Prophet Grady and Prophetess Frances Lloyd
August 7, 2013
The Good Fight of Faith
I love the way that Jesus allows me to teach prophetically. He gives me scriptures and the Word of the Lord, then He puts the Rhema together. I dont always know just what He is putting together. He is giving us today a faith lesson. Faith is the bringing into manifestation the promises of God. He said He would do it for us. We have to fight with the Word of God or the promises of God.
Jesus died on the cross for our sins. He bought and paid for everything. We do not have to pay the price for anything. It has already been paid for us through Jesus Christ. We can no longer suffer and win anything. It has already been done for us by Jesus. Some folks think that if they pray enough or memorize enough scripture or suffer enough, God will move for them. You cannot earn it. He does not move because YOU pay the price. He moves because He paid the price and you merely receive it though faith in Jesus.
It has already been provided by Jesus. You need to look at one of the most important scriptures written in the Bible. Read in (Joh 19:30) where it reads, When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. It was finished. The price for your healing was paid. The price for your salvation was paid. The price for your prosperity was paid. If you think you can be sincere enough or faithful enough or Holy enough to get your miracle, you are so sadly mistaken. You get the Lord to move for you when you fight the good fight of faith.
You find this scripture in(1Ti 6:12) Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. That almost sounds contradictory. You cannot earn it and yet you are to fight the good fight of faith. How do you do that?
Read now these scriptures in(Mat 4:3) And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. (Mat 4:4) But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. (Mat 4:5) Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, (Mat 4:6) And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. (Mat 4:7) Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. (Mat 4:8) Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; (Mat 4:9) And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. (Mat 4:10) Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. (Mat 4:11) Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him. The good fight of faith is fought by knowing the promises of God and using them to tell the devil what he can and cannot do. You have the promises of God to work in your behalf. It is up to you to use the Word as Jesus did. You tell the devil, it is written. It is written (for example) by the stripes of Jesus I was already healed. I will not continue having the pains of any sickness because the truth is, it is written, by His stripes, I was already healed. The truth is that He has given me the power to gain wealth because He promised in (Deu 8:18) But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day. His promises reveal to me that He wanted me to be prosperous, healthy and saved according to (3Jn 1:2) Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
As a minister, I can truly tell someone that when their children were looking unsaved, I could easily give them the truth from the Word of God about their childs future. (Pro 22:6) Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. And then look at (Deu 30:19) I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live. When He said both thou and they seed, it meant you and your children. If you will choose God and His will, you and your children have the promise of salvation and all the Abrahamic Blessings.
What is faith? After all, we are fighting the good fight of faith. Faith is what brings about manifestation of things not seen. (Heb 11:1) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Let me remind you that when you fight the good fight of faith, the battle is not yours, but Gods. God is with you in battle. You dont have to depend on your abilities. (2Ch 20:17) Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you. This scripture always reminds me of the Word the Lord gave to me several years ago. He said to me, Dont trust your ability to hear from me, but rather my ability to get through to you.
The good fight of faith is receiving what He promised to us. We have to act in faith on His promises. We must trust what the promises have given to us. Faith is the gateway that manifests the promises of God. Believe it and then act on it. Act on it and see it manifested.
The Jesus in you is bigger than the devils in this world. (1Jn 4:4) Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
This scripture was a real mystery to me for a long time. Greater than I thought meant bigger and better, but then I realized we cant do anything better than God. The way we do greater than Jesus is in the numbers. It was not in the quality of miracles, but in the number of miracles. Jesus had a three year ministry here on earth. We usually have a lifetime ministry here on earth. We are doing greater than (more than) He did because He went to the Father. (Joh 14:12) Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. Another reason we do greater than because He goes to the Father is reminding us that He is on the right hand of the Father ever making intercession according to His perfect will. When we speak His perfect will, Jesus repeats it to the Father bringing manifestation here on earth.
Back in the first chapter of Genesis, He was already prophesying about the dominion that Jesus would be purchasing for us, giving us the right to use the name of Jesus. It is like having a checking about with unlimited resources in it. All you have to do to get something is sign the name of Jesus in the signature place. Then it belongs to you. The bank manager is always giving you unlimited access to this account because God let them know that His son Jesus bought and paid for everything that you could ever possible need. You just have to sign the name of Jesus and the good would be yours. (Gen 1:26) And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
The next scripture that makes this so easily understood is found in (Act 3:16) And His name through faith in His name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all. When the man by the Gate called Beautiful rose and walked and leaped and praised God, the Apostles gave explanation to the crowd, His name through faith in His name made this man whole. It is when we see something we want that is lined up with the will of God, we just have to believe His Word and then say His Word. Just Say the name of Jesus.
There is coming a day when every knee will bow to Him and every tongue will confess to God. We have that promise. Yes the miracle will happen and every person will acknowledge that God did it. (Rom 14:11) For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
The Lord taught this to me a long time ago. He said after you ask for Gods help and then you are trying to figure out what you are going to do, you just picked back up the care of it. The Lord has told you to cast all of your care upon Jesus. ALL means ALL. There is nowhere in the middle. Cast ALL of your care. Just leave it with Jesus. Quit picking it back up. Let God be God. If God promised to supply all of your needs according to His riches in glory, you must allow Jesus to be Jesus. I love that song, Jesus, be Jesus in me (repeat). Resurrection power, fill me this hour, Jesus be Jesus in me. (1Pe 5:7) Casting all your care upon him; for He careth for you.
The Last scripture that the Lord has given me for today is found in (Isa 44:24) Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things(Isa 44:26) That confirmeth the Word of His servant, and performeth the counsel of His Messengers; that saith to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be inhabited; and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be built, and I will raise up the decayed places thereof.
Prophetess Frances Lloyd
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REPORT ON GRADY==I have decided to fight satan with miracles. I am going to minister everywhere I can. I will witness wherever I can. Today right after I prayed for a girl to receive the Holy Spirit, I went to see Grady again. He squeezed my hand three times and nodded when I asked if he knew me. Praise God he is still in there.