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How to Overcome Shame Part 4

by Creflo Dollar | 9 Oct 2016

Summary
When we feel like we must hide from God because of shame, we must remember that He has set
us free from this through Jesus. Knowing that Jesus became the object of shame on our behalf
makes us confident that we are delivered from it. This emotion is designed to paralyze us and
prevent us from moving forward. It is a weight and a burden that causes us fear and leaves us
hopeless. It is not enough for us simply to know about shame and what it doeswe must deal
with it to avoid suffering from its consequences. When the woman came to Jesus, washed His feet
with her tears, and dried them with her hair, He helped her fight against the shame of her sin by
giving her a promise of forgiveness. In the same way she had to believe His promise, we must
also believe in what Jesus has done.
A. Shame can result from any number of circumstances. We must vigorously reject it.
1. Ezra was embarrassed and ashamed to look at God because of the sin that was in his life.
a. After I tore my garments, I fell on my knees and said, God, I am ashamed and I
blush to lift up my face to you. Our iniquities have increased over our head, and
our trespass is grown unto the heavens (Ezra 9:5, 6).
2. When we believe that Jesus actually became shame so He could take it away forever, we
will have confidence that we will not be ashamed.
a. I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them who plucked out the hair. I
did not hide my face from shame and spitting. God will help me, so I will not be
ashamed (Isaiah 50:6, 7).
3. There are three types of shame to recognize.
a. The first kind results from accidental issues.
b. The second kind comes as a result of being a victim.
c. The third kind is shame we inherited, and have no control over.
B. We have been freed from shame tying us to past sins. We can now move forward.
1. The enemy will try to use our past to shame us. e willH
a. Jesus went out of His way to meet the Samaritan woman at the well and have a
long conversation with her. He knew about her past, but still ministered to her. He
delivered her from shame so she could move forward and give her testimony
(John 4:4-29).
2. Shame from being a victim can stem from humiliation or rejection. Jesus shed His blood
to free us from this.

3. Inherited shame tells us we are different from others. It can be from body shaming when
we compare ourselves to others, or from shame over our hometown or family reputation.
4. The devil uses these types of shame to violate our worth as human beings and devalue us,
but God Himself has created us.
a. I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. My soul knows very
well that your works are marvelous. My substance was not hidden from you when
I was made in secret. Your eyes saw my form even when it was imperfect. How
precious are your thoughts toward me! (Psalm 139:14-18).
C. We must listen to the voice of God, not the accusing voice of shame.
1. Shame is the failure to meet expectations. We do not have to live up to the worlds
standards or try to be like someone else. Instead, we must depend on the Holy Spirit to
help us live like He wants us to.
a. We can be grateful and thankful for who we are and what we have.
2. God made a commitment to us, so we can learn to let go of whatever is shaming us.
Shame is like a rope tied to our past. We should untie that rope, and not let it extend into
our present or our future.
a. He will turn again and have compassion on us. He will subdue our iniquities, and
cast all their sins into the depths of the ocean (Micah 7:19).
3. When we make a bad decision, we must first deal with the shame of that. We do that by
recalling the promises God made.
a. I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and I will remember no more their sins
and iniquities (Hebrews 8:12).
4. We do not need to be haunted or tormented by things that happened in the past.
a. One thing I do is to forget those things that are behind, and reach toward those
things that are ahead (Philippians 3:13).
b. Like Paul said, if we want to go forward, we must let go of past shames. We can
learn from them without letting them hold us back.
D. Shame tries to prevent us from doing Gods will, but there are ways to overcome it.
1. Despise it. We must remember who we are in Christ, and refuse to let shame influence
our identity. We might sin, but because we are born again, we are no longer sinners.
a. If anyone is in Christ, they are a new creature. The old things have passed away,
and all things have become new (2 Corinthians 5:17).
2. Remember that Jesus found shame so despicable that He died on the cross to defeat it.
a. Look to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. For the joy that was set before
him, He endured the cross, despising the shame, and sat down at the right hand of
Gods throne (Hebrews 12:2).

3. Remember that we never need to be ashamed.


a. Whoever believes on Him will not be ashamed (Romans 10:11).
b. Jesus told the story of the prodigal son who was ashamed of what he did, but his
fathers love banished the shame (Luke 15:11-24). Our heavenly Father is the
same way.
4. Banish shame. We should not allow it to influence our actions toward others. Shame
begets shame, and people who have been shamed will transfer it to others.
5. Reject shame. We must not let a stigma influence our perception of others.
6. Know that we can associate with anyone without feeling shame.
a. I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ. It is the power of God for salvation to
everyone who believes, for Jews and Greeks (Romans 1:16).

Scripture References
Ezra 9:5, 6
Isaiah 50:6, 7
John 4:4-29

Philippians 3:13
2 Corinthians 5:17
Hebrews 12:2
Romans 10:11

Psalm 139:14-18
Romans 1:16
Micah 7:19
Hebrews 8:12

Resting in the Finished Works of Jesus


by Creflo Dollar | 5 Oct 2016

Summary
When we rest in the finished works of Jesus, they empower us. This happens when we stop
laboring in our works, and come to the realization that we need God to work for us. The good
news contained in the Scriptures is the Gospel of His grace. This grace is available to everyone,
and without it, there is no rest. This rest is found in the Sabbath, but the Sabbath is not a
particular dayit is Christ Himself. We cannot earn His grace through our own merits. We need
only to accept it by faith, and this trust brings us into His rest.

A. We need God, and His grace, on our Christian walk. Our trust in Him
brings us rest.
1. We do not know what will happen tomorrow. Life is a vapor that vanishes
after a little while. We should say, If the Lord will, we will live and do this or
that (James 4:14, 15).
a. It is not up to us to say where we will be in the future, or what will
happen. We need God to guide us.
2. The way of a man is not in himself. It is not in a person to direct their own
steps (Jeremiah 10:23).
a. If it is not in us to direct our own steps, then the steps of a righteous
person are ordered by the Lord (Psalm 37:23).
b. With that in mind, we must stop every so often to make sure He is
directing our steps. We should not direct our own steps with good
ideas that are not Gods ideas.
c. Once we realize this, we become extremely dependent on Him when
situations arise. He loves to be depended on.
d. We cannot produce the God kind of results unless He is working and
we are confidently depending on Him.
3. We need God to be who we are. He does not need us to be Who He is. Our
labor is not responsible for what we receive.
a. When God brings you into the land He promised you, and gives you
great cities you did not build, and houses full of good things which you
did not fill, wells you did not dig, and vineyards you did not plant, be
careful not to forget Him (Deuteronomy 6:10-12).
b. I gave you land for which you did not work, cities to live in that you did
not build, and vineyards to eat from that you did not build (Joshua
24:13).
4. The Gospel is specifically the Gospel of Grace. This is news that seems almost
too good to be true.
a. We must be cautious, aware, and diligent not to fall short of the
promise given to us of entering into His rest. The Gospel was preached
to us as well as to others, but those who did not hear it in faith did not
profit from it. The works were finished from the foundation of the world
(Hebrews 4:1-3).
b. Nothing moves me, and I do not count my life as dear to me, so I might
joyfully finish my course, and the ministry I received from Jesus to
testify the Gospel of Gods grace (Acts 20:24).
5. Grace and peace to you from God and Jesus, Who gave Himself to deliver us
from this present evil world. I marvel that you are so quickly moved from Him

