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Message: Pastor Genichi Jinnai
Sunday service (31 Mar 2024)

“Easter 2024” 11

I Corinthians‬ ‭15‬:‭25‬-‭26‬ ‭NKJV‬‬:
For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be destroyed is death.

The final death will be completely destroyed when we put on our resurrected bodies.
This will be accomplished.

We are living on earth now.
What does the Bible say about this?

I Peter‬ ‭1‬:‭6‬-‭7‬ ‭NKJV‬‬:
In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,

During our lives on earth, as believers in Jesus, we may “though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials”.
The reason this happens even though we believe in God is because Satan rules the earth.
We must know this.
Verse 6: “In this you greatly rejoice,”
We can rejoice in trials because we have hope for the afterlife.
Even if we suffer on earth, we know that it will be different in heaven.
—11

Even if we are rich on earth, it will not last forever.

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Ena Christian Center
Message: Pastor Genichi Jinnai
Sunday service (31 Mar 2024)

“Easter 2024” 12

Even if we are rich on earth, it will not last forever.
There was a rich farmer.
He had made many goods laid up so he was thinking to take ease; eat, drink, and be merry, but he was told, “Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?”
We cannot take the things of this earth to heaven.
However, when we go to heaven, we will have greater wealth than the wealth of this earth.
So, even if various things happen while we live on this earth, we can have hope in the eternal world.
This is what it means to be a Christian.
I believe in God because my prayers were fulfilled, but if such problems arise, I will give up on my faith.
If you say that, you do not understand.

‭‭I Peter‬ ‭1‬:‭7‬ ‭NKJV‬‬:
that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,

We are trained in faith during our lives on earth.
Our faith is believing in something that is not there yet.
Even if we suffer in this world, we will be freed from it.
Some things may be resolved on earth, but even if they are not resolved on earth, they are resolved in heaven.
Believing in this is faith.
It will last forever.
Why can we rejoice this?

‭‭I Peter‬ ‭1‬:‭9‬ ‭NKJV‬‬:
receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.
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We can rejoice because we have obtained the salvation of our souls.
Humans are made up of spirit, soul, and body.
I currently have Colorectal cancer. There are two cancers in my colon. I am told to remove 1 meter of my colon, and my pancreas is also in danger.
But I rejoice. That’s because I know I will be completely healed in heaven.
And I have obtained the salvation of my soul.
The soul is the mind.
The head part of our mind, will, and emotions are together with the Word, so I can believe that I have been healed.
Faith is the faith that believes that what has not yet been achieved has been achieved.
I believe that I will also be healed on earth, but even if I am not, I rejoice because I know that I am healed when I get to heaven.
So when I wake up in the morning, I say, “I am thankful that I am alive again today.” We can have the joy of living a meaningful life.
This is the salvation of the soul.
The spirit is the heart.
God is with us even in this life on earth.
In that, what do you seek as a Christian? What do you look up to?
There may be people who want to live a certain way on earth, or live their lives the way they want to, but that is not how we Christians are.
—12

Colossians‬ ‭3‬:‭1‬-‭2‬ ‭NKJV‬‬:
If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.

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フィリピンの方の証です。

私の名前はベスです。フィリピン出身です。
私はこの教会(ERM京都聖会)に時々参加しています。

私は先週日曜日、私が以前通っていた教会の礼拝に参加しました。
ある女性の方の隣に座ったのですが、(周りの人が言うに)その方は悪霊に取り憑かれているようでした。
私はただその方の腰に触っただけだったのですが、その後家に帰ると、(私の頭に)3つのできものと、(首回りに)3つの腫れ物が出来ていました。
それはとても痛くて、月曜から、火曜、水曜、木曜、とずっと痛みがありました。

ですが、今日友人からこの聖会のことを聞いて、参加しに来たのです。

私がこの部屋に入った途端、できものや腫れ物の全部が消えてしまいました!!!!
主を褒め称えます。

だから私はこうやって首回りを触っているのです!!!
本当に、主よ感謝します。誉めたたえます!

