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#3 – Let the Word of God Take Over Your Mind
The second thing we’re to do is study and meditate on God’s Word until it takes over our mind and nothing can shake our confidence in it. We’ll learn to think like Abraham: “Being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; and being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform” (Romans 4:19-21).

Abraham didn’t focus on his negative circumstances. He didn’t meditate on his 100-year-old body or his very old and barren wife. He fixed his mind on God’s promises. He meditated on THE BLESSING until THE BLESSING controlled his mind.

Abraham’s thinking was so dominated by and saturated with THE BLESSING that when God told him to sacrifice Isaac, he didn’t even flinch. He was able to march up Mount Moriah with confidence because he figured after he obeyed God’s command and sacrificed that boy, God would raise him right back up.

We know that’s what Abraham was thinking because Hebrews 11:17-19 says: “By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.”

When you think about it, Abraham’s attitude was amazing because he didn’t know what we know about God. He’d never seen or heard of God raising anyone from the dead. Yet he was so fully persuaded that God would keep His promise to make him a father of many nations through Issac that he expected the impossible to happen.

If Abraham could be that fully persuaded, how much more should we be? We have inherited the same blessing, and ours has been guaranteed not just by the blood of animals like Abraham’s was, but by the precious blood of Jesus, God’s own Son!

What’s more, we don’t have to believe God with our own, natural mind like Abraham did. As born-again believers, we can think supernaturally because “we have the mind of Christ” (1 Corinthians 2:16). We have the mind of the Anointed One. Talk about having an advantage! That same kind of divine mind is available to us, but we have to take it by faith.

#4 – Call Things That Be Not As Though They Were
If we want to follow the faith of Abraham, we must begin to call things that be not as though they were. We must speak God’s Word over our minds and say, “I thank God my mind is as anointed as the mind of Jesus. THE BLESSING is working in me now and an anointed mind is part of my blessing. Praise God, I have a brilliant mind!” Then act on 2 Corinthians 10:3-6.

Once you start saying things like that, scriptural promises such as those in Deuteronomy 28 will come alive as you read them. That chapter spells out in detail the things that are included in THE BLESSING of Abraham. It says:

And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God. Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store. Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out. The Lord shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways. The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee….

“Do you really believe God will do those kinds of things for us?” you might ask.

Yes, I do because THE BLESSING of Deuteronomy 28 is our blessing! It has “come upon us” through Jesus. If we’ll connect with it like Abraham did, it will do for us what it’s always done. If we’ll fill our anointed minds with it by meditating those verses and speaking them over ourselves until we are fully persuaded, no matter how impossible our circumstances might appear to be, that blessing belongs to us. It will do for us the same thing it once did for Adam and Eve…and Abraham…and Jesus. It will empower us to be fruitful, multiply and have dominion in every area of life.

Some folks think that’s too good to be true. They claim we can never enjoy that kind of blessing on this earth. But I know we can, not only because the Bible says so but because I’ve proven it in my own life again and again.

When I was diagnosed with degenerative joint disease a few years ago, for example, I knew I had to connect with THE BLESSING to turn that condition around. So I did exactly what Abraham did. I considered not my body that was screaming in pain. I focused on THE BLESSING of God instead. I fixed my mind and my mouth on the fact that I was healed by the stripes of Jesus (1 Peter 2:24).

I called things that be not as though they were. I said, “I’m healed,” and I said it not just once or twice but countless times month after month.

I won’t kid you, it wasn’t easy. Sometimes I hurt so bad I thought I’d have to stuff a rag in my mouth to keep myself from talking about it. I’d sit on my back porch with heating pads wrapped around my legs and turn the heat up as high as it would go, hoping the heat would hurt bad enough to distract me from the pain in my joints.

It took effort to speak words of faith during that time. I was tempted to say things like, “Dear God, how long must I be in pain like this? How long before my healing comes?”

But I didn’t do that. I stuck with the truth. I locked on to THE BLESSING and refused to let go. I connected with that blessing by speaking, believing and acting on the Word of God and, sure enough, the impossible happened. I have MRIs to prove it. One shows my body with degenerative joint disease and ruptured disks in my back. The other, done some time later, shows all the disease is gone and all the disks healed, regenerated and standing tall!

That’s the kind of thing that happens when we make the faith connection. We open the door to THE BLESSING of God and His goodness pours into our lives. Sickness becomes health. Poverty becomes wealth. We start living like the overcomers God made us to be.

We discover for ourselves the lesson Abraham learned some 4,000 years ago: “This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”

Excerpt permission granted by Eagle Mountain International Church, Inc. 
aka: Kenneth Copeland Ministries

Author Biography

Kenneth Copeland
Web site: Kenneth Copeland Ministries
For the last 50 years Kenneth and Gloria Copeland have been passionately teaching Christians all over the world how to apply the principles of faith found in God’s WORD to their lives.

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