HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” (Mark 11:24).
Consecration is entered by an act of faith. You are to take the gift from God, believe you have, and confess that you have it. Step out on it firmly, and let the devil know you have it as well as the Lord. When once you say to Him boldly, “I am Thine,” He answers back from the heavenly heights, “Thou art Mine,” and the echoes go ringing down through all your life, “Mine! Thine!” If you dare confess Christ as your Saviour and Sanctifier He has bound Himself to make it a reality, but you must stand behind His mighty Word.
It is the essence of testimony to tell of what Jesus has promised to become to you. It is right to have glorious words of thanksgiving, but these are not exactly testimony. God would have us put our seal on the promises, and lift up our hands and acknowledge them as ours.
Then you are to ignore the old life and reckon it no longer yours if it should come up again. Every time it appears to say, “This is from the underworld. I am sitting in heavenly places with Christ.” There is no reason for you to continue living in the past. The Bible declares that the old things are past away and behold all things have become new. Therefore, your hope is now built on nothing less than Jesus and His righteousness. That is the promise and you must accept it as it is and move on. If ever you find yourself living in the past life, have a little talk with Jesus and tell Him all about it. He will make a way for you.
Do not hold on to what people think about you or will plot about you, it is time to pray, believe and receive the promises of your heavenly Father. God bless and keep us in His perfect will. AMEN