October 8, 2008

Creative Power in You

This is the second chapter in Charles Capps' book, The Tongue- A Creative Force

"Man was created in the image of God and His likeness. There was creative power that flowed out of the mouth of God, and you were created in the image of God. Then, according to the Scriptures and what Jesus said, you have the same ability dwelling or residing on the inside of you.

Adam gave man's authority over to Satan. Jesus got that authority back. He was born of a virgin.

The way He was born of a virgin was the way that God created the universe. God said it will be done. And it is not impossible for God to perform His every declaration.

When He found a woman who agreed with Him, it could be done, ' Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?' (Luke 1:34)
She didn't doubt it could be done. She just asked, "How?" and He said, "...the Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee...' Luke 1:35

In verse 38 Mary said, '...be it done unto me according to thy word...'

She agreed with the WORD, establishing that fact upon the earth, and it came into being. Now is it so unreasonable to believe that?
God said in His Word that we are '...born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever' (1 Peter 1:23) The Word of God implanted into your spirit caused you to become a new creation that never existed before, born again of the Spirit of the living God.
The re-birth of the human spirit took place because the WORD OF GOD LODGED IN YOUR SPIRIT. It caused you to act upon THE WORD, and you were born again. You became a new creation. You were once a sinner, but now YOU'RE BORN AGAIN, THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD fully able to stand in the presence of the Father in holy boldness and say, 'Father, I come to You in the name of Your Son, Jesus without fear of condemnation because I am the righteousness of God in Christ,' not a poor sinner, crawling around in the dust, begging and pleading, 'Dear Lord, help me please," as some songs say. No, we are the righteousness of God, joint-heirs with Jesus Christ!

That Word, planted in your spirit caused you to become a new creation, because the Word of God declared it.


Now, I want you to see how God caused a virgin to conceive and bear a child. The virgin said, 'be it done unto me according to your Word.'
The Bible says, ' And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us...' John 1:14. Now the Word was in the beginning with God. The Word came unto Mary and said, ' It will be so.'

Mary said, ' I receive it, be it done unto me according to your Word.' She first received the Word into her spirit (heart) then it was manifested in her physical body. THE WORD OF GOD was implanted into her womb, it was the embryo, the seed, and it took upon itself flesh, just as the living Word of God placed in you spirit took upon itself new creation- life. The Word of God literally formed within her womb and took flesh upon it. The Word of God became alive, living, walking, and talking on this earth. He came here to destroy the work of the devil that was done in Adam.
The work that was done in Adam was destroying the creation of God and the ability of God to work through man. When Jesus came He took the authority back, and He delegated it back to man, to the believer.

Jesus stood on the mountain before He ascended and said, '...All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth' Matt. 28:18. He had it ALL. Then He turned to the believers and said, '...these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;...they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover' Mark 16:17,18

Jesus is saying, "Now, you go in my name. You cast out demons. You speak with new tongues. You lay hands on the sick and they WILL recover.' Now you see God's power. God's authority, delegated back to man. So man is not restored to his original state, (which he was); he is in better shape than he has ever been! Thank God! The born-again man is a joint-heir with Jesus. PRAISE THE NAME OF THE LORD! If Jesus is the righteousness of God, then you are the righteousness of God in Christ.
We need to quit praying and saying, "Lord, I'm unworthy.'
Thank God - if Jesus is not unworthy, you're not unworthy. You have the right to stand in the throne room of God. We've been beaten down, and the devil has just trampled us in the dust because of a sense of unworthiness. I'll tell you, when this WORD gets in your spirit, you'll never be the same. Lay hold on this Word, rise up and enter into it.

The enemy knows there is power in your words. That is why he tries so desperately to get you to confess doubt, fear, and unbelief. You see, confessing that you are unworthy after being born again is contrary to the Word. You were unworthy, but that old man died with Christ. You are now a new creation in Christ. Anyone in Christ cannot be unworthy.

******I will continue this later, my wrists hurt :)
For anyone interested in hearing Charles Capps talk about this go here. This is the first video in a two week series and Kenneth Copeland talks for a few minutes before Charles Capps gets started, so stay with it :)


Anonymous said...

This is a very dangerous teaching called the "health, wealth, and prosperity" doctrine. It is NOT biblical. Do some research on it and please seek the LORD to forgive you and guide you back to fellowship with true believers (those who follow the "health, wealth and prosperity" aka "Word Faith" crowd very well may not be saved...they are changing the nature of God with their teaching...very dangerous). Mrs. Darling gave you some excellent advice. She is right that Satan has to ask permission from God before he does anything to us...think about it, if Satan didn't have to ask, God wouldn't be sovereign, would He? The book of Job is clear on that point.
Here is one place to start your research.

I pray you receive this truth in love, knowing that I'm only telling you so that you may get back into sound doctrine.

Anneatheart said...

Thanks anonymous for being concerned about me being led astray. I have personally done the study and research needed and in fact have witnessed this 'teaching' at work in my life and others lives. I am providing lots of scripture, so if anyone wants to research it, they can. I've already done the work.

As for the label "health, wealth, and prosperity' doctrine, do you believe that God doesn't desire those things for His children? Why wouldn't the most loving Father ever want His children to be healthy, have more than what they need, and be successful in this life? I just don't get why so many people think that we are more holy if we are poor and suffering. Jesus wasn't poor or suffering until He allowed Himself to be taken to be crucified. Look it up if you don't believe me.
I think people don't want to buy into this because it requires them to do the work. It's easy to say, well whatever God's will is...than to stand on His Word in the midst of adversity and not be moved off it.

God is sovereign, but He is on the Throne, His Spirit is in us on the earth, and that's how He works. Satan is the 'god of this world'. It's up to us to obey the Lord, do what He says and walk in faith. Praying in faith, talking in faith and thinking in faith is how things get done.

Anonymous said...

What bible version is your "research" coming from? That could explain why you are being led astray. So, just to clarify, people that are not healthy millionaires leading successful careers have a lack of faith? By the way, last time I checked, Jesus was born in a MANGER, not a palace, he fled from persecution during His entire earthly ministry (doesn't seem very prosperous to me), and he rode into town on a DONKEY to show that He was king (not exactly a picture of wealth, wouldn't you say?). All of those things- and countless more- took place BEFORE His death. Look at the beatitudes in Matthew 5 starting in verse 3 if you need a reminder of the characteristics of those who'll be blessed. I'm saddened that you've convinced yourself that you DESERVE to be healthy, wealthy and prosperous while here on earth...you've degraded the one, true, holy God to a "genie in a bottle" who will give you every desire just as soon as you speak!