From the Desert to the River By: Gloria Copeland

How do you go about yielding to supernatural flow?

First, you must hear and obey the Word of God.

You must put that Word in your heart and bring it out of your mouth, not just once or twice, but consistently. You must follow the instructions God gives in Proverbs 4:20-23:

My son, attend to my words; consent and submit to my sayings. Let them not depart from your sight; keep them in the center of your heart. For they are life to those who find them, healing and health to all their flesh. Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life (amp).

If you’re attending to God’s Word, when you have a problem, you won’t think of going to the world first. You’ll go to the Word. You’ll find out what God has promised to do for you.

Once you’ve found that promise, you’ll put it in your heart. You’ll believe it. You’ll speak it.

Then faith will come alive inside you. Once faith comes alive concerning that situation, the power of God will explode in your heart and you’ll start walking in victory. Everything in the natural world may look just as dark as it ever did. Everyone in the world may still be telling you how impossible your situation is. But that won’t matter because you’ll know you’ve stepped out of the stream of circumstances and into the river of God.

And once God’s river starts to flow from within you, the whole natural realm has to yield to it. Bad situations, poverty, sickness and lack of any kind must bow their knees to His supernatural supply!

I’ll never forget how desperate Ken and I were when we first tapped into the supernatural flow. We were so broke and so in debt that it seemed we would never get out. Ken was a student at Oral Roberts University, and the only regular income we had was the $100 a month he received for co-piloting Brother Roberts’ airplane. We lived in a dumpy, old house furnished in early Goodwill. People were threatening to sue us, and we had a history of failing financially at everything we tried to do.

How had we gotten in that terrible shape?

Just by flowing with the natural forces of this world. We hadn’t set out to mess things up. We had done the best we could, but the defeat and lack (what the Bible calls the “curses”) of the world had overtaken us.

Then one day, the Word of God came to me. He didn’t speak to me in an audible voice. He just quickened a scripture to my heart as I was reading the Bible. The scripture was 2 Corinthians 9:8:

And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation] (amp).

At that moment, there appeared to be no way Ken and I would ever have an abundance of anything except needs. Yet in the face of that impossible-looking situation, I chose to believe God’s Word. I began to say, “God is able to make every earthly blessing come to me in abundance! God is able!” Ken believed it too, and together we began to tap into the flow of the Spirit.

We started talking prosperity instead of poverty. We stopped borrowing money. And we started obeying the promptings of the Holy Spirit where our finances were concerned. Eleven months later, we were completely debt free.

Financially speaking, we had been total failures. Yet simply because we believed God and obeyed His Word, He was able to turn that failure around.

He was able to supply us not according to the shortages of this world, but according to His riches in glory.



– Go With the Flow!