We have found the key to receiving peace, prosperity and great good from the Lord. Do you want to know the key? Or do you already have all the peace, all the finances or all the goodness you need? I would peradventure to say, you do not!
Job 22:21(amp) says, "Acquaint now yourself with Him [agree with God and show yourself to be conformed to His will] and be at peace; by that [you shall prosper and great] good shall come to you." There it is!
1) Acquaint yourself - become familiar with...God! Getting to know someone means spending time finding out what they like or dislike, or what's of great importance. God gave us a way to acquaint ourselves with Him. It's called His Word. Everything we want to know about Him is in the Bible. We need to read the Book and commune with Him in prayer. Those we spend time with, we become like.
2) Agree with God! Agree means to be of the same opinion. If God says, "By Jesus stripes you are healed.", then you ARE! Agree or consent, to that! Believe that you ARE! Don't allow any opinion but the opinion of God to come out of your mouth. No matter what your body feels, no matter what a doctors report says, God's Word has final authority. "For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart." Hebrews 4:12 (Amp) By your consistent, steady, faithful, agreement will you begin to experience the manifested promise in your body. The requisite is never giving up your agreement with Him no matter what! In that way you become conformed to His will, because you are acting on/doing the Word!
Remember, confession is useless if it's not from your heart and if it doesn't show up in your actions. One can't 'think' they are healed, they must believe with the heart and confess with the mouth. Mental agreement will be insufficient in the face of adversity, and we give up easily.
Peace will come if you acquaint and agree, because you have confidence in and with God. You know without doubt that He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that you ask or think! (Eph. 3:20) Which then brings the prosperity and great good!
I know people want to know why trials or tribulations come. Let me reassure you, that it's in those times, we are educated by the Holy Spirit in our acquaintance with Him, causing us to become responsible to use our faith. Thus we mature in faith! So count it all joy knowing that the trying of our faith is working patience. And when patience has her perfect work we will be entire - wanting nothing!
Pastors Michael & Ginny Gulotta
Pro. 11:25 "The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself."