I have not given you a spirit of fear or timidity, but of love power and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7).
How can we confidently expect to be free from our own negative thinking? The confidence is in the finished work of Jesus Christ.
Once you have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior you have His rights. One of the rights that you have is to expect the Word of God to change your emotional situation in that very moment.
If there have been many negative situations it may take more focus to trust in the completeness of God’s promises about your deliverance.
I have learned that you can expedite this process with practical steps. These steps can be applied 24/7 no matter where you are.
Select a verse that pertains to what you are going through and commit it to memory.
For example: If you are fearful of getting ill or getting into and accident, a great verse would be – Lord You are my portion, You are my cup, You secure my lot. Psalm 16:5. This verse tells you that God our Father takes care and keeps all things concerning you. Just keep reciting the verse under your breath as often as you’re afraid.
The power of this verse will drop into your heart in no time and fill you with a sense of togetherness and well-being.
Why it works…
When you are focused on God’s Word, the Holy Spirit has material to work with so that your change will be manifested.
Decide to pray in tongues for at least 2 minutes every day (for starters…the duration will pick up on its own).
Praying in tongues is allowing the Holy Spirit to pray a perfect prayer for you. He is the Helper that Jesus said would come to us and be our Comforter John 14:16.
The Holy Spirit is the Sword of The Spirit and you have the right to allow His power to operate when you pray in tongues to cut and disband forces that come against your soul, your mind and your body.
Some teach that the rhema is a Bible verse that comes to mind when we are praying. This is a misinterpretation of the Scripture. The verse that you have in your thoughts as you pray is one that you should confess over your life and the lives of your loved ones. Though while praying, the Holy Spirit will bring Scriptures to remembrance sometimes, it is not the same as Him saying it on our behalf because He makes perfect prayers not us (Romans 8:27).
We can never pray out of God’s will when we pray in tongues…we can, however, miss something if we pray in our limited understanding.
Why it works…
Praying in tongues works because you are humbling yourself and saying to the Lord…I need You to Pray for me by Your Spirit because I don’t know how to break this thing or fix this problem. The sword of the Spirit goes to work interceding on your behalf…praise the Lord!
Say: Abba, I thank You that Jesus was wounded for my transgressions and crushed for my iniquities. By His stripes I am healed in every part of me. Take the bread
Then say: Abba, I thank You that I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, because Jesus shed His blood for me. He took my place and punishment and by His blood I am a new creature in Christ. Drink the cup.
Why it works…
Jesus told His disciples to do this often in remembrance of Him Luke 22:19-20.
We are declaring that Jesus’ health and divine life flows in our mortal bodies when we take the bread. We are declaring that we are forgiven and have been made righteous when we take the cup. Jesus’ blood has given us right standing before God, meaning we can go boldly into God’s presence (Hebrews 4:16). We can pray and be sure that God hears us!
The Holy Spirit does the teaching…I just do the sharing.
A Special Prayer for you:
May You live to be 120 years old…eyes not dim, and strength not abated. May the Lord make His face to shine on you and give you peaceful rest in your soul, body and mind in Jesus Christ’s name, Amen.