We have been looking at four steps or four principals that God has given us in His word that when we put them into p r a c tice will cause us to over- come the the flesh and the devil.
Step #1: Say it.
Step #2: Do it. Step #3: Receive it. Step #4: Tell it. We saw these four steps in the woman with the issue of blood in Mark, Chapter 5. We also saw these same four steps in the account of David whipping Goliath. David was just a little country boy and Goliath was a giant who may have been as tall as 11 and one half feet. Goliath was so big another man carried his shield.
Some people say, “How did David know what to do?” It’s strange that when it comes to natural things, folks know exactly what to do.
For example, if they were going to sell their automobile, they know just how much to sell it for. If they’re going to get a job, they know just how to go about it. But, when it comes to spiritual things, they don’t know what to do. They don’t know that they can write their own ticket with God.
You can write your own ticket with God, whether you know it or not, that is what you’ve been doing. That’s the reason people are where they’re at now. God will do everything for you that you believe Him to do.
Mark 11:24, Therefore I say unto you, what things soever you desire, when you pray believe that you receive them.
An older minister tells a story that relays this so clearly. He was a traveling minister. He said he, his wife and two children were going to Clovis, New Mexico, for a tent meeting years ago.
His mother came over and asked him where they were going next. He told her. She told him to be careful on the road because there were so many wrecks, and people were getting hurt all the time.
Then she told him that when they traveled, she would stay awake all night and pray for him. She said that she just waited for the phone to ring, she was afraid that she would get a call saying he had been in a wreck.
He told her that if she had been praying in faith, she would have went to sleep. He said she was a member of a full gospel church, but had no idea how to put God to work for her.
She told him that she was sure that when he was on the road that he just prayed every minute that God would be with him. He told her that he never asked God to be with him, because he knew what the word said.
Hebrews 13:15 says, I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.
He went on to explain to her that he didn’t have to go down the road bawling and squalling and begging Jesus to be with him. He always started his trip out saying, “Heavenly Father, I’m so thankful for Your word, I’m so glad that Jesus is with me.”
Psalms 34:7 says, The angel of the lord encampeth round about them that fear Him and delivereth them.
He told his mother that, the angels are always with me. Also, the Holy Ghost is on the inside of me, so I can go singing and rejoicing. God has already told me in Psalms 91 that no evil shall befall me.
When we know what God’s word says and we talk and act in line with it, then God watches over His word and makes it good in our lives (Jeremiah 1:12).
Jesus said in Mark 11:23 that what we believe in our heart and say with our mouth is what we have. Well, that will work for the good or bad, depending on what you believe. If you believe right, then you think right, and you talk right, and you will have right.