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Monday
Jun262017

Wonderfully Made

I clearly remember a dream I had not long ago. I could see my body lying on a bed of flowers. My calm countenance reflected the peace of an eternal rest. My lifeless body was resting, but I was floating higher, leaving it behind. I was experiencing a new sense of freedom. Absorbed in this exhilarating experience, I heard the Lord say, “Your body gives you authority on this earth, but only for a brief period of time.” Then I woke up.

The next day, as I reflected on this, I came to a realization: maybe I’m not looking at my physical body the right way. It seems our modern culture is obsessed with our bodies. Every day, we face a continual stream of messages that promise everything from the perfect abs to a life free from wrinkles. It seems almost impossible to escape these messages. Even when I wait in line to pay for my groceries, my eyes are drawn to the covers of magazines. Without realizing it, I start comparing myself with the perfect models. My messy ponytail and old sweatshirt are no match for the beautiful bodies, glowing with tans. When I arrive at the grocery store, my goal is usually to get the ten things I need without forgetting anything. But by the time I get to the cashier, I feel my problem is much bigger. I think to myself, I don’t even have the right body to walk on this earth!

But God’s Word says something different. It says that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Ps. 139:14). The words God spoke to me in that dream, reminded me of the real significance of the human body.

Andrew’s teaching The Word Became Flesh gives the right perspective on this. He says, “Even though God is almighty, He is almighty in the spiritual realm. In the physical realm, He gave control and dominion over the earth to physical human beings.”

Psalm 115:16 says, “The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.”

God gave the earth to people for them to manage it. Andrew goes on to say, “In a sense, when He released this control and dominion, He limited His own intervention in this world because He doesn’t have a physical body.” That’s why when Adam yielded to Satan and obeyed him, he made him the god of this world. To overcome the devil, God had to become a man with a physical body. The Word (Jesus) became flesh (John 1:14) and “led captivity captive” (Ps. 68:18). He restored the dominion and authority we had lost.

Demonic spirits don’t have physical bodies. That’s why they need to work through people. Andrew says that “a slug has more authority than the devil” because it has a physical body. “And of course,” Andrew continues, “humans have the greatest authority of all because of our body.” What a
great revelation!

The moment our spirits leave our bodies will be a liberating moment! But for now, we need to remember that our bodies have a very important mission in this life. It doesn’t matter if we’re short or tall, if we have gray hair or no hair, our bodies are marvelous creations. They were created with a divine purpose: to give us the right to rule and reign in this life with Christ Jesus (Rev. 5:10). So, give yourself a hug, and go out and make the devil flee!

You can get The Word Became Flesh, along with several other related teachings, in the God’s Spoken Word Package. Order online or through our Helpline: 719-635-1111. 

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Written by Citlalli Macy

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Monday
Jun052017

Free Indeed!

“Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; [32] And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

John 8:31-32

When the disciples asked Jesus about the end times and His return, the first thing Jesus did was bring a warning: “Take heed that ye be not deceived” (Luke 21:8). This warning was so important that the Holy Spirit impressed on the writers of two of the other Gospels to repeat it (Matt. 24:3-4 and Mark 13:3-5). The dangerous thing about deception is that the deceived person is not aware of their condition. They enter into deception and eventually become blinded to the truth. So, how can you protect yourself against deception?

Andrew says this in his teaching called The Word Became Flesh:

“Satan’s only power is deception, and once you know the truth … his power against you totally evaporates. He has no power to force you to do anything…. If we believe a lie­—­if we believe the wrong thing and submit to that wrong thing—then that gives Satan inroad into [our lives]…. The Word of God is absolute truth. Before Satan could get Eve to sin, he had to first of all take away her absolute submission to the authority of God’s Word. This is what Satan does to us…. He didn’t have power to force them to do anything…. He had to worm his way in, and he did it by attacking the Word of God. This is the reason that loving the Word of God [and] knowing the Word of God is
so important.”

So, what do you believe? Because we actually submit to our beliefs, it’s important to understand and have faith in the truth alone.

Andrew continues,

“Jesus has set you free indeed, and yet you’re sitting there still languishing under the control and the dominance of the devil because you don’t know the truth. I’m not trying to hurt you. I’m trying to help you and let you know that God has set you free. If you aren’t experiencing that freedom—whether it’s in your body, finances, emotions, whatever realm it is—it’s not God [keeping it from you].”

Andrew explains that you don’t need to pray and ask God to do something: “You need to find out what He’s already done and take your authority and release it.”

Don’t feel condemned if you are not walking in complete freedom in a certain area. Find out what the Word of God has to say, and make the truth more real to you on the inside than the situation itself. The Word of God has become flesh and is more powerful than anything you’re facing on this planet. The truth makes you “free indeed”—free from oppression, guilt, shame, deception, and anything else that has you bound (John 8:36)!

Gain insight into the nature of God, how His kingdom operates through you, and so much more. Watch the full teaching of The Word Became Flesh this week on the Gospel Truth broadcast with Andrew Wommack! You can also order this teaching in CD or DVD formats through the ministry’s online store.

If this blog struck a chord with you, please share a comment below.

Written by Aria Fischer.

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