 

 

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2024年5月5日 聖日礼拝

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「迷いのない人生」  10

「そして、これらすべての上に、愛を着けなさい。愛は結びの帯として完全なものです。」(コロサイ3:14)

日々の生活の中で、不満が起こっても、互いに赦し合うという心で私たちは進んでいきます。

私たちは天にあるもの、上にあるものを見上げる時に、

キリストの姿である自分をいつも思い浮かべます。

「キリストの平和が、あなたがたの心を支配するようにしなさい。

そのためにこそあなたがたも召されて一体となったのです。

また、感謝の心を持つ人になりなさい。

キリストのことばを、あなたがたのうちに豊かに住まわせ、

知恵を尽くして互いに教え、互いに戒め、詩と賛美と霊の歌とにより、

感謝にあふれて心から神に向かって歌いなさい。

あなたがたのすることは、ことばによると行いによるとを問わず、

すべて主イエスの名によってなし、主によって父なる神に感謝しなさい。」(コロサイ3:15~17)

一番大切なものは「キリストの平和」です。

どんなに経済に富んで生活に困らない生活をしたとしても、

心に平和がなかったら私たちは決して幸せとは言えません。

病気の最中にある人。経済の問題の中にある人。

必ず脱出の道が用意されているのです。

私たちは圧倒的勝利者と言われています。

私は私を強くしてくださる方によってどんなことでもできるというみことばを知る時、

今ある あなたの問題は解決します。(Ⅰコリント10:13、ローマ8:37、ピリピ4:13)

それを信じているゆえに、キリストの平和があなたの心を占めるのです。

私は平安です。

診断を受ける前であっても平安です。

毎日が楽しいです。

朝が来て楽しいし、美味しいご飯を作っていただき美味しく食べて楽しい。

好きなテニスもできて楽しいし、神様のことばを伝えるのは楽しく幸せなことです。

天に行くまでは何をしていても楽しいという地上での生活です。

私があまりにも元気なので病気だと嘘をついているのではないかと言われるほどです。

それは、上のものを思っているので楽しいのです。

またすべて神様にお任せしています。自分の人生の長さも神様にお任せしているので、

いつ死ぬかどうかは関係ありません。今日生かされているのならば、その一日を楽しみます。

神様のために歩む心が大切です。

その中で私たちは上のものを求めます。(コロサイ3:2)

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「迷いのない人生」  11

コロサイ3:16「キリストのことばを、あなたがたのうちに豊かに住まわせ」るとき、迷いがないのです。

「知恵を尽くして互いに教え、互いに戒め、詩と賛美と霊の歌とにより、」

霊歌をまた機会があったらしたいと思います。

「感謝にあふれて心から神に向かって歌いなさい。」何もしてない人は感謝しません。

天にある祝福を自分のものと理解しているから感謝できるのです。

地上で誰もが羨むような生活するようになったから感謝するのではありません。

私たちは天にあるものがどんなに素晴らしいものであるかを知っているから感謝するのです。

先日「信じるから知っているへ」というメッセージをしました。

私たちは知っているゆえに感謝できるのです。

銀行にお金が振り込まれたと知っているから感謝するのです。

そのように今手元になくても天にあるものがどういうものかを知る時、感謝が溢れていくのです。

私たちは聖書、みことばから天にあるものを知ります。

みことばにあることをその通りに受け取る。

病人に手置く時に自分が祈って直るだろうかと思う人は、みことばをしっかり見てください。

聖書を見、神様が言っているからそうだといつでも「アーメン」と言える信仰を持つ時、迷いが起きないです。

いや書いてあるけど〜と思うから迷いが起きるのです。それではバラムのようになってしまいます。

バラムのようにならないためには迷わないことです。

行ってはいけないと言われれば、行かない。「アーメン」と受け取る。

これが迷わない秘訣なのです。

「まことに、まことに、あなたがたに告げます。

わたしを信じる者は、わたしの行うわざを行い、

またそれよりもさらに大きなわざを行います。わたしが父のもとに行くからです。」(ヨハネ14:12)

