Do you know a believer who consistently prospers and walks in God’s goodness? It seems like they have everything, and they are always overflowing with joy, peace, health and prosperity.
Well, this kind of abundant life isn’t just for a few select Christians! You, too, can enjoy the abundance that flows from our Almighty God. John 10:10 (AMPC) says that Jesus came so we may “have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).”
God intends for all of us, as His children, to walk through our lives abundantly blessed. Yet, it’s up to us to take it by faith, just like the woman with the issue of blood (Mark 5:25-34). She didn’t beg for it… she didn’t even ask permission! She grabbed hold of His truth, took what she needed from Jesus, and immediately received her healing miracle.
Kenneth Copeland often recalls how the Lord once told Kenneth E. Hagin, Anyone, anywhere, can receive anything they want or need, if they just do what she did.
Is there anything you’ve been waiting on God to receive?
If you’re ready to enjoy life and walk in His abundant blessings, here are four keys to help you receive anything you need from God.
1. Say It
“For she kept saying to herself,’If only I could touch His clothes, I know I will be healed.’” –Mark 5:28 (TPT)
Did you know it is your God-given right to be abundantly blessed?
God intended for us to be showered with blessings from the very dawn of creation. The very first thing God did for Adam was to bless him (Genesis 1:28). Blessing us is so important to God that He left specific instructions in His Word about how to receive His blessings.
The first step to receive from God is to speak it. Why? Because we are created in God’s image, restored to our fullness by Jesus Christ. Therefore, just as God formed the earth with His words in Genesis 1, so we form our lives with every word we speak.
What should you be speaking?
Like Jesus, say what God says (John 12:49). If a problem arises, don’t complain and go around telling people about it. Instead, find the answer to your problem in the Word, insert your name into the scripture, and speak ONLY that promise. As it says in Job 22:27-28 (NKJV), we can make our prayer to Him and declare a thing, and it will be established for us. God will never get mad at you for declaring all day long…He welcomes it! It’s a great way to build your faith.
Do you have something big to believe for? Take your faith and speak up! Jesus promises that if we apply even the smallest amount of faith (the size of a tiny, little mustard seed)—and declare—it shall be done for us. With God, nothing is too big or impossible! (Matthew 17:20; Mark 11:24).
2. Do It
“When she heard about Jesus’ healing power, she pushed through the crowd and came up from behind him and touched his prayer shawl.” –Mark 5:27 (TPT)
Have you been acting on your declarations? In the scripture above, the woman with the issue of blood acted immediately.
If she had taken some time “to think about it,” she would never have approached Jesus. Why? She was risking everything. Because of her diagnosis, it was unlawful according to Levitical law for her to be outside in the presence of others, let alone in a huge crowd amongst Jewish authorities. If she was discovered, she could legally be stoned or even worse—murdered!
Yet, she also knew if she touched the hem of Jesus’ garment, she’d be healed. No more doctors, no more quarantine. She had already activated her faith; now she just needed to put action to it.
Brother Copeland tells a story he remembers about his father, A.W. Copeland. A.W. had purchased a large block of cheese from the local butcher. Kenneth asked, “Daddy, what are you going to do with all that cheese?” A.W. pulled his jackknife out and started cutting pieces of cheese from the large block, wrapping each one in paper. Then he went around the town square selling cheese! He ended up making a considerable profit that day. This was one example of how A.W. Copeland was always willing to act on the leading of the Lord and was greatly blessed because of it.
Are you ready to take action? The blessings of the Lord are waiting on you to just do it.
Sometimes, when we look to receive big things, hypothetical consequences and what others may think can overwhelm us, bringing us into a state of fear and inaction. We’ve all been there, but inaction stops our receiving. We must have corresponding action to what we’ve declared. After all, it is the willing and obedient who shall eat the good of the land and experience God’s goodness (Isaiah 1:19, NKJV).