Who called you into the grace of Christ, into another gospel. There are some
who trouble you and pervert His Gospel (Galatians 1:3-7).
a. Anything other than what Paul preached is not the Gospel of Grace.
Paul emphasized that the Gospel of Christ is the grace of Christ.
b. There is no other gospel. Grace is unmerited favor, and the Gospel of
Grace makes all other blessings available.
c. When we are commanded to go into all the world and preach the
Gospel, we are being told to preach the grace of Christ.
6. Grace is not a curriculum or a subject matter. Grace is an actual Person, and
we must keep our eyes on Him.
a. The Word was made flesh, and lived among us. We saw His glory, the
glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth (John
1:14).
7. Do not cast away your confidence, which has a great recompense of reward.
You need patience, so that after you have done Gods will, you might receive
the promise (Hebews 10:35, 36).
a. Our confidence has compensation. It is what escorts us into that place
of rest, which puts us in a position to receive what has already been
done.
b. Patience means being consistently, constantly the same about what we
have confidence in. We employ patience to maintain our confidence so
that our faith will continue to work long enough to produce a harvest.
B. Everything has been completed for us. By faith, we enter the Sabbath,
Who is Jesus.
1. Count it all joy when you fall into diverse temptations, because the trying of
your faith works patience (James 1:2, 3).
a. Joy is not happiness, but it produces happiness. Joy comes from what
we know through the Scriptures.
b. When we talk about faith, we do not need more of it, we simply need to
keep working it until we are satisfied with the results. Jesus used the
analogy of the mustard seed, and He told the parable of the servant in
the field to illustrate this point.
2. We make an error when we have the wrong idea about faith.
a. We walk by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7).
b. The just shall live by faith (Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews
10:38; Habakkuk 2:4).
c. We have the faith of Jesus Christ (Romans 3:22).
d. We have access by faith into the grace of God (Romans 5:1, 2).

3. God rested on the seventh day from all His works (Romans 4:4).
a. He rested because He was finished.
b. The seventh day is not just a day of rest, but the Sabbath. Many people
misunderstand what the Sabbath really is about.
4. Remember to keep the Sabbath day holy. Work for six days, but rest on the
seventh day. God worked and made the earth in six days, and rested on the
seventh day. He blessed and hallowed it (Exodus 20:8-11).
a. This is a shadow of Jesus and of the things that would happen in the
New Testament, when the new covenant was established after the
cross.
5. Let no one judge you in respect to a holy day or the Sabbath days, which are
a shadow of things to come. The body is of Christ (Colossians 2:16, 17).
a. The Sabbath represents Christ, and affirms that we depend on Him.
b. Christ is Who the Old Testament refers to when it discusses the
Sabbath. He is the body that cast the shadow of things to come, hinted
at in the Old Testament. Jesus is our Sabbath.
6. If they shall enter into Gods rest, it remains that some shall enter in, and
those to whom it was preached did not enter because of unbelief (Hebrews
4:5, 6).
a. It is difficult for some people to believe that Jesus would do something
for them without them having to earn it.
7. Christ has become of no effect to those who are justified by the Law. They
have fallen from grace (Galatians 5:4).
a. Justified means to be declared righteous. To be justified by the Law
means we must work to earn justification. This is the opposite of
righteousness by faith.
b. Falling from grace does not mean falling into sin. It means falling back
into self-effort and performance.

Scripture References
James 4:14, 15

2 Corinthians 5:7

Jeremiah 10:23

Romans 1:17

Psalm 37:23

Galatians 3:11

Deuteronomy 6:10-12

Habakkuk 2:4

Joshua 24:13
Hebrews 4:1-6

Romans 3:22

Acts 20:24

Romans 5:1, 2

Galatians 1:3-7

Romans 4:4-6

John 1:14

Exodus 20:8-11

Hebrews 10:35, 36, 38

Colossians 2:16, 17

James 1:2, 3

Galatians 5:4

JoyThe Key to Restoration


by Creflo Dollar | 21 Sep 2016

Summary
God wants to restore to us everything that has been stolen, broken, or missing from our lives, but
we must believe this for it to become real to us. His objective is wholeness in every area, and it is
not His plan to keep anything from us. The Word says that if we catch the thief who has been
stealing from us, he must repay us sevenfold.The joy of the Lord is the key to breakthrough, and
we take possession of our restoration by faith. In the Scriptures, God equates joy with strength.
We can actually use joy to ignite faith, and when joy is released, restoration is the result.This is
important when we need to know how to respond to problems we face.
A. The joy that God gives us carries restorative power to change our lives.
1. Men do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his soul if he is hungry, but if
he is caught, he shall restore sevenfold (Proverbs 6:30, 31).
a. Every Believer should be in the midst of receiving supernatural
restoration, but like everything else in the kingdom, faith is required to
obtain it.
2. Nehemiah told the people not to mourn or weep, but to eat and drink. He said
not to be sorry, because the joy of the Lord was their strength. The people
obeyed because they understood the message (Nehemiah 8:9-12).
a. When situations arise and we feel weak, joy strengthens us.
b. Every time we see restoration, we see joy prior to it.

3. Fear not, but be glad and rejoice, because God will do great things. He will
send the former and the latter rains at the same time, and restore all the
years that were taken. The people will eat and be satisfied with plenty, and
praise God. My people will never be ashamed (Joel 2:21-26).
a. Whenever we have the opportunity to fear, we must rejoice instead. It
is important to know that God will do great things, because this
determines whether or not we can rejoice.
b. In the Scripture, when joy showed up, the manifestations also showed
up. The floors were full of wheat, and the wine and oil overflowed.
c. The fulfillment of all Gods promises starts with a decision to rejoice
and be glad.
d. Joy and happiness are two different things. Happiness is based on our
condition. Joy is based on what we know.
4. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with your free spirit
(Psalm 51:12).
a. Turnaround in our lives is dependent on the restoration of the joy of the
Lord.
b. A Christian should not be without joy.
5. Although the fig tree will not blossom, there will be no fruit on the vines, the
labor of the olive will fail, the field will yield nothing, the flock will be cut off
from the fold, and there will be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the
Lord. He is my strength, and He will make my feet like hinds feet (Habakkuk
3:17-19).
a. The situation does not have to be right for us to rejoice. When we
rejoice, God restores.
b. The statement Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my
salvation. The Lord God is my strength illustrates the relationship
between joy and strength.
c. Like dynamite, joy is the fuse to our faith. Faith is required to take
possession of all grace has made available, but a fuse is needed to
ignite the dynamite.
6. The city will be a name of joy, praise, and honor before the entire earth.
Everyone will hear about the good I do to them, and they will fear and
tremble for all the prosperity I bring them. The voice of joy and gladness will
be heard in the desolate places. God is good and merciful to those who bring
the sacrifice of praise into His house (Jeremiah 33:9-11).
a. It is tempting to murmur, complain, and be sad, but this is a waste of
time.

b. Praising God when we do not feel like it is a sacrifice. When we do this,


He promises to restore everything in our lives that was taken captive.
c. Joy escorts us to a place of rest and delivers us from the stress of the
day, the cares of the situation, and the worries of the circumstances.
Joy will make us happy.
7. Count it all joy when you fall into diverse temptations. The trying of your faith
works patience (James 1:2-4).
a. We do not count it all joy when we are comfortable and everything is
perfect, but rather when we are tested and tried.
b. Our joy comes from what we know about the finished works of Jesus,
which made things like healing, deliverance, and prosperity available
to us.
c. Tribulation and trouble do not produce The word works means to
employ or hire. When our faith is tried, it puts patience to work.
B. Faith is an important component in finding our joy.
1. Jesus told His disciples to forgive others if they repented of their trespass,
even if they sinned repeatedly.When His disciples asked for more faith, He
explained to them about the mustard seed, and He told them the parable
about the servant in the field (Luke 17:3-10).
a. It is not a question of whether our faith is strong enough or big enough.
Faith is the servant we must keep working until we are satisfied with
the results.
2. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God (Romans 10:17).
a. Some people may wonder how to keep their faith working out in the
field if they have no faith. This Scripture tells us why it is so important
to hear the Word.
3. We are born again by the incorruptible Word of God, which lives forever (1
Peter 1:23).
a. If faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God, and we are
born again by the Word, then we are born again by faith.
b. We get joy when we know what the Word says.
4. Peter walked on water, and Jesus rescued him when he began to sink. Jesus
said to be of good cheer, and not to fear (Matthew 14:27-33).
a. Peter went through the ordeal because he questioned whether Jesus
was really Who He was, and took his eyes off Him. Peters faith worked
while he was walking on the water, but his doubt called his faith in
from the field.

b. Peter had great faith, but it did not last long. It was a short-lived burst
of faith, because his doubt contradicted his faith and told him he could
not walk on water.
5. Rejoice always, continue praying, and always give thanks. This is Gods will
for us (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).
a. As Christians, rejoicing evermore, praying without ceasing, and giving
thanks in everything is our formula for joy and restoration.
6. Always rejoice in God (Philippians 4:4).
a. Rejoicing is significant to restoration and wholeness. We must rejoice
verbally, and condemn words formed against us.

