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FAITH TAKES BACK WHAT THE DEVIL'S STOLEN

By Kenneth Hagin >r!

Contents
1 Respon#ing to ?o#6s ?i/ts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!; 2 .hings .hat &ha7e 3aith!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11 < Han#ling Contra#ictory .houghts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1+ ( 3aith .a7es!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!2<

A &inner6s $rayer .o Recei"e >esus as &a"ior!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!29

Chapter 1 RESPONDING TO GOD'S GIFTS

.he other #ay began thin7ing about the 5or# @ta7e,@ an# began to reali2e that things ha"e to be ta7en in the spiritual real1! .hey #on6t Aust /all on you! Bou ha"e to reach out an# ta7e the1! &al"ation is an e:a1ple! =i# any o/ you get sa"e# 5ithout reaching out an# ta7ing 5hat ?o# 5as o//ering youC =i# sal"ation Aust /all on youC 9r #i# you respon# an# reach out an# ta7e the gi/t ?o# 5as o//ering you in sal"ationC Ho5 1any business1en attain success 5ithout going out an# ta7ing itC =o they Aust sit bac7 in their o//ices, put their /eet up on their #es7s, an# say, @Dell, 61 a business1an! 7no5 all the business principles@E an# ha"e big business #eals /all on the1C )ot o/ten! .hey are success/ul because they go out, ta7e hol# o/ situations, an# 1a7e the1 5or7! t see1s that 1an is progra11e# to be a success! =o any o/ you not 5ant to succee#C 6"e ne"er 1et anybo#y 5ho #i#n6t 5ant to succee#, ha"e youC E"erybo#y 6"e e"er 1et has 5ante# to be a success! &o1e people 1ay say they #on6t 5ant to be a success, but #on6t listen to their 5or#s! Datch their actions! .heir actions pro"e they 5ant to be a success,
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because they6re out there stri"ing /or it e"ery #ay! &uccess co1es 5hen an in#i"i#ual reali2es 5hat he has, 5ho he is, an# 5hat abilities he possesses in the natural! .hen he ta7es those abilities an# surroun#s hi1sel/ 5ith people 5ho ha"e abilities in areas 5here he is 5ea7! .hey 1a7e a strong tea1 an# go out an# ta7e success! %sually, i/ you stu#y business partners closely, you 5ill /in# that one has e:pertise in one area an# his partner has e:pertise in another area! $ut the1 together, an# they ha"e e:pertise in all areas o/ their business! / they nee# 1ore e:pertise, they6ll go out an# /in# #epart1ent hea#s or super"isors to han#le those Aobs! An# they beco1e success/ul! 61 tal7ing about natural things here! li7e to bring things #o5n to 5here you can see the parallel bet5een success in the natural an# success in the spiritual li/e! Most people try to #i"orce the t5o, putting natural li/e in one corner an# spiritual li/e in another! But the truth is8 Bou are a natural hu1an being! Bou li"e in a natural 5orl#! At the sa1e ti1e, ho5e"er, you are a spiritual beingEa spirit! Bou li"e in a spirit 5orl#! Bou 1ust learn to co1bine the t5o 5ith ?o# an# beco1e an e:plosi"e /orce in both areas o/ your li/e! .hat6s 5here the 5or# @ta7e@ co1es in! t6s a s1all 5or#, @ta7e!@ Dhen say the 5or# @ta7e,@ 1ost people i11e#iately get a "isual i1pression in their 1in#s!
