Walk in Privilege

To walk in privilege is to walk in faith knowing that we walk in the power of God. To walk in the will of our Father is to walk in boldness, without fear, trusting that He has already delivered us from evil, that He has already given us a full measure of faith, and that we are (past tense) healed by His stripes. God included a story about a man who approached Jesus with a wee bit of faith. This dad had brought his son who had fits of seizures to the disciples, but they could not heal his kid. Jesus ashamed about the lack of faith and unbelief of His disciples said “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you?” Matthew 17:17 KJV — Jesus continued and said bring the kid to Me and then Jesus rebuked the devil and the devil departed and the child was cured. The disciples asked Jesus why they were unable to heal the kid. Jesus replied “Because of your unbelief, for verily I say unto you IF you have faith as a grain of a mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.” Matthew 17:19 KJV —The Word of God says “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 KJV — “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.” John 14:12 KJV — Hold onto your faith in the indwelt Spirit of God to do greater works—through you.

From the beginning God Almighty intended for us to be whole, to be well, and trust Him at His word. “Be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is — that good and acceptable, and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:2 KJV — The truth of God, and our knowledge of His divine power — increases — as He renews our mind when we read the Scriptures. If we invest our time studying the schemes of the world, if we study the polls and statistics of athletes, what does that profit you? If we choose to seek understanding of a diagnosis, rather than the Word of God, we have invested time corrupting God’s word to the point of UNBELIEF. The powerful fact is that through the full package of our salvation — from the moment we believed – we were indwelt with the supernatural presence and power of the Holy Spirit, delivered from the attacks of Satan, healed by His stripes, as our souls continue to prosper. Are you walking in the full counsel of God? “According —as His divine power hath given unto us (past tense) ALL things that pertain unto LIFE and godliness, (ALL includes faith, power, healing, authority) through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory.” 2 Peter 1:3 KJV –God called us to be His servants, His ministers of power, healing and grace. Therefore, we choose to be holy and speak the truth obediently “in all manner of conversation” 1 Peter 1:15 KJV —In all manner of conversation means as we think privately, secretly, silently on the word of God, what we treasure in our hearts, comes up out of our mouths in all manner of ministering conversations. Remember that we will be held accountable for every word of life — or doubt that we speak.

Understand that we have already been given His power to command health, to destroy demonic oppression and possession, and to walk in victory. We have been given a FULL measure of faith. The same amount of faith God gave Paul, He gave us. As obedient children of God – we do NOT fashion ourselves, or drench our minds with worldviews. Because our spirit has been changed, we no longer speak and act in the way we were once so persuaded, and comfortable in believing and speaking. “according to former lusts in your ignorance.” 1 Peter 1:14 KJV — We were once stupid, without knowledge of God and His ways. PONDER THIS OFTEN. The faith of Jesus was imparted unto us — does not grow. We have already received a full measure of faith when we believed. We grow and mature as Christians by reading His Word so that we can fully grasp the power of faith we were given. We simply must release the power of such a great faith. The faith of Jesus has been given to us. Allow the mind of Christ to dwell richly in you as you trust this fact. We are wise to fully embrace the power of the Holy Spirit in us to heal and and walk by faith, not by sight. “These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.” 1 Peter 1:7 — “It gave me great joy when some believers came and testified about your faithfulness to the truth, telling how you continue to walk in it.” 3 John 1:3 —“Therefore, since we have a great High Priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.” Hebrews 4:14 — “Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.” 1 Timothy 3:13 —“Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.” Matthew 15:28 NIV

“and we have KNOWN (by the reading the Scriptures) and believed (past tense) the love that God hath for us. God is love; and He that dwelleth in love, dwelleth in God, and God in him.” 1 John 4:16 KJV — As we dwell, abide, think on these things, contemplate the truth – we are living in Christ and our love is made perfect. Empowered by this perfect love, we drive out fear, sickness and demons and we walk boldly in the privilege of bringing God glory. We walk in divine health knowing “because as He is, so are we in this world.” 1 John 4:17 KJV — God has given us the Holy Spirit for His purpose and glory. “Hereby KNOW we—that we dwell in Him, and He in us, because He hath given us of His Spirit.” 1 John 4:13 KJV — Our intentional, continual praise will result in joy as we walk in faith. As we experience His perfect love which cast out all fear, we enjoy health, safety, power, strength, joy and the satisfaction that our Father is pleased by our faith in His Son Jesus. “He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will” Ephesians 1:5 — “He made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ.” Ephesians 1:9 — “For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in Him”. Colossians 1:19 — “when God, who set me apart from my mother’s womb and called me by His grace, was pleased to reveal His Son in me so that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, my immediate response was not to consult any human being.” Galatians 1:15 — Do not consult WEB MD – consult GOD, listen and obey His word and walk in the fullness of your salvation.

