|IS IT WRONG?
E.W. Kenyon & Don Gossett
I AM REVEALED
Apr 23 2012
Making the word of God of none effect… (Mark 7:13)
Do we not make the Word of God “of none effect” by failing to enter into our privileges?
working of his mighty power, which he wrought in Christ… (Ephesians 1:18-20)
Is it not true that God “wrought in Christ” an answer to every need and demand of the believer’s life? Is it not true that
redemption covers absolutely every need of mankind?
For that reason, it is wrong for us to live in spiritual weakness when there is grace to meet every need. Far too many
believers have unconsciously put a premium on weakness. We have talked about our unbelief, doubts, and fears as
though they were honorary degrees in the spiritual life. We have dignified doubt until, in many places, it is worshipped.
Is It Wrong to Remain Weak?
Because we are sons and daughters of God almighty, partakers of His divine nature, it would seem as though it were
wrong for us to confess our weaknesses and failures.
be afraid? (Psalm 27:1)
If God is the strength of my life, if He comes into my life and imparts Himself to me, than I have the strength of God.
world. (I John 4:4)
but He has actually come into your body and now lives within you. He has the same power today that He had when He
raised Jesus from the dead. The believer has a right to His strength and ability.
apostle Paul said, by the Spirit, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13).
There is limitlessness about this. This does not mean only physical strength; it also means the ability to meet any kind
of need. When Jesus said, “Ye shall receive power” (Acts 1:8), He meant, “Ye shall receive ability.” The ability of God
is given to you.
What we mean by “empty” is unusable, like a leaky vessel. It is wrong for us, because of who we are in Christ, to be
empty and unusable.
workmanship, created in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:10). We are actually members of the body of Christ, physically and
spiritually. “Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ?” (I Corinthians 6:15). Then, in verse 19, it says,
“Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you?”
In the face of this, it is absolutely wrong for us to be found weak and useless when needed.
In Acts, Scripture says that the disciples “were all filled with the Holy Spirit” (Acts 4:31 NKJV). God planned that you
should be filled with the Holy Spirit, and that the Spirit’s ability should dominate your life. In the presence of grace and
ability like this, it is wrong to be empty or weak when you can be filled with all the fullness of God.
Is It Wrong to Remain Ill?
Sickness and disease came from the fall. In other words, they are the byproducts of satanic dominion over man. Any
redemptive act of God that would redeem us from Satan must also redeem us from sickness and disease. Any
redemptive act that fails to redeem us from sickness and disease is a limited redemption.
upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5)
LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all” (verse 6). Then, verse 10: “Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him.” Then,
back to verse 4: “Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows.” A more literal translation of this verse would
be: “He carried our diseases.”
In the face of this, it is wrong to remain sick. If God laid our sin on Jesus Christ, it would be wrong for us to live in sin. In
the same way, if God laid our diseases on Him, it would be wrong for us to live under the continual dominion of our
Jesus was the manifest will of the Father. He spent three-fourths of His public ministry healing the sick. He gave the
church the use of His name and declared that, in His name, we “shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover
oil in the name of the Lord: and the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up.
mortal bodies of ours. Healing is a part of the plan of redemption.
Is It Wrong to Remain in Need?
It is wrong for me to need clothing, food, and shelter, and not to have them, because I am in God’s family. God is my
Father, and I am His child.
God and His righteousness, He will add all these things unto us. (See verse 33.)
Is this the Word of God? If it is, then I can depend upon it absolutely. If it is just some of the notions of Matthew, John,
and Peter, that would be another proposition.
Here, by “all your need,” Paul was referring to food, clothing, and all the physical necessities of life. He declared that
the Father God will supply every need of yours. The word “supply” means to make full…to cause to abound, to furnish
or supply liberally.” Therefore, “all your need” means exactly what it says.
In Matthew, we are given a glimpse of the moment before Jesus fed the multitude. He took those five loaves and two
fishes and asked the Father’s blessing upon them, causing them to multiply. Then, He “gave the loaves to his disciples,
and the disciples to the multitude” (Matthew 14:19). They had said it could not be done, but He proved to them that it
could be done and gave them the bread to give to the multitude. Jesus would not have given us this illustration of His
power and grace unless He intended for us to follow in His footsteps.
All of Scripture tells us that Jesus is our example as a healer, feeder, and supplier of the people.
earth. (See Matthew 28:18.) It was the Man who bore that name who performed the miracles. Now, in His name, we
can do the same.
Is It Wrong to Remain in Bondage?
If God has redeemed us at the tremendous cost of His Son’s incarnation, His suffering on the cross, His horrifying trip to
hades, His triumphant resurrection, and His glorious entrance into the presence of the Father as victor over death and
hell, it is a crime for us to remain in bondage.
rights and privileges cannot annul the Word or make it of no effect. God says we are free.
make your confession as strong as this statement:
whom we have redemption…. (Colossians 1:13-14)
the new birth, out of Satan’s authority and family and into the kingdom of the Son of His love, and into His own family.
That makes you absolutely free in Christ. Satan has no more right to reign over you than he has to reign over Jesus,
your Lord and Head. If Satan were able to reign over you, it would prove that God and Jesus are not able to prevent it.
The apostle Paul wrote, “For sin shall not have dominion over you” (Romans 6:14). A more literal translation would be:
“Sin shall not lord it over you.” Here, “sin” means Satan – Satan shall not lord it over you. If he could lord it over you,
and the Father couldn’t help it, then Satan would be stronger than God.
But that is not the case.
Is It Wrong to Remain Loveless?
Christianity is really a revelation of love. It is not a system of doctrines, creeds, and laws but a love affair. It is God
coming into the human form and living His love life.
eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. (I John 5:13)
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love (I John 4:7-8)
sense, he or she is not born of God. A man or woman may be orthodox and subscribe to the creed of the church, may
take Communion, and may have been baptized or confirmed, but if he or she is not ruled and dominated by love, he or
she is not born again.
This is a severe test, but this is the Father’s own statement:
abideth in death. Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life
abiding in him. (I John 3:14-15)
death and into life. These verses should be written in capital letters so that everyone who professes the name of Christ
might read it. Love is the test and the proof of our union with God.
in God, and God in him. (I John 4:16)
KEYS TO RECEIVING GOD’S MIRACLES, by E.W. Kenyon & Don Gossett, Copyright 2011, Whitaker House.
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