SPIRIT OF FAITH

FaithGenesis 1:26 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” NKJV

I have learned the power of faith is released in the Holy Spirit. Excitement comes from seeing and knowing something good is obtainable to you. The term enthusiasm comes from the Greek word entheo. This word means filled with God.
It is good to know that being in Christ is exciting. There should be a basis of faith in your Christian life that keeps you in enthused.

Don’t just learn about faith, faith principles; the power of God’s Words, and the power of words as you would in school. These revealed truths come from the Holy Spirit. These words God has given to us are spirit words.

John 6:63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.64 But there are some of you who do not believe NKJV

The life Jesus is talking about is zoe.Zoe is another Greek word meaning the God kind of life; a primary verb that means to quicken or bring to life that which wasn’t alive.
God isn’t giving us lessons on what used to be, but what continues to be now. This isn’t about an old book called the Bible. It isn’t about the ancient times. It is about the spirit of faith giving life to us through the Word of God today, now in 2013.

2 Corinthians 4:13 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,14 knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus, and will present us with you.15 For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God. NKJV

There is an old story told relating to the great depression of the 1930’s. A person needed to hire one man. A line formed with many people. The secretary let them in one at a time. The person hiring had an idea, he began tapping out Morse code. The message said, “If you understand this message; get out of the line and run to the front, into the office and tell me what I said. You will get the job. One man heard and understood what was being relayed. When people saw he got the job they complained, so the man hiring explained that he needed someone who knew Morse code. All heard the tapping, but all did not understand its meaning.

Can you hear the message of God’s Word? Can you hear enough to speak your faith? Can you hear God is with you, who therefore can be against you. Nothing is impossible if you can believe. He said to the woman with the issue of blood, “Daughter thy faith has made you whole”. We are the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are born of His Spirit. Please listen to the sound God is tapping out. If you can hear the sounds of faith, nothing is impossible!

God created us in His own image. He created us to go and subdue your mountains. Quit being a continuous complainer. Use the authority of dominion as in Genesis 1:26-27 and Luke 10:19 reads, “Behold I give you the power over all the power of your enemies.”
Faith comes from hearing a sound; can you hear the sound from the word? Our hearing is very important. The world is always saying there are haves and have-nots, but that is not what God says. He says there are hearers and hear-nots.

Mark 4:23 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear. “Then He said to them, “Take heed to what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given.25 For whoever has, to him more will be given; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. NKJV

If you are saved, your foundation is the spirit of faith. If you are filled with the Holy Ghost, talking in tongues; your foundation is the spirit of faith. If you are a Word of Faith Christian; your foundation is the spirit of faith. Don’t walk around like you are in the dark! You are not in the dark, listen to the powerful Word of God. Speak the Word you need to hear the sound of the Word spoken. This for anybody, everybody, even a somebody; it is especially for you!

Faith begins with hearing a certain sound that many cannot hear.
Romans 10:17-18 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. But I say,have they not heard? Yes indeed: “Their sound has gone out to all the earth, And their words to the ends of the world.” NKJV

We don’t hear the government saying “let’s go to prayer and ask the Lord.” I don’t hear the news programs saying ‘” Let’s go to prayer.” No, I hear them saying “Don’t push your religion on other people.” Faith in God can save the nation, change people’s lives, give hope; defeat the fear that is drowning so many.

We are the church of Jesus Christ. Nothing is impossible to people who know how to ask God according to His Word. But we must quit living in doubt!
The spirit of faith is a positive attitude based on God’s Word. A person cannot be negative, critical and constantly complaining and claim to have the Spirit of faith.
Mountains have to be talked to Jesus said. But if you say “mountain be thou removed and don’t doubt it your heart; you will have whatever you say.”

The spirit of faith is contagious, but you must be around someone who has it. It is caught! Abraham passed it on to his children; Joshua caught it from Moses; Elisha caught it from Elijah; the disciples caught it from Jesus; Timothy caught it from Paul.
Today we can catch the spirit of faith from God’s men and women who have it. You must be somewhere you can hear the tapping of Holy Spirit. Beth and I heard the tapping of faith many years ago and we want you to hear it too.
Elijah said: “I hear the sound of abundance”, what do you hear?
Elijah heard the sound of abundance of rain; no one else did. He began to declare it. Then He prayed about it; then he would come back to see if it was there yet. The Spirit of faith was telling him, it is on its way.

2 Corinthians 4:13-15 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.

Let’s say it too, I believe, therefore I speak!

Jesus came and gave us life abundantly. Stop your tongue from praising the Devil for all the negative events, and start praising God for a good life, it will begin to happen.
Remember this: “Life and death are in the power of the tongue” Proverbs 18:19

Faith calls those things which be not as though they were. Romans 4:17
The spirit of faith is changing lives for good for those who will dare to believe. Is that you? It can be!

2 comments on “SPIRIT OF FAITH

  1. janet broome says:

    Pastor Ed and Beth..What do you have on trouble comes from God. We go through these things to strengthen us. Although I fall down sometimes, I believe that standing on the Word of God is what strengthens us. Please if you have scripture and maybe a teaching like you have here, please send it to me. The lady I was talking about that her sister has cancer believes it is God’s will for her to die and that we go through these troubles to show Him glory. If you don’t want to please guide me to a site that would have this. Thanks and God Bless

    Walk in your blessing. God Bless.

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