THE SYNCHRONIZED LIFE
John 17: 17 -- Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
Let's do some basic Biblical research before beginning. Then we can understand, teach, and apply God's Word regarding this very important subject and finally manifest the more than abundant life as promised in:
John 10: 10b -- .....Ö I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it †more abundantly.
You should know for a certainty by now, that the renewed mind is your key to power. [see The Renewed Mind]
Romans 12: 2 -- And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is† that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. [emphasis added]
Now let's go back to John 17: 17 and examine the word "Sanctify". The following is a definition almost verbatim from "A Critical Lexicon and Concordance to the English and Greek New Testament" -- E. W. Bullinger.
SANCTIFY -- "to set in a state opposed to being common or unclean or to deliver from that state, if already common and unclean, and put into a state corresponding to the nature of God".
When we are born again, we have the spirit of God in Christ in us. This is what the above definition is saying when it refers to a state that "corresponds to the nature of God." However, we should know by now, that when we are born again, our minds do not change. That is why in Romans 12: 2 (see above), we are exhorted to renew our minds according to God's Word. In order to do that, we must STUDY the rightly divided WORD OF GOD [see Study -- Be Diligent]. That is what we are doing right now. We need to go back to John 17: 17 one more time:
John 17: 17 -- Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. [emphasis added]
Did you ever think that you heard the truth, and nothing but the truth, in the world? Well, you have not! The world is full of FACTS and nothing more. The only truth you can ever rely on is God's perfect Word. We need to understand this, and to never forget it. Many so-called facts are unreliable since they originate from man. The Word of God says that all men are liars. But in contrast to this, God assures us that He is not a man, and therefore He cannot lie. You are either going to get to the point in your life where you simply believe God's Word or you are going to continue to argue with God and be defeated in every area of your life. It is really that simple. We need to get to the point in our renewed minds where we confess what the Word of God says and nothing else.
This is what is referred to as THE SYNCHRONIZED LIFE.
The Synchronized Life, according to God's Word, is really such a simple principle that you are probably going to say to yourself: "It's so simple -- I missed it for years." I have made this remark to myself regarding many of the principals in God's Word over time. God does not make things complicated -- we do. Always remember, that you can never make something too simple. When things become more and more complicated, you must always take a step back and be aware of the source. I have always referred to the adversary's worldly arrangements as "organized confusion" because that's exactly what it is. Because most people do not study God's Word, they are constantly deceived by a well-arranged set of circumstances and situations that actually control their lives. When we keep God first and foremost in our lives, He protects us from the deceptive tactics of this enemy. Always remember that the secret to the enemy's success is the secrecy of his moves. It is essential that we walk with the love of God in the renewed mind in manifestation at all times. The enemy cannot stand the love of God. You cannot manifest the love of God unless you know and apply the Word of God.
The Synchronized Life is a most dynamically important principle, that if mastered, it will absolutely change your life in a very positive and permanent way. It's a most exciting Biblical principle and I am very blessed to be able to share it with you. Before we start, I can only exhort you to remember to periodically review this principle so that it becomes an important daily habit in your life and spiritual walk with your Heavenly Father. This will conclude our introduction and we will begin to focus on the specifics of THE SYNCHRONIZED LIFE.
To begin, letís go to Proverbs:
Proverbs 23: 7a -- For as he thinketh in his heart, so is †he: ..........
Whatever a person believes in his heart is directly reflected in what he confesses with his mouth. The heart is the innermost part of a person's mind. What a person confesses in his innermost being is what he brings into manifestation in his life. If we go through life confessing that we have a great need, we will certainly have that need. If we constantly complain that we have a sickness, we will continue to be sick and afflicted because of the great spiritual law that what one believes in the depth of his soul absolutely appears in his life.
The following is a very simple definition of the synchronized life:
"Confession of belief yields receipt of confession."
If you will confess with your mouth at the same time that you confess in your heart what the Word of God says, then you will have power. Your prayers will be answered as you apply these keys in your life by your free will action. However, if you simultaneously confess with your mouth and heart the negatives of this world, you will then manifest these crippling negatives.
Simply stated, we must discipline our mind to believe and to confess what the Word of God says about any and all situations. Of course, to do this, we must be studying the Bible on a regular basis. Obviously, we can't confess what the Word says if we don't know the Word! This is why so many Christians are defeated in their lives. They go through all the motions, such as going to church, singing in the choir, and participating in the bake sales. However, they never apply the synchronized life because they simply do not study God's Word and therefore, they have no power in their walk with God. It's ironic in many ways, but it's very true. You must confess what God says in His Word and then the Word becomes a reality in your life. When you CONFESS what the Word says you are and ACT on what the Word teaches, you will then find that your prayers are answered.
