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Faith is the lifestyle of God and must be your lifestyle as a Christian so that you live on a higher level than just a carnal, natural life lifestyle, which is subject to trial and error and has no guarantee of success.

Rom 1:16-17 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. KJV

Faith is your way of life and is not to be used just as a parachute for emergencies.  Without faith you will be surviving like those without Christ, depending on your own abilities and human resources.

Faith is always now and so when you speak in faith you can never speak of things happening in the future tense.Speak of things as already done because faith has no time because faith is of God and God has no time.You are healed now.You are prosperous now.You govern time now and you control time now by faith.Things that would take time, like a broken bone to heal, will take no more time because faith is shortening the time now for you.

Faith is a spiritual law that is a higher law than any natural law on the earth. The law of faith can take time forwards or backwards.Have you been behind on your bills?Then declare, “My bills are all paid in full now,” so that the law of faith can make you current.

You need faith because you need faith when you pray (Mark 11:24), when you need wisdom (James 1:5-7), receive divine healing, dominate in the financial realm rather than being dominated by this world system, to operate out of the Kingdom of God system and to receive victory after victory and on and on.

You need to learn about faith, study faith, meditate faith and act in faith so that you can live by faith.

You need faith to pray any prayer (Mark 11:24).You must understand your prayer doesn’t make faith work but faith makes your prayer work.

The truth is you can’t even think right in this world without faith because of all that is going on.Faith is truly a commodity sent from heaven to you.Give God praise right now for faith!

OPERATING IN FAITH YOU BELIEVE WITH YOUR HEART & NOT YOUR HEAD

You have to remember that you can believe things with your heart that you can’t believe with your head because Romans 10:10 says, “with the heart man believeth”.So to “believe with the heart” means that you are able to believe independent of sense evidence and intellect.This means you can believe the Word of God independent of what is going on around you.So you believe first with your heart and then you act on what you believe.You must have faith on one side of the coin and believe on the other side of the coin in order for it to spend.

If you are going to walk by faith you have to realize that faith is not something that you intellectually understand.Faith goes beyond your mind and is a matter of your heart. You must realize if you are ever going to walk by faith, you can’t believe with your head.Faith is a heart thing.The things of faith will never agree with your head for the God kind of faith is of the spirit and not of the mind or the intellect.

Believing with your heart is how you got born again.

Rom 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. KJV

You believed with your heart and that’s when the new birth of your spirit happened.

This is a powerful truth you must never forget that belief is of the heart and not the head, for the heart was designed by God to believe the Word of God.That’s really its purpose.It is designed so that if you continually put the Word of God in your heart on a regular basis through meditation, then you will become like Abraham, fully persuaded it is yours right now.Faith comes from your heart.

Yes, others will think you are crazy when you are fully persuaded and your circumstances have not changed one bit.They can’t see how you could be that persuaded but you have come to the place where you see it because it’s in your heart.

This is exciting to me that you can believe things with your heart that your head will never be able to comprehend.So fill your heart with the Word so that it explodes in you and you can see manifestations of your faith.

The Bible tells you to doubt not in your heart.  You are able to do this by filling your heart with the Word of God through meditation and then you will begin to see yourself as the Word declares you are.  Doubt not in your heart is possible because your heart was designed to believe the Word of God.  It is easy for your heart to believe the Word of God.  But again at the same time your head will still be full of doubt but you must act in faith any way.  So don’t be confused if thoughts of doubt enter your mind and think that doubt is of your heart.  No, your heart never doubts the Word of God for it was designed to believe.

The Bible tells you to doubt not in your heart.You are able to do this by filling your heart with the Word of God through meditation and then you will begin to see yourself as the Word declares you are.Doubt not in your heart is possible because your heart was designed to believe the Word of God.It is easy for your heart to believe the Word of God.But again at the same time, your head will still be full of doubt but you must act in faith any way.So don’t be confused if thoughts of doubt enter your mind and think that doubt is of your heart.No, your heart never doubts the Word of God for it was designed to believe.

FAITH MEANS NO PLAN B

Faith means to move on with an unqualified committal to the promise, selling out to it and making no plan B if things don’t work out.You have to make an unqualified committal with no plan B even after you prayed a prayer of faith.There is no plan B when you are walking in faith.Plan B is doubt because you are saying; “This may not work out so I will make this preparation just in case.”

You need to allow believing and faith to work together.Believing is an “unqualified committal”.That means you don’t have any backup plan and that means that if this thing you believe for doesn’t work out, then you are going to sink and look pretty goofy.But remember Jesus is with you all the way and He is merciful and will never leave you nor forsake you while you are in faith.So when you don’t make it is when you can call on Jesus and get back up and start walking once again in faith.

The bible says a righteous man falls seven times but he gets back up again. (Prov 24:16)

Jesus, your Example, made no plan B when He went to the graveside of Lazarus.He showed He was in faith when He spoke so that everyone could hear what He said, even if it meant that if this didn’t work then His ministry was ended.

It would be good for you to study people’s testimonies where they made an unqualified commitment and it worked out for them, because then you know it has to work out for you as well. Abraham is a

good example for you to study. The bible tells you Abraham became fully persuaded he had this son of promise, so he quit looking at his body at the age of one hundred and would not even

consider that Sara could never have children.He knew God would perform the miracle he needed and that God had promised him.

Peter, Jesus’ disciple, was another example of unqualified committal when he walked on the water to Jesus.Peter stepped out of the boat and had no other alternative but to walk to Jesus.

