You can Have what You can See!

June 23, 2016

Mark 11:23-24

For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive [them], and ye shall have [them].

You can Have what You can See!

In this passage Jesus speaks to the quality and the intensity of our faith.  The quality of faith that Jesus speaks of here is one that is not believing one day and doubting the next.  The faith that Jesus speaks of here if a finished work faith.  When faith is exercised and spoken it is regarded as done.  It doesn’t look at the circumstances or the natural to confirm its beliefs.  It is simply spoken into the heavens and it is reckoned as done in Christ.  Rarely do we possess and exercise that kind of faith.  

One of the areas that the Lord has been dealing with my heart about is the attitude and the capacity of my mind.  I tend to always see why I can’t do, or have something, rather than seeing how I can.  That mindset limits my vision and my limited vision limits my faith, which in turn, limits my capacity to receive all that I could have.  What I see in myself, I see prevalent in much of the body of Christ, we have a very limited vision.  If we pray for the blessing, outpouring and anointing of God upon our lives, but if we have not increased our capacity to receive it then we are going to have a mess if we receive it.  Many people that win the lottery and suddenly find themselves with millions of  dollars, later find their lives in ruins, because they didn’t have the capacity in the mindset and vision to receive what they did.  They were putting new wine in old wineskins and they couldn’t contain it. 

The Lord is speaking to me that I can’t keep thinking and doing things the same old way I always have and expect different results.  If I want my circumstances to change then first my thinking has to change.  I have to stretch my vision and stretch my thinking to believe that I have and can do things that I never have before.  You see, our greatest limitation is between our two ears.  We tend to think that if that is not the way we have always done it or the way it’s been done before we can’t change that.  We can!  

I believe that God wants to explode upon our lives.  He doesn’t want just another revival where the Spirit comes upon a people.  He wants a revival where His life is manifested through a people.  If God’s people are still locked into their limitation and shortcomings then they will never be able to see that ‘greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.’  God is wanting to speak to us what He spoke to the Laodicean Church in Revelation 3: 17-22, “You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. 18I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see. 19Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent. 20Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him,and he with me. 21To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”  We in this country think we have so much, that we are so rich and in need of nothing when in reality we are exactly what the Spirit said of the Loadicean Chruch.  We need a renewing of our minds and our thinking if we are going to move into the realm of the overcomer that the Spirit of the Lord has called us to be.  God is stirring up His people in this hour.  It is no longer a time to sit back in the pew, sing songs and be spoon-fed.  It is time to find out who you are in Christ and to come forth in the ministry of that calling.  The first thing that has to happen is that you have to have the faith to believe who you are. Then you have to have the faith to begin to become who you are in Christ and that isn’t going to look anything like what you have been in the natural, so quit going there.  

People of God, we must lay hold of a vision in this hour.  It is a vision that is greater than what what our forefather’s knew.  They laid a foundation, now our generation is called to build the house. We have entered into the day of the Lord.  David stored up for the temple, but it was Solomon that built it.  We have to begin to see what Christ wants to bring forth through His body of believers in the earth and then respond in fullness of faith to that vision and calling.  People around you and everything in your natural man may say, “you can’t to do that, who do you think you are?”  

You are a son and daughter of the Most High God and there is nothing that impossible to those who believe and operate out of His life and nature.  God is bringing forth His kingdom that is no longer subject to nature but rules in power and dominion over nature.  

Rather it is in our daily living or our spiritual living, we must come into an increase in the capacity of our thinking and our faith.  It is a time to cast off the limitations and restraints we have placed upon ourselves because of where we come from, education, race, sex, status or mental capacity.  What God is bringing you into is not by might, nor by power, but by His Spirit, thus saith the Lord!

We need to get a greater vision and we need to know from God that if we can see it, if we can believe for it, we can have it.  Cast of f the restraints of natural thinking.  Come into the mind of Christ and see yourself in Him.  I have seen my dreams come true and my vision fulfilled when I kept this scripture before me in Numbers 11:23, “And the Lord said to Moses, Is the Lord’s hand waxed short?  Thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not.”  

Dare to change your thinking.  Dare to believe that you can do whatever the Lord is directing and opening up before you.  Quit looking to you and your limitations and get your eyes on the Most High God who knows no limitation.  Come into the identity and promise of who you are in Christ and begin to fulfill and step out into your ministry in Him.  You will see the waters part before you as you, by faith, wade out into them.




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