3. Receive It
“As soon as her hand touched him, her bleeding immediately stopped! She knew it, for she could feel her body instantly being healed of her disease.” –Mark 5:29 (TPT )
Can you imagine being instantly healed from a deadly disease? The woman with the issue of blood did. She knew she’d be healed if she could just touch the hem of Jesus’ garment…so she reached out and took it!
As Gloria Copeland says, “Taking requires active faith. Having faith in God and His Word is the bottom-line answer to every problem.”
In the scripture above, we see the woman’s active and unrelenting faith bring her immediate results!
Receiving blessings comes from knowing how to freely receive from God. It’s like receiving a gift—we just take it. Throughout the New Testament, many people received freely from Jesus, very much like the woman with the issue of blood. Whether it was food, finances or healing, they jumped at the chance to receive from Him (Matthew 11:5; Luke 7:22; Mark 10:52; Matthew 15:36-38).
Will you receive freely from God?
It’s time to throw away every excuses.
Receiving is in His Word:
- We delight ourselves in the Lord and He gives us the desires of our heart (Psalm 37:4)
- Everyone who asks will receive (Matthew 7:8)
- Whatever you ask and believe for, you will receive (Matthew 21:22)
- Have confidence in God, knowing that you will receive what you’ve prayed and believed for (Mark 11:24).
Do you see a pattern? God wants you to receive!
The woman with the issue of blood had no problem receiving. In fact, when she touched Jesus’ garment, He felt power leave Him (Mark 5:30). His power responded to HER faith. It was HER faith that made the withdrawal of healing power.
What kind of withdrawal would you like to make?
Would it be a new house? Perfect health? Freedom from debt? Know that whatever you’ve asked for and put your faith to, you will receive. It doesn’t matter if there’s no evidence yet; faith is a tangible force that will hold on to it and make it come to pass (Hebrews 11:1). There’s no reason to quit or back down. It’s yours!
4. Tell It
“But the woman, knowing what had been done for her, though alarmed and frightened and trembling, fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth.And He said to her, Daughter, your faith (your trust and confidence in Me, springing from faith in God) has restored you to health.” –Mark 5:33-34 (AMPC)
Have you ever fallen short of telling your testimony and praising God?
Many of us have, yet it’s vital to give God praise even before we see the evidence, just like the woman with the issue of blood. She didn’t wait for a doctor to examine her or give her a clean bill of health. She received her healing and told her testimony. You’d better believe she praised God the whole way home!
As Kenneth Copeland says, “Praise is the big gun of faith.”
Praise is often the key component to cross over from believing to receiving. Praise will cancel out every fear, doctor’s report or opinion; and propel you to victory.
You’re not denying the problem when you praise, you’re putting the problem, fear and the devil on the run. It doesn’t matter what the diagnosis is or what your bank account says. When you “tell it,” you are denying the problem’s right to your life by praising God.
A great example of this is a story from a Kenneth E. Hagin conference. On the first night, a woman with a large goiter on her neck stood on stage and gave her testimony, “I just want to thank God for healing me last night.” Many people in the audience were confused because the huge goiter was still on her neck. But she wasn’t confused. She was overcoming by the blood of the Lamb and by the Word of her testimony (Revelation 12:11).
Night after night, she kept testifying and praising Him: “I just want to thank God! I want to give my testimony again tonight for Jesus healing my body and taking this goiter off my neck.” No matter how many people kept murmuring, this bold woman kept testifying to what she believed. One night, she got up on stage, and the goiter was gone! She kept testifying and praising God—and she got what she wanted!
Now is the time to praise Him, regardless of what it looks like. If you can’t sleep because of pain, praise Him. If you start to worry about finances, praise Him. Praise is the key to great victory! All we need to do is use this mighty weapon!
As you put these 4 Keys To Help You Receive From God into practice, you’ll develop the kind of faith that propels you to victory every time. Jesus came to give you a life overflowing with the goodness of God, so take it by faith today!
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