FAITH IS DESIGNED TO CHANGE THINGS. IT IS MADE TO MOVE MOUNTAINS, BRING GOD’S PROMISES TO PASS AND BRING YOU VICTORY IN EVERY AREA OF YOUR LIFE.
GOD’S OWN FAITH IS IN THE SEED OF HIS WORD AND YOU ARE BORN OF THAT WORD. 1Peter 1:22-23
MIXING THE WORD WITH YOUR FAITH WILL ACTIVATE IT. Hebrews 4:2
POWER IS RELEASED WHEN YOU SPEAK FAITH-FILLED WORDS. Matthew 9:21
WHEN YOU SAY THE SAME THING JESUS SAYS, HE BRINGS YOUR WORDS TO PASS. Hebrews 3:1
WORDS OF FEAR WILL UNDERMINE YOUR FAITH. Matthew 8:25-26
Receiving anything from God is done with and by faith. If you want to live a victorious life, you will want to live by faith.
6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
2 Corinthians 5:7
7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.
CONFESSION: Without faith it is impossible to please God, so I walk by faith in God’s WORD and not by what I see, hear or feel.
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own under-standing;
CONFESSION: I will trust in the LORD with my whole heart and lean not to my own understanding.
3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.
CONFESSION: God has given to every man the measure of faith. I have faith!
17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
CONFESSION: My faith comes by what I hear…and today I choose to hear The WORD of God!
22 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. 23 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 be done, he will have whatever he says.
CONFESSION: I have faith in God. I believe, without doubting, the things I say come to pass. I speak to mountains that are in my way…and they move!
6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love.
1 Corinthians 13:8
8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.
CONFESSION: My faith works by love…and love never fails.
12 that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
CONFESSION: With my faith and patience working together, I inherit the promises of God!
20 A faithful man will abound with blessings, But he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.
CONFESSION: I am faithful, and I abound with blessings!
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
CONFESSION: The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
CONFESSION: Faith is the substance of the things I hope for, the evidence of what my physical eyes don’t yet see!
Have you ever seen some marvelous BLESSING of God in the Bible and wondered if you could ever have faith to receive it? Have you wondered at times, could I ever really believe for that to come to pass in my life?
The answer is yes! As a born-again child of God you have the ability to believe and receive any scriptural promise or provision. You can have faith for anything God said in His Word. Absolutely anything!
No matter how impossible your financial situation may look or how deep in debt you might be – you can have faith for prosperity.
No matter how long you’ve been struggling with sickness and pain – you can have faith to be healed.
No matter how many defeats you’ve experienced in some area of your life – you can believe God in that area. You can take Him at His WORD, conquer every challenge, and become a living testimony to 1 John 5:4: “This is the victory that overcometh the world, even out faith.”
And being not weak in faith, [Abraham] considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah's womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God.
In the years I've spent living by faith, there's something I've learned to do that helps me receive from God in the toughest of situations. It's something I call stepping over the faith line.
A faith line is what you need when you want God to do the "impossible" in your life. It's what you need when you want to be firm in your faith and yet you keep wavering back and forth between your circumstances and God's promises—believing first one, then the other.
It's what can make you like faithful Abraham. You know, Abraham had natural facts to deal with just like we do. He knew there was no natural way for God's promise to him to come true.
Yet the Word says Abraham considered not his own body. In other words, Abraham ignored the natural evidence around him and believed only God's promise.
Somewhere he stepped across the line of faith.
He made an irreversible decision to go with the Word of God. He made a final commitment. He chose to step past the point of no return. And if you and I are ever going to see God do the impossible in our lives, we're going to have to do the same thing!
How do you draw that faith line?
Begin with the Word. Search the promises of God and purposely believe what He has said, and is saying, about your need. Meditate on those promises until faith rises in your heart.
