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Is Your Back Against the Wall?

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Move out of the way, and let those things pushing you back hit the only wall that matters—the Wall of BLESSING.

by Kenneth Copeland

 

There’s a familiar expression that pops up when everything seems to be going against us and we think we can’t go on—when we’ve done everything we know to do and still our marriage, our finances or our family has not turned around: “My back’s against the wall.”

 

If that’s where you are today, then let me introduce you to a new confession, one born of the reality that the greatest authority on earth resides in the born-again believer. In this article, I’m going to teach you the truth about your situation, a truth that is based on The WORD of God for you as His child. When attacks and confusion come and try to push you back, declare this: “I’m not up against the wall, but these things that have come against me are. Anything from the curse that tries to come at me is about to hit the wall—THE BLESSING Wall.”

 

When you feel like your back is against the wall, remember these four facts about the Wall of BLESSING that will deliver you from every curse that comes against you.

 

1. The Wall of BLESSING Belongs to You

The Wall of BLESSING belongs to you. What do I mean by that? I’m talking about a manifestation of THE BLESSING in action that belongs to every believer. Look at Exodus 8:22-23 and the words God gave Moses in His warning to Pharaoh before the fourth of the 10 plagues He sent on Egypt, and you’ll start to see what I mean:

 

“And I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end thou mayest know that I am The LORD in the midst of the earth. And I will put a division between my people and thy people: tomorrow shall this sign be (KJV).”

 

God warned that unless Pharaoh softened his heart and let the people of Israel go, a plague of flies would swarm the entire nation of Egypt. But the plague had to stop at the border of one area of the nation that had been given to Joseph and his family 400 years earlier.

 

Look again at the words God used to describe the boundaries set on the plague of flies. He said: “I will sever…. I will put a division between….”

 

There would be a wall those flies would not be allowed to penetrate. That phrase “put a division” can also be translated “put a redemption” between them. THE BLESSING was still on Goshen 400 years later.

 

You say, “But how does what God did for the Jews under their oppression have any bearing on the challenges I’m facing and the mess this world is in today?”

 

It has everything to do with what you face today, because that Wall of BLESSING was not just for the Jews, but for all the seed of Abraham. In Galatians 3:13-14, we see that through Redemption, the believer has been placed solidly inside that BLESSING Wall:

 

“But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, ‘Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.’ Through Christ Jesus, God has blessed the Gentiles with the same BLESSING he promised to Abraham, so that we who are believers might receive the promised Holy Spirit through faith.”

 

That Redemption has placed us on THE BLESSING side of a wall between sin and death, and life: “And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death” (Romans 8:2).

 

That Wall of BLESSING belongs to you. It belongs to you more than it belonged to those Israelites. Their covenant was in the blood of animals and the blood of the foreskin of a man. Your covenant is sealed in the precious blood of Jesus.

 

2. The Wall of BLESSING Stands Between You and the Curse

 

Throughout Scripture we see this BLESSING Wall of protection, separation, division and Redemption. It is the shield in Psalm 5:12: “For you bless the godly, O LORD; you surround them with your shield of love.” It is the whole (encompassing) armor of God that is written about in Ephesians 6:13-17.

 

THE BLESSING Wall is also what Satan called a hedge around Job, the most prosperous and powerful man in the east in his day: “You have always put a wall of protection around him and his home and his property. You have made him prosper in everything he does. Look how rich he is!” (Job 1:10).

 

And, in one example that can be easily missed, it was the grace in giving Paul challenged believers at the church at Corinth to “excel also in” (2 Corinthians 8:7)—a grace that, as they grew in, would erect a wall between them and poverty.

 

Preparing believers at Corinth for the coming of Titus to receive an offering, Paul taught, “You know the generous grace of our LORD Jesus Christ. Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty he could make you rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9).

 

Compare this to Galatians 3:13-14: “But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, ‘Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.’ Through Christ Jesus, God has blessed the Gentiles with the same BLESSING he promised to Abraham, so that we who are believers might receive the promised Holy Spirit through faith.”

 

This grace they had not heard about was a wall between them and poverty. They were to grow in this grace of sowing bountifully, so they would also reap bountifully (2 Corinthians 9:6).

 

The result? “And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others” (verse 8).

 

Does this verse say you will have enough just when the economy is going well? No. But it is true especially when the economy is not going well, so we can be channels of the answer to a bad economy—God, the Source, who is able to make all grace abound to all who believe.

 

Can you see it? Can you see that THE BLESSING can truly make a difference in your life? THE BLESSING provides a wall between you and the curse—poverty, destruction, sickness, disease and loss.

 

Watch Kenneth Copeland as he shares how THE BLESSING and the curse are spiritual forces already at work, and it’s up to you to choose life!