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Dhether you reali2e it or not, 5hen you hear a 5or#, it auto1atically triggers a 1e1ory ban7 in this co1puter brain o/ ours, an# that 1e1ory ban7 brings up a certain #e/inition or i1age o/ that 5or#! =i//erent people see #i//erent pictures! Dhen hear the 5or# @ta7e,@ the i1age it triggers in 1y 1in# is a han# reaching out ta7ing hol# o/ so1ething! Dhat 7in# o/ 1ental picture #o you getC t #oesn6t 1atter 5hich translation o/ the Bible you o5n0 it still contains <2,''' pro1ises 1a#e by ?o# Hi1sel/! 3or 5ho1 #i# >esus purchase these <2,''' pro1isesC 3or ?o#C 3or the angelsC )o, they #on6t nee# the1! >esus purchase# the1 /or the Church o/ the 4or# >esus ChristEthe ecclesiaEthe calle#*out ones! ?o# ga"e us >esus8 all that He is, all that He has, an# all that He has #one! .hat6s 5hat has been gi"en to the Church! &econ# $eter 18< says, "According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness ...." )otice the 5or# @hath@ in that &cripture! s @hath@ past tense, present tense, or /uture tenseC $astF / so1eone @hath@ Gor hasH #one so1ething /or you, it6s yours! / ?o# @hath@ gi"en unto us all things that pertain to li/e an# go#liness, ho5 shoul# 5e respon#C &uppose 61 a5ay /ro1 ho1e hol#ing a ser"ice, an# a #eli"ery boy 5al7s through the #oor o/ the church an# says, @.elegra1 /or you!@ open that telegra1 an# it announces that the richest 1an in the 5orl# has rea# one
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o/ 1y boo7sEhe li7es 1eEan# he has put I1 1illion into 1y ban7 account in .ulsa, 97laho1a! E"erybo#y 5oul# praise ?o# 5ith 1e, 5oul#n6t theyC But suppose the ne:t #ay you acco1pany 1e to the airport an# sit in the 5aiting roo1 5hining an# co1plaining, @ sure 5oul# li7e to go bac7 to .ulsaF sure 5oul# li7e to go bac7 ho1e, but ha"en6t got a tic7et!@ Bou6# say, @Hey, thought you ha# I1 1illion #o5n there in your ban7 accountF Bou got that telegra1 5hile you 5ere here! .he 1oney6s yours!@ @9h, yes! ho1e!@ 7no5 that! sure 5ish coul# get

Bou6# thin7 so1ething 5as the 1atter 5ith 1e i/ sai# that! Bou 5oul# 7no5 all ha# to #o 5as go to the counter an# purchase a tic7et, 5rite out a chec7, or charge itEbecause ha# 1oney in the ban7 to bac7 it! Dell, 5hat is the #i//erence bet5een that an# spiritual thingsC ?o# hath alrea#y gi"en us e"erything that pertaineth to li/e an# go#liness! Dhat are 5e sitting aroun# /or, 5hining, crying, an# saying to one another, @ Aust #on6t 7no5 5hat is going to happen! #on6t 7no5 i/ 61 going to be able to 1a7e it or not! .he #e"il has been a/ter 1e! My li/e is so torn upF@ .hat6s 5hat a lot o/ people are #oingF #i#n6t say they aren6t born again! #i#n6t say they aren6t /ille# 5ith the &pirit! .hey ha"e alrea#y been gi"en e"erything that pertains to li/e an# go#liness!
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.hat6s 5here the 5or# @ta7e@ co1es in! By /aith reach out an# ta7e 5hat belongs to you! Begin to li"e in the success, happiness, an# liberty o/ the po5er o/ the Dor# o/ ?o#! 3aith ta7es itF &o1eone 5rote that the 5or# @recei"e@ in Mar7 1182( coul# be translate# @ta7e 5ith /orce@ or @sei2e 5ith a grip that cannot be sha7en loose!