The Spirit of God is leading today’s generation of Christians to understand how to walk in victory by believing and confessing the promises of God. These teachings are not new, they have been found in the Bible since the holy scriptures were compiled. But in the past, Bible teachers emphasized a lifestyle of pain and suffering. Through their teachings, they had stripped God’s word of its supernatural power, the word of God was presented much like a book of history. In these last days, we need to learn how to operate in the realm of the supernatural. God is teaching us how to utilize his power and authority to bring our circumstances under his authority.
We need to understand key spiritual principles in order to walk in victory and to see God’s power demonstrated in our lives. The concept of God’s grace has to be understood; God blesses us based on his grace and not because of our works. We also have to understand that the spiritual creates the physical. God gives us the answer to our prayers in the spiritual realm first, and our faith brings that spiritual reality into physical manifestation. This is why we read from God’s word, “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever yedesire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” (Mark 11:24). We have to believe that God has given us our request when we pray, not when we see the blessing. In other words when we pray the prayer of faith, we consider our request to have already been granted because it actually exists in the spiritual realm. We also must understand a very much neglected principle, our faith should be in God, above his promises.
What values does a promise have? A promise is only as good as the one who is making it. If a liar told you that he was going to give you a new car, would you believe him? We have such great faith in the promises of God because they come from an all-powerful loving Father. We understand that God cannot lie, Titus 1:2. And we know that God is on our side. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.” (Jeremiah 29:11,12).
Learn to look beyond the promises of God to the one who is giving you the promise. Study God’s word to understand the character of God. Have faith in God, and you can have faith in his word.