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The Daily Word of Righteousness
Preparing the Army of God, #34
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. (Romans 8:14)
There are passages of Scripture that can be used to support a metaphysical faith, that is, the use of a positive attitude to manipulate the material realm. Metaphysical faith combined with presumptuous actions is not of Christ and will lead the individual to destruction. We do not advocate presumption.
Jesus told us we can ask what we will and it shall be performed. The priests stepping into Jordan would appear to reinforce the concept that miracles will take place if we dare to defy natural law.
There is a nucleus of truth in the "faith message" that is being preached today. This nucleus of truth accounts for its success.
Jesus did rebuke us for our unbelief. Christ did encourage us that all things are possible to him who believes. The Lord cannot lie. The Word of God cannot be broken.
Many saints have plodded along for years with heavy loads of disappointment and frustration when an active faith would have turned their mourning into dancing. We do not have what we need and want because we do not ask. "Only believe," Jesus exhorted us.
One aspect of faith has to do with marching forward into Jordan, as the Lord directs.
The experienced Christian understands there is an element that must be added to faith if we are to make a success of the life of victory. This element is the Presence and guidance of the Holy Spirit. When we are living in prayer and obedience, following the Spirit of God, the Spirit gives us the faith to believe for miracles. The combination of obedience, faith, courage, boldness, patience, hope, confidence, and trust produces the miracle.
Awesome miracles are taking place today. Let us believe God. Let us believe God now, today, that the Gospel of the Kingdom will go forth in signs and majestic wonders to every man, woman, boy, and girl on the face of the earth. We believe this will take place in the near future.
Joshua and Israel were being directed by the voice of God. They were not scheming what to ask for next. It was God who had called them out of Egypt. It was God's idea, not theirs. It was God who was leading them every step of the way. They were doing what God was telling them to do.
The priests were bearing the Ark, the Glory of God Himself. In the Ark were three objects:
The Ten Commandments, representing the righteousness and holiness that must be present in every member of the royal priesthood.
Aaron's rod, representing God's election concerning role and service in the Kingdom.
The jar of manna, portraying the complete dependence of God's sons upon the Word that comes continually from the mouth of God.
When the righteous, life-filled, Christ-indwelt saints, who are bearing on themselves the glory of the Lord, walk forward in obedience to the Spirit of God, miracles will take place. There is no power in the heavenlies, on the face of the earth, or in the spiritual caves in the interior of the earth that can in any manner stand before the righteous, faith-filled elect who are following the Lord Jesus Christ.
Every law of nature will be set aside as necessary when God's witnesses are filled with the Spirit of God. All things are possible to the man or woman, boy or girl, who is filled with the faith of God.
To be continued.