Every time you make a negative confession, you are contradicting God's Word. If the devil's power is defeated, and it is, then his power cannot affect you when you believe God's Word. You must understand that Satan has no power over the born-again Christian when that Christian is renewing his or her mind to God's Word. So why do you want to confess that he has power over you? That is what you do every time you make a negative confession. We must get our mouth and our heart coordinated on some point that is confirmed by God's Word. When we confess that God does not answer our prayers or that he doesn't like us or that we are bound by something evil because it is God's Will for us to suffer for the glory of God -- then we are not saying what the Word of God says. We are contradicting the Word and we will bring into our lives evidence of the result of our confessions. This is truly a dynamic principle that we must master if we are ever going to walk with God's power in our lives.
Psalm 18 contains a beautiful simile which explains and illustrates how we are to get our mind and actions coordinated.
Psalm 18: 33 -- He maketh my feet like hinds' feet,† and setteth me upon my high places.
A hind is a mother deer -- it is one of the most sure-footed animals in the world. When she is going up the side of a mountain with her young following her, she takes her back feet and places them exactly where her front feet were first placed to test for loose stones on the slope. If she did not test the rocky incline with her front feet, the loose stones would cause her to slip and fall down into the ravine below. This exact tracking means life and safety both to the hind and to her young.
We can use this illustration pertaining to our stand upon the Word of God. "He maketh my feet like hind's feet......" God makes them that way. That is, He makes it so that I may learn to walk by the Word of God so that my "hind feet" will track with my "front feet" -- representing the Word. This means that where the Word has set its feet, there also will I put my feet.
If you stand upon the Word of God and you confess with your mouth what the Word of God says, then you will absolutely manifest the more than abundant life and you will become what the Word of God says you are. This is The Synchronized Life. [It is The Law of Believing studied in more precise detail. What we believe = What we are.]
So much of God's Word makes it clear that we have overcome all the negatives of this world as a result of what Jesus Christ accomplished and finished for us. Let's take a look at one record in the book of Romans that tells us how dear and how powerful we are as God's children.
Romans 8: 35, 36, 37 -- Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall† tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that [who] loved us.
This is what God's Word says about you. Do you believe God's Word? He says that you are more than a conqueror through Him who loved you. You need to declare this, confess it, in the face of opposition. Your personal adversary cannot stand the Word of God spoken on the lips of believing believers. Darkness cannot stand light -- light always dispels darkness. You confess what the Word says -- it says that you are more than a conqueror. As far as you are concerned, THAT SETTLES IT. We need to get to the point where we simply confess what the Word of God says about our situation. Then, of course, we must believe the Word in our hearts and act on it literally in our lives.
Romans 8: 38, 39 -- For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature [created thing], shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
That is the declared, confirmed Word of God. When you begin to confess that Word, it becomes a reality in your life. Until that time, you will be defeated by satanic principalities and powers on every hand because of your negative confessions.
This is THE SYNCHRONIZED LIFE.
You need to determine now that you will never again make a negative confession. Confess from the heart what you know is true from the Word of God. Learn to confess what the Bible says you are, not what you think you are, not what your next-door neighbor says you are, not what your best friend may say you are. Hold fast to what God's Word says you are because as you should remember from the beginning of this teaching:
John 17: 17b ......... thy word is truth.
We have been delivered from ALL of the power of darkness. Act like it by declaring the Word of God, especially when you feel pressure or tribulation from the god of this world. IF YOU BELIEVE IT, Jesus Christ paralyzed his power and you have CHRIST IN YOU.
I John 4: 4 -- Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them [all negatives]: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
Colossians 1: 13 -- Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us† into the kingdom of [by] his dear Son:
The literal translation of this verse according to usage is:
Colossians 1: 13 -- Who hath rescued us out from among the exercise or operative influence of darkness (kingdom) and separated us, bringing us as citizens into His kingdom by the work of His dear Son.
When evil or negatives try to enter your mind, immediately declare the Word and say:
"I confess that I have been delivered from the power of darkness by my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ".
Keep saying this until it becomes a reality in your life. You are in God's Kingdom so you cannot be in the kingdom of the devil at the same time.
Many people think that we must strive and strain before God will bless us. God blesses people as a result of their believing. If you think about it, it doesn't say anything in the Word of God about our feelings, but God stresses the fact that we must believe. All that God gives to you is the result of your believing. When you act on the promises of God, they become real and are evidenced in your life. Synchronize your believing and your confessions with the promises in God's Word and then you will manifest the more than abundant life in Christ Jesus.