Scripture References
Proverbs 6:30, 31
Luke 17:3-10
Nehemiah 8:9-12
Romans 10:17
Joel 2:21-26
1 Peter 1:23
Psalm 51:12
Matthew 14:27-33
Habakkuk 3:17-19
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Jeremiah 33:9-11
Philippians 4:4
James 1:2-4

How to Overcome Shame


by Creflo Dollar | 18 Sep 2016

Summary
We must not let shame sabotage Gods purpose for us, or paralyze His call on our lives. He has
given all of us an assignment, and we must believe that everyones life is significant and has a
purpose. The devils favorite weapon to use against us is shame over something that happened in
the past. As Christians, we must not only understand shame, but learn how to overcome it.
Shame stems from a sense of failure and is a powerful emotion caused by a consciousness of
guilt or shortcoming, but the answer to the shame dilemma is Jesus, Himself.
A. God sent His Son to take on the shame that we deserved. He did this to
free us from it.

1. Jesus gave His back to the smiters, and His cheeks to those who pulled out
the hair. He did not hide His face from shame and spitting. God will help me,
and I will not be confounded. I know I will not be ashamed (Isaiah 50:6, 7).
a. He submitted Himself to shame to spare us from it.
b. God helped us overcome shame when Jesus died on the cross.
2. At the ninth hour, Jesus asked God why He had forsaken Him (Matthew
27:46).
a. Jesus suffered the shame of rejection. There was actually a separation
between Him and the Father. This was so that God would never forsake
us.
3. Jesus bore our griefs and carried our sorrows. He was stricken, afflicted, and
smitten by God (Isaiah 53:4).
a. He suffered the shame of our sins, and endured this on our behalf.
4. Christ suffered once for our sins, so that He might bring us to God (1 Peter
3:18).
a. This was only necessary to do one time, as part of His finished works.
b. He took on all the shame of every sin that mankind would ever
commit. Because of this, we must not let shame overtake us when we
make a mistake.
5. God made Jesus, Who knew no sin, to be sin for us, that in Him we could be
the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21).
a. Through Jesus, we are righteous without having to do anything
righteous.
6. God laid a stumbling stone and a rock of offense. Whoever believes in this
Rock will not be ashamed (Romans 9:33).
a. Jesus became the Rock of offense.
B. Our debts of shame and guilt are paid in full. We no longer need to
carry them.
1. God says to comfort His people. Tell them their sins are pardoned, and they
have received double from Him for all their sins (Isaiah 40:1, 2).
a. This Scripture is based on the custom of posting debts written on
parchment on the doorpost of a home, in hopes that a rich man would
pay them all and fold the paper over double. This would indicate that
the debts were paid.
b. Folding over the paper meant the shame and humiliation of having
debts was not visible any more. This indicated that the poor man no
longer owed anything.

2. Jesus blotted out the handwriting of the ordinances against us, took them out
of the way and nailed them to the cross (Colossians 2:14).
a. Compared to the wealthy man who hid the debts of the poor man by
folding over the paper, Jesus actually erased our debts completely.
3. For your shame, you will have double, and for confusion, they will rejoice in
their portion. They will have double in their land; they will have everlasting
joy (Isaiah 61:7).
a. We are no longer in debt from sin. Jesus has given us a double portion
of forgiveness.
4. There is a difference between guilt and shame.
a. Guilt is seeing what we have done. Shame is seeing ourselves as
failures because of what we have done.
b. Guilt is feeling bad about what we do. Shame is feeling bad about who
we are.
c. Guilt is an awareness of failure. Shame is a sense of failure in someone
elses eyes.
d. Guilt is about disobedience to the Word. Shame is how others perceive
us, or how we see ourselves.
5. There are consequences to shame.
a. It can lead to paranoia, excessive perfectionism, and being a doormat
for others.
b. It ties us to our past and sabotages our future.
c. It extinguishes our hope.
6. Adam heard Gods voice in the garden of Eden, and admitted that he hid
because he was afraid (Genesis 3:10).
a. After Adam and Eve sinned, they realized their guilt, and it made them
feel ashamed.
b. Adam could have repented and God would have restored him, but
shame stopped Adam from doing so.

Scripture References
Isaiah 50:6, 7
Matthew 27:46
Isaiah 53:4

Romans 9:33
Isaiah 40:1, 2
Colossians 2:14

1 Peter 3:18
2 Corinthians 5:21

Isaiah 61:7
Genesis 3:10

Restoration of Everything Satan Took


by Creflo Dollar | 14 Sep 2016

Summary
When we go through adversity, sometimes we can forget that whatever the enemy has taken from
us can be restored. Reading the Word of God is one of the most powerful things we can do, and
resting in what the Word says can bring about that restoration. Shame is a weight that stops us
from moving ahead, but Gods restoration means we do not have to be ashamed. The primary
thing the devil tries to do with the church is to shame everyone. But whatever the circumstances,
it is Gods will to restore.
A. Restoration brings joy. God will re-establish what the enemy stole or
destroyed.
1. I will restore health to you and heal your wounds, because they called you an
outcast (Jeremiah 30:17).
a. We must believe that God wants restoration for us. We do not have to
settle for sickness.
2. Do not fear, but be glad and rejoice, because God will do great things. He has
given you the former rain moderately, and now He will give you the former
and the latter rains. The floors will be full of wheat, and the vats will overflow
with wine and oil. You will have plenty, and praise God. His people will never
be ashamed (Joel 2:21-26).
a. We can rejoice and be glad even when nothing seems to be going right
in our lives. This is part of supernatural restoration.
b. The rain the Scripture refers to is the anointing from God. Overflow is
the characteristic of this anointing. When He strongly anoints us, we
see this overflow.
3. Restore to me the joy of your salvation (Psalm 51:12).
a. When we first get born again, we keenly feel the joy of being rescued
and accepted as Gods beloved.
b. Joy is powerful, like dynamite. As Christians, we must find our joy.
When this is restored, other things in our lives will also be restored.
B. We can rejoice knowing that payback will come from the hand of the
Lord.

