Overcoming the Bungadeeshu Rash
Over and over, beginners in faith have come to me and said, “Brother Copeland, I know it’s right to walk by faith and I’ve made a decision to believe the Word. But every time I take a step, all hell breaks loose.
“I start believing God for healing and I break out in the Bungadeeshu rash. I get healed of that and my eyes cross! I believe for prosperity, get my car paid off and the engine blows up. Then the washing machine breaks and I lose my job. It seems like I get over one wall only to hit the mountain behind it!”
No, it doesn’t seem like that. It is like that!
When you’re just taking off on a life of faith, you have more problems and less spiritual skill than you will a few years down the road. And because you’re just getting started, obstacles that one day won’t be any threat at all can send you sprawling.
How do you get through all these things and keep going? How do you “keep the power on” in your faith walk? You consider the right things. You change the focus of your attention. Abraham considered not his own body in believing for a son. You must not consider the things in this natural world that appear to contradict the Word of God. You can’t consider your circumstances. What you must consider is Jesus. What does considering Jesus really mean?
- To consider Jesus, you must consider His Word. The Holy Spirit will paint an accurate picture of Jesus in your heart as you study the Word.
- The second way to consider Jesus is to act on Hebrews 3 and consider Jesus as the apostle—the “Sent One.” Believe that He is sent to you to give you life continually.
- Consider Jesus the High Priest of our profession. He continually watches over your words and actions of faith to see to it that they come to pass.
- Consider Jesus to be faithful. Be confident He will do what He has said.
God is upholding all things by the Word of His power (Hebrews 1:3). If you want to be upheld, get over on His Word. It will see you through to victory. It will give you power to consider Jesus…and the strength to consider not those things which surround you.
So keep the power coming—keep considering Jesus—and eventually you’ll never have to be bothered by the likes of the Bungadeeshu rash!
Speak the Word
I am not weak in faith, considering my own body. I consider Jesus. I believe the promise of God. (Romans 4:19-21)
Scripture Study: Hebrews 3:1-6