God has infused the Church with His supernatural faith, giving us the ability to enter into a close, intimate relationship with Him that is so strong, so powerful, there is NOTHING Satan and all his principalities can do to destroy or defeat us.
The supernatural faith of God that can do the impossible is LIVING in you!
God does not want you to seek to have great faith. He wants you to know His supernatural faith is in you and to take possession of it. It is one thing to know that He has given it to you, and another to receive it where it is operating in your life.
God wants you to LIVE your life not by your own faith, not by your own striving to believe, but by the supernatural faith of the Son of God, Who is living in you.
It is impossible to live a Christian life without faith. Faith is a supernatural life source that links and binds us to God and enables us to receive all that God has provided for us in His covenant with us. Without it, we cannot come to God, we cannot know Him, and we cannot receive anything from Him.
Faith is our life source. Yet there are many Christians today who are not living by faith. They are not drawing upon the supernatural faith God has placed within them, to take hold of the things they need. They are not TRUSTING God every day for His strength, His protection, His guidance and His provision for their needs.
When Satan attacks, they are weak and full of unbelief. They become discouraged and defeated, instead of drawing upon God’s faith to defeat the enemy.
Christians are not exercising the faith of God within them to obtain the promises of the Covenant. They are not appropriating faith to receive the miracle of healing they need in their bodies.
During the time that is coming upon the earth before Jesus returns, our faith is going to be tested…some are going to go through the fires of adversity…some are going to have to choose between life and death for the sake of their faith.
In many parts of the world this is happening now. Jesus said to His disciples, “When the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8, NAS).
Those whose faith is weak will not be able to stand. Not knowing how to stand strong during times of great adversity and persecution, their faith will weaken and they will fall. Many are going to depart from the faith.
Paul told Timothy:
But the (Holy) Spirit distinctly and expressly declares that in latter times some will turn away from the faith, giving attention to deluding and seducing spirits and doctrines that demons teach.
I Timothy 4:1, TAB
There is coming a time of great apostasy, when many are going to turn away from the truth: “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables” (II Timothy 4:3-4).
There are going to be mockers following after their own lusts:
But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
To be able to stand firm during this time, we must BUILD OURSELVES UP and draw strength from the supernatural faith God has given us. “But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost” (Jude 20).
It is by faith we are able to stand firm regardless of what may be happening all around us.
God is speaking to us today to strengthen ourselves for battle. That is why it is so important for you to know that God’s faith is in you and how to release it in your life.
THROUGH GOD’S SUPERNATURAL FAITH,
WE CAN OVERCOME EVERY OBSTACLE,
EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE AND EVERY
ATTACK OF THE ENEMY!
The battle we are waging against Satan cannot be fought in our own strength. It is a FIGHT OF FAITH! Paul told Timothy, “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses” (I Timothy 6:12).
As he was ready to be killed at the hands of Nero, Paul said, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith” (II Timothy 4:7).
The fight of faith is not easy. It wasn’t easy for Paul. He FOUGHT!
There were times when he suffered intense pain from being beaten and stoned. There were many times when he was almost overcome by weariness. He faced hunger and nakedness (II Corinthians 11:24-28). But the LIVING faith of God within him sustained, strengthened and made him victorious.
There has been a lot of confusion in the Church because there have been those who have taught that our circumstances in this life are a reflection of our faith. The Church has suffered because man has tried to gauge the amount of faith a person possesses by outward circumstances. If a Christian is successful, drives a beautiful car, is prospering financially and never gets sick, it is because he has developed strong faith.
On the other hand, there are those who look at Christians who are having financial problems, or who are sick, and consider that it is because their faith is weak. If they get sick, it is because they have not been in the Word of God enough. If they have financial problems, it is because they haven’t been applying the “faith principles.” It is because they haven’t been confessing the Word and making a positive confession.
Nothing could be farther from the truth! Poverty and sickness are not a reflection of man’s faith. God has placed His supernatural faith within us so that we will be able to overcome every obstacle, every circumstance and every attack of the enemy…so that we will not waver or falter when affliction or persecution come for the sake of the Gospel. It is His faith within us that enables us to defeat Satan and overcome the world.
There is not one verse in the Word of God that teaches that if you have faith you will never be sick, never have need of anything, never have to endure affliction and suffering. When Paul was stoned and dragged out of the city…left for dead…I can just hear some modern-day Christians say, “Well, Paul, you wouldn’t be in that mess if you had faith.”
