 we read that as soon as Jesus gave thanks, food was multiplied which fed thousands of hungry people, and with a lot left over. As soon as He acknowledged the Father by thanking Him, a great miracle occurred. When thanksgiving becomes your lifestyle, you will enjoy a flow of miracles in your life.

We also see in John 11:41-44, Jesus repeated this powerful spiritual principle and used it as a mighty weapon to bring Lazarus out of the grave. “Father, I thank you that you have heard Me”. When you genuinely give thanks to God from the heart, you need not beg, you simply call, and God is committed to answer.

If you desire anything dead in your life to be transformed and come to life, give God Give thanksthanks from the depths of your heart. The power of thanksgiving that brought Lazarus out of the grave will bring you out too, and your destiny will come alive. For whatever is not working in your life, give Him thanks. It will stop you from complaining and cause God to work on your behalf. I Thessalonians 5:18 “In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you”.

If God is to intervene on your behalf, thank Him for your situation now. Until you start thanking Him for your business, it will never increase. If you want children born again, begin thanking God for them. Stop complaining and murmuring; and begin to thank Him. Look back and acknowledge how God’s mercies and protection have kept you alive, how many times He intervened on your behalf. As you remember and acknowledge what He has done, and you begin to thank Him, He begins to move on your behalf to change your current position. Until you do, your current situation remains the same and your struggle continues.

His Word says that He has done all things well. It is now time to begin consciously and deliberately acknowledging His benefits. Stop taking for granted what He does and remember that your murmuring and complaining, not only grieve Him, but also angers Him. Learn to focus on what He has already done for you, in order for Him to meet your present needs. Take your eyes off of your needs and focus them on God.

Because He blesses you on a daily basis, be determined to bless Him daily.

Whatever you hold dear that is in the grave will not come out until you give thanks and bless His Holy Name. Begin to thank Him for what He has done yesterday, and you will compel Him to act today on your behalf. No one can do this for you it is your choice!!

Have you thanked Him today??

The Secret of Thanksgiving- part 1

Thanksgiving is an attitude of appreciating God and being grateful for what you have received from Him, or for what He has done for you. Only a heart full of thanks can be a heart full of praise. Thanksgiving is a major secret of life, but forgotten by most. It beautifies your life and makes things flow easier.

Psalm 103.JPGIn order for thanksgiving to bear fruit outward, it must first have a root inside of you. In Psalms 103:1-2 we are reminded to “Bless the Lord with all that is within us, and to not forget all His benefits”. How often we allow our needs to blind us and we forget God’s blessings and goodness and all He has done for us.

It is very dangerous to not be grateful, because we then stop God from blessing us further. However, when we thank Him for what He has already done, we remind Him of the things we do not have.

God is absolutely wonderful. He loads us with benefits on a daily basis. He always proves Himself faithful, and we have so many reasons to bless Him. When you bless Him every day, He blesses you every day, and no one can stop His blessings upon your life. We must never stop reminding ourselves of His daily benefits that flow freely from God to us.

“Who forgives all our iniquities”; our forgiveness cost God His only begotten Son. When we forget that, we grieve His heart. When was the last time you blessed Him and thanked Him for forgiving you?

“Who heals all our diseases”; when was the last time you sat down and blessed Him and thanked Him for keeping you healthy?

“Who satisfies our mouth with good things, so that our youth is renewed like the eagles”; never be ashamed to bless Him for the food He gives you, no matter where you are.

If He never gives you any more benefits, the fact He forgave your sins and you will spend eternity in heaven, is enough for you to keep blessing and thanking Him all the days of your life!

Have you blessed Him today?

 

 

Filled With God

God is longing for us to know that there is so much more that we can have from His fullness than we have ever experienced before. Because nothing happens on its own, but things are made to happen, we must now more than ever stir up dissatisfaction in our hearts and generate fervent hunger for more of God, for more of His anointing, for more of His power and His presence in every way.

Far too many Christians are satisfied with very little and are not hungering for God’s best. Many others have no idea that they can have more, much more.

