What am I tolerating that Jesus does not? As children of God, we have been given a royal platter of promises for every area of our lives, but the authority to walk in the fruits and results of those promises remains with us.
I’ve been reminded recently of my faith roots and when I first came into Christianity and began to discover just the wonders and the depth and the reality and substance of God’s word, how much the message of faith really kind of centred on my discovery, really, of what was possible and the realisation that we are not in a position of passive acceptance of our lot in life, that actually God has given us this wonderful substance called faith, this measure of faith that’s been given to each one of us as we came into Christ.
And we can grow that faith. We can exercise that faith and we can see results for it. And as I was walking with friends this morning, we go out and we pray once a week. We go over the hills and pray together. And we were talking about some of the intolerances that people experience, like lactose intolerance, gluten intolerance. One of one of the guys was talking about how he used to be incredibly lactose intolerant until Jesus healed him.
You know, he couldn’t even have a little splash of milk in a cup of tea without being violently sick. And we you know, as the conversation continued, we realised that the scriptures and Jesus himself and God is sickness intolerant. Yeah, that’s the most beneficial intolerance you’ll ever you’ll ever come across. Jesus had an intolerance for everything that did not line up with his father’s will. And as we were discussing it, I’ve been through some circumstances recently that have challenged me.
And to be honest, my response to them was not as spiritually vibrant as I would have liked it to be. Let’s just leave it at that. But it really the conversation I had this morning really beg the question, Lord, what am I tolerating in my life that you do not tolerate? You know, as children of God, we’ve been given this royal platter of promises for every area of our lives, but it still remains for us to sit at the table and eat.
It still remains with us. The authority to walk in the fruits and results of those promises remain with us by your faith, Jesus said, be it until you you can have whatever you accept and say, you know what I’m like. I’m accepting some things that and saying some things that I simply do not want. And I am, to be honest, I’m convicted. I’m kind of a little irritated with myself in that I want to be reaching for the things that the Lord has provided for me, not just accepting, not just yielding, not just not just sitting back, not just laying down, but actually standing up and saying, look, the book tells me the book, The Inheritance, the document, the will has bequeathed this blessing to my life.
And I come and I claim it today. Because our faith will always be acted, will always be activated by no one, by what we allow in our heart, and then what we put in our mouth from the abundance of the heart, the mouth will speak. I love Romans 10. And, you know, the whole chapter is so full of juice for the spirit man. But Romans 10:6-8 says the righteousness which is of faith speaks in this way.
The righteousness which is of faith speaks. That’s important in itself. But it doesn’t just speak. It speaks in a certain way. And it says the word is near you, even in your mouth and in your heart. That is a word of faith, which we preach God’s word, God’s creative, power producing sickness, death, sickness, healing, debt, raising prosperity, releasing glory, calling word is near you, in your heart and in your mouth, and again in two Corinthians 4:13.
And oh wow. I just love the message of faith. It’s so liberating to understand that we actually have some I have the right to act. We have the means to step up and begin to declare, you know, we are not we are not bound by circumstance. We are not bound by situations that presently may seem to stand in the way of what we know we can become. But we have in our heart and in our mouth all of the tools necessary to affect a change to Corinthians 4:13.
We are having the same spirit of faith according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken. We also believe and therefore speak. We believe and therefore speak. And we will will always speak according to what we believe. Faith comes by hearing, hearing by the word of God. If we want what the word of God promises, we need to be sowing the right seed into our heart and we will always speak life or death.
There’s really nothing in between. The spirit realm is not a neutral realm. There is. There is no neutral in the heavenly eyes. I promise you, it’s life or death. You know, black or white, truth or error. And according to the spirit through which and by which we speak, we will see the fruits of it death in life or in the power of the tongue. And those who love it will eat the fruit thereof. And I ask myself the question, I’m not judging anyone else, I’m not I’m not like I may be, you will receive this as a question that you can ask yourself.
But I am asking this question of the man in the mirror. What am I allowing that should be bound? What am I allowing that should that I should be disallowing what exists in my life that does not exist in heaven because we’ve been given the authority to bind on earth what has already been bound there. Yeah, what are we, as children of God, tolerating here on the Earth that has already been bound up and dealt with in heaven because we are called to reach out and declare and call for and pray and expect Lord Father in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. I’m an advocate right now of sickness, intolerance, poverty, intolerance, doubt, intolerance, fear, intolerance, shame, intolerance, prayer, lessness, intolerance, lack of love, intolerance, impatience, intolerance. And instead of trying to defend my failures, instead of trying to build up some kind of bulwark against kind of this this light of God’s word, shining on areas where I’d like my agreements with something other than the word of God, I want the light of God’s word to shine on them so brightly and call them out, put them right out there for me to see and anyone else who wants to so I can address them for what they are, which is a lie.
It’s not the truth. The truth. You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. I want my future to be framed by the word of faith, no words of doubt, compromise and resignation. How about you? Well, thanks for listening. Hopefully. It’s been an encouragement to you today. If you want to connect any further, you can do so through my website at Davidleemartin.com. Have a great day.