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Class 1: Living Above It All


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Part 4: Jesus is the Word!

(This is part 4 of 9 parts in this class)


You say, "I still don't see how Peter's example of walking on water helps me. Jesus isn't there for me to see and focus on as He was for Peter."


When you have your mind fully occupied by God's Word it's the same as having it fully focused on Jesus. How can this be? This is because Jesus is the incarnation of God's Word.

The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory.

John 1:14 - KJV


Jesus is the Word - seeing Jesus is seeing the Word, seeing the Word is seeing Jesus! When your mind is stayed on God's Word it is equal to you having it on Jesus! Isaiah the prophet declared to God,

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

Isaiah 26:3 - NKJV


Let me give you a practical example of how this works. Let's say your capabilities are being stretched to the limit. You can live above the tension or pressure of this by focusing your mind on Jesus. How? By focusing your mind on a Word of God that He gives you in the Bible like this one,

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:13 - NKJV