The faith formula: Out of the mouth of Jesus

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This is the season of manifestation where the power of God is going to be displayed in his people. I want to be the conduit for miracles, signs, and wonders, the true greater works that Jesus speaks of. The key to this is faith. Faith is not a cliché that people use to distort the facts but is the evidence or proof that God will provide exactly what we need to fulfill kingdom purpose.

Jesus provides a formula for faith that we must use to see the evidence of those things we have hoped for.

Have faith in God.
It is a sure thing to trust in God. He is the creator of all things and without him nothing exist. Everything was made by him and for him. (Revelations 4:11)
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)

Whoever says…
Life and death are in the power of the tongue. (Proverbs 18:20) Dare to say out of your mouth what you want from God. God did not think the world into existence, he spoke it. (Psalm 33:9)

Does not doubt in his heart…
Speak as God spoke things into existence. Even in the beginning God gave an example of how to manifest what is needed to sustain the entire world. He simply said let there be and so it was (Genesis 1:3). He was specific and sure that what he said would take place. He left no room for doubt.

But believes that what he says will come to pass…
Faith is the very essence of our connection with God, if we believe that he is who he says he is and that he can do what he says he will do, we have the necessary components to see him. “According to your faith be it done to you.” (Matthew 9:29)

It will be done for him.
Faith is God’s signature on the dotted line, the guarantee of what you ask for. Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
(Hebrews 11:1)

Whatever you ask in prayer…
Prayer is essential. This shows that outside of prayer we are hopeless. Take what you need to God in prayer. Devote those moments to him and ask what you will. Seeing what you ask for come to pass is evidence that prayer is working for you. This is why it is necessary to pray without ceasing. (1 Thessalonians 5:17)

Believe that you have received it.
When we pray and lay our request down before God we can believe that we have received what he says. And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him. (1 John 5:14‭-‬15)

It will be yours.

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Trouble is…

There are moments when this journey gets weary. Trouble presents itself and forces us to stop and consult the God of strategy. Trouble will exalt itself until in our minds it is bigger than God on the throne.Trouble will beat you up until you face it. Trouble can be viewed several ways. From the improper perspective trouble is a means to close up shop and return once the smoke has cleared. The goal is to pull from God’s perspective. Remember that even your vision is your choice. 

I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life..”(Deuteronomy 19:20)

Thank God that His thoughts are better and his ways are higher. Because of him, even trouble can serve a purpose.

 Trouble will push you to your destiny. Trouble be can disguised as a problem, but it’s the shove that when viewed correctly, can push you into an uncomfortable place and expand your capacity to receive what God wants for you. Trouble is the authentication process. It shows you what is on the inside that needs to come out. It also can build your confidence about the greater One on the inside of you.

 The place of trouble will show you who God is. Through some of my most difficult seasons I have come to know God so much better. I want to be clear that God is good and does not create trouble but he can make trouble benefit you. In other words, the enemy meant for trouble to harm you, but God intended it all for your good (Genesis 50:20).

I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of. John 10:10 MSG

This trouble you are in isn’t punishment; its training, the normal experience of children. Hebrews 12:6 MSG

God can’t break his word. And because his word cannot change, the promise is likewise unchangeable. Hebrews 6:18 MSG

The Holy Spirit: Power and Presence

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This past week God has been dealing with me on the Holy Spirit and how many are denying his power, his presence, and his voice. He longs to show himself strong but sadly most of the time he is uninvited or discounted on his capabilities.

There are so many great things that we as believers have access to. When we accept Jesus as our savior we get the Holy Spirit. He is the package deal and equips us with everything we need to succeed. He will fill us, grow us, instruct us, and guide us. When we receive the Holy Spirit he is a guarantee from Heaven, the one who seals us until the day of redemption (Ephesians 1:14). It is up to us to get to know him, his person, and his functions. He is the direct contact with heaven, the go between, the interceder. He is the spirit of God.

The truth is he is the spirit of the living God bearing witness in the earth. He was given to us as an advocate, a helper, and a comforter. Jesus himself said it was better that he go away because if he didn’t the comforter would not come. It is in him, or he in us, that we have the power to do the greater works Jesus talks about.

When we leave him out he will wait on us, and the moment we call his name he will answer. If you have ever had a doubt about him, I dare you to address him and listen for his answer. Friends, let us not grieve the Holy Spirit by denying his power! He is the gift many leave unopened. All the while we are left wondering if there is something more. The answer is yes! The true gift of the Holy Spirit, his indwelling in you, puts you at the greatest advantage.

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I do declare that if you seek you will indeed find. If ever in doubt about whose voice you heard remember Jesus said, “My sheep know my voice but a stranger’s voice they will not know.” Paraphrased from John 10:4-5