Paul said, “But none of these things move me” (Acts 20:24). Do you know why he was able to say that? He was not trusting in the strength of his own faith or ability to produce faith. He had a supernatural faith within him that did not waver, regardless of the circumstances he faced. He said, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).
If you are trying to live your life and wage war against Satan and his principalities based upon the strength of your own faith, you will not be able to stand. This type of teaching is producing a counterfeit faith. It is causing Christians to have confidence in themselves…in their own faith…instead of keeping their faith in the power of Almighty God to deliver them. It is keeping Christians from drawing upon the supernatural faith of God within them. Instead of looking to Jesus, Who is the Author and Finisher of their faith, they are looking to themselves.
What Paul demonstrated is what you and I have the ability to demonstrate; faith that conquers, a faith that never wavers, a faith that overcomes. Paul didn’t ask God to change his circumstances. There is nothing you and I cannot overcome through the faith God has given us. There is nothing you and I cannot face and conquer in the Name of the Son of the living God, Who lives in us!
Having the faith of God does not mean that you will not face trying circumstances, but the faith of God in you will keep you strong and immovable.
The world will be able to see the faith of Jesus Christ living within you as you overcome in the midst of disappointments…the loss of your job, financial difficulties, sickness, heartaches.
The Old Testament prophets and saints died IN faith, not having received the fulfillment of the promised Messiah and the Kingdom of God. They kept the faith and overcame every obstacle, knowing God would not fail to keep His promise. Their trust and confidence was in God, not in themselves.
WE MUST APPROPRIATE GOD’S SUPER-
NATURAL FAITH DAILY!
God’s purpose for you in this end time army is that you be strong in faith…that you draw upon the faith of God that is LIVING within you. There will be times in your life when you will not feel as if you have any faith at all. The problems you face may seem too much for you to bear.
It is during those times you must LIVE by the faith of Jesus Christ in you. God wants to prove Himself strong on your behalf. During any trial of your faith, He wants you to grow stronger, to begin to take hold of the supernatural faith He has given you and put it into action.
We are to LIVE our lives by God’s faith. Paul told the Romans, “The just shall live by faith” (Romans 1:17). We are to regulate our lives not according to our five senses, but by the faith of God.
We are to appropriate faith daily in trusting and depending upon God to meet all our needs…food, clothing, housing, health, protection, financial, as well as any other needs we may have!
We are to release God’s faith in ministering to the desperate needs of those around us…praying for the sick and loosing those who are bound by Satan!
We are to release God’s faith as we wage war against Satan!
We are to release God’s faith to obtain all the promises God has provided for us in His Covenant!
God has planned for His faith to be a powerful force in our lives, through which we are able to draw our very life from Him and receive from Him all that HE has and is.
Whatever the needs are in your life right now,
God has placed within you His supernatural faith which will enable you to take hold of those things…the healing, the finances, the restoration of your marriage…whatever you need or desire from God…and bring them into reality.
Faith is your TITLE DEED God has placed in your hands, guaranteeing POSSESSION of the things for which you are trusting Him. To release your faith and take possession of those things, you must go to the Source…the Author and Finisher of your faith. He alone can impart the faith you need. Don’t look to your own faith, or depend upon a counterfeit faith that is based upon your ability to believe. When God imparts His faith, you will not need to struggle to believe. There will be a deep inner knowing that what you ask will come to pass.
FAITH IS A FACT, BUT FAITH IS AN ACT!
Once God’s faith has been released into your heart, you must act upon God’s promises, KNOWING you have received what you have asked.
Jesus told His disciples:
Truly, I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not doubt at all in his heart, but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him. For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe—trust and be confident—that it is granted to you, and you will (get it).
Mark 11:23-24, TAB
…whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
Once you have asked God in faith, you must consider it as being done and TRUST God to bring it to pass, regardless of any visible circumstances that would try to discourage you and cause you to doubt.
You must then ACT upon the Word of God (Logos), or upon the promise God speaks directly to you through a rhema word. The word “rhema” is derived from a verb that means “action.” It means “to speak a word.” Rhema, that Word of God, has a special meaning to us. It means that God has a spoken word for each one of us as individuals.
And secondly, there is no spiritual life that you possess that can possibly exist without this rhema…without this personal, spoken word of God coming directly to you and coming directly to me. We cannot exist spiritually without it. We must have it. When we receive it, we are not receiving words of man but we are receiving thoughts of God.
There are many who feel very weak, as if they have no faith at all. There is always a struggle inside their beings to believe God. I want to tell you something in the Holy Spirit that I pray God will quicken to you…that will be a source of strength for you forever. It will allay a lot of your concerns, struggles and fears concerning your relationship of faith in God and in appropriating His precious promises.