1. When the fig tree will not blossom, there is no fruit on the vine, and the fields
yield nothing, I will still rejoice. God is my strength (Habakkuk 3:17-19).
a. Happiness comes from our comfort, but joy comes from what we know.
When bad things happen, we can be joyful because we have the God of
restoration.
b. Our joy becomes our strength to turn things around. It is closely linked
to restoration.
2. Do not despise a thief who steals because he is hungry, but the thief who is
caught must restore sevenfold (Proverbs 6:30, 31).
a. Satan is the thief. When we catch him, he will be required to restore
seven times as much as what he stole from us.
b. Rejoicing over this promise moves us into a place of rest.
3. For your shame you will have double, and for confusion they will rejoice in
their portion. They will have everlasting joy (Isaiah 61:7).
a. God will recompense anyone who has shame. We all have shame, but
He will give us a double portion of joy for it.
b. People who feel guilty about something admit they need to confess it.
Those who feel shameful want to hide what they are ashamed of, so no
one can see it.
C. God will provide full restitution. He promises this, and we must declare
it ourselves.
1. Times of refreshing will come from Gods presence. He will send Jesus, Who
was preached to us. God has spoken of restitution through His prophets since
the beginning of the world (Acts 3:19-21).
a. When we change our focus from feeling we need to be in Gods
presence to honestly wanting to be with Him, we are refreshed.
b. The definitions of restitution include reparation made by giving the
equivalent of what was lost, damaged, or injured; a restoration of
rights previously taken away or surrendered; or restoration to the
original state or position.
c. God has not forgotten what was stolen, lost, or damaged.
2. When Job prayed for his friends, God turned Jobs captivity and gave him
twice as much (Job 42:10).
a. Job was only blessed when he humbled himself and forgave his friends.
Pride stops restoration.
3. God brings joy to the people when they praise and honor Him. The voice of
joy will be heard when He reverses their captivity (Jeremiah 33:9-11).
a. Praising Him even when we do not feel like it is a sacrifice. He will
return the joy back into our lives.

4. Nehemiah became angry with the nobles for taking too much money. He
demanded the return of what was taken (Nehemiah 5:6-12).
a. Nehemiah declared restoration, which is something many Christians do
not do.
5. Let the redeemed of God say so, whom He has delivered from the enemy
(Psalm 107:2).
a. The redeemed are the ones who have been restored. We are
commanded to speak restoration.

Scripture References
Jeremiah 30:17

Acts 3:19-21

Joel 2:21-26

Job 42:10

Psalm 51:12

Jeremiah 33:9-11

Habakkuk 3:17-19

Nehemiah 5:6-12

Proverbs 6:30, 31

Psalm 107:2

Isaiah 61:7

Confidence to Rest
by Creflo Dollar | 11 Sep 2016

Summary
When we truly learn to rest in God, even when the cares of the world bounce us out of our place
of rest, we can quickly move right back into it. God can only work on our behalf when we trust
Him enough to rest from stress and worry. He will not force the issue, which is why He will rest
when we work hard to make something happen by our own efforts. The only way we will see any
manifestations in our lives is when we finally decide to step aside, get out of His way, and let
Him get to work. This requires confidence in His Word.
A. Belief and confidence are closely tied together.
1. Those to whom the Word was preached did not enter into rest, because of
their unbelief. We must labor to enter into rest (Hebrews 4:6, 11).
a. Unbelief is the reason why people do not enter into the rest that allows
them to receive Gods promises.
b. We know we truly believe if we have peace.

c. Faith is our form of labor. This work is required to get us back into
spiritual rest.
d. The enemy does not want us to rest, and we face spiritual warfare
against him. The battle takes place in our mind. We work to maintain
the victory Jesus has already obtained for us.
2. Do not cast away your confidence, which has a great recompense of reward.
You need patience to do Gods will (Hebrews 10:35, 36).
a. Our confidence has a spiritual payday attached to it. That payday is
the manifestations we seek.
b. The enemy uses fear and doubt to block the manifestations.
3. There are six works of faith to get us back to our place of rest.
a. Constantly renew your mind (Romans 12:2).
b. Confess the Word out loud (Hebrews 10:23).
c. Meditate on the Word and think on it (Joshua 1:8; 1 Timothy 4:15).
d. Pray persistently (Luke 18:1).
e. Hear the Word to increase your confidence (Romans 10:17).
f.

Believe God loves us.

Scripture References
Hebrews 4:6, 11

1 Timothy 4:15

Hebrews 10:23, 35, 36

Luke 18:1

Romans 12:2

Romans 10:17

Joshua 1:8

How to Practically Develop Confidence in God


by Creflo Dollar | 3 Sep 2016

Summary
God did not create us to operate out of stress or worry, but from a place of rest. Only when we
arrive at that place will we see His manifestations in our lives. Rest does not mean inactivity, but
rather continuing to work and move forward with our daily lives while letting go of anxiety. This
requires confidence in what Jesus did two thousand years ago. The only way we can benefit from

what the Word of God says is to confidently accept it by faith, regardless of the devils attempts
to move us out of our place of rest.
A. Finding our place of rest in God is extremely important for us.
1. Do not throw away your confidence, which has great compensation of reward.
You need patience, so that when you do Gods will, you may receive the
promise (Hebrews 10:35, 36).
a. The devils main weapon against us is shame, to try and wear down
our confidence.
b. He wants to knock us out of our place of rest, and keep us in worry and
stress, by causing us to pay attention to what we see and hear around
us.
c. Patience is defined as constantly, consistently remaining the same.
Employing patience helps us maintain our confidence during the
enemys attacks.
B. The Scriptures provide strategies on how to develop confidence in God.
1. Renew your mind. The battles we fight all take place in the mind. If we think
differently, we live differently.
a. Dedicate your bodies as a living sacrifice, consecrated and pleasing to
God, which is your rational and intelligent spiritual worship. Do not be
conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your
mind, so that you may perform and accomplish Gods will (Romans
12:1, 2, AMPC).
2. Confess the Word. Our mouth can be a powerful arsenal, and we find
ourselves speaking what we believe in.
a. We must hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering
(Hebrews 10:23).
b. Whoever commands the mountain to be removed and cast into the
sea, and has no doubt in their heart, will have whatever they say (Mark
11:23).
c. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He has redeemed from the
enemys grasp (Psalm 107:2).
3. Meditate and ponder on the Word. This makes it real, and what we meditate
on comes to pass.
a. The book of Gods Word shall not depart from your mouth. You shall
meditate on it day and night, and see that you do everything written in
it. Then you shall prosper and succeed (Joshua 1:8).
b. Meditate on these things and give yourself completely to them, so that
your profiting from them will be visible to everyone (1 Timothy 4:15).

4. Pray, but pray in the confidence of what Jesus already did. Do not doubt or
judge others.
a. Jesus said to pray always, and not to faint (Luke 18:1).
b. Confess to each other your slips, offenses, and sins. Pray for each
other, that you may be healed and restored. The heartfelt, continued
prayer of a righteous person makes tremendous power available
(James 5:16, AMPC).

Scripture References
Hebrews 10:35, 36
Romans 12:1, 2, AMPC

Joshua 1:8

Hebrews 10:23

1 Timothy 4:15

Mark 11:23

Luke 18:1

Psalm 107:2

James 5:16, AMPC

Empowerment to Rest
by Creflo Dollar | 24 Aug 2016

Summary
As Christians, resting in God is the most powerful thing we can do to defeat the devil. It is in the
place of rest where we experience His manifestations in our lives. We were not created to operate
out of stress, care, or worry. When we find ourselves drifting away from our rest into a place of
anxiety or fear, we must work to get back to that powerful place where God wants us to be. When
the enemy attacks, our full trust in God brings us the supernatural peace that signals our reentry into our place of rest.
A. Trusting in the Word of God puts us in a position to see the
manifestations we seek.
1. Lest us fear, lest any of us come short of entering into Gods rest. The Gospel
only profited those who heard it in faith. To this day, there still remains a rest
for Gods people. We must work to enter into that rest (Hebrews 4:1-11).

a. Many of us come short of the goal of entering into rest.


b. We must be peaceful people. Our peace comes from our identity in
Christ.
c. That place of rest is where we must abide. Moving out of that place is
not healthy physically, mentally, or spiritually.
d. What causes us to move out of rest is what goes on in our mind. This is
where the enemy focuses his attacks, so we must guard our mind.
e. What we think about affects what we say, so we must pray and
verbally confess the Word.
f.

We can rest, knowing that the finished works of Jesus have already
paid for everything we need in life.

g. The most powerful thing we can do is worship, but worship can only
take place when we are at rest.

Scripture References
Hebrews 4:1-11

The Gender Question


by Taffi Dollar | 24 Aug 2016

Summary
The finished works of Jesus have made us all one in Christ, and that unity includes breaking
down the barriers between men and women. Renewing our mind in the Word of God makes us
more aware of this, and lets us experience the freedom that did not exist under the old covenant.
God created Adam and Eve as equals, united as one with each other and God. After sin entered
the garden of Eden and they both fell prey to it, inequalities arose. But what Jesus did restored
the balance that God originally created.
A. God made both men and women according to His divine plan.
1. In Gods eyes, there is no distinction between male and female.
a. Jesus asked the Father to make mankind holy by the truth. The Word of
God is truth (John 17:17, AMP).

b. God made all of creation, and called it good. When He made men and
women in His own image, He blessed them and gave them dominion
over all the earth and everything in it (Genesis 1:12, 18, 21, 25-28).
2. God formed man from dust, and man became a living soul when God
breathed into his nostrils (Genesis 2:7).
a. When mankind was brought to life, they gained the ability to commune
with God, and exercise authority over all creation. They became
speaking spirits.
3. God created man as male and female, and called them Adam (Genesis 5:1,
2).
a. He blessed both male and female so that they would prosper and have
everything they needed, so all would be well with them.
4. Man and woman were created together, in Gods Own image.
a. Before the fall, they were both in His plan. They had equal authority
and dominion.
5. God made man a little lower than the angels, and crowned him with glory and
honor. He gave man authority over what He had made (Psalm 8:1-9).
a. We were on Gods mind. He crowned us with His presence.
6. Jesus came to erase the inequalities between man and woman that sin
created.
a. We must have the same attitude and humble mind as Jesus Christ,
Who was equal to God. Jesus is our example (Philippians 2:5, 6, AMP).
b. Jesus is the exact likeness of the unseen God. He is the firstborn of all
creation (Colossians 1:15, AMP).
B. Jesus frees us to be what God originally had in mind when He created
us.
1. Now that we know the true God, we cannot turn back to the weak things of
religion and return to being in bondage to them (Galatians 4:9, 12, 13, 19,
AMP).
a. If we do not avail ourselves of the freedom and grace God offers us, we
will fall back into being trapped by religious distinctions between the
genders.
2. Christ has completely liberated us. We must not become ensnared,
submitting again to a yoke of slavery (Galatians 5:1, AMP).
a. Paul was referring to what happened in the book of Genesis, when the
serpent arrived in the garden of Eden. Life changed at that point, but
not for the better.

3. God cursed the serpent, and put enmity between it and the woman. As a
result, the relationship between man and woman was changed. God also
cursed the land, because of what Adam had done (Genesis 3:14-19).
a. This point marked a shift from Gods original design, and relationships
became unequal. The man became dominant over the woman, and the
woman desired her husband instead of God.
b. Adam did not want to take responsibility for the situation. He tried to
shift the blame to God.
4. God gave man and woman a divine mandate to exercise dominion over
creation, not over each other.
a. The violence and hatred that has existed between the genders is the
result of what happened in the garden of Eden.
5. Mans domination over woman is the result of sin.
a. This was why Jesus needed to come and reverse the inequalities.
6. Jesus disciples were indignant at the brothers whose mother had asked Him
to allow her sons to sit beside Him in heaven. Jesus explained that whoever
wants to be great must become a servant (Matthew 20:24-27, AMP).
a. Jesus preached servanthood, which was the opposite of domination
over others. The example He set was the game-changer. He re-wrote
all the rules governing gender relationships that sin had established.

Scripture References
John 17:17, AMP

Colossians 1:15, AMP

Genesis 1:12, 18, 21, 25-28

Galatians 4:9, 12, 13, 19, AMP

Genesis 2:7

Galatians 5:1, AMP

Genesis 5:1, 2

Genesis 3:14-19

Psalm 8:1-9

Matthew 20:24-27, AMP

Philippians 2:5, 6, AMP

Developing Confidence in the Finished Works of Jesus Part 2


by Creflo Dollar | 21 Aug 2016

Summary
Confidence is defined as trusting or relying fully in someone or something, and reaching this
point is very important in our spiritual growth. It is closely associated with assurance and belief.
We hear the phrase I believe in churches all over the world, but there is actual evidence that
will indicate whether or not we really believe. Saying this while carrying stress, care, and worry
indicates that we are in unbelief, but if we truly believe something, our trust and confidence in it
will bear that out. The Scriptures give us some practical strategies for developing trust and
confidence in Gods promises.
A. We have six ways we can develop confidence in what Jesus has already
done.
1. Renew your mind.
a. When we do this, we exchange our own thoughts, ideas, and opinions
for Gods. This is not a one-time event, but a lifetime process.
2. Confess the Word.
a. Even if we constantly hear someone else declare something, we do not
internalize it until we say it ourselves. Speaking Gods word helps us to
believe it.
3. Meditate on the Word.
a. This means to ponder it, roll it over in our mind, and speak it to
ourselves. What we think about the most is the thing we are most
likely to do.
4.
a. Prayerfully going to God and being in His presence builds our
confidence. When we pray in tongues, we build ourselves up in spirit,
soul, and body.
5. Hear the Word.
a. Hearing it is powerful and life-changing. It even changes us physically.
6. Believe Gods love for us.
a. The more we believe it, the more confident we will be in what He has
to say to us.
B. The Scriptures constantly emphasize the link between faith and
confidence.

1. We must be mindful not to come short of entering into Gods rest (Hebrews
4:1-3, 11).
a. If we are quick to believe His Word, we will see manifestations sooner
than those who do not believe.
b. We receive ease when we trust. Nothing ever improves when we carry
worry, stress, or care.
2. We are saved by returning to God, and resting in Him. Our strength is in our
quiet confidence in Him (Isaiah 30:15).
a. The solution to everything is found in our place of rest.
3. Do not throw away your confidence. It has great recompense of reward
(Hebrews 10:35, 36).
a. The devils number one strategy is to do something that will cause us
to cast away our confidence.
4. Jesus was preaching about forgiveness, and His disciples asked Him to
increase their faith (Luke 17:1-10).
a. Like the disciples, sometimes we think we do not have enough faith to
do what needs to be done. We do not need an increase of faith, but
rather a willingness to work the faith we already have, even if it is the
size of a mustard seed.
b. The problem is not how big our faith is, but our use of it. We must keep
exercising it.
c. Instead of just a short burst of faith, we must continue in trust,
enduring in our faith.
5. Take joy when you encounter diverse temptations. The trying of our faith
works patience. God gives faith to everyone (James 1:2-6).
a. Employing patience keeps our faith at work, even if we do not see
results right away.
b. We accept by faith the wisdom made available to us.
6. When Pauls ship was caught in a storm, Paul told the crew that he had
received instructions from an angel who told him not to fear (Acts 27:14-25).
a. The fear that Gods promises will not materialize in our lives is
something the enemy tempts Christians with every day.
b. The angel revealed that Paul was destined to be brought before Caesar.
We, too, have our own destiny that God wants to fulfill.

