Creflo Dollar: Believe and Receive

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Did you know that everything God has promised in His Word has already been done? The only thing we have to do is believe and receive what rightfully belongs to us by faith. People of faith always have a good report because they are constantly walking by what the Word says and not by what their five physical senses are telling them. To live the life of faith means to live in full assurance of the finished work of Christ.

There are three ingredients of faith: belief, trust, and confidence. Mark 11:24 says, “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” Anything that can be found in the Word has already been granted to you; however, you must believe that you will get it. You can’t say you are believing something and you are not trusting. Trust is maintaining a committed stance on what God has said. When you trust in something, you have full confidence in it.

A great illustration of confidence that is born out of trust is to think about when you sit in a chair. You trust that a chair is going to be able to hold your weight, and, therefore, you are confident that if you sit in it you will be secure. Most people have no questions when it comes to believing in a chair’s ability to support them. However, when it comes to God and the things He has promised us, people tend to lack absolute confidence. The way to build it up is to meditate on the Word of God and think about all the things He has already done. Has He ever let you down or failed to come through for you? Think about the many situations you have been in where God showed Himself strong on your behalf. You can trust in Him as your source of all things.

Laying hold of the promises of God means adopting an ownership mentality. This is not a mentality that is waiting for God to do something, but is one that knows what already belongs to you. The person with an ownership mentality says, “I OWN healing, deliverance, abundance, and prosperity. These things are mine!” We actually get the promises to manifest in this physical realm by releasing our faith in the grace of God that is available to bring them out of the spiritual realm and into the natural. Ephesians 2:8 says, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” It is through God’s grace that each of the promises are at your disposal.

It’s hard to have faith when you don’t have understanding of the Word of God, which is why it is important to attend a church that is actually teaching you how to live by faith. Traditional, religious mind-sets convince you that you have to try to get God to do something, but the truth is, He has already done it. Instead of praying to God to heal you, declare and admit that healing exists inside of you right now. Healing isn’t being made in some healing factory; it is already in existence! Declare that you have faith in the grace of God versus faith in your own ability to get God to move.

No matter what you are going through, or what your five physical senses are telling you, don’t allow your life to be led by your sensory mechanisms. Facts can change on a daily basis, but the truth of God’s Word never changes. It has the power to change and rearrange the facts. All God is looking for is someone who will believe and receive what He has already done.

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Creflo Dollar: How Great a Love

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by: Creflo Dollar

When we consider people we see at random, it’s very likely that many of them don’t know what true love is really all about. They may think they do, based on the romantic love depicted on television and in movies. But when we pick up our Bible and begin studying it, our eyes are opened to its true meaning. Love comes directly from God, and He has deliberately aimed it squarely at us.

The Bible is like a long, sincere love letter from God. We read about how He formed us in His own image, gave us dominion over the earth and everything in it, and then sent His only Son to save us when we got in trouble. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved” (John 3:16, 17, NKJV). God sent His own Son to hang on a cross and die for us. How many people do you know who would go that far for you and me?

Most people just look at the “here and now,” which is the physical world we can see. But we’re only here for a few years, and then we’re gone. What happens after we leave this earth? For some people, this is too scary to contemplate, but Jesus’ death and resurrection turns an uncertain future into a promise of eternal life. “In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins”  (1 John 4:9, 10, NKJV).

Despite our flaws and shortcomings, God has loved us from the beginning. Regardless of what mistakes we make or what kind of trouble we may get into, His feelings for us don’t change over time. We are wonderfully made, according to His specifications and the plans He had for us before the beginning of time. “The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: ‘Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you’” (Jeremiah 31:3, NKJV).

God wants us to accept His Son, Who is love in earthly form, and the exact image of the Father. When we follow what the Word of God says, we are walking in His truth. Doing this opens our eyes to His true nature. “For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth” (Psalm 26:3). God wants to establish a relationship with us, through the knowledge of Jesus.

God’s love never falters, never runs “hot and cold,” and nothing can tear us away from His embrace. It’s always rock solid, and we can depend on it. “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord”  (Romans 8:35, 37-39). Let Him love you!

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Creflo Dollar: Safety and Deliverance in God

Safety and Deliverance in God - - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar Ministriesby: Creflo Dollar

Safety and security are concerns that are always on everyone’s mind lately. With the rash of violence reported daily in the media, nerves are on edge and stress levels are high. If we had only ourselves to depend on, we’d be in real trouble. Fortunately, we have God’s promise of perfect protection for those who believe His Word.

Gun sales are up, and the burglar alarm industry is booming. People make decisions based on fear, and television fuels that fear. Although we arm ourselves and hope we’re strong enough on our own to resist an attack, the world can punch holes in our perceived shell of protection. But God delivers those who trust in Him. “I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.’ Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; his truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you. No evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways” (Psalm 91:2-7, 10, 11, NKJV).

I’ve written about this before, but it bears repeating because this is so important to so many people. God makes a pretty powerful promise here, and He spells it out in explicit detail so there’s no misunderstanding.  He knows how scary life can get, but he reassures us we’re safe all the time, even when we’re most vulnerable. “When you lie down, you shall not be afraid; yes, you shall lie down, and your sleep shall be sweet. Be not afraid of sudden terror and panic, nor of the stormy blast or the storm and ruin of the wicked when it comes [for you will be guiltless], for the Lord shall be your confidence, firm and strong, and shall keep your foot from being caught [in a trap or some hidden danger]” (Proverbs 3:24-26, AMP).

When we choose to trust God for our ultimate safety, we stand out from the rest of the world. We may even be criticized for it. But when we meditate on God’s promise to deliver us from evil, we can rest easy. “I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord sustained me. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people who have set themselves against me all around” (Psalm 3:5, 6, NKJV). When God is on our side, it doesn’t matter who decides to make us their enemy.

David wrote this psalm when he was on the run from King Saul, who had set himself against the boy and vowed to kill him. The devil was working through the king, but God kept David safe and delivered him from harm. It worked for him, and it will work for us as well. “But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one” (2 Thessalonians 3:3, NKJV). He is our supernatural guardian Who watches over us!

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