You Have Joined a Kingdom with a Very Exciting Mandate!
Discover the Dominion of Your King
Now that you are a Kingdom citizen, let’s look for a moment at the Kingdom you have become a member of. First, your new King is Almighty God (Gen. 17:1). He is King of kings and Lord of lords (Rev. 19:26). He rules in the affairs of men (Dan. 4:25). His government is ever expanding (Isa. 9:7) which of course means the influence of satan is constantly decreasing. The kingdom of God is righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Rom. 14:17).
Discover the Authority He Has Granted to You
You are seated with Him in heavenly places to rule and reign with Him (Eph. 1:20-23; 2:6). He has given us all power and all authority over all the power of the enemy (Lk. 10:19). We are sent out to preach the gospel, heal the sick and cast out demons (Mk. 16:15-20). We are commissioned and empowered to disciple all nations (Matt. 28:19), which means bring all nations under His rule and discipline.
Discover Your Source of Kingdom Power
The empowering force which allows us to fulfill this mission is the Holy Spirit within us. He manifests Himself out through our beings in all of the nine ways mentioned in 1 Corinthians 12:7-11. He radiates the personality of God through us in all nine ways mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23. We become consumed in His power and His presence as we live and walk by the Spirit (Gal. 5:25). So your major emphasis right now will be to learn to tune to the Holy Spirit and let His power and wisdom flow out through you, transforming you and transforming the world.
Why Should I Be Baptized in Water?
Because it is a means by which you receive God’s GRACE (power and strength).
So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.
Baptism is a sign of the death of your old self, which was you living as lord of your life, and the resurrection of the new person that you have become in Christ, which is Jesus as Lord, alive in your heart and expressing Himself out though your being.
So the old self is buried as it goes under the waters in baptism, and the new self comes alive as you come up out of the waters as a new person. Set your faith to believe for miracles of deliverance from sin and transformation as you go under the waters of baptism. People have experienced instantaneous freedom from sin patterns as they have gone through water baptism. You can, too. Believe for this!
Find a believer or a group of believers who will baptize you immediately. In the book of Acts they were baptized the very same day they received Christ into their hearts. As you go under the water, the baptizer declares “I baptize you in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit” (Matt. 28:19).
How Do I Receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and the Gift of Speaking in Tongues?
It’s EASY because it is a GIFT!
And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking with tongues and prophesying.
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance”.
You already had the Holy Spirit joined to your spirit when you accepted Jesus as Lord (1 Cor. 6:17; Jn. 20:22). Next He wants to FILL you to overflowing, and even rest UPON you (Acts 2:1-4).
In this experience you are yielding more and more of yourself to the Holy Spirit and believing for more of the Holy Spirit’s empowering and control over your being. To receive the gift of speaking in tongues, you are yielding your vocal cords to the flow of the Holy Spirit. While fixing your eyes and heart on the Lord Jesus Christ, and worshipping before His throne, you YIELD control of your vocal cords, and allow any syllables to flow out. You are choosing to speak, but you are choosing to not control the formation of the syllables (Acts 2:4). You choose to believe that the River of the Holy Spirit which flows within you is guiding the formation of these syllables. You speak, but you don’t guide the formation of the syllables. You trust God to do that, and you find yourself speaking in tongues, which is one of the nine manifestations of the Holy Spirit which you will learn to walk in (1 Cor. 12:7-11).
The Value: When you speak in tongues, you are glorifying God (Acts 2:11) and speaking mysteries (1 Cor. 14:2). You are building yourself up in the Spirit (1 Cor. 14:4). It is your spirit praying (1 Cor. 14:14-15). Do it daily (1 Cor. 14:18). It energizes your spirit, and thus your entire being. Learn more here…
Why Do I Take the Lord’s Supper Regularly?
It’s a Means of Receiving God’s Power!
“…The Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, ‘This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.’ In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.’ For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes”.
Any time you gather with fellow believers, you can partake of the Lord’s Supper together as a remembrance of what He provided for you on the cross. His shed blood washed away your sins. His broken body purchased your healing (Isa. 53:5). So partake of these elements in faith, seeing His blood cleansing and washing you once again, and His broken body healing and restoring your body to full health.
How Do I Break Off Generational Sins and Curses Which Are Pulling Me Down?
“ …visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations” (Exodus 34:7).
Many of our sin tendencies are fueled by the sins of our previous generations, so we need to stop that by placing the cross of Christ between us and them, halting any negative energy streams.
In your prayer time, picture the cross of Christ positioned between you as a baby in your mother’s womb and the generational curses and sins flowing as an energy stream toward that baby. Say, “I command all generational sins and curses flowing from my father toward me to halt at the cross of Christ and I release that baby in the womb. In the name of Jesus Christ, you are free, you are free, you are free.” Take your time. See and feel the experience. You can pray it two or three times to deepen it. Follow up by repeating the process using “mother” rather than “father.” Learn more here…
How Do I Sever Ungodly Soul Ties?
