It is to see, hear, taste, touch and smell without using the five senses. This book is a collection of a few messages I have taught or preached on subjects related to faith. It is my hope and prayer that your faith will be built, stirred and fired up so that living by faith becomes your daily mission. May you look at everything rough the eyes of faith, hear everything through the ears of faith and touch everything with the hands of faith.
You cannot meet I AM until the fullness of time. He came and visited Moses in the wilderness, suddenly, without notice. God started all over again with Moses. How about Sarah? When God visited her, she felt good, like you and me, when we are given a prophecy. When Sarah was visited by God, and God told her that she would be the mother of nations, she started walking pregnant and knitting sweaters.
His name is Isaac. He is a covenant child.
She walked pregnant for twenty five years before the promise was fulfilled! After all, 1 Corinthians reminds us that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. A person must come to the understanding that, through the established Word of God, the right of healing has been declared to us and is a part of the package of salvation that was purchased for us at the cross through the shed Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. For a deeper understanding on this subject see Two Gifts of Grace. W e need to understand that effective faith must be active and functioning within two separate areas of our being, which is more than believing only within our heart.
In fact, the scripture tells us that faith is a true action word. James states; "For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. I am not talking about a "works trip. T ake a look at Romans "But the righteousness of faith speaks in this way, "Do not say in your heart, 'Who will ascend into heaven? But what does it say?
For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. M any think this block of scripture is speaking only of salvation leading to eternal life.
However, when you do a word study on this word "salvation" you find this word speaks just as strongly of physical and emotional healing, in the present, as it does of eternal life. And why shouldn't it? That's exactly how Jesus used this word when He walked the earth, both for physical healing and for the forgiveness of sin. Do you see it? W e need the Heart believing, being fully convinced with a knowing faith and the mouth speaking out, declaring the truth of what the Word reveals to us working together.
Generally, either one used alone will not bring about the desired results. We must employ the fullness of what the Word is telling us IF we want to realize the fullness of the promised blessing. T he Bible has much to say about the important role our words play in our lives, and all the more when we are speaking the Word of God over our situation.
No, it's not mind over matter - it's God's Word over the matter! And His Word is truth - John Yes, it may be a natural, medical fact that sickness or disease are attacking your body, but the TRUTH says "by His stripes you were healed" - 1 Peter His truth supercedes natural fact! W e need to learn not to focus on the problem but instead to focus on the answer.
Continually speaking out how bad things are will not bring about relief. That's only a declaration of what is happening to you and not a declaration of the reality of what's been given to you - your position of righteousness in Him. Speaking out your possession of the Word of God will bring about the desired change! It's an exchange of the natural for the supernatural - His life, the abundant life, that has been given to us as a free gift John b. T he following is a listing of the scriptures that describe this principle.
It was quite a sight! Disrespecting Satan and His Kingdom is Foolishness. Praising God is an act of faith and helps your faith to grow. God started all over again with Moses. It is through the entrance of this everlasting Word, this incorruptible seed, that we are born again, and come into this wonderful salvation. It is grand to see people believe God.
However, the results will be simply heavenly! The Word of God is a sword when it comes out of your mouth. See Revelation - you see the sword coming out of the mouth of Jesus - the spoken Word. Speak the Word over your situation until you have what the Word says and it will activate the angels in your behalf! James "And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell. If the tongue has the ability to defile and tear down, then the with the tongue we can also bless and build up and receive the benefit of that blessing by the Word of God.
Mark "For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will come to pass, he will have whatever he says. Read the context of this scripture in the 11th chapter of Mark and you will clearly see Jesus was talking about faith of the heart and a person's words working together - and He was speaking to a fig tree!
We see that words are a vehicle of releasing our faith.
Speak to your "mountain" or obstacle and command it to be removed - you are way more important than an old fig tree! How much more will it work for you!!! Job "You will also declare or decree a thing, and it will be established for you; so light will shine on your ways. Say it out loud if you believe it - "I will have health - I refuse and negate this sickness to stay within me - By His stripes I am and I was healed - it's mine and I will not be denied, I say by faith that I have it now!!!
What kind of fruit is proceeding from your mouth? Are you giving the Lord words substance that He can work with, which is His Word? Or are you only speaking the problem and what the doctors are saying about you? When we speak it. This is powerful!!!
Psalm "He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. In the beginning of this psalm the psalmist speaks out making bold faith declarations, laying claim to his covenant with God, through his words. Immediately, in the beginning of your circumstances or trial, get your faith into motion by declaring who God is to and what He has promised to do for you.
Proverbs "The mouth of the righteous is a well of life.