In All Realms
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. — 3 JOHN 2
The Lord Himself taught me about faith for finances many years ago. I was in the field ministry then, and I had been fasting and praying several days concerning a severe shortage of finances. The Lord spoke to me, saying, “Your trouble is you aren’t practicing what you preach. You preach faith, but you don’t practice it.”
I protested, “Why, Lord, I do!”
“Oh, you practice faith when it comes to healing, and that is commendable,” He said. “You’ve used your faith for salvation, the baptism In the Holy Spirit, and healing. But faith is the same in every realm. If you needed healing, you would claim it by faith and publicly announce you were healed. You must do the same thing with finances.
“I’ll tell you what to do: First, never pray about money — that is, in the sense you have been praying. What you need is on earth. I’m not going to rain money down from Heaven. It would be counterfeit, and I’m not a counterfeiter. What you need is down there. I made the earth and everything in it. And I didn’t make it for the devil and his crowd. Claim whatever you need. Just say, ‘Satan, take your hands off of my money.’ Because Satan is the one keeping it from you, not Me.”
Confession: Jesus has redeemed me from the hand of the enemy. And in the Name of Jesus, I have authority to claim what God has provided.
Source: Faith Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 1988 RHEMA Bible Church AKA Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.
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