Likewise, if you operate within the law of faith, it too, will be safe, perform for you, and will be something to depend on.
Rom. 3: 23: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God,
There are other laws like this, for instance, the law of the Spirit of life and the law of sin and death.
Rom. 8:1: There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in
Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit,
A11 of mankind has faith.
It really becomes a matter of just what his faith is in, as to what result will come of it. For example his faith may be in his education, his money, his strength, his doctor, his lawyer, his preacher, and on and on.
In this sense, fear and doubt are faith,
“Now wait a minute!” you say. Yes, fear and doubt, is faith.
Faith in what the devil tells you! (it is anti-faith, sort of like, anti-matter.)
Actually, fear is the devils counterfeit of faith. (And the two cannot
If faith comes by hearing the Word of God, does it not make sense
that hearing the Word of the devil, (in its’ many, many forms), will cause
fear and doubt (anti-faith), to come? In the world today we are constantly
bombarded by the sound of the devils words, through the media, through
other people, etc…
If we hear a thousand words of the devil, during the day, how do we combat it?
First of all, do not listen to it, (Get your mind off of yourself. Bridle your thoughts!)
2 Cor. 10:5: Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
Second, do not act on the devils words. (Remember: Sin, is death, in any form it may take.) Resist the devil, and he will flee! Learn how to USE the shield of faith!
And third, immerse, dip, baptize yourself in the Words of God. Hear them! Read them out loud! Listen to tapes of the Word, and music praising God. If you fill your self up with the Word of God, you will ‘flush out' the word of the devil.
Remember, the “temptation of Jesus''? “It is written …'' This was (literally), a war of words! He was teaching you, how to use the sword of the Spirit of the Word of God, (Eph. 6:17)!
Coming home and reading one faith scripture after a day filled with words of the devil, is like fighting a raging inferno with a water pistol. It just is not going to produce much of a result. Immerse yourself in the Word of God every day!
The Word of God is like the manna that God gave to feed Israel.
It would not keep from day to day, but had to be gathered fresh each day.
Mark 11:22: And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God,
You have to SPEAK His Words concerning healing, You are SPEAKING them to:
1. Confess, (affirm), to God;that you BELIEVE, what you are saying.
James 2:17: Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
You must ACT on your faith for it to be released and produce anything!
The withered hand had to be stretched out before it was made whole.
You need to DO something that you could not previously do.
And. faith has nothing to do with how you live your life.
You could live a 'Mother Teresa' holy life and not release the faith to
be healed. On the other hand you could be the worst of sinners, repent,
accept Jesus, and be healed. Your faith has to be based, on the written
Word of God, whether it be for healing or anything else! TGM