Anyone you have a close relationship with (including sexual relationships) has a soul tie to you. There is energy flowing from them to you. If it is ungodly energy, then you want to cut the ungodly soul tie so it no longer flows toward you, messing you up. Picture a sword in your hand which is cutting an invisible chain between you and this person. Speak: “I take the sword of the Spirit and I cut the ungodly soul tie between (person’s name) and myself. I command all negative energy to fall to the ground in Jesus’ name.” Then swing your arm with the sword in it, 4-5 times as you see yourself cutting that chain, saying “I cut it, I cut it, I cut it, I cut it, I cut it.” See it snap and feel the freedom and release. Do this with each person you have an ungodly soul tie with. This may be 20 or 30 people, so you take the time to pray this 20 or 30 times, experiencing more and more freedom. Learn more here…
Can I Cast Out Demons? Do I Need Deliverance?
Jesus cast out demons regularly as He healed the sick. Satan’s demons promote sickness of soul and body (compulsive ungodly thoughts, fears, sins and sickness). When a person is under bondage caused by demons, the demons can be cast out in the name of Jesus. In the early Church, when people came to Christ it was normative to take them through deliverance. Since non-Christians are walking according to the power of satan and his hosts (Eph. 2:2,3), it is wise to get fully cleaned out as one comes to the Lord, so I suggest deliverance for everyone.
It is best to first remove the anchor that the demons are using to attach themselves to the individual. This is done by repentance of any sins which allow the demon a legal foothold. These sins can include harboring anger, unforgiveness and bitterness toward self or any other, living with unrepentant sins, current or past involvement with idols or false religions, or artifacts from false religions.
Then have the person speak, out loud, renouncing the demon, commanding it to go and then setting their will against it. Then you speak with authority: “I command this demon to leave now in Jesus’ name” (Lk. 10:17). Often there is a sigh or cough or other slight manifestation as the demon departs.
Now speak: “Holy Spirit, come and fill this area that was left vacant” and tell the person to go and sin no more, lest they pick up something worse than they just got delivered of (Matt. 12:43-45). More info here…
If you feel the demon stirring and yet not coming out, it is because it still has a legal root that is allowing it to stay. In that case, pray and ask the Lord to show you what the legal anchor is that the demon is hanging on to and then honor the spontaneous thoughts coming back to you, as they are God’s voice instructing you as to what more needs to be repented of. Repent and state your intention that, from this day on, by the power of the Spirit you are going to live in righteousness in this area. Tell the demon, “I renounce any and all past participation with you and I do not want to have anything more to do with you. I command you to go in Jesus name.” It is best to have one or two prayer warriors praying deliverance with you.
A “Contributing Strands Worksheet” is available here (along with other free resources), which you can complete to aid in the process of removing all legal roots which demons anchor into. Two of the seven prayers taught on this Contributing Strands Worksheet include breaking off of curses, and the ministry of inner healing. Learn how to pray these various prayers. Complete downloadable training on how to pray all seven prayers so you experience full freedom is available here.
Can I Lay Hands on the Sick and COMMAND Healing in Jesus’ Name?
Jesus healed the sick by laying hands on them and commanding them to be healed, and miracles of healing occurred. He commissioned us as His followers to do the same (Mk. 16:15-18). The Bible says: “By His scourging we are healed” (Isa 53:5). As you pray for healing, picture the price He paid to release healing into the person’s body for whom you are praying.
Speak the following: Jesus purchased healing for this body through the beating He received on Calvary. Lord, I honor the price You paid to heal this body. I receive Your sacrifice and gift of love, and I speak to this body in Jesus’ name and I command it to be healed in Jesus’ name! Be healed NOW, in Jesus’ name! I release the compassion, mercy and power of Almighty God into this body NOW. Be healed NOW, in Jesus’ name.
Test it out: Instruct the person to do something they could not do and discover if it is better. If not improved, or only partially improved, repeat the process, three or four times until they are fully healed, or nothing more is happening. You will be amazed at what God does as you step out in faith, using this pattern and praying with compassion for the sick.
Search Out a Spirit-Filled Group for Teaching, Fellowship and Prayer
“They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles. And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common; and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need. Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.”
You are now part of the body of Christ (Rom. 12:5; Eph. 4:25) and you honor one another (1 Pet. 2:18) and serve them with the gifts God has given you, even as they serve you with the gifts God has given them (1 Pet. 4:10). Walk in humility and meekness one toward another (Rom. 12:10). Working together you receive the full anointing to grow to maturity (Eph. 4:7-11). More here…
How Do I Meditate on Scripture?
“This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success”.
“They said to one another, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?”
You can have the same experience! Ask the Holy Spirit to give you insight and revelation as you prayerfully meditate on Scripture. Begin with Matthew and work your way through the entire New Testament. Then do the same with the Old Testament.
We recommend you download the free Bible software e-Sword. It has no cost training videos and several translations to get you started in meditating on the Bible. The two Bible translations I like best are the New American Stanard Bible and the New King James Version because they are so accurate. Also recommended is the book Basics in 21 Days which begins teaching you how to live naturally supernatural in the very first weeks of your Christian journey.
Make sure you purchase an accurate translation of the Bible so that what you are meditating on is truth, and not a wrong translation of what God originally spoke. Translations which are extremely accurate include: New King James Bible, New American Standard Bible Updated, Modern English Version, and the King James Easy Read Bible.
Versions with cross references can be helpful, however be cautious about versions with Bible notes as these notes are man’s ideas and man’s interpretations and may be good or may not be. It is best to prayerfully meditate on Scripture with the Holy Spirit as your Teacher, and do your own Bible research using e-Sword.