Eye of Faith
"Vision is the ability to see, what can't yet be seen with the natural eye" Dr. Shaun Marler
Hi Family, Friends and Partners,
It is time to see with the "eye of faith" what God sees. God has great plans in store for your life and you do not have to wait for some distant day in the future, to start to enjoy the life God has planned for you.
Today is the day of salvation and the bible tells us that now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not yet seen. The moment you ask God for forgiveness, you receive God's forgiveness, because in actual fact God forgave you in Christ 2000 years ago, when He sent His one and only Son to die for you on the cross of Calvary. You do not have to wait until the day you die to receive heaven. You can have heaven now! In actual fact it is God's will for your life that your days be as the days of heaven upon the earth. Jesus said, "I have come to give you life and that life in all of its abundance." Jesus wants you well and stress free now!
It is through His name and faith in His name, that we enter into and receive the promises of God. As I have said, this year, I am going to be talking a lot about 'The Blessing of Abraham'. God wants you to receive everything that Christ paid for you on the cross of Calvary to have. You can have and enjoy the blessed life now!
The rest of your life can be the BEST of your life! We need to read, study and meditate the promises of God. We need to see, using the eye of our faith, who we are in Christ and Who Christ is in us. All God's promises are yes and amen! And God wants us to have and enjoy the blessed life now. Jesus died, that we might have life. He wants us to have a life that is superior in quality and abundant in quantity, than the one that we were living before we knew Him. The bible tells us that if any man be in Christ he is a new creation, old things have passed away and God has made all things new!
I dare you to read the bible today with new eyes. I dare you to read the bible with the eye of faith. See the unseen! Start to see yourself as God sees you! Many years ago I started saying, "if you want something, you have never had, you must do something you have never done!" I have been re-quoted around the world, as people have grasped the truth of this principle.
When you get born again, you become a new creation in Christ, instantaneously. The bible then instructs us to renew our mind. We must renew our mind to the new realities that we have become. It reminds me of a super hero movie, like when Peter Parker got bitten by a super radioactive spider, he became a new creation but was yet to discover his new abilities and identity.
This is just a fictional character, but the fact of the matter is when you were born again, you actually did become a new creation! It is now your responsibility to develop your faith, growing into and becoming who you are in Christ Jesus. The bible says, you are a royal priesthood a peculiar or redeemed people, you are part of a Holy Nation and you have a responsibility to show forth and to declare the praise of God! It goes on to say, that God has called you out of darkness and into His marvelous light. God has put His super on your natural and you have become a supernatural being and you now have favour with God, as His child. There are many privileges that go with being God's child.
One of the great privileges is 'The Blessing of Abraham'. The bible says in Galatians 3:29, "And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise." God has promised to bless you! I have been praying for people to receive 'This Blessing'!
Praise Report! This week I prayed for a man over the phone who had been struck down by malaria. He was not able to work, felt extremely tired and sick, could not think straight and basically found it hard to function. These and all the other symptoms, that go along with malaria, was affecting him and his family, due to his inability to work in a major way. I spoke with him on the phone and rebuked the spirit of infirmity commanding it and the symptoms to leave his body. I then spoke 'The Blessing' into his life and circumstances. The next day he rang to say he woke up completely well! Praise the Lord, he has now been able to return to work and money is flowing back into his bank accounts, enabling him to look after his family again.
Praise Report No. 2! This week I was asked to pray for a man who was very sick, he is nearly 90 years of age. I went to his house, laid hands on him and rebuked the spirit of infirmity, telling it and the pain to leave his body, in Jesus name. Immediately he received strength and jumped up off his couch, his family has now rung and told us he is so much stronger and better since he received prayer.
What God has done for these men, He can do for you! He is not a respecter of people! The bible tells us that by the stripes that Jesus bore we are healed. 1 Peter 2:24 says, "Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed."
We must renew our mind to this promise! Speak healing into your body, declare that you are healed and whole in Jesus! Remember, your tongue has power, the power of life and death. So we must speak life into ourselves, our families and our circumstances. If you need prayer or would like me to pray and speak life into your circumstances, then please call us, write in or email in. We are committed to your breakthrough, we are committed to your success!
Good Report! Food has been continuing to be donated and we have been able to distribute food parcels to families in need over the Christmas break and all through January. Praise the Lord, for you our partners, and your generosity that enables us to show families the love of Jesus in this very practical way.
Our Children's Ministry starts back this week! If you are in the area and are looking for a good place to fellowship, call in and say hi.
Once again, a big thank you to all of our partners and those that sow into this ministry. You are helping us to change lives and to reach people with the love of God. Even as you have sown and continue to sow, remember Philippians 4:19 says, "And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
We are declaring financial harvest over you, our partners. Have a great day and remember Jesus loves you and we love you too!
Ps. Shaun Marler
Apostle World Harvest Ministries
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