E.W. Kenyon & Don Gossett

B. Childress
Apr 22 2012

The Word of God, which we call the Bible, is a revelation.  It is God speaking to man.  It is love seeking the solution for
human failure and unhappiness.  It is love with a solution for these problems.  When you confess Jesus Christ as your
Lord and Savior and receive eternal life, you come into God’s family; you become the heir of God and a joint-heir with
Jesus Christ.  Then, you have the legal right to use Jesus’ name.

Using Jesus’ name gives you authority over the devil and his works.  It gives you authority over laws that came into
being through sin.  It links you up with omnipotence and makes you a member of the family of God.  And it protects you
from the enemies of your soul, of your body, of your finances, and of your family.  You are placed in a position of
authority and dominion where God becomes the strength of your life, so that you can take hold of His strength and
overcome all weakness.

You can be conscious of His ability in you to make you all that His heart can ask, and you can say, with quiet assurance,
“Greater is He that is in me than the forces that surround my life, for it is God who is at work within me now, willing and
working His own gracious pleasure.  I am a conqueror and a victor!” (See I John 4:4; Philippians 2:13.)

You can say with simple quietness, “By His stripes, I am healed.  Disease and sickness do not belong in the plan – the
blueprints of God’s dream for me.  Healing, health, and joy are my rightful inheritance.” (See I Peter 2:24.)

God has no pleasure in lack, poverty, or want.  Because of that, I can say, “My every need is supplied.  I am blessed
with every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Christ – not a Christ who is diminished and weakened and stripped of
authority and ability, but the Christ who arose from the dead.  And the very power that raised Him from the dead is
resident in my body.”

I have the ability of God.  Jesus is my wisdom, and the Father Himself is my righteousness.  In the mind of the Father, I
am seated with Christ in the highest seat of the heavenlies.  I am tied up with eternal success and victory.  There is no
place for fear and/or weakness, and so I speak with strength and courage and confess that I am who He says I am.

What God Says About Us

Most of us are what we believe, and most of us believe in what we hear rather than what we read in the Word of God.  
Some of us believe parts of the Word.  Some of us have never made a serious effort to find out what the Word says.  
Yet, we are continually asking the Author of this Word to bless us, send us money, heal our diseases, bless our loved
ones, and shield us from heartaches and sorrows.  So few have taken the Word of God seriously.  So few have made it
the business of their lives to get acquainted with the Word or its Author.

When we hear someone say what God says, we are inclined to think of it as fanaticism.  Reason is always fearful of
fanaticism.  What reason considers to be fanaticism is, in reality, faith in the realm just above reason.

You may be reckoned a fanatic by the “reason people.”  They weight everything.  They think everything through.  They
arrive at their conclusions.  That is natural, and there is nothing morally wrong with it.  But it is not Christianity.

It is not faith, and
“whatsoever is not of faith is sin” (Romans 14:23).  It is not the Word of God.  The Word is a revelation
of God, and a revelation of God is above human reason.

So, for us to learn the habit of thinking God’s thoughts after Him, of saying what God says, would be a climax of faith.

Take, as an illustration,
“Beloved, now we are children of God” (I John 3:2 NKJV).  You repeat over and over in your
heart that you are a child of God.

He says we are
“partakers of the divine nature” (II Peter 1:4).  He says that “we have passed from death unto life” (I John
3:14).  He says He has
“delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear
(Colossians 1:13).  He says, “Sin shall not have dominion over you” (Romans 6:14).  He says we have been “made
free from sin”
(Romans 6:18).  He says, “By [His] stripes ye were healed” (I Peter 2:24).

And yet, you limp with rheumatism.  You reason with your tired brain.  The pain grows, and reason reasons.  Meanwhile,
just one look of faith at the Son of God, and your rheumatism would cease to be.

You can reason until fear grasps your soul like a giant and holds you in bondage until doubt is born and grows to the
full stature of a tyrant, just because you refuse to say what God says about you.

You have no faith?  Scripture says,
“Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17).  But
Scripture also says,
“Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead” (James 2:17).  Thus, the result of real faith is acting on
what God has spoken.  Faith is not something for which you place an order and wait for delivery.  Faith is the result of
hearing the Word of God and then acting on it.  God said you are His son.  He said you are redeemed.  He said you are

Now, you look up and say, “Father, I thank You that what You say is true.”

It doesn’t make any difference how you feel about it or what the appearance of things may be.

Remember, Abraham considered his own body, which was as good as dead, and the deadness of Sarah’s womb.  But,
looking unto God, he waxed strong.  (See Hebrews 11:8-12.)  He counted that God was able to make good anything
that He had promised to make good.  God made good what He had promised to Abraham, as well as what He had
promised through the ages until Jesus came.  And now, it is no longer promises that He is making good but declarations
of fact.

As you realize the reality of your redemption, your faith looks up and says, “Thank You, Lord.”  Then, redemption
becomes a reality in you.  “For by grace are ye saved” (Ephesians 2:8), and the moment you look up and say, “Thank
You, Lord,” you are saved.

The word
“saved” means “redeemed from spiritual, mental, and physical diseases and infirmities.”  Notice the tense
Peter used when he quoted the promise of Isaiah 53:5 in I Peter 2:24:
“By [His] stripes ye were healed.”  That tense
carries you back to Calvary.  That tense nails your diseases to the cross in Christ.  That tense absolutely leads you
down through the dark regions of the sufferings of that Man until He rose a Victor on resurrection morning.  That phase,
“Ye were healed,” leaves your disease in hell, wiped out and destroyed.

You were redeemed.  You were healed.  You were justified.  What you were, you are.  You are justified.  You are the
righteousness of God.  You are healed!

Jesus is your rest, your peace, and your victory.  If you have Jesus, you have all the rest.

If you have Jesus, you have all that Jesus is, all that Jesus meant, and all that Jesus did.  When He says,
“Ye are
complete in him”
(Colossians 2:10), and that you are “filled with all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:19), He means it.

If you are going to let the world’s thought and your puny reason brush aside the Word of God, I am sorry for you.

But you say, “See here! I have fiddled along long enough.  I have played the baby long enough.  What God says I am, I

Not “I will be,” not “I may be,” not “I shall be,” but “I am!”


KEYS TO RECEIVING GOD’S MIRACLES, by E.W. Kenyon & Don Gossett, Copyright 2011, Whitaker House.