あなたがイエス様のわざを、またそれより大きなわざをすると書いてあります。

「でもね〜」という人は自分に死にきっていないのです。自分が生きている人です。

あなたは死んだのです。死んでいるあなたはこう言うのです。

「主に感謝します。私はイエス様のわざをし、それより大きなわざができることを感謝します。」

そう言うとき、みことばがあなたの中にレーマとして宿っているのです。

「あなたがたのすることは、ことばによると行いによるとを問わず、

すべて主イエスの名によってなし、主によって父なる神に感謝しなさい。」(コロサイ3:17)

聖書にあることばを話し、聖書にあることを実践する。

あなたのすべての行動をイエスの名によってなしていきます。

あなたがイエスの名で行う時、これはふさわしくないことだなと思ったらやめられます。

どうだろうかと迷わないのです。

主エスの名でするということは、みことばに従った行動を取ろうとすることです。

ダビデがいつも私の前に私の主を置いた(詩篇16:8)と言っているように、

いつも主とともに歩む歩み方、考え方。心で信じて頭も考え方もそのようにしていくのです。

あなたがたは私のわざをし、それより大きなわざをすると書いてある。信じます。

だけど…というのは頭で疑っているのです。

あなたは心と思いを一つにしなければいけない。

そのために聞き続ける。聖書のことばを聞き続けていく。

その中であなたは主と繋がっているので変わっていくのです。

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「迷いのない人生」  12

私のコピーメッセージをとても素晴らしく語られた女性がおられました。

あまりにもすごくて周りの人が、彼女の中にイエス様がおられる、

イエス様が語っているとまで言われた方でした。

その方がお母さんの都合で九州に帰られて、

2年ぐらい後に会ったら、あの以前の彼女はどこに行ってしまったのかという感じでした。

キリストと繋がっていなければいけません。

神のことばをしっかりと聞き続けていなければいけないのです。

皆さんの思いをみことばで変えていく。

疑いはサタンが頭(思い)に持ってきます。

霊は救われている。

信仰の戦いは頭でします。

だから疑いを持ってくる。その頭、思いの戦いです。

私は頭の中でもういやされたと信じています。

医者が改善していませんとか悪くなったと言ったとしても、

「私は直ったと信じます」と告白し続けます。

Ⅰペテロ2:24「キリストの打ち傷のゆえに、あなたがたは、いやされたのです。」

もし死んだとしても、「神内源一、死ぬまで直ったと言い続けた!」

それで結構です。私の告白は天で評価されます。

でも、地上においても直ると信じています。

私たちは地上でどういう診断になったか、どういう状態になったかではなく、

天にあるものに、神様がなんと言ったかということにしっかり目を向ける時、

私たちはいつも感謝ができるのです。

神に感謝する毎日が楽しいです。

そのような充実した人生を、私たちは歩んでいきたいと思うのです。

私たちは迷わない人生にするためにみことばをしっかりつかみます。信じます。

天に目を向ける。別の言い方をすれば、天にいる自分をしっかり知ると言えるかもしれません。

天にいるイエス様とともに天の御座にいて

天から地上の問題を見る時に「サタンが蟻が動いているみたいになんかやっているね〜。

でもすべての解決はここにあることを知っています。

アーメン」という考え方ができるということです。

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Message: Truth and Reality

Kigen Joh
Principal
ERM Bible School

What is the “truth”?
When we proclaim, “I am blessed”, then that will come to pass. Every morning, a sister in Okinawa was proclaiming, “I am blessed! I am loved by God just as God loved Jesus.” She, a single mother, and her daughter were both unemployed, but money came in and a call came from her former place of employment asking her to return to work. In the past, this sister used to say, “I am sinful and unclean”, but today she has become someone who proclaims, “I am blessed”.
“I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him (mark 11:23). It says here that we must believe in heart and say it. What we say from our mouths, however, is not only about what we believe, what we doubt also comes out of our mouths.

