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The Word Must Prevail

Many times, a believer will continually confess his problems to others. He talks about what he is trying to do, but his solutions never seem to work. Actually, by constantly talking to others the problem is magnified and the emotions become wounded.

There are times when the believer needs other Christians to help him bear his burdens (2); yet, he does not need them to be a sounding board to his negativity. As his mind is centered on his struggles, his capacity for learning the Word of God decreases. Satan wants the believer to make confessions according to sight. A Christian only compounds his problem when he speaks negative thoughts about a situation or person. Eventually, he feels the effects of his confession. The mind is always resisting the solution while it is entertaining the difficulty. Many people, when faced with situations that are against them, substitute human reasoning for faith in God’s reasoning. The believer’s faith is to be in God’s reasoning.

Many do not have a final healing because they rationalize in their natural mind and through natural viewpoint. In reference to salvation, the Lord says, “Come now, and let us reason together… though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool” (Isaiah 1:18). The reasoning is coming to doctrine and getting precise truth. The Word of God must prevail over the mind.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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