Scripture References
Hebrews 4:1-3, 11

Luke 17:1-10

Isaiah 30:15

James 1:2-6

Hebrews 10:35, 36

Acts 27:14-25

Favor Plus Nothing


by Taffi Dollar | 13 Aug 2016

Summary
As we learn more about the nature of God, we can expect to experience His goodness and
presence in our lives to a greater degree. When He releases His favor on us, we will begin to see
unheard of, unprecedented manifestations all around us. Favor is synonymous with grace, and
we have an opportunity to take hold of this grace because of what Jesus did. In essence, when
God sent us His Son, He did us a favor by not giving us what we deserved. Gods favor
personified in Jesus is more than enough, and nothing else needs to be added.
A God wants to show us favor in every area of our lives. He did so through
Jesus.
1. John bore witness of Jesus, saying that He Who came after him existed before
him. Out of Jesus abundance of grace and truth, we have received grace
upon grace and favor upon favor (John 1:15-17, AMP).
a. It was the Person of Jesus Christ Who God sent to show favor to us.
b. Karma is the concept of getting what we deserve. God did the exact
opposite of that through His Son.
2. We must not forget any of Gods commandments. They will give us peace and
long life, and we will find favor with God and man. Trust God, and do not lean
unto your own understanding (Proverbs 3:1-5).
a. The more time we spend in the Word and the more we meditate on it,
the more favor we will see.
3. God has made our mountain to stand strong by His favor (Psalm 30:7).
a. For us today, this means our marriages, families, businesses, careers,
and everything that is important to us is strong because of His favor.
4. When a persons ways please God, He makes even his enemies to be at
peace with him (Proverbs 16:7).
a. When we are born again and we establish a relationship with God, He
is pleased with us. He wants to bring everyone into relationship with
Him.

B. Jesus is the perfect example of Gods favor. He made that same grace
available to us.
1. God is rich in mercy, and He has a great love for us. Even when we were
dead, He made us alive through union with Christ. He gave us joint seating
with Him in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:4-6, AMP).
a. He is rich in mercy, not in judgment, condemnation, or shame.
b. Under the Law of Moses, the people were required to stand, but now
we can sit and rest with God.
2. As a boy, Jesus grew physically and increased in wisdom and favor with God
and man (Luke 2:52).
a. Trusting the Word of God causes us to increase in favor and
understanding.
3. When the guards came to take Jesus away, they admitted that no mere man
had ever spoken like Him (John 7:45, 46, AMP).
a. Jesus enemies were unable to seize Him at that time, because they
heard Him speak the wisdom of God.
4. When Jesus died on the cross, the centurion soldier saw what happened and
glorified God, affirming Jesus righteousness (Luke 23:46-49).
a. This Scripture was another example of the favor Jesus had with men.
5. God has made us a little lower than Himself, and has crowned us with glory
and honor. He has given us dominion over the works of His hands (Psalm 8:5,
6, AMP).
a. In this context, honor is the same as favor.
b. Gods favor is a shield to us, repelling bad things while attracting good
things into our lives.

Scripture References
John 1:15-17 AMP
Luke 2:52
Proverbs 3:1-5
John 7:45, 46, AMP
Psalm 30:7
Luke 23:46-49
Proverbs 16:7
Psalm 8:5, 6, AMP
Ephesians 2:4-6, AMP

Entering Into the Rest Part 4


by Creflo Dollar | 24 Jul 2016

Summary
By getting to a place where we can receive all the finished works of Jesus Christ, we are
empowered to enter into Gods rest. This place is a place of confidence and trust, where we can
experience the manifestations of what Jesus did two thousand years ago. Reaching this place
hinges not on a life of laziness or inactivity, but on our strong faith in what God tells us in His
Word. Doubt prevents us from entering into His rest, and fear is a component of doubt. Fear
tolerated is faith contaminated, which is why we must not be afraid to rely on Him, exclusively.
A. We must believe that God has labored on our behalf, and He has
finished it all for us.
1. We should fear lest we come short of entering into Gods rest. The Word
preached does not profit those who do not hear it in faith. Entering into His
rest means that we cease from our own labors (Hebrews 4:1-11).
a. Most people equate resting with the cessation of all physical labor, but
it really means trusting totally in Him while we work.
b. We are in spiritual warfare, Jesus has already won, and we now
maintain the victory He died to obtain. Operating in rest does not
mean working for victory, it means working from
c. Under the Law, people worked for God. Under grace, He works for us.
But the only way He works on our behalf is for us to rest in what He
did, which is our greatest expression of faith in Him.
2. He was wounded for our transgressions. The chastisement of our peace was
on Him, and we are healed by His stripes (Isaiah 53:5).
a. The order of the wording in this Scripture is significant. Healing only
comes after we find His peace.
3. Jesus had the people sit down first, before they were fed. They ate their fill
only after they reclined (John 6:10, 11, AMP).
a. We must be at rest to partake of miracles. When we learn to recline, we
will see Gods multiplications in our lives.
4. God keeps in perfect peace those whose minds are focused on Him, because
they trust Him (Isaiah 26:3). e willH
a. When we focus on the Word, we are focusing on God Himself. We have
peace and security in the midst of turmoil.
5. Whatever was written before was for our learning, so the Scriptures would
give us hope (Romans 15:4).

a. The Old Testament provides just as much spiritual nourishment as the


New Testament.
B. Whether under the Law or under grace, the Scriptures teach us about
Gods rest.
1. Although we are no longer under the Law, the Law is still part of Gods Word.
We can still learn from it.
a. All Scripture is inspired by God, and is profitable for doctrine, reproof,
correction, and instruction in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16).
b. The Law is good, if used lawfully for the purpose for which it was
designed (1 Timothy 1:8-11).
2. Because God has been my help, I will rejoice in the shadow of His wings
(Psalm 63:7).
a. The saying God helps those who help themselves is not even in the
Bible. It is unscriptural because the message behind it says we must
rely on ourselves.
3. God needs to know that we are aware that we need His help.
a. Jesus is the Vine, and we are the branches. Without Him we can do
nothing (John 15:5).
b. We can do all things through Him Who strengthens us (Philippians
4:13).
c. God tells us not to fear, because He will save us. We must rest and be
at ease (Jeremiah 46:27).
4. God ended His work on the seventh day, and He rested from His labors. He
blessed the seventh day because it was a day of rest (Genesis 2:2, 3).
a. God did not rest because He was tired. He rested because His work
was finished, and it was perfect.
b. We cannot ever work hard enough to outdo what God has done.

Scripture References
Hebrews 4:1-11

1 Timothy 1:8-11

Isaiah 53:5

Psalm 63:7

John 6:10,11, AMP


Isaiah 26:3

John 15:5
Philippians 4:13

Jeremiah 46:27
Romans 15:4
Genesis 2:2, 3
2 Timothyaggai 3:16

Entering Into the Rest Part 6


by Creflo Dollar | 10 Aug 2016

Summary
Entering into Gods rest is important for each and every one of us, but it is on an entirely
voluntary basisHe will not force it on anyone. It hinges on our belief in what God has done
through His Son, and this confidence empowers us to rest even in the midst of our labors. When
others work in stress, fear, and worry, we should rest in the knowledge of Gods love for us.
Resting in God calms, focuses, and gives us peace while we work in faith. Having this kind of
peace allows us to prosper in whatever we do. Whatever it takes, we must reach this point of
spiritual rest.
A. We enter into Gods rest by faith. Jesus provides a perfect example of
how to do that.
1. Those who believed entered into the rest (Hebrews 4:3).
a. This belief refers to the finished works of Jesus Christ.
2. Jesus was totally human, and He was tempted by sin. Yet, He never yielded to
it.
a. As a child, Jesus continued to grow and become strong in spirit. He was
filled with wisdom, and Gods grace was on Him (Luke 2:40).
b. When the Law entered, sin was more visible. But where sin abounded,
grace abounded more (Romans 5:20).
c. God made Jesus to take on all our sins, even though Jesus knew no sin.
This was so we could be made righteous through Him (2 Corinthians
5:21).
3. Noah found grace in Gods eyes (Genesis 6:8).
a. Noahs name means rest. Therefore, rest found grace.

