WHAT IS FAITH?

Imagine this parallel. A car engine generates so much force and torque. When you start a car engine and fire it up, the engine revs and screams with so much power, but because the gear hasn’t been engaged, all that power does nothing to move the car forward, it just goes to make the engine scream.

To transmit the power of the engine into motion, the torque in the engine has to be channeled to the tyres through the gear wheels. We move the gear from ‘neutral’ into ‘drive’, then the power in the engine begins to act on the tyres, moving the car forward.

The gear of a car does exactly what faith does in a man. The Spirit of God is the engine of life, it generates or communicates the wisdom or knowledge of God comparable to the torque or power of a car engine. In prayer and meditation, we fire up this engine, it revs within us with so much power, but until we engage faith, all that power does nothing, no movement is recorded.

Faith is the gear of life, faith is, to give your being(thought, emotion, words and actions) to the wisdom and knowledge of God ministered in your spirit by the Spirit of God. To give your being, I mean releasing yourself to it. If it says walk on water, you step out unto the water without fear. If it says point your right finger to that man sitting in a wheel chair and say, “get up and come here”, you do it without arguing the man’s condition in your mind.

In God, seeing isn’t believing, believing is seeing. So, we have the eyes of faith, and what we see with it is what is real. Yeah that’s right! When Jesus says that if your eyes be good, then your whole body will be full of light, He means that, if your faith is engaged to the right engine, which is the Spirit of God, and you are receiving the knowledge of God mixing it with faith, then that light shall saturate and be manifested through your life. The glory of God shall be seen upon you. You shall shine with the glory of God. The appearance of God shall be transmitted via your life. You shall be the visible manifestation of an invisible God, just as the performance of a car whose gear is engaged demonstrates the power of the engine within it.

Simply put, faith is acting like what you know about God is also true about you. AND YES, IT IS! You are made in His image.

Your life is so exciting. You’re blessed!

Have The God Kind of Faith!

Those in Christ are not told to “believe Christ” or to “believe God”, we are told to “believe in Christ” or “believe in God”.

What is the difference?

To believe someone is to give a mental consent to what they said, and sad to say, this is what most Christians have, and call faith. They couldn’t be more wrong, because there’s no difference between this kind of agreement and what was present before Christ came.

But to believe in Christ is what Paul describes in one place…As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: (‭Colossians‬ ‭2‬:‭6‬ KJV). In another place he puts it this way…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 KJV)

You see, the just shall live by faith. But we don’t live by our own faith, we live by the faith of the son of God, in other words, we are legally and spiritually impersonating Christ, as the son of God. That is why creation waits for us to manifest, because we are Christ incarnates. And to make it more awesome, Jesus himself tells us to have the faith of God in Mark 11. Jesus also double confirms this by saying we shall do greater things.

Scripture triple confirms this by saying that “As He is, so are we in this world”. Glory to God! HalleluYah! This is something to shout about!

With you around, nobody needs to wait for God or Christ to act. Both are here in you, for you are one with them! Jesus never told a sick person or a dead body that God did not approve their request. Instead he said, “I know You ALWAYS hear me”. Wow!

Paul takes it further and says,…the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we speak; (‭Romans‬ ‭10‬:‭6-8)

My my my! Did you just see that? With the word of faith in your heart and in your mouth, Christ is here!
No problem in this world needs Christ to come down, we are able to deal with it! Put the word of God on your mouth and frame the world! Glory! Shine NOW! Shine On!

THE LOVE OF GOD.

For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: In returning [to Me] and resting [in Me] you shall be saved; in quietness and in [trusting] confidence shall be your strength. But you would not, And you said, No! We will speed [our own course] on horses! Therefore you will speed [in flight from your enemies]! You said, We will ride upon swift steeds [doing our own way]! Therefore will they who pursue you be swift, [so swift that] One thousand of you will flee at the threat of one of them; at the threat of five you will flee till you are left like a beacon or a flagpole on the top of a mountain, and like a signal on a hill. And therefore the Lord [earnestly] waits [expecting, looking, and longing] to be gracious to you; and therefore He lifts Himself up, that He may have mercy on you and show loving-kindness to you. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are all those who [earnestly] wait for Him, who expect and look and long for Him [for His victory, His favor, His love, His peace, His joy, and His matchless, unbroken companionship]! [John 14:3, 27; II Cor. 12:9; Heb. 12:2; I John 3:16; Rev. 3:5.] O people who dwell in Zion at Jerusalem, you will weep no more. He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry; when He hears it, He will answer you. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭30‬:‭15-19‬ AMP)

Wow! Can you just imagine the love and mercy of God?