Let’s take a look at Job who was respectful of God. “This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil” (Job 1:1). Job was such a wonderful person as this. Verse 3 says, “He was the greatest man among all the people of the East”. But he had a certain worry. In verse 5 we learn, “Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular custom.” Job was worrying that his sons might be sinning. And then Job lost his fortune, fire took place, he got sick, and lost his sons and daughters. Why would these things happen to such an upright God fearing person? Job said, “The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised” (vs 21). It is so written in the Bible, however, this was not what God had said, but it was said by Job. Job said, “God gives and God takes away”.

Actually, we believe that God is He who gives and gives even more.
Why did such a rich man like Job lose his fortune, get sick, lose his children and become like a beggar? The problem was with Job’s confession.
What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me (Job 3:25). Job was fearful. And what was in his heart had been said by his mouth. Perhaps he was saying something like, “maybe one day I might lose my fortune, or lose my children because they sinned.”

For us, what we speak will come true.
Because Jesus was cursed on our behalf, we are no longer under any curse. Because we all have the curse from the sin of Adam and Eve, Jesus was put on the cross to remove that curse from us. You who believe in this, is not under any curse.

Let us say out loud,
”I am not under any curse. God’s plan is not to harm me but to give me peace, hope and a future. In the name of Jesus”.
When we continue to speak this, it will come to pass just as it has been said.
I may have talked about another sister who had been living on a meager salary from the church. She said to herself, “Since Pastor Joh is always saying he is blessed, why don’t I say it too.”
When she started to speak, “I am blessed”, the blouse she had been wanting was given to her by a church council member, and she started to obtain things at low costs. When she was going overseas at the time fuel charges were escalating, she was told her flight had been changed and for that the fuel charge was being waived. It is important to confess!

Let us look at anther verse regarding confession. “From the fruit of his mouth a man’s stomach is filled; with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied. The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit” (proverbs 18:20, 21).

Everything about us is decided by what we speak.
Speak what is good. Good things will happen to those who are saying,
”I am blessed!” “I am healed”. If you think and say, “I am sick”, then you are continuing to hold on to that.

Let us look into what it is that we should confess.
As a Christian, if you do not know the difference between the truth and reality, then faith can fluctuate.

A person questioned me, “Pastor Joh, you are always energetic. Do you not get discouraged?” I think this is because I know the difference between “reality” and “truth”.
What we are to confess is not the “reality”.
There are three types of Christians.

First, there are those who are praying but do not understand the heart of God. They do not know if their prayers will be answered or not, but they are praying.
Second, there are those, let us say are sick, for example. Though they are sick in reality, these are the people who by faith are receiving in advance, by praying and proclaiming that they have been healed. All is well as long as they are in belief. However, when the condition prolongs, because their standing position is in the reality, they look at the surroundings, and seeing that they have not been healed thus far, they become discouraged.

I had been suffering from an allergy related nasal condition. I kept saying, “I believe I am healed”, but I was not healing for a long time. It became painful for me to say, “I believe I am healed”, because I was beginning to feel as though I was lying.

Today, I would like for you to leave in knowing the difference between “reality/fact” and “truth”, that which is meant by the Bible. When you come to understand this, you can always be joyful.
I have here a bottled drink.
Who believes there is a bottled drink here?
You do not have to believe that do you? Because it is here, it is a fact that it is here. To believe means believing in something when that something is not in the reality. When asked, whether this bottled drink is the ” truth”, though it is actually here, can I say that is the “truth”? What is the “truth”?

Jesus said: “I am the way and the truth and the life (John 14:6).
And before Jesus was put to the cross, He said: “In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth (John 18:37). “What is truth?” Pilate asked (vs. 38).
Unless a Christian understands what the “truth” is, he cannot walk the true walk of life.
The “truth” is unchanging.
When this service is over, the remaining water in this bottle will be brought back to Ena in the car. Therefore, the fact that this bottled drink is here now, is not an unchanging matter. Therefore, it is not the truth, but a fact.
The fact that this bottled drink is here is not the truth.
We must be clear about this.
There is a difference between the “truth” and the “fact”.
What is it that we must confess?
We are not to confess our wishes, or, confess the present condition.
For some twenty years, I suffered in confessing, “I am healed”, when I was not healed. This suffering was solved.