b. We must remember that our worry, stress, and anxiety does not find
Grace, but our rest does find Him.
c. Grace was on Jesus because He lived a life of rest, and trusted in the
Father.
B. We are at rest only if we give Him our cares and let Him work.
1. There remains a rest for Gods people (Hebrews 4:9).
a. Jesus came in contact with individuals who were sick and afflicted, who
had struggled for a long time o try to fix their own situation. When they
finally gave up, rested from their own efforts, and accepted what Jesus
offered, He turned things around for them (John 5:1-16; Luke 13:10-13;
Luke 6:6-10).
b. All three miracles happened on the Sabbath, which is a day of rest.
2. God works in us to accomplish His will, and it is not of our own strength. He
energizes us and creates in us the power and the will to work to please Him
(Philippians 2:13, AMP).
a. For example, we cannot break a habit through the use of our own
willpower. Trying to modify our behavior this way does not work. True
change only comes by believing who we are in Christ.
3. Be anxious for nothing. Bring all your requests to God in prayer and
supplication, and His peace, which surpasses all understanding, will guard
your hearts and minds through Jesus (Philippians 4:6, 7, AMP).
a. This Scripture tells us to hand over to God all of the issues we struggle
with. When we do, He will go to work on them.

Scripture References

Hebrews 4:3, 9

John 5:1-16

Luke 2:40

Luke 13:10-13

Romans 5:20

Luke 6:6-10

2 Corinthians 5:21

Philippians 2:13, AMP

Genesis 6:8

Philippians 4:6, 7, AMP

Concerning Total Life Prosperity


by General Author | 18 Jan 2016
Creflo Dollar Ministries - Daily Confessions

Concerning Total Life Prosperity:


1. Jesus is the Apostle and High Priest over my profession, and what I profess is
the Word of God concerning favor over my life (Hebrews 3:1).
2. The Lord helps me to guard the door of my mouth and trains me not to speak
against His favor at work in my life (Psalm 141:3, AMP).
3. I will not allow any corrupt communication to proceed out of my mouth.
Instead, I will speak only that which is good, full of grace and edifying to
others (Ephesians 4:29).
4. As the righteousness of God, I declare that I am favorable in God's sight (Job
33:26, AMP; Psalm 5:12; Proverbs 14:9).
5. Like Joseph, I prosper wherever I go and in every situation I am in because
the Lord is always with me. I, too, experience preferential treatment (Genesis
39:1-6, 21).
6. I am blessed and highly favored (Luke 1:28).
7. I associate with those who are blessed and highly favored so that I may
increase in every area of my life (Genesis 30:27).
8. I operate in integrity; as a result, I obtain favor from God (Proverbs 11:27;
12:2).
9. I actively seek and live by God's wisdom; therefore, I am highly favored and
esteemed in the sight of God and men (Proverbs 3:1-4; 8:33-35).
10.I declare that God's favor promotes and causes me to increase daily (Esther
2:17; Psalm 75:6-7).
11.The Lord takes pleasure in my total life prosperity (Psalm 35:27).
12.Because I am God's "favorite," I prosper in every area of my life-spiritually,
physically, financially, socially and mentally (3 John 2).
13.Because the favor of God shields me, no sickness or disease has a right to
live in my body (Deuteronomy 7:15; Psalm 5:12).
14.Wealth and riches are in my house because I am empowered with His
anointing and favor to draw wealth (Deuteronomy 8:18; Psalm 112:3).

Divine Protection
by General Author | 18 Jan 2016
Creflo Dollar Ministries - Daily Confessions
1. My prosperity causes me to be like a mountain--an object that cannot be
moved (Psalm 30:6-7; Psalm 112:6-8).
2. The Lord has granted me long life and has preserved me from destruction
(Job 10:12).
3. I declare that no matter what happens around me, I have a covenant of
peace, or wholeness, with God. His love, kindness and protection will never
depart from me (Isaiah 54:10, 14-17; 1 Samuel 25:6).
4. No weapon formed against me prospers, and every tongue that rises up in
judgment against me shall be proven wrong (Isaiah 54:17, AMP).
5. In the name of Jesus, I dwell in the secret place of the Most High God and
abide under the shadow of the Almighty (Psalm 91:1).
6. The Lord is my Refuge and Fortress. He delivers me from the enemy;
therefore, I do not fear the terror in the night or the destruction that takes
place at noonday (Psalm 91:2-6).
7. When I call on the Lord, He immediately answers me. He is with me in
trouble; He always delivers me (Psalm 91:15-16).
8. Because the Lord has given His angels charge over me, my life is redeemed
from destruction. No evil comes near me, and neither does any plague come
near my home (Psalm 91:10-11).
9. Although hard times may come, they pass me by because I am established in
righteousness (Isaiah 54:14-15).
10.I declare that I fear no evil, because the Holy Spirit comforts me (Psalm 23).
He lives inside of me. Greater is He Who is in me than he who is in the world
(1 John 4:4).

Effective Communication Between Spouses


by General Author | 18 Jan 2016
Creflo Dollar Ministries - Daily Confessions

Love must be demonstrated through actions and words. However, if you have spent months, or
even years, tearing down your mate with hurtful words, you must train yourself to speak
affectionately toward him or her. Begin today by making a conscious decision to change.
In the name of Jesus, I will not let any corrupt communication proceed out of my mouth, but only
that which is good for edification. I am quick to listen and slow to speak. My words are
acceptable to the Lord. I will put a guard on my mouth and keep the door of my lips shut from
speaking anything ungodly. I will love my mate with affectionate words and genuine concern. I
aim for and am eager to seek harmony in my marriage by building up my spouse. Amen!

Scripture References:

Ephesians 4:29
James 1:19

Psalm 19:14

Psalm 141:3

Romans 14:19, The Amplified Bible

Divine Protection
by General Author | 18 Jan 2016
Creflo Dollar Ministries - Daily Confessions
1. My prosperity causes me to be like a mountain--an object that cannot be
moved (Psalm 30:6-7; Psalm 112:6-8).
2. The Lord has granted me long life and has preserved me from destruction
(Job 10:12).
3. I declare that no matter what happens around me, I have a covenant of
peace, or wholeness, with God. His love, kindness and protection will never
depart from me (Isaiah 54:10, 14-17; 1 Samuel 25:6).
4. No weapon formed against me prospers, and every tongue that rises up in
judgment against me shall be proven wrong (Isaiah 54:17, AMP).
5. In the name of Jesus, I dwell in the secret place of the Most High God and
abide under the shadow of the Almighty (Psalm 91:1).
6. The Lord is my Refuge and Fortress. He delivers me from the enemy;
therefore, I do not fear the terror in the night or the destruction that takes
place at noonday (Psalm 91:2-6).

7. When I call on the Lord, He immediately answers me. He is with me in


trouble; He always delivers me (Psalm 91:15-16).
8. Because the Lord has given His angels charge over me, my life is redeemed
from destruction. No evil comes near me, and neither does any plague come
near my home (Psalm 91:10-11).
9. Although hard times may come, they pass me by because I am established in
righteousness (Isaiah 54:14-15).
10.I declare that I fear no evil, because the Holy Spirit comforts me (Psalm 23).
He lives inside of me. Greater is He Who is in me than he who is in the world
(1 John 4:4).

Declaring Your True Identity in God


by General Author | 18 Jan 2016
Creflo Dollar Ministries - Daily Confessions
Your life should be a reflection of God's goodness. From your appearance to your character, you
represent God. That's why your self-perception and attitude toward life must be in line with His
Word. Therefore, change the way you think and speak so that you can transform the way you
live.
In the name of Jesus, I declare that I am carefully and wonderfully made in God's image. My
physical appearance is a reflection of His glory. I am virtuous, holy, presentable and acceptable
in God's sight. I identify with the beautiful image of His Word and will increase from one level of
glory to the next. I am blessed, prosperous and in good health. And I believe I receive the
manifestation of this confession now!

