5. Bulldog Faith Takes It
“How long are you going to sit around on your hands, putting off taking possession of the land that God…has given you?” –Joshua 18:3 (MSG)
How long have you been waiting for a promise to manifest in your life? Those promises already belong to you (Ephesians 1:3), just like the Promised Land already belonged to the Israelites. All they had to do was take it. But they let fear stop them and cause them to postpone and put off taking what was rightfully theirs.
Bulldog faith doesn’t waste time. Bulldog faith takes it.
Second Peter 1:3-4 says, “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises…” (NIV-84).
Whatever you need already belongs to you. How long are you going to wait to possess it?
You can claim what is yours—NOW!
How do you possess your land? You claim it by faith! For example, if you need financial provision, take these steps:
- Say, “I claim the money I need as a child of God, according to His promises.”
- Say, “Satan, take your hands off my money.”
- Say, “Ministering spirits, go, and cause the money to come.”
Bulldog faith commands what rightfully belongs to you to come to you. It calls into existence the things that do not exist.
Bulldog faith commands things desired from out of the spirit realm into the natural realm. That’s exactly what the centurion did in Matthew 8:8-10. He said, “Speak the word only, and my servant will be healed” (KJV). In other words, he was telling Jesus, “Your Word is the only evidence I need.” Jesus took notice of this kind of faith. The greatest faith is faith in God’s Word and its authority alone, not demanding any physical evidence.
Bulldog faith is not afraid to put pressure on the Word by making a faith demand on your covenant and expecting what is already yours. God will always supply as long as there is a demand.
“Take it when you pray! Then you can drive it, live in it and spend it.” –Gloria Copeland
When you get aggressive, bite down on the Word of God, refuse to take no for an answer, and are fully persuaded when you take it, you will develop a bulldog faith that will defeat the enemy every time. You will reap a harvest if you don’t let go of your bulldog faith. You can live and walk in everything God’s covenant promises—just don’t let go!