@ Recei"e 5hat ?o# has /or you! Ho5C By reaching up in /aith an# ta7ing itF .he proble1 is that 1ost people are 5aiting /or ?o# to ho"er o"er the1 li7e you #o o"er your /lo5ers! .hey6re 5aiting /or ?o# to stan# o"er the top o/ the1 5ith a little 5atering pot! .hen they6ll get e:cite# an# say, @?o# Aust poure# 1e out a blessingF@ )o, ?o# poure# out a blessing on the Church so1e 2,''' years ago 5hen >esus Christ Hi1sel/, suspen#e# bet5een hea"en an# earth on that rugge# cross, sai#, @ t is /inishe#!@ >esus #ie#, 5ent into the pits o/ hell, an# /ought 5ith the ene1y! .hen He rose "ictorious o"er #eath, hell, an# the gra"e, ascen#e#, an# sat #o5n at the right han# o/ the 3ather! He purchase# all there is in li/e an# go#linessEan# He has gi"en it to the Church! De #on6t ha"e to 5ait /or ?o# to co1e by an# pour us out a blessingF All 5e ha"e to #o is 7no5 5ho 5e are in Christ, 5hat 5e are in Christ, 5hat the Dor# o/ ?o# says, reach up, an# ta7e 5hat belongs to usF .he Holy &pirit coul# say to us, li7e the angels sai# to those 5ho 5ere ga2ing hea"en5ar# a/ter >esus6
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ascension, "Why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus which is ta!en up from you into heaven shall so come in li!e manner as ye have seen him go into heaven" GActs 1811H! .hen the angels a##e#, @)o5 go #o 5hat He tol# you to #o!@ .oo o/ten Christians are sitting here in this 5orl#, ga2ing o// into the /ar blue yon#er, loo7ing /or so1e 7in# o/ @pie in the s7y,@ singing about @the s5eet by* an#*by,@ or tal7ing about ho5 great it6s going to be @on the other si#e!@ t6s going to be goo#Ean# than7 ?o# /or itEbut 5hat 61 intereste# in is 5hat can help 1e in the no5! )o5 is 5hen 61 li"ing! )o5 is 5hen nee# so1ething to carry 1e through the energy crisis, econo1ic recession, etc!Enot in the s5eet by*an#*by! .han7 ?o# /or the pro1ise o/ hea"enE nee# that as inspiration to 7eep 1e goingEbut nee# so1ething to carry 1e right no5 in the /ace o/ the #ar7ness o/ this 5orl#! .he Dor# o/ ?o# says @ta7e itF@

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Chapter 2 THINGS THAT SHAKE FAITH

/ 5e go to the story o/ $eter 5al7ing on the 5ater, 5e /in# that once he steppe# outsi#e the boat, he really #i# begin to 5al7 on the 5ater! But 5hat happene# 5hen he too7 his attention o// o/ >esus an# the po5er an# /aith o/ ?o#C Dhat happene# 5hen $eter began to loo7 at a ban7 o/ 5a"es on one si#e o/ hi1Ean# then sa5 another ban7 o/ 5a"es on the other si#eC As long as $eter 7ept his eyes on >esus, he 5al7e# up an# o"er the crest o/ those 5a"esEbut 5hen the ne:t 5a"e loo7e# li7e it 5as going to brea7 o"er hi1, $eter began to sin7! .he sa1e circu1stances that cause# $eter to sin7 are robbing 1o#ern Christians o/ their happiness an# Aoy an# are 7eeping us /ro1 ta7ing 5hat ?o# alrea#y has gi"en us by /aith! 4i7e $eter, 5e ha"e begun to loo7, listen, an# /eel the po5er o/ the ene1y! De ha"e gotten our eyes o// o/ ?o# an# the things o/ ?o#! .he 5a"es o/ #epression, sa#ness, sic7ness, #isease, an# short ban7 accounts ha"e beco1e a part o/ our li/e! .he /irst thing that is robbing us is the things 5e /eel! $eter /elt the 5in# blo5ing on hi1! Bou can6t see the 5in#, but you can /eel the e//ects o/ it! n that 5ay, it6s li7e the Holy &pirit! Bou can6t see the Holy &pirit,
