Once again, the Lord started the confirmations before I sent out the message!
Confession #7 from the book is:
“It is God’s Spirit that gives me LIFE. The flesh counts for NOTHING (it doesn’t get a vote ~ its report is irrelevant). The WORDS that God has spoken are SPIRIT and they are LIFE.” (John 6:63)
This is why fasting helps us be able to receive what God is freely giving. When we fast, we crucify and silence our flesh. We literally train ourselves that the report of our flesh counts for nothing ~ so that our flesh does not dictate to and dominate us, but that we dictate to and dominate our flesh. Through silencing our flesh and bringing it into submission in this way, and at the same time pursuing the Lord and filling up with (eating & digesting) Him and His Word, we begin to be strengthened in and dominated by His Spirit.
This revelation alone can save your life!!!
Last Tuesday evening (right after I sent out the wrap up message from confession #6, still planning to send out #7 the next day), I was trying to catch up on more of the past Joyce broadcasts, I skipped over a handful of them and went to a more recent one called “A 30 Day Challenge 1.” (This link used to go to Joyce’s website, but the video has now been removed. Link now goes to youtube.)
In this message, she issues a challenge to the body of Christ to spend 30 minutes a day STUDYING (as opposed to just READING) the Word. It is a great message, in which she quotes the verse our new confession is based on (John 6:63)!!
The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life. John 6:63 NIV ’84
The next morning (Wednesday), I started to listen to what I thought was part 2 of that message – but it turned out to be the same message repeated, so I listened to the next message “How to STUDY the Bible.” And once again, she emphasized John 6:63!!!
In that message, Joyce also discussed our past theme again, as she further explained that STUDYING (as opposed to just reading), involves EATING and MEDITATING ON the Word (specifically saying the Word is “FOOD” and “MEDICINE” again)!
John 6:63 has also come up since then in some Scripture cards I’ve been going through! Several other confirmations to send of former themes, but will send them in separate messages!
Blessings and Prayers! Laura