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You will learn from the Scriptures below....It is not our faith, but the faith of God in us. Faith is both a fruit and a gift of the Holy Spirit, not of the flesh. We cannot manufacture faith, it must be imparted and comes only as the Holy Spirit reveals God's Word. We must have God in us, the Comforter, the Promise.

Biblical Declarations to Strengthen Your Faith, Defeat Your Doubt 0 By Larry Tomczak - In a couple months I celebrate almost five decades helping people through ministry of the Word of God. Of thousands of messages I've delivered, one stands out as most enduring, most requested and most impactful. Let me state upfront that the message is not due to any masterful presentation or organizational skills. People love it because it inspires them to live a more victorious life and help them intentionally jettison worry, anxiety and discouragement. God has used it in a transformative way because it is basically a compilation of Scriptures that enhance faith and eradicate doubt, fear and unbelief. Its title: "Biblical Declarations to Build Strong Faith."
Renew Mind—Repeat Truth
   God calls us to renew our mind (Rom. 12:2), meditate (say repetitively; "chew the cud") and bring "every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ" (2 Cor. 10:5). "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (Rom. 10:8b).
When we delight to spend time daily in His presence, we discover "the ones who seek the Lord will not lack any good thing" (Ps. 34:10). When we incorporate into that time the declaration of faith-building verses, our confidence grows in who we are and what we have in Christ. "So then faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God" (Rom. 10:17).
Overcomers learn to vanquish defeatist, negative thoughts as we train ourselves to resist temptation, accusation and condemnation as Jesus did by boldly declaring, "It is written!" (Matt. 4). We don't accept Satan's estimation of ourselves and our situations but agree with God to discover our destiny. "Do two people walk together, if they have not agreed?" (Amos 3:3).
"Sow a thought—reap an act. Sow an act—reap a habit. Sow a habit—reap a lifestyle. Sow a lifestyle—reap a destiny!"
Sample of My Message
   You are the only being in the universe who can cause defeat in your life. Wholeheartedly decide, by the grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit, to align with God. All the demons in hell; all the people in the world; and all your apparent weaknesses, shortcomings, inadequacies, adverse circumstances and unfavorable surroundings cannot prevent you from having glorious victory!
   I'm not just an ordinary individual; I'm a child of the living God. I'm not just a person; I'm an heir of God and joint heir with Jesus Christ. I'm not just an old sinner; I am a new creation in Jesus Christ my Lord. I'm part of a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation. I'm unconditionally loved as a friend of God and adopted into His eternal family.
   When I confess my sin, I am forgiven. I'm not under guilt or condemnation. God is the God of all encouragement. There is therefore now no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus. Satan is a liar. I will not listen to his accusations, for I am cleansed in the blood. No weapon formed against me shall prosper, and I shall confute every tongue rising against me in judgment. I pull down strongholds and cast down imaginations and bring every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. God does not love me because of my shortcomings or success but has set His love upon me. There's never a time when He stopped loving me. God is love and loved me from all eternity.
   I am accepted in the beloved. If God is for me, who can be against me? Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. Nothing can separate me from the love of Christ. As the Father loves Jesus, so does Jesus love me. I'm not a slave to sin anymore, I've been set free! I continue in His Word, I know the truth and the truth has set me free. Because the Son sets me free, I am free indeed!
   For by You I can run through a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall. I can do all things because of Christ who strengthens me. With man this is impossible but with God all things are possible. All things are possible to him that believes. If I have faith as a grain of mustard seed, I can say to a mountain, "Move," and it will move, and nothing will be impossible to me.
   I'm a believer. I'm not a doubter. I know that without faith it is impossible to please God. I live by faith, I walk by faith and I see through the eye of faith. I trust in the Lord with all my heart and don't lean on my own understanding. I'm not ruled by feelings, and I'm not controlled by my emotions. I'm not under my circumstances; I am above them, seated with Christ in heavenly places. I know the steps of a righteous man are ordered by the Lord. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. The righteous man falls seven times but rises again.
   I give no opportunity to the devil. I give no place to fear in my life knowing the fear of man brings a snare. Perfect love casts out fear. I sought the Lord, and He heard me and delivered me from all my fears. God has not given me a spirit of fear but a spirit of love, power and a sound mind. The Lord is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? God is my refuge and my strength, a very present help in trouble.
   The righteous are bold as a lion. If I were still trying to please men, I should not be a servant of Jesus Christ. But I am a servant of the Most High God and I fear not, for He is with me. I will not be dismayed, for He is my God. He will strengthen me; He will help me; He will uphold me with His victorious right hand.
   I'm not ashamed of the gospel for it is the power of God unto salvation to those who believe. I am a minister of reconciliation. I'm an ambassador for Jesus Christ. The anointing breaks every yoke. I received power when the Holy Spirit came upon me to be His witness. His word, which comes out of His mouth, will not return void but will accomplish His purpose and prosper in the thing for which it was sent. I know my God; I am strong; I will do exploits. As He is, so am I in this world.
   I will bless the Lord with all my heart, for He not only forgives all my sins, He heals all my diseases. Because the Lord is my refuge, the Most High my habitation, no evil shall befall me, no plague will come near my dwelling place. He gives His angels charge over me to guard me in all my ways. It's His will that I prosper and be in health, even as my soul does prosper.
   Jesus of Nazareth went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed of the devil. He said, "I'll remove sickness from the midst of you." He is the Lord my healer. My body is for the Lord, and the Lord is for my body. He bore my sicknesses and carried away my diseases and by His stripes, I was healed.
   The sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in His wings. The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead is at work in my mortal body, giving me life. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Is anything too hard for the Lord? All things are possible to him who believes. I'm not just a hearer of the Word, I'm a doer of the Word. It is done unto me according to the Word.
   The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth in order to show Himself strong in behalf of those whose hearts are fully blameless toward Him. God rewards those who diligently seek Him. He who calls me is faithful and He will do it. I'm not conformed to this world. I'm a partaker of His divine nature, and I run the race to win. His grace is sufficient for me. His power is made perfect in weakness.
I'll not despise the day of small beginnings. The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof, the world and all who dwell therein in. He said He would pour out His Spirit in these last days. Sons and daughters would prophesy, young men would see visions, old men would dream dreams. The end of the matter is better than the beginning.
   I press on toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus my Lord. I cast my cares on Him. Your eyes saw me unformed, yet in Your book all my days were written before any of them came into being. The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be filled with vitality and foliage, to show that the Lord is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
   Here's the deal: Now to Him who is able to keep me from falling and present me without blemish before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to the only God, my Savior, through Jesus Christ my Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority before time, now and forevermore. Amen!  

