trust-in-god-may-2009

Your ability to live by faith has nothing to do with:

·Who you are, where you were born, or where you live.

·The amount of money you presently have in your bank account, billfold or purse or don’t presently have in your bank account, billfold or purse.

·Amount of time you have or don’t have. (Faith has no time, it is always “now” Faith. Faith is always present tense. – I have _____ now. I can do _____ now. I am _____ now.)

·How much something costs.

·Has nothing to do with your ability or inability. (Remember: Faith is God’s ability working on your behalf. If you could do it yourself, you wouldn’t have to use your faith.)

·If you have planned well financially or if there has been lack of financial planning.

·Job or no job.

·Paycheck or no paycheck or income or no income.

·The number of educational degrees you have or a lack of education. (The fishermen who walked with Jesus were men of faith and yet they were just “fishermen” and not highly educated men; but yet they told Jesus when He sent them out to minister on their own that their every need was met.)

·Your five physical senses (They only relate to the physical realm and will only tell you what is going on in the physical realm, but faith is of the spirit, a higher realm. You’re actually living in a higher realm, not subject to the natural realm when you live by faith.)

·Natural limitations. (Faith is supernatural ability and there are no limitations with faith. If there were limitations then we could say God is limited, but that will never be.)

·A person’s intelligence or lack of it. (Actually intelligence can get in the way of faith by trying to figure out how it is going to happen. Faith is working when your heart and not your head is fixed, established, trusting in the Lord.)

·Your ability in any matter. (Faith is God’s ability working on your behalf.)

What is faith?

·Faith is substance of things hoped for, needed and desired, evidence of what cannot be seen by your physical eyes, your assurance, your confirmation, your title deed of things, proof of things not seen, conviction of their reality, perception as real fact what is not revealed to senses, leaning of your entire personality on God in Christ in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom and goodness.

Hebrews 11:1  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. KJV

Hebrews 11:1  NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. AMP

Hebrews 6:12  In order that you may not grow disinterested and become [spiritual] sluggards, but imitators, behaving as do those who through faith ( by their leaning of the entire personality on God in Christ in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness) and by practice of patient endurance and waiting are [now] inheriting the promises. AMP

·Faith is always now, present tense. (You talk like it is already done.)

·Faith is a law, spiritual law.

Romans 3:27  Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. KJV

·Faith and patience are power twins.

Hebrews 6:12 ….faith ( by their leaning of the entire personality on God in Christ in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness) and by practice of patient endurance and waiting are [now] inheriting the promises. AMP

James 1:4  But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. KJV

Let’s make this confession of faith:

God has given me the gift of faith. I actually have the faith of Jesus. Faith is the substance of things I hope for, need and desire. It is the evidence of what I cannot see by my physical eyes. Faith is my assurance it is mine. Faith is the only confirmation I need to know that it is mine. Faith is the title deed to the possession of it. Faith is proof to me it’s all done and taken care of. Faith is the conviction of the reality of this thing. With faith I perceive it is real fact in my life no matter what the senses tell me. With my faith I lean my entire personality on God in Christ in absolute trust and confidence in Father God, Daddy’s power, wisdom and His goodness to me. I live by faith and not by sight.

 

Since faith comes by the Word of God, you should listen to my audio, “The Reality of the Word of God”.  You can download the PDF transcription to study with the audio.

 

Take a look at my E Book, “The Dynamics of Faith” and I know this book will help you see faith is not hard but it is easy.  We haven’t understood faith because we have tried to understand it with our head, our intellect and faith is of the heart.  I have written this book with points or bullets so that you can readily highlight all revelations that are new to you or stand out to you and also so that you can teach the material easily. I wrote this with points because I feel that publications with sentences, the revelation gets lost in the sentence.  You can check out a sample reading of  my E Book at http://www.godswordalive.com/article_pages/faith/faith_book_sample.html