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There are two reciprocal laws that operate in the spiritual realm where human beings are concerned: the "law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus" and the "law of sin and death."

Two reciprocal forces energize each of these laws. On the one hand, faith energizes and activates the law of life. On the other hand, fear (faith's reciprocal) activates the law of death.

Each of these pairs represents a team, and no matter who you are, one of these teams is working for you right now.

What determines which team is on your side? Your choices, particularly your choice of words, determine which team is on your side.

How do I know that? Look at Proverbs 18:21: "Death and life are in the power of the tongue; and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof."

Death and life: the two laws about which we have been talking are in the power of the tongue, the Bible says. In other words, what you say can activate either the one law or the other.

You "employ" one or the other of these teams through your words. Either you hire the fear-and-death team, or you hire the life-and-faith team. Once hired, they go to work to bring about the only fruit they can.

Here is how this works:

When symptoms of sickness attack your body, you will be tempted to tell everyone how badly you feel—"Oh, I'm sick. I'm probably going to be in bed for days. I'm afraid I may lose my job."

If you give in to that temptation to feel sorry for yourself and get sympathy from others, you will be hiring the fear-and-death team. The only fruit that team can produce is destruction, loss, and pain.

On the other hand, if you resist that temptation and declare, "By the stripes of Jesus I was healed 2,000 years ago; therefore, I am healed," you will be hiring the life-and-faith team. This team goes to work immediately to carry out what God's Word has decreed.

By speaking what God's Word says about your situation, you activate the law of life in Christ Jesus. Faith then comes through the hearing of the Word of God. However, you should remember that a team can be fired as quickly as they were hired.

If you get impatient waiting for the manifestation of your healing and say, "This isn't working. I really am sick," and so forth, then you have just fired your faith team. Once you employ the team of life and faith on your behalf, do not fire them by speaking things contrary to what the Bible says about your circumstances. Apply the force of patience. The Word works!

Team Reinforcements
Although the reciprocal forces of faith and fear are very powerful in and of themselves, the two teams we have been discussing have other members as well. One of the most powerful of which are angels, heavenly and fallen.

There are demonic forces, and there are heavenly forces.

Heavenly angels hearken to the Word of God. When you employ the life-and-faith team through speaking the Word of God, you marshall armies of angels who go into action to bring about what the Word has declared.

By the same token, fallen angels or demons respond only to the words of Satan. When you repeat the words the devil has whispered in your ear—words such as, "I'm going to fail," "I'm going to go broke," "I'm going to die," or "My husband is going to leave me,"—demons go into action because they now have a license to bring to pass the very thing you have spoken.

Both types of angels are enforcers of the law under which they operate: Heavenly angels enforce the law of life. Demons are the enforcers of the law of sin and death.

Would you like an army of angels working on your behalf to enforce God's covenant promises found in His Word? Then begin to speak faith-filled words. Find out what has been written in the Bible about your situation and say that. Then do not fire this amazing team by giving place to fear or doubt. Turn a deaf ear to the devil's lying whispers and never, never speak them out.

The Establishing Witness
You probably are aware of the Biblical principles that states: by two or more witnesses a thing is established (Deut. 19:15; Matt. 18:16; 2 Cor. 13:1; 1 Tim. 5:19; Heb. 10:28). In other words, from Heaven's perspective, it takes at least two parties saying the same thing for a matter to be settled.

For example, when God's Word says, By his stripes ye were healed (1 Peter 2:24), but the devil says, "You're going to get cancer and die," you have two different parties saying opposite things.

Obviously, one is true and one is false. However, concerning your situation and your life, those opposite statements make a one-to-one tie, and you are the witness who establishes one or the other in your life. Whichever position you come into agreement with through your will, words, and actions will be binding in your life. You choose whether truth will prevail, or whether getting in agreement with a falsehood will allow the devil to bring destruction into your life.

Many believers blame God, a minister, or other people for results that actually are direct results of their own words and actions. As a child of God, if you go broke, it is probably because you sided with the devil and his lying words through your speech rather than agreeing with God's Word that says:

My God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Phil. 4:19)

To break free of fear and the law of sin and death, you must stop mindlessly validating whatever your physical senses perceive. What you see, hear, and feel is transitory. It is subject to change. The Word of God is true, unchanging, and eternal. If what you feel is contradictory to the Bible, choose to endorse with the fruit of your lips what the Word of God says.

You are the establishing witness. Whichever law you validate with your words and actions will be the law under which you live.

However, if you have established the wrong law in your life, take heart. There is a way out. God's mercy has made a way for us to turn things around when we take the wrong road.

Source: Uprooting the Spirit of Fear by Creflo A. Dollar
Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers

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Creflo A. Dollar
Web site: World Changers Ministries
 
Creflo Dollar is the founder and senior pastor of World Changers Church International (WCCI) in College Park, Georgia; World Changers Church-New York; and a host of fellowship churches throughout the United States and internationally. WCCI also has offices in Australia (serving the Asia-Pacific region), South Africa, Canada, the United Kingdom, India, and the Ukraine.
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