First of all, what is the “truth”?
When you come to understand the difference between the “truth” and the “fact”, you will stand in true faith and not waver.
(It is this person who is standing on true faith which is the third type of Christian.)
“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth ( John 17:17).
God’s word is the “truth”.
Do you know how this world had come to be?
The reason why the people of the world do not understand God is because they only accept the “reality”, that which they can see.

As we journey in the way of the Christian life, we should know the realm of the “reality”, and the other realm which is that of the “spiritual”.
“By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible (Hebrew 11:3)”.
As we walk our Christian lives, we must recognize that there is the world of the “reality” and the world of the invisible (spiritual world).

”What is seen was not made out of what was visible”.
This is the creation of God.
Satan will say, “You say you are healed but you are sniffling. You are not healed yet.” Furthermore, we sin as we carry on in our Christian lives. Then, Satan will say, “You call yourself a Christian? A Pastor?” In “reality or fact”, that is so.
Satan is the ruler of this world. Satan is controlling what is visible.
That is why Satan will direct you to look at the reality.
I suffered in confessing “I am healed” though my nasal inflammation was there. As a Christian, lying will bring on suffering. Satan will also say, “Are you going to lie in saying that you are healed when you are not?”
I want you to understand well what it is that we should be confessing.
Unknowingly, we sometime say out loud the “present state” of things.
We say things like: ”I don’t have money.” “Sickness is prolonging.” “I’m lacking ability.”

Now let us see what Satan is like. Satan is the ruler of this world.
He is the controller of the visible world that this is.
The devil gives the riches of this world to those he picks.
“You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44).
Satan is not standing on the “truth”.
Furthermore, he is not standing on the “Word”.

Let us look once again at Hebrew 11:3,
“By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.”
This world was made by the Word of God.
”What was not visible” is meant as God’s Word.
All things were made by the Word of God.
Satan may talk about “reality”. But that is not the “truth”.
”God’s Word” is the “truth”.

In leading a Christian life, one will become discouraged as long as he is wondering if he can do something or not, if he posses such faith or not.
However, when you believe in God, in Jesus, and take the position that what God is saying is exactly about you, then your thinking pattern will begin to change.

“By his wounds you have been healed” (1 Peter 2:24). In the Bible it is written so in the past tense. Therefore, we pray,“I have been healed.”
For two month, I was inconvenienced by the fact that I had double vision from my left eye. At that time I kept saying, “I believe my eye has been healed.” The following day I would say, “I believe I am healed.” After a month, I was saying, “I believe I am healed.” When I looked into the mirror I was seeing four eyes. Satan will say, “you are not healed, look at the reality.” For two month I continued to say, “I believe I am healed, and I was healed. Reality changes by the “Word of God, the truth”.

If we hold on tightly to the “truth, that which is unchanging”, then we can bring that into this world. However, for those who do not hold on tightly, that will not happen. To believe means not to recognize the “reality” of not being healed. I have talked about my wife before.
She was semi-paralyzed due to cerebral infarction.
“In the name of Jesus, left hand move!” Still no movement. But I don’t quit. The devil says, “It’s not going to move, it is impossible.” He attacks with “reality, the fact”. However, the “truth” is the “Word of God”.
1 Peter 2:24: “By his wounds you have been healed”. This is the “truth”.
Next day I said, “In the name of Jesus, hold my finger!” Then she held my finger. She recovered, and a month later she was released from the hospital.
What would have happened if my wife’s hand did not move the second day?
I would have continued speaking, “In the name of Jesus, left hand move!”
Is there anyone sick at this time? Perhaps in reality there is that sickness.
However, we must know what to confess. It is the Word of God that we shall confess. The Word of God is the” truth and it is unchanging”.
When we believe in that which is invisible and “unchanging”, “reality” will change. This is the nature of our faith.
If the Word of God says we are “healed”, then we are healed.
That is the “truth”.

