Creflo Dollar Ministries

Dear Zoe Partner

One of my prayers for you at the start of 2014 was that you not spend this year walking around
with deposited blessings on the inside of you. This means I don’t want you stuck in a place where you’re constantly trying to get God to do what He’s already done. As I’ve communicated in previous letters this year, I want you to spend this year cooperating, collaborating, and corresponding with what has already been made available to you. It’s time to see, touch, and handle those things that you desire! In Mark 11:24, Jesus said, “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” He didn’t say when you pray, beg, and plead with God to give you the things you desire. No. God’s grace—unmerited, undeserved favor—has already been extended to you. So when you
pray for the things you desire, believe you receive them as done, because they are!

Having said that, in this month’s letter I will discuss Step #9—Act As If It’s So. I meet many people who want to prosper, but they don’t act like they want to prosper. They talk and act like they’re poor and defeated. I call it “poor-mouth” talking. But if you want to prosper, you have to change your posture and your position. This requires faith. It requires you to act as if your prosperity is so now, not when you actually see it in the natural realm. It’s vital that you begin to act like your prosperity is a finished work. This requires you to change the way you talk and act by bringing your speech and actions in line with God’s Word.

A good example of this is found in the Bible story of the beggar, blind Bartimaeus. When he heard that Jesus of Nazareth was walking by him, he cried out to Him to have mercy on him. In spite of the fact that people were telling him to be quiet, he cried louder. The Bible says when Jesus heard him calling, He stood still and called the blind man to Him. When Bartimaeus rose to come to Jesus, the first thing he did was cast away the garment he was wearing (Mark 10:47-52). The significance of casting away his garment is that the old garment signified that he was a blind man. Bartimaeus threw away the thing that identified him as a blind man. His action demonstrated his belief that Jesus had already healed him, and therefore he no longer needed that garment.

Many Believers still approach God wearing their “old garments”—garments of debt, emotional pain, lack, sickness, and so on. What they should be doing is something I briefly discussed in my April 2014 letter to you: acknowledging every good thing which is in you in Christ (Philemon 1:6). To acknowledge means to admit the existence, the reality, and the truth of a thing. It means to recognize something as being valid and real.

Think about how powerful that is. You are conceding to something that cannot be seen and acting as if it’s so. You are calling something “valid” that you can’t even touch at the time. The key to ensuring you will see the manifestation of something that God has promised you, is speaking it and acting as if it’s so. You have to confess and acknowledge that prosperity, healing, deliverance, a sound mind, or whatever you need is in you, and is real! This
will activate your faith, and your faith will begin to work. The Holy Spirit will begin to order your steps and direct you to the places, people, situations, and circumstances that will bring about manifestation in your life.

Believers are faith people. You don’t use your faith to try to get God to do something. You use your faith to lay hold of what God has already done; your faith reels it in! Everything grace provided has to come through the door of faith. Start speaking faith. Start acting as if it’s so. You have to “see” it on the inside before you will ever “see” it
on the outside. Start delighting yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4). The door of faith will open up and manifestation will come in. Why? Because of your positive response to what Jesus Christ bled and died for you to have.

To God be the glory!