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God has made many promises to us, but we need to know how to respond to those promises in order to receive them. The general answer is to respond in faith, but we can break that down into specific things we can do to conquer whatever issues rise up against us. These strategies work for our healing, our finances, our prosperity, and anything else we need in life. As believers, we are empowered to succeed in situations that defeat others. We are in a spiritual battle, and we win when we stand on the promises found in God’s Word. The enemy will do everything he can to push us off the Word, but employing our faith in what Jesus has done keeps us from being moved. Believing in what God tells us results in blessings, not because we deserve them, but because of His favor toward us.
Most people think that emotions cannot be controlled, but Christians have been given authority over our emotions. God gave us emotions as a gift, but we should not allow them to govern us or control our lives. Feelings of depression, rejection, or inferiority always have the potential to overwhelm us, but there is no reason to be emotionally out of control. The enemy uses our emotions to try to move us away from God’s will for our lives, so we must be vigilant against attacks in this area. When we find ourselves in a situation, we must not allow it to dictate how we feel. Instead of letting our emotions deal with us, we have the power to take charge and proactively deal with our emotions. Doing this gives us victory.
Jesus Christ has done everything necessary for our deliverance and salvation, but we must not think that we can now sit back and become passive Christians. God has done His part through His grace; now, our part is faith. The covenant under which we now live is finished because God, Himself, said so. However, the devil is fighting us and trying to trick us into thinking we must perform to get God to do what He already did. The enemy is hoping that we are so uninformed about what we already have, that he can fool us into believing what he tells us. We already have healing, salvation, prosperity, deliverance, and everything else we need in life, because God said so. With this in mind, it is time to get our fight back.
The difference between the Old Testament Abrahamic covenant and the new covenant of grace is that under the old covenant, no faith was needed to receive God’s promises. All that was necessary was to be a descendant of Abraham by blood. Under grace, belief in what Jesus did is the only requirement to receive the promises. This radically impacts every area of our lives. Under the old covenant, only certain people were eligible to be blessed; everyone else was excluded. Under grace, all who believe are blessed. Every division and limitation is erased in Christ, and we are equal in Him. The blood of Abraham is no longer necessary to inherit the blessings when we have the Spirit of Christ.
We all want to experience victory in our lives, but to see the results of what God said in His Word, we must consider His promises more than our situation. If we choose to focus on the problem instead, we harden our hearts to the promise. To consider something is to think about it, contemplate it, take it into account, or ponder it. Meditating on the Word gives us the results we want. Correspondingly, worrying about and meditating on the problem empowers it and blocks the manifestations of the promise. When situations arise in our lives, there is no reason to get stuck in them; we can simply go to the Word and find the specific promise that covers the issue. When we exercise authority over our emotions and thoughts, and deliberately focus on the Word, we see powerful results.
Because of what Jesus did, we are now living under the unconditional covenant of grace. We must always be aware that God’s blessings have been made available to those who believe and receive Jesus; this is called being covenant-minded. However, some Christians are unfamiliar with God’s covenant and have no idea what it means to be mindful of it. Without a solid understanding of the present covenant, many people still have doubts about whether God will do what He says. Having it on our minds, and regularly reminding ourselves of it, settles the issue once and for all. The covenant is backed up by the irrevocable promises God made to us, and He fully intends to keep each one of them. In today’s generation of hopeless people, this gives us hope.