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but you certainly can see the e//ects o/ the Holy &pirit, /or He is tangible, Aust li7e the 5in# is! &econ#, $eter 5as a//ecte# by the things he sa5! He sa5 the threatening 5a"es! Dhat 7in#s o/ things #o 5e see in the 69's to sha7e our /aithC De see tele"ision ne5scasts an# ne5spapers an# 1aga2ines /ille# 5ith reports o/ /ear, #oubt, unbelie/, an# #epression! De /eel the pinch o/ in/lation e"ery ti1e 5e go to the grocery store or pull into a gas station! But 5ant you to 7no5 that you can reach up by the han# o/ /aith an# ta7e 5hat belongs to you! Bou can begin to clai1 ?o#6s pro1ises! Bou #o not ha"e to be s5ept un#er by #epression or the crises o/ this 5orl#! #on6t 7no5 ho5 ?o# is going to #o it, but in His Dor# He has pro1ise# He shall supply @all your nee# accor#ing to his riches in glory by Christ >esus@ G$hil! (819H! n the su11er o/ 198', the crusa#e tea1 an# tra"ele# /ro1 97laho1a to Cali/ornia, up the Dest Coast o/ Cana#a, an# then all the 5ay across Cana#a! &o1ebo#y as7e# 1e, @Aren6t you a/rai#C .hey6"e been tal7ing about a /uel shortage! Dhat i/ you get your bus out there in the 1i##le o/ the #esert an# you can6t buy gasC@ replie#, @?o# too7 care o/ the chil#ren o/ srael! As long as they belie"e# Hi1, they 5al7e# across the burning san#, an# not one ounce o/ shoe leather 5as burne# o// o/ the botto1 o/ those san#als they 5ere
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5earing! My ?o# is the sa1e ?o# to#ay! He6s still the sa1e >eho"ah 5ho carrie# the chil#ren o/ srael! He is still El &ha##aiEthe ?o# 5ho is 1ore than enough! @An# i/ He has to, He 5ill 1anu/acture #iesel in that /uel tan7Ean# 5e6ll carry the ?ospel o/ the 4or# >esus Christ! a1 sche#uling 1ore crusa#es, as a 1atter o/ /act! 6"e alerte# the crusa#e tea1 to be rea#y /or the1!@ 61 going to ta7e 5hat is right/ully 1ine! .he Dor# o/ ?o# says it6s 1ine! 6"e rea# this Boo7! .his Boo7 tells 1e that it belongs to 1e, an# 61 not about to let the #e"il steal 5hat belongs to 1e! &uppose you #ro"e up to your house an# /oun# a 1o"ing "an bac7e# up to your #oor an# 1en busy 1o"ing all your belongings out o/ the house! Bou 5oul# as7, @Dhat is going on hereC@ &uppose a 1an 5al7e# up to you an# sai#, @Here6s the #ee#! .his says the house belongs to 1e, an# 61 1o"ing in! 6"e sol# all this /urniture, an# 61 1o"ing it out! 61 going to be 1o"ing 1y /urniture in an# li"ing here!@ Bou 5oul#n6t 5al7 bac7 to your car an# say to your 5i/e, @Dell, honey, thought that this 5as our house, but that 1an has a piece o/ paper that says it belongs to hi1! #on6t 7no5 ho5 it happene#! De pai# it o// last year, but guess it belongs to hi1, so 5e 1ight as 5ell go #o5n to Aunt Mary6s an# see i/ they6ll let us spen# the night until can /igure out so1ething to #o!@
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)ot one o/ you 5oul# #o this! Bou 5oul# go to the proper authorities an# /in# out 5hat 5as going on! Bet 5hat are 5e, as the Church o/ the 4or# >esus Christ, #oing 5hen the #e"il co1es by, bac7s up his 1o"ing "an, an# steals our Aoy 5hile 1o"ing in his sic7ness an# #iseaseC De say, @Dell, thought the 4or# 5as going to ta7e care o/ 1e, but guess He isn6t!@ .hat6s 5hat is the 1atter 5ith us0 5e are allo5ing the #e"il to rob us nee#lessly! ?o# alrea#y has gi"en us all things that pertain to go#liness an# happiness an# li/e! .his "erse says that all o/ us can li"e in happiness! t says that all o/ us can li"e in prosperity! t says that all o/ us can li"e in health! t says that all o/ us can li"e 5ith spiritual authority! t says that all o/ us ha"e beco1e Aoint*heirs 5ith >esus Christ! De are the sons o/ ?o#F Dhen the #e"il bac7s his 1o"ing "an up to 1y property, loo7 hi1 sJuare in the eye an# say, @HeyE #i#n6t you see that )9 .RE&$A&& )? sign out thereC ?et your 1o"ing "an out o/ here! $ac7 your goo#s up, Mr! =e"il! Bou ha"e no right an# no authority to co1e in an# steal 1y happiness, 1y health, 1y Aoy, 1y /inances, an# 1y prosperity! ha"e ta7en the1 by /aith! ?o# sai# they are 1ine! Bou ha"e no right an# no authority to the1!@ .hat6s 5hat you 5oul# tell that 1an i/ he bac7e# a 1o"ing "an up to your house unbi##en! Bou 5oul# say, @.his is 1ine! Bou ha"e no authorityEyou ha"e no right