Myles Munroe - "What we call signs and wonders and miracles are simply the evidence of the presence of another government—the kingdom. A kingdom is not a religion. It's the influence of a government over a domain or a territory. It's the impact of a king over a territory. That's why it's called a 'king-dom'—a king's domain," he told me. "So miracles, signs and wonders are not for entertainment. Miracles are not supposed to be used as a point of attracting believers to big meetings. Miracles, signs and wonders are supposed to show that another government, another authority, another power, another kingdom is present. The more we preach the kingdom, I guarantee you the more we will see miracles taking place—I mean on a daily basis."

John 14 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas said unto him, Lord, we know not where you go; and how can we know the way? Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

Philip said unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it will suffice us. Jesus said unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that has seen me  has seen the Father; and how do you say then, Show us the Father? Believes thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwells in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it sees him not, neither knows him: but ye know him; for he dwells with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world sees me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. He that has my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves me: and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

Judas said unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loves me not keeps not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me. These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world gives, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I. And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe. Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and  has nothing in me. But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.

Kingdom Prayers to Win in the Courts of Heaven By ROBERT HENDERSON - The thing we are certain of is that we definitely enter a "conflict" when we pray. But where is that conflict? I assert that at least initially the conflict we are in is not a battlefield, but a courtroom. This is a very important issue. The protocol of a battlefield is completely different from the protocol of a courtroom. In other words, if we behave in a courtroom the way we behave on a battlefield, we are going to be completely ineffective. We will not see the results we are after. We must discern "where we are" in the spirit realm as we pray.
   To help understand this, we should look at Jesus' teaching on prayer. I am not talking about what He taught in regards to casting out demons or dealing with like issues. I am speaking of what He taught when He was questioned by His disciples about prayer. This occurred in Mathew 6 and Luke 11. The disciples simply ask Him to teach them to pray. In response to this, Jesus painted a picture of what is happening in the spirit realm when we pray. He said first that prayer is a child approaching a benevolent and kind father. He even said, we should pray, "Our Father who is in heaven." He would go on to state that if we, being evil in comparison to God's goodness, know how to give good things to our children, how much more so the Father who loves us. Approaching God as Father is a foundation to our prayer life. Even in the Garden of Gethsemane at the end, Jesus is still crying out to His Abba Father. We never outgrow this place of prayer. In fact, the greater our revelation of the Father heart of God, the more this realm becomes relative.
   Jesus then went on to teach and paint a picture that prayer is also a friend approaching a friend. He speaks of one who has a friend come to him at midnight with a need. This friend then goes to another friend to get what is necessary to take care of the one who has come. He has to get the one he is beseeching out of bed. Jesus says that even though he wouldn't get up because he was a friend, he would get up and give him whatever he needs so he can go back to bed and sleep. The logic Jesus is using here is not to say He is a friend you must "bug" until He does what we want. His point is that if in the natural this could be accomplished with a "friend," how much more when we approach our real friend who is in heaven. Jesus said we were His friend and no longer servants. We have been elevated to a mutual position with Jesus that grants us great authority and privilege with him. He is our friend.