Scripture References:

Psalm 139:14
2 Corinthians 3:18 (AMP)

Genesis 1:26-27

3 John 2

Proverbs 31

Mark 11:23-24

Romans 12:1

Confession of the Tithe (Tithing the Tithe)


by General Author | 18 Jan 2016
I have brought away the hallowed things of my house, the tenth of all my increase, and I present
my tithes to my High Priest, Jesus Christ, who was made a High Priest forever, after the order of
Melchizedek. Because of all that God has delivered me out of, this tithe is my love, my honor, and
my gratitude to my God.
I have not transgressed Your commandment of love, neither have I forgotten it. I have hearkened
to the voice of the Lord, my God, and have done according to all that Thou hast commanded me
to do. Look down from Thy holy habitation, from heaven, and bless my family, my church and
me.
As Abraham received blessings from Melchizedek, I now receive blessings from Jesus, my High
Priest, and it is so.

Confession Over First Fruit


by General Author | 18 Jan 2016
I profess this day, unto my High Priest, Jesus Christ, that I come unto the promises, which the
Lord swore unto our fathers (Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob) to give us. I was a sinner, on my way
to hellin bondage to sin and the flesh.
I operated in the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life. And when I cried
unto the Lord God to save me, He heard my cry and delivered me from sin, sickness, poverty,
death, and hell.
I
was
in
a
pit,
and
He
delivered
me
out
of
the
pit
onto
solid ground and put a new song in my heart. And because of the blood of Jesus, I am now
redeemed, righteous, saved, satisfied, Holy Ghost-filled, and fire baptized.
I am delivered, prosperous, and blessed. And now, behold, I have brought the first fruit of my
increase, as my love, gratitude, and honor to my God. And I receive plenty instead of lack and
breakthrough instead of failure. I am blessed.

Angel Power Confession


by General Author | 18 Jan 2016
Creflo Dollar Ministries - Daily Confessions

Because I am the righteousness of God, angels have been sent to minister to me. They respond to
the Word of God which I speak. Therefore, I loose angels with the words of my mouth.
I say today, let the Lord be magnified who takes pleasure in my prosperity. In the name of Jesus,
I command the angels to bring to me prosperity in my spirit, in my home, in my body, in my
family life, and in my finances.
I declare promotion and command the angels to bring promotion into my life. I have a bloodbought covenant promise from God Almighty to multiply exceedingly. Therefore, I confess I am
exceedingly fruitful and blessed, right now, in Jesus name! I command the angels of God to go
and bring this covenant to pass in my life now! I have the power to get wealth, and release the
angels to bring wealth into my life.
I declare right now that I am healthy, healed, delivered, and freed from the bondage of sin. I am
the head always, and never the tail. I am above only, and never beneath. I lend, not borrow, and
everything I put my hands to prospers.
I walk in the favor of God and my favor is increased even as I am speaking. I have more than
enough money to pay every bill that comes in, and I declare I am totally debt-free now! I have
the authority of Heaven and in the name of Jesus, I declare that whatever I bind on the Earth, is
bound in Heaven, and whatever I loose on the Earth, is loosed in Heaven.
I am free from unforgiveness and I set my will to forgive anybody for anything, no matter what!
I walk in the love of God toward everyone, no exceptions! I send my angels forth right now, to
do Gods pleasure and bring these words to pass. Angels, go now, and minister prosperity unto
me, in Jesus name!
Father, I thank You in advance for all You have done on my behalf. Like You, Ive declared what
will be and am committed to calling those things that be not as though they are. Right now I
rejoice, and Im exceedingly glad that you have granted to me the petitions I have requested,
while I am yet speaking. My total life prosperity is settled now, and with great expectation, I will
continuously speak faith-filled words, and allow my every word and thought to confirm what I
believe I have received, in Jesus name. Amen.

Scripture References:

Psalm 103:20, 21
Psalm 35:27

Hebrews 1:13

Matthew 16:19

Psalm 5:12

Deuteronomy 28:1-13

1 Peter 2:24

1 Corinthians 13

Answered Prayer Part 1


by General Author | 18 Jan 2016
Creflo Dollar Ministries - Daily Confessions
Faith-based confessions bring into existence those things God has promised. As you confess
what God says about you, the evidence will manifest (Isaiah 44:26). Here are some confessions
to help to establish your faith for answered prayer.
In the name of Jesus, I declare that I have a blood-bought right to answered prayer. The Word of
God is my guarantee. Father, by prayer, supplication and with thanksgiving, I can make my
requests known to You. You hear the prayer of the righteous and answer them. Your eyes are on
me and Your ears are open to hear my prayers.
I am connected to Christ Jesus, and I am anointed. In everything I do I am more than a
conqueror. Because I abide in You, and Your Word abides in me, I see the manifestation of
answered prayer. When I speak Your Word, it does not return without accomplishing what it was
sent to do.
Lord, I thank You that I walk in favor with man and with You. Wherever I go and whatever I do,
Your favor goes before me. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous person avails much.
Therefore, I believe I receive what I pray for right now. In Jesus' name, Amen!

Scripture References:

Philippians 4:6
1 Peter 3:12

2 Chronicles 7:15

Romans 8:37

John 15:7

Isaiah 55:11

Luke 2:52

Acts 2:47

James 5:16

Answered Prayer Part 2


by General Author | 18 Jan 2016
Creflo Dollar Ministries - Daily Confessions

Your Right to Answered Prayer


As the righteousness of God, you don't have to beg God to hear and answer your prayers. You
have a right to stand boldly in His presence and get all the answers you need. Begging does not
motivate Him.
Many believers have a case of "mistaken identity." They mistake their relationship with God as a
Master-to-slave, rather than a Father-to-child, relationship. They relate to Him like a slave relates
to his owner. A slave begs and accepts whatever crumbs fall off of his master's table. A child, on
the other hand, knows he has every right to live well, just like his father.
God can't and doesn't find pleasure in faithless prayer. Your prosperity and faith please Him
(Psalm 35:27; Romans 1:17; Hebrews 11:6). Therefore, go into His presence with confidence
knowing that you are His child and have every right to the best in life. As the righteousness of
God, you deserve all He has to offer. You have a divine inheritance of good health, wealth and
total life prosperity!

The Cry of the Righteous


Don't take lightly what the Bible says about your inheritance. "Righteousness" is more than a
fancy Christian term. It is God's stamp of approval and the key to receiving your inheritance.
Unless you are convinced that you are the righteousness of God, you will never develop the
assurance that you can have answers to your prayers.
Psalm 34 will encourage you when it seems like your prayers are going unanswered. It is
addressed to righteous people who seek the Lord and trust Him. Verses 15 and 17 in the New
International Version say, "The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to
their cryThe righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their
troubles."
The word cry in these verses is not referring to tears. It means to "call out for help." As the
righteousness of God, when we call out to Him in faith, He hears us and delivers us from trouble.
Why? Because He is always attentive to our voices and ready to respond when we're in trouble.
The faith-filled cry of the righteous is a trigger that causes our Heavenly Father to move quickly
on our behalf!
Jeremiah 33:3 is a promise from God which says, "Call to Me and I will answer you and show
you great and mighty things." (The Amplified Bible). If you desire for God to do great and
mighty things in your family, finances, health and other areas of your life, call on Him in faith.

First John 5:14-15 says to have confidence, knowing that when you pray according to the will of
God, which is the Word of God, He hears you. And when He hears you, He will grant your
requests.
Praying according to the Word gets the Father's attention because He only responds to the
language of His Word. It is your guarantee to getting results. You can count on it!