By Janie Baer
Heb 11:2-3 reveals to you there are two categories of faith in the God kind of faith. One is creative faith and the other one is dominating faith.
Heb 11:2-3 For by it the elders obtained a good report. 3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. KJV
From this scripture you exercise your faith to believe that God spoke the world into existence. God didn’t use brick and mortar, wood, etc., but it was the substance of faith He used to speak the world into existence.
Notice God had to say something. He believed in His heart and then He had to speak it with His mouth. His speaking was the action of what He believed in His heart.
When you believe with your heart you believe independent of sense evidence. That means the condition of what you see with your eyes may not be what you want but in your heart you know what you want and so you release it by your words and then believe with your heart that what you have said has already come to pass.
When God spoke there was a new creation, something fresh and not something worn out.
Creative faith is the faith that’s in the Word of God that gets deposited in your heart. Jesus operated in creative faith and so can’t you by the Word of God.
A good example of creative faith is recorded in 2 Kings 5:8-11 where you read the story of Naaman who had leprosy. The prophet Elisha told him to go and wash in the Jordan River seven times and when he did, it says that his flesh became like the flesh of a little child. Creative faith created whole new flesh on his body. It was brand new flesh.
Creative faith creates something brand new and not something that is worn out.
There’s another creative miracle story in the New Testament found in John 2:1-10. Jesus, His disciples and His mother went to a wedding and they ran out of the good wine. With creative faith Jesus turned the water into wine. It was not moonshine but it was the very best wine.
This is the same creative ability, power that you have today through the use of the Word of God.
The second kind of faith is dominating faith. This is faith that rules circumstances. With this faith you can dominate every thing that is created. That means if something gets out of line with the Word of God and the will of God for you; then you can with faith put it back in order. That means you have dominion over demons and weather.m.
A good example of dominating faith was when Jesus took authority over the storm in Mark 4 and said, “Peace, be still.” And the wind and the storm obeyed Him.