David who was just a shepherd boy in his father’s field and not a trained soldier went to the front of Israel’s army, confronted the giant, Goliath, who defied the army of Israel for days and killed him.

Your faith will work for you when you make an unqualified committal to trust God clear to the end when you see the reality of His promise to you.

FAITH IS YOUR SERVANT

Luke 17:5-6 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. 6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you. KJV

Jesus is talking about faith is your servant.  Faith has to obey you and go to work on whatever you use it on.Your circumstances have to obey faith when you put faith to work and faith has to obey you and go to work on whatever you use your faith for.

Luke 17:7-8 But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat? 8 And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink? KJV

Jesus in this scripture is talking about faith obeying you like a servant.Faith is your servant.

Faith wants to obey you for that is what faith is for.Don’t take away the dignity of your faith by not allowing it to work for you.Faith is your servant for you to put to work every single day to heal your body, get your bills paid, get you out of debt, heal your marriage, etc.You put faith to work for you by believing, speaking and putting action to your faith.

Faith is your servant to do the impossible for you.

FAITH OVERRIDES TIME

Maybe you have messed up in life but God has made it so that you can go back and recover all kinds of things and speed things up in your life like healing, deliverance, and debt cancellations; and He does all of that through your cooperation of staying in faith.

Faith works just like when you put the key into the ignition and turn the car on.

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

This scripture tells you that faith is a law and so it is predictable.God established faith for your benefit in this earth.

Time was created in Creation.

Gen 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: KJV

So now time exists in the earth and even though time exists in the earth, when you use faith there is no time in faith.Faith is always now.Time was made to serve mankind and not mankind designed to serve time.Those who live outside of the God kind of faith have to wait on time, but in the Kingdom of God you use faith that is a higher law than time and it will govern time.This is really important to know, especially when you need to catch up because you are behind time.

Here is a fantastic scripture where time was over ridden.

Num 17:1-8 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and take of every one of them a rod according to the house of their fathers, of all their princes according to the house of their fathers twelve rods: write thou every man’s name upon his rod. 3 And thou shalt write Aaron’s name upon the rod of Levi: for one rod shall be for the head of the house of their fathers. 4 And thou shalt lay them up in the tabernacle of the congregation before the testimony, where I will meet with you. 5 And it shall come to pass, that the man’s rod, whom I shall choose, shall blossom: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, whereby they murmur against you. 6 And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, and every one of their princes gave him a rod apiece, for each prince one, according to their fathers’ houses, even twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron was among their rods.7 And Moses laid up the rods before the LORD in the tabernacle of witness. 8 And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds. KJV

God told Moses He was going to choose leaders for Israel and would choose them by making a rod from each tribe begin to bud.So Moses took the sticks from each tribe.Imagine, they were just sticks.

This scripture tells us the rod budded, blossomed and even yielded ripe fruit.You would call that a miracle because you are looking at it from earth to heaven but looking at it from heaven to earth it is just God at work.

Notice, the rod is not even in the ground and it brought forth leaves and ripe fruit over night.

You see the same thing happened when Jesus cursed the fig tree, it happened over night.

Let me ask you, “How long can your problem take?”Overnight.

The only reason you are waiting on time in circumstances is because you have been programmed in time, to wait on time.So now you have to deprogram yourself out of thinking in time and program yourself with faith where there is no time.Then when you say it, you can have it the very next morning.

You don’t need to have to wait a long time for problems to be taken care of.God can fix them over night.He has a track record of fixing things over night. He delivered the children of Israel out of Egypt over night.So He can bring you out over night.In order for Him to do that you have to line up with Him and His Word about you and work on your subconscious mind with the Word of God.An excellent scripture to use is found in Amos 9:13.

Amos 9:13 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed;…KJV

You are out of time.Where it took a long time to get out of debt, get healed, grow the ministry, it’s not going to take you that long if you will believe.You can use our faith and override time and God will do overnight what took days, months and years to do.You must believe that.

According to your faith be it unto you.If you believe you have to wait then you will wait.If you believe that you can have it now then you can have it now.

Reprogram your mind with Amos 9:13.

Amos 9:13 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed;…KJV

Another translation says, “The harvest follows directly after plowing and the treader of grapes soon after sowing.”

What you need to do is program your mind outside of time by meditating the Word of God and it will change the way you see things.When it says that you are already healed by the stripes of Jesus, then meditate that scripture seeing yourself healed and whole right now.

When you realize that you can override time, then you will begin to see it all over the bible.You see it when Jesus changed the water into wine.He didn’t have to plant a seed, tend to it, pick them, press them, and put them in a bottle. No, there it was from water to wine.His mother also overrode time when she asked Him to do something about the wine because He had told her it was not His time for miracles.You will begin to see where God dominated time and took time either backwards or forwards and even stopped time.What He did then He is still able and willing to do for you.

Remember these important truths, faith is your lifestyle.  Faith is a spiritual law you can use to change anything in your life contrary to God’s will for you.  Faith is of your heart and not of your head, so you can doubt not because faith was designed to believe the Word of God.  You don’t have to have a PLAN B because faith will not fail you when you put it to work.  Faith is your servant to put to work every day and do the impossible for you.  Faith is a spiritual law that is a higher law then time and it will override time and you don’t have to wait on time.

I am believing for some extraordinary testimonies.  So start using your faith right now and let me know some of your testimonies here at God’s Word Alive.

If you would like to read more of my writings on the subject of faith just go to my website, www.godswordalive.com and click on “Faith – Your Lifestyle”.

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