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Monday
Sep112017

No Bullying Zone

“You’re not running your race to obtain the victory. The victory has already been won. It was delivered to you at the starting block. You’re coming from the victory. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to not become distracted by things that try to tell you that you’re without the victory, that you’re in lack. Don’t be deceived. You’re not operating from a deficit. You have what it takes. Keep running!”

The Lord surprised me one evening when He spoke those words to my heart, seemingly out of the blue. Always a big Mission Impossible fan, I didn’t miss the challenge He issued. He challenged me to not be distracted. I had no idea at the time just how lack-minded I was. Lies I’d believed about myself were so well-rooted and familiar that I didn’t realize how much they stole my focus and robbed me of victory in so many areas.

Somewhere along the way, I had adopted a mentality of being without. Without identity, without authority, without value, without enough. Without. Living in fear became a way of life because, at the basement level of my being, I was convinced I didn’t have what it took to succeed—whatever “it” was. Like Eve, I’d been deceived into thinking I was missing something.

In his book You’ve Already Got It!, Andrew relates Adam and Eve’s experience to us today.

“If you could convince perfect people living in paradise with no physical problems whatsoever to think they didn’t have it all, to doubt God’s Word, and to question His goodness, then I guarantee you can convince people living in a fallen world, who can look in any direction and see pain, tragedy, lack, and need, that they don’t have it all.” (p. 119)

But not having it all wasn’t true for Adam and Eve before the Fall, and it isn’t true for born-again believers now.

“The truth is, if you’ve been born again, you do have everything. You are complete in Christ. (Col. 2:10.) Everything you’ll ever need has already been given to you. . . . All you’re doing is combating [Satan’s] lies and deceptions.” (p. 119, emphasis mine)

My oldest son, always friendly and outgoing, came home one day in tears. Eleven years old at the time, he had a black eye and scrapes on his face. When I asked him what had happened, he told me that two older boys lured him into the woods, beat him up, and stole his bike. They were
obviously bullies.

Recently, in a flash of revelation, the Lord showed me that I was being bullied too. Satan had intimidated me into accepting symptoms in my body that weren’t mine and that I didn’t want. When God opened my eyes to what was happening, I could actually see how the Enemy was trying to steal my health.

Like I did when my son got bullied, I got angry. Really angry. I wanted to fight. But a believer’s battle is not with flesh and blood and isn’t waged with fists. So, where is the battle? Andrew explains:

“The battle against the devil is waged in your thoughts. That’s why God’s Word is so essential! Satan’s only power is deception. He lies and represents himself as more powerful than he is. But truth is the antidote to deception. . . . Apart from the power you give him through believing his lies, Satan can’t steal anything from you.” (pp. 119-120, italics mine)

Since the Lord gave me that revelation, I’ve decided that my days of being bullied are over. I may not know every adjustment that needs to be made in my thinking, but I know one thing for sure: it’s too late for defeat, because the victory has already been won.

Find out more about your victory and Satan’s defeat by watching You’ve Already Got It! on Andrew’s Gospel Truth broadcast. You can also listen to the You’ve Already Got It! series through our website or order the book. Don’t be bullied by the Enemy. Learn what’s already yours through Jesus.

Written by Sylvia F. Wells

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Monday
Sep042017

Believe All Things

When you’re a kid, everything is easier to believe. Then comes the day when you wipe childhood from your eyes and begin to see the world for what it really is. Somewhere along the way, you lose the ability to just believe the best about people or situations. While part of that is just growing up, when it comes to walking with God, seeing things “realistically” doesn’t always help.

First Corinthians 13:7 says that love “beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things” (emphasis mine).

First of all, we need to believe God. When He says that we are “the righteousness of God” in Christ Jesus (2 Cor. 5:21) and that we’re already healed by His stripes (Is. 53:5), He wants us to just believe it and release that righteousness and healing. No questions. No doubts. No wavering. Like children, we must trust that He means what He says. We’ll never attribute the loss of a loved one, a failed business pursuit, or physical sickness to Him when we know that His intentions toward us are always good. We can believe Him when He says that He’s already given us everything we need for “life and godliness” (2 Pet. 1:3).

Andrew explains what this everything for life and godliness is in his You’ve Already Got It! teaching. “Everything that you will ever need in the spiritual realm, the physical realm, the emotional realm, the financial realm, has already been done, and He placed this supernatural, raising-from-the-dead [power] on the inside of everyone.” He goes on to explain, “It’s a matter of releasing whatever it is that you need instead of trying to get God to do what you need done.”

