Activate Your Account
I want to talk to you today about the spiritual “Trifecta”
So, first let me ask you a question about the first “A”:
What do you think of when I say the word “anticipation”?
To most people it means heart palpitations! It means anxiety! It means waiting and waiting and never receiving what you’re waiting for!
“Anticipate” means something very different. It means:
- To Expect
- To Foresee
- To Predict
- To Be hopeful of
- To wait for
Only one out of 5 has anything to do with waiting and all of the others have a positive meaning!
Let’s look at Anticipation…
Wayne Gretzsky, “The Great One” was asked why he was so great. He said that most hockey players skate to where the puck is but he skates to where it’s going! That’s anticipation!
A tackler on a football team becomes a world class player when they “anticipate” what the opposing quarterback is going to do.
A Detective “anticipates” a criminal’s next move and catches him.
If we could learn to anticipate what the devil is going to do we wouldn’t be caught by surprise! And if we understood God’s Will better we would anticipate blessings all the time!
The next word is “Activate”. I want to talk to you about Activating your Faith!
The Bible tells us some precious and wonderful things…
3 John 2 “Beloved, above all other things, I pray that you would prosper and be in good health to the same extent that your soul prospers.”
He prays for 3 things:
- Financial Prosperity
- Physical Prosperity
- Spiritual Prosperity
So, what do you think? Does God want us to prosper? Amen!
Well here are some areas we can start to get that prosperity in:
Colossians 2:3 tells us that all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are in Christ and James 1:5 tells us if we lack wisdom we should just ask for it!
2 Peter 1:3 tells us that we have been given “everything need for a blessed and godly life”… that’s physical life and spiritual life!
Ephesians 1:3 tells us that we have already been “blessed with all spiritual blessings” in Christ too!
1 Peter 2:24 tells us, concerning physical sickness and disease: “by his stripes we are healed”!
Hey, and if these are not enough to convince you that we have it all just look at this:
The Bible tells us that Jesus has inherited everything and Romans 8:17 tells us that we are “joint heirs” with Jesus! So, everything is yours! I said “everything”!
Now, I just received a new Master Card Bank Card in the mail. It’s linked to my checking account so it can act as any one of three things:
- A check cashing card to verify that my check is good
- A debit card so I can make deposits or withdrawals from an ATM machine
- A credit card so I can charge a purchase and pay it later
The instructions to activate it for use were simple. All I had to do was to call the 800 number from my home phone and then punch in the numbers on the card, verify my password and the card would be ready to use.
Activation turned out to be very simple. All I did was to follow the instructions and now I can use that new bank card.
As I thought about this simple process with which to make transactions easier for myself I began to see some powerful spiritual principles.
- We all have access to our “joint account” with Jesus in the Bank of Heaven! (remember, we’re Joint Heirs!)
- He has sent me a brand new “Give the MASTER CHARGE Bank Card” with which to make transactions here on earth!
- I can use it at any spiritual ATM machine anywhere, anytime!
- Because my name is on the card it verifies whom I am and my spiritual check is good anywhere!
- There is no limit to my credit and I can get anything I need for “life and godliness”!
- If I need Healing; I can get it!
- If I need Deliverance; it’s guaranteed!
- If I lack wisdom; it’s mine for the asking!
- I can have whatever I need because all the riches of God are available to me because Jesus opened up this joint account for me! All I need to do is ACTIVATE the card and then USE IT!
The instructions we need to ACTIVATE our “He’s my MASTER card” are simple:
- Just call up the Bank of Heaven at 1-800- 467-2833 … OR 1-800- I M SAVED!
- Then I give my account number which is: 8432-566363-53787 OR “THE BLOOD OF JESUS”!
- Then I give my password which is; are you ready for this? “Mark 9:23 OR “ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE TO HIM WHO BELIEVES!”
Now we’re ready for the third “A”…
When we appropriate something we take it and make it our own.
Once we start to believe how much God loves us and how much he has already provided for us through Christ and we can start to “Anticipate” the blessings of God. Once that happens we have a “deposit of faith” inside of us!
Then we “Activate our Faith” when we remind ourselves of these things and call upon the Name of the Lord. That “deposit of faith” is in our hearts and when we start to “confess with our mouths” what we “believe in our hearts” we start to appropriate what we believe!
The Bible tells us that we “believe with our hearts and receive with our mouths”. That’s what “Appropriation” is all about! It’s about getting a deposit of faith into your “Give the Master Charge” account and then activate it by talking about it!