It is a privilege to represent God and walk in His full counsel. We are either a member of the wretched faithless generation or we trust God and His Word. Do we believe that our gift of faith is equal to that of Jesus? Did not Jesus say that greater things we would do in His name? Do we trust that we can cast out demons, heal the sick and speak with the authority He gave us? Because of unbelief, people trust in whatever the doctor says rather than what God already said. When people do not embrace the full package of salvation, when allergy season rolls around, they believe they will get sick and need medication. The word of God said that we possess “the faith of Jesus.” God expects that we take hold of the faith of Jesus and command sickness to depart. Why cry out for more faith or for Jesus to do something more when He has already done it all? “It is finished” is what Jesus cried out from the cross. We therefore accept the fullness of our gift of faith, knowing we are complete and whole in Christ. The completeness of Christ in us, is His hope for glory. Our salvation package includes the power of the Holy Spirit, deliverance from evil, health and the prosperity of our souls eternally. “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thess 5:9 —“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 — “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1 — “let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.” Hebrews 10:22

“I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” Philippians 4:12 Paul personally experienced God’s full provision of an eternal deliverance from the ways of the world Not only did Paul have a sound mind, but in the midst of prison and through his tortures of being whipped, beaten with rods, 3 shipwrecks and stoned, Paul clung to the truth that he had the mind of Christ. “Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities” 2 Corinthians 12:9 In context scripturally, Paul’s infirmities was not sickness, but it was all the hardships he endured for the Gospel. Paul was offended, he lived in the wilderness, he faced false accusations, he was weary, in pain, hungry, thirsty, cold, naked as he was forced to fast daily without food. Paul chose to glory in his weakness and continue to encourage others to NOT give up.

Paul called his work “more abundant” more important than comfort and ease. He was disliked, rejected, lost at sea, was robbed by his own people, and survived many perils. He said “I will glory of the things (spiritual attacks) which concern mine infirmities” 2 Corinthians 11:25-30 Like Paul, we too endure hardships or attacks against our flesh when we walk about representing Jesus. We invite God to search our hearts and reveal to us any root of bitterness, any sort of denial or unbelief in His word, any anxious thought or worry, any attitude that hinders our walk. Paul considered his labors more valuable than his comfort. Sickness and hardship are attacks as Satan gave Paul a thorn in his flesh, NOT God. The attacks of Satan came as Paul persisted in singing God praise in prison. Being lifted up, exalted by God for your faithfulness is a threat to Satan. As his jailers noticed Paul’s walk of victory, Satan noticed too and he made Paul his target. “Lest Paul be exalted by God above measure.” 2 Corinthians 12:7 Apply Scripture to your heart, body and mind. Consider What do I have?

The whole truth is found in Scripture. Andrew Wommack has personally seen God perform miracles. His son was dead, turning blue with a toe tag in the morgue. Andrew prayed and watched his son arise from the dead. Miracles occurred then, and miracles happen today among those who believe. We trust God at His word or we do not. If your doctor has diagnosed you with …. it is a choice to believe in man, or God. Read “God Wants You Well” by Andrew Wommack. Andrew answers why ALL people do not always get healed. ”Then the oil stopped flowing.” 2 Kings 4:1-6 The blessings continue to flow as long as we provide the receptacle, a willing heart. Andrew Wommack backs up every word he speaks with Scripture. There are a bunch of blab it and grab it false teachers out there, but Andrew Wommack is not one of them. Andrew does not pastor any church, he built a Bible School.

March 23, 1968, was the day that Andrew Wommack’s life changed forever. God showed him just what supernatural love was really about, and Andrew’s theology transformed. God was a loving father that accepted him unconditionally and desired genuine fellowship with him. Ever since that day, Andrew has been taking the love of God as far and as deep as he can. He has written nearly forty books and hundreds of lessons. He began broadcasting the Gospel of grace and healing through his Gospel Truth television program and expanded in the digital age with his internet television network GospelTruth.TV and his website, awmi.net. In 1994, he founded Charis Bible College. What started as a vision in a small building has grown to more than fifty campuses around the world and thousands of students learning to walk in the power of God. In 2016, he established the Truth & Liberty Coalition, an organization dedicated to mobilizing the church to engage in public discourse. Andrew and his wife, Jamie, have been married for nearly fifty years. The Lord never told us to make converts. He called us to make disciples. It is not true that some people are called just to have their sins forgiven and others to become disciples. Being a disciple is God’s plan for every Christian. 

“And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate (Helper, Counselor) to help you and be with you forever.” John 14:16 NIV —Our Father kept His promise and sent the Holy Spirit, our Advocate intercedes on our behalf when our UNBELIEF negates our faith. 10 Reasons It’s Better to Have the Holy Spirit. Published on: Jul 8, 2022 by Andrew Wommack. “Have you ever felt like it would be easier if Jesus were right there next to you? Well, Jesus Himself said we have something better—the Holy Spirit. And having the Holy Spirit is better than having Jesus here in His physical body. Read John 16:7. How can we better understand the ministry of the Holy Spirit? First, place a HIGH value on what Jesus said about the Holy Spirit. AGREE with ALL of what the Bible teaches. Expect significant growth in your walk with the Lord. • Jesus lives in all born-again believers by the Holy Spirit. • When you were born again, mankind’s sinful nature was taken out of you and replaced with God’s nature. • The indwelling Spirit should be like a river flowing out of us. • The Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth.” Do NOT reject the word of God. Every word of scripture was God breathed and the Spirit of God will lead us into all truth. Our God is faithful to His word.

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  2. Andrew Wommack website has lots of free resources. “The Lord never told us to make converts. He called us to make disciples. It is not true that some people are called just to have their sins forgiven and others to become disciples. Being a disciple is God’s plan for every Christian. There is only one instance in all of the New Testament where believers are called Christians. “Disciple” or “disciples,” used 569 times in the New Testament, are the names attached to those who truly believed in Jesus. The Lord intended for us to produce disciples.” Andrew Wommack

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  3. The Sovereignty of God – by Andrew Wommack. “The word “sovereign” is not used in the King James Version of the Bible. It is used 303 times in the Old Testament of the New International Version, but it is always used in association with the word “LORD” and is the equivalent of the King James Version’s “LORD God.” Not a single one of those times is the word “sovereign” used in the manner that it has come to be used in religion in our day and time.

    Religion has resulted in the invention of a new meaning for the word “sovereign,” which basically means God controls everything. Nothing can happen but what He wills or allows. However, there is nothing in the actual definition that states that. The dictionary defines “sovereign” as, “1. Paramount; supreme. 2. Having supreme rank or power. 3. Independent: a sovereign state. 4. Excellent.” None of these definitions means that God controls everything.

    It is assumed that since God is paramount or supreme that nothing can happen without His approval. That is not what the Scriptures teach. In 2 Peter 3:9, Peter said, “The Lord is…not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” This clearly states that it is not the Lord’s will for anyone to perish, but people are perishing. Jesus said, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat” (Matt. 7:13). Relatively few people are saved compared to the number that are lost. God’s will for people concerning salvation is not being accomplished.

    This is because the Lord gave us the freedom to choose. He doesn’t will anyone into hell. He paid for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:2; 1 Tim. 4:10), but we must choose to put our faith in Christ and receive His salvation. People are the ones choosing hell by not choosing Jesus as their Savior. It is the free will of man that damns them, not God.

    People virtually have to climb over the roadblocks that God puts in their way to continue on their course to hell. The cross of Christ and the drawing power of the Holy Spirit are obstacles that every sinner encounters. No one will ever stand before God and be able to fault Him for withholding the opportunity to be saved. The Lord woos every person to Him, but we have to cooperate. Ultimately, the Lord simply enforces the consequences of people’s own choices.

    God has a perfect plan for every person’s life (Jer. 29:11), but He doesn’t make us walk that path. We are free moral agents with the ability to choose. He has told us what the right choices are (Deut. 30:19), but He doesn’t make those choices for us. God gave us the power to control our destinies.

    Typical teaching on the sovereignty of God puts Jesus in the driver’s seat with us as passengers. On the surface that looks good. All of us have encountered the disastrous results of doing our own thing. We desire to be led of the Lord, and teaching that nothing happens but what God wills fits that nicely. However, the Scriptures paint a picture of each of us being behind the wheel of our own lives. We are the one doing the driving. We are supposed to take directions from the Lord, but He doesn’t do the driving for us.

    Man has been given the authority over his own life, but he must have the Lord’s direction to succeed. Jeremiah 10:23 says, “O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.” God created us to be dependent upon Him and our independence is at the root of all our problems. As if it wasn’t bad enough for man to try to run his affairs independently of God and His standards, it has been made even worse by religion teaching us that all our problems are actually blessings from God. That is a faith killer. It makes people totally passive.

    James 4:7 says, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” This verse makes it clear that some things are from God, and some from the devil. We must submit to the things that are of God and resist the things that are from the devil. The word “resist” means, “Actively fight against.” Saying “Whatever will be will be” is not actively fighting against the devil.

    If a person really believed that God is the one who put sickness on them because He is trying to work something for good in their life, then they should not go to the doctor or take any medicine. That would be resisting God’s plans. They should let the sickness run its course and thereby get the full benefit of God’s correction. Of course, no one advocates that. That is absurd. It is even more absurd to believe that God is the one behind the tragedy.

    Acts 10:38 says that Jesus healed all those who were oppressed OF THE DEVIL. It was not God who oppressed them with sickness. It was the devil. It’s the same today. Sickness is from the devil, not from God. We need to resist sickness and, by faith, submit ourselves to healing, which is from God through the atonement of Christ.

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