October 4, 2015 by Tricia Draper
As you know, we have been studying the Authority we as believers have in the past few broadcasts. We did a Youtube video that God had given me. You can go to our website, www.themessengersradio.com and find it under Tricia’s Page. We are going to break that down into different sessions to delve deeper into their meanings.
We first mentioned that God had healed the torn tendon in my shoulder when I stood on my authority. I said “enough is enough” and verbally spoke to the pain, telling it to leave in Jesus Name. And it did! I had full range of motion and everything was fine. I still have to work on the muscles strength, but I am Healed! There was a time about 2 weeks after that Friday night that I started having pain again. I whined for about half a day, and then realized that I was NOT going to give up that easily. I was not going to let satan steal my blessing. I stood on that authority again, out loud, and I haven’t had a problem since that I was not able to rebuke. The main thing I want to point out is that I SPOKE my authority OUT LOUD. We find in the Word in
• Proverbs 18:21 [Full Chapter]
• The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
When Marcus and I started this radio ministry, we spoke first on the words of your mouth. It is powerful and I would encourage you to go listen on our website, www.themessengersradio.com. We could teach on that forever, but to put it simply, you have the control of your life by the words you speak. You speak life to your body, or death. I choose life! So, this is basically what it sounded like that Friday night in my living room:
“I do NOT have to take this pain! In Jesus name, I have authority over this body, and I command it healed and whole! I will not let you (satan) have control ANYMORE, in Jesus Name! Thank you, Jesus for dying to give me this authority. I love you! Thank you! Amen!!!!”
I was ranting and raving in my little living room, but I spoke my authority. I spoke LIFE into my body. I just kept on praising God, and by the time Marcus and Logan got home a few hours later, I was so pumped up that I was ready to fight a physical fight. It’s amazing what your words can do to you Spiritually. They can take you from the lowest lows to the highest highs. Unfortunately it goes the other way, too. Your physical body changes according to your spirit. If you have a joyful spirit, you will usually have a great day, and feel wonderful. On the other hand, if you have a lowly spirit, then your day often follows. Your spirit gets it’s indication from your words. If you say, “Thank you, Lord, for a wonderful day!” your spirit perks up and is filled with hope and joy. If, however, you roll out of bed and say, “I hate getting up so early. Here goes another day, just like every day before it,” your spirit loses its joy and you start on the journey of a bad day. Words matter more than we will ever know. Speak your authority out loud!!
In the video, I talked about how this is an everyday battle. As soon as you do take your stand and use your authority, the devil will come to challenge you. The day after I spoke my authority, I woke up with a sore shoulder. I could easily have given up hope, but I said, “No! I am healed and whole in Jesus Name. Nothing is going to take that from me. I have the authority.” I could hear satan whispering in my ear that I was not really healed, but I knew that old trick, and I put him right in his place…under my foot. I had to counter balance those negative thoughts with praise for the One who gave me my authority; my precious, precious Jesus. I praised God, and forgot all about everything else. My spirit was filled with Joy, and I had a wonderful day!
• Ephesians 6:13 reminds us to put on our armor.
• “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”
One day we will look into the armor of God, but today we will just mention that without your armor you are open to attacks from the enemy. Read Ephesians 6 for more in-depth study.
On the video, I mentioned that I am writing a book called, “Ok God, Let’s Start From Here”. I was thinking that it would be a big realization book with AHA moments, but God is showing me that it is also an everyday thing. We have to stand and say every morning using our WORDS, “God, let’s start from here. I give You this day. Help me use it to Your advantage. I want to further Your Kingdom. Use me.” We all need to use these words. I have to mention that I am learning to walk this thing out, too. As Andrew Wommack says, “I haven’t arrived yet, but I have left the station!” God is teaching me and growing me, just like He is you. I have journals that I write in everyday. It is how I communicate with God best. I talk to Him all throughout the day, but for me to remember what He tells me, I write it down so I can go back and remember His promises to me. One thing He tells me almost every day is, Go & Do. He tells me to Go into the world and Do His will. Some days I’m better at this than others, but I have my moments. I feel like I have been lacking in doing this lately.
For example, I mentioned I have a vision for a ministry that He put on my heart over a year ago, and I haven’t told many people about it. I have all this wisdom from Him, and I’m not sharing it. He promises me an exciting journey, and I know I will have it, but I have to open my mouth and speak about it. I need to get on fire, like I was when He first told me. It is like when you first gave your life to God, and asked Jesus into your heart. If you have never done this, keep listening, and we will have a time at the end of this for you to do that very thing. If you have done this, you know the fire I am speaking of. It’s hard to keep that fire burning when you go about your day to day life. But, you have to fight the good fight of faith, like Paul says in 1 Timothy 6:12
• 12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
Notice he said, “when you made your good confession.” Timothy had spoken those words OUT LOUD. His point was to not let those feelings fade. Paul was reminding him that he had made the confession, and he needed to focus on that. Sometimes you have to be reminded of the promises of God, and what He has done for you. When we do that, we feel that fire in us light up. This can happen when you say those positive things we said earlier. “God, let’s start from here. I give You this day. Help me use it to Your advantage. I want to further Your Kingdom. Use me.” Or “Thank you, Lord, for a wonderful day!” Get your eyes off of your circumstances and on to His promises.
It is our responsibility to follow in all God’s ways. I feel He has given me instructions to wake up believers and tell people about Him completely. He wants people to know how much He loves them, and that they have a calling on their lives, too. He has made each of us for a purpose: to further His Kingdom. He predestined every one of us. We were born to follow His will for our lives. He made us in His image, and he wants us to CHOOSE to love Him. He didn’t make robots. He loves us so much that He gave us the option to choose to love Him on our own.
He wants us to have fun with our lives. He is a Fun God, and loves to see His children full of joy. The best way to get Joy is to follow His will for our lives. We need to seek Him and His will. Ask and He will show you by the leading of the Holy Spirit.
He told me in that message that we are all made for so much than we are now; every one of us. This seems like a heavy discipline, but I look at it like a joyful promise. If He has more for me than I have now, then I have lots of good things in store!
I urge you to please keep an open mind when you listen to the message and hear my heart. We will break down this entire video, by pointing out some of the “gems” like this. Thanks for your time and attention.
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