Within the rhema lies the faith.
When the promise comes, when the personal word comes directly from God to you, do not struggle for the faith. The faith is already there with the promise.
All that is necessary is for you to ACT upon the personal word or promise from God.
Look again at what Jesus said to His disciples when they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And Peter calling to remembrance said unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away. And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
The literal translation from the original of the actual words that Jesus spoke were these: “Have you the faith of God.” Not “Have faith in God,” but “Have the faith of God!”
Remember, faith is not the product of man. Faith is not something we conjure up. Faith is not something that you can produce. We’re talking about MOUNTAIN-MOVING FAITH!
“Have the faith of God.” And when you do, it will be like a grain of mustard seed. It will not take a great big struggle in your soul and being.
There will be no conflict. When the gift of faith, God’s faith, is operating in our lives, there will be a TOTAL ABSENCE OF DOUBT!
BY FAITH AND OBEDIENCE, ABRAHAM
TOOK POSSESSION OF GOD’S PROMISE!
Abraham, the father of our faith, released his faith by ACTING upon the promise God had given him. He received the promise that God was going to bless him and give the land of Canaan to him and his seed as an inheritance. He refused to look at his outward circumstances and chose to believe God…to TRUST HIM.
He had received God’s promise in his heart, yet he did not have possession of the fulfillment of the promise. When God called him to leave his country and go to a place He would show him, Abraham responded in implicit faith and OBEDIENCE to God. He ACTED on God’s promise.
Years passed without any sign of God’s promise being fulfilled, yet Abraham continued to believe and trust God. His faith had grabbed hold of the impossible. He had the evidence…proof of things not seen. He had a strong conviction deep inside him that he would have the son God had promised.
The greatest demonstration of Abraham’s faith came after Isaac was born.
One day God called him, “Abraham.”
“Here I am,” Abraham replied.
“Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about” (Genesis 22:2, NIV).
There were no reasons given why…only a command which must be obeyed. Abraham’s faith did not waver. God had promised him that he would be the father of many nations, and his seed as numberless as the stars of the heaven. He did not question God. Through faith…a loyalty to God, an assurance that God was going to do what he had promised…Abraham OBEYED.
Early in the morning he got up, cut the wood for the burnt offering, saddled his donkey, took two of his servants and Isaac, and set out for the place God had told him to go. After three days’ journey, he saw the place in the distance. He told his servants, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you” (Genesis 22:5, NIV).
Abraham did not waver in his faith. In obedience to God, he was going to sacrifice Isaac, the son through whom God would fulfill His promise. He was so convinced that God would fulfill His promises to him that he believed God would raise Isaac from the dead. By faith, he told the servants, “We will worship and then we will come back to you.”
Abraham placed the wood on Isaac’s back for the burnt offering and he carried the knife and the fire. As they walked, Isaac spoke to Abraham.
“Yes, my son?” Abraham replied.
“The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”
“Abraham answered, ‘God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.’ And the two of them went on together” (Genesis 22:6-8, NIV).
Once again, Abraham’s faith did not waver. He did not limit God. He TRUSTED in the One who had caused his barren wife to conceive long after she was beyond childbearing age. Abraham didn’t know how or when, but he knew God had made a promise to him and that He would not break it. He knew God would provide!
When they reached the place God had told him to go, Abraham built an altar, placed the wood on the altar, bound Isaac and placed him on the altar. He took the knife in his hand and raised it to thrust into his beloved son. Think about the faith Abraham released at that very moment, with the knife clutched in his hand. He was fully convinced that if he sacrificed Isaac, God would bring him back to life. He TRUSTED and believed God would be faithful to His promises.
As a result of Abraham’s FAITH, TRUST and OBEDIENCE, he took possession of God’s promise to him, and he became the father of a great nation.
Today, it is by faith in Jesus Christ we have become the seed of Abraham and have inherited the promises of God. However, Paul told the Galatians that it did not simply belong to those who claim to be the seed of Abraham who are blessed and receive the promises of God. It is those who LIVE by faith. Paul said:Know and understand that it is (really) the people (who live) by faith who are (the true) sons of Abraham… So then, those who are
people of faith are blessed and made happy and favored by God (as partners in fellowship) with the believing and trusting Abraham.Galatians 3:7,9, TAB
We are a people of faith…not an ordinary faith, not a man-made faith, but a supernatural faith that moves mountains!
RELEASE GOD’S FAITH AND TAKE POSSESSION OF THE THINGS YOU NEED FROM GOD!