When it comes to believing all things in regard to other people, it does not mean being a dupe and accepting everything people say without discernment. It means to assume the best. It is hope.

Do you believe the best of others, of yourself, of God? Galatians 5:6 says, “For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.” Doubt and faith don’t mix. When we doubt, when we don’t assume the best of others, we’re not walking in love, and this messes with our faith.

Andrew describes our stance of faith as “our receiver”: “Whatever it is that you need, God has already done it. His supply is already there. God has already done everything through Jesus, and if you don’t see it, . . . the first thing you ought to do is check your receiver.”

Contrary to what the world tells us, believing all things, or assuming the best, is not childish. After detailing what the love of God is, Paul says in 1 Corinthians 13:11, “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away
childish things.”

This verse implies that walking in the kind of love that believes all things is a mark of maturity. It’s essential to manifesting what’s already in your spirit. Start believing the best and develop a faith that works by love! This is the faith that releases what God has already put inside of you.

First John 4:19 says, “We love him, because he first loved us.” Get consumed with His love for you, and you’ll find that it’s difficult to see bad in others. Become captivated by His goodness, and you will never doubt His plans for you. When all you can see is the best in people, in situations, and in God, you cannot help but release what’s in your spirit. With Andrew’s teaching You’ve Already Got It!, you’ll learn more about God’s goodness and build your faith to what is already in you. It’s available as a CD, DVD, book, and study guide. Check it out today!

Written by Aria Fischer

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Monday
Aug282017

Grace + Faith = 1 Powerful Event 

Did you know that Andrew’s biggest annual meeting doesn’t even take place in the States? It’s true. The Grace and Faith Conference, held in Great Britain, has drawn Andrew’s largest crowds for years now. The event this past May was no different, with around 3,500 people in attendance. Representing nearly thirty countries, folks traveled from as near as Portugal and as far away as Brazil to be part of the conference. Why do they come? It’s simple: they know they will be healed, set free, and taught how to live victoriously through Christ (Rom. 5:17).

Attendees at the four-day event gained a deeper understanding of God’s heart for them as they heard the Word—raw and uncut—taught by not just Andrew but by seasoned ministers Duane Sheriff and Wendell Parr. The topics covered were discipleship, being dead to self, and dealing with discouragement. As expected, God confirmed His Word with signs following.

Derek came to the Grace and Faith Conference quite reluctantly, having been persuaded by his wife. He had recently fallen a considerable height from a ladder and landed on his side, breaking four ribs and putting his hip through his pelvis. He was taken to the hospital immediately and, after surgery, was put in a wheelchair. By the time of the conference, he had been on crutches for a couple of weeks. After one of the sessions, he went forward for prayer. A Charis Bible College student began praying for him, and he thought, Actually, the stiffness is going, and the pain has eased off. Then he went for a walk outside the building and thought, Wow, this is going well! He walked back into the conference and waved his crutches at his wife. “I don’t need my crutches anymore,” he shouted. As he shared his story during testimony time, he said, “Thank You, God, and thank you, Andrew Wommack Ministries!”

Another testimony came from Pam. Back in the 1980s, she started to get pain throughout her body and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. She had suffered pain in her body off and on since then. In the three to four weeks leading up to the conference, the pain flared very badly. In particular, the pain in her hands had become so severe that she couldn’t use them properly. But during the conference, the pain left her hands. On another day of the event, the pain started to return, but Pam decided to put into action what she’d been learning over the weekend. She rebuked the pain, told it to leave, and claimed her victory through Jesus. After that, her hands were pain free, and she left the conference feeling well.

These are just two of the amazing stories that took place during the weekend. Besides these and other testimonies of God’s power, there were salvations and baptisms in the Holy Spirit by the hundreds during the nine sessions. In addition, attendees were treated to a taste of Charis’s production God with Us, with a special live performance from Jamie Wommack and Adam Stone.

It’s no wonder the Grace and Faith Conference is such a powerful event year after year. Make plans to join us in 2018, and experience the power
for yourself!

The friends and partners of Andrew Wommack Ministries make this conference possible. If you have not yet partnered with us, consider doing so today. Lives are being changed!

Written by David Moore II

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