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|Written by Charles Capps|
"Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will show you to whom he is like:Â He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.Jesus is not talking about housing projects. He has revealed secrets that will make you successful in life. Doing the sayings of Jesus will transform your life! When floods and streams come against your life, you will remain immovable. The floods could be inflation, high prices, sickness, or any other problem. But God's promise is: No weapon formed against you will prosper! (Is. 54:17)
How can we do the sayings of Jesus and be successful? By speaking to the problem.
And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey.The sycamine tree in this scripture is the problem, the circumstance, the situation that stands between you and your success.
Jesus and the apostles were probably walking down a trail or a pathway and came upon a sycamine tree in the middle of the trail. It was an obstacle before them which they had to deal with in some way. Jesus used it as an object lesson.
He did not say, "If you had faith as a seed, you would pray that God would move that obstacle before you. Then if you pray and cry and beg long enough, if you promise to be good, and pay your tithes, then God will pluck it up for you and cast it into the sea."
No, He said, "Speak to it, and it will obey you!" Do you want to be successful in removing the obstacles in your life? Speak to them! Jesus said they would obey you!
The King James version says, "You might say to the tree..." The Greek New Testament says, "You would say."
A stronger word is used in the Greek version, and it is the more accurate rendering in this instance. If you had faith as a seed, Jesus said you would speak to that sycamine tree (to that obstacle, that problem, that difficulty, that financial crisis you have been begging God to do something about). So quit begging and crying, and speak to that thing. Say what you want done with it. Tell it to be plucked up by the root!
There is no great theological reason why Jesus said to speak to the tree; He simply said to do it! He is telling you exactly how to get the Kingdom principles to work for you. Your voice is the voice of authority in your part of the earth. Whatever you bind will be bound, whatever you loose will be loosed. The power of binding and loosing is on earth. It is a Kingdom principle.
Since every word that comes out of your mouth is a potential seed and can be either a bad seed or a good seed, practice speaking only what God says, and only what you desire to come to pass. You will develop a habit in your spirit of releasing faith in every word you speak.
Angels are involved in the faith principle of the Kingdom. If you are saying, believing, and not doubting in your heart, then the angels are helping bring to pass your desires that agree with God's Word.
Your words either bind or loose your angels. When you say, "Nothing ever works for me; I never will get out of debt," you are binding your angels. They do His commandments, hearkening unto the voice of His word, but you didn't give voice to God's Word.
Psalms 103:20 says, "Bless the Lord, ye His angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word."
If you hold your Bible up to your ear, you can't hear a sound. The angels hearken to the voice of God's Word, and you are the one that must give it voice. You can give God's Word voice by saying:
"Blessed be God, I have given and it is given unto me â€” good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. I have abundance; there is no lack. My God meets my need according to His riches in glory. The Lord is my Shepherd, and I do not want. I say, in the name of Jesus, that every disease, germ and every virus that touches my body dies instantly. No weapon formed against me will prosper, and whatever I do will prosper."Â Â Â
Win Your Battles
Just remember: When you speak these words, the angels that have been waiting for you to give voice to God's Word will hearken to your voice. You are influencing them with your words!
By doing the sayings of Jesus and speaking the Word, your angels will be influenced to assist you in your battles. In 2 Kings, chapters 6 and 7, we find the prophet Elisha, had prophesied that there would be no rain. Samaria had been beseiged and surrounded by the Syrian army. There was no food.
The king said, "Go get that prophet because he's the one that caused it."
When the king's messenger got there, the prophet Elisha said to him, "Thus saith the Lord, By this time tomorrow there will be plenty of food in Samaria." Elisha even told him what it would sell for.
An army surrounded the place and had all the food supply cut off. The king's right-hand man said, "Why... if God were to open the windows of heaven, could that happen?" Elisha said, "You'll see it with your eyes, but you'll never eat of it."
There are four lepers sitting at the gate thinking, "We're gonna die if we sit here! Even if we could get inside the city, the people there are starving to death. We couldn't get anything to eat in there."
Then one of them got an idea. He said, "Why don't we go down to the enemy's camp? They have plenty to eat in there. The most they could do is kill us. So what? We're going to die anyway! We don't have anything to lose."
So they started off to the enemy's camp. That's all God was waiting onâ€” for someone to make a move toward the enemy's camp. Nobody else would do it.
Along the way they found shoes, coats, and other things that people had thrown away. Then they realized that everyone had left the camp. The enemy had run off. Why? As the lepers walked into Syrian's camp, the Syrians heard "a noise of chariots, and noise of horses, even the noise of a great host". They left everything and fled for their life!
There's no doubt about it â€” those chariots were manned by angels, because it says, "His ministers are as a flame of fire." As Psalm 68:17 says, "God's chariots are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels.
Because those four lepers dared to go toward the enemy camp, God caused the enemy to hear the noise of chariots and a great host. Those four lepers took over the whole camp, buried the silver and gold, and had plenty of food. God is just waiting for someone to start toward the enemy's camp. You will get supernatural help when you start toward the enemy's camp. Act on God's Word by speaking and then acting on God's Word. Your angels will see to it that you win the battle!
Charles Capps Ministries
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