There’s another king that we’ve got to get our foot on, what you hear. Isn’t that a big one, what you hear? Jesus said “be careful what you listen to.” Be careful what you allow to come into your ear and go into your spirit because it can contaminate your faith.
The bible talks about how we have to control our hearing; we have to get victory over what we hear. And in the Old Testament there’s a great story about the prophet Elijah and how everybody was saying recession, everybody was saying poverty, everybody was saying there was a famine in the land, and everybody was saying lay-offs, and everybody was saying its bad, and on top of that, you’re probably going to catch the swine flu too.
You’re going to lose your job, you’re going to get the flu, you’re going to lose everything, you’re not going to make it, and right in the middle of all those bad reports on ABC, NBC, woe is me TV, right in the middle of all of it, the prophet said, “I hear the sound of abundance, an abundance of rain.”
See, I’m talking about faith. I’m talking about believers who just don’t join in with the negative spirit of the world. We have to put our foot on what we see and what we feel and what we smell and even what we keep hearing every day. Elijah said, “I hear another sound. I’m tuned into another frequency, and I know it’s more than just mind over matter, it’s faith over unbelief.”
It’s believing God’s Word and what He says over what everybody else says, because God has this problem in hand. He thinks he hears God, and he says, “I don’t care what everybody else says. I hear the sound of an abundance of rain.”
We’ve got to get to that place that we can put our foot on what we hear because God makes the sounds of victory. Choose to hear the sound of blessing coming. Choose to hear the sound of favor coming. Choose to hear the sound of healing coming. Choose to hear the sound of good things rising up.
You are NOT destined to be unemployed. Your kids aren’t destined to be rebellious. We aren’t slaves to the way were raised. We aren’t victims of life; we don’t have to just accept what happened before will always happen.
That is not the way God describes it. I’m not going to listen to all that stuff. I believe His report, and as believers, we are not to allow the enemy to get us, to just succumb to what he shows us and what he feeds our ears with.
And I’m telling you, the amazing thing is when we get victory over our hearing and say, “Lord, I’m going to tune in to your report. I believe what you’re saying.” But you say, “Well, you don’t know what kind of bad news I’ve got.” God wants to tell you this: God is able, in spite of what you feel, in spite of what you hear, in spite of what you smell, in spite of what you see. God is able to turn it around.