May God open our eyes and not let us stop until we have God’s best, nothing less than a flood. Let our heart’s cry be for us to receive the flood of God’s presence and His Spirit. To desire for anything less, it would that we have backslidden.

Oh, for God to touch our hearts, our minds our desire for Him, for more. This must be our fervent prayer in order for us to pursue His plan for our lives. The Christian victorious living must have a continuous increasing desire with no slowing down. To backslide is not only to go back to a sinful lifestyle, but also, that our heart is marked by the spirit of apathy, indifference, and a loss of hunger for God.

Too many are living in the lowlands of salvation when God wants us to explore the mountaintops of the adventures of faith. God wants us to experience “joy unspeakable and full of glory” (I Peter 1:8), in order for us to have the power and the anointing that can lift us above any circumstances of life.

We must challenge our selves and others to desire to have nothing less than everything be filled smallHe has for us, which is “filled with all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:19). We must have our spirit awakened. The Word of God is not alive until it is moved upon by the Spirit Himself. There is a preaching of the Word of God that brings the light of heavens’ glory into the hearts of men, and it is being preached all around the world by men, anointed by God Himself. Alas, however, this great teaching that reveals the heart of God is just “knowledge that puffs up” in the minds of those whose hearts and spirits have fallen into slumber.

Who we are and what is ours now in Christ desperately needs to be preached from the housetops, but many Christians with fleshly, carnal minds cannot begin to see it, let alone appreciate it, or grasp it.

The only solution to this is that the Holy Spirit must awaken our spirits, and He can only do this as our spiritual hunger increases causing us to earnestly seek God in the Word and in prayer! Then and only then, our awakened spirit will lay hold of all the “exceeding great and precious promises” (II Peter 1:4), that will bring us into the awareness of the power and authority that we actually have in Him; and thus we begin to live accordingly. Knowing that God has called His people to live in the place of authority and absolute dominion in this life! He has called us to “reign with Him” (II Timothy 2:12).
We know that as we become one with Him, His power becomes our power over all the works of the enemy.

Sadly, far too many live under the power of the enemy, under sickness, poverty, lack, bondage, failure; but “these things ought not to be so” (James 3:1). We must never settle for anything less than complete victory. It is one thing to be going through a trial fighting; but it is completely another to have accepted and having resigned yourself to it. You must arise and fight and reign with Him as you are filled with God.

Never be satisfied with less that you came to get from Him. Have in you a tenacity of faith to refuse to be satisfied with anything less than God’s best!! This is called the faith that pleases God. This is the faith that the woman with the issue of blood had in Mark Chapter 5, who having overwhelming odds against her, did not quit until she got what she came for. This is the tenacity of Jacob’s faith, wrestling with God all night long that cried out “I will not let You go unless You bless me” (Genesis 32:24-26).

My prayer and the cry of my heart today is, that we let God create in us that kind of hunger in us; a desire so strong that we will not quit until we are fully enveloped and saturated with His glorious presence. Then He can build this glorious kind of faith in us, this radical, unrelenting, uncompromising, never retreating faith. Only the remnant, His “end-time army” will get there and reap the great end time harvest. Only the remnant will become flames of fire, being consumed and possessed by the Spirit of God.

Brethren, let us hunger and thirst for it, let us have the vision of this high standard before us to radically change our life and drive us deeper into God. Let us long to be “flames of fire”, ever burning, heeding the call and take up the challenge. Let us go all the way with God! If not us, then who? If not now; then when? This age is about to close and the Father is looking for those that He can use to bring in the great end-time harvest.

This is not for the faint hearted or for carnal babes, or lukewarm believers. This is for serious believers who long to reach their maximum potential in Christ. A great battle is raging against the forces of darkness that are even now coming against God’s people. But there is a great victory on the horizon, for us to be won. We have heard the call, let us then accept the challenge; be filled with God, and God will make us “flames of fire” in the ranks of His end-time army.

Let us become ablaze with great passion for our great King, our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ.

Amen