“Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” -Isaiah 43:18-19
Abraham was the first person who believed that God could raise someone from the dead. He believed that God would raise his son from the ashes of the offering. In doing so, he paved the way for us to believe that God could raise Jesus from the dead. Abraham came from a land of idols, where people sacrificed their children to false gods. God stopped him from harming Isaac, and told him that He Himself will provide: a prophetic statement that God would provide an offering for the reconciliation of mankind.
Jesus baptises us with the Holy Spirit and with fire. Prophet John the Baptist prepared the way for the fire of God through prophesying and speaking into being the destructive process with which Jesus was to baptise. John understood the technology of God’s fire as he had himself experienced God’s fire during his life of separation.
Lies of the enemy are structures that harbor demonic spirits. We receive God’s Word by faith which washes us and removes the original lie — that of doubting God, and all of the other lies built upon it crumble. We speak the truth of God’s Word to combat falsehood. We overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony.
Faith moves God, but forgiveness releases His power. Jesus’ act on the cross achieved a galactic realigning. We are supernaturally translated from the kingdom of darkness, to the Kingdom of Light. We are justified by faith. We are born again, and we are new creations — we are something that never existed before. When we forgive others, there is a galactic realigning in our lives.
Sometimes we think that the death of Jesus is the most important part of Jesus’ life, but the most important part of his life is the resurrection. Jesus tells us that if we don’t take up our cross and follow Him, then we cannot be with Him. Jesus’ resurrection was the most important moment in the history of the universe. He not only raised from the grave, but HE IS the resurrection.
The church is not merely the house of God. It is the gate of heaven! That is the entry point into heaven. God’s presence is there. No matter how hard or dark your situation might be, God’s presence will never leave you if you are part of a church. He will give you a dream that will change your life and change the place where you are.