A Daily Word from the Word for Wednesday, October 23, 2013
“Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, ‘Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!’” – Mark 9:24
Notice that this man “immediately” cried out to Jesus for help. The Greek word for “immediately,” as used in this verse, is eutheos (pr. yoo-theh-oce) meaning “directly, at once” (Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance). Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines “directly” as “without delay.” When our belief starts to waiver, when we start to doubt; we must immediately, at once, without delay, call to the Father and start confessing the Word of God.
Ephesians 4:27 warns us to “give no place to the devil.” Other translations read “give no opportunity,” or “do not give the devil a foothold.” When you give in to delay, you are giving the devil a place in your situation to come against what you are believing God for. God further instructs “submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7).
There are many promises that I am standing on. Many times, the devil will try to come against these promises with doubt and unbelief. Without hesitation, and immediately, I retort out loud “devil, you are a lie! I do not receive your lies, I silence you with the Blood of Jesus! Now scat! Flee! Ride out!” and then I proceed to thank God in advance what I am anticipating from Him. That’s the way we must do it, sons and daughters of the Most High King!
Do not let the devil wear you out. On the contrary, you wear that despicable demon out! Guess what? You may have to confess and rebuke 100 times a day on a certain matter. If that is what you must do to keep your miracle in motion, then that’s what you do! Don’t you dare let that egg stealer cause you to abort your promise! Side note: I can’t take credit for the “miracle in motion” phrase, as this comes from my beloved apostle, Dr. Don Lyon. On many a Sunday, he will shout from the pulpit “How many of you have a miracle in motion?!” I love it!
Sometimes I am walking down the street, and I declare out loud “Oh the devil is a lie!” People look at me like I am crazy; but you know what? I don’t care! What I care about is giving glory to God through receiving everything that God has promised me; which means defeating the devil! I even have some of my guys in group saying it, and I love it! The more people that know how to fight against the enemy, the higher God is lifted up! And I want my God exalted and lifted high!
We must be loud in our conviction of our expected promises! The word “cried” as used here is krazo’ (pr. krad-zo) which is to “call aloud, exclaim.” When we call aloud the promises of God, we call them in; thus bringing them closer to us. When we call on the name of Jesus, He “helps” us. The Greek word for “help” is boetheo (pr. bo-ay-theh-o), which is “aid or relieve.” Webster defines “relieve” as “to free from a burden; to set free from an obligation, condition, or restriction.”
My brothers and sisters, who the Son sets free is free indeed! (John 8:36). Jesus sets us free from every bondage and hindrance. Unbelief is a condition for some, and a burden or restriction for others; but either way, it must go because it is not of God.
Whereas, to “believe” is pisteuo (pr. pist-yoo-o), meaning “to entrust one’s spiritual well-being to Christ;” “unbelief” is apista (pr. ap-is-tee-ah), which is “disbelief, want of Christian faith.”
We must focus on our belief in order to allow God to dispel our unbelief; and not the other way around. We must cry out without delay to the One in Whom we entrust our entire spiritual well-being. And we must believe that all things are possible with God, because anything else simply isn’t true.
Father, we believe. Help our unbelief! Most True God, we call on You to remove all doubt and grant us unquestioning faith. We implore You to grant us the gift of faith that is pleasing to You; and which causes You to move in a mighty way on our behalf. In Jesus Name, we thank You that we believe with an everlasting faith. Amen and Amen!
Take action! Challenge your thinking! Choose to believe what God says about you. Faith believes what God said. Choose to build yourself up daily with God’s Word. Do not grow weary of resisting the devil, because he must flee from you! Do not allow the thief to steal your promise by causing you to abort it. And continue to fight the good fight of believing without unbelief; for God, your Promise Keeper, has already given you the victory!
If you have never received Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, I encourage you to do it today, right now, by saying this prayer out loud: “Jesus, forgive me for my sins. I am sorry. I truly desire to be saved and reconciled back to God, my Father, through You. I receive Your sinless Blood as payment in full for my sins—past, present, and future. I now call You my Lord and Savior, and invite You to live within my heart, and to permanently live within me. I make You Lord over me and over my life from this moment on. Amen.” Congratulations! You are now a child of God, made whole and made new, by the Blood of Jesus Christ!
God tells us that we are blessed to be a blessing (Genesis 12:2). Be a blessing to someone by sending them this word of encouragement. If God did not already put someone in your spirit and on your heart that needs to read this uplifting message from above, simply ask your Heavenly Father who to bless on today. Forward this message right now by email, facebook, or twitter.
Jesus is coming soon!
May God Bless you and keep you always.
With warmest regards,
And, in service of The Most High King,
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All references to Hebrew and Greek words and meanings, unless otherwise noted, are taken from the New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance © 1990 by Thomas Nelson Publishing. All dictionary references are taken from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary © 2013, unless otherwise noted.