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Ehere!@ An# you 5oul# run hi1 o// the place! =o the sa1e thing 5ith the Dor# o/ ?o# 5hen the #e"il co1es to steal 5hat belongs to youF .a7e the Dor# o/ ?o# an# begin to say, @ t is 5ritten, Mr! =e"il! t is 5ritten ! ! ! ta7e it by the Dor# o/ ?o# an# by /aith!@ GBou 5ill /in# that the Dor# o/ ?o# says in Matthe5 11812 that the "iolent ta7e the 7ing#o1 by /orce!H t re1in#s 1e o/ a story hear# =a# tell! He sai# it ca1e /ro1 &1ith Diggles5orth! A 5o1an le/t her house one #ay an# starte# 5al7ing #o5n the street to 5ait /or a bus! Her little ol# #og /ollo5e# her! .he 5o1an loo7e# at the #og an# sai#, @)o5, honey, you can6t go to#ay! ?o bac7 to the house!@ .he little ol# #og #i#n6t pay any attention! t Aust 5agge# its tail 1ore an# 7ept trotting right behin# her! .he 5o1an stoppe# again, loo7e# bac7, an# sai#, @)o5, honey, you can6t go to#ay! ?o on bac7 to the house!@ &he procee#e# on #o5n the street an# 5aite# on the corner /or the bus! .hat little ol# #og Aust 5al7e# aroun# her, his tail /lopping, lic7ing her on the /eet an# sitting there, panting, loo7ing up at her, li7e little ol# #ogs #o! By this ti1e, the bus 5as co1ing #o5n the street! .he 5o1an loo7e# at the #og an# sai#, @?E. BACK %$ .9 .HE H9%&EF@ An# that #og tuc7e# its tail bet5een its legs an#E2oo1FEit got bac7 on that /ront porch in a
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hurry! &1ith Diggles5orth sai#, @.hat6s the 5ay you ha"e to #eal 5ith the #e"il! He6ll ta7e all that 6honey6 business you 5ant to gi"e hi1! But i/ you really 1ean business, ta7e the Dor# o/ ?o# an# say, 6 t is 5ritten! ?et out o/ here, #e"ilF resist you in the )a1e o/ >esusF6 An# you 5ill get results!@

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Chapter 3 HAND ING CONTRADICTOR! THO"GHTS

De 1ust Juic7ly cast a5ay e"ery thought that is contrary to the Dor# o/ ?o#! )o, you can6t 7eep a bir# /ro1 /lying o"er your hea#, but you certainly can 7eep it /ro1 buil#ing a nest in your hairF Dhen you start this 5al7 o/ /aith an# start to ta7e things by /aith, you can6t 7eep the #e"il /ro1 bringing his contra#ictory thoughts an# contra#ictory circu1stances /or you to seeEbut you can re/use to thin7 on the1! Bou can co1bat his #e"ices by Juoting, @ t is 5ritten! t is 5ritten! ta7e 5hat belongs to 1e, Mr! =e"il, because the Dor# says that no 5eapon /or1e# against 1e 5ill prosper G sa! ;(!1+H! .he Dor# says, Mr! =e"il, that 1y bo#y is heale# by the po5er o/ ?o#! t is 5ritten, Mr! =e"il, that 1y e"ery nee# is 1et!@ De6"e got nearly 2,''' stu#ents in RHEMA Bible .raining Center in .ulsa, 97laho1a! 9ur 1ore than 9'* acre ca1pus has se"eral 1illion #ollars 5orth o/ i1pro"e1ents an# buil#ings on it! .hey #i#n6t get there by 1y sitting aroun# 1y o//ice saying, @Dell, guess i/ the 4or# 5ants us to ha"e it, He 5ill gi"e it to us!@ )o, those i1pro"e1ents got there by Brother