A sister in Okinawa is confessing, “I am blessed!”
She has no husband, the daughters have no work, and she herself had no work in recent times. In such midst, by confessing the “truth” in proclaiming, “I am blessed!”, the “reality” begins to change. She received, 500,000 yen, 1,000, 000 yen, and I was told she was also given work.
That is because the Bible says, “ For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11).
When we continue to mouth, “that is mine”, then that begins to take place.

Let us proclaim again today:
”I am blessed in the highest!
“I am loved by God in the highest!”
“I am more than a conqueror.”
“I have decided to forgive all people and love all people!”.
“In the name of Jesus. Amen.”

Satan is a liar (John 8:44). What is a lie? Here is a bottled drink. This is “reality”. This can become a lie. What is it compared to that this becomes a lie? When that is compared against the “truth”. Perhaps you are sick at this time. Perhaps you are troubled financially. Perhaps you are amidst problems.
But looked at from the standpoint of the “truth” which is the Bible, those are “lies”. Satan is not standing on the “truth”. You may be suffering from illness. And Satan will say, “in fact that is so”. However, Jesus was put on the cross and had taken the curse of your illness upon himself, therefore, that curse does not belong to you. What is there is a “lie.” Anyone who understands this and proclaims, “I believe I have been healed in Jesus”, for him the “reality” will change no matter how many years he has been sick.
For 25 years, Abraham kept believing in being given a child. Why was he able to continue believing for such a long time? It is because he was not looking at the “reality”. “The child is not born yet, maybe it is not possible.”
Not Abraham. He was standing on the “truth”. Abraham did not waver because he was standing on the Word of God, the truth, that said, “I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky, like the dust of the earth” (Genesis 12~).

Those who have problems now, please say, “This present condition that I am in is not right!” It is not right for me to remain in sickness. It is not right for me to remain in poverty. It is not right for me to be without work. We must speak these. Blessings will come when we believe so. When we believe, those blessings will come. Galatians 3:13, 14: “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree. He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.”
Those who proclaim, “I am blessed”, who are standing on the Word that is the truth, do not waver. Those who are standing on “reality”, and speaking with the feeling of, “I wish if it would turn out this way”, when answers to prayers are prolonged, they relent to saying, “perhaps it is not possible.”

Today, I would like for you to remember that what we are proclaiming is not our wishes, but the “truth of the Word”. I suffered in not knowing the difference between the “truth” and “reality.” The Word is unchanging. We shall stand on the “truth”, on the “Word.” Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away (Mark 13:31). We shall be free when we know the “truth”!

To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31, 32).

Many do not understand the truth. They only understand what is visible. But the“truth”is in the invisible.

Person with cancer gets healed, and like in Pastor Gwajima’s ministry, the deceased come back to life. Because there is belief in the Word of truth that says to raise the dead, such a phenomenon is taking place. Furthermore, if you will abide in the truth, you will truly become disciples of Jesus. Jesus is saying He has taken the place of your sickness. If you will believe that then you are His disciple, and just as He says will surely come to pass though we do not know when.

And when you come to know the truth, you will be free.
In the unseen, there are many “truths”.

For example, is there someone who is in financial difficulty? In the spiritual realm, there is the truth that says you shall not be troubled (Ephesians 1:3).
We are not to look at the world of “reality”. The Word is the “truth”.
Therefore, we shall stand on the Word. That is our standing position.

Jesus became poor for our sake.
“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9). Therefore, in Christ we are rich.
Therefore, we will continuously proclaim, “I am rich”.

