"While we look not at the things which are seen,
but at the things which are not seen,
for the things that are seen are temporal,
but those things that are not seen are eternal."
2 Cor 4:8
As born again believers when we're living & walking in the Spirit, circumstances and symptoms are like a facade. They're like a painted canvas that stands before us tugging at our five senses but that hides the truth of what is truly ours as children of God. The definition of a facade is "a superficial appearance or illusion of something." Negative circumstances are superficial and illude us from seeing and knowing what is really ours through Christ Jesus. It appears real, but behind that facade, that painted canvas, is the truth. Behind it is the reality of the redeemed. Behind it is the truth and reality of your redemptive state. It may not be seen in the natural yet but it IS the reality of the redeemed. "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen for the things that are seen are temporal, but those things that are not seen are eternal." (2 Cor 4:8) The eternal things are REAL. They are the REAL THING, and that's where our focus needs to be.
So when your hands are tied and the circumstances of your situation are in your face; when the facade, the painted canvas, the mountain of lack that appears SO real, and the stress of it's appearance has backed you up to a wall, and you have no way out and no way of escape, let the Spirit of the living God on the inside of you, the Spirit of the "I AM" rise up, and begin speaking and declaring the truth of who you are and what is yours in Christ Jesus! Begin to use the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God, and slash that facade, that painted canvas of the mountain of lack to pieces. Begin to speak and declare with the authority and conviction of the believer who knows the truth of who he is in Christ and knows what's been purchased for him through the blood of the Lamb, and begin to cut to pieces the intimidating facade and canvas of lies that stands before you as the redeemed of the Lord. Don't let the facade of circumstances defeat you, but rise up in your spirit man and declare the truth! It's the truth that will set you free. It's the truth that needs to come out of your mouth and out of the depths of the Spirit of the living God on the inside of you. THAT'S kingdom authority. That's the authority that cuts through the impossible and exposes and reveals and manifests the truth. The Spirit of God wants to rise up in His children, in the ones that have sought Him with their whole heart. He wants to expose and manifest His power and greatness in their lives as they draw upon His life and power and authority within themselves.
So rise up! Put the enemy in his defeated place! Don't let that facade, that painted canvas of circumstances send you into a spiral of depression and discouragement. Let it be the trigger that sets off your spirit shouting forth the praises of your God, the One that is all powerful, the One that is your vindicator, the One that is your Savior, your Deliverer, your Redeemer, the One that is faithful to save. Let it be the trigger that sets off the Words of truth that cuts through the facade and that painted canvas and exposes the reality of the truth. "Let the weak say I am strong. Let the poor say I am rich!" In the Lord you ARE these things. In the Lord you ARE redeemed and manifesting the glory of God. In the Lord you HAVE the victory! "Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!"
Lets turn things around by speaking God's Word. Let's declare the truth of God in the face of the enemy and in the face of his huge pile of circumstances. Let's do it God's way and give God a chance. Say what He says and put ALL your trust in Him. Amen?!