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Nov212016

From Beggars to Believers

Many of us are anxious about the future. Instability, uncertainty, lawlessness, and the love of many growing cold is enough to make any of us despair. Some of us feel that God has left us powerless to deal with these things alone. But is it really just fate for this world to beat us up until we can all make it to heaven? Andrew Wommack recently visited Pastor Mac Hammond’s church in Minnesota and explained what Christians already have in their born-again spirits. He helped those attending shift the focus from being beggars to
being believers.

Andrew explained the difference between the two: “God anticipated every problem that we’ll ever have, and He created the supply before we ever had the need. Therefore, this changes our whole relationship to God. Instead of being beggars who are coming to God, asking God to do something, we should be people coming to God, believing the record that God has given us of what He’s already done—how He’s already made the supply. And instead of being beggars, we need to be enforcers that take it and believe and speak and release the power of God.”

Andrew invested his time in Minnesota by reminding Christians of what the Lord has already done and given. God has not left you comfortless (John 14:16-18). Whenever you, a son or daughter of God, feel overwhelmed or ill-equipped to handle something, turn your attention to what Jesus has already given you. It’s empowering to realize that the only Person you have to lean on is Him.

Andrew continued, “And sad to say, too many ministers are making people dependent upon them. I [haven’t] got an ax to grind with anybody. I’m just making an observation that I think this is one of the weaknesses in the body of Christ. The average person sitting in the pew can’t lead a person to the Lord, can’t get healed on their own, doesn’t operate in the prosperity that they should, and they’re dependent. And they’re always coming and asking us to do the praying. I don’t mind praying for people. I enjoy praying for people. But you know what? It is super ineffective to have you depend on me. It’s just not the way that God intended it to be.”

Are you looking for someone to rise up and save the day? If you haven’t found that person yet, maybe it’s because God is waiting on you to rise up.

“Most people do not take responsibility for trusting and believing God [for] themselves, but they run to others and, in a sense, put the responsibility for their miracle upon others…. You need to lift up your head and see past the physical things and see into the spiritual realm and recognize that this is a great time to be alive. Man, when it’s dark out there, your little light shines like a floodlight. Amen. The darker it gets, the more your light can shine. We need to look at things differently. You need to stir yourself up and say that this is a great day to be alive.”

All in all, Andrew stirred the people to remember who they are in Christ and to walk dependent only on God. It is time to realize what you have as a son or daughter of God! Stand up and respond to what the Holy Spirit is leading you to do. God has empowered you to walk in victory, no matter the circumstances. Choose today to be someone who “laughs without fear of the future” (Prov. 31:25, New Living Translation).

If this has encouraged you, share a comment below.

 

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Reader Comments (7)

This really stood out for me. As I read this, I believe the Holy Spirit quickened to me that the reason God gave us His power is for us to use it. He gave us power and authority which is right to use power. If God desired for us to receive through other people, He wouldn't have given us His power in the first place. It's ok to go to others to receive until we know what we have and learn how to use it. But basically the reason God gave us His power is because He wants us to be fully equipped and be able to stand on our own. Its still His power not ours. Be He intends for us to use it.

November 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterIyke Chikwendu

I have been listening to Andrew for quite many years but somehow recently when I came across some incidents in life, I remained quite passive and powerless but it suddenly got struck in my mind that I have no doubt that God could heal and make us prosper and also we have already got all these things but I missed out the point we have to claim authority for these things to be manifested physically. Thank. You Jesus once again, this fills me with the enthusiasm that I would make my equipment ready for the mission.

November 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterVanaja

This is actually liberating to know what God did for me even before I became born again. Knowledge is power. I have all and I am no longer a begger. Thanks to ministry of about Andrew Womack which has been a blessing to me over the years. God enlarge your coast in Jesus' name.

November 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLatuji

As I read this, I felt the heart of the Father to empower ME and YOU - to walk - to see- to accomplish in the Kingdom - to see how it works - to actually participate in it and to stand up on our own. This is the heart of a parent. I can not tell you how gratifying it is to see your child do the right thing, to make a wise choice and to take care of themselves. Like learning to ride a bike, once the child is flying forward it becomes simple and the child is joyful because suddenly the world makes sense. This is the clarity and joy of learning how the Kingdom works and taking our rightful place in it. Our Father is so great and so deep, we will never stop learning from Him. I thank God our eternal walk will be WITH HIM - I believe it blesses God for us to learn and grow in His Kingdom - and that makes me so happy to know I can do something for Him -

November 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAletha Lane

This has encouraged me, thank you so much! It is time for me to rise up and quite blaming other people for my problems and start praising God! I have heaven on the inside of me. This Thanksgiving I was thinking of staying home, but now I want to go out and be the light. I believe I know my calling.

November 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDina

Your story is like from Zero to Hero. Awesome, still I loved it because it inspires me. Continue doing the same.

November 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterYogesh

Just to say I read this too and all the comments to date. So very encouraging.
Praise be to God.
Thank you each one for writing and sharing.
God Bless You.

November 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Cholawo

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