Then draw the line of faith. Draw it in your mind and heart. Draw it across the floor in your prayer room. Say, "In the presence of God, in the presence of all the angels in this room, and in the devils face, I am stepping across the line of faith. From this moment on, I consider this matter done. From this day forward, I give God the praise and the glory in the Name of Jesus."
From that moment on, speak only as if your miracle has already happened. Turn your back on the problems, on the doubts, and turn your face toward Jesus.
God will do the impossible in your life. Dare to step across the faith line!
Scripture Reading: Romans 4:13-21
FAITH-FILLED WORDS DOMINATE
So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. 7 And which of you, having a servant plowing or tending sheep, will say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and sit down to eat’? 8 But will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare something for my supper, and gird yourself and serve me till I have eaten and drunk, and afterward you will eat and drink’? 9 Does he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I think not. 10 So likewise you, when you have done all those things which you are commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants. We have done what was our duty to do.’ ”
When we hold fast to our confession of faith in God’s WORD and say, “It’s mine, I have it now!” faith begins to grow, and satan’s dominion begins to wane. Trouble and circumstances begin to shrink in our eyes. What’s happening? Substance and faith-filled hope are happening. Faith-filled words dominate the laws of sin and death. So when we plant our faith and speak to the sycamore tree from a heart full of faith in God’s WORD, giving it the command to be plucked up by the roots, we fully expect our faith to do the work. We go to bed and get up, and go to bed and get up, praising God for the answer and knowing our servant – faith – is out there, uprooting that tree or removing that mountain:
Mark 4:26-29 And He said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, 27 and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how. 28 For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head. 29 But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”
Mark 11:23-24 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 be done, he will have whatever he says. 24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
Luke 17:5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.”
In response to His disciples’ request to increase their faith, Jesus made it clear to His staff they didn’t need any more faith. He told them to sow – to plant or use – the faith they already had. Faith is the servant of the believer. It is the duty of the believers’ faith to do what we command it to do. Our faith has been given to us by God to use, in His Name, to meet our every need and to stand against all the fiery arrows and storms of the curse.
Jesus said the whole kingdom of God works like a seed (Mark 4:26). The believer must plant it and expect it to produce. When we sow it, or put it on the line, He WILL develop it. That’s what He does! When we act in faith on His WORD, the situation may look impossible.
That’s when we obey 2 Corinthians 4:18: “While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
Matthew 17:20 … If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
AMPC … Truly I say to you, if you have faith [that is living] like a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here to yonder place, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.
In this Scripture the Lord tells us what to do to get the mountains moved out of our lives – Plant a Seed of faith.
Romans 12:3 says that God has given everyone THE measure of faith, and four times He says, the just shall live by faith. So, really, faith is the key to everything!
When you take the faith God has given to you and use it according to His Word, it becomes a mighty tool to move the mountain of need you face in your life. Your seed-sowing and your reaping put you in charge of the harvest God said you would receive. You take control rather than sitting down at the mercy of the devil.
Each act of faith is a seed planted, and it will be multiplied back to you many times, according to God’s Word!
Now FAITH IS IN ACTION.
Spiritually speaking, the key is always the Word of God. Where there is no Word there is not revelation of God. There is not revelation that God is love. Without the revelation that God is love there is no faith, because faith worketh by love. And Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.
We are talking about the action of bringing a desired harvest out of the unseen realm of the spirit (where God has already provided it) into the practical, usable world of the material here and now, in my favor, instead of this world manifesting itself against me all the time.
FAITH IN ACTION Maybe before people know it’s in the Word, they hear about what a preacher, a person did and how they did it and they say he did it now I’m going to the Word and find out what he did and then I saw what he did. I see it in the Word, I heard it now I’m developing confidence and faith in the Word like you did. You told me about the Word. I saw and you told me how you operated. I got in the Word, I found it and I started mediating in the Word.
Somebody has to do that. That’s the job of the anointed (those called to do that.) In your set place and teaching by your Man of God.) That’s what they are called to do. To come tell you what they did, the results that it brought. To tell you the times they failed as well as the times that they succeeded at it.
But they don’t just tell you their failures either. They tell you that’s why that didn’t work. But when I changed that, this did work. That’s the way they got it.
When you see a faith failure you have a Word failure 100% of the time. If your Word level is low then your faith is going to be low. What does the Scripture say about love? Love never fails. God is love. He never fails. The Laws and Principles of love produce a FAILURE FREE LIFESTYLE.
You have to stay with it. You can’t just get in and out, in and out and get over into that lifestyle.
You have a lot of opportunities to fail. But over the years at it and watching the devil how he operates it’s really no excuse for us to (knowing how he operates and what he is trying to do to us.) No excuse for us to fall for it and start confessing what I see and what I feel, poor oh me, I’ll fail, I’ll fall flat on my face. Well, there is no excuse for that. THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR VIOLATING THE COMMANDMENT OF LOVE.
There may be some reasons but you either FIX the reasons or you IGNORE them. Stay in the rules. I don’t care how bad the pain is. I don’t care how ugly people get. I don’t care what politicians are doing or saying. I don’t care what’s around you, just stay locked into the Word of God.
I’m not moved by what I feel. I’m moved only by what I believe and I believe God’s WORD IS TRUE and I refuse to say anything else with my mouth.
One hundred percent (100%) of the time you will come out on TOP of that mess and you’ll come to a higher level. So it then is our responsibility to make sure it’s preached. Because if it’s not preached faith can’t come. If faith can’t come then we can’t connect. If you analyze Romans 10 it starts off with getting born again. Then it progresses through that to becoming a preacher. Then it talks about faith coming by hearing, preaching under the anointing.
You can enter into the realm of “All Things are Possible” when you plant your seed of faith!
In Matthew 17:20 the Lord was referring to the need of the little boy He had just healed, as being like a mountain. A mountain can be any type of need. It can be anything bad in your life.
The mountain can represent any impossibility.
Jesus was saying that if we make our faith a seed, i.e.
-Something that we do,
-Something that we plant... beyond just planting…
-Something that we sow in faith, on purpose, aimed for a desired result it can grow and become a mighty force against our needs!
For example, some people believe that all you have to do is speak to the mountain and it will remove. But let’s look at Mark 11:22-26 regarding speaking to the mountain:
22 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.
23 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 be done, he will have whatever he says
24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
25 “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.
26 But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.
First it says have faith in God, then it says speak to the mountain, tell it to leave, and it also says forgive.
It all begins with a seed. No harvest can begin without a seed being sown. Whether it is a seed of our faith, our attitude, our compassion, or our finances, we must start somewhere and give God something to work with.
Plant your seed first and then you have a right to speak to your mountain and tell it to leave.
What if it doesn’t leave at that precise moment?
Galatians 6:9 says,
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
The King James says, And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Growing seed is not instantaneous. There is a process. But eventually (or in God’s due season) the Word of God can prevail.
Notice THE PROCESS of using your seed faith:
1. Plant your seed out of a believing heart.
2. Speak to your mountain of need and tell it to BE REMOVED. You “SAY THE WORD” for it to move.
3. You must fully believe (no doubt) for the mountain to obey your word of faith, and according to God’s Word, it is required to obey!
What are the results? When you DO EXACTLY what God’s Word says and believe in faith, Jesus concludes,
NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE UNTO YOU!
When you plant your seeds of faith, then you can enter into the realm of “All things are possible!”
Matthew 8:5-8, 10
Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant
5 Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him,
6 saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.”
7 And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.”
8 The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed…
10 When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!
THE WORDS WE SPEAK
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.
Whoever guards his mouth and tongue Keeps his soul from troubles.
You offspring of vipers! How can you speak good things when you are evil (wicked)? For out of the fullness (the overflow, the super-abundance) of the heart the mouth speaks.