Because we proclaim this “truth”, reality changes.
Like Job, should we say something other than what the Word says, then we happen to invite that on. We are not to be speaking the symptoms of the reality. The doctor may speak of worse symptom. He may say something fearful that may cause anxiety. We, however, will not be that way. For God has given to us a plan that is, “not of anxiety but of peace, future and hope”, which is God’s Word. Therefore, my life is rich in hope!

Those who believed that sickness has been healed knows that in the spiritual realm this has already been accomplished, therefore, he does not dwell everyday on whether he has been healed or not, but instead, he thinks about how he will exist in the reality until healing comes. He knows he is going to be healed, therefore, he can think about what he will do when he is healed. In the meanwhile, he is positive, perhaps thinking about obtaining qualifications to find work, etc.
I will confess of the “truth”.
The Devil will look at me and say, “Is your attitude appropriate for a pastor? And you call yourself a Christian?”

What is the Bible saying to us about the “truth”?
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,” (Romans 8:1). You are not condemned to sin.
This is the “truth”. God’s Word says you are definitely not condemned, but you are condemning yourself to sin. That is because you are looking at “reality/fact”.

Should we sin, then let us pray, “Father in heaven, I have sinned. I have done what is wrong but please forgive me now, for on the cross, Jesus has paid for all my sins until I go to heaven. I believe I have been forgiven, and I give thanks unto you.” And then we shall proclaim the Word of the truth.
As we look into the Bible, we are being the person that is even unimaginable to ourselves.

Japan’s revival will take place from now, but what is said of the kind of people God will use? He will use those who are without worldly wisdom, power or knowledge, the ordinary, marginalized and many kinds of people.
If someone is not able to believe that, then that is when he is looking at the “reality” of his ability, thinking that he will not be used.

Paul had wisdom. He was distinguished. Then, why was he of wisdom used by God? It is because he said, the wisdom and ability he held were “rubbish”.
“What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ”, (Philippians 3:8).
He did not say he was of excellence, far superior to others, and that surely he ought to be used. Rather, he said he has nothing.

You may say, “I have nothing”. But if you begin to speak the “Word of truth” and say, “I who have nothing is quite awesome in Christ”, then you will change.
Do not look at yourself which is in the“reality/fact”.
It is a fact that I am not smart. I am lazy and I am weak.
However, in the “truth”, I am more than conquerors. “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us”, (Romans 8:37). When we confess that, then that which we confess will begin to take place.

We shall not look at the “reality”.
The “reality”, when compared with the “truth” could be a lie.
What is real is the ”truth”.

“But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation”, (Colossians 1:22).
Reconciliation has already taken place through Jesus.
Therefore, we are holy, without blemish, free from accusations. We shall confess this every day.
For when we do so, the “reality” of being holy, without blemish, free from accusations, will come to pass.

Let us proclaim, “I am holy. I am without blemish. I am free from accusations. That is me! That is the “truth”! I am successful. I have been healed! I have no reason to be sick.”
When we are speaking the “truth” in this way, then if sickness is there, it will change to healing, and change for blessings will come to be. We must know the difference between “truth” and “reality”, and speak not the facts, but the “truth”.

I will close with a prayer.
“Merciful heavenly Father, we give you thanks. And we return all glory unto you.
That though in reality each person is not yet able to see who he really is, I give you thanks because he will know the realm of the truth, and when he proclaims the Word, he will come to know who he really is.

I give thanks because when we say what you had said, when we say the Word of God, as the visible evolves out of the invisible, our true selves, the selves of the truth will become the reality..

Though someone might be sick at this time, the truth of 1 Peter 2:24 that says, “by his wounds you have been healed”, will heal him, restore his health, make him able to work, and give him a life of future and hope. Therefore, I give thanks.
Though some might be thinking, “I am not capable”, “I don’t have the ability”, I give thanks that these people will become as so in declaring the Word of truth that says in Philippians 4:13, “ I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”

In the name of Jesus we will continue to speak the truth no matter what circumstances or situations we may be in.
We are not speaking lies. But the lies called “reality” will begin to change.
In the name of Jesus I give thanks.
Amen.”

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