Appropriating the faith of God to receive the things you need from Him is not difficult. It does not involve a long, complicated process. It is so simple and easy.
- Abraham RECEIVED God’s promise.
- Abraham BELIEVED…had confidence and trusted God to do exactly what He had promised.
- Abraham ACTED in obedience to God.
- Abraham RECEIVED the fulfillment of God’s promise!
God has given you His supernatural faith to be able to receive all that He provided for you in His Covenant. He has placed the TITLE DEED in your hands, guaranteeing possession of the things for which you are trusting Him. To take possession of your healing…the finances you need…the healing of your loved ones…the restoration of your marriage…
Go to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of your faith, and draw the faith you need from Him. Receive God’s promise into your spirit.
Ask God, in faith, believing you have received it. Act in faith, trusting God to do what He has promised, regardless of the circumstances.
Sickness doesn’t belong to you…HEALING does! It’s in your Title Deed!
Poverty doesn’t belong to you…God’s abundance and blessings do! They’re in your Title Deed!
Jesus said, “Verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed…” Now, I believe in the power of confession. I believe in the power of speaking the Word. But the problem is, many times the Word has not been spoken IN FAITH!
We have a lot of Christians running around who have been given a spiritual theology by someone. They’re just going around speaking the Word and wondering why nothing happens. They haven’t got any SUBSTANCE!
Jesus said, “Have the faith of God!” When you have an experience of the supernatural faith of God operating within you, then you will be able to speak and the mountains in your life will be removed.
Jesus gave us the power and authority…the keys of the kingdom of heaven. He said, “…whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 18:18). We believe this promise. But, with the mask off, we must admit that something is missing.
Look at this verse in another translation, taken from the original Greek. Jesus gave us the keys of the kingdom of heaven. He said, “whatever you forbid and declare to be improper and unlawful on earth must be what is already forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit and declare proper and lawful on earth must be already permitted in heaven.” (Matthew 18:18, TAB).
Faith is SUBSTANCE!
Faith is your TITLE DEED! Your name is on it. He entitles you to the possessions. You know the boundaries…you declare whatever God has already spoken in heaven on earth, and it must happen!
If God has done it in heaven, it’s our legal right. We’ve got the title deed to it. There’s no struggle! We can get the job done! We can heal the sick! We can cast out devils!
IT’S TIME FOR US TO OPERATE IN THE
SAME MANIFESTATION AS JESUS!
It’s time for us to grow up into full maturity, take the title deed in our hands, and take full possession of our inheritance as sons and daughters of the living God!
It’s time…no more doubt…no more wavering! God is bringing us into an experience where there is a supernatural manifestation of His faith operating within us.
If you need healing in your body right now, don’t seek after healing. Don’t try to produce enough faith so you can believe for your healing. Receive God’s promise of healing into your spirit and act upon it.
The ten lepers who came to Jesus were
healed as they acted in obedience to Christ’s command, “Go show yourselves unto the priests.” They were healed AS THEY WENT (Luke 17:14).
Peter received the money to pay taxes as he acted in obedience to Christ’s command, “Go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up” (Matthew 17:27).
The man with the withered hand was made whole as he acted in obedience to Christ’s command, “Stretch forth thine hand” (Mark 3:5).
The disciples caught a miraculous draught of fishes as they acted in obedience to Christ’s command, “Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught” (Luke 5:4).
The impotent man at the pool of Bethesda, who had been sick thirty-eight years, was healed as he acted in obedience to Christ’s command, “Rise, take up thy bed, and walk” (John 5:8).
The blind man was healed as he acted upon Christ’s command, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam.” When he washed his eyes, his eyes were opened (John 9:7).
Regardless of what your needs are, and regardless of how impossible they seem to you: God has given you a powerful, LIVING, supernatural faith that does not waver and never fails to produce results.
“God has placed His supernatural faith within me that is able to move mountains, that makes the impossible possible, that never wavers, that never fails to produce results! As I release it and act upon God’s promises, I will receive WHATSOEVER I ask!”
From this moment on, let every struggle in your life to produce faith to believe God for the things you need…CEASE!
Receive the revelation that God has placed His supernatural faith within you!
DRAW your faith from Jesus, Who is the Author and Finisher of your faith!
Take the TITLE DEED God has placed in your hands and take possession of the things you need.
LIVE every day of your life by the faith of Jesus Christ within you.
This month, my prayer for you is that you will come to a full comprehension of this supernatural faith God has given you, and that you will begin to appropriate it in your life.