Men or women who wither in the face of that which they think is unattainable never get to see triumph.
“They may see it one day, through another who fought that battle they chose to pass up. But when one lets Me use them, and they see the victory before their own eyes, yet more strength is given to them. Faith in Me to see them through all impossibilities builds the muscles of the men and women of faith, and they will go on to see yet greater impossibilities conquered. Courage is a result of faith that one can do it, or is at least willing to try. And when it’s done, the faith grows yet more—and thus the willingness to conquer, in faith‚ greater foes. Such are My men and women of faith—going forth, with Me beside them‚ conquering and to conquer.
Ignore the Waves and Look to Me!
Like Peter upon the water. I didn’t ask him to manifest supernatural faith or ability in walking on the water.
I simply asked him to ignore the water and to think on Me; to believe that he could come to Me‚ no matter what stood between us. And for a brief instant, in a moment of belief and faith, he walked. But then when he turned his eyes back on his natural surroundings, when he began to consider what he was actually doing, when he saw the waves, he wavered, doubted, and the spell was broken—he was back to his carnal self. ” Jesus
The Devil governs the natural mind of man, the carnal conceptions.
“That’s what rising above is all about—about learning to follow God blindly on faith alone, even when circumstances and everything around you seems to be going contrary to what He’s telling you.
For now‚ the Enemy is master of this physical world and its kingdoms, for they have been given over unto him. He also rules and governs the natural mind of man, the carnal conceptions. This is why the carnal mind is not just a little nuisance and minor inconvenience to God, but is at enmity with God. Through rising above, I’m helping you to focus your sights, your plans, your desires, your hunger, your love, your dreams, visions, and aspirations on God’s Kingdom—the Kingdom that is not of this world, the Kingdom of the unseen‚ of the eternal.”
The kinds of things that hinder you from rising above are the things that make you hunger after this world, or look at life from a carnal point of view. They are the things that put you in man’s realm of impossibilities, instead of My realm of no impossibilities. These things can be different for every person, and what affects one a great deal might not affect another at all.
It all depends on how much of My Spirit you’re taking in to counter the effects of the world’s input that is all around you.
If you don’t take time in the Word, listening to Me in prophecy, pouring out your soul in supplication for the needs of others in prayer, praising Me for the good I bring into your life, thanking Me for My spirits who are constantly watching over you and ministering to you, and loving Me with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind, then you will not be able to rise above. You can’t have one without the other, so the things that keep you from rising above are any things or activities that keep you from spending that much–needed time with Me and in My Spirit. (Jesus speaking: )
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