   There is one more place in Scripture where Jesus painted a picture of what is happening in the spirit realm when we pray. It is in Luke chapter 18, verses 1 through 8. Jesus places prayer in a courtroom; not a battlefield, but a courtroom. In a courtroom there is a conflict. It is different from the conflict of a battlefield, but it is a conflict nonetheless. In this story Jesus speaks of a widow before an unjust judge. This widow keeps presenting her petition and case before this judge. She is asking for a judgment against her adversary. She is asking for justice. For some time this judge will not grant it, but eventually agrees to render a verdict because of this woman's persistence. Jesus says in this parable to hear what the unjust judge says. In other words, the logic Jesus is using again in His teaching is that if this woman can get a verdict from this unjust judge, how much more can we get a verdict from the just and righteous Judge, who is our Father. As we can see, Jesus places prayer in a judicial system and a courtroom. In none of Jesus' teachings did He ever place prayer on a battlefield. He painted a picture with His words of prayer being a child approaching a father, a friend approaching a friend and of one approaching the Judge who sits upon the throne. We can also see that we for our own life approach our Father with our own needs, our friend for the needs of others and the Judge when we are dealing with resistance and an adversary. This is a completely different model of "spiritual warfare" than perhaps we have understood before.
   Revelation chapter 12, verse 10 tells us that there is an accuser of the brothers that is accusing us before God day and night. This word "accuser" is the Greek word kategoros and it means a complainant at law, against one in the assembly. This is the same word used to describe the woman's "adversary" in Luke 18. Satan's strategy to keep us from what God has for us and through us is to accuse us in the courts of heaven. His function is a legal one against us. To further emphasize this, 1 Peter chapter 5, verse 8 says we have an adversary seeking to devour us. This word "adversary" is the Greek word antidikos and it means an opponent in a lawsuit. Clearly, Satan understands that the battle and conflict is a legal one. We must understand it as well.
   If we are going to get our "kingdom prayers" answered, we must realize we have to "win" in the courts of heaven first. The battle is a legal battle where we silence the accuser who has built a case to hold territory. We take the blood of Jesus and use His sacrifice to remove every legal right the devil has to resist us. This is a legal process in the spirit realm. Once this is done we can then march to the battlefield and win every time. Revelation 19:11 gives us the order that Jesus Himself uses to accomplish His will.
   Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.
Jesus "judges," which is judicial activity, and then He "makes war" which is battlefield. Once we have silenced the accuser and the adversary and gotten the verdict from our righteous Judge, then we march to the battlefield and win and advance the kingdom. God is our Father, our friend and also the Judge. All three of these are necessary to our prayer life and advancing the Kingdom of God.

Psalm 91

O you who dwell in the shelter of the Most high
and abide in the protection of Shaddai-
I say of the Lord, my refuge and stronghold, my God in whom I trust,
that He will save you from the fowler's trap, from the destructive plague.
He will cover you with His pinions; you will find refuge under His wing;
His fidelity is an encircling shield.
You need not fear terror by night, or the arrow that flies by day,
the plague that stalks in the darkness, or the scourge that ravages at noon.
A thousand may fall at your left side, ten thousand at your right,
but it shall not reach you.
You will see it with your eyes, you will witness the punishment of the wicked.
Because you took the Lord - my refuge, the Most High - as your haven,
no harm will befall you, no disease touch your tent.
For He will order His angels to guard you wherever you go.
They will carry you in their hands lest you hurt your foot on a stone.
You will tread on cubs and vipers; you will trample lions and asps.
Because he is devoted to Me I will deliver him; I will keep him safe,
for he knows My name.
When he calls on Me, I will answer him; I will be with him in distress;
I will rescue him and make him honored;
I will let him live to a ripe old age, and show him My salvation.


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