by: Tom Lo
This is an excerpt from the book, "The Two Kinds of Life," by EW Kenyon.
God is a Spirit. He created man so He can create new flesh where disease has destroyed it. God created this world of ours, filled it with rocks and all these physical objects by just the Word of Faith. This Word of Faith can rebuild destroyed tissues in our bodies. You can understand that our combat is not with physical things, but with spiritual things. Our enemies are spirits. The diseases that afflict men are spiritual. When our reasoning faculties are convinced of these realities, disease is defeated. The ills that afflict men are spiritual ones. We are masters of those things. In the Name of Jesus we reign as kings. We take "the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit, which is the Word of God." The combat is a combat fought with our lips.
In our lips is the Word of God, the Sword of the Spirit. With that Word we conquer disease. We say, "Disease, in the Name of Jesus Christ, stop being. Cancer, in the Name of Jesus, shrivel up and stop being. T.B., in the Name of Jesus, leave that body." We are masters. He made us masters. He made us to rule them as He did in His earth walk. "With all prayer and supplication praying at all seasons in the Spirit, and watching thereunto in all perseverance and supplication for all the saints." 2 Cor. 3:5-6: "Not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to account anything as from ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God; who also made us sufficient as ministers of a New Covenant." He has given to us His own sufficiency, His own ability.
The word, "dunamis" translated "power" means "ability." Take this scripture as an illustration : "Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us." It is according to the ability of God that is at work within us. God's marvelous ability is at work within us. We are equipped by God and with God.
We have His Word that created the Universe.
We have His Word that can slay or make alive.
We have the Name of Jesus; and all the authority of Heaven is back of it and is invested in it.
We have the power of attorney to use that Name.
We have the great and mighty Holy Spirit Who raised Jesus from the dead dwelling in us.
We have the same ability at work within us that wrought in Christ in His earth walk. Read carefully Ephesians 1 :19-23: "I want you to know what the exceeding greatness of the ability of God is to usward who believe. It is according to the strength of His might which He wrought in Christ when He raised Him from the dead." Our equipment is spiritual, and spiritual things are mightier than physical. The Church has ability today to destroy the atheistic forces that seek to wipe out the effect of Christian civilization in Europe. The Church does not know that it has His ability. The Church is utterly ignorant of her place in the purpose of God.
Wars are created by demons, carried on by demon inspiration; but the Church is the master of demons. 1 John 4:4: "You are of God, my little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world." How little we have appreciated this! The mighty Holy Spirit, who renewed the face of the earth, who healed the sick and raised the dead, who hushed the sea through Christ, is the same Holy Spirit that we have today. He has lost none of His ability. The Father has tried to tell us that this One in us is greater than the demoniacal forces of the earth.
He says, "Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. You are masters. You are rulers. Demons cannot rule the world without your consent." I have given you `all authority' over all the power of the enemy. Now go and exercise it!" 1 Cor. 1:30: "But of Him are you in Christ Jesus, who was made unto us wisdom from God." Here Jesus is made unto us wisdom. It is God's wisdom, not man's. It is the wisdom that is greater than Satanic wisdom.