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Monday, December 29, 2014

The Power Of Agreement

Genesis 1 : 3 - 4, Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. And God saw the light that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. NKJV
If you’ve ever wondered why the Word says “good” after each time God made something, it’s because God saw on earth what He had declared in heaven. Whenever God saw something that He had spoken, He knew that there was agreement between heaven and earth.
We live in the natural world or realm because that is what God desired. However, God and Satan exist and operate within the realm of the spirit. Proverbs 18 : 21 teaches us that death and life are in the power of the tongue. Nevertheless, how can our invisible words generate the power that is necessary for death or life to operate in our lives? By the words that we choose to use, we are either speaking death or life over ourselves and our families. Jesus tells us in the gospels that we are either justified or condemned by our words.
Even though you and I live in a human body, we were created by God, who is Spirit. Therefore, we are a spirit; we possess a soul, but we live in a body. When we speak as a spirit being in an earthly body, we are empowering either the kingdom of God or the kingdom of darkness. Faith moves God, but doubt, fear, and unbelief move Satan. Let me give you a few examples to help you grasp this word today. Consequently, with new understanding, you can align your words to agree with God and combat Satan.
Jeremiah 1 : 11 - 12, Moreover, the word of the LORD came to me, saying, "Jeremiah, what do you see?" And I said, "I see a branch of an almond tree." Then the LORD said to me, "You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word." NKJV
Please notice that God gave Jeremiah a vision in the Spirit, and then God asked him what he saw. When Jeremiah spoke the words from his mouth, God heard what He had already purposed when He initially gave Jeremiah the vision of the almond branch. God had agreement with Jeremiah. Before God created man, God did everything from speaking to creating. However, when He created us (mankind), God turned the power over to us to speak what we want to happen in the natural realm. Once God had agreement with man on the earth (Jeremiah), He was released to empower Jeremiah’s prophecy and to bring it into existence in the natural realm.
Genesis 3 : 4 - 6, Then the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate... NKJV.
In this scripture, Satan is speaking (words) to Eve about his will and, at the same time, opposing God’s will. Once Satan convinced Eve that God’s Word wasn’t the truth, but his was, she acted on what Satan had promised her. Instead of Satan creating life, he used Eve and her agreement on earth to produce death in mankind. Even so, Satan couldn’t do anything in the natural realm without first getting agreement from man. Jeremiah spoke life, and Eve spoke death. One activated God, and the other activated or released Satan in the earthly realm.
Let me leave you with this final example from God’s Word:
Luke 4 : 3 - 4, And the devil said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread." But Jesus answered him, saying, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.'" NKJV
Jesus, who is the Word incarnate (made flesh like man) was approached by Satan just like Eve and was, likewise, tempted. Satan hoped to get Jesus’ agreement so that he could spoil God’s plan just as he did with the first Adam. Nevertheless, Jesus never agreed with Satan about anything. Jesus never opposed Satan with His own opinions; He chose to quote the Word of God in response to Satan’s offers. Instead of speaking or agreeing with Satan and producing death, Jesus spoke the Word of Life out His mouth. The result of Jesus’ decision to speak life empowered God in the earthly realm to bless mankind with eternal life through Christ.
Although you and I were born under the rule of sin, we don’t have to speak death. We can choose, as Jesus did, to speak the Word of Life over ourselves and our family. Are your mouth and life in agreement with God? If so, then you will have life and enjoy life. However, if your heart and mouth aren’t in agreement with God’s will or Word, you will speak death. If we want to live and prosper, then we must begin speaking life out our mouth and walking in agreement with God. Only Jesus has the Words of eternal life. Therefore, speak Jesus.
I Speak Life Over Your People, Lord,
Pastor Asa Dockery

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