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Hagin, 1ysel/, an# a lot o/ other people ta7ing the Dor# o/ ?o# an# #eli"ering it in the #e"il6s /ace 5hene"er the out/lo5 5as 1ore than the inco1e! 9nce 5as caught in a terrible cash /lo5 crunch! / ha# listene# to the ene1y, 5ho ha# begun to ca1p on 1y shoul#er an# tal7 in 1y ear, still 5oul# be hi#ing un#er 1y #es7, a/rai# to stic7 1y hea# out! 5oul# listen to that ol# boy about all coul#, an# then 5oul# Au1p to 1y /eet an# say, @Mr! =e"il, ?E. 9%. 93 HEREF ?E. 9%. 93 MB 933 CEF@ ha"e actually 7ic7e# hi1 out Aust li7e that! @?E. 9%. 93 MB 933 CEF . & DR ..E)F . & DR ..E)F . & DR ..E)F .AKE DHA. ?9= HA& $R9M &E= MEF .AKE . BB 3A .HF@ An# he 5oul# reply, @But 5here is the 1oney co1ing /ro1C@ 5oul# ans5er, @ #on6t 7no5 5here it6s co1ing /ro1! .hat6s not 1y part o/ the contract! My part o/ the contract is to belie"e ?o#! t6s ?o#6s part to 1a7e it co1e true! An# the Dor# o/ ?o# says that He ne"er /ails! He ne"er has /aile# up until no5, an# He6s not going to /ail 1e no5, Mr! =e"il! &o get out o/ hereF@ He6ll ta7e o// /or a 5hile, but he 5on6t stay gone long! He soon co1es bac7, battering at the sa1e #oor! / you #on6t 7eep rein/orcing that #oor 5ith the /aith it ta7es, he e"entually 5ill batter it #o5n! An# i/ he e"er batters it #o5n an# gets his /oot in the #oor, you are in trouble! .he best 5ay to co1bat the
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#e"il is not to let hi1 get a /oothol# in the /irst placeF 3or e:a1ple, ho5 1any o/ you ha"e e"er 5a7ene# 5ith a little scratching sensation in your throatC %sually 5e ten# to ignore it, hoping it 5ill go a5ay! But by the en# o/ the #ay, i/ 5e ha"en6t #ealt 5ith it, the thing 5ill ha"e hol# o/ you! t is har#er to get your healing then, a/ter it has hol# o/ you, than it is in the 1orning 5hen you ha"e that /irst sy1pto1! ?rab the Dor# o/ ?o# an# run the ene1y a5ay be/ore he e"er gets a goo# start unpac7ing! G t6s al5ays easier to 1o"e so1ebo#y out o/ a roo1 be/ore they unpac7!H .a7e it by /aith! &y1pto1s 1ay lingerEyou 1ay ha"e to clear your throatEbut #on6t pay any attention to the sy1pto1s! Re1e1ber, the /ig tree in the Bible story 5as #ea# 5hen >esus curse# it, e"en though its lea"es still 5ere 5a"ing green in the bree2e! t 5asn6t until 2( hours later that those lea"es turne# bro5n an# the #isciples notice# it ha# #ie#! .he tree actually #ie# 5hen >esus curse# it! .he 1inute you /irst reach out by /aith an# ta7e hol# o/ that sic7ness, #isease, or 5hate"er, an# co11an# it to turn loose, it beco1es a reality in the spirit 5orl#! Bour constant hol#ing /ast to your con/ession 5ill bring it into reality in the natural, physical 5orl# in 5hich you li"e! .he thing that stops 1ost people 5hen they reach out an# ta7e hol# o/ 5hat they nee# by /aith is that their
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grasp is 5ea7! Re1e1ber, ?o# alrea#y has gi"en you <2,''' pro1ises! He has alrea#y gi"en you all that pertains to li/e an# go#liness! Dhat you 1ust #o by /aith to recei"e these pro1ises is reach out an# grab the1 5ith a grip that can6t be sha7en by the least 5in#, 5a"e, or any other contra#ictory circu1stance! Hol# onto these pro1ises! Bes, you 1ay /eel li7e your situation is hol#ing you rather than you are hol#ing it, but 7eep con/essing ?o#6s Dor#! &ay, @ 6"e ta7en it by /aith! t belongs to 1e! .he Dor# says so!