Faith is a now thing!
Faith is a “receive it when you ask” not when you “see it”, if you wait to see it you won’t receive it!
Mark 11:24 says when you pray believe you receive it, however many people pray hope they receive it and then stand on that hope, unless you know you have it, you don’t have it, never try and stand on faith to a prayer that you didn’t know you received but only hoped, that is not faith, that is James 1:5,6 a I suppose I received it.
“So pray… now did you receive it?” “I think so?” “not good enough, certainly don’t go your way in faith (hope) on that kind of faith because it ain’t coming!”
Fight to know you have it, wrestle, struggle, breakthrough in prayer until you know you have it, then hold on to that. You will know when you have it, as you will have the substance called faith, its a very real thing and you know when you have it.
Faith prayer normally falls downs because people never get to the place of knowing they receive it “when they pray” and they go their way believing (hoping) and if you asked them “do you know you have it”, they say I’m believing…. you will find those people don’t receive anything, just another testimony of it not coming through for them, so they give up trying and live in a life of hope.
So the battle is getting to the place that you know that you have received it when you pray! To move on from your prayer request to waiting for it to come without knowing you have received it, is like trying to get a car going that has no engine.
God is not looking for sincerity, pleading, crying, earning, or a convincing of Him, He is looking for a convincing of you, will you believe, will you trust, will you know you have received it?
Key… Many scriptures that should give you faith might seem powerless but not the one that God will be speaking to you to stand on, one will just click with you and take you to another dimension of faith. Faith comes by God speaking to you (doesn’t have to be scripture) Find God’s word that is speaking to you, and you will find faith!
Faith assures us of things we expect and convinces us of the existence of things we cannot see (Heb 11:1).
For truly I say to you, That whoever shall say to this mountain, Be you removed, and be you cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he said shall come to pass; he shall have whatever he said. Therefore I say to you, What things soever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them (Mark 11: 23,24).
But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavers is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord. He is a double-minded man, unstable in all he undertakes. (James 1:6-8).
So pray and unless you have a very real knowing in you that you have it (the substance called faith) don’t go your way believing coz you wont get a thing!
Unless you have the assurance you don’t have anything! With all your getting get the assurance and don’t try and walk in the faith walk until you have it!
This is still in sermon form… yet to be converted to a study!
How do we do it?
Because all that faith is agreeing with God
You will know the truth and the truth will set you free
Know the truth so much that it becomes a reality;
It brings this world into line with Gods truth……….
How to activate this kind of faith?
Look at the fixed not fixing (because we see Christ’s work, Rev 12.11)
Poor say I’m rich
Weak say I’m strong
Sinful say I’m Righteous
Defeated say I’m more than a conqueror
Sick say I’m Healed
Bound say I’m free
Don’t try do
Pray believe you receive and you will receive
If you say to the mountain
Rev 12.11 testimony of the cross in your life
How the law works
Know the truth and the truth will set you free
When the heart believes Rom 10:10
Opens a rift in the natural
The steps of true faith
· 100% Its mine
· 100% God hears
· 100% God gives, its on the way
· 100% Given! I’ve got it (before I see it in the natural)
· Joy bubbling, thankfulness
· The provision comes
A trailer before a car
Cart before the horse