2 Cor 10:4-5 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but MIGHTY THROUGH GOD to the pulling down of strong holds;) casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. [Emphasis mine]
The weapons given to us for the pulling down of every stronghold are MIGHTY THROUGH GOD! Said another way, these weapons employ the SUPERNATURAL power of God Himself to knock down the walls of every stronghold and drive the enemies completely out of our lives forever. One of these SUPERNATURAL weapons is the spoken Word of God. The following is an excerpt from a teaching at our website titled, "Tapping Into God's Power."
One of the questions I am most frequently asked is, "Gary, really, how do I tap into the power of God?" Many of these people come with desperate situations already upon them. Everything from having just been diagnosed with a terminal disease, to imminent divorce, to imminent bankruptcy, some of them even contemplating suicide. This is a serious question and I never take it lightly.
Oftentimes, however, when I give them the true answer to their question, it sounds so "simplistic" to them that they become offended like Naaman the Syrian. Remember him? He was a powerful military leader who had leprosy. He came to the prophet in Israel expecting to receive some "great word" from the prophet. The prophet simply told him to go dip seven times in the Jordan River. Naaman became so offended by this "simplistic" instruction that he nearly returned to Syria without obeying the word of the Lord. Had he done so he most certainly would have died a leper. Thank God he obeyed and received his miracle and was healed.
Most people that ask me the question "How do I tap into the power of God?" reject the answer by NEVER ACTUALLY DOING IT! All those that do it receive their miracle. All of those that do not do it forsake their miracle. It is as simple as that. Period! What is the answer to their question? It can be found in the following verses:
Isa 55:10-11 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
There is only one way to "return God's Word unto Him" and that is by CONFESSING IT AS BEING PRESENT TENSE TRUTH IN YOUR LIFE! This is the faith of our father Abraham. He had to begin calling himself the father of many nations (Calling those things which be not as though they were) long before his son Isaac was ever conceived in the womb of Sarah. There simply is no separating the power of the Holy Spirit from the spoken Word of God! Get this; the Lord said to me, "The Holy Spirit will not manifest the unspoken word of God for anybody...not even God the Father! The Holy Spirit would still be brooding over the face of the waters today waiting for the SPOKEN Words 'Let there be light!'"
Jesus called the Holy Spirit the "finger of God" after He had cast out a devil. The Holy Spirit is the "MANIFESTER!" If people could just get a revelation that He manifests the SPOKEN WORD of God, to the point that they would actually begin SPEAKING the Word of God, they would soon find that they had finally tapped into the POWER of God!
It was as Abraham confessed the "promise" that the Holy Spirit began changing Abraham and Sarah's bodies at the molecular level, causing sufficient change that Sarah actually began ovulating again (she was long past menopause) and causing sufficient change in Abraham that he became virile again. But if Abraham had not been obedient to "speak the promise" as if it were already so in his life ("I am the father of many nations") the Holy Spirit would NEVER have manifested those changes ... God's will or not! The number one way that the Holy Spirit works in the earth is ...He manifests the SPOKEN Word!
So, no matter what problems people come to me with: health, marital, financial, children, etc., etc., my counsel to them is always the same: "Find two or three promises from the Word of God that cover your case. Begin worshipping God for these promises and begin saying them out of your mouth as if they were already manifested in your life. Quit speaking the negative circumstances, COMPLETELY! Keep saying about yourself what the Word says about you. The Holy Spirit will manifest those promises in your life."
That's it! Simple! Too simple for most folks to accept! Yet it is the power of God! It works every time for those that do it! There are no exceptions! There are no difficulties that are too hard for the Holy Spirit! There are no special cases! This always works! Period! Even those that "try it" usually fail because they become "weary in well doing" and quit before the manifestation comes. But it will always come if they do not. It is through faith AND patience that we possess the promises. Amen?
If you have access to the Internet, you can read the remainder of this teaching at our website by going to http://www.garycarpenter.org/tapinto.html. If you do not have access to the Internet, please write and ask for a copy of the complete message, "Tapping Into God's Power" and we will be happy to mail it to you.
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