@ &oon you 5ill ha"e hol# o/ 5hat you are belie"ing ?o# /or! .he contra#ictory circu1stances 5ill be gone, an# you6ll be 5al7ing on to another "ictory! .hen you6ll reach out by /aith an# grab hol# o/ so1ething else, an# you6ll conJuer it! &oon you6ll reach out an# grab so1ething else an# conJuer it, too! An# you6ll 7eep 5al7ing, con/essing, cli1bing, cli1bing, cli1bing! )o, there ne"er is a plateau! Bou 5ill continue to cli1b until the #ay >esus Christ splits the clou#s o/ glory an# ta7es us out o/ this 5orl#! .here shoul# be a continual ta7ing by /aith an# li"ing 5ith the po5er o/ ?o# in your li/e! .his happinessEthis abun#ant li/eEbelongs to you! .a7e it by /aith! t is yours to#ay! t is up to youE not ?o#E5hether or not it beco1es a reality in your li/e! ?o# has sai# in His Dor# that He HA.H gi"en us
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all things that pertain to li/e an# go#liness! A44 things! GHe healeth A44 our #iseases, not part o/ the1!H =i# He say in His Dor# that He 5oul# 1eet our i11e#iate nee#s, but 5e 5oul# ha"e to 1eet our little nee#s oursel"esC 9r #i# He say He 5oul# 1eet A44 o/ our nee#sC He sai# He 5oul# 1eet A44 o/ our nee#s!

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Chapter # FAITH TAKES

?o# is reaching His han# #o5n /ro1 hea"en, saying, @My chil#, here6s all you e"er nee#e# to ha"e happiness, go#liness, an# a Aoyous li/e on earth! Here it isF Here it isF@ Bou can loo7 at that han# an# say @9h, 5ish that 5ere so! 9h, 5oul#n6t that be niceF@ 9r you can, by /aith, reach up an# grab hol# o/ all the pro"isions o/ li/e ?o#6s han# is o//ering you! Dith your other han#, grab hol# o/ the things that hin#er you /ro1 enAoying go#liness, health, 5ealth, an# happiness! Bour /aith 5ill acti"ate ?o#6s po5er, an# that po5er 5ill /lo5 through you to set you /ree /ro1 those hin#rances! B%. )EKER RE4EA&E B9%R H94= 9) ?9= A& HE REACHE& =9D) A)= 933ER& .HE $R9K & 9)& 93 4 3E .9 B9%! Bou see, ?o#6s not going to co1e hit you o"er the hea# 5ith a 2'*poun# sle#geha11er an# say, @&on, get in line! Here it is! .a7e it!@ He6s not going to #rop it on you! He6s not going to spoon*/ee# you an# /orce it #o5n your 1outh! )o, all He6s going to #o is o//er it! t6s there! B9% M%&. .AKE
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.AKE&! An# a/ter /aith ta7es, 3A .H )EKER .%R)& 499&E! An# because /aith ne"er turns loose, it lea#s to success by the po5er o/ ?o#! Begin to tal7 to ?o#! Dhate"er it is you nee#, Juote the &criptures to Hi1! / it6s /inances, Juote &criptures about /inances to Hi1! / it6s healing you nee#, Juote &criptures about healing to Hi1! Re1in# Hi1 that He @hath@ gi"en to us all that pertains to li/e an# go#liness! .ell Hi1 you are ta7ing 5hat belongs to you by /aith, an# you 5ill ne"er again relinJuish 5hat belongs to you in the )a1e o/ >esus! Because He HA.H purchase# /or us A44 that pertains to li/e an# go#liness, 5e can no5 reach up by the po5er o/ the Dor# o/ ?o# an# ta7e 5hat belongs to us an# 5al7 in "ictory in Christ >esus! 3aith reAoices no5Enot 5hen you see it happen or 1ani/est! n one o/ 1y #a#6s 1eetings years ago, a little ol# 1an 5ent #o5n to the altar one &un#ay an# @clai1e#@ his 5i/e6s sal"ation! A/ter he clai1e# it by /aith, he ha# a great $entecostal ti1eEa hilarious ti1eEli7e the Aoyous ti1e they ha# on the =ay o/ $entecost! Bou see, by /aith he too7 it then! A /e5 #ays later, his 5i/e atten#e# church 5ith hi1, 5ent to the altar, an# praye# through to sal"ation!
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.hat night, her husban# sat in the bac7 o/ the church 5ith his ar1s /ol#e#, Aust loo7ing at her! .he other church 1e1bers, because they ha# been praying /or her /or a long ti1e, 5ere ecstatic! G&he 5as the 1eanest 5o1an in to5n, accor#ing to the story!H &o1ebo#y /inally as7e# her husban#, @Aren6t you e:cite#C .hat6s your 5i/e #o5n there!@ He replie#, @Re1e1ber the other night 5hen got e:cite#C accepte# it by /aith then! sa5 it then! t6s 6ol# ne5s6 no5! Dhy shoul# get e:cite# no5C t happened a 5ee7 ago!@ .hat6s 5hat /aith #oes! Faith re"oices at the moment of ta!ing. 3aith #oesn6t reAoice 5hen it 1ani/ests, because it6s @ol# ne5s@ thenEit alrea#y has ta7en place! #o what you would do if you saw it happen this very moment$i/ you sa5 it ta7e place in /ront o/ your eyes at this 1o1ent! As you 5al7 this great 5al7 o/ /aith, ne"er again say, @ #on6t 7no5 i/ 61 going to 1a7e it or not!@ 3ro1 no5 on, tal7 in /aith an# ta7e it by /aith! t 1ay loo7 blea7, but ne"er relinJuish your hol#! 9nce you start out in /aith, hol# /ast to your con/ession an# praise ?o# all the 5ay to "ictory! Keep ta7ing! Keep conJuering the ene1y! Keep 5inning 1ore people to >esus! .a7e it by /aith! Run 5ith it li7e a #og runs o// 5ith a boneF
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ReAoice because you ha"e e"erything that pertains to li/e an# go#liness! t is yours! 4i"e li7e itEreAoice in itEan# ha"e a goo# ti1e on the 5ay to hea"en!

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A Sinner's Pra$er T% Re&ei'e (es)s as Sa'i%r


=ear Hea"enly 3ather !!! co1e to Bou in the )a1e o/ >esus! Bour Dor# says, @!!! him that cometh to me % will in no wise cast out" G>ohn ,8<+H, so 7no5 Bou 5on6t cast 1e out, but Bou ta7e 1e in an# than7 Bou /or it! Bou sai# in Bour Dor#, "Whosoever shall call upon the name of the &ord shall 'e saved" GRo1! 1'81<H! a1 calling on Bour )a1e, so 7no5 Bou ha"e sa"e# 1e no5! Bou also sai# "if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the &ord Jesus and shalt 'elieve in thine heart that (od hath raised him from the dead thou shalt 'e saved. For with the heart man 'elieveth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation" GRo1! 1'89,1'H! belie"e in 1y heart >esus Christ is the &on o/ ?o#! belie"e that He 5as raise# /ro1 the #ea# /or 1y Austi/ication, an# con/ess Hi1 no5 as 1y 4or#! Because Bour Dor# says, @!!! with the heart man 'elieveth unto righteousness ! ! ! @ an# #o belie"e 5ith 1y heart, ha"e no5 beco1e the righteousness o/ ?o# in Christ G2 Cor! ;821H !!! An# a1 sa"e#F .han7 Bou, 4or#F &igne# LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL =ate LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
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