 

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3. The Wall of BLESSING Stands Strong When You Cast Your Cares

 

Speak this over yourself right now: “My back is not against the wall. Instead, the Wall of BLESSING surrounds me and my family.” Get this truth, and don’t ever let it go. Maintain that Wall of BLESSING in your life.

 

How do you maintain THE BLESSING Wall or restore whatever part of it has been torn down, making sure it stands strong against every approach of the curse?

 

We take our place in 1 Peter 5:6-7: “So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”

 

Being humble is not going through life running yourself down or debasing yourself. It is not declaring, “Well, you know, I’m just so unworthy. I’m just no-good.” Who told you that? You won’t find God’s WORD describing you that way. Nor will you find it declaring you are just an old sinner saved by grace. You can’t be both. You’re either an old sinner or you’ve been saved by grace. No, true humility is casting all your care upon God who cares for you.

 

Early in our television ministry, though we had never before gone into debt for anything, I had allowed the ministry to become $6 million behind in our TV bill. Though I knew better, I had taken on the care of it and could hardly do anything without suddenly thinking about that bill.

 

The night before our board of directors’ meeting, I was reviewing the reports from every department, not looking forward to giving a report on the lousy job I had done letting that bill get behind. I told The LORD I was going to sell some ministry property to pay it off, but He asked, What are you going to sell next month? I realized I was out of line, but I didn’t know where.

 

The answer came as I read report after report declaring that each department had experienced one of the best years ever. Together, Gloria and I rejoiced over every report. Then, when we came to the report on the television broadcast bill, the word of The LORD came to both of us and I spoke it out: Now see? Every department was in the black—had a great year. The anointing was on every department except the one you were trying to carry.

 

Trying to carry the care of this thing by myself was pride because The WORD of God says, “Don’t do it. Humble yourself under the mighty hand of God; casting all your care over on Him. All of it.” (1 Peter 5:6-7, paraphrase). The Amplified Bible says “once and for all” (verse 7).

 

“We’re going to get out from under this right now,” I said, and clasping hands, Gloria and I rolled the care of this whole thing over on God. Now, the devil didn’t leave me alone after that. For the next couple of weeks, he kept coming at me to take back the care. But every time a thought tried to enter back in, I took authority over it: “No, no, no. You don’t come into my mind. I cast you down, imagination. I cast that thought down. I’m not touching that with my thought life anymore.”

 

At first, I had to do that every few seconds. I kept reading scriptures, especially 2 Corinthians 7, 8 and 9. I stood guard on the thing. We kept tithing. We kept sowing. And after about two weeks, I wasn’t thinking about it anymore. I had rolled the care over on The LORD. Soon, that bill was paid, and I can’t even tell you how. I never entered back into the care of it.

 

You can do the same. Remember, your back’s not against the wall. The Wall of BLESSING is surrounding you. And now is the time to let go of the cares!

 

4. The Wall of BLESSING Is Your Deliverance

 

I hope this message about the Wall of BLESSING is getting through to you. I want you to get it because you don’t have to be subject to the defeat and struggle of this world. You can live a successful Christian life of plenty and love and peace. God desires that for you, and Jesus paid the ultimate price for it. Don’t let another day pass with you feeling the pressure and frustration of a defeated life. I’ve outlined the truth of this in Scripture and even my personal experience of getting out from under that $6 million TV debt. Just as He delivered me, He’ll deliver you.

 

To get out from under that $6 million debt, I had to cast the care of it over on God. He became the “care-taker.” Do that right now with whatever care you have been carrying. Then, stop and listen very quietly. You will hear Him say, I will take care of it.

 

Yes, the devil will still try to talk to you about it—about that debt; about the pain, the sickness, the disease; about the marriage, the job, the economy. His entire focus will be to get you to take the care of these things back and keep it.

 

When he approaches, just tell him, “Look, I don’t have a care. I have rolled my care over on Jesus. If you want to talk to someone about it, go talk to Him.”

 

When someone says, “Don’t you care about [this situation or that]?” you’ll be the one who says, “No! I rolled all my care about that over on The LORD. He cares for me and I am here to obey, to be blessed and to be a blessing. And I’m walking in praise and thanksgiving, continuing to make my desires known to God through thanksgiving and praise, not through anxiety.”

 

When your mind troubles you with worrisome thoughts, fight them by refusing to take on the care. Defeat those thoughts by speaking The WORD!

 

Remind yourself, “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13). And roll the care on God “casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5, KJV).

 

Why?

 

Because there’s a Wall of BLESSING around you.  And from your position inside that wall, there’s always more than enough for whatever God has called you to do. You thrive, so you can help others who are trying to survive. So, let me ask you: Is anything coming against you? Let it come up against the wall—the Wall of BLESSING!

 

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