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Class 15: Word power


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Part 4: Wisdom of the World

(This is part 4 of 11 parts in this class)


"I hear what you're saying but I believe in telling it like it is." I occasionally hear this from people and then they sometimes add, "The Bible might say I am healed but if I feel sick I am going to say I am sick!"

James in his epistle acknowledges that this is a type of wisdom. He says at the same time though,

This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic.

James 3:15 - NKJV


These are strong words but the heart of God is in them desiring perfect well-being for you.

God wants you to know that it is not His way to allow the report of your physical senses to control your tongue. He wants you to know, that no matter what your physical senses report, His Word about it is still the truth. Your tongue should be submitted to the truth not to your physical senses.


James exhorts,

Lie not against the truth.

James 3:14 - NKJV


God's Word is truth. James, by the Holy Spirit, is exhorting you here to stop contradicting God's Word.

What must you do then? You must line up your words with God's Word. For example, if God's word says you are a new creation but the report from your body and mind says you are not, you nevertheless determine to say the report that God's Word gives.