Sunday, 15 June 2014

Perfect Faith

Hebrews 11:1 -  Faith is the essence of the things hoped for and the evidence of things not yet seen. 

Faith fills hope – Faith begins in the heart and once it is released from your heart, the things you hope for will be birthed.  When God gives you a word, it is not always designed to make sense but to make faith.  Sometimes our heart will believe by faith what our heads can’t figure out. God works with our hearts before our heads and when we move, God will move. This is what happens as we believe and act by faith.  Our faith moves God. 

Faith comes from hearing of the word and obeying the word.  Abraham’s faith saved him. God promised Abraham he will be the father of many nations and he heard Gods word and by faith believed. (Romans 4:3 Abraham believed God and God counted him as righteous because of his faith). Abraham was 99 years old when God promised him a son and Sarah his wife was not far behind in age but Abraham by faith believed Gods promise (Genesis 18:1-10 - *10 One of the guests was the Lord and he said, “I’ll come back about this time next year and when I do, Sarah will already have a son”). Again Abraham heard the word of God and by faith believed. God instructed Abraham to sacrifice the son He had been promised and by faith Abraham obeyed and God saved his son (Genesis 22:2 – Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love – Isaac – and go to the region of Moriah.  Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you). Our job is our assignment and prosperity is our inheritance – faith is an action – it’s our job – the result of our faith is our inheritance. God’s promise and fulfilment of His promise to Abraham was not based on Abraham’s obedience but on his faith. God will bless you for what, by faith, you can believe in Him for.

When you pray, by faith believe that what you've prayed for you have already received and it shall be yours (Mark 11:24 & James 1:6).  By faith Elijah prayed for the rain to stop and it did (James 5:17 & 1 Kings 17:1 – 7 - *1 Now Elijah the Tishbite was a prophet from the settlers in Gilead. “I serve the Lord, the God of Israel,’ Elijah said to Ahab. “Surely as the Lord lives, no rain or dew will fall during the next few years unless I command it”). By faith he prayed for rain to come and it did (1 Kings 18:41 – Then Elijah said to Ahab, “Go get something to eat and drink, for I hear a mighty rainstorm coming”).

The world was created by God by His words. Our faith is triggered by The Word and The Word builds our faith. In faith there is focus.  Only the believer who is focused on God can have true peace.  God’s word is His promise and our faith must lean on his word.  Without believing in Gods promise through faith, the world will dupe you into looking for logic but logic starts in the head; faith starts in the heart – God works with our hearts; our spirit man and then transforms our heads – our minds.

God’s Word can bring dead things back to life but he is looking for total dependency.  He is looking for complete commitment (John 4:23 But an hour is coming and is now when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such people the Father seeks to be His worshippers. God is spirit and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth).  To be true worshippers we must mix the Word of God with faith to produce fruit in our lives. (James 2:17 Faith without works is dead); (Hebrews 10:38 Now the just shall live by faith but if any man draws back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him).  Faith is an action word which needs exercising and can only be exercised and strengthened through The Word of God.

Faith is proactive not reactive. We believe for our future by faith. Faith is our inner connection with God for the outer manifestation of what by faith we are believing in Him for.  The things seen in the natural is the evidence of our faith which went ahead before its manifestation.  Our faith causes God to move supernaturally in the natural
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