When you’re shutting Him out and running far away from Him, He keeps seeking close after you. And when your own stubbornness has made you an icon of shame, failure, human depravity etc, He was patient enough to follow you close and lovingly to this point, AND ALSO TO DO SOMETHING THAT WILL MAKE YOU SEE HIM, almost like a little child being ridiculously funny trying to get someone’s attention. O Lord My God! And once you turn to Him, once you call to Him, He quickly has mercy on you, He saves you and removes your shame. He glorifies you. Can you imagine this love? The Father’s love is perfect and has nothing in it to make you afraid of coming to Him.

You reading this, you may have come to such a point in your life where all hope seems lost, and tomorrow seems impossible, I want you to know that this is God lovingly making Himself and His love visible to you again. Come to Him NOW!

Jesus Christ is God’s message to you, believe in Him TODAY!

GET READY!

The secrets of life, were actually not meant to be secrets at all in the first place, they are the laws of God for life and godliness. In the beginning, they are clearly seen in the life of the little child, for as it is written, both the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and the tree of life were standing right there in the midst of the garden. But when a person loses their inner child by ‘growing up’, these laws become hidden from them, because they have been removed from the garden, they no longer live from the ‘believing heart’, because they have been moved into outer darkness, into the flesh where they live in the darkness of their senses.

Calling on the name of The Lord, following Jesus who is the way, the truth and the life, which is believing and rebuilding again the ‘believing heart’ within, it is the only way to that tree of life again. Jesus says, we eat His flesh and drink His blood in order to partake of His life. Faith is the pathway between heaven and earth, the very road that divinity marches on from heaven into the earth, it is the way that God takes from our hearts into our lives in this world. Rebuild God’s habitation within you, rebuild the ‘believing heart’, and make straight the way of The Lord, remove every obstacle to your faith walk.

Remove the traditions and useless philosophies of men from your minds, and make the path of faith straight. Remove the things that have worked in the past, that seem to be ‘keys’ and ‘proven methods’, all those things that seem to have some reputation for delivering results, all those mountains and hills where you always run to for help, where you have set up images of ‘man made’ gods, level those mountains and make the path of faith level. Fill up those valleys, those things that you have concluded to be ‘no no areas’, that you’ve written off, that have not worked in the past and so have earned your condemnation, fill them up with the word of God and level the path of faith. 

Rebuild your ‘believing heart’ and make the path of faith level and straight for God to come into your world.
It is almost here people, the day of darkness is almost here, the sun is setting, fill up your lamps and get extra oil for yourselves, for the bridegroom is almost here. Prepare yourself for the times ahead. After the darkness comes light, but you must make it through the darkness first. You need that light that shines from the believing heart to walk you through the night, and into the morning light. Get ready for when things go wrong in your personal life and around you, prepare for the global shaking coming, and whichever one comes first, or you ever experience, be sure you are ready for it.

Shalom Aleichem/Peace Be Unto You.

CALL NO MAN ‘FATHER’!

Do not seek to become like any man on earth, no matter how good and wonderful that man is, if you do, you are making that man your idol, your god. Even Jesus never asked us to copy Him, only to follow His path to God. Call no man father! Your father is the source of your being, the original from which you were derived, the image you are being replicated into, no man but God meets that qualification, not even Jesus dared claim such a position, why should you bestow such on your pastor or man of God. BE VERY VERY CAREFUL FOR YOUR SOUL MY DEAR FRIEND!

The Presence of God.

You hear God with your heart, not your ears. You see God with faith not your eyes. You draw near to God by acting on your faith, then God draws near to you in the form of prosperity(progress toward your faith). Then, when you come into the presence of God, there is fullness of joy, meaning there is satisfaction when your faith ‘materialises’. The presence of God is where the word of God is, where He sent it; the action He has commanded and the result it produces.

In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. (John 16:23, 24 ESV)

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand(implementation of His will) are pleasures forevermore. (Psalm 16:11 ESV) (interpretation in parenthesis added)

As Little Children Before God…

I pray that we always remain as little children before God, never ‘growing’ to that point where we presume to know all that God can do, all the ways He will do it and all the kinds of people He may use. The kingdom of God is for those who are like little children before the almighty God.

After all this, when Josiah had prepared the temple, Neco king of Egypt went up to fight at Carchemish on the Euphrates, and Josiah went out to meet him. But he sent envoys to him, saying, “What have we to do with each other, king of Judah? I am not coming against you this day, but against the house with which I am at war. And God has commanded me to hurry. Cease opposing God, who is with me, lest he destroy you.” Nevertheless, Josiah did not turn away from him, but disguised himself in order to fight with him. He did not listen to the words of Neco from the mouth of God, but came to fight in the plain of Megiddo. And the archers shot King Josiah. And the king said to his servants, “Take me away, for I am badly wounded.” So his servants took him out of the chariot and carried him in his second chariot and brought him to Jerusalem. And he died and was buried in the tombs of his fathers. All Judah and Jerusalem mourned for Josiah. (2 Chronicles 35:20-24 ESV)