But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Hebrews 11:6 (KJV)
We are Believers. We are always expecting!
Jesus calls us believers. Jesus expects us to use our faith. That means we are always trusting and expecting God to move in our lives. Everyday, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. God is backing up our lives by giving us over 5,000 scriptures of promise to bless us. So lets continue to grow daily in our faith like the Apostle Paul says:
We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other… 2 Thessalonians 1:3
Heroes of Faith Series - Pastor David Breed
Part 1 - HEROES | ABRAHAM | HOW TO TRUST GOD
Part 2 - HEROES | DAVID | WAR OF WORDS
Part 3 - HEROES | NOAH | BY FAITH, STANDING IN THE STORM
Part 4 - HEROES | MOSES | FAITH FOR YOUR DESTINY
Part 5 - HEROES | RAHAB | FAITH FOR YOUR FUTURE
Part 6 - HEROES | JESUS THE CHAMPION OF OUR FAITH
Faith Works By Love - Galatians 5:6
Faith Homework - Kenneth E. Hagin
The Word of God makes it clear that we receive from the Lord by faith and that faith brings results.
1. Every day this month, read the following “faith” verses and then think about them throughout your day.
2. Ask God to help you understand the meaning of these verses and to grasp the reality of receiving by faith.
3. Every day, make the following confession as a way of reinforcing what you read in God’s Word:
“I am a doer of the Word, not just a hearer only. The Word of God says, ‘By Jesus’ stripes, ye were healed.’ Since I was healed, then I am healed.” The Word of God says all things are possible to him who believes. I am a believer. All things are possible for me because I believe God’s Word.”
Speak to Your Mountain, Not About It - Kenneth W. Hagin
There is a difference between speaking to your mountain and speaking about your mountain. Speaking about your mountain will magnify the problem in your mind. The problem will begin to look bigger and bigger in your sight. But speaking to your mountain keeps things in proper perspective.
When you put God’s Word in your mouth, magnifying the Answer above all else, speaking to the mountain will cause it to move (Mark 11:23–24)!
Take a day and keep track of how many times you speak about the problem you’re facing.
Go to God’s Word—the Bible—and find out what it says about the problem.
Begin to replace your words about the situation with God’s Word on the matter.
Each time you begin to speak about the problem, remind yourself to speak to it, telling it to change and conform to what the Word says!
Faith Is the Language of Heaven - Anne Durant
We all have testimonies of different things we’ve gone through. There have been some tremendous tests! But as you probably know, tests come, basically, just to prove what you already know!
In school, they didn’t just pop a test on you on the first day. They taught you first, and you learned things, and then a test was given. You didn’t learn by the test; you learned before the test. The test came to prove what you already knew.
Praise God, you can be prepared for the test! No matter what test comes, you can be prepared to ace it!
But some of us have some cramming to do. I was always a crammer in school. Every test I took, I crammed for it the night before. I’m not proud of this. I don’t recommend it, but that’s just the way I’ve always been. And when God called me into the ministry, I said, “God, why in the world would You call somebody like me?”
And He said (some of you are going to like this), “I know that you’re a crammer. I know you’ve been known to procrastinate at times. But we’re in the last days.” And then He said, “I know you’ll cram till the end.”
I was born in the right time! Praise God! We’re in the last days and we have to finish strong!
Jesus said in John 16:33, “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” And First John 5:4 says, “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” So if you’re born of God, you ought to expect to be an overcomer! Don’t expect to fail the test.
When Jesus prayed for Peter in Luke 22:31 and 32, He said, “Peter, Satan has desired to have you to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith fail not.” Jesus prayed that Peter’s faith would not fail! Why? Because faith is the victory that overcomes the world!
If our faith is going to be the victory that overcomes, then we have to know what to do with it because faith without works is dead (James 2:26).
Second Corinthians 4:13 in the New King James Version says, “And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, ‘I believed and therefore I spoke,’ we also believe and therefore speak.” We believe and therefore speak. Faith comes by hearing (Rom. 10:17), but it is released primarily by speaking. Proverbs 18:21 says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” So guard your mouth. The heart of the wise, the Bible says, teaches his mouth (Prov. 16:23).
One day, I was meditating on some of these things—on confession and on words—and I asked God for more clarity. And this is what came up in my spirit. I heard, “Faith is a language.”
Now think about what language is. Language is part of our culture! It’s how we communicate. As I thought about this, it just came up in my spirit that faith is the language of Heaven! It’s how Heaven talks! And if it’s the language of Heaven, then it’s also part of the culture of Heaven. So if you want the culture of Heaven on the earth, you need to learn how to speak the language of Heaven. They’re not talking about death in Heaven. They’re not talking about aches and pains.
I have studied another language. And I know what happens when you study a language but don’t also immerse yourself in the culture. You get a vocabulary, but you don’t know how to put all the words together to communicate properly.
There are a lot of people who do that with faith. They know the vocabulary, but they can’t communicate the language properly!
You have to get your tenses right when you’re speaking faith! Pretty much everything about faith is present tense! The Bible says, “NOW faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Heb. 11:1).
So start thinking when you’re speaking, Is what I am saying going to take me closer to what I want from God, or further away from it?
You may tell your kids, “Put your coat on. You’ll catch pneumonia.” But you don’t want that! So how about just telling them, “Put your coat on”? Don’t scare them with, “You’ll catch pneumonia.”
Notice what Jesus said in Matthew chapter 12:
36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Jesus said that you’ll have to give an account for every idle word. The word idle means “to shun the labor one ought to perform.” So idle words are words that you say without fully thinking. For example, what about those words that we say are “just between us” or “off the record”? There is a record. It says, “You’ll give account.” There is no “off the record.” We ought to make our words work for us!
My husband and I are constantly watching our words. We don’t say things like, “I can’t afford that,” because the Bible says, “He supplies all my need according to His riches in glory” (Phil. 4:19). Now I don’t deny the fact that I may not have enough money for something. But what I say is, “Not right now. I won’t get that just now.”
If I say, “Oh man, I can’t afford that,” I am not giving God anything to work with.
My husband and I work together on our words. If I hear something come out of his mouth that’s not faith, I just say, “What?” I give him a chance to think before he speaks the next time. And he does the same thing for me. If I say something that’s not faith, he’ll say, “What?” and give me an opportunity to dig up that seed and plant another one.
Sometimes we work hard on those words we want to say on purpose, but I want to exhort you to work just as hard on eliminating the other words—the doubt-filled words and the idle words—from your vocabulary.
Faith is a language! And the more you speak it, the more you’ll have the culture of Heaven in your life, in your home, and in your family. I work hard on my words. I’m constantly working on my words because I want what Heaven has and what God has. I want my faith to overcome in this life. And as a result, I’m seeing quicker results with the words I speak on purpose. And I like it. I like living the life of faith. The Bible says, “The just shall live by faith” (Hab. 2:4; Rom. 1:17; Gal. 3:11; Heb. 10:38). So if we live by faith, we ought to be constantly aware of it.
Praise the Lord! Our words work for us when we speak in faith—the language of Heaven!
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