From the Pastor’s Desk
Bishop Jimmy Jones
I want you to continue teaching on how God has supernaturally arranged your life for success. (Part 2)
For those who are born again, we are developing a basis for faith and believing so you can learn how to receive all that God has given you to be successful.
The Promises of God
Second Corinthians 1:20 (KJV) says “For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.” Not some, but ALL of the promises.
Some of the many are:
- “I’ll never leave you nor forsake you.” (Heb 13:5)
- “My God shall supply all of your needs” (Phili 4:19)
- “Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4)
- “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Phili 4:13)
- “I give unto them eternal life” (John 10:28)
- “They shall never perish” (John 10:28)
- “I hold them in my hand; no one can snatch them out” (John 10:28)
- “If you ask anything I am the Lord that heareth thee” (1 John 5:14)
- “Wealth and riches are in my house” (Psa 112:3)
- If God is for you, who can be against you? (Romans 8:31)
However, these promises don’t just come automatically. You have to access them.
According to Mark 11:24 (KJV) “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”
You have to believe at the time you pray, that you receive by faith what you prayed for. (What is faith? It is being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that it is real even if we do not see it at that moment. Hebrews 11:1 NCV.) Therefore, you can know that all your needs are met because you believe you have already received them from God. The Bible says, “… his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:” (2 Peter 1:3 KJV). This means when you know and do what the Word says, you can receive these promises for your life. They have already been given to us. We access them by using our faith. The scripture says “has given unto us” not that He is going to give to us. In faith go to the Word, which is the will of God, and find out what He has promised you. Then act on that promise to you which is, “yes and amen.”
In John 15:7 (KJV) you can find another promise, “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” The condition is to abide in Him. Every promise God made us in Him is “yes and amen.” There is not a “No” anywhere. Your true access comes once you receive this scripture in your heart (spirit) by studying, praying, and meditating on the Word (2 Tim 2:15, Prov 1:2, Acts 17:27). Then what you ask for, believe that it is already yours. It may manifest the next minute, the next hour, or the next week; but you believe that you receive it at the moment you pray, because God said so in His Word. It’s yours!
The Light of God’s Word
As you look further into the Word, you receive light on revelation.
Psalm 119:130 (KJV) says “The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.”
For the success you desire in life, continue to diligently study, pray, and meditate the Word. As you do so, the Word will educate and enlighten your spirit. You will learn the Spirit of God is your teacher. He will teach you all things (John 14). The Spirit of God that lives in you will make you wise. It will impart God’s life, love, nature, ability, and wisdom in you. Holy Spirit which is in you will teach you how to be successful when you apply the Word.
The scripture is clear in Colossians 3:16 (KJV), “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” Then in Psalm 84:11 (KJV) “For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.”
God is light. He protects, and He does give success. When we walk in the light of His word, we have nothing to fear or dread because God will keep and protect that which is His own. So get to know Him better through the Word and prayer. Jesus is the living word, and prayer is joining forces with God. If you know the Word, you know Jesus. If you hang out with Him, you learn His ways. Then you can do what He says. Ephesians 5:1 (KJV), “Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;” Gain knowledge of the Word, by studying, praying